Definition of barre
1 plural barres : a handrail used by ballet dancers to maintain balance while exercising : bar sense 1c He would work at an accelerated tempo at the barre to build up his strength, and learn to "feel the floor" with his toes to increase the elasticity of his elevation.— Julie Kavanagh
2 : an exercise regimen that typically utilizes a ballet bar and movements taken from or influenced by ballet training Barre is also low impact and has a built-in handhold, making it a relatively safe form of exercise.— Markham Heid Did I mention that every barre class I have ever gone to includes squats? Lots of squats.— Kathleen Trotter
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