Choosing the correct floor for dance is important for health, safety and artistic performance.
Whether for the world’s leading dance companies or classes in school, the same fundamental criteria apply.
Expecting children to dance on a hard, unyielding surface can lead to a variety of ankle and shin stress-related injuries that may also reduce a dancer’s career in the longer term. Medical specialists in dance injuries have established a link between the quality of the floor and injury and have shown that floor with a consistent response is vital.
The other factor is the dance surface, which should offer the correct degree of ‘traction’, so allowing dancers to fully and artistically express their dance movements without the risk of slipping or falling.
Harlequin has developed four dance floor education packs suitable for teaching dance from the youngest age group upward, including roll out vinyl dance floors and a sprung floor option. These include packs that meet the required area dimension for GCSE and A-level dance.
Creating the perfect dance environment for education can be difficult, but with Harlequin’s expert stage building and dance floor installation services, you are guaranteed a surface that is both long lasting and is capable of preventing serious injuries for children or adults while practising. If you are considering installing a dance floor for a specific performance or show, Harlequin additionally offer a dance floor hire service which can allow your institution to temporarily install a flooring of your choice.
For further information, advice and support, please contact our technical sales team. Call us on +44 (0)1892 514888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org