The importance of specifying the correct floor for dance

Harlequin is the world’s leading authority on vinyl and sprung floors for performing arts and dance education.

Harlequin has led the way in the development of the modern dance floor for over 45 years and is the trusted supplier of performance floors to the world’s most prestigious dance and performing arts companies, theatres, venues and schools.

As an enlightened manufacturer Harlequin has always worked closely with dance scientists and experts in biomechanics the dance community to develop floors that are tailored to the specific requirements of dancers. The right dance floor makes an important contribution to safe performance without risk of slips and falls or longer-term stress injuries.

Harlequin has extensive experience working with architects, specifiers and building contractors on projects around the world.  Harlequin’s sprung, fully floating and performance floors all exceed relevant UK and European standards, and all products are listed on RIBA NBS Source and the National BIM Library to enable simple specification.

All Harlequin floors exceed the requirements of relevant standards including the European Standard EN14904 and DIN Standard 18032-2.

Harlequin offers a turn-key solution for all performance spaces, from initial design and build through to completion and expert installation, offering advice and guidance every step of the way.  With an extensive range of sprung floors, vinyl floors, dance mirrors, ballet barres and dance studio equipment, Harlequin can provide everything a good performance space requires.

To learn more about the importance of specifying the correct performance floor, download the Harlequin RIBA approved CPD Seminar.

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“Harlequin provides unrivalled specialist knowledge in the creation of performance spaces. They have the experience to offer excellent advice and are always focused on providing the most suitable solution for each individual project.”
Andrew Stone Theatre Consultant, Drama by Design for UAL Read more

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