Our Sprung Floors
State of the Art Sprung Dance Floors with Marley
- Slip-resistant vinyl surfaces to avoid slips and falls.
- Combination of shock-absorption and energy return
- “Area elasticity”- the floor “gives” when the dancer lands
- No excessive rebounding trampoline effect
- Shock-dampened to reduces concern for “point elasticity”
The Dance Center is proud to feature a state of the art woven wooden sprung floors that absorb shock in all studios. Such floors are considered the best available for dance and indoor sports and physical education. They enhance performance and greatly reduce injuries. Traditional floors provide their spring through bending woven wooden battens, and therefore dancers will be able to feel the flexibility of the floor as they step on the floor.
The art of dance is a physical activity requiring jumping and, more importantly, landing. This activity puts additional stress on joints and bones. Dance shoes alone cannot provide enough cushioning or support, so dance itself can put pressure on the back and knees of each dancer. TDC is taking every measure to ensure the health of our students.
TDC sprung floors are covered with vinyl “Marley” that is known as being THE best surface on which to dance. Professional companies such as San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theater, The Edge, and many more all use the same type of flooring. This floor allows the perfect leverage for the dancer – it is neither too sticky nor too slippery.
Very few studios choose to install the “Marley” surface and sprung flooring because of the great expense and usually opt for a cheaper alternative such as wood or linoleum over cement. Our top of the line flooring will reduce injuries and give the students the optimal surface on which to dance. Our sprung floating floor is under our “Marley” surface.