There are many factors to consider when determining the right size for your dance studio. First, how many dancers will be in a class? Second, how much traveling combinations are involved and at what distance? Third, what type of dance is being taught? Generally speaking, tap required relatively little space compared to ballet.
There are a number of elements and attributes that make for an excellent tap floor. Let’s call them the three “S”: sound, safety and sturdiness. Sound is the very essence of tap. Sound can be evaluated by volume of sound and quality of sound. Acoustics in the room also play a role in both volume
Why are marley floors reversible? There was once a company called Marley. They were located in England and made a number of vinyl products like roofing and siding. None were flooring and their product line had nothing to do with dance or the theater. However, the daughter of one of the principals was a
It is where the tires meet the road. Your floor surface is critical to your success as a dancer, teacher or choreographer, yet sometimes people go with the untried, untested and inappropriate, for reasons that range from trying to save a buck to “it looked like a dance floor”. Knowing what to do is as
There is some confusion regarding exactly what is a sprung sub-floor and why it is so necessary to have one for all dance activities. If you are dancing directly on concrete or on a surface directly attached to concrete (wood, vinyl, tile, carpet) the direct impact to the body is approximately three