Stagestep™ has several floating wood subfloor options that you can install underneath the main dance floor to protect dancers’ bodies and movements from energy. The SpringStep™ III subfloor is part of our SpringStep collection. It’s ideal for use in many commercial dance studios or theaters.
What Is SpringStep III?
SpringStep III is a floating wood subfloor primarily designed for ballroom dance. This subfloor greatly diminishes sound because of the sheet foam on the subfloor quieting every step. SpringStep III cost-effective and eco-friendly.
Out of the five options in our SpringStep collection, SpringStep III has the most absorbency and least resiliency. It is our ballroom alternative floor because its qualities are well-suited to that dance style, but can also fit many other dance styles as well.
Is SpringStep III Right for You?
Decide if the SpringStep III subfloor is right for you by considering these factors.
A resilient subfloor returns the dissipated energy to the dancer, which helps them spring into jumps and leaps. SpringStep III has low resiliency, yet it still protects the dancer by dissipating energy.
Low Sound Amplification
Sound amplification is the degree to which the dance subfloor will enhance or stifle sounds from active movements. SpringStep III reduces sound levels, which is good for ballroom dance and other styles that need muffled steps.
The qualities of the SpringStep III dance subfloor make it compatible with these dance styles:
- Multipurpose dance
The SpringStep III specifications match our SpringStep II subfloor, except that its foam sheeting is 1/2 inch (12.7 millimeters). Its beams are 1 1/2 inches (38.10 millimeters) off the slab. It has two layers of plywood 1/2 inch (12.7 millimeters) thick, which sits on cross-link cell foam sheeting that covers the slab.
Stagestep provides the foam underlayment which ships free in the continguous US.
Installing Your Subfloor
You can install the SpringStep III dance subfloor yourself or use one of Stagestep’s preferred contractors. The simple installation process takes hours, not days, because the subfloor pieces have a patented tongue and groove construction that snaps together. The SpringStep III subfloor includes the shock absorption layer and wood but does not require sanding, patching, screws or hardware. It’s suitable for use with permanent installations or transportable studios, which makes it ideal for touring shows.
Any telegraphing will not affect the performance and wear and is not a defect. Floating subfloors like SpringStep III will telegraph seams from below. When installing this dance subfloor, you can use our online installation guide or phone support.
Request a Quote for Your SpringStep III Subfloor
Stagestep has more than 45 years of experience in the dance industry, creating subfloors and other products that protect dancers and promote safe movements. Our SpringStep III subfloor offers excellent value and quality for any dance studio. Request a quote, call us at 800-523-0960 or contact us online to learn more.