‘Sprung’ Dance Floors
Does the studio you take dance classes in have sprung floors?
- A sprung studio dance floor is designed and built to move or flex a little under the weight of a dancer landing on it after a fast paced walk, run, jump or leap.
- Dancers risk serious injury to their feet and ankles practicing on hard, stiff floors.
- Dance floors must give or move and in a reliable and predictable manner. Even cushioned floor mats are risky, because they offer an unpredictable response or unwelcomed ‘surprise’ to the toes & feet.
- Studio floors of hardwood on concrete, concrete, linoleum, tile and cushioned mats can cause serious injury even with 'padding' between them and the concrete floor.
Therefore, insist only on dance studios with sprung dance floors.