Harlequin has been working closely with the education community for many years to develop a range of floors for all forms of dance. We work diligently to develop floors that reduce dance injury, often in collaboration with some of the world’s biggest dance companies. Trust, innovation and collaboration are at the core of everything we do.
Harlequin has extensive experience delivering flooring solutions for educational facilities including primary and secondary schools, performing arts schools and colleges and universities throughout the Americas.
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Harlequin Floors is proud to be involved with industry leading organizations that support the dance, performing arts and entertainment communities.
Harlequin provides guidance and information to ensure the correct floor is chosen for all performance considerations.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT FLOOR
Choosing the correct floor for dance is important for health, safety and artistic performance. Expecting students to dance on a hard, unyielding surface can lead to a variety of ankle and shin stress related injuries that may also reduce a dancer’s career in the long term. Whether for an educational program, performing arts facility or classroom use, we can ensure the right floor is chosen.
Vinyl floors offer a degree of ‘traction’ that allows dancers and performers of all ages to be able to fully express their artistic movements without the fear of slipping or falling due to a shiny or slippery surface.
With increasing awareness of health and safety legislation, it is always advisable to consider the possibility of a sprung floor. Sprung floors provide some degree of bounce and flex under impact. Performers need this to absorb shock and protect their joints from injury, especially when performing jumps. Permanent and portable options are available.
Because many specifiers will have experience with traditional flooring and most likely sports flooring, it is important that they are aware of the importance of specifying floors designed specifically for dance.
Still unsure of the right floor for you? Use Harlequin’s Floor Selector Guide to narrow down your search and get a better idea of the best floor for your performance space.