Importance of Sprung Floors

Importance of Sprung Floors

Many parents and students may not be aware of the dangers and injuries that can occur from dancing in studios that do not have the proper sprung floors.
Many studios do not have proper sprung raised floors which is not safe for students and can cause serious knee, back, and joint injuries.

“As far as private dance schools are concerned, they should choose their dance floors more carefully. The best preventative method will always be the installation of a correct dance floor. A hard floor has the effect of causing serious return shock waves and can bring about injuries or premature wear in the cartilage.” –SURGEON BONI RIETVELD, MD
HEAD OF THE DUTCH MEDICAL CENTRE FOR DANCERS AND MUSICIANS, THE HAGUE, CO-FOUNDER OF THE DUTCH PERFORMING ARTS MEDICINE ASSOCIATION

“Dancing on unsuitable and un-sprung floors can literally end a dancer’s career. The damage caused to muscles and joints by repeated impact on a solid surface can injure a dancer for life. Evidence of safe dance practice is an element of all CDET quality assurance procedures and sprung floors contribute enormously to the wellbeing of students in training and professional dancers alike.” –SEAN WILLIAMS
DIRECTOR, COUNCIL FOR DANCE EDUCATION AND TRAINING (CDET)

At Precision Dance Conservatory we take great pride in our facility offering top quality sprung floors with progressional Harlequin Marley flooring to protect each dancer. These floors provide the safest environment for students to be able to dance to their fullest potential without damage to their joints.