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Chapman Way
Tunbridge Wells
Louisa Ryan
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Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc)


For nearly 40 years Harlequin has been producing a range of sprung and vinyl floors suitable for dance, the performing arts, theatre, entertainment and display. Harlequin has worked closely with the dance and performance communities to develop a range of flooring to include long-lasting, durable and multi-purpose, portable and permanent sprung and vinyl floors, fully tested in accordance with DIN Standard 18032-2, which meet rigorous demands of all types of dance and help minimise injury risk to dancers. The range also includes floors for permanent installation in a dance facility, theatre or educational establishment, portable sprung floors for stages and theatres or portable vinyl floors for rolling out in a village hall. Harlequin also offers an online CPD on the subject of the difference between a sprung floor for dance and a sports floor. Its objective is to explain the intrinsic difference between the two types of flooring and the consequences of dancing on an incorrectly specified floor.

CPD Material (1)

Specifying the Correct Floor for Dance and Performing Arts: What You Need to Know
Not all sprung floors are the same, an increased knowledge regarding scientific research and developments, terminology and ability helps identify the correct floor for the client’s requirements. This seminar will clarify the reasons and science behind a dance floor and why it is so important to specify and install the correct product for different projects and use. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand when a dance floor is required and what the end user requires
- Understand how to specify the correct floors for installation performing arts construction projects
- Understand how to identify different floors and the reasons to install the correct flooring
- Understand the important differences between a dance floor and a sports hard floor
- Understand how specifying the correct floor can minimise injury
- Understand relevant, standards, tests and sustainability issues
- Understand the latest knowledge regarding the scientific research and developments for this field
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar