Anyone who has ever danced for more than 10 minutes knows this: Dancing puts enormous stress on your feet and legs. This isn’t some revelation of modern medicine, but it is something taken for granted by beginners or just dance enthusiasts. Professional dancers spend a lot of time working on techniques which reduce the chance of injury. Even still, 90% of dancers experience one injury or more in their lifetime.
But, even with good technique, the impact of flooring can still take a toll on a dancer’s body and lead to injury. Bad flooring without adequate shock absorption and care leads to strain of the knees, shins, and back and can be detrimental to a dancer’s career. “Good flooring” encompasses the following traits:
Shock Absorbing Surface: Flooring with dense foam layers is essential for a dance floors shock absorbing capacity. This surface is what the legs immediately come into contact with and is the first line of injury prevention.
Well Structured Underlying Surface: The bulk of what the dance floor is made of, the underlying surface should provide ample give to minimize the force shot back through the dancer’s legs after impact. Specially designed dance floors, such as Signature’s <link2>Dance Deck Pro and Signaflex<link>, are designed using materials which greatly reduce this impact and allow for maximum give.
Floor Maintenance: Dance floors cleaned regularly with the right cleaning solutions offer the best conditions for your dancers. Dirt and dust build up, stickiness, and wetness can lead to additional strain or even injury.
Signature Systems knows that hosts, whether they own a dance studio or are just looking for night of dancing at a shower or wedding, want everyone to stay safe and healthy. Signature takes all these traits into consideration when developing their DanceDeck floors. If you’re looking to provide or add onto an existing dance floor that keeps your dancers safe and healthy, view Signature System’s temporary and professional dance floors.