Re: Help on hardwood Dance Floor Posted by dheun 10/28/2008 7:16:00 AM
These postings made me wonder about the various dance studios at which people train, teach or take lessons. I have never been in a studio in which the dance floor was built atop concrete. They have all been on the second floors of buildings for that reason, so as not to be on concrete foundation. But I am certain they do exist, and maybe only the professionals, using it over the long haul, would notice a difference in how their legs were reacting to the surface. Our studio also went with the Pergo surface not long ago, mostly because it is viewed as advantageous for the ballet and hip hop students who are pounding their knees far more than Fox Trot students. It is also less expensive to maintain. I didn't like it as much as the hardwood floor at first, but I have gotten used to it. This post was interesting to me, as I too am tearing up my thin carpeting with practice and lessons I give out of my home.