School Planning & Management

JAN 2013

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P R O D U C T S T H AT W O R K AMERICAN HARLEQUIN DANCE FLOORS {what's new & noteworthy} Specifying Dance Floors Versus Sports Floors A RE YOU SPECIFYING a floor to be used for dancing? Harlequin Floors will answer all your questions to ensure you provide the right flooring for your client's specific dancing requirements. Why is a DANCE FLOOR mandatory and not a sports floor? It is a common misperception that a well-designed sports floor will suit the needs of dancers. However there are two intrinsic differences: the construction of the sprung subfloor and the performance surface. Sprung dance floors have a combination of shock-absorption and energy return. Sprung dance floors provide lift, but do not have excessive rebound. A slip-resistant vinyl surface is vital to avoid slips and falls. Sports floors have a high degree of energy return not suitable for dancing. Sports floors are also stiffer because cushioned footwear keeps athletes' feet comfortable. Dancers are barefooted or in dance shoes, which require specific dance flooring. To specify the correct floor, you need to know answers to questions such as: Which types of dance are to be performed? Is the flooring to be permanent or temporary? Is it in a theater or multipurpose room? Is your client leasing? Will the floor be used for touring? Is there an existing cement, wood or sprung subfloor? Are there moisture barriers, ceiling height limits, door swing or ramp requirements? You will find the answers you need at HarlequinFloors.com including: • CAD drawings • • • • BIM 3-Part specifications ARCAT Spec Wizard Product datasheets and downloads • Standards and tests • Cleaning and maintenance information Please call 800/642-6440 for help with any dance floor specifying needs. SPM ÒHarlequinÕs state-of-the-art dance flooring keeps Walnut Hill students in tip-top shape !Ó For free samples, information or assistance call toll free today 800-642-6440 "Walnut Hill School for the Arts is dedicated to the training of young dancers and our instruction is highly focused on the health and well being of the students entrusted to us. As young bodies are constantly growing, changing and strengthening, proper flooring is an essential component of a pre-professional training program. Having taken class, rehearsed and performed on Harlequin floors during the course of my professional career, there was no question as to which flooring system we would install to replace our studio floors in both our academy and high school programs. It had to be Harlequin! Harlequin's state-of-the-art flooring keeps my students in tip-top shape and ready to take to the stage." Michael Owen Director of Ballet Walnut Hill School Natick, MA American Harlequin Corporation 1531 Glen Avenue, Moorestown, NJ 08057 Toll Free 800-642-6440 - Fax 856-231-4403 dance@harlequinfloors.com www.harlequinfloors.com PHILADELPHIA LONDON PARIS LOS ANGELES SYDNEY LUXEMBOURG FORT WORTH HONG KONG MADRID Photography courtesy of Rosalie O'Connor JANUARY 2013 / SCHOOL PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 45

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