Stagestep Professional Dance Floor
Amy Lynns Dance Studio uses the Timestep model of Stagestep professional shock absorbing floors. This protects the dancer’s body from hard, unforgiving surfaces such as concrete, tile, hardwood and brick yet returns energy for that desirable “sprung” quality. We are proud of our state of the art floor by Stagestep Flooring. A brand new Stagestep floor was installed in the studio in August 2005. Prior to that we had our first Stagestep floor for 8 years in our studio. The benefits and health factors for a dancer to dance on a relisent floor are imperative. All movement activity generates energy. Energy directly returned to the body is bad, very bad. Shin splints, back and knee problems, fatigue, strains and even broken foot bones can result. A non energy absorbent floor or flooring system is dangerous. It can result in injury. Concrete is non energy absorbent. Any substance put directly on concrete does not remove you from the concrete unless it contains air (like foam). Basket weave subfloors and foam or sprung floating subfloors provide shock absorbent characteristics that eliminate the problems associated with hard, non absorbent floors. Perhaps the most important and most overlooked attribute of a floor is lateral foot support.Without lateral foot support, you can not maintain balance. Safety is the number one issue with dancers when it comes to floors.