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HARLEQUIN Makes Light Work Of Touring Sprung Floors

Harlequin’s new AeroDeck™ sprung floor is set to lighten the load for touring dance companies. The lightweight modular panels, constructed from advanced engineering grade plastics, cuts the weight of a typical equivalent sprung floor by around 50% and eases transportation of panels in and out of venues.

The new development is not only the result of introducing new technology materials, but also utilising new insights from research into the relationship between floor quality and the health and welfare of dancers. Harlequin has additionally called on the preferences of dancers themselves to create floors they want to dance on. The company has been at the forefront in pioneering the modern dance floor and by working closely with dancers and researchers has introduced a number of innovations both in sprung dance floors and dance surfaces.

The all new Harlequin AeroDeck™ panels dispense entirely with wood to produce a panel that is unaffected by moisture and suitable for use on outdoor productions. At the core of each panel is a patented structure sealed with a bonded GRP surface that provides inherent strength while being very light. Edged by a framework manufactured from re-cycled polyurethane the tongue and grooved detail allows panels to interlock and be locked together using the patented Harlequin latching system. Standard panels are supplied in 2m x 1m or 1m x 1m sizes and incorporate a series of circular dual density pads to provide the spring. Once assembled to form the dance area, the top surface can then be quickly finished using a dance surface from Harlequin’s vinyl range selected to be most appropriate to the dance styles performed.

Recent research has shown that dancing on a sprung floor of consistent performance and providing the right degree of energy return are important factors in avoiding injury and longer term damage to dancers. Using the same type of floor in rehearsal and performance and when touring is now more practical with the introduction of AeroDeck™ which thanks to its light weight offers an easy to move modular sprung dance floor.

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