Dancers spend hours working on dance floors.
Installing a new floor is a big investment for a studio. Floors can influence dancer injury risk and performance quality.
The structure of a sprung floor is ultimately what gives the 'spring' to a floor.
This course provides an in depth look into how a floor is made, how it effects dancers' bodies, the standards that apply to dance floors and how dancers perceive different floor types.
3 hrs time valued on demand CPD. Includes three months access.
- Overview the mechanical properties of sprung floors
- Show how floors are assessed for manufacturing standards
- Consider the impact of a floor on a dancer's body
- Discuss how dancers perceive and assess floors
On completion of this course students should be able to;
- Conduct a basic assessment of a dance floor based on its mechanical properties
- Carefully consider how a floor can impact a dancer's body
- Survey dancers on their perceptions of different floors
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An Australian dance scientist with a research focus on the biomechanics of dancer performance and injury. Luke’s research has involved collaboration with major ballet companies in the Australia and the UK. He has served on the board of directors of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science and is the president of the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare.