Portable Dance Floors

Portable Dance Flooring
Portable Dance Flooring from Greatmats

Uses for Portable Dance Flooring

These temporary dance floors can be used in indoor and outdoor locations where the subfloor is not appropriate for dancing, such as weddings, recitals, competitions or other events. Making your own portable dance floor ensures a safe and sturdy surface for all kinds of practice or performances, including ballet, tap, clogging, hip hop, and modern dance. They can be used in homes, schools, studios, outdoor tents, stages and more.

Features of Modular or Temporary Dance Floors

Snap Together Tiles

Greatmats offers snap together tiles with a variety of different fastening systems, these do require a flat and stable subfloor for best results. Some of our tiles have a Cam Lock system, while others have a tab and loop design. The Cam Locks guarantee a tight fit between adjacent tiles. The tiles take just a few minutes to install, and will hold together securely until you’re ready to separate the tiles and pack up the dance floor.

Snap together tile floors are built on a plastic base, which allows air and moisture to circulate under the tiles. Modular dance floors should not be installed outside on a permanent basis. A black, ramped border edging can also be added to complete the look and prevent tripping. These are available in a variety of attractive surfaces including wood grain and colors.

Installation & Maintenance Tips

Snap Together Tiles

Our modular dance floors are created to be installed quickly, easily moveable and are specially designed to withstand repeated installations. This makes them a great value for any school, hotel, banquet hall, dance troupe, dance studio, or at-home dance practice area.

You can install them over carpeting for a home dance floor if needed. To install the tiles for sale, you only need to align the locking system, then gently step on the top tile to engage the lock.

You can assemble the entire dance floor without any tools. With no tools or adhesive to worry about forgetting at home, this is a great benefit for the traveling performer.

Maintenance

Our vinyl surface dance floor tiles are waterproof, so they’re easy to clean and are very durable. Additionally, our portable modular dance floor tiles feature a premium vinyl sheet surface which offers durable, long-lasting protection. They can be cleaned with a damp mop, hot water and common household floor cleaner.

Storage

One of the best features of our modular dance flooring is the size of the stackable pieces. Between practice sessions or recitals, storing the materials doesn’t require a lot of space backstage or in a prop room.

See all Portable Dance Floor options at Greatmats.com

River City Dance – Sheryl Baker Clogging on Adagio Marley Dance Floor

Standing Up To the Abrasiveness of Appalachian Clogging

By Brett Hart

River City Dance St Croix Falls WI Greatmats Marley Dance FloorDance, and especially clogging, is in the blood for St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin’s River City Dance studio owner Sheryl Baker. Now in her 40s, Sheryl has experience dancing on the stages of Dollywood in Pegeon Forge, Tenn., for six seasons, dancing for two years on the TV show ”The Old Midwest Barn Dance” and coaching several national champion soloists, receiving overall awards and gold medals at the AAU Junior Olympics, NCHC Championships and National Clogging Champions of America.

River City Dance Owner Sheryl Baker St Croix Falls WI GreatmatsGetting her start in figure skating, tap, jazz, ballet, and Appalachian clogging, Sheryl has been a national clogging instructor and judge since 1990. Sheryl was the recipient of the ”Glen Hill Pioneer Award” in 2006, recognizing her for her contributions to the clogging community in choreography, teaching and spirit. In 2013, she was inducted into the clogging ”Hall of Fame.”

In addition to River City Dance, the 30-year veteran of dance instruction also runs the River City Cloggers based on the other side of the Scenic St. Croix River in Taylors Falls, Minn., and a competitive team called The Clogging Premier. She caters to clients ranging from preschool to 92 years young.

river-city-dance9”Appalachian clogging is wonderful for all ages,” Baker said.

Baker’s clogging teams are known for their acapella clogging skills that combine the best tap sounds with rhythm and sound.

”Our team has the national title for the overall acapella team in the world,” Baker said. ”Our clogging nationals teams have won in some of the precision categories, hoedown categories and some of the line categories.”

Her 17-year-old daughter, Alyssa Keller, is also a two-time national champion in acapella clogging.

Finding the Proper Flooring for Clogging

River City Dance Greatmats Marley Dance FloorAs the popularity of Baker’s instruction grew, she decided to open River City Dance earlier this year and needed some quality flooring to meet the needs of this aggressive form of dance as well as other styles.

While searching for dance flooring online, she found Greatmats.com and was impressed by its descriptions of the types of dance flooring available and ultimately chose Rosco Adagio marley flooring.

”I was looking for a floor that was really durable and would stand up to an abrasive type of activity,” Baker said. ”It was very easy to install. It just laid down, and we got it installed very quickly. We opened our studio after two weeks of prepping the space, and it has really held up.”

river-city-dance2She was also impressed with the controlled slip the flooring offered.

”Because (Appalachian clogging) is so aggressive, and you’re picking your feet up so high, it does move very quickly, you’re looking for a floor that has a surface that has non skid. … The dancers risk falling if you’re on a slippery surface.”

”This floor in particular, the marley floor, is wonderful, where we can do our movements and not have fear of falling,” Baker added. ”I always welcome anyone to look up River City Dance. It’s a fun atmosphere.”

River City Dance also offers classes in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Fitness and Canadian Step Dancing.

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Sheryl Baker
River City Dance
St. Croix Falls WI 54024
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