Why is it beneficial to dance on sprung floors?
Dancing on a sprung floor provides many benefits for not only our bodies, but also our energy! Dancing on hard surfaces for hours on end can lead to body and joint pain and, not to mention, injuries. Why? Because dance floors with no spring can’t properly absorb the shock of landing jumps and don’t give you the extra spring you need to bounce back without putting too effort on your joints.
Check out our top three reasons why dancing on sprung floors is beneficial to both your body and your dance career!
#1 Protects Your Joints
Landing a jump can exert forces of 3.5 times bodyweight on your joints! It’s no wonder dancers experience so much joint pain and discomfort.
But dancing on sprung floors can actually help to protect your joints. Our foam blocks absorb 70% of landing forces so your body doesn’t have to. In other words, you can rest assured that your grand jetés and changements aren’t damaging your joints!
#2 Extends Your Dance Career
Myofasciitis, tendonitis, foot pain, joint pain, and back injuries. . .you’ve probably experience one (or maybe even multiple) of these in your dance lifetime. When you dance several hours a day on hard surfaces your body simply absorbs the shock and disturbs your joints and muscles. When you do this day after day, month after month, and eventually year after year, you are bound to suffer from injuries that could potentially shorten your career.
Dancing on sprung floors reduces the risk of these types of injuries because the sprung floor absorbs the majority shock for you, rather than leaving it completely up to your body and joints.
#3 Returns Energy
Did you know that dancing on sprung floors actually reduces fatigue? That’s right! Sprung floors do a great job at returning the energy you expend to help you get through those long dancing days. Many of our customers have told us that they feel less tired after just one day of dancing on our floors!