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How to Arabesque - Ballet Training Series with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Henrot
How to Arabesque - Ballet Training Series with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Henrot
How to Strengthen Your Turnout - Ballet Training Series with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Henrot
How to Strengthen Your Turnout - Ballet Training Series with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Henrot
How to do Port De Bras: Ballet Training Series with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Henrot
How to do Port De Bras: Ballet Training Series with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Henrot
Proper Alignment for Ballet: Ballet Training Series with Ballet Co Laboratorys Zoe Henrot
Proper Alignment for Ballet: Ballet Training Series with Ballet Co Laboratorys Zoe Henrot
North East Dance Center on Greatmats Dance Studio Subfloor Elite
North East Dance Center on Greatmats Dance Studio Subfloor Elite
How to Stretch for Splits: Ballet Training Series with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Henrot
How to Stretch for Splits: Ballet Training Series with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Henrot
How to Pirouette - Ballet Training Series with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Henrot
How to Pirouette - Ballet Training Series with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Henrot
How to Plie - Ballet Training Series with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Henrot
How to Plie - Ballet Training Series with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Henrot
How to Fouette - Ballet Training Series with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Henrot
How to Fouette - Ballet Training Series with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Henrot
Vario 2.4 Dance Flooring - PVC Vinyl For All Dance Styles
Vario 2.4 Dance Flooring - PVC Vinyl For All Dance Styles
Ballet Co. Laboratory Testimonial - Rosco Reversible Marley Dance Flooring
Ballet Co. Laboratory Testimonial - Rosco Reversible Marley Dance Flooring
Rosco Adagio Marley for Home Dance Room - Jacob Rassi
Rosco Adagio Marley for Home Dance Room - Jacob Rassi
Bravura Training - with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Emilie Henrot
Bravura Training - with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Emilie Henrot
How to Dance Pointe with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Emilie Henrot
How to Dance Pointe with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Emilie Henrot
How to Grand Jete with Zoe Emilie Henrot of Ballet Co. Laboratory
How to Grand Jete with Zoe Emilie Henrot of Ballet Co. Laboratory
How To Ballon with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Emilie Henrot
How To Ballon with Ballet Co. Laboratorys Zoe Emilie Henrot
Ballet Training Series with Ballet Co. Laboratory
Ballet Training Series with Ballet Co. Laboratory
Rosco Reversible Dance Floor - Gray and Black Marley
Rosco Reversible Dance Floor - Gray and Black Marley
How To Cut Marley Dance Flooring
How To Cut Marley Dance Flooring
How to Install Marley Dance Floors Over Hardwood
How to Install Marley Dance Floors Over Hardwood
How To Clean Rosco Marley Dance Floors
How To Clean Rosco Marley Dance Floors
Katie, Scarlett and Savannah Manzel Home Marley Dance Floor Testimonial
Katie, Scarlett and Savannah Manzel Home Marley Dance Floor Testimonial
Greatmats Reversible Dance Roll Black Gray Marley
Greatmats Reversible Dance Roll Black Gray Marley
Tap Dance Marley - Black Roll
Tap Dance Marley - Black Roll
Sport Plus Designer Foam Tile - Aerobic Flooring and Dance Subfloor
Sport Plus Designer Foam Tile - Aerobic Flooring and Dance Subfloor
Ballet Floor For Home - Marley and Subfloor with Timmorie Freeman
Ballet Floor For Home - Marley and Subfloor with Timmorie Freeman
Portable Dance Floor Home Kits - Personal Dance Floor
Portable Dance Floor Home Kits - Personal Dance Floor
Rosco Adagio Marley Home Dance Floor - Braylan Enscoe Demonstration
Rosco Adagio Marley Home Dance Floor - Braylan Enscoe Demonstration
EZ Portable Dance Floor Tile for Home Practice over Carpet - Brooke Tedesco
EZ Portable Dance Floor Tile for Home Practice over Carpet - Brooke Tedesco
Rosco Heavy Duty Floor Cleaner
Rosco Heavy Duty Floor Cleaner
Rosco Adagio Marley Flooring at Iowa Ballet Academy
Rosco Adagio Marley Flooring at Iowa Ballet Academy
Rosco Adagio Marley Dance Flooring at Dancin With Roxie Dance Studios
Rosco Adagio Marley Dance Flooring at Dancin With Roxie Dance Studios
Portable Dance Flooring for Over Carpet
Portable Dance Flooring for Over Carpet
Greatmats National Dance Instructor of the Year Contest - 2018 Winner Marlee-Ramirez Sanchez
Greatmats National Dance Instructor of the Year Contest - 2018 Winner Marlee-Ramirez Sanchez
Dance Flooring - Elite Marley Dance Floor Options By Greatmats
Dance Flooring - Elite Marley Dance Floor Options By Greatmats
Greatmats Adagio Dance Flooring at Christines Dance Company - Rice Lake, WI
Greatmats Adagio Dance Flooring at Christines Dance Company - Rice Lake, WI
DIY Dance Subfloor for Dance Studios
DIY Dance Subfloor for Dance Studios
Tap Dance Floor Kits by Greatmats
Tap Dance Floor Kits by Greatmats
Event Dance Flooring by Greatmats
Event Dance Flooring by Greatmats
Greatmats Tap Dance Training Series With Sheryl and Alyssa: Part 1
Greatmats Tap Dance Training Series With Sheryl and Alyssa: Part 1
Elite Tap Dance Floors by Greatmats
Elite Tap Dance Floors by Greatmats
Elite Ballet Floors and Accessories by Greatmats
Elite Ballet Floors and Accessories by Greatmats
Elite Clogging Dance Floors by Greatmats
Elite Clogging Dance Floors by Greatmats
Introducing Sundance Mats 2x2 Ft x 34 Inch Interlocking Black - Greatmats
Introducing Sundance Mats 2x2 Ft x 34 Inch Interlocking Black - Greatmats
St. Cloud School of Dance on Greatmats Marley, Rubber Subfloor and Barres
St. Cloud School of Dance on Greatmats Marley, Rubber Subfloor and Barres
Northwoods Dance on Greatmats 3-part Flooring System
Northwoods Dance on Greatmats 3-part Flooring System
2017 Dance Instructor of the Year Nominee Amber Bryant
2017 Dance Instructor of the Year Nominee Amber Bryant
River City Dance - Clogging on Adagio Marley Flooring
River City Dance - Clogging on Adagio Marley Flooring
2017 National Dance Instructor of the Year Nominee Bonita Simpson
2017 National Dance Instructor of the Year Nominee Bonita Simpson
Adagio Marley Flooring at River City Dance in St. Croix Falls, WI
Adagio Marley Flooring at River City Dance in St. Croix Falls, WI
Elite Dance Surfaces by Greatmats
Elite Dance Surfaces by Greatmats
How to Install Pro Subfloor Dance Studio Elite - Cushioned Dance Floor
How to Install Pro Subfloor Dance Studio Elite - Cushioned Dance Floor
DC Xtreme All-Starz entry into Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
DC Xtreme All-Starz entry into Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Adrenaline Dance of York Entry into Greatmats $1000 Giveaway 2017
Adrenaline Dance of York Entry into Greatmats $1000 Giveaway 2017
Indianola Dance Academy Entry for 2017 Greatmats $1000 Giveaway
Indianola Dance Academy Entry for 2017 Greatmats $1000 Giveaway
AB Studio One entry in Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
AB Studio One entry in Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Power Dance Company entry into Greatmats 2017 $100 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Power Dance Company entry into Greatmats 2017 $100 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
McCafferty Academy of Irish Dance entry into Greatmats 2017 $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
McCafferty Academy of Irish Dance entry into Greatmats 2017 $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Greatmats Home and Portable Dance Subfloor
Greatmats Home and Portable Dance Subfloor
St. Paul Ballet Toddler Tuesday at Mall of America November 2016
St. Paul Ballet Toddler Tuesday at Mall of America November 2016
St. Paul Ballet Claras Dream at Mall of America over Greatmats Dance Subfloor Elite
St. Paul Ballet Claras Dream at Mall of America over Greatmats Dance Subfloor Elite
St. Paul Ballet travels with Greatmats Dance Studio Elite Subfloor
St. Paul Ballet travels with Greatmats Dance Studio Elite Subfloor
Greatmats Subfloor Dance Studio Elite Installed by St. Paul Ballet at Mabel Tainter Theater
Greatmats Subfloor Dance Studio Elite Installed by St. Paul Ballet at Mabel Tainter Theater
Dance Floor Subflooring - Greatmats Home Subfloor Dance Studio Elite
Dance Floor Subflooring - Greatmats Home Subfloor Dance Studio Elite
C&K Dance Theater Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
C&K Dance Theater Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Miss Chelseas Dance Academy Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Miss Chelseas Dance Academy Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Extreme Dance Arts Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Extreme Dance Arts Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Celebrations Dance Center Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Celebrations Dance Center Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Centerstage Dance Academy Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Centerstage Dance Academy Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Joliet Catholic Academy Dance Team Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio
Joliet Catholic Academy Dance Team Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio
Evolution Arts and Athletics Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Evolution Arts and Athletics Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Dance Attack Miamis Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Dance Attack Miamis Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Dancin Js Studio Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Dancin Js Studio Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
InStep Dance Studio Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
InStep Dance Studio Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Encore Dance Centers Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Encore Dance Centers Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Janets Dance Studio Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
Janets Dance Studio Video Submission for Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition
How to Install Cushioned Dance Floor Subflooring - Greatmats Home Dance Subfloor
How to Install Cushioned Dance Floor Subflooring - Greatmats Home Dance Subfloor
Dance Studio Flooring - Marley Floor, Rosco Adagio Vinyl Dance Floor
Dance Studio Flooring - Marley Floor, Rosco Adagio Vinyl Dance Floor
EZ Portable Dance Floor - Greatmats Modular Dance Floor Tiles
EZ Portable Dance Floor - Greatmats Modular Dance Floor Tiles
Portable Dance Floor - Tap Dance Floor Kit
Portable Dance Floor - Tap Dance Floor Kit
Portable Dance Floor - Greatmats Max Tiles
Portable Dance Floor - Greatmats Max Tiles
Max Tile Raised Floor Tile Dance Floor at L.E. Phillips Senior Center
Max Tile Raised Floor Tile Dance Floor at L.E. Phillips Senior Center
EZ Portable Dance Floor Tile - Greatmats
EZ Portable Dance Floor Tile - Greatmats
Tap Dance Floor Board Kit of 9 Tiles - Greatmats
Tap Dance Floor Board Kit of 9 Tiles - Greatmats

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Rosco Adagio Dance Flooring: The Academy Testimonial
Rosco Adagio Dance Flooring: The Academy Testimonial
River City Dance Chooses Adagio Marley Flooring for Clogging and more
River City Dance Chooses Adagio Marley Flooring for Clogging and more
Midwest Starz Dance Competitions
Midwest Starz Dance Competitions
Portable Dance Subfloor at Mabel Tainter Theater
Portable Dance Subfloor at Mabel Tainter Theater
Theater Stage Flooring - Abraham Lincoln High School Testimonial
Theater Stage Flooring - Abraham Lincoln High School Testimonial
Portable Dance Subflooring - NorthEast Dance Center Testimonial
Portable Dance Subflooring - NorthEast Dance Center Testimonial
Dance Flooring - Ballerinas By Night Testimonial
Dance Flooring - Ballerinas By Night Testimonial
Garage Dance Marley Testimonial - Sabrina and Karin Urban
Garage Dance Marley Testimonial - Sabrina and Karin Urban
Home Dance Floor Testimonial - Savannah Manzel and Family
Home Dance Floor Testimonial - Savannah Manzel and Family
Reversible Marley Ballet Floor Testimonial - Ballet Co. Laboratory
Reversible Marley Ballet Floor Testimonial - Ballet Co. Laboratory

How To's - View All

Where Do I Find A White Dance Floor?
Where Do I Find A White Dance Floor?
Portable Tap Dance Floor Options With DIY Installation
Portable Tap Dance Floor Options With DIY Installation
The Top 2 Factors in Choosing Dance Flooring
The Top 2 Factors in Choosing Dance Flooring
Ballroom Dance Floor Considerations
Ballroom Dance Floor Considerations
Tap Dance Training Tutorial - River City Dance
Tap Dance Training Tutorial - River City Dance
How to Choose Jazzercise or Zumba Flooring
How to Choose Jazzercise or Zumba Flooring
How Do You Clean Dance Studio Flooring?
How Do You Clean Dance Studio Flooring?
Build a DIY Dance Floor on Grass - Portable Outdoor Dance Floors
Build a DIY Dance Floor on Grass - Portable Outdoor Dance Floors
Ballet Video Training Tips with Ballet Co. Laboratory
Ballet Video Training Tips with Ballet Co. Laboratory
How To Build A Disco Party Dance Floor?
How To Build A Disco Party Dance Floor?

Ideas - View All

What Makes the Best Wedding Dance Floor?
What Makes the Best Wedding Dance Floor?
What's The Best Flooring For Aerial Bungee Dance?
What's The Best Flooring For Aerial Bungee Dance?
Best Dance Floor Kit Options in the USA
Best Dance Floor Kit Options in the USA
What Type Of Floor Do I Clog Dance On?
What Type Of Floor Do I Clog Dance On?
Dance Floor Size Recommendations for Events
Dance Floor Size Recommendations for Events
Dance Studio Flooring Options and Materials - Portable and Permanent
Dance Studio Flooring Options and Materials - Portable and Permanent
What's The Best Flooring For Flex Dance?
What's The Best Flooring For Flex Dance?
What Do I Need For Online Dance Classes And Lessons?
What Do I Need For Online Dance Classes And Lessons?
The Best Flooring For Dancercise
The Best Flooring For Dancercise
The Best Flooring For K-Pop Dance?
The Best Flooring For K-Pop Dance?

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How Much Thickness Should You Plan For A Dance Floor?
How Much Thickness Should You Plan For A Dance Floor?
What Is A Marley Dance Floor Made Of?
What Is A Marley Dance Floor Made Of?
How Much Is A Marley Dance Floor?
How Much Is A Marley Dance Floor?
How Much Do Vinyl Dance Floors Cost? Dance Floor Tiles?
How Much Do Vinyl Dance Floors Cost? Dance Floor Tiles?
Home Marley Dance Floors by Greatmats
Home Marley Dance Floors by Greatmats
Portable Base Layer for Home and Traveling Dance Floors
Portable Base Layer for Home and Traveling Dance Floors
DIY Dance Subfloor for Marley Dance Floors
DIY Dance Subfloor for Marley Dance Floors
Elite Ballet Floors and Accessories by Greatmats
Elite Ballet Floors and Accessories by Greatmats
Rosco Adagio Touring Dance Marley
Rosco Adagio Touring Dance Marley
What is a sprung floor? Dance and Sports Subflooring
What is a sprung floor? Dance and Sports Subflooring

Dance Flooring Blogs, Instructions and Testimonials

If you think all dance flooring is basically the same, think again. Floors made for dance have several different designs, depending on the type of dance being performed and whether the installed floor will need to be permanent, temporary, or portable. Will the dance floors be used for stage performances or studio practices?

To track down the perfect dance flooring for your particular use case, explore the different subjects in this guide. It has all of the information required to help you narrow your search.

Flooring over carpet. For at-home use, dance flooring often involves a temporary solution. You’ll want a floor you can lay out easily as a DIY installation. After the practice time or the spontaneous dance party is over, you’ll want to place the flooring into storage, returning to the regular carpeted floor in the room.

Tiles with a faux wood grain finish vinyl top look great when placed atop carpet, giving dancers a sturdy surface with good footing. Many of these tiles will have a raised base with a smooth bottom and edges, so they won’t damage the carpet.

Flooring over concrete. You can lay out some types of dance flooring over concrete, creating a home practice area. Additionally, a dance studio holding performances away from the studio may encounter a concrete subfloor, requiring a proper floor and possibly portable subfloor choice.

For these use cases, a plyometric rubber underlayment is the best starting point. It creates a cushioning layer between the cement without sacrificing the stability of your dance flooring material, keeping dancers’ joints feeling fresher.

Another option is a sprung dance floor. This style of flooring for dancers has a built in padding under the top layer, creating the cushioning and stability you desire in one piece. The sprung floor tiles pop together easily to make a transportable option.

Tap dancing and clogging. Both tap dance and clogging need an extremely durable and firm floor. These dance styles generate noise as part of the dance. A few different flooring options work nicely for these dance styles.

A portable tap dance kit uses several tiles to create a small space that’s perfect for practice. The interlocking pieces stand up to stress without pulling apart. The firm surface yields the satisfying click noise you want for tap dancing, and it’s also durable.

Kits are a nice choice, as you will receive ramped border pieces that finish off the flooring perfectly. Adding a ramped border prevents someone from tripping of the edge of the assembled floor.

Cloggers can use a variety of flooring designs to receive the level of performance they’re seeking. Interlocking tiles are nice, as they’re easily transportable and have a tough vinyl lop layer. Sprung dance floors also work well for clogging.

For studios, a high-quality marley floor is the tap and clogging flooring of choice.

Ballroom dancing. When selecting the perfect ballroom dance flooring, you’ll want to pay attention to both the materials in use and the look they provide. Ballroom dance can be performed on a wood grain surface or a colored surface, as long as it looks stylish.

Because ballroom dancing can involve a variety of shoes, including high heels, the floor needs to have a high level of durability.

Vinyl is a common material for this type of dancing, as it doesn’t provide too much grip, allowing dancers to slide their feet as needed. But it’s also slip resistant. It can carry a high quality wood grain finish or a particular color in the top layer.

Should you need a temporary type of flooring for ballroom dancing, such as for creating a dance floor for a party or wedding, interlocking tiles that don’t require adhesive are a nice choice. In this case, the tiles will use a plastic base with a vinyl top. As these tiles often measure 1x1 foot, they’re easily transportable for installation almost anywhere. They can even be installed over carpet.

Marley flooring. When you need dance flooring that can handle multiple styles of dance, marley flooring is the best choice. Jazz, modern, and other types of dance work nicely with these rolls. The material can be cut to fit any size of area.

Because it is available in multiple color choices, including a reversible black and gray option, you can match any décor setting you encounter with a marley dance floor.

Rolls of marley have a low price per square foot of coverage. The materials in use are far from cheap in build quality, though, as some are durable product that can handle both hard- and soft-soled shoes used in dance. You'll want to pay attention to which marley you choose, however, as some are designed strictly for soft shoes and bare feet. These should not be used for tap.

Dance flooring guide. Some people choose rental companies when seeking a dance floor. While this can be successful in some situations, the smarter choice in terms of cost in the long run is a flooring purchase.

The peace of mind of owning your own floor and always having it available in the size and style you want – versus finding the floor you want out of stock at a rental company just when you desperately need it – is another significant benefit of flooring product ownership.

Should you need additional information on finding the right floors for your dancers, click on some of the links here, as they contain multiple options, ideas, videos, and customer testimonials.

Which Dance Floor is Right For You