Posts Tagged ‘dance floor’

Dancing Is A Great Workout, But What’s The Best Dance Floor?

Posted on: June 14th, 2012 by

I received a phone call the other day from a previous customer who has purchased from us on multiple occasions.  During our conversation, I asked him how the Matlay Dance Flooring he purchased from us a couple of years ago was holding up.  He said that he was actually hesitant at first to purchase our vinyl dance floor because he wasn’t sure how it would hold up in a tap dance environment and with various pieces of equipment that they would often put on the floor.  He then proceeded to tell me that the matlay dance floor looks almost as new as the day he bought it.

 He further stated that he has recommended our company over the years to several other dance studios and they have all been extremely happy with our service and how quickly they received the flooring after they placed their order… and of course the money they saved.  He said he will continue to recommend people to our company and thanked me again for our great sales and customer service team.

I wanted to share this customer story with you because I received a phone call the other day from another customer of ours was looking into buying the adagio flooring, but got a quote that was about twice the cost of our dance flooring.  I think we know who she ended up buying from!   So, to anyone who may have hesitations about purchasing our Matlay Dance Floor, hopefully this gives you a little peace of mind.

Just Dance

Posted on: June 11th, 2012 by

How many of you guys are like me and dance around the house when nobody’s watching?  I know you won’t admit it, but you do.  Anyway, Long story short, I don’t have a real dance floor at my house, so I wanted to make sure my bouncing and jumping around wasn’t going to damage my wood floors (My house is lifted so it’s hollow under the floorboards).  On I found out that dancing on a wood floor is better for your back and knees than dancing on concrete or tile floors, which are too hard.  Dancing on hardwood floor or cushioned flooring lessens the impact on the joints and reduces the risk of injury.

I don’t have a ballet bar in my house and I don’t put on tap shoes.  I’m not a professional dancer by any means, but I’ve always enjoyed dancing. Whether or not I’m any good is a whole different discussion, but I was happy to read that dancing is great exercise, and depending on the intensity of the activity, you can burn anywhere from 100 to 400 calories in an hour.  Just 2 or 3 hours of social dancing can provide a moderate low-impact aerobic workout.  Because dance requires good posture, a person who engages in it will also walk better, breathe better and feel better as a result.  So, sometimes you might want to put away your exercise mat and just dance. 

In addition to the numerous health benefits, an evening of dancing can be an awful lot of fun, too.  You just need to take steps to minimize the toll on your feet.