Making the correct choice of dance floor is vital when designing your performance space.

From world-renowned dance companies to local dance schools, the dance studio is a dancer’s ‘work’ environment, the floor being the tool that is fundamental to their work. Harlequin continues to work with dance industry specialists around the world to research and develop world-class performance flooring suitable for all dance genres.

A sprung panel dance floor system offers some degree of bounce and flexes under impact. Performers need this to absorb shock and protect their joints from injury, especially when performing jumps and lifts. Harlequin’s expert team travel the world installing our range of Harlequin sprung floor systems in a wide range of venues. Sprung floor panel systems are also available as a portable option for purchase or hire.

Harlequin’s wide range of vinyl dance floors are used by the world’s top dance companies. Installed as a permanent floor in dedicated performance venues or dance studios, or as a portable solution for touring and pop-up events, a vinyl dance surface can be used alone or as a dance surface on top of a sprung floor. Harlequin’s range of vinyl floors offer better protection from the risk of slipping and falling.

Choosing a floor very much depends on the style of dance to be performed on it. Ballet, tap, jazz, national, modern, hip-hop or ballroom, Harlequin has a performance floor to suit your needs. We also provide a range of ballet barres; ideal for fitting in dance studios or rehearsal rooms. Browse our range of Harlequin performance floors to get a better idea of the best floor for you or contact our dedicated technical team for advice.

For further information, advice and support, please contact our technical sales team. Call us on +61 (2) 9620 7770 or contact us.

In addition to our standard dance floor products, we also offer studio equipment that is ideal for the practicing dancer whether at the studio or away from home. This includes our practice mats, home studio kits and tap boards for percussive dancers.

Harlequin's experience and expertise in dance

Harlequin is widely recognised as the world’s leading authority on dance floors.  Harlequin has always worked closely with the dance community to develop floors that dancers want to dance on. Flooring products in the Harlequin portfolio have evolved to meet the specific needs of a particular dance style and have been developed in conjunction with dancers themselves.

Aware of the high injury level among dancers, Harlequin is an active supporter internationally of IADMS (International Association for Dance Medicine and Science) and of NIDMS (National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science).  NIDMS, through shared expertise and a network of multidisciplinary partners, is working to provide better and more affordable access for all dancers to high quality, evidence-based, dance specific health care and dance science supported services.

Harlequin Australia also supports ASPAH (Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare). ASPAH represents a professional network of healthcare providers, researchers, educators and artists who are dedicated to holistic healthcare in the performing arts.

Harlequin also provides backing and support for research work and is leading the quest for a relevant international standard for dance floors that can, in due course be referred to in specification documents.  Meanwhile the information derived from research studies already informs new product development.

Who we work with in Dance