Harlequin Australia’s ballet flooring solutions have been developed to meet the needs of the Australian ballet community. Our ballet dance floors provide a soft surface with some degree of traction to offer greater protection and minimise the risk of potential injury as a result of accidental slipping or falling.
Our advanced technology flooring for ballet enhances the confidence of dancers which directly influences their ability to perform. Harlequin Australia offers a range of floors suitable for ballet studios, including: Harlequin Cascade , Harlequin Studio, Harlequin Reversible Pro, Harlequin Reversible and Harlequin Standfast .
In addition to our specialist dance floor products, Harlequin Australia offer the option of stage building and installation services, where our team of experts will work with your in-house designers to create a perfect stage for ballet practice and performances. Contact us online or call us on +61 (2) 9620 7770 to discuss your ballet dance floor requirements.
Depending on your choice of ballet flooring, these floors can be permanent, portable or both, meaning some ballet dance flooring is also suitable for touring companies.
Harlequin’s ballet floors are preferred by professional dancers and performers at Australia’s leading venues and dance companies, including The Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet and the Australian Dance Theatre.
The Harlequin range of ballet dance floors
A professional ballet dance floor provides a soft surface with some degree of traction. This minimises the chance of slipping or falling which can be common among ballet dancers on poor flooring due to the lack of grip from ballet shoes. A softer surface aids a ballet dancer’s performance by absorbing some of the shock experienced as a result of repetitive movement, thus lessening the impact to joints and risk of injury.
Harlequin Australia’s expert teams travel across the country installing ballet flooring in a wide range of venues, from local studios to some of the world’s most prestigious venues.
Harlequin Cascade is preferred by professional ballet performers, artistic directors and technical and stage managers alike because it is suitable for a range of applications including aerobics, Zumba, ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, street, modern, percussive dance and theatre/opera. It also remains the flooring of choice for the Australian Ballet and the Royal Academy of Dance, Australia. Harlequin Cascade is renowned as a heavy-duty dance floor offering a silky smooth embossed surface, a high-quality base for lighting designers and excellent grip characteristics.
This ballet dance floor consists of layers of homogenous PVC and mineral fibre reinforcement with a slip-resistant dance surface. Harlequin Cascade is available in grey, black, dark grey white and hazelnut, designed to blend seamlessly with the surroundings of an array of studios, concert venues and operatic theatres. Harlequin Cascade can be used for loose-lay or permanent installation.
Harlequin Studio has been designed to meet the needs of various types of performances including aerobics, Zumba, ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, street and modern. This hard-wearing vinyl flooring provides a slip-resistant surface to minimise the risk of injury and enhance the confidence of ballerinas.
Harlequin Studio features closed-cell foam backing which provides protection and is ideal for touring, woven mineral fibre reinforcement, PVC support and a slip-resistant dance surface. Harlequin Studio can be used for loose-lay or permanent installation. It can be laid on any hard, smooth subfloor. Harlequin Studio can be found at the New Zealand School of Dance and is used by the Australian Dance Theatre.
Harlequin Reversible Pro
Harlequin Reversible Pro is an advanced alternative to Harlequin Reversible. This ballet flooring is renowned as both a dance and stage flooring solution suitable for a variety of applications including ballet, modern, contemporary, percussive dance, hip-hop, jazz, street, aerobics, Zumba, concerts, events & displays, exhibitions, television, theatres and operatic performances.
Harlequin Reversible Pro consists of a slip-resistant top surface with woven mineral fibre reinforcement. The addition of a new mineral fibre interply layer offers even greater dimensional stability. This ballet dance floor is a portable flooring solution suitable for touring. Harlequin Reversible Pro is heavy duty, designed to withstand the impact of wear and tear, easy to handle for maximum portability, quick to roll out and lays flat. This versatile ballet flooring is used by the Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet and West End Dance for their studios and performance spaces.
Harlequin Reversible is the original double-sided dance and stage floor. Similar to Harlequin Reversible Pro, this ballet dance floor is highly portable, quick to roll out, lays flat and stays flat. Its heavy-duty and slip-resistant nature make it highly suitable for a range of performance styles including ballet, contemporary, modern, percussive dance, hip-hop, jazz, street, aerobics, Zumba, concerts, display, exhibitions, television, theatres and operatic performances.
Harlequin Reversible is composed of a calendered vinyl with a slip-resistant performance surface. This ballet dance floor is available in a wide range of colour options including dark/light grey, black/white, Chroma Key green/Chroma Key blue, fog/tan, hazelnut/beige and black/projection grey so you can be confident that this ballet floor will fit perfectly with your venue.
Harlequin Standfast is highly recommended for venues requiring a multipurpose flooring solution. This hard-wearing, durable ballet dance floor is designed to withstand the impact of multiple applications including ballet, contemporary, modern, percussive dance, hip-hop, jazz, street, aerobics, Zumba, television, theatre and operatic performances.
Harlequin Standfast is a permanent flooring solution composed of homogenous PVC with a slip-resistant performance surface. It can be laid on any hard, smooth sub-floor and can be used as a heavy duty stage surface.
Ensuring that your dance studio or performance space has the right ballet dance flooring is an important investment in your dancer’s health and ability to perform. At Harlequin Australia we want to help you make the right decision for your dance company. Contact us online or call us on +61 (2) 9620 7770 to speak to one of our experts today.