Paris Conservatoire of Dance and Music

Paris Conservatoire of Dance and Music
Located at the heart of the famous Parc de la Villette, the Paris Conservatoire (Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris - CNSMDP) is surrounded by such major centres of Parisian cultural and artistic life as the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, the Géode, the Cité de la Musique and the major Zenith concert hall.

The Conservatoire is one of six higher schools of dance in France. Approved since 2009 to award the Higher National Professional Diploma of Dance, the Conservatoire provides open training in today’s classical and contemporary choreographic creation, with the emphasis throughout the course on placing the students in a professional situation.

A short description of the building site

  • Type of site: Renovation of dance floors
  • Architect: Christian de Portzamparc
  • Number of studios: Five dance studios and one multipurpose hall
Why did you opt for Harlequin?

Daniel Agésilas, Director of Choreographic Studies:

“Following many tests, the Harlequin Liberty sprung floor was found to offer the best balance between flexibility and rigidity. Combined with the adhesion of the Harlequin dance floors, it is a great success!”

The selected products
The Conservatoire's dance studios are equipped with the Harlequin Liberty sprung floor. This guarantees a uniform and constant shock absorption across its surface, without hard points, as well as an energy return that the dancers appreciate in particular when performing jumps.

The five principal dance studios are covered with the Harlequin Studio dance flooring. Developed at the request of Nureyev, this is extremely smooth while giving the dancers the necessary adherence for classical, contemporary, jazz and hip-hop dance.

The multipurpose hall is equipped with the Harlequin Liberty sprung floor and a Harlequin Standfast dance floor, the most versatile in the Harlequin range. This is ideal for the range of artistic and sports activities exercised in this hall.

The dance floors are stuck down with glue and hot welded for an optimal aesthetic result.