Sprung Floors

Harlequin sprung floors offer assurance of better protection from injuries for dancers with reduced risk of injury through impact, slipping or falling.

Floors developed for commercial or sports applications do not offer the benefits that dancers appreciate when they talk about the ‘feel’ of the floor. Only floors developed for dance do that.

Sprung floors are most commonly used in permanent installations, although Harlequin has developed a portable panel system that is also suitable for touring companies as a temporary sprung floor solution.

The Harlequin range of sprung floors have been developed for use in combination with a vinyl or wood performance surface.

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“Harlequin was the only possible choice we feel AYBC could make.”
Norton Ramos Fantinel Founder and artistic director

The Harlequin range of sprung floors

A sprung dance floor system provides some degree of bounce and flexes under impact.

Performers need a floor to absorb the shock of repeated impact to their joints and reduce injury from falls. Modern sprung floors are supported by foam backing or rubber pads while traditional floors provide their spring through bending woven wooden battens.

Harlequin’s expert team travel the world installing our range of Harlequin sprung floor systems in a wide range of venues.

Harlequin WoodSpring

Harlequin WoodSpring is a premium sprung floor, a modern update of the traditional ‘basket weave’ construction. It is comprised of a layer of select plywood, a triple-layer of custom machined southern yellow pine with dual density elastomer blocks attached to the underside.

Harlequin WoodSpring is designed for permanent installation by Harlequin Contracts Division and is guaranteed for 5 years.

The Royal Ballet School, Scottish Ballet, LIPA and many others dance on Harlequin WoodSpring.

Harlequin Activity

Harlequin Activity is a ‘fully-floating’ system without fixings to the sub-floor constructed using Harlequin’s proprietary ‘triple sandwich’ construction method, created over 30 years ago.

An ‘industry standard’ choice with many hundreds of installations worldwide, Harlequin Activity is designed for permanent installation by Harlequin Contracts Division and is guaranteed for 5 years.

Harlequin Activity is the choice of The Royal Academy of Dance, Shakespeare’s Globe, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and many others.

Harlequin Liberty

Harlequin Liberty is a modular panel-based sprung-floor system. Harlequin Liberty panels feature dual density shock dampening elastomer pads, giving uniform and consistent shock dampening.

The panels join together quickly and simply using Harlequin’s proprietary ‘one turn of the key’ latch and lock mechanism. They are easy to transport, store and install making Harlequin Liberty ideal for touring.

The Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells and many others dance on Harlequin Liberty.

Harlequin Flexity

Harlequin Flexity is a cost effective, self-install sprung floor panel system.

Selected birch ply panels with shock absorbing elastomer pads join together using a special tongue and groove system

Harlequin Flexity is used by the Conservatoire d’Orsay Paris, University of West London and many others