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« on: August 12, 2009, 10:18:14 AM »

i was trying to describe the ballroom to family and realized I don't actually know what size ballroom floors are.  Anyone know the rules for dancesport?
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 10:44:13 PM »

DF to the rescue Wink  Its 66X42 for a championship competition floor, or 20X13 meters Wink 
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009, 01:38:02 AM »

Well I've danced on some ridiculously small floors and some ridiculously large floors . Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2009, 05:42:27 AM »

Does your AM organization not have any rules?
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2009, 05:44:55 AM »

[I changed the title so that we can talk about more things]

What kind of floor do you typically have? 
The floor at Empire was gorgeous even though it was sectional (~1 meter square sections somehow attached together).  The key was that there were no gaps and no ridges between the sections.
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2009, 11:59:48 AM »

There seem to be basically two types of those sectional parquet floors.  There's one type with a rigid underside; apparently that type is made to be laid over carpet, e.g., in a hotel ballroom.  And there's a second type that has a flexible underside and apparently is meant to be laid over a hard floor such as concrete.  At the comp we went to in Tunica a couple of months ago, they had a flexible-underside floor laid over carpet.  It made for a very spongy floor.  It was a little weird. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2009, 10:08:23 PM »

Spongy is great!!! Easy on the feet and knees for multiple rounds!
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2009, 11:21:32 AM »

Spongy is great!!! Easy on the feet and knees for multiple rounds!

This particular floor was so spongy that you sank about half an inch when you stepped on it.   Shocked  Doing anything like a toe turn, a pivot, or a heel turn was difficult. 
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2009, 09:04:52 PM »

perfect for bog dancing...
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2013, 03:45:27 PM »

DF to the rescue Wink  Its 66X42 for a championship competition floor, or 20X13 meters Wink 

I didn't realize that there was a required standard for actual floor size.  I thought it was a recommended ratio.
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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2013, 04:17:10 AM »

I think it depends on the size of the comp, ie National, festival, competition etc. I think there is a minimum size if you run a national competition. Which then still goes back to there should a ratio of how many dancers there can be on a given floor. I have actually seen them dived  one heat into two for quickstep.  Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2013, 06:18:11 AM »

There are certainly minimum international standards.  But I don't think there is a maximum.  OSB has a massive floor - so does the Classique... and Blackpool of course.

I wonder where the largest one is..
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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2013, 08:12:05 AM »

This might require some googling.   I'll look around in some competition rules later and see if I can find anything. (It will be very late before I can get to it.  Busy day today. Smiley )
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