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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2010, 04:06:01 AM »

we danced on one  Saturday night that had dips...you would dance over it and fee the floor move and then you go over another and can feel the dip in the floor Roll Eyes
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« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2010, 03:36:33 AM »

we danced on one  Saturday night that had dips...you would dance over it and fee the floor move and then you go over another and can feel the dip in the floor Roll Eyes
well, think of it as preparation for dancing on the cruise ship... Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2010, 04:23:49 AM »

we danced on one  Saturday night that had dips...you would dance over it and fee the floor move and then you go over another and can feel the dip in the floor Roll Eyes
well, think of it as preparation for dancing on the cruise ship... Smiley

well that will never happen, I wont go on one. I suffer sea sickness,and it is not a holiday to remember. Embarrassed
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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2010, 04:38:54 AM »

well then think of it as a replacement - just get yourself some umbrella drinks to get the whole experience... Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2010, 05:16:23 AM »

well then think of it as a replacement - just get yourself some umbrella drinks to get the whole experience... Cheesy

that will have to do.....

 
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« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2010, 09:13:02 AM »

Captain Johns Seafood restaurant. It's a boat (ship?) moored at the Toronto harbourfront. The 'dancefloor' is curved in both axes. AND it's sloping front to back. AND it's uneven. One corner dips away absurdly so.
One spin towards the lowest point is like falling over. One spin FROM the lowest point is like running uphill wearing lead boots. Thank good ness I don't have to spin (unless I am rarely following).

Also, the floor at one of the local schools. We (plus wifey) did a demo there, two sets on one occasion (theme was world cultures - partner dnacing fitted in really well). Two feet back from the edge (4ft drop) the floor was heavily splintered. No warm up, no practice, no familiarisation. We walk on and the music starts and we perform - all freestyle, 11 dances in 8 minutes (1.5 second between songs, 9 Int (no PD), plus salsa/merengue).

Also the floor at the Polish community centre (?) in London Ontario. The slickest floor I have ever had the opportunity to try to break my ankle on (and I've been on many). I don't dance there anymore. Twice was enough, and the second time was just confirmation.

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« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2010, 05:00:32 PM »

I had no idea that that rusting barge in the harbour harboured a dance floor! 
Sounds like you  get the whole 'dancing in a sou'wester' experience...
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« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2013, 09:04:12 AM »

No really hideous dance floors here, unless you count the ones that have sticky beer splotches.

Biggest complaint is the postage stamp sized floors.  Barely big enough for a box step.*sigh*
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« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2013, 07:47:28 PM »

The funniest one I experienced was at a comp which was held at the same hotel each year.  The hotel owners were so pleased with their annual client that one year they decided to suprise the event by - - - revarnishing the floor, wiht polyeurethane!  It was so sticky it was like walking with ice spikes on soft snow.  Almost impossible to move, let alone dance!
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« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2013, 12:11:58 AM »

we have had a council build a brand new facility and put in a sprung floor...they laid the timber planks so close together that they are curling up on the edges. I heard recently it is not yet a year old and they are have to sand and reseal the floor. bad workmanship, hope there was a warranty.
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« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2013, 12:13:06 AM »

The funniest one I experienced was at a comp which was held at the same hotel each year.  The hotel owners were so pleased with their annual client that one year they decided to surprise the event by - - - re varnishing the floor, wiht polyeurethane!  It was so sticky it was like walking with ice spikes on soft snow.  Almost impossible to move, let alone dance!

We had  venue do something similar,, put down a finish that made the slow very slow...., but it is wearing in now and not as sticky just as well it has had some dance traffic on it.
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« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2013, 03:19:35 AM »

I think we were lucky noone broke an ankle...
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« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2013, 08:25:54 AM »

Yep.  You'd think that people would have consulted actual dancers, before installing something as expensive as a floor.

People who don't dance often have no idea of what a dance floor is supposed to do.*sigh*
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« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2013, 08:33:36 AM »

Yep.  You'd think that people would have consulted actual dancers, before installing something as expensive as a floor.

People who don't dance often have no idea of what a dance floor is supposed to do.*sigh*
not an installation - just a varnishing.  What do they say?  The worst things are done with the best of intentions.... This would be a good example Roll Eyes
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« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2013, 09:08:01 AM »

its not just floors, there was a cycling veldrome that they resurface and put a coating over the bitumen and it was rubberised and you could not do race on it any more :-/ would have cost too much money to redo it so no more cycling :-/ oops accident they say I think not!
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