From Court Room to Dance Room: Le Mark Floors for Marron Theatre Arts Conversion
Client: Marron Theatre Arts
Objective: To provide a professional sprung floor with a strong, durable top suitable for both tap and ballet.
Specific Requirements: The sprung floor had to provide professional sprung properties for all dance disciplines but also had to provide a specific noise response to tap.
Principal teacher Vicki Richardson is a Fellow and Examiner of the International Dance Teachers Association (I.D.T.A.). She has been responsible for helping numerous young students to fulfil their dreams of a career in performing arts. Based in Newcastle, the Marron Theatre Arts were looking to expand into a new venue and decided to convert the recently vacated local Magistrates Court in Blaydon. The new venue needed a complete conversion but potentially offered great facilities for the group.
Le Mark was asked to quote for an installation to convert courts 1 & 2 into new fully sprung dance studios. The floors had to provide full shock absorption and comply with the Royal Academy of Dance RAD examination standards for ballet as well as be robust enough for tap dance.
Another specific request was that the finished floor would have the right acoustic quality to faithfully produce the correct tap sound. After onsite tests with Vicki, Le Mark’s Nocturne™ Reversible vinyl dance floor was chosen to be the final finish due to its sound and dance capabilities. Le Mark worked with Vicki and her building contractors to install the floors on budget and on a strict timeline to enable the new studios to open on time.
Vicki said “We are so proud of our new floors and everyone has commented on how good they are to dance on. The Le Mark team were very professional throughout and have helped make the new facilities one of the best in Newcastle. I would not hesitate to recommend them to other studio owners.”