What is the advantage of (wood) sprung Marley floors?


 

According to Perry Silvey, the production stage manager of the New York City Ballet, this flooring is injury free and predictable. Rather than slipping, the Marley enables the dancers to concentrate solely on performing well. Concrete floors can create many physical problems for they allow no “give”. A properly sprung floor absorbs energy, preventing overuse injuries. The added protection from the Marley floor provides consistency and cushioning for the dancer.