DT: When is the best time to fit out a studio? Emma Seedman: The best time is generally during school holidays as this has less impact on the running of the business and loss of income. As each studio is different, downtime for fit outs can vary. For some studios it may be either at start or end of term instead of the holidays if holiday classes are offered.
Depending on the size and scope of works required, the amount of time the studio will be out of action can vary from 1 day through to a week or more. Planning ahead makes a difference and to avoid disappointment it is best to get in early. With high demand for school holidays, the Christmas period in particular is often booked out by Aug/Sep.
Past experience has shown it can take up to 8 weeks for a dancer to become accustomed to the characteristics of a new floor. Allow ample time for your students to adjust and avoid changing your floor right before the examination period. This ensures a smoother transition for the dancer and can build confidence in technique and performance.
Fitting out a studio is a long term investment, it’s never too early to enquire!
Harlequin Floors was established in 1977 and supply floors for dance, performing arts, entertainment and display.
The company is recognised as the world leader in advanced technology flooring for dance and the performing arts and has offices in Asia Pacific (Sydney, Hong Kong and Tokyo), Europe (London, Luxembourg, Berlin, Paris and Madrid) and the Americas (Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Fort Worth).
Harlequin Floors’ experience and reputation are founded on the manufacture and supply of floors which are preferred by dancers and performers at the world’s leading venues from Sydney Dance Company to Paris Opera Ballet and the Royal Opera House to the Bolshoi Theatre.
The Home is different to the Studio with a whole different set of rules but what stays the same is the need for quality rehearsal equipment.
With Show Works new Home Use Portable Barres, you can have all the benefits of a fully professional studio without the higher prices and heavy equipment.
Show Works Home Use Portable Barres are available in 2 handy sizes; 2.4m Long and 1.8m Long. Both are capable of packing down flat and can be lifted and handled easily by people of all ages.
With the Solid Timber Barre just like our Studio Range and a tubular steel base, these cleverly designed units can be adjusted infinitely up to 1.150m, well in excess of the standard height.
If you need your base to have a bit of extra weight, Show Works is able to supply 10kg shot bags to assist.
Safe to use on carpet, vinyl or timber; these Home Use Portable Barres are the ideal addition to your Home Studio.