Project ‘no more bruises’, aka how to build a dance floor

It’s true that your skin gets used to certain amount of pressure when you do enough shoulder rolls. Or perhaps with time, you simply know the technique better and you stop rolling over your bones ;). But as we are set to make Flow Village a place for movement exploration, most of our students do their first shoulder rolls in our space. The beautiful wooden floor we have is simply a little too much unforgiving in that respect.

So we decided to launch ‘no more bruises’ projects, or as our students like to call it ‘no more pain’, ‘no pain, just gain’. We are building a dance floor. Abi has been carefully studying all our options and we finally identified all necessary ingredients and executing the project this weekend. Aaaah! – scary as it is, we go for it. 🙂

Pool Noodles

Step 1: Get loads of pool noodles. You should see the look on peoples faces when we marched through the middle of the town with 40 pool noodles with us. Priceless.

Step 2: Get the awesome dance floor, you can slide on and yet have enough grip at the same time.

Step 3: Cut all pool noodles into equal 4cm cylinders and don’t cut your fingers while doing so. This has actually been so enjoyable that I was considering changing my profession. 🙂

Step 4: Bring your dad over, aka the expert.

Step 5: Get 55 wooden plates from friendly Bauhaus.

Step 6: Glue all the pool noodle cylinders to the wooden plates.

Step 7: Turn those plates around and create the bottom layer of the floor.

Step 8: Create the second layer of the floor.

Step 9: Roll the dance carpet.

Step 10: Tape it together…


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