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  1. Hi, it’s ok for barre work, my daughter sprays a bit of hairspray to the soles of her shoes if jumping or completing adagio and says this has been fine and has used it with pointe, but really only for barre work as we only bought 1m x 1m. We bought this to just enable my DD to carry out some small practice barre work on carpet in her bedroom, It’s by no means the best option but for a cheaper alternative it’s been fine, we have now purchased the Harlequin practice mat which she places over this and this makes it less slippy.
  2. Another recommendation for Nicola, Carrie and The Dance Conservatoire team. The most wonderful nurturing environment for any dancer, my DD attended the earlier summer intensive which was brilliantly organised, small numbers for safety as well as providing top quality training.
  3. My daughter uses the 1m x 1 m portable floor From here In her bedroom Approx £50 https://softfloorkids.co.uk/category/dance-tiles/ it comes in separate click together tiles, So you can buy the length/width you need It has rubber/plastic backing And edges , and has wood affect surface, so doesn’t ruin carpet beneath but provides a sturdy base to dance on, this was fine for barre work and practice for ballet, and great for tap too, It does slide on wood flooring, but we bought the harlequin practice mat and she now uses this on top of the soft floor in her bedroom to give a smoother surface t
  4. I’ve just recently purchased the portable harlequin practice mat, it’s slim, but a durable vinyl mat. We have laminate flooring in lounge and when placed on this it does not slip at all. Extra fast delivery too, think it came next day. Yes, you cannot put this on carpet, best on to wood, tiled, or a hard floor Surface. My daughters feet were slipping out of position on our flooring (even applying hairspray to the soles of her shoes didn’t help) but she has had pointe classes and Other 1-1 zoom classes and says the mat is perfect, no slipping at all. It comes r
  5. Woodside Dance Retreat are doing a Christmas 3 day intensive, they are based in Kent. Details on Facebook and Instagram x
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