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  • Dancing on Carpet

    Posted by kamillya14 on March 23, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    So, I’m now starting to put together dances, and I’d like to choreograph a whole song…but I feel that with carpeted floors, I’m really limited. I want the dance to be jazz/hip hop in style, and being able to be spin to the floor without getting rug burns would be great.
    Too bad I have fully carpeted house
    This is a wierd question, but is it possible to get some mat, like a small section linoleoum or that fake wood flooring to put under and around my pole? I’m sure Lowes Hardware would sell a swatch of kitchen floor lineloum or something right?
    What do others do with carpeting to ease the rug burns?

    There’s two pole studios within driving distance of me, and NEITHER offer private pole (even though one advertises it on their website!!! ), so I can’t go to practice a routine…So, my home is my really only option to practice.

    Hollydee replied 15 years, 2 months ago 6 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Trena

    March 23, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    I have carpet on my floor and I do find it really limits me. What I do is when Im doing a spin, as I get to the floor I slow myself down a little so that I dont get ‘burned’. I also try to land on my feet as much as possible. Ive never really tried twirling but I cant imagine that its easy on carpet! lol
    Veena has carpet in her pole rooms though and she totally rocks her dances!! Your idea about the linoleum is really good and might be something that I’ll look into myself!

  • yogabeachbabe

    March 23, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    I’m not sure that putting anything under your pole is a good idea–unless it’s that rubber thing designed specifically for Lil Mynx poles. I think it might be dangerous because your pole might slide and you wouldn’t have a solid foundation. What if you were to cut a hole in the middle for your pole and build a little linoleum dancefloor around it? I’ve seen girls do that with children’s playmats. But I totally understand about the carpeting. I rent a house that is almost entirely carpeted and I hate it. I hardly ever wear shoes when I’m practicing at home (but will put them on the minute I get into the studio!) and usually wear these half sock things made for modern dancers because I hate the way the carpet feels on my feet. And, like Trena, I hardly ever go down to my knees.

  • Trena

    March 23, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Oh yeah I totally agree wit yogabeachbabe! I didnt properly read the bit about putting the floor covering under the pole. That could be very dangerous!

  • Veena

    March 23, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    I rent too and have carpet I haven’t come up with a good solution yet. I get A LOT of rug burn on my feet knee butt ….LOL I would love to do more floor work but……theres only so much rug burn I’m willing to deal with. If you figure something out let me know. I have thought about putting a office chair plasic mat thing under but that still doesn’t give much space to do floor work. Also depending on the pole it might not be safe unless you cut a hole for the pole.

  • DeaconJungleCatPoles

    March 23, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    It’s funny how everyone seems to hate carpet and I have hardwood floors and I wish I had carpet LOL I find that my floor is hard and cold. I’m reluctant to land on it before it’s sorta uncomfortable. Go figure!

    Jungle Cat

  • kamillya14

    March 23, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Yea, now that I think about it,maybe putting some flooring wouldn’t be the safest thing. I am picturing the pole just slipping right out while I’m inverting or something…So…I think I’ll stick with my rub burns…But next time I move, I’m insisting on a pole room with some hardwood floors!

  • Hollydee

    March 23, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    The issue is I have never danced on carpet, but I have danced on wooden and concrete and either way you end up burns on your legs. I have scars on my knees from when I use to dance and that was on a stage "quality" floor. I imagine rug burn and floor burn hurt about the same. LOL. You just have to pick which one you can handle. Also you might want to wear leggings… like i said I don’t know much about dancing on carpet. Hope everything works out for you.

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