I have recently made a number of portable dance boards for an Appalachian folk dance group who asked me to design and make them to be easily stored and transported to gigs by the individual members.
The images above show the dance boards ready for delivery and the pictures below show the construction details.
They can be handmade to order in two sizes –
60 cm x 60 cm x 6 cm high (23″ x 23″ x 2.25″ approx.) at £120 each (for 4-10 boards £110 each, for 11+ boards £95 each).
60 cm x 80 cm x 6 cm high (23″ x 30″ x 2.25″ approx.) at £150 each (for 4-10 boards £130 each, for 11+ boards £115 each).
Specification – Each board as a 12 mm thick top surface of marine plywood (extremely wear resistant and weather proof) screwed and glued to a 30 mm thick jointed pine base frame (with further jointed pine support strutts within). The top edges are rounded off to avoid splinters (which can effect interlocking dance boards after time). There are four slots on the underside edge of the board frame in which a 45mm square connecting block can be fitted to connect multiple boards together (the blocks are held in place using velcro fasteners). A ratchet strap can be used to hold the entire set of boards together when fully assembled. Each board has four rubber feet to both protect and cushion it when used on hard surfaces. Because of the generous amount of space under each board, the sound created by the dancers feet will be amplified (reducing the strain on the leg and ankle muscles as they won’t use as much energy in comparison to dancing on a solid surface).
Delivery times are currently 4-6 weeks depending on numbers ordered and workload.