Dance is a physical activity that requires leaping, jumping, footwork and across the floor combinations. The shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on muscles, knees, joints and the back. Most dance footwear does not provide the proper cushioning or support needed for dancers. Thus, the best way to prevent potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional “floating floor”. IDC uses a floating floor that rests on a system of high-density foam, to absorb the shock of jumping. A high density foam base is superior to a “sprung” floor, which usually consists of a wood structure built on the regular floor. IDC floating dance floors are located in all 3 rooms. These floors also offer superior sound for our tap dancers.
WALL OF STRETCH
Every ballet class begins at the barre. This stationary handrail provides support for dancers during various types of ballet and dance positions. Barres are used extensively in ballet training and warm up exercises, where such exercises are commonly referred to as barre work within a ballet class. Ballet dancers use the barre for balance while performing several ballet steps and positions. Exercises done at the barre are the foundation for all the other ballet exercises. Barres are also used for warm up exercises in other types of dance, as well as in general fitness programs.
Dancers will achieve a full-body workout when IDC instructors use our top notch wall of stretch. The techniques applied will stretch and lengthen the muscles asscoiated with the hips, thighs, seat, abdominals and arms. Dancers using the wall of stretch are taught strengthening exercises and stretching exercises to help avoid any bouncing or jumping injuries on the dance floor. This Wall of Stretch is IDC hidden gem in the studio.
All three dance rooms at Inspire are equipped with a mirror wall so the dancers can see their dance positions and correct their technique or performance. Every room has the wood floating floor, barre's attached to the walls, a floating barre in room one, mats for tumbling, specialty lighting and a sound sytem along with cameras to broadcast the dancers class on one of the 3 flat screen TV's in the lobby.
Our NEW LOCATION Is an updated 9,000 square feet dance facility and is equipped with 3 air conditioned dance studios. IDC has a spacious lobby with TV for each room to view your dancer and comfortable seating, reception desk, dressing rooms, lockers, showers, study area and lounge for dancers.
DRESSING AREA AND LOCKERS
The spacious lobby provides a comfortable waiting area, merchandise corner, and reception desk. Inspire DeVotion Dance Center pictures are featured on our walls, along with our many tropys and plaques from various competitions from over the years. Video cameras are mounted inside each studio, taping classes and feeding a live stream to the televisions in the lobby where three flat screen televisions are positioned on the East wall of the lobby - one designated to each dance studio. Parents can sit and relax in our lobby, while also watching their child participate in class.
Dancers who have breaks between classes are welcome to use the study area located at the back of the studio away from all the distractions of the dancers lounge and lobby. There is a long desk and chairs where multiple students can sit and catch up on homework between classes. The study area can also be used for any parents waiting for their dancer to finish class if they need a quiet place to read or catch up on work on their tablet or laptops. Everyone is welcome to use the study area!!!
Inspire DeVotion Dance Center also provides a lounge for our dancers that includes 2 changing rooms and lockers for storage. Perfect place to take a quick break between classes. This is also where you will find our Lost & Found. We place all lost items in a box in the dancers lounge.