dance school acoustics
A dance studio is inherently full of sound; Instructors' voices, music, stomping feet...all can create a noisy space. Most dance studios with their mirror-lined walls, large open spaces, and hardwood or tiled flooring suffer from poor acoustics. With so many hard surfaces, some covered entirely with mirrors and windows, sound waves bounce off and back into the room. This bouncing is known as echo or reverb and so often, these types of spaces have severe flutter echoes. As a result of problematic acoustics inside the dance studio space, the tendency is to turn the volume of the music up much too loud, shout louder and probably annoy the neighbours!
Space-pod provides a breadth of expertise in the construction of dance studio acoustics - ranging from new build construction to renovation and retro-fit work to help solve these acoustic problems.
It is very important to understand that acoustic treatment is not the same thing as soundproofing — a common misconception. As a general rule, the things you do to improve the listening accuracy of a room usually has negligible effect on the amount of sound that leaks into or out of that room.
Professionally designed acoustic treatment can make a real difference to a workable space. We ensure that each acoustic treatment is appropriate to the room use and as a result, we are confident our clients will quickly see the benefits of choosing Space-pod as their acoustic design specialist.
Whether building from scratch or converting an existing building, every client has their own physical and aesthetic requirements, as well as their own unique priorities. We obtain a full brief outlining the client’s requirements before starting the design of any specialist facility. We help our clients to deal with the main problems associated with dance studio acoustics; noise transfer between spaces, unsuitable reverberation times, flutter echoes, standing waves, and high noise levels.
We also specialise in installing floating de-coupled floors that isolate vibration noise from transferring through the building. The ideal is a fully sprung floor permanently laid, and exclusively used, for the purpose of dancing. Space-pod utilise floating floors de-coupled from the sub floor to minimise and prevent transfer of vibration sound through the building structure.
It is important that sound is heard clearly within the studio, but that it does not contaminate adjoining workspaces. Sound insulation is a primary structural consideration.
Cavity walls are invaluable, and these may have baffling material enclosed or on the surface. Inner and outer doors should be close-fitting and solid, with spring closures, and the space between such doors needs to be thoroughly insulated.
Room geometry affects the distribution of standing waves, especially at low frequencies, and therefore rooms which are uniform in size are not ideal spaces for optimum sound absorption. As most dance studios are rectangular in design, placing acoustic panels strategically around the studio will absorb the echo and reverb.
A dance school can be a difficult acoustic environment to get right, however space-pod has all the experience and expertise that you will need - give us a call on 08704 321 515 to discuss your requirements.
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