1. The Pro Align Grid improves control, cross, turn out & placement
The Patented Design Pro Align Gridcan be used as a visual aid by dancers of all ages, from beginner to championship level, to self correct alignment, turn out, cross, control and placement. The central markings on the Pad can be used to ensure you are placing your feet in the right position while performing your steps.
2. Your PERSONAL sprung floor
We all know that dancing on hard surfaces is dangerous and can lead to injury. The Practice Pad has a specially designed SprungTECH foam layer that gives the feeling of dancing on a sprung floor to help combat hard surfaces.
3. Non-Slip surface reduces chance of injury
Use the Practice Pad on any surface including carpet, tiles or cement and save yourself from slips and falls! OUCH!!
4. The Perfect Size
A lot of parents ask us if the Practice Pad is big enough? They are used to seeing their son or daughter flying around on stage that it seems counter productive to have them practice on the spot. But the truth is that without perfecting foot placement, turn out and basic technique - the flying around, jumping and kicking will not actually look very good and can be dangerous without correct technique and control.
The Practice Pad was invented and designed by Irish Dancer and teacher, Shane Mc Avinchey, who spent years testing various materials, sizes and designs to finally come up with this perfectly sized practice space for Irish dancers.
5. Protect Your Floors
Parents can finally relax in knowing that their precious floors are protected from the relentless battering and stamping of their Irish dancer! No more scratching up expensive wood and tile flooring at home or scraping up fancy hotel lobby floors at the feis!
6. The perfect amount of sound
Use at home or in the studio without disturbing your family, neighbors, the teacher or fellow students. Supplies just the right amount of soundproofing and grip for hard shoe dancing with a foam center to reduce the sound just enough so the dancer can still hear their rhythms.
7. Lightweight and portable, TREBLE anywhere
Take your Practice Pad with you and treble ANYWHERE!
In the kitchen, in the bedroom, the sitting room or your favorite practice spot!
Take it to dance class or to the Feis - you can even practice outside!!
Ever go to a Feis only to find that the entire venue is covered in slippy cement or marble flooring? The tiny bit of allocated practice space is mobbed and feels more like a war zone than a place for you to focus, warm up and get in the zone??
Well, with your Practice Pad you can now just find a quiet corner or warm up in the calm and peaceful surroundings of your hotel room! Simply roll out your Practice Pad, pop in the headphones and get ready to perform at your very best!
9. Doubles up as an exercise mat
Use your Practice Pad as an exercise mat for your yoga, Pilates, cool downs and other strengthening and mat fitness routines!
10. Use In Class, Studio Or On The Go!
Rule number 1 for dance class - NO SITTING!!
It can be hard sometimes during a hard shoe session to keep active without disturbing your teacher or fellow dancers. The teacher often works with one dancer at a time but you want to use that time to work on a specific rhythm or movement.
No prob, now you can take your Practice Pad to dance class, find a space and practice away to your hearts content so you can be ready once your teacher gets round to you.
Practice Pads are also a great tool for teachers to use in studio for drills and explaining correct technique, drills and steps.