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Testimonials

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For over 50 years, the Gerstung subfloor has been tested and used all over the world, 
and is designed to support dancers and athletes. We have floors at 40 years
of age that are still absorbing, stabilizing, and providing resiliency to many users.  

“After having the floors installed in our black box theater and an additional studio, our company dancers couldn’t have been happier! Having a sprung floor has truly expanded the use of our studio and rehearsal space, now that we can rehearse longer in those studios without fear of excessive aches and pains. Moveius and the patrons of Dance Loft on 14 are truly grateful to have extra bounce and give under their feet!”

Kami McCracken, Company and Programs Manager

Dance Loft on 14 • Moveius Contemporary Ballet

    When the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco was to host a Flamenco performance we needed to acquire a sprung dance floor.  As Gerstung had been highly recommended by several theatre and dance companies, we inquired.  Siegfried was out of the country on business but made sure to contact me personally.  Our timeframe for needing the floor was very tight and we were assured that his team would make it happen.  His team sprung into action and there was a four week turnaround from initial contact to the floor arriving at the theatre some 2800 miles away.  The personal attention to customer service and needs was impeccable.
   The floor was assembled by our tech team with ease.  When the dancers arrived they were immediately enamored with the spring of the floor.  When they heard the resonant sound coupled with the spring on stage they were absolutely in love.  On closing night of the show, I was approached by two other companies and asked about the possibility of renting our floor.  We cannot speak highly enough of the quality of the floor as a whole as well as the professionalism of Gerstung Floor Systems and do not hesitate to recommend working with them.

 

Chris Kenney
Presidio Theatre

Technical Director

“I wanted to let you know that the floor you made for Mashup Contemporary Dance Company here in Los Angles has been getting well used!  I am thankful for the quality of the build every time it gets packed up or goes back down again.”

 

Sean Kellett, Mashup Contemporary Dance Company Los Angeles

I’m just writing to tell you that we closed our summer performances last Friday and the floor was amazing! Our dancers and artistic staff have given it a glowing review. We installed it on a raised deck as well as on concrete and it worked equally as well on both surfaces. We were able to assemble a 32’ x 24’ size in 40 minutes with 4 guys. Really slick! Thank you so much for working with us on the floor and providing above and beyond in customer service.

Alberta Ballet, Canada

We love our new floors and barres by Getstung! After 40 years of being in a shared space in a local community center, we are excited to have 4 beautiful studios with GERSTUNG  floors and barres in our own designated space. Very grateful to be here! High quality product and amazing customer service. We highly recommend GERSTUNG! 

Cindee White BCV Dance Center

"Our new floor had its public debut yesterday – the first live dance performance in SF since lockdown.  Even the mayor attended.  The floor is a real godsend for our performance opportunities as we blaze a trail back to public performances.  Yesterday’s performance was in downtown SF on a closed street.  We certainly loved having the floor!!! 

 

I volunteered on the load-out crew and experienced firsthand the ease of assembly/disassembly. 40 minutes up and 30 minutes down – not bad.

 

It has been a pure pleasure working with you.  It is so rare to find a company that treats each individual order with such care and concern.  You worked with us so closely to assure that we received the floor that we desired and it is a true success.  You took the time to understand how and where we planned to use the floor and I have no doubt it will continue to exceed our expectations.  The quality of the floor was apparent the minute it arrived and it excelled through three performances in its debut with Smuin Contemporary Ballet.  The dancers loved it.  Thank you!"

Lori  Laqua - Smuin Contemporary Ballet, San Francisco

"I love my portable sprung dance floor from Gerstung International!!!  It provides more than enough spring to feel comfortable jumping, executing floor work AND it is easy to move, put together and store.  It has made a world of difference for my body when teaching/training from home. In fact, I was so impressed that I ordered floors for all of the dance students in my program so they too can train safely & comfortably from home. Thank you so much for all you have done for the BFA Dance program.  The dancers are so impressed by the floor & barre and have already felt the difference in their bodies!"

Danah Bella, Chair/Professor, BFA Dance, Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University

"If excellent service and quality workmanship are your goals for a dance floor than look no further - Gerstung Floor Systems is your company! When the pandemic forced me to teach my dance classes from my basement, my joints paid the price. Luckily, Kimberly Mackin and Siegfried Gerstung understood my dilemma. They created and installed, in a short time, a sprung floor in my basement. Now, my body feels great when I teach classes and I am a lot less fatigued. I highly recommend this floor and company!"

Dana Keane - Founder of Studio Dans

“After six hours a day and six days a week of grueling rehearsals, it is inevitable that our dancers are sore and tired.  Since the installation of our Gerstung Suspended Dance Floors, the dancers have noticed a measurable difference in the way they feel and perform.  The remarkable cushioning effect experienced while landing, combined with the slight lift before a jump, aids in preventing compression of the spinal column, ankle, and knee joints.” 

Washington Ballet

“I am writing to let you know how happy we are with the durability, quality and life of your dance floors.  We installed your AirBase® dance floors in 1993.  We still teach on the original floors and they are still going strong! We run a very busy and active dance studio with 5 large studios, [all Gerstung AirBase®  floors], six days a week.  We teach all forms of dance including lots of tap.  The dance floors were a big investment for us, but it was money well spent.  Being able to provide great quality flooring which prevents injury and accidents for both our instructors and students is of the utmost importance to us.  Thank you for providing a system that can handle the demands of the dance industry and for being a company we can rely on!”  

Diane Andrews and Mary Harper, Owners - Backstage Dance Studio

Our studio was recently relocated and we needed 5 new sprung floors.  We had previously worked with Mr Gerstung so we knew we had to have him on this project. 

 

Gerstung Floor Systems went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied with their flooring. …..They listened to our needs and made excellent suggestions on the type of flooring that would suit our classes and dancers. ……... We also purchased new barres from Gerstung, [double brackets] and they are solid while enhancing the look of the new studio.  Thanks to Gerstung, we now have 5 sturdy sprung floors and Marley that is safe for our dancers and teachers, looks amazing and will be long lasting.  We are grateful for their exceptional service and products and highly recommend them to anyone. 

 

Dana and Lara Martin

Moving Company Dance Center

Knock On Wood Tap Studio in Washington, DC has enjoyed Gerstung's sprung maple portable flooring for almost 30 years.  Countless tap dancers have travelled from all over the world to shuffle, flap, and stomp on our original floors, which are as reliable as the day they were delivered. The durability, sound quality, comfort, and customer service provided by Gerstung dance floors is second to none, and we look forward to continued success with their product at the center of our business.   

Lisa Swenton-Eppard, Programming  Director, Knock On Wood Studio, DC

“..... to see the happy faces of our participants and their complements …..thank you again for providing us with a state of the art floor.”

 

YMCA Metropolitan Washington D.C.

“.... everyone loves our Gerstung floor.  The instructors and students are all absolutely thrilled with it!  I’ve been teaching for nine years and have always had a small ache or pain somewhere, but since switching to the new floor I’ve felt great….” 

 

Stephanie Voss, Physical Director Gettysburg YWCA

“This letter is to express our great satisfaction with the flooring we purchased from your company.  The quality is exceptional, even with the extreme use the floor takes [especially during jumps] there has been no problem with the structure.  The effectiveness of the floor is well noted by all who use it.  Many of our athletes/dancer comment on the decreased pounding their bodies take while doing plyometric training on the floor.  The purchase has worked well for us and we would certainly recommend GERSTUNG.”   

 

Baylor University TX

“I love the Gerstung floor…. It is the best floor I have ever worked-out on!  For my last two videos, “Denise Austin’s Stretch and Flex” and “Denise Austin’s 30-minute Fat Burning Workout”, I selected the Gerstung Floor; and felt great all the way through the taping.  I can honestly recommend a Gerstung floor for any facility who wants a floor that not only is beautiful, but is shock absorbent!"

 

Denise Austin, President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

“After thoroughly researching the availability of aerobic/sprung floor systems, I was convinced that the Gerstung Floor would be the most shock absorbing and safest one for vigorous exercising.  Comments from my staff as well as my clientele assured me that I made the best decision.  Today we are proud owners of 15 Gerstung Floors, which is a definite asset to the fine facility at Canyon Ranch.” 

Canyon Ranch Health and Fitness Resorts

“ A prime objective of the aerobic industry is injury prevention through safe, effective workouts.  Naturally, the type of surface on which a class is held is key factor in prevention.  It must provide support and shock absorbency while remaining resilient.  The Gerstung Fitness Floors are excellent for this industry.  I highly recommend these floors from the safety aspect and as a promotional tool for any fitness activity.” 

Lynn Brick, Fitness Centers Owner

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