Dancespace383 Wollongong is the highest achieving Ballroom Dancing Academy in Australia and as such is home to several high achieving competition couples.
"The floor is of course the main product in any dance studio, costing in our case the best part of one hundred thousand dollars. To that end, we researched different products trying to find the best one. We were determined to use the best and most environmental product on our 400 square meter dance floor.
We came across Whittle Waxes, who were then in Ringwood in Melbourne. The product choice on the market was large, however at this point we found out that the largest dance company in the country used Whittle Waxes. My wife had lectured in one of their studios in Victoria, and she had raved about the floor, so it was easy to call the owner and simply follow what they had done.
As we spend large parts of lives indoors, my wife and I find it important to minimize our exposure to chemicals as much as possible in our home, as well as in our work place. With a large amount of children learning dance and yoga in the studio, we feel it's the right thing to do to give them the most environmentally friendly conditions possible.
In our old dance studio, in Wollongong town center on the main street, Crown St. We used a poly resin product containing some nasty chemicals. As a result, we got off on the wrong foot with all our neighbors. The local shops had to send home their staff, as the smell was so bad for the first few days. We were threatened with legal action for compensation however we managed to come to a satisfactory arrangement.
With Whittle Waxes, we had none of this nonsense and indeed have had our customers using the product in their homes."
–Allen Shingler, Co-World Champion Ballroom Dancer with his wife Donna Shingler Reeve, and owner of Dancespace 383 Wollongong
Dear Whittle Waxes,
"The floor at DanceSpace383 in Wollongong is THE best floor I've experienced. I wish I'd known of you before I finished my partner’s small floor."
-Sincerely, Mark Reid.
Apart from the environmental advantage of Whittle Waxes Hardwax Oils on dance floors and gyms. The practical benefits, such as being durable and easily maintained are the undeniable selling point for hardwearing floors.
Scuffing and lightly scratching is a given, especially in studios like Dancespace 383, who propose styles of dancing such as Ballroom Dancing, Ballet, Yoga, Street Latin, Contemporary, Salsa, and Swing. Light damage will happen with any type of coating. With Hardwax Oils it’s easy to refresh by simply buffing on a maintenance coat of Whittle Waxes Object Oil to keep it looking like new. With no toxic odors, and no sanding required, Object Oil can be buffed on at night and will be dry by opening hours the next morning.
To find out more about Dancespace383 please check out their website.