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This listing is for the Exterior
grade. This portable raised dance board measures 24in x 32in x 3in high and are
normally used for clogging, tap dancing, flat-footing, or buck dancing. They
come fully assembled and ready to use right out of the box. You can pay three
times as much for a board and not find half these features that include:
FEATURES AND OPTIONS:
Raised Height – you want a dance board
raised off the ground a little bit for several reasons. One reason is to give
the board a little more of the deeper base sound that makes you sound good.
Another reason is to keep the board dry if you dance outside on in a grassy
area like many people do when they go to fiddle conventions or festivals. You
don’t want the back side of your board getting muddy or wet as it will warp and
make the board sound dull.
Handle / Sound Hole – Fully integrated
handle does not protrude in a way which will dent or scuff your other items you
might be carrying in your car. This also doubles as a sound release hole that
lets some of the natural resonating sound out. This make the board more of an
instrument making the sounds you make more apart of the overall sound of the
band you are dancing too.
Modular – This board is designed to work
with others just like it. No other dance board has sold so many copies, and
when you go to a festival or event the boards people are most likely to have is
the ASPS dance board like yours which makes for opportunities to put them
together to make a larger dance surface. See Bulk Order information and
Upgradeable / Repairable –This board is
constructed with high grade rust free epoxy coated screws. Many boards are
glued together which has some advantages but can be a disaster if the board
gets wet or needs to be repaired. This system allows the board to have any part
replaced or repaired without damaging the other parts. Another big advantage of
this system is if you wear the board out you can flip it over and use the other
side. This system also makes it much cheaper to upgrade to the Interconnect
option. (see below)
Soft Step Center Flex – Some boards are
built very ridged. This board has a soft center that gives you a little bounce
to your step. This keeps you dancing longer and is easier on the feet, ankles,
and knees. I have tested this with a 250 lb professional clogger and he did
some massive stomps without any damage. I weigh about 200lbs and done lots of
massive stomping and never had one break.
Light Weight – For it’s size this board
weights much less than other boards. This makes it easier to carry around to
your favorite band at the far end of the field.
Non-Surface Finish – Most dance boards
come with some kind of surface finish and they charge you big bucks. I found
it’s best not to have any kind of finish on a dance board because the natural
drag coefficient of unfinished wood provides the best all around performance.
Dancers that use a lot of stepping motions need a board less slick, dancers who
use a lot of buck step need a board that is more slick. The use of corn meal is
highly recommended as this lets you ‘tune’ your board to the perfect amount of
slip. Corn meal allows the board to be adjusted perfect to the dancer.
Green Environmental Friendly – over 99%
of these boards are made from wood which is 10 times more environmental
friendly that boards that contain plastics or metals which are energy intensive
to process and fabricate. Also we have nearly perfected our manufacturing
process so we used 99% or better of the raw materials leaving virtually no
waste to be thrown away in a landfill.
American Appalachian Made and Sourced –
All of these boards are manufactured by caring craftsmen of the Appalachian
Mountain Range of the USA. And all our raw materials are manufactured in the
USA eliminating any possibility of child foreign labor being used.
Exterior: This board comes with high
grade four or five layer plywood that is designed for exterior use. If it gets
rained on, it generally hold ups pretty good. Much better than the Interior
grades. The sound quality is very good. Most of the dance boards we sell are of
this type and we ship this by default. It does not look as good as Interior and
may have patches to make the board completely smooth, but most shipped are
Interior: This board comes with high
grade five layer plywood that is defect and knot free surface. It looks better
than the Exterior grades, but it will separate and fall apart if it gets wet or
exposed to a lot of dew or rain. It produces a more uniform sound and has
slightly higher sound quality. Should generally be used indoors or only in dry
conditions. If you want this option please add $10 to your order. The check out
process will not give you this option and you must contact us and we will
provide you instructions for making the final payment.
Professional: The best performing option with the
best appearance. Has all the same features as the interior grade, but
manufactured higher standards and more features that include:
If you want this option please add $25 to your
order. The check out process will not give you this option and you must contact
us and we will provide you instructions for making the payment.
Upgrade Options: All of the following features can be added to our
Standard, Interior, or Professional grades which can include:
High strength frame for better sound quality
Ultra high strength joint-less wood strip laminate wood frame for ultimate
options that have price ranges please call us for your specific customization
needs (678-200-0862). Options with fixed prices can be noted in
the notes section of your payment and we will send you a Paypal invoice for the
balance. 80% of customizations are
usually completed within one day.
Interconnect Option– These boards can be
connected together by several different methods. One way is wrapping a luggage
strap around the outside. More sophisticated methods range from a bungee cord
option to using my magnetic interconnect system. Interconnect option allows the
boards to be assembled into large area in minutes to almost any shape such as
squares, rectangles, L-shapes, almost anything you can imagine. Interconnect
option is usually done for lots of 6 more but can be done for as little as two
boards. The Interconnect option is available offline only. Call for more
Other Uses and Applications – As you
might expect there are lots of other uses for these boards besides dancing.
Kids loving having six or more love using their creative ideas in putting them
together differently. These boards can also be used for:
Bulk Orders – These boards can be order
in bulk for considerable price savings to make a large dance floor almost
anywhere that is flat. I have an interconnect option that cost a little more
but is highly convenient for putting together a dance floor quickly. Some dance
communities each member purchases a board and brings it with them to the dance
to make up the dance floor. Bulk orders normally run in lots of six with prices
starting lower than most people expect including delivery. Prices go up from
there depending on shipping location and how fast you need them.
Questions and Answers –
Q. Is there a delay for a customized
A. If you are purchasing a Exterior,
Interior, or Professional board in standard configuration there usually is no
delay. Any kind of customized feature is subject to delay, however 90% of
customized orders ship within 3 days or less of receiving the order.
Q. I am a woodworker and your design
looks simple enough. Can I just make one myself?
A. Duplication of our design is
prohibited however you can purchase the blueprint and build them yourself for a
$10 licensing fee per board. The ASPS Dance Company owns the property rights of
these boards which is defined as:
Q. I am interested in the professional
grade board. Is it the exterior grade board with a birch layer on the surface
for better sound? Also, would the total be plus $25 for the professional board?
Do you sell the professional board in the smaller size? Thanks!! Laura
A. Yes, definitely better for sound. The
birch is lighter weight and combined with stronger sealed frame it makes much
higher strength to weight ratio which gives higher frequency range. You can
produce sounds and tones not possible with the cheaper versions. It also feels
better to dance on if you dance a lot. I found this myself and confirmed with
other professional performers. I can custom make the 1/2 sized board in birch,
but its the same price because its a non-stock item. And it can not produce the
deep rich beautiful sounds that the full size makes. To upgrade to Professional
its $25 additional
Q. I would use this for tap dancing and I
have very bad knees and need a more "springie" board. How much give is there to absorb the
impact? I am about 135 pounds. Thanks
for the info!
A. These boards were designed from the
very beginning to have ‘Soft Step Center Flex’ feature. I noticed when
studying different designs that people who danced all night long did so on wood
that flexes. We got lots of reports from people that say how much better they
feel afterwards when dancing on flexible wood vs. other surfaces. There are no
center braces in any of my designs. The harder you dance the more it will flex
to absorb the impact. I have optimized the thickness of the wood to allow for
the most impact absorption while still having the necessary rigid-ness
necessary to perform its function. Some people also place yoga mats under the
boards to further absorb impact.
Related Products – We sell smaller and
other unique dance boards which can be found in the "Dance Boards"
category and instructional videos. If you do not see the links on this page to
the left, click on the ‘curtisriver’ store icon at the top of this page:
All CA, AZ, OR, WA,
NV, ID, UT, AK, and HI states please add $10 surcharge for shipping. This option does not show up in the checkout
process and we will send you a Paypal invoice for the remainder of the shipping
charges after you place your order to your email listed on your Paypal account.
We can ship
international, please inquire on availability and rates before placing an
Special additional handling
and shipping charges for all international orders. Most people pay through the
Paypal.com website. Please pay immediately after purchasing as this simplifies
the payment tracking process and will result in you receiving your item several
days sooner. We handle some orders, such as bulk or distributor orders over the
phone. There is a processing fee to place an order over the phone as a private
party using a credit card.
SHIPPING CENTERS, CANCELATIONS, SHIPPING SURCHARGES, AND GREEN PACKAGING:
90% of our orders are
shipped the same day if placed by 3pm Eastern time unless noted otherwise. We
are hit about 97% in getting our shipments out by next business day. There
however are exceptions because we travel a lot in our work and don’t always
have access to a shipping center or other factors outside our control. If your
delivery date is critical please contact us before ordering.
Most items over $20 have
shipping numbers, but not all our shipping centers have upload ability for our
shipping numbers. We have multiple shipping centers and will ship from the
closest one whenever possible. We often
cannot leave positive response for your prompt payment as we often receive our
order by cell phones and do not have access to computers with internet
connections. We cannot cancel an order
once it has shipped and must be processed through return and refund process.
International Orders – Some states may have surcharge shipping rates. These
states may include AK, HI, CA, WA, OR, ID, NV, AZ, and TX. If there is a
surcharge you will be notified after the order with the amount and additional
instructions will be sent by email for making the payment to the email listed
in your Paypal account. Usually the amount is not more than 20% of the
shipping. If you feel the surcharge is too high we will refund the order. We
can ship almost all items internationally, but please inquire with us before
purchasing to get a price quote on the shipping costs.
We use recycled packaging
materials in packing our items for shipment. We will use a bicycle when
possible to bring the items to the nearest shipping center to reduce the
environmental impact as much as possible.
RESOLVING AN ISSUE:
The fastest and best way to
resolve an issue is to contact us directly by email or phone (six, seven,
eight,)-(two, zero, zero)-(zero, eight, six, two). Do not open an or
Paypal case as it creates extra labor for us and can delay the resolution
process by up to 30 days. Once a case is opened they draft the full purchase
price of the item from our account and do not restore it for up to 30 days
after the case is closed. This increases our product costs and lowers our
customer service to you and future customers. Only open a case if you can-not
resolve the issue by contacting us first.
ASPS DANCE COMPANY:
ASPS standing for
Appalachian Step Percussion Services is small North Carolina based company that
started in 2008 that provides educational services, products, and programs
through out the USA in areas related to traditional Appalachian dance know as
Flat-footing or Buck Dancing. In 2013 it came out with “ASPS Learn” stamp which
is a stamp that recognizes instructors, programs, and products for having a
standardized system that has been found to improve the learning experiences for
students. High customer service, high value products, and innovative product
and program development has been core to the company’s growing success.
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