Dance studio

The Doug Smith Performance Center, Georgetown, Texas

Part of the Georgetown Palace Theatre and named after the generous donator Doug Smith, the Center is a performance arts education school for children.

The 14,500-square-foot, three-story performance center was completed in early 2020. Designed by Wang Architects, it offers a performance space with more than 200 seats, a dance studio, seven classrooms, rehearsal space, an outdoor terrace for events and special classes, wardrobe spaces, office spaces, a teacher’s lounge and an elevator.

“The smooth lacquer finish makes it easy for the children to perform their dance steps and routines. The gloss is aesthetically pleasing and looks wonderful in the reflection of the full-length mirror. The kids love dancing on it.” said Kristen Smith, the development director for the Palace Theatre.

Key benefits:

  • Progressive shock absorption
  • Almost impossible to overload
  • High-level performance
  • Finished floor height 28mm

Boflex carries the unique combination of a built-in shock absorption material and a stable construction that can withstand almost unlimited loads. This makes the floor system ideal for venues with multi-purpose usage (schools for examples) and large arenas. The uniform performance suits children as well as adults, with good bounce and friction. Even after twenty years, Boflex performs as day one.

Tests conducted by SINTEF (formerly The Norwegian Building Research Institute) shows that Boflex surpasses all its rivals and performs exceptionally well when being used by children and adults protecting body joints from shocks.

Boflex offers flexibility to accommodate your needs. Due to its extremely low building height, it is well suited for renovation purposes. The floor system is suitable with underfloor heating, for rolling loads and allows both hardwood and elastic surfaces (Boflex Champion).

Tests show that the system can withstand an almost unlimited load, due to the special built-in foam under-structure that can never be compresses more than 50% making the system suitable for tackling the heavy weight grandstands.

Boflex must be installed on an even and selfsupporting sub-floor, or on top of an existing floor.

Wang Architects in Georgetown, TX