A quality facility will provide a clean, neat and safe environment and offer amenities such as a comfortable waiting area, observation windows (for easy viewing of classes) full-length mirrors, sturdy ballet barres, adequate restrooms, and changing rooms.
The single most important thing you should consider about a facility is the type of floor that is used. One of the best ways to enjoy dance safely is to select a school with free-floating sprung floors, which are specially designed to reduce fatigue and prevent injuries. The surface of the dance floor is also an important factor. A vinyl-composite “marley” floor is accepted worldwide as the best surface layer for ballet because of its non-slip feature. A solid wood surface is seen as the most ideal surface for other disciplines such as tap and modern dance.