SO, you’re wondering where you should put your dance floor for your celebration. This is a great question.
You may have some spots in mind or you may have zero clue where it may be best. Well, I may be able to help you out! My name is Nick, and I set up dance floors for weddings and parties on the reg! Let’s dive right on into the things you should consider when determining the best place to have your dance party.
I've got 5 questions you should ask yourself when picking that perfect location for your dance floor (from Sound Wave Events, of course!) is going:
Question 1: How big is your dance crowd?
You may have 100 guests at your party, but how many of those people are actually going to dance at any given time? Consider your guests and their dancing prowess (or lack thereof)! The general rule for dance floors is a 3’x3’ space for every 2 guests. So, for ~150 guests where not everyone will be dancing at the same time, our 16’x16’ dance floors would be a solid choice! If you've got a bigger group, one of our 20’x24’ dance floor options would be ideal for crowds of upwards of 400 people. It's important to make sure you aren’t getting too small of a dance floor for your crew, but you also don't want a ton of empty dancing space! If you have questions about what size would fit your group best, call our office and we can help ya nail down what option will be best.
Question 2: How many options do you have at your venue?
Once you have an idea of how big your crowd is, the next step is crucial. How much space/how many options does your venue even have? Some venues offer big open spaces and room for design that really leave almost anywhere in the room as a potential dance party location! However, some smaller venues, while still an awesome place to host a party, really only leaves one or two spots for your dance floor. Always feel free to ask your dance floor provider (us!) or your venue contact for their opinions as well as other options available to you!
PRO TIP: Be aware of the ground you want your dance floor to be on. Some dance floors will not work outside, in grass, on gravel, or other kinds of landscape! You gotta make sure the surface is level, so your guest don't go flying everywhere. #safetyfirst
Question 3: How big of a deal is this dance party to you and your guests?
This is a fairly simple concept to grasp, but you may not think about it right away! Because seriously: how important is dancing for your event? If you really want to put a focus on dancing once it starts, consider placing your dance floor somewhere in the middle of the space, or somewhere where it’ll be a focal point once dancing kicks in. A point like this may not matter for some venues, planners, or party go-ers, but it can make a huge difference if your dance floor is in the corner of the room, rather than in the center. You don’t want your dance floor in the way of any other big activity (you aren’t going to put your dance floor in the middle of your ceremony!), but in my experience, an easy-to-see-and-get-to dance floor is a much more inviting space once it’s groovin’ time!
Question 4: Do you have a DJ?? (what even is a dance party without one?)
Here’s a short and simple tip: try your very best to keep your DJ next to your dance floor. With every DJ I’ve worked with in my years working in the industry, every single one prefers to be right next to the action. It’s a whole lot easier for your DJ to feel the crowd and music when they are next to where the party is happening! Plus, I'd say that they guests also seem to enjoy this more! It just isn’t nearly as fun of a party if your DJ is stuck in a corner 20 feet away from the guests.
And finally! Question 5: Are you ready to make the decision?
Considering all of these things, it’s now time to choose your dance floor location! This will be your Party Central, the place you and your guests will be getting jiggy with it… the place where Uncle Fred will be doing the worm! This is some (not incredibly) serious stuff! Once you decide, just make sure your dance floor provider and venue contact know as early as possible. In most cases, when a dance floor is put down and set up, it’s down for the rest of the party. SO CHOOSE WISELY. ;)
All of that now being said and done, you now have a dance floor location picked out! Congratulations! A choice like this may take someone a sip of water and two seconds to decide… Buuut taking the time to consider your options can help make your event and dance party be the best they can be! Now get out there and make sure when that party starts you show Uncle Fred who's the better dancer!
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