Of course you want your special event to be perfect. So many things go into planning a special birthday, wedding, mitzvah or any other big party. You want the setting and ambience to match the mood of your celebration, and the food to be delicious. But most of all, you want to have fun! For most people, fun includes dancing to a live band or a DJ. EventQuip offers many dance floor alternatives to get your guests up and moving! Here are some considerations and information to help you when deciding which dance floor is best for you.
General Dance Floor Considerations
1. Approximately 50% of the people at a party will dance if there is good entertainment
2. One couple needs approximately 9 square feet of space to dance comfortably
3. A younger crowd means that most likely more than 50% of people will dance, but they generally dance closer to each other, and therefore may use a little less space
4. An older crowd indicates that less than 50% of people will dance, but they need more room because the style of dancing requires more space to move comfortably
5. You want to provide a big enough dance floor for your guests, but not so large that it appears empty
See the following chart that provides approximate guidelines for the number of guests and recommended dance floor sizes:
|Dance Floor Size Guidelines *|
|Total Number of Guests||Approximate Number of Dancing Guests at One Time||Size Options|
|60||30||12′ x 12′|
|90||45||15′ x 15′|
|130||65||18′ x 18′|
|170||85||20′ x 21′|
|200||100||21′ x 24′|
|230||115||24′ x 24′|
|270||135||24′ x 28′|
|* Note, all estimates and sizes are approximate. Please call for custom sizes for your event. We have many custom sizes and options available.|
Take a look at some of the floors we have done in the past, and let us know what you think! We can install our dance floors directly onto outdoor grassy surfaces (provided they are protected by a tent), on top of our leveled flooring, or at an indoor venue, either directly onto carpet, tile, granite or other hard surface. We can even create elevated floors so that everyone can see the action. EventQuip has beautiful oak parquet dance floors, all black floors, all white floors, and we can do custom checkerboards or other designs. We can also create custom decals and laminates that are adhered to the dance floor for a signature look.
This 18′ x 18′ white dance floor was placed on a custom elevated floor that we installed to extend over our client’s outdoor pool. It is all enclosed by a large clear span tent that was set up adjacent to the back of the client’s home to act as the lounge and main party space for this special event.
For a rustic wedding on a family farm last fall, the bride and groom chose a traditional and warm wood parquet floor for their guests to enjoy. This was installed directly on the level grass surface and is secured by beveled aluminum trim around the edges.
Here’s our wood parquet dance floor covered with a custom laminate decal that our client loved. The decal is affixed to the floor with a special laminate backing that is durable enough for dancing, but can be easily removed when the party is complete.
Here’s a fun black and white checkerboard dance floor that reflects the black and white color scheme of this party. Its placed under a white frame top tent and surrounded by our charcoal outdoor carpeting.
At this Lilly Pulitzer-inspired wedding along the Delaware River, our client asked for our gleaming white dance floor to keep the party bright! Surrounding the dance floor is our plush tan carpeting installed over leveled flooring.
Here’s another example of our wood parquet dance floor, this time installed on top of the carpet inside a special events venue.
Finally, we have former Pennsylvania Governor and former Philadelphia Mayor, Ed Rendell tearing it up on our white dance floor under a pretty little clear top tent!