How to Organize a Small-Space Dance Party
Organizing a dance party in a small space is tricky. The venue has to be small enough to feel intimate, but big enough that the noise won’t bother your neighbors. The music needs to be loud enough to be heard over the crowd, but not so loud that people can’t talk. The crowd needs to be big enough to get people dancing, but small enough that everyone has room to move.
With a little bit of planning and some creativity, it’s possible to have an awesome dance party in a small space. Here are my tips for how to organize one!
1. Find the perfect location
Welcome to the blog of the Small-Space Dance Party! We’re an irregularly-published blog that brings you useful tips and tricks on how to organize your own dance event in a small space. We’ll also bring you news and reviews of dance events that are happening in your community, plus occasional recipes and bar-tending tips.
Our first entry is about how to set up your own small-space dance event. We’ll cover everything from choosing a space to providing music, alcohol, and refreshments for your guests.
If you want to hold a dance party but don’t have room for an actual dance floor and band, there are other ways to get people moving. You can create an atmosphere that will encourage dancing with proper lighting and music selection. Here are some tips for setting up your own mini disco:
Choose a space with little or no furniture so there will be room for dancing. A living room or bedroom works best if you can clear away all the furniture beforehand. If this isn’t possible, consider using an empty garage, basement, or porch.
Make sure the floor is clean and dry so people don’t slip while dancing. If it’s carpeted then vacuum it before the party starts so there won’t be any dirt tracked onto clean
It’s not easy to host a dance party in a small space—especially if you’re hoping to have more than just a few people. You can get around this by throwing your party in an unconventional venue, such as the back of a semi-trailer truck or someone’s living room. But what if you do want to throw an event in a small space? How do you make sure that it’s still fun and enjoyable for everyone?
Here are some tips from people who have successfully organized events in small spaces (e.g., apartments, offices, garages)—and plenty of advice from those who haven’t quite figured out how to do so yet!
Back in the day, I used to host dance parties in my small space apartment. There is a lot of stuff that goes into hosting a dance party and it can be a bit overwhelming at times. After doing this many times over, I’ve learned quite a bit about what it takes to host an awesome dance party. This blog will outline all the steps you need to take in order to throw and attend an event of your own.
DIY Dance Party Venues
Dance parties are all about the music, but that doesn’t mean you have to rent out a nightclub or anything extravagant like that. You can get creative with your venue and keep costs low by throwing your party in nontraditional places such as:
– Backyards (if you’re lucky enough to live in a house)
– Parking lots
– Farmer’s markets
– Beaches (in warm weather)
– Empty warehouses or office buildings (with permission from the owner)
The key is to find a place that has plenty of room for people to move around comfortably, even if they aren’t dancing. A good rule of thumb is that there should be at least 100 square feet per person. The venue also must have electricity for whatever sound system you plan on using, unless you want
If you’re hosting a dance party in a small space, there are many things to consider. Here’s how to get started.
1. Decide what kind of event you want to host – a rave or a club-type atmosphere is best suited to a large warehouse space, while something more intimate and romantic can work well in an apartment.
2. Determine the date and time of your event – consider asking friends about their availability, or looking at the calendar for local events that might coincide with yours.
3. Create an evite; include all necessary information including directions or links where people can find directions (Google Maps is great for this).
4. Create an RSVP list; send it out via email or Facebook event page so people who aren’t on your evite can still let you know if they’re coming!
5. Decide whether you will provide alcohol (and which type). If so, get liquor permits from your state’s department of alcohol and tobacco control (ATC) – these can be found online; make sure to read up on any laws related to serving alcohol as well before making any decisions about it. This blog post also has some helpful tips for choosing drinks that are less likely to lead people astray during their
Dance parties are awesome. They are fun, they’re a great way to let loose, and they can make you feel like a real-life Disney princess. But some of us don’t have the space or money to throw a huge rager. Here’s how to throw the best dance party in any space, no matter how small!
First, get the right music. Most phones have a music app, so use that and make your own playlist! If you don’t know where to start, I’d recommend Beyonce. But if you’re more of an indie type of person, you can turn on Pandora and play any channel that suits your taste. Then crank up the volume… as loud as it will go!
Now gather your friends! For this kind of party, it usually works better with just a few friends. This way, you won’t be tripping over a ton of people while you’re trying to get down on the dance floor. But if you do have more than 5 friends at a time, that’s fine too! Just make sure everyone has enough room for their personal bubble.
Now for the dancing portion. Dance however feels comfortable for you and your friends! Some people like to groove by shuffling their feet from side to side
The space you have to dance in is very important. Too small, and you’ll feel claustrophobic, but too big and the vibe will be lost. As a general rule, pick a space that’s roughly triple the size of your anticipated crowd. This means you can comfortably fit 50 people into a tiny apartment, or 100 into a studio loft, or 150 into a garage or backyard. If you’re hosting at a bar or club, consider asking for the front room if it’s available — bars tend to have much more room in the front, and if possible you should use it all up with dancing bodies, not just have a bunch of tables out there for people to sit at and talk.
I grew up going to house parties thrown by my mom’s friend who was an awesome dancer and had a huge collection of jazz records. There were always at least 20 people over: her family, her friends from college who were now teachers at my high school, her friends from graduate school who were now professors at UC Berkeley. I loved dancing to Ray Charles’ “What’d I Say” and James Brown’s “Think (About It)” and Bob Marley’s “Stir It Up.” These are songs that are so good they make you want to move your