If you’ve ever wanted to hold a dance party for the ages, you are not alone. In fact, you can convert one of your rooms into a dance studio. Dancing is not only fun, but it is great exercise. It’s certainly more enjoyable than running on a treadmill. Keep reading to get started.
Choose Your Music
It goes without saying that you need music for a dance party. You might consider a theme such as 70s or 80s. Those were both great decades for music and dance innovation. And, how can you forget the style?
Plus, a lot of people can easily recognize 70s and 80s music in addition to dressing the part. So, it makes it more convenient for your guests.
And, if you want amazing sound, it helps to use high end audio cables. The last thing you need is people sitting down because the music sounds scratchy and jarred.
Pick a Location
If you have a spare room, an unused garage or even a shed–you should covert them into a dance studio. You also want a place where the noise won’t be an issue.
Then, you want to figure out how much space you will need. You want enough space for people to move around and, also sit when their feet are tired.
Get the Right Flooring
Ideally, your dance studio would have a wood floor. Carpet makes it difficult to move. You can also lay the flooring yourself. Think of it as an investment.
Wood floors are a classic look that can withstand the test of time. Moreover, they can increase your home’s resale value.
Depending on your theme, you want to decorate accordingly. You might even consider hanging a disco ball on the ceiling. Turning off the main lights and shining multi-colored beams on a disco ball is beautiful and really sets the mood for a dance party.
If you offer refreshments, think about the types of foods popular in the decade of your choice. To illustrate, Cheetos, Orange Julius, Nerds, Sloppy Joes and tri-colored pasta salad were all very popular in the 80s.
The good news is none of these foods cost an arm and a leg and are easy to prepare–that was the point! Tell your guests to leave their diets behind for a night of fun. Besides, they can burn off the calories on the dance floor.
Get a Smoke Machine
Many popular clubs and discos used to have smoke machines for an amazing effect in contrast to the lights and the people dancing. It makes things a bit more exciting and mysterious.
You don’t have to run it all night, and it only needs glycerol and water. Emit the smoke maybe twice during the night. You’ll notice your guests will really enjoy it.
There aren’t too many people hosting disco parties these days. Everyone is so attached to their mobile devices. So, if you have one, you can be sure people will be interested and excited.