Creating Socially Distant Dance Floors

Creating Socially Distant Dance Floors
By Larah Winn
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Creating Socially Distant Dance Floors

By now, gathering safely and socially distancing have become a part of our new normal and a new part of the event industry.

Even though Covid-19 has rocked the world and wedding world, venues, party rental companies and event pros have found creative ways to still hold events. 

When it comes to weddings, one of things guests most look forward to is the reception and dancing.

There might not be as many guests, “but, by God, there will be dancing.” So if your event involves dancing, you’ll just need to get a little creative with how you set it up.

We’re sharing a few options for creating a dance floor that helps guests maintain their distance.

In the era of social distancing, satellite or pop up bars and dance floors are a great way to keep guests spread out throughout the reception area. 

Most portable dance floors come in smaller sections (3’x3’ or 4’x4’) like these that are combined to make your average dance floor.

Suggest creating smaller mini dance floors spread out across the reception space in between tables. Family members and couples can take turns dancing while not feeling too close together. 

If using smaller scattered dance floors you can also add small barriers like cocktail tables to encourage social distancing. A larger outdoor space makes this option easier to implement.

If smaller dance floors throughout the venue or outdoor space aren’t feasible, then set up a larger dance floor and add markers on the floor where guests can dance so that they are 6ft apart. Have the entertainment or DJ encourage a certain amount of guests on the dance floor at one time.


We hope these dance floor options give your customers hope that they can have dancing at their events and maintain safety precautions during Covid-19.

Author: Larah Winn

Larah is the creative and marketing specialist here at EventStable. She lives in the old axe factory town of Collinsville, Connecticut with her husband and dog Baya. In her free time you can find her helping her husband restore their 1860's cottage.

August 17, 2020
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