Dance Floor Size Recommendations for Events
By Created: September, 2019 - Modified: December, 2021
Related Product: EZ Portable Dance Floor 5/8 Inch x 1x1 Ft.
When considering flooring options, you will need to either buy a portable event floor, or, find a rental company that provides portable flooring. You may be asking yourself, “What type of floor and what size of floor will make the most sense?”
If you or someone you know is a performance dancer, such as a participant in tap, lyrical, jazz, or ballet, or, if you are a dance instructor, you may have a need for a different type of portable dance floor. Again, you are likely wondering what type of flooring options are available, as well as the size of floor space required to meet your needs.
Obviously, if you are providing flooring for a dance studio or performance area, you can assume that all participants will be dancing – making it easier to know the exact square footage needed. For example, if you have 10 students in a tap dance class, you will need 90 square feet of tap dance flooring.
Determining the amount of flooring needed for a social event, such as a wedding reception, may not be as simple. It is said that on average, you can assume that about 40 percent of your wedding guests will be dancing at one time. You know your guest list and their social behaviors better than anyone else does, but 40 percent is a general rule of thumb.
There are a few things to take into consideration, however. For instance, what age group do the majority of your wedding guests fall into? If you are accommodating a younger crowd who would tend to dance the night away, you may have to bump that 40 percent up. Alternatively, if the majority of your guests are elderly, they may be more comfortable sitting on a nice white chair and enjoying some social time at a table. In that case, you may reduce the number below 40 percent. However, if you have a guest list that is a blend of all ages, 40 percent is a safe bet. So, if you have 200 guests attending your wedding and you use our suggested 9 square feet per person rule, you would want 720 square feet of dance floor space. (40 percent of 200 is 80 x 9 = 720)
Greatmats Has The Portable Event Floor For You!
At Greatmats, we make our dance floor products using only the highest quality of materials. Our modular dance floor tiles and panels provide a commercial grade vinyl surface that is extremely durable and aesthetically pleasing. This will be your best option for street shoe dance venues.
Meanwhile, our dance flooring rolls are going to be more appreciated for those more dedicated venue for those with dance training. Our value is top notch, and our prices are extremely competitive. From portable dance tiles, dance floor rolls, and reversible marley flooring to high gloss flooring, tap flooring, and everything in between, we have an option to meet any budget and usage needs.
For more on this topic please review our Portable Dance Flooring product page.