Protect Yourself At Your Dance Event!
At the risk of sounding like the master of the obvious, a dance party is a social gathering where dancing is the primary activity. Some dance parties are held in a casual setting and open to the public such as a rave, and others are held in nightclubs and venues serving adult beverages. Other types of dance parties may be a formal or semi-formal private event which often requires guests to don formal wear and have an invitation or membership within the community hosting the event, such as school dances and cotillions.
If you’re going to throw a dance party that doesn’t suck, remember the three key components to every successful dance event: music, social atmosphere, and stress relief.
Since a dance is defined as a series of movements set to music, music is a necessary ingredient to every dance. The type of music played should appeal to a mass audience (or at least the general population attending the fete). The music at dance parties is often supplied by a DJ who selects and plays pre-recorded songs; however, some dance parties feature live instrumentalists or musicians playing their music live.
Humans are creatures of their environment so you want to create an atmosphere that promotes fun. Presentation is critical if you want people to get into the fun of your dance party. Rent or buy “club” accessories such as a disco ball, black lights, strobe lights or even a dance floor. You can get these at a wedding or party rental store. Make sure to provide plenty of liquid refreshments and tons of finger foods. Providing alcohol or liquor could be a factor, but it’s not always a necessary ingredient. Make sure you have a “cooling-off” section designated so people can take a break. You don’t want people unable to go anywhere to sit and cool down because otherwise they have to leave t he party to cool down and might not come back. Establish a nice flow of traffic and make sure the dance floor is easily accessible. Try keeping the food and drink separate so the food people don’t jostle the drink people.
Interaction with others has been scientifically proven to reduce stress levels. Dancing maximizes social interaction… even if you’re not humping on the floor, dancing always involves people talking or grinding with each other. If you worry there are too many couples pairing off and leaving others out, pull out some classy dance moves and start the always-popular dance circle. Just remember to keep things safe. There are no shortages of clips on YouTube showing people doing stupid dance moves and getting what they deserve. Nor are there shortages of incidents with dance halls catching fire and people burned or trampled to death in a panicky stampede. Accidents do happen. That is why dance venues often require the party planner to provide insurance in case something goes wrong. Direct Events Dance Insurance provides coverage for many of the common mistakes, injuries, and damages that can occur hosting a dance. You’re only a few mouse clicks away from peace of mind.