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How Dance Floors Can Change Look Of A FloorplanBlog
Getting creative with event layouts is always a popular topic. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, event pros have had to get even more creative with event layouts to factor in both capacity restrictions and social distancing. There are still many ways to design event layouts that are both beautiful and unique, even during a pandemic. One way to get creative with a floorplan and completely transform the look and feel for the event is through the use of a dance floor.
We spoke with Heather Rouffe, managing partner of Atlas Event Rental, to gain insight on how dance floors can change the look of a floorplan along with ideas on how to best incorporate them into the layouts.
The Dance Floor as a Focal Point
Few people realize that a dance floor can be used as a statement piece in an event floorplan. With so many options to choose from, there is a dance floor that is perfect for every style and type of event. Consider creating a vintage vibe or a cool, modern feel by selecting a black and white dance floor like the one used here at this vibrant wedding at The Breakers West Country Club. Dance floors are actually one of the most photographed (and videoed) elements of an event; choosing to incorporate them is a worthwhile investment.
Photo Credit: Tina Blanco Photography
Choose a sleek, all-white dance floor for a crisp, clean look, or personalize it with monogrammed lighting or decals. This all-white round dance floor took center stage at the Frost Science Museum for the Under the Sea themed Gather and Soar Summit. The dance floor was monogrammed to show thanks to the sponsors of the event.
Photo Credit: Claudia Rios Photography
You can also use lighting effects to spotlight the name(s) of the guests of honor across your dance floor. The personalization possibilities are endless.
Opportunity For Creativity
Working with a statement dance floor provides you with the opportunity to break out of the ordinary and get creative with your floorplan. Use the dance floor as your focal point and build your layout from there. You can also use dance floors in the eating area. Set up tables over a black and white dance floor to provide a pop of ambiance to your floorplan and really wow your guests with the unexpected.
Dance Floors During a Pandemic?
While we may be dancing on our own for the foreseeable future, dance floors will still be a valuable asset in event design. Not only can dance floors transform a space and elevate the overall look and feel of your event, but they can also be used to designate areas for socially distanced seating pods or highlight a special moment in your event. Use multiple dance floors to create chic lounge areas for your guests, or create a special dance floor just for a first dance or cake cutting at a wedding. Dance floors are built-in pieces which allow for endless customization possibilities.
Photo Credit: Atlas Event Rental
Outdoor Dance Floors
Dance floors are another great way to elevate your guest experience when celebrating outside. As the pandemic continues, we are seeing outdoor events trending in popularity. “We are seeing a significant increase in backyard weddings,” says Rouffe. “Adding a dance floor to level the ground is not only visually appealing, but more comfortable for your guests. Paired with a subfloor, dance floors can be used outside to keep your guests comfortable on soft ground, uneven ground, or in the sand or grass.”
A dance floor is a focal piece and can be as important as selecting which linen and chair type to select for the event design. Keep in mind, once again, that the dance floor is one of the most photographed elements of an event and displayed within videos since it is the main area where guests will dance and gather. Too often people sacrifice their options for dance floors and choose to use the floor provided by the venue. It really is worth selecting a dance floor as an upgraded rental piece, just as you would a charger or other tabletop item.
And remember, when designing floorplans within Prismm, it’s easy to mark the area and dimensions of the dance floor within the layout. The ability to view in both 2D and 3D really assists vendors and clients in visualizing the dance floor within the layout during the planning process.
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