How to Plan a Dance

You may want to plan a dance for whatever reason, it's always a great opportunity to socialize and make new friends. Though there may be some hard work involved, it will all be worth it when one of your guests say 'Great party!'.


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    Be committed. Planning a dance can seem like a really great idea when you first get it, but be prepared to commit fully and get organized. Sometimes it's more helpful and fun to plan with a friend.
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    Chose a theme for the dance. Remember, this is your chance to be original. You could do whatever you want, it could just be a casual-dress if you like, but you may have to consider what others would like the theme to be as well. They are the people who you're trying to please!
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    Have a place to hold your party. A venue is another thing you must plan for well in advance. It isn't recommended to have a dance in someone's house, as you don't have as much freedom as you might want. Make sure you check out the venue before the dance, you don't want any nasty surprises on the night!
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    Decide who to invite. Just anyone who you know will make a good impact on the dance, you don't want any party-poopers or people you don't really know well. It's up to you if you want it to be a girl-boy dance, where everyone comes with a partner. If not it will be just as fun with all of your girl/guy friends there!
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    Send out invitations three to four weeks prior to the event. This will give your guests plenty of time to rearrange any other plans in the way. Invitations don't have to be anything special, it could just be an email if you wanted it to be! Just remember to mention the where, when and dress code.
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    If you have a tight budget, then don't provide a lot of food for your guests. Just mention in the invitation that they should eat beforehand. You should still provide lots of drinks and snacks though.
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    Music is an easy one, just create a playlist with all the 'in' music on it. If people are coming with partners, you may want to create a slow-dance-tune for near the end of the dance.
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    When the day of the dance comes, you may want to decorate and prepare for it on that day. Give yourself an hour or so for you to get ready then make sure you are back at the venue at least 45 minutes before the guests arrive.
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    Remember one thing whilst the dance is going on, have fun!


  • For a dance, you don't really need to give out hand-outs at the end. If you want to though, something small, don't go overboard.
  • Don't focus too much on offering people food or drinks, just let them help themselves. You need to have fun too, you don't want to look too much like a people pleaser!
  • If you're under 18, have at least two people who are adults around, just in case something crazy happens.

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