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Calculating Dance Floor Size + Average prices in Austin

Dance Floor

Is it truly a “party” without a dance floor?!? I don’t think so. The most fun I’ve had at events (some embarrassing) have be on the dance floor – either dancing or just watching. It’s great entertainment, but you can’t just call a rental company and say “I want a dance floor.” You have to know what you want to get the best quote.

On the chart below, I’m giving you an estimate. For the average party, you can expect that the most amount of people on the dance floor at a given time is around 30 – 40%. Now, there are exceptions to every rule. When I was 23, my life long friend, Claire, got married. She had 10 attendants and most of the guests were in their 20s. For that party, a lot more than 40% were dancing (some even on stage with the band – I won’t name names ;-). Contrast that to my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary: I bet less than 10% were dancing.  (I got the honor of dancing with my grandfather so I was glad they had it there: dance floors make the best memories).

For each person, you need approximately 4 square feet. The chart below is an oversimplification for 2 reasons:

  1. I based this on the least expensive dance floor option at $1.50 per square foot, and
  2. You can’t get the exact amount of square feet you need because the dance floors typically come in 3×3 or 3×4 sections. I’ve rounded to the common dance floor sizes, but you will have to adjust based on the size of the sections you rent.

(Pro Tip: just email info@loanables.com, and we’ll figure it out for you for free).

Dance Floor Size Estimator

Total

Guests

Dancing

at one time

Approximate

Square Feet

Common Dance

Floor Size

Average

Price

100 30 – 40 144 12 x 12 $216
150 50 – 60 225 15 x 15 $340
200 70 – 80  324 18 x 18 $485
300 110 – 120  441 21 x 21 $670
400 140 -160  576 24 x 24 $870
500 180 – 200  729  27 x 27 $1100

Note: these are prices without delivery fees, and most of the rental companies will require that they deliver and professionally install for liability purposes. Standard delivery fees will vary dramatically based on location, but you can expect them to be  around $75 each way or $150 total. You can easily double that amount if the pick up has to happen after hours (for example after the event ends at night or on Sunday).

Types of Dance Floors

In my chart above, I used an average square foot price of $1.50 per square foot (this is for the commonly used, light wood floor). There are many different types of dance floors with a wide range of prices. This chart will give you the average prices of popular types of floors:

Type Avg. Cost Per Sq. Ft.
Light Wood Dance Floor $1.50 LIght wood dance floor
Vintage Wood Dance Floor $1.75 vintage wood dance floor
Solid White, Solid Black or Checkered

Dance Floor

$2 checkered dance floor
Halographic Dance Floor $2.75 Halographic dance floor
LED Dance Floor $14  LED Dance floor

I hope this helps you with your party planning. Here are a couple of other relevant blogs I’ve written:

Event Tents: Types, Sizes and Prices

Table Sizes and Seating: How Many People Will Fit?!?

Types of Rental Chairs and Average Prices

What Size Linen Fits My Table?

How much does it cost to rent table place settings?

Party Drink Calculator: How Much Alcohol Do I Need?

Let me know what you think or what other topics you’d like me to cover.

Dance Floor

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About Candace

Candace is a 3x Start-up Founder and Certified Event Rental Professional (CERP). She geeks out on brainstorming bold ideas and then actually brings some of them to life. She is currently the CEO of Loanables, where her mission is to reduce overconsumption by making it as easy to rent as it is to buy.

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