A barn dance or ceilidh is a fantastic way to ensure that your guests interact regardless of their age or capability - and if there are some who cannot partake then they too can find pleasure in listening to the music or watching the antics of the dancers. But whether you book The Much Ado Band, or any other barn dance band, here are a few tips to ensure your evening goes with a swing.
Be sure to get some kind of written or e-mailed confirmation setting out the evening’s arrangements and costs (we do this automatically - and if you click on this link you can download the Booking Form
If possible, spend some time and thought creating some atmosphere in the hall, particularly the lighting. More often than not the main light source will be fluorescent tubes which make the room look terribly cold and dull. Even a simple touch such as placing a tea-light in a glass jar on each table will add to the mood.
If you are using a marquee try to avoid using a floor covering
Occasionally some people take the title ‘barn dance’ literally and book a barn for the event, which, in itself is fine. However, in the height of summer the amount of dust that can be generated by an enthusiastic bunch of dancers is surprising; try damping down the surface an hour before the start; do not get carried away though…dancing on mud has its difficulties.