Virtual Dance Parties
Interactive DJ's, Great Music, Happy People!
Virtual Dance Parties are an amazing option for graduation events, birthday celebrations, fundraising galas, school dances and so much more. Let’s not let shelter-in-place orders keep us from celebrating with our communities!
Tips for a successfull Virtual Dance Party
Setup for Participants
Download Zoom on your preferred device (mobile or laptop)
Join the meeting via a link from the organizer
If you want to be able to see everyone at the same time, click the “Gallery View” button in the upper right-hand corner in Zoom, which will allow you to see up to 40 video streams simultaneously. Only available on desktop/laptop.
For Best Results
Dance is normally about being in your body, in the moment, with others. If you really want to feel the juicier parts of dancing remotely (at least as best as we can), take some care for your setup and do something like the following suggestions:
🔊 Use good speakers!
Laptop and phone speakers usually don’t immerse you in the sound. If you can, find a good speaker beforehand and crank the volume.
📺 Use a big screen for the video!
Staring at a tiny screen will focus your attention and probably take you out of your body a bit. If you want to feel the movement with others, try to find a big screen to see them on. Have a projector? AWESOME. Maybe a TV with Chromecast or AirPlay you can send the video to? GREAT.
✨ Pimp your space
Props, costumes, lights, etc etc etc. Dancing through a screen is not the same as dancing alongside someone. Introducing another creative element can be super entertaining. Everybody LOVES a THEME!
🔌 Plug in your computer to ethernet!
These applications reduce video and audio quality if you have a weak connection. Plug your computer in if you can for the best quality, or make sure you’re somewhere with really good wifi.