You ideally need at least 16 people dancing at any one time  to make the most of a barn  dance.The most people you can have is determined by the size of the venue.There is no age limit so people of all ages can join in. All that is required is the ability to follow a few simple instructions and enjoy yourselves.


Make sure the venue is suitable for dancing. A rectangular space with no obstructions is ideal. Try and avoid having people sitting and drinking in a seperate room because they may not be encouraged to dance. If you must have a marquee in the Spring or Autumn make sure you have the option of heating it.


If you are going to have food make sure there is a proper food break. If not you may find it difficult to get enough people up to dance at the same time because too many are eating.

Also if the band are invited to eat that they are first, so as to be ready to play when everyone else has finished eating.


Make sure you have a clear start time so that everyone arrives about the same time ensuring that the dancing can start as soon as possible.


Make sure that you have tha band contact details to hand and that the band can contact you as well.


Don't forget to pay the band!