How to Have a Dance Party
You can hire a DJ or make a custom playlist ahead of time for an iPod or computer. Decorate with disco balls, twinkling lights and black lights. Be prepared with lot of beverages in case people get thirsty while dancing!
If you're having a party at home, it may be a good idea to let your neighbors know that you plan on playing a lot of music on the day of your party. Most people will appreciate a heads up!
Dance Party Game Ideas
Dance style roulette: Have one guest pull the name of a dance style out of a hat. Everyone must dance in that style for several minutes. Pause the music, draw another dance style out of a hat and then tell everyone how they must dance now. Some dance styles to include could be disco, break dancing, hip-hop, krumping, jazz, contemporary, ballet and Broadway.
Freeze Dance: Play music and instruct everyone to freeze when the music is paused. Whoever keeps dancing is out. Keep playing and pausing the music until only person remains and is declared the winner.
Dance off: Have the party guests stand in a circle and ask two people to go in the middle. These two people must take turns dancing to the music. After they have both danced, everyone can vote on who was better. Give everyone a turn dancing and then let all the winners compete for a prize.