Size of dance floors

Diane Jensen Donald

Message 55958 · 18 May 2009 20:34:56 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Thanks for this! It is such a useful reference to have.

Best,

Diane Donald
Boise, Idaho, USA

On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 5:25 AM, Campbell Tyler <xxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xx.xx>wrote:

> Harry Andrews wrote:
> Does anyone have an aide-memoire to work out how many sets/dancers you
> can get on to a floor?
>
> Hi Harry,
> I asked the same question last November and this was the best reply I got,
> from Steve Johnson:
> The Collins Pocket Book edited by Peter Knight states (p.16) that
> "...partners should be about two and a half yards apart, with approximately
> a single arm-length between couples."
>
> Converting this to metric measurements, and assuming that my arm-length (1
> yard) is typical, the 'grid' for a 4-couple set would be 2.28m across and
> 2.74m long. Add a 1m 'corridor' around this for the width of people's
> bodies, casting, chasing, etc., and you end up needing a space of 12.26
> square meters for such a set
>
> Campbell Tyler
> Cape Town
>
>

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