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11 Ways To Turn A Summer BBQ Into A Summer DANCE BBQ

MAKE ROOM FOR A DANCE FLOOR. Brunches are for catching up with your best friend, but barbecues are for getting down with your bad self. Get the grill going and let the curated listening experiences at Google Play Music be your dancing guide.

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1. Limit seating options.

Make it nearly impossible for your guests to take a seat. Don't worry — those who aren't feeling the groove will find a seat...INSIDE, WHERE THEY BELONG.
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Make it nearly impossible for your guests to take a seat. Don't worry — those who aren't feeling the groove will find a seat...INSIDE, WHERE THEY BELONG.

2. Serve as many finger foods as possible.

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Skewers and toothpicks are your friends (and they totally encourage dancing). Messy foods that require silverware or plates are not.

3. Invest in portable speakers and hook your computer up.

No one is interested in your "look guys, if you stick a phone in a cup it amplifies the sound" trick anymore.
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No one is interested in your "look guys, if you stick a phone in a cup it amplifies the sound" trick anymore.

4. Make invites that explicitly say DANCE.

Try something like...this.
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Try something like...this.

5. Reward dancing queens with prizes.

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Plan an epic dance-off for the end of the night and instill a healthy competitive spirit in your guests by promising prizes beyond their wildest dreams.

6. Pick a genre and encourage themed costumes.

Disco? '90s R&B? Motown? All of the best dance music genres come with their fair share of costume inspiration.
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Disco? '90s R&B? Motown? All of the best dance music genres come with their fair share of costume inspiration.

7. Flashing...LIIIIIIGHTS.

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Do not skimp on the lighting. Find a fabulous focal-point light and make the periphery lighting special too.

8. Appoint designated dancing fools.

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Like any good bat mitzvah, a good dance party comes complete with some crowd pepper-uppers. Strategically plant morale boosters and choreo masters throughout the crowd.

9. Glowsticks. BYE.

Give one to each guest and put the extras inside balloons. (Yes, you read that correctly.) IT'S INSANE.
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Give one to each guest and put the extras inside balloons. (Yes, you read that correctly.) IT'S INSANE.

10. Never. Stop. Dancing.

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As the head honcho, you really, really, really shouldn't stop dancing. Set an example. Dance the night away.

11. Appoint a DJ. Here are the requirements:

1) They should either have very broad musical tastes or a particular affinity for a single genre.2) They are not allowed to wear embarrassing sunglasses. 3) No fist-pumping.4) They must audition for you with a five-minute set. (Trust us.)
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1) They should either have very broad musical tastes or a particular affinity for a single genre.

2) They are not allowed to wear embarrassing sunglasses.

3) No fist-pumping.

4) They must audition for you with a five-minute set. (Trust us.)

Make the DJ's job easier with Google Play Music.

Find the perfect radio stations for your next outdoor extravaganza. Free music for everything you do! We suggest A Profoundly Funky Dance Party Radio.

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