It can be frustrating when the DJ has put together a great music mix and everyone just sits around and just looks at one another. Fortunately, an experienced dinner and dance organiser can help ensure everyone is up on their feet and having the best time. Below are some of the exciting games, dinner and dance organisers swear by:


This is an exciting icebreaker for any dance and dinner event as it works for people of all ages. Here’s how it works:

  1. Two team members will begin the dance.
  2. The host or DJ will stop the music and shout “Snowball!”
  3. The dancing team will split up and each will select a new partner and bring their new partners to the floor and dance.
  4. The DJ will shout “Snowball” again and the four people dancing will split from their partners and grab new partners, guide them to the dance floor and continue dancing.
  5. Each time the word “Snowball” is repeated, the current partners will split and find new partners until everyone is on the dance floor.

As the game rolls out, you can also change the music frequently. It would also be best to choose fast songs everyone can dance to.

Balloon Stomp

This is another great game for people of all ages. It can also be a great option for birthday parties, family reunions, and New Year’s Eve celebrations. It would be best for participants to take off their shoes for this game as popping off balloons without shoes is more challenging. Here’s how it works:

  1. Each participant will get one ribbon tied with a ribbon (at least 36 inches in length).
  2. Have the participants tie the ribbon to one of their ankles.
  3. When everyone is ready, have them move to the dance floor.
  4. When the music starts, everyone should start dancing. At the same time, everyone should stop on and attempt to pop someone else’s balloon while protecting their balloon from being popped.
  5. The last person with the intact balloon will be considered the winner.

Tag the Table

This game would be great for people of all ages so this game would be great for reunions, anniversary parties, holiday parties, and other events. To set this up, place a tent care on each of the tables and label them with dance names (i.e., Electric Slide, Cha Cha, Twist, etc.)

When the DJ calls out the name of the dance, everyone at the table gets up and dances at their seats. Here’s how it works:

  1. The DJ initiates a dance off between tables.
  2. The DJ can also call tables out onto the dance floor for the dance off.
  3. The DJ will call “freeze” while a table is dancing. If they move, they will be out of the game. This strategy can also add an element of competition.

If a large group is in attendance, you can keep things more interesting (and moving) by giving the same dance to two (or more) tables. Have the tables with the same dance labels dance and compete against each other.

If you want to use specific songs for the challenges, ensure you have those tunes ready to go. This is where the help of a great DJ can come in handy. Music like YMCA, Macarena, Twist, etc. would be great examples of songs that would work for this type of game.

Final Thoughts

To ensure the crowd stays on their feet, make sure to play popular music once the games are done. Doing so can also help ensure the guests and participants are more enticed to stay on the floor and continue dancing.