Creating Dance Space In Your Home

Dancer sitting on ballet barre

If you have a dancer that is passionate about dance, chances are they make the most of the space in their room or throughout your house to practice.  Have you heard those words?  “Mom, could we add a ballet barre over here and a mirror on that wall?”  My own daughter had quite a bit of dance space in her room and a space to tap, but the ideas were always flowing on how it could be further enhanced.

Check out these examples from for inspiration.  If you have not visited Houzz before, be warned, it is addictive and you will be exploding with ideas to decorate your entire house.  For now, here are a variety of examples on creating a space for your dancer.  They range from the very simple to the over the top! 

Clean and sleek space ideas

Girly spaces

Making the most of your space

Colorful Spaces

Dance Space & Display Costumes

Making the most of small spaces…

If you have questions about any of the items featured in these rooms, go to and each room has the option to ask a question. Just click the button, fill out the form and someone will get back to you.

Do you have any tips or suggestions for creating a dance space in your home? Is so, leave a comment below.

Editors Note: This post was originally posted in August 2012 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.


  1. I love these ideas! I have two daughters who dance. One does it as a hobby and goes once a week to a dance group. The other one takes it very seriously and is part of a dance school where she trains five hours a week and also recently began dance theory. When she’s at home, she often moves the couches away and the rug and then has a tiled floor to practice on. You can see her practicing here and read about her first performance in Cape Town, South Africa (we live almost 2 hours outside of Cape Town).

    I also have a Saturday blog hop going on right now. Have a great Saturday!

    • Thanks for stopping by Christina! So fun to be reminded that girls all over the world share a passion for dance.

  2. So many beautiful ideas! No dancers in my house, but it’s still fun to look.

    Happy Sharefest!

  3. We have three girls and are considering installing a ballet barre. These are good ideas–thanks!

  4. We don’t have the room for a barre but we made a portable dance floor. We bought a box of laminate flooring that makes a 4 foot square. My husband secured it with plywood underneath to make it sturdier. Whenever my daughter wants to practice her turning, she pulls the small dance floor out and voila!

    • Great idea Christine! Thanks for sharing!

  5. So many great options for dance space in your home. Having a dance studio, I always tell my students to practice, practice, practice. If they have a fun space at home dedicated to dance, I think practice is that much easier.

  6. Some of the rooms toward the end we’re really cute ????????????????????????????????????????????????

  7. Love these ideas cant wait to try
    one ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. I would love to have one Iโ€™m 11 and my house is full have Any ideas I could consider?

  9. I am wondering why they place the mirror directly in front of the barre. The student won’t be able to the whole body, since it’s too near. I think the mirror should be placed on the wall across the barre.If possible, the best would be to have two mirrored walls.

    I had my bedroom converted into a dance space a few months ago by making our bed into a murphy. I wanted to keep my tufted bed instead of buying something already made. It’s king-size, so we had the carpenters strip it and replace the wooden joints into tubular metal. Then we bought gas struts that could carry the heavy bed. It was trial and error and we almost gave up, but we found gas strut makers from England who were able to customize 2500N gas struts that supported the weight of the bed. We had the carpenters put a mirror at the bottom of the bed, so that when it’s folded up, you have a full-length mirror. My closet, which is opposite the bed also has mirrored dooors. It’s great to be able to see your form while you dance. You are able to correct yourself right away.

    For the flooring, I got puzzle mats which mimicked Carrara marble to act as subfloor and bought Adagio marley flooring from my ballet teacher who imported it from the US. I am able to fold the marley and stow it under the bed, when it is not in use.

    I dance almost every day and the bed goes up and down a lot. I am so happy with the results. My teacher noticed it, too, and commented how lovely the set-up is. It’s like my very own dance studio. ๐Ÿ™‚


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