When The Stage is the Floor

A common thing when performing in ballrooms is that your performing area is the floor. For whatever reason there is no stage, or the stage is unusable. Working on the floor is like performing standing in a hole. Pretty much anything held below your armpits can’t been seen by the second row.

Here’s my “stage” from a recent gig:

corporate holiday party magic show

To add some height to my show I travel with a folding stool.

folding stool

I stand on the stool for a lot of parts of the show to elevate me to make my hand held props much more visible. It also makes ME much more visible to the audience and makes it easier to connect with them as I can look them in the eyes.

A folding stool is cheap and easy to travel with. Get one, put it in the trunk of your car and you’ll always have it ready to go!


2 thoughts on “When The Stage is the Floor”

  1. Louie that is a game changer. I have three folding stools at home, and I’ve never brought one to a show. When I’m going to be in a banquet room, I always ask for a low riser and recommend a size, but that doesn’t always happen. This will be “insurance” for my next event of this type.

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