Dancing on Clouds is a ‘Dramatic Effect” that adds style and romance to your first dance together as husband & wife. While there are several approaches to customizing your first dance such as a choreographed waltz (Dancing with The Stars) or a mashup of abbreviated songs, our Dancing on Clouds effect always captivates guests.

Aren’t Fog Machines Banned?


It is true that traditional fog machines are banned from most banquet halls. The primary reason is that the fog rises to the ceiling, and at the hands of an over-zealous operator, can trigger fire alarms; or worse, sprinkler systems! Moreover, fog juice can leave a nasty residue that could stick to your gourmet cuisine. On the other hand, dry ice fog machines are a completely different. Dry ice is pure, solid carbon dioxide (CO2). It’s called “dry ice” because it does not melt. Dry ice goes directly from a solid to a gas in a process called sublimation. Dry ice keeps items colder for much longer than traditional “wet ice” because dry ice is extremely cold, -109 degrees F (-78.5° C). Dry ice sublimates into carbon dioxide gas instead of melting, leaving no liquid mess to clean. However, your wedding venue will always have the final word on services that are approved in their facility.

How Does a Dry Ice Effect Work?


Using a unit such as the Chauvet Nimbus, a basin is filled with water, and brought to a boil. Once the water in the basin is heated, dry ice (approximately 10 pounds) is placed in a basket and lowered into the basin. The clash of the hot and cool produces a thick ice fog. Typically, the operator will fill the dance floor with a layer of low-lying fog, and then intensify the effect by lowering the basket to the lowest level, producing abundant clouds of ice fog. The ice fog lingers on the floor (not rising to the ceiling and fire alarms, in fact never rising above your knees.) and then dissipates. One cycle on the machine can last for up to 10 minutes, so there is more than enough capacity to run the effect for the typical four-minute song.

How Much Does the Effect Cost?


Most DJ companies charge between $350 and $500 to add this effect. While not inexpensive, the effect is truly impressive. Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank with Sound Precision Entertainment. SPE is offering a fantastic bundle deal.  Secure your Dancing on the Clouds effect for just $275.00 when you bundle with any of our four brands: Sound Precision Entertainment; Capture Cleveland Photography, LLCRed Frame Videography; and Monocle Photo Booth. For more information, contact SPE at (216) 870-4513 or scott@spedj.com ammunition to persuade a cautious banquet hall manager to allow you to take a dance in the clouds!

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