The Dance Floor
What made the dance floor of Studio 54 unique was the previous tenants. When CBS cleared out, they left behind a network of electrical outlets for the owners of Studio 54. This gave the chance to redefine the club scene. They ran lights everywhere and set up choreographed light shows like a stage performance. Until then, clubs were dark places. Studio 54 was a brightly lit, evolving space perfect for hosting dynamic performances and boogying. Clubbers mingled with performers, everyday folks with celebrities, and the lines between the stage and the auditorium blurred.