I am a total Ballroom Dance Addict. You'll find me at a dance studio at least 5 nights a week, and the other 2 nights I'm still dancing somewhere.
I usually sit on the floor to put on my dance shoes. A lot of people (especially if their older) think that I'm crazy for doing so, but since there are often so few chairs to be had...
Just found your blog through the ballroom village (I'm at thegirlwiththetreetattoo.com). Love the PSA, haha! I usually stash my stuff on the floor next to or even behind the couch in my studio, just to keep it out of the way!
What about misusing tables? https://vimeo.com/150032816