While the task of setting up portable stages is typically done during class by students, it will be described here for completeness. Additionally, notes will be made about typical portable stage layouts.

Setting Up the Portable Stages

We have two varieties of portable stages: a new and old type. The newer portable stages are superior to the old portable stages in many ways, including weight, ease of use, and appearance, so their use is preferable. However, it is often necessary to use the old portable stages due to the limited number of new ones.

The new portable stages come in a variety of shapes. The majority are rectangular, but others include trapezoidal, triangular, and rectangles with triangular tops. (?picture?)

later... table of each stage shape, number of legs required, and inventory of how many we have... and a picture of one. Also helpful would be an inventory of each leg height.