Deep Cuts

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Summer has definitely arrived. Last Friday’s dance party was hot, hot, hot–or at least the dance floor was feeling the heat–as we danced the night away. On Friday, June 17th, we tripped the light fantastic to a music mix made from deep cuts. Our playlist came from a brand new deejay Hot Lava. Maybe that name points to the source of the heat!? Many thanks to our deejay for keeping the party moving. Which of these deep cuts are you familiar with? Check out his complete playlist:


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Are you going to join us for our next dance party? We dance again on Friday, July 1st, 8pm at Martell’s in Highland Square. Bring water and wear clothes you can sweat in! See you on the dance floor.



Pop Hits

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Akron’s latest dance party was filled with women joining in on the lyrics “Everybody come on dance and sing, Everybody get up and do your thing” while we danced to Madonna’s first club hit Everybody. There was also quite a few of us vocalizing with the chorus “What’s wrong with being confident?” during Demi Lovato’s pop hit Confident. While we usually discourage TALKING on the dance floor–we actually encourage SINGING, while we rock our bodies!  Our last dance party on Friday, June 3rd was a lively event that took its inspiration from a music mix filled with pop hits. Do you like to sing along as you dance?


Feel free to sing along: “You make me feel, alive again…”


DJ Prisoner provided us with our hour’s worth of music. The playlist was made up of pop hits from the past year as well as danceable rock hits from previous decades. There was a little something for everyone in the music mix. See the complete playlist for yourself:


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Want to join us at our next dance party? We’ll dance again on Friday, June 17th, 8pm at Martell’s dance studio in Highland Square. Wear something comfy that you can sweat in. We’ll provide the music. See you on the dance floor!

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Leave the doldrums of the work week behind you and join us to dance on Friday nights!




Revenge on the Dance Floor


One of our strengths at DDPP-Akron is the vast variety of music at each of our dance parties. Each week’s event includes a unique playlist and we document these playlists on our website. You’ve seen the song database on our website, right? You can locate it on the tabs across the top of the homepage. The song database is a spreadsheet of every song ever played at one of our events–as well as every artist and every playlist. Our deejays use it to make sure they aren’t duplicating recent music mixes, and sometimes it’s used to get inspiration for upcoming music mixes. How do you use the song database?


I said “old-school,” didn’t I?


At our last dance party, Friday May 20th, we enjoyed another hot playlist.  DJ Necronomi-Tron titled his music mix “Revenge” and it was dominated by classic alternative/electronic songs. Old-school Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Oingo Boingo, Ministry and more. What a diversity in music we offer our dancers! The fun in this is that the next event will again offer an all-new playlist too. Music variety is our thing. Many thanks to DJ Necronomi-Tron for keeping us on our toes. Check out his complete playlist below:

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We dance again on Friday June 3rd. You’ll be there, right? We try to start the music right at 8pm–we only dance for an hour so if you’re late, you miss out! My point? Don’t be late! Wear something comfortable and you can sweat in. The dance floor heats up! See you Friday June 3rd:)



The Name Game

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What a delight we had at our last dance party! On Friday, May 6th, our deejay rocked the house with a music mix made from song titles that featured women’s names. This bit of frivolity tipped the scales towards fun and games! DJ Cher-nobyl selected sixteen songs–was your name included in her playlist? Check out the complete set list below. Our deejays take their inspiration from all sorts of places to create all-new playlists for us. The results are that we have a fresh and completely different music mix each time we dance. Muchas gracias to DJ Cher-nobyl for her efforts.


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Gosh, I love this video so much!


Did you miss our last dance party? Fret not–because we’ll do it again on Friday, May 20th. We start at 8pm, so don’t be late. Our music mix will be all-new but I promise–it’ll keep you on your toes!  See you on the dance floor😀




Purple Majesty


Many of our regular dancers have been touched by the sudden loss of Prince. So last week, Friday April 29th we decided to reschedule our DJ battle and replay a playlist made up entirely of Prince songs. The catharsis was powerful. It was also heartwarming to see the dance floor filled with so many others who also wanted to celebrate the life of the artist. Although we joke about “no crying on the dance floor,” we aren’t joking when we say DDPP-Akron is a no judgement zone.  We dance our emotions–even in difficult times. Many thanks to the dancers who came together to celebrate Prince and honor our devotion to one of the great artists of the last 100 years.

The evening’s playlist was actually one derived from a 2012 Prince dance party. Hugs, kisses, and thanks to The Den Mother for her help in tweaking the earlier playlist to replay for our needs this past week. Here’s the complete playlist from last week:




Ready to get back on the dance floor? Good–we dance again THIS WEEK! Friday, May 6th at 8pm we’ll do it all again. Remember we dance every 1st, 3rd, (and 5th) Friday of each month. Mark your calendars now for the best Friday night activity in Akron. See you on the dance floor:)

Drop It Like It’s Hot (belated February 2016 post)


DDPP’s birthday month was hot > hotter > hottest. DJ Harvey placed his playlist into our sweaty palms on Feb 2nd and DJ Dewey Dancimal got us all hot and bothered on Feb 16th. We celebrated 7 years on the dance floor by covering it in sweat, as we always do!

DJ Harvey’s Playlist:



DJ Dewey Dancimal’s playlist, which you can also find on Spotify at…/…/playlist/0eMLZf6ohLaxDVdoGLcXmX:


This was also our first chance to really celebrate Bowie’s life after his passing in January. DJ Harvey’s mix did an excellent job of making us reflective but not actually reduced to tears on the dance floor. There is no crying in DDPP!


Spring Fever 2016

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Dress for the warmer weather and prepare to sweat!


We’ve finally had a break in the cold, wet weather and Spring is putting a lift in everyone’s step! At our last dance party, Friday, April 15th, we had a fantastic number of women turn up to get their boogie on. It was also exciting to welcome back a dancer we haven’t seen in a while! The tunes were flowin’ and good vibes were in the air. Check out this playlist from DJ Dancin’ D-VA:

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MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: your DDPP-Akron Den Mothers are up to something! They are planning a special event coming up soon. It’s gonna be a DDPP Prom where we come together on a special evening, invite male guests to dance, and we raise money for a worthwhile charity. We’ll have more details soon so please keep an eye out for this fun happening.



Many thanks to DJ Dancin’ D-VA for putting together this past week’s awesome music mix. Next up: we dance in 2 weeks: Friday April 29th. It’s a fifth Friday in April–so plan on spending it DANCING! Then, we’ll dance again on the next month’s 1st Friday: May 6th. There’s so much goodness coming up, I can barely stand it. Music always starts at 8pm. See you on the dance floor.




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