Let’s Dance!

Lady Gaga? Uhm…no.  It’s Adam Ant!


In case you missed it, last Friday March 18th we danced to a mix of mostly New Wave hits from the 1980s courtesy of DJ Prisoner  (that would be me!)  Check the playlist below to see what tunes were rocked.  Not only did every 40-Something in the room feel herself moved to the beat but I believe others enjoyed it as well.  But it was hard to tell, I had a great deal of sweat in my eyes and I was distracted by the abundance of synthesizers.  You gotta love that ’80s music!


We welcomed a couple of special guests at the last DDPP as we gear up for our special event–April 1st.  Come and join us for our ‘Funky Fresh Spring Fling‘ and dance to the hip-hop-tacular music from the early 1990s.  You’ll be instantly reminded of those heady days when we all watched twins Brenda and Brandon Walsh and their friends enjoy their high school dramas in Beverly Hills, California.  Or, maybe not.  But come and join the fun as we dance to a special mix, courtesy of our sister DDPP in Chicago, featuring New Jack Swing-style music that filled the pop music charts in the early 1990s.  In the days to come, look for a mention of DDPP in the Westside Leader newpaper and online on The Akronist.

If you are about town, you may see our flyer promoting our special event (see below).  Remember to come–and bring a friend for free!  See you there: 7:30 pm Friday April 1st at Martell’s Dance Studio.

I Think I’m in Love…with DDPP

Bryan Ferry: “Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum…”

Last Friday’s dance party (March 4th) was an exciting event with an amazing mix featuring a wide variety of musical styles.  This mix, courtesy of our own grrrilla beats, included pop hits ranging from The Ronettes to Arcade Fire, and from Kid Cudi to Dolly Parton.  There is something for everyone found within this mix of songs.  This is why we love DDPP:  dance music that keeps us moving with a variety of beats and rhythms.

Mark you calendars for April 1st–this is the date of our super special DDPP event we’re calling “Funky Fresh Spring Fling.”  On this special night anyone can bring a friend for FREE!  We’ll be featuring a fun music mix courtesy of Chicago DJ Chrissy Murderbot that highlights early ’90s hip-hop (also referred to as New Jack Swing).  This mix will instantly remind you of the soundtrack of the TV show “Beverly Hills 90210.”  This evening’s DDPP will be a little more social than usual–a great night for first-timers or dancers looking to get back to DDPP after getting out of the addictive habit.  That’s Friday April 1st at Martell’s.  Spread the word and bring a friend!

But before the Funky Fresh Spring Fling, we’ll be dancing March 18th at 7:30 pm at Martell’s.  Come and join us for our third Friday in March dance event with a music mix courtesy of DJ Prisoner.  Though obsessed with ’60s British TV spy shows, her music mix will feature ’80s New Wave dance hits.  But you should come anyway 😀