Love, Peace and Soul

The world has been saying goodbye to Soul Train TV show host, producer and creator Don Cornelius since his death on Feb. 1st.  Perhaps one of the best ways to pay tribute to Cornelius’ legacy is to enjoy the music and the dance for which he created his platform.

Last Friday, February 17th, we gathered together for another hip-shaking good time.

Thanks to DJ Necronomi-Tron for the electronic music mix.  If you weren’t able to make it, think about joining us in March–we have FOUR awesome opportunities to bust a move!  Friday, March 2nd–the second DJ Battle.  This match will be held between the Den Mothers so you don’t want to miss it.  Sunday, March 10th and Friday, March 16th, we will be dancing.  And, Friday, March 30th is our BIG Spring Social:  2 hour dance party with Madonna hits the first hour followed by an hour of Michael Jackson! It’s gonna be a dance-off between the King and Queen of Pop Music.  So mark your calendars, grab a girl friend and join us in March.

Friday March 30th–you don’t want to miss the dance-off of the season: Jocko vs. Madge

Dancing in the Sunlight

This is what it feels like to dance on Sunday afternoons–warm and bright.  We held our second Sunday afternoon dance party yesterday, February 5th.  It was so sunny many of us had to wear our sunglasses!  What a joy it is to rock out in the sunshine in February.  It helps that we had a stunning music mix courtesy of MC Neme-Sis.  Check it out:

This rock mix was just what the day called for.  I learned that I know all the lyrics to Huey Lewis & the News’ 1980s classic ‘Heart & Soul’ as I shamelessly sang along as I danced.

If you weren’t there, you missed out on conversations about our upcoming special event:  on Friday March 30th, we’re planning a Spring dance that will be a 2-hour affair.  The first hour we’ll play hits from Madonna and the second hour we’ll play hits from Michael Jackson–a dance-off between the Queen and King of Pop Music.  You don’t want to miss it–so mark your calendars now.  This special event will be a great time to bring a friend with whom you’ve always wanted to share DDPP.  More details will be forthcoming.

Our next dance party is Friday, Feb. 17, 7:30pm at Martell’s Dance Studio in Akron, OH.  Our next Sunday afternoon dance party will be March 11th at 4pm.  Mark your calendars–we’d love for you to join us.

Celebrate Good Times, C’Mon!

There’s a party going on right here–a dance party, that is.  Last Friday, February 3th, we held our most recent dance party–a celebration to last throughout the year!  Okay, enough Kool & the Gang lyrics quoting 🙂  It was also a time to CELEBRATE the 3rd anniversary of DDPP-Akron.  After our dancing, many of us headed over next door to Mary Coyle’s and feasted on ice cream.

Thanks again to DJ Dancin’ D-VA for providing us with another hip-shakin’ mix to keep the dance floor hot.

Did you see the results of our recent make-your-own-legwarmers craft event?  Here are three examples of the successful project.  I’m the one in the middle 🙂  If you are interested in joining the next group of crafters to make legwarmers–let us know.  When we get enough people together, we’ll schedule another date.

Our next opportunity to dance is TOMORROW, Super Bowl Sunday at 4pm (February 5th) at Martell’s Dance Studio in Akron, OH.  This is the expansion time we’ve recently added to include more dancers and dancing.  So come on Sunday afternoon and join the fun.  See you on the dance floor!