Video Killed the Radio Star: Our 1st Veejayed Event

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We didn’t just dance to “Dare” by the Gorillaz.  We danced to this animated video projected onto the wall of the dance studio.

Last Friday, June 7th, was a special night for DDPP-Akron.  It was our first ever dance video night!  Yes, that’s right–our deejay Den Mother didn’t just bring a playlist of great dance songs–she also projected the videos for these songs, floor to ceiling, stimulating us aurally and visually.

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Have YOU ever danced on Soul Train?  Those of us who stepped in front of the projector last Friday got to see our silhouttes dancing with the fabulous dancers on the screen.

If you missed it, you need to picture it:  the full length and height of one wall of the dance studio (that includes the door) was covered with splendid music videos streamed off Youtube.  If you stood in the middle of the room, the projected image was doubled in the mirrors that run along the dance room wall.  So when all six members of the band L.T.D. performed live on stage during the video for “Back In Love Again,” we saw an enormous 12 piece band rockin’ that stage.  Yes, there were two J.Lo’s singing “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” and Martell’s was filled with break dancers during the song “Don’t Stop the Rock.”  As each of us danced around the room, we became a part of the light show as the projection bulb covered us, casting our silhouettes on the wall.  Members of DDPP were each shadow dancers in the music videos.  It was AMAZING!

Can you spot Jean-Claude Van Damme as a spectator in the crowd surrounding the break dancers?

I found that the distraction of the videos helped me open up and dance with even more abandon than usual.  It felt like I couldn’t dance hard enough and I even felt comfortable imitating the dance moves I was watching!  I hope we do this again–and I hope it’s really soon.  Many thanks to the Den Mother for bringing this brilliant idea and new experience to DDPP ❤  Check out her playlist of songs/videos:

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Don’t miss our next dance party Friday, June 14th, 8pm at Martell’s School of Dance in Highland Square.  You never know what you might miss.  See you on the dance floor.

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