Do You Like to…Boogie Woogie?


Summer dance parties are the BEST!

At our last dance party on Friday July 19th, we were treated to a blazing music mix from first-timer DJ Random Select.  Since she’s been attending DDPP-Akron for over a year now, she knows exactly what hits will keep the dance floor thumpin.’  Her mix featured a wide variety of danceable tunes from Madonna to Elvis to They Might Be Giants to Beck to a fun Jackson sibling twin-spin — “Escapade” by Janet followed by “Smooth Criminal” by Michael.  And that’s how its done!  Thanks DJ Random Select.  Full playlist:




I dare you to NOT dance while hearing this Beck song!

August will be a full month of dance parties as the calendar reveals that we’ll also be dancing on a fifth Friday next month!  That’s THREE dance opportunities in August.  Mark it on your schedule now–we’ll be tearing it up on the dance floor on Friday Aug. 2, Aug. 16th and the 30th.  Since we like to turn each fifth Friday of the month into a special occasion–on Friday Aug. 30th, we’ll be dancing to the movie soundtrack of The Wedding Singer.  This 1998 Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore comedy film’s soundtrack features popular hits from the 1980s–so you don’t want to miss it!


Join the girls–and come out for a night of dancing!

But before that event, we’ll be dancing on Friday August 2nd, 8pm at Martell’s School of Dance.  Enjoy the summer for as long as it lasts–and experience the energy-driven, girl-only, shimmy-tastic force that is Dance Dance Party Party-Akron.  I’ll see you on the dance floor 😉

Holiday, Celebrate…


This past Forth of July weekend reminds me of the lyrics of the popular Madonna song Holiday:

“It’s time for the good times
Forget about the bad times
One day to come together
To release the pressure
We need a holiday.”

And come together we did, last Friday July 5th for our latest dance party.  We had a packed house for the holiday hoe-down.  We even got to experience our first dance party with air conditioning–though it may take another event or two before we learn how to maximize the cooler air potential from the machines.  No matter, DJ Swizzle had us on our feet and movin’ to the music.


Many thanks to DJ Swizzle for her awesome music mix.  And, if you’d like to contribute an hour’s worth of danceable music, please contact us–we’re currently scheduling the deejays through the end of the year and have some open slots.


Our next dance party is Friday July 19th, 8pm at Martell’s School of Dance in Highland Square.  Remember, we always dance on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday every month–July 19th is the 3rd Friday.  Grab your sister, mother, daughter, grandma, aunt, and girlfriend to show her what a fun time (and easy form of exercise) DDPP-Akron can be!  I’ll see you on the dance floor.