Pure Energy


That’s right!  You missed another awesome dance party!

DDPP dancers hit the dance floor for a variety of reasons.  Some of us attend for the pure love of dance, some to burn calories, while others are looking for a way to reduce stress in their lives.  Whatever your motivations, you are welcome.  Our last dance party, Friday, February 21st, was an opportunity to express yourself on the dance floor.  DJ Harvey gave us a playlist that kept things movin.’   C’mon–check out his music mix (below).  We were rockin.’  If anything, we needed a song or two added to the mix to help us catch a breath between these high energy beats.


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There’s no reason to cry because you missed it–we’ll be dancing again on Friday, March 7th, 8pm at Martell’s School of Dance as usual.  But you will boo-hoo if you miss this next one:  it’s everybody’s favorite event–the video dance party.  The Den Mother will be projecting music videos on the wall of the dance studio as we dance with abandon to the multi-media splendor.  Trust me, you don’t want to miss this!  We start promptly at 8pm.  Read about her last video dance party.  See you on the dance floor.

5th Anniversary Dance Party


Last Friday, February 7th, we were missing one of our den mothers (we missed you, Juniper) for the 5th anniversary of the start of our group.  But we made up for it by welcoming a group of women who were celebrating life.  Once Juniper returns, maybe we can convince her to re-schedule the ice cream tradition that goes along with our anniversary?  Who’s with me?



Many thanks to DJ DC who provided us with a rollicking playlist.  His musical selections fit the mood of the evening, selections that included a wide variety of hits to please everyone dancing in the room at the time.  We heard songs from the 1950s including Freddy Cannon’s “Tallahassie Lassie,”  the 1960’s with the Velvet Underground’s “Temptation Inside Your Heart,” and the 1980s such as “Missionary Man” by the Eurythmics, “Suddenly Last Summer” by the Motels, and “The Boy With The Thorn in his Side” by the Smiths.  It was also refreshing to be dancing to more contemporary hits as well, including “Treasure” by Bruno Mars and “You Make Me” by Avicii.  Thanks to DJ DC for keeping the dance floor moving.  Check out his complete playlist:

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Our next dance party will be Friday, February 21st at 8pm at Martell’s School of Dance.  We’d love for you to join us.  These long, cold winter nights are easier to withstand when you know you can sweat it out on the dance floor.  See you there!

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Molly Ringwald Wannabes


Molly as Claire, “The Princess,” in 1985’s The Breakfast Club.

The perfect blend of individuality and vulnerability, just who didn’t want to be Molly Ringwald when they were a teenager?  At last Friday’s (January 31st) dance party, we got a chance to re-live our teenage dreams when we bopped to songs from the soundtracks of our favorite 1980s teen movies.  Most of the soundtracks from these ’80s movies are too short or contain songs that are too slow, so DJ Prisoner cherry-picked hits from across several ’80s teen movie soundtracks to create a collection to which we could easily dance.  As you can see from the following playlist (check the third column), there were songs from Say Anything, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Some Kind of Wonderful, Valley Girl, Weird Science, She’s Having A Baby, Valley Girl, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  Check out the song titles and artists:




We like to do special playlists like this for every Fifth Friday dance party–and last Friday was the fifth Friday in January.  Our next Fifth Friday is in May and we’ll be dancing to the soundtrack of the 1973 movie American Graffiti.  I don’t think I can stand to wait until May!?


Final scene in Sixteen Candles set to the Thompson Twins’ “If You Were Here”–our cool-down song.

If you missed last week’s dance party, don’t worry!  We have another opportunity to dance this week.  We dance again THIS FRIDAY, February 7th with a playlist courtesy of DJ DC.  We’ll start at 8pm at Martell’s School of Dance in Highland Square.  See you on the dance floor!