I’m Coming Out

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The Rossiest of them all–Diana Ross!

 

We had a wonderful turn out at our last dance party, Friday, April 18th.  Spring is in the air and I think dancers are ready to shed the winter doldrums.  Just in case you weren’t there, this is what you missed.  DJ Random Select prepared an exciting mix of old hits with contemporary sounds–the perfect pastiche to make everyone happy.  We discoed to Diana Ross’ anthem “I’m Coming Out” and hip hopped to M.I.A.’s “Bucky Done Gun.”  We also went old-school rock with Elvis’ “Hound Dog,” even older-school to a 1930s inspired “Keep Young and Beautiful” by Annie Lennox, and back to contemporary with Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.” 

 

 

This kind of collection of hits from across genres, and variations in rhythms is what keeps the dance floor moving.  Thanks to DJ Random Select for reminding us of how it’s done.  If you are scheduled to be deejay soon, please don’t hesitate to consult with the instructions we’ve provided here on the website, under the tab “DJ You.”  Or, click HERE for the link.  For the complete playlist from last week’s dance party, see below:

 

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We’d love for you to join us.  Our next event is Friday, May 2nd, 8pm at Martell’s School of Dance in Highland Square.  Rumor has it–it’s the birthday of one of our Den Mothers–so this ddpp will hopefully have extra celebratory energy!  You don’t want to miss it.  So call your girlfriends–it’s gonna be a dance party!

 

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Just Like Heaven

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Even though the dancing at our last dance party (Friday, April 4th) may have seemed like a celebration, we were in fact saying goodbye to one of our regular dancers.  All too soon, DJ Dub-Cee will move away from Akron onto a new, fantastic employment opportunity out west.  We expressed ourselves in the only way we know–with the joy of dance–and hope she can carry some of it with her to her new home.  It’s not like we wanted to be happy but the music mix she brought to the party was so hot, we couldn’t help but send her off with our toes tapping!  As you can see, she had us jumpin’ and jivin’ with a well-rounded mix–from Bette Midler’s “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” to Paul Simon’s “Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard,” and The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven.”  To be honest, I can’t hear the 1980s hit, “Tenderness” by General Public, enough these days.  We will miss you DJ Dub-Cee.  Check out her complete playlist:

 

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Thanks again to DJ Dub-Cee for volunteering her time and effort into giving us an hour’s worth of music so we could dance.  Are you interested in deejaying for us?  Please see Juniper after our next dance party and she’ll put you on the schedule.  Want to know what it takes to deejay for us?  Check out this link.

 

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Why not come and join the party?  We dance again on Friday April 18th, 8pm at Martell’s School of Dance in Highland Square (Don’t be late!)  That will be a GOOD FRIDAY to dance–get it?  I’m making a holiday reference!?  Hop on over and join the fun (holiday reference #2).  See you on the dance floor!