Dancing Not Optional


We had a bit of chaos at our last dance party on Friday, May 16th!?  We got bumped from our usual dance room, tried to use the front room, and ended up using the tap room for its functional music player.  What the–(sigh).  That kind of confusion is not our typical dance party experience but everyone kept rolling with the changes.  Thanks to everyone who proved their loyalty and patience.  I guess the good music mix made it easy to keep our thoughts on the reason we we do this–it’s all about the dance!  Our deejay, Chop-chop Monkeygirl’s playlist:





Looking to the future, many are already excited for our next dance party.  This month we have a fifth Friday on the calendar–and you know what that means!  Friday May 30th will be a movie soundtrack night.  We’ll be dancing to the hit songs from the double-length album release of the 1973 movie American Graffiti, directed by George Lucas–starring Ron Howard, Cindy Williams, Richard Dreyfus, Harrison Ford, and Mackenzie Phillips among others.  The movie is set at the end of summer, 1961–so get ready to join us for our sock hop.



The music starts at our next dance party on Friday, May 30th at 8pm–so don’t be late!  You don’t want to miss this one-time event.  See you on the dance floor.

DJ Battle-palooza!


I think I’m starting to lose track of how many times we’ve done this!  Maybe this is DJ Battle #4?  Here’s a link to previous battle reviews.  Please correct me if there have been more.  DJ Battles always seem to bring a spark of freshness to the dance floor.  I’m certain we could host quite a few more DJ Battles–have you thrown down one yet?


“…like the ceiling can’t hold us…”


What am I talking about?  DJ Battles are just another approach to creating an hour’s worth of music for a danceable playlist.  A DJ Battle occurs when two deejays agree to create seven (or so) categories and match each other with songs that fit the category.  The result is fourteen songs (about an hour’s worth of music).  It’s not as much a competition as the title implies–but as we always say….the true winners are always the dancers!  Last week’s dance party (Friday May 2nd), was another DJ Battle featuring speed, agility, and fancy footwork.  A few of the categories: a song that might have played at your prom, a song that reminds you of when you were a foreign exchange student, a duet, a song about dancing, and a sexy song.  Maybe the deejays, The Den Mother and grrrilla beats, will share with us the names of the rest of their categories.

If you’d like to wage your own DJ Battle, please let one of the den mothers know and we’ll put you on the deejay schedule.  Then grab a partner and come up with your own categories–or select from those that have been used in previous battles.  It’s just that easy.  Check out last week’s playlist:




Take a break from the mundane and join us on the dance floor!  We dance again on Friday, May 16th, 8pm–don’t be LATE!  We’ll be at Martell’s dance school in Highland Square as usual.  We always dance on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays of every month–so mark your calendars ahead of time.  You don’t want to miss out on all the fun.

If you’re looking at your calendar, you’ll see this month includes a 5th Friday (Friday May 30th) so we’ll be dancing to a movie soundtrack again.  On May 30th, we’ll be dancing to the soundtrack of American Graffiti–an early 1960s music playlist.  So get your bobby socks out and join us on the dance floor!