Even Better Than the Real Thing


We returned to the 1990s at our last dance party!  DJ Prisoner supplied us with a music mix culled from hits exclusively from the 90s, a flashback to an musical era some of us aren’t eager to visit again.  But everyone had a good time as we remembered the Oasis/Blur rivalry, the iconic sounds of the Beastie Boys and Beck, and the quintessential sounds from 90s bands such as Sixpence None the Richer, Arrested Development, and Belly.  There’s so much music to unearth from that decade–a fact made clear when one realizes that each of the songs on this playlist is new to the DDPP-Akron song database!  Check out DJ Prisoner’s complete playlist:





Channel your own inner Little Edie and express your patriotism in dance!


Check the calendar–our next dance party is Friday July 4th.  INDEPENDENCE DAY!  It’s not our style to cancel–we’d prefer to express our appreciation for our American Independence with dance.  So wear your favorite red, white, and blue outfit–or don’t–and join us on the dance floor.  We start at 8pm so don’t be late!  The Den Mother is our next deejay and I’m sure looking forward to this playlist–you don’t want to miss it.  See you on the dance floor 🙂



Substitute Me for Him


Sometimes things don’t go as planned.  But DDPP-Akron doesn’t give up when faced with a challenge.  At our last dance party, Friday June 6th, our scheduled deejay experienced a little SNAFU when her technology didn’t deliver as expected.  But that’s okay–another dancer grabbed her own phone and quickly put together a danceable playlist for our needs.  We’ll re-schedule MC Mama Bear for another date, and thank DJ Steez for filling-in at the last minute.  YAYY!!  We’re not exactly the the type of group that cancels when things get rough.  We’re more like the group that puts it all out on the dance floor!  Check out DJ Steez’ substitute playlist:



You can also check out DJ Steez’ playlist on Spotify:  click HERE to connect to that link.  Thanks DJ Steez.  What’s up next for DDPP-Akron?  Glad you asked.  We dance again on Friday, June 20th, 8pm at Martell’s Dance School in Highland Square.  I know that DJ Prisoner is scheduled to bring the playlist and she says it’s an 1990s music mix!  She “ain’t 2 proud 2 beg” you to come and join the dance party!  That’s a little lyrical teaser there–oh…just google it.  See you on the dance floor!





Rock Around the Clock


american-graffiti-1973-03-gAmerican Graffiti–an emotional and appropriate movie soundtrack to usher in our  summer dance parties


Our last dance party was a sock hop to remember!  Friday, May 30th was a fifth Friday in May so we planned for a special playlist–one featuring a movie soundtrack.  DJ Cher-nobyl created an explosive music mix from the double-album soundtrack of the 1973 movie AMERICAN GRAFFITI.  She had the dancers doing the Twist, the dance to “Tequila”, a bluesy down-and-dirty shake to “Green Onions,” and rockin’ and rollin’ to classics like “Rock Around the Clock,” “Yakkety Yak,” “Ya Ya,” and “Chantilly Lace.”  Many thanks to DJ Cher-nobyl for contributing her time and efforts to provide us with our music this week.  Here’s the playlist from last Friday’s dance party:


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What movie soundtrack would you like to dance to in our upcoming fifth Friday themed nights?  Our next fifth Friday is coming in August–will you be there?  After you mark August 29th (fifth Friday) on your calendar–don’t forget we dance AGAIN this Friday, June 6th.  We always dance on the first, third (and when there is one, the fifth) Friday of each and every month.  The music starts at 8pm and only lasts an hour–so don’t be late.  See you on the dance floor!




Re-live a little of the hot dance music from last week’s party–and join us to dance again on Friday June 6th.