Thank You for Giving Me the Best Day


A technical SNAFU prevented DJ Mama Bear from sharing her music mix with us as planned several months ago.  We got her back on the schedule and we finally grooved out to her hour’s worth of danceable delectables.  On Friday September 19th,  we rocked out to dance classics such as Snap!’s Rhythm is a Dancer, George Clinton’s Atomic Dog, I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston, and Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean.  We also got to try some different rhythms with songs such as Les Yeux Noirs by Coco Brival and Elias by Dispatch.  I also got my first chance to dance to Cotton Eyed Joe without fear of being caught on the Akron Rubber Ducks’ fan cam with thousands watching!  This is a strength of DDPP–we get to hear familiar and new songs and find our own rhythms to express ourselves in a non-judgmental space.  This is who we are.  Many, many thanks to DJ Mama Bear for sticking by us so we could finally get her music played, and volunteering her time and effort to help us continue doing what we do.  Check out her complete playlist:


Interested in contributing your own hour’s worth of dance music? We are currently adding deejays to the schedule–even if you’ve already contributed this year, we can offer you a second go around, if you’re willing.  Let the Den Mothers know you want to deejay, and we’ll get you on the schedule.

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Don’t sit at home–come dancing!

We hope to see you at our next dance party on Friday, October 3rd.  This year October is a month that includes a fifth Friday–we already have a special playlist in mind.  You don’t want to miss out on all the spooky fun!  As always, we dance at 8pm in Martell’s Dance studio in Highland Square.  See you on the dance floor!

I Will Follow…You to DDPP




The Labor Day holiday is behind us and we move forward into cooler weather and earlier sunsets.  For mothers of school aged children, it often means a new routine as well.  As we welcome autumn back once again, it’s an ideal time to re-discover the fun of DDPP.  At our last dance party on Friday September 5th, we tapped our toes to an 80s playlist courtesy of a new deejay, DJ Owly B.  While we’ve certainly rocked out to 80s set lists before, every mix is a unique one–and DJ Owly B showed us what an awesome alternative music playlist from the 1980s could sound like.  We owe much thanks to DJ Owly B for donating her time to providing us dancers with the music we crave.  Check out her complete playlist:




We’re currently looking for deejays to sign up, get their names on the schedule, and provide us with an hour’s worth of danceable music for selected dates during our October, November, and December dance parties.  Know what it takes to deejay?  Click HERE to see the deejay suggestions again.  If you’d like to volunteer, please email the address, or speak with den mothers Juniper or Joanna after the next dance party.  Remember this song from our previous event?



If you’re looking to join us, our next dance party is Friday Sept. 19th, 8pm at Martell’s as usual.  Remember our dance parties are ALWAYS the 1st, 3rd, and when there is one, the 5th Friday of each month.  Mark your calendars now and join the fun.  See you on the dance floor!




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Our last dance party, Friday August 29th, was a fifth Friday of the month.  That means we danced to a movie soundtrack–like we do every fifth Friday.  This past week, we shuffled and glided to the 1970s, guitar-rock infused soundtrack to the critically acclaimed, 2013 movie American Hustle.  Remember a few of our past movie soundtrack dance parties?  We’ve already been host to Dirty Dancing, Saturday Night Fever, The Wedding Singer, Footloose, the movies of Quentin Tarantino, 80s teen movies, and American Graffiti.  Have I forgotten one?  These dance parties always seem to prove popular–and we look forward to hosting many more in the future.  For last Friday’s complete playlist from American Hustle, see the list below:

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Don’t forget–we dance again on the first Friday of each month.  That means we’ll all meet together again to dance this Friday, September 5th, 8pm at Martell’s as usual.  This is a short work-week because Monday is a federal holiday–so don’t get your days all out of whack and forget that you’ve got DDPP this week!  Get your new fall schedule organized–and join us for the most fun you’ll have all week!  See you on the dance floor 😀