Bring on the Gravy!


Chant with me: Go Monica! Go Monica! Go Monica–

We had another successful dance party last week.  Friday Nov. 21, we gathered once again to shake it, drop it, and and twist it all around.  Some of us–maybe it was just me–were mindful of the upcoming Thanksgiving meal and looked to burn some calories before the big meal.  Whatever motivations you have, you can find yourself at home–on the dance floor–at DDPP-Akron.

First-timer DJ Balkan Comrade made it look easy by rockin’ the casbah with her own special playlist.  Her mix featured a variety of rhythms and a little something for everyone.  It was a collection of songs that kept the dance floor movin’ and appealed to all.  She had me at “This Charming Man” but I’m always a sucker for the Smiths!  Check out her complete playlist below:

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Still want to burn some calories before the holidays?  Need to see your dance friends before everyone gets too busy with their families over December?  Our next opportunity to dance is Friday, Dec. 5th at 8pm at Martell’s studio in Highland Square.  I happen to know that DJ Prisoner is bringing the music which embraces a retro vibe.  There ya go.  Come on Dec. 5th to find out more!  See you on the dance floor.

It’s Dare!

Electronic music masters, Daft Punk.

Electronic music masters, Daft Punk.


At our last dance party, on Friday Nov. 7th, we had a full dance floor.  We were shakin,’ snappin’ our fingers, and movin’ round and round–like we always do.  Yet the evening was made even more lively by four–yes, FOUR–youngsters who so easily reminded us of the youthful, carefree joy of dancing.  DJ Big Balla brought big beats to her music mix which kept the dancers moving non-stop.  Many thanks to her for providing us with the hour’s music.DJ Big Balla


When you deejay, the responsibility includes providing an hour’s worth of music AND a screenshot of your playlist. All deejay duties are spelled out here:

If you haven’t already heard the news: there’s been a change in process for all deejays.  Your screenshot of your playlist is now due NO LATER THAN the date of your dance party.  Your screenshot is to be posted on the facebook group (Dance Dance Party Party-Akron group) wall on or before that Friday.  We don’t ask for a screenshot for our health–it’s an important part of what we use to write a review for the event (It’s quite a challenge to describe our dance parties without referencing the music.)  The event review is not only one of the most important ways we communicate with our dancers–it’s also an important means of communicating with all our sister DDPPs around the globe.  When our deejays ignore my requests for screenshots, then as a group we all look slipshod and careless–when I know that’s not the case.  With our new process, everyone gets a fresh start to be responsible and accountable again.  And thank you to all the volunteers who cooperate.

Our next dance party is Friday Nov. 21st, 8pm at Martell’s.  Come and burn some calories–you know you’ll be exceeding your typical calorie intake on Thanksgiving–so get ahead of that second slice of pumpkin pie!  See you on the dance floor.  And, deejays– SEND IN YOUR SCREENSHOT!

The Mask Dance


Can you feel the boogie behind the mask?


These guys can feel it!


This guy can feel it!

We all felt it on Halloween night – a triple special DDPP! It was a Fifth Friday and the soundtrack theme fit perfectly into the holiday. Surprising how many dance tunes make it into spooky movies!

For this special day four DJs joined to together to make one giant DJ Horrorshow:


We have months worth of great mixes coming up – from newbies, veterans and encores. Feel free to wear your boogie mask to DDPP anytime!