African Music Dance Party

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Last Friday, April 17th, we experienced a special treat.  DJ Bulee brought us an hour’s worth of music from the continent to our east–Africa.  Our dancers got to spin, gyrate, and kick up the heels to rhythms and instrumentation that for many of us is unfamiliar.  DJ Bulee has a fiancé that is schooled in music and her audio influences on our dancers are always much appreciated!  Many dancers channeled their inner-hippie with a free flowing spirit of movement and joy that the West may not fully appreciate.  The studio was filled with dancing bliss.

Muchas gracias to DJ Bulee for providing us with our music for the week.  Check out her complete playlist below:

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Sorry that you missed our last dance party?  Don’t weep: we dance again on Friday May 1st, 8pm at Martell’s Studio in Highland Square.  Pay special attention–we have three dance parties in May.  We dance on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday of each month so, in May we’ll gather on May 1st, May 15th and again on May 29th.  You know what a 5th Friday means, right?  We’re dancing to a movie soundtrack.  Next up–we’ll dance to the music found in Beverly Hills Cop.  Another 80s movie soundtrack extravaganza!  See you on the dance floor.

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Teen Dance-80s Style

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Love your 1980s teen movies?  Yeah–so do we.  DJ BYB proved it with her playlist at our last dance party, Friday, April 3rd.  Taking her inspiration from John Hughes movies, DJ BYB rocked the house with a setlist filled with familiar tunes from these movies we all love and have memorized.  Remember the desperate attempts to fit in? the mad crushes? the heartbreak?  How can anyone forget?  The crazy swirl of emotions spun us on the dance floor as we relived the unforgettable moments from these 80s movies.  What songs would you choose if you created an 80s teen movie playlist?  Here’s what DJ BYB chose:

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Many thanks to our deejay last week for volunteering her time and energy to keep the dance floor hot.  Are you interested in joining us at our next dance party?  We dance again on Friday, April 17th, 8pm at Martell’s dance studio in Highland Square.  Remember–we always dance on the first, third, and fifth Friday of every month.  You can always look ahead on any calendar and know exactly when we’ll be dancing together.  You don’t want to miss out on all the fun.  See you on the dance floor!

Remember this Sigue Sigue Sputnik single from the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?  I sure do!  Thanks DJ BYB.