And We Danced DJ Entertainment would like to remind everybody that Small Business Saturday occurs every year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. November 27, 2021, is Small Business Saturday. As everyone knows, the day after Thanksgiving begins the biggest shopping season of the year. The best way to begin the shopping season is to patronize the small businesses that appear online or in the local community.

Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010. The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) became a co-sponsor in 2011. The traditional day for Small Business Saturday appears between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

In today’s world, many small mom-and-pop businesses have added online services to customers that formerly patronized their services but have since moved to other areas around the world. Either look online for your favorite small business or visit the store in person to begin shopping for the holiday season. Small businesses will have signs displayed encouraging people to shop small in the local community.

Statistics computed by the National Retail Foundation suggest that approximately two million more will shop between Black Friday and Cyber Monday compared to 2020. Don’t forget the local businesses in your community. They are also offering special services and deals while competing with the name brand stores services that appear online.

Besides shopping at local retailers, don’t forget the other small businesses that also reside in the region such as DJ services. And We Danced DJ Entertainment (AWD) is a small business located in State College, Pennsylvania. Music is the key to any event. And We Danced DJ Entertainment has outstanding DJs with knowledge to make any event a smashing success. We know how to pack the floor and keep everyone having fun. No event is too small to have a DJ add a special touch of music to an event.

Besides music, And We Danced DJ Entertainment (AWD) has one of the best lighting shows in the area for the dance floor. We offer our clients the opportunity to have the same lighting experience as seen in the local clubs. The deluxe lighting adds ambience with special lighting images or patterns appearing on the dance floor, walls, and ceiling of the dance floor. As the music flows, the lighting follows along creating a stupendous show of color and sound.

The first brush stroke to any event canvas would be uplighting. By adding uplighting, a venue is elevated to another level. The color scheme may fit the theme of a wedding or event, but it sets the room aglow with color and ambiance.

If you are planning a holiday party, wedding, school dance, mitzvah, or a corporate event, music is the essential ingredient to make the event awesome. Talk to And We Danced DJ Entertainment today and invest in a small business for your special event!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of providing sound and music for Josh and Cass’ wedding ceremony and reception at The Shop in Zion, Pennsylvania.  Amber Murphy Spelas was the officiant for the ceremony.  Cass was garbed in a beautiful white, sleeveless, gown with train, and her bridesmaids were attired in sleeveless desert rose gowns.  Josh wore a dapper gray suit with a desert rose colored tie, and his groomsmen were also wearing the same attire.  Both Josh and Cass’ children participated in the ceremony as flower girls and ring bearer.  Cass, with the help of her daughters, created the stunning array of bouquets, corsages, and boutonnières.  She also crafted the stunning flower arrangements on the reception tables, cake table, and sweetheart table.

Nittany Catering showcased a delicious buffet for all to partake and enjoy.  Live, Laugh, Love Photography by Jessica Burkhart was the incredible photographer capturing the breathtaking moments featuring Josh, Cass, and their loving family and friends.  Delectable Delights by Heather Luse fashioned the elegant wedding cake and cupcakes.  Guests were busy behind Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths BIG Orange camera, the Orange Crush, throughout the night. The many guests were adjusting and changing props while the camera captured their memorable moments.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the hall pumped for the grand entrances of the wedding couple’s parents, wedding party, and the happy couple themselves.  Each set of parents came into the hall with their own song as well as each of the wedding party.  The culmination occurred with the grand appearance of Josh and Cass to Christian French’s “Superstars.”  They came into the room to everyone clapping and hollering their joy for this magic moment in time.  After dinner, Josh and Cass performed their first dance together to “Take Some Time” by Surfaces.  The happy couple danced the traditional father/daughter, mother/son, and dollar dances.  They were always smiling and even took some hilarious photos behind the Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths’ Orange Crush.

Thank you, Josh and Cass for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your wedding day ceremony and festivities!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of providing Connor and Rachel with music and sound as they tied the knot at the Lake Raystown Resort’s Wedding Pointe Gazebo. Pastor David Stuckey performed the service uniting the two as husband and wife. The bride wore a gorgeous, white, sleeveless and lace embellished wedding gown. Her lovely entourage were attired in purple, tea length gowns with silver, beaded sandals. The groom and his men were garbed in light gray tuxes, white shirts, light gray vests and purple ties.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment got the reception rocking with the introduction of the parents of the newlyweds and bridal party. Connor and Rachel entered the reception room to a steady stream of noise that is normally heard at a football game with huge smiles on their faces. They performed their first dance as husband and wife to Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas” which was a reminder of their first date.

The evening progressed with the traditional father/daughter and mother/son dances, followed by the removal of the garter and bouquet toss. Connor put on quite a show while removing Rachel’s garter for the guests. The newlyweds also danced with guests during the traditional dollar dance. Once all the festivities were performed, the guests were invited to dance and celebrate the newly mated couple. The “Chippendales” made an appearance when Connor and his groomsmen appeared shirtless while wearing only their vests, pants and shoes. They wowed the guests with their impromptu appearance while many were quickly taking pictures of the moment.

Rachel and Connor chose purple and gray as their color choices for the event. And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided the purple uplighting during the cocktail and dinner in the Raystown Lake Resorts’ lakeview ballroom. During dancing, the uplighting changed colors highlighting the magic of music in the room. Lake Raystown Resort, under the direction of Dan Gendenski, provided the delicious appetizers, dinner and late night snack for the bridal couple and guests.

The mother of the bride, Lea Ann and owner of Smart Styles hair salon in Meshoppen, coiffed the bride, bridal party, groom’s mother and herself. Mountainside Photography was the incredible photographers capturing the breathtaking moments featuring Connor, Rachel and their loving family and friends. The pièce de résistance for the day was the stunning wedding cake and cupcakes crafted by Maddie Cakes located in Roaring Spring.

Thank you Connor and Rachel for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your wedding day festivities. Good luck as you begin your new life as husband and wife!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the extreme pleasure of providing sound and musical entertainment for the marriage of Christian and Rachel at The Shop in Zion, Pennsylvania. James Bucci, a long time friend of the couple and their family, was the officiant for the beautifully warm, sunny day. The bride wore a chic black lace with a hint of white showing through the lace long sleeved with train wedding gown for her nuptials. Her bridesmaids were arrayed in a hue of colors consisting of burgundy, dusty rose and light gold, three quarter length sleeved, crushed velvet gowns. The dapper groom was garbed in a brownish burgundy suit, white shirt and flowered tie. His groomsmen sported, white shirts, burgundy suspenders, flowered ties and grayish brown pants. Christian and Rachel were happy and dreamy walking into the ceremony, but let loose for the recessional when Will Smith’s “Gettin’ Jiggy With It” began to be heard as they danced down the aisle alongside their bridal party.

Rachel’s stylish wedding gown was procured from J&B Bridals of Chambersburg. Lauren Lucas of Winged Beauty Salon styled the bride, attendants and mother’s hair for the day. The charming and lovely flower arrangements were created by A Little Flower Basket of Bellefonte. Christian’s mother, Belinda, was the marvelous caterer for the event with the appetizing and delicious buffet of food. The pièce de résistance for the day was the stunning wedding cake and cupcakes crafted by the bride’s mother, Stacy. Jana Scott of Jana Scott Photography was the incredible photographer capturing the breathtaking moments featuring Christian, Rachel and their loving family and friends.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the crowd rocking the entire night. From the first to the last dance, Christian and Rachel could be seen dancing, twirling and grinding to the music. The newlyweds started their night dancing to John Legend’s “Conversations In The Dark.” Later, family and friends cuddled up to their mates while enjoying some slow moments on the dance floor. The crowd continued to have fun performing the dance routines for familiar line dances. Rachel and Christian could always be seen kissing or smiling at each other throughout the night.

Thank you Christian and Rachel for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your wedding day festivities. Good luck as you begin your new life as husband and wife!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment was delighted to celebrate the marriage of Michael and Scarlett at Lily Manor in Mifflin, Pennsylvania. Bishop Abraham Shanklin, Jr. united the couple in marriage on a beautiful, sunny afternoon. The bride was clothed in a stunning, white, lace, beaded, mermaid style wedding gown. Her bridesmaids were attired in lovely sage colored gowns. The groom wore his United States Air Force dress uniform, and his groomsmen were arrayed in light gray suits, white shirts and blue ties.

Lily Manor is a stunning location for a wedding ceremony and reception. Danielle and her staff were a delight and ever so helpful. The bewitching flower arrangements for the bridal couple, wedding party, family and tables were arranged by Lily Manor. Mason Romero was the photographer capturing the enchanting moments between the couple, their family and friends. Ben Papa was the man behind the video camera capturing the couple’s ceremony and special reception moments.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment kept the excitement flowing with music to pump up the guests. Michael and Scarlett began their night dancing to “Next To You” by John Vincent III. Both of the newlyweds dazzled the crowd with their moves while dancing with their parents for the traditional father/daughter and mother/son dances. Scarlett and her family love to dance. They were consistently on the dance floor. Michael spent a great deal of time dancing with his bride that night. The newlyweds didn’t cut into a cake, but sliced a cannoli and fed each other a piece. Michael and Scarlett ended the night dancing together to Leon Bridges’ “River.” And We Danced DJ Entertainment could not pass up the opportunity of playing “Another One Bites The Dust” as the couple were exciting and preparing for their sparkler sendoff. Michael and Scarlett stopped and laughed at the music choice before walking through the spectacular sparkler display and saying goodbye to their family and friends.

Thank you Michael and Scarlett for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your wedding day festivities. Good luck in your new life as husband and wife!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of celebrating the marriage of George and Emma at Robbins’ Paradise Ranch, Julian, PA. Pastor Randy united the couple in matrimony. The bride chose a gorgeous, sleeveless, A-line, Justin Alexander bridal gown. Her bridesmaids were adorned in long, sky blue gowns. George and his men were garbed in white shirts with a formal navy blue suit and tie.

Rustic Catering presented a delightful assortment of hors d’oeuvres and a delicious buffet for all to partake and enjoy. Avant Garden created the wonderful flower arrangements for the bridal couple, wedding party, family and tables. VJM Studios was the photographer capturing the couple’s enchanting moments throughout the balmy, summer day and shimmery night. Delectable Delights by Heather Luse created the charming, white wedding cake with vanilla buttercream frosting filled with layers of frosting and raspberry filling. The bride, her bridesmaids and mother’s of the bridal party chose Looks Hair Design to provide the right coiffure for the day. And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided the musical entertainment for the evening.

George and Emma began their night dancing to Dan & Shay’s “From the Ground Up.” And We Danced DJ Entertainment kept the crowd hopping. George and Emma were consistently on the dance floor for every slow dance. Emma’s brother also celebrated the couple’s nuptials by singing Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable.” He also serenaded his parents with Randy Travis’ “Forever and Ever, Amen.” The crowd was eager to dance and have fun under the twinkling sky. Even the elk and white-tailed deer at Robbins’ Paradise Ranch made an appearance for the happy couple and guests throughout dinner and early evening.

Thank you George and Emma for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your wedding day festivities. Good luck in your new life as husband and wife!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of providing sound and music for the recent marriage of Fallon Mazza and Gary Glatz at Rolling Rails Lodge in Port Matilda. Fallon and Gary were married inside the lodge by Dr. James Glatz, an uncle to the groom. Fallon wore a stunning Casablanca strapless, white, jeweled gown from Diamonds & Lace Bridal Boutique. Gary and his ushers sported dark gray suits and white shirts. The bridesmaids were garbed in burgundy sleeveless gowns and carried handmade bouquets featuring burgundy and white flowers.

Viva Bella Salon was the hair designer and makeup artist for Fallon, her bridemaids and the mothers of the bride and groom. Tap Root Kitchens, a culinary enterprise gleaming ingredients from local farmers, presented a delightful assortment of hors d’oeuvres and a delicious buffet for all to partake and enjoy. Mallory Toulouse of Jane and Dave Photography was the incredible photographer capturing the breathtaking moments featuring Fallon, Gary and their loving family and friends. Shirley McLaughlin fashioned the splendid wedding cake. The newlyweds also had the traditional Pittsburgh Cookie Table alongside 3rd Wind Coffee Company’s fresh brewed coffee.

The newlyweds began their reception dancing to “When I Look Into Your Eyes” by Firehouse. After dinner and emotional toasts, a special anniversary song, “This Is It” by Scotty McCreery, pulled all married partners to the dance floor. Later, Alaskan guests welcomed Gary and Fallon to their new state by dancing and singing to Garth Brooks “Friends In Low Places” ending with an Eskimo kiss and a snowball fight. And We Danced DJ Entertainment kept the dance floor packed the entire night!

Thank you Gary and Fallon for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your wedding day festivities. Good luck as you begin your new life as husband and wife in Alaska!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the honor of providing the musical entertainment and uplighting for Avery and Griffin as they celebrated their B’nai Mitzvah at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. During the busy cocktail hour, Avery, Griffin, family and friends had a chance to enjoy some fun-filled games. Great prizes were awarded to the winning player or team that evening. The Penn Stater’s Eric Paul Olbrich and his staff were awesome organizing the cleanup once the entertaining contests ended.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the hall pumped for Avery and Griffin’s grand entrance. They chose Panic! At the Disco’s “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” along with Lil Nax X featuring Billie Ray Cyrus’ “Old Town Road” to make their grand appearance. They ran into the room with all the hooting, hollering and clapping normally heard at a sporting event. Rabbi David E. Ostrich said the prayer and broke the bread before everyone began enjoying the scrumptious buffet provided by the Penn Stater chefs and staff. Later, guests enjoyed cake, pie, and three delicious choices of Penn State Creamery ice cream for dessert. Friends and family were invited to take home some tasty candy treats.

Sara Rosenberger Blose of Bona Fide Photography captured the amusing game moments and exciting night. Balloons were hanging from the ceiling with twinkling lights alongside marvelous balloon decorations created by Star Valle Entertainment and Decor. Guests were busy behind Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths BIG camera throughout the night. Guests were adjusting and changing props while the camera captured their memorable moment. And We Danced DJ Entertainment kept the guests dancing the entire night. Avery, Griffin, family and friends had the dance floor packed the entire night. And We Danced DJ Entertainment ended the exhilarating night with Panic! At the Disco’s “Victorious.”

Thank you Avery, Griffin, Kate and Stuart for allowing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your B’nai Mitzvah. Mazel Tov Avery and Griffin!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of providing sound and music for the recent marriage of Aimee Morgan and Jarrod Prebola at Belleville’s Brookmere Winery. Father Drew Morgan conducted the delightful ceremony. Aimee’s cousin Madison sung “The Way I Am” while Jarrod’s grandparents, the newlywed’s parents and Aimee’s tuxedo clad pooch were escorted to their seats. Madison was exquisite singing the beautiful “Ave Maria” following Fr. Morgan’s reflection. Aimee wore a stunning sleeveless, lace, white bridal gown designed by Maggie Sottero. The bridesmaids were garbed in champagne. Jarrod was attired in a gray suit while his groomsmen donned navy blue with petal pink ties. Beautiful doves were also present for the ceremony.

JP Edwards Grill and Bar, under the direction of Bobbi Unger, presented a delightful assortment of hors d’oeuvres and a delicious buffet for all to partake and enjoy. RW Photography was the wonderful photographer that captured the couple’s exchange of vows, first dance and all the enchanting moments throughout the day and night. Dorosh Documentaries made the couple’s video moments special with the use of drones. Aimee’s mom and sister lovingly decorated the wedding scene with flowers and crafted the beguiling bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages held or worn by family and friends. Dolce Vita created the gorgeous wedding cake. The newlyweds also had a dessert display featuring homemade cookies and candy for guests to partake, take home and enjoy.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment kept the excitement flowing with memorable music to pump up the crowd. The newlyweds began their night dancing to “Gravity” by John Mayer. Family and friends laughed and cheered while Jarrod and Aimee played the Shoe Game. At the end of the game, it was apparent that Jarrod and Aimee were the ideal couple. And We Danced DJ Entertainment kept the dance floor packed the entire night! Since Jarrod and Aimee are avid Penn State football fans, And We Danced DJ Entertainment serenaded the couple with the Penn State Fight Song.

Thank you Jarrod and Aimee for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your wedding day festivities. Good luck in your new life as husband and wife!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of celebrating the marriage of Holly Shearin and Ryan Kiser at Belleville’s Brookmere Winery. Andy Thrift united the couple in matrimony. The bride chose a Victorian Chic theme for the wedding and played off the colors of wine. Holly wore a gorgeous One Enchanted Evening Mori Lee bridal gown. Her bridesmaids were adorned in mauve. Ryan wore a navy blue suit, and his groomsmen were garbed in white shirts, blue pants and ties.

Kickin’ Kater presented a generous assortment of hors d’oeuvres and a delectable buffet for all to partake and indulge. Pocketful of Posies created the wonderful flower arrangements for the bride, her wedding party, family and the delectable cascade of peonies and flora over the trellis while Ryan and Holly exchanged vows. Two C’s Photography was the wonderful photographer that captured the couple’s exchange of vows and all the enchanting moments throughout the marvelous day and night. And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided the musical entertainment for the night.

Ryan and Holly began their night dancing to Kina Grannis’ “Can’t Help Falling In Love.” And We Danced DJ Entertainment kept the crowd hopping. Holly and Ryan were not afraid to show the crowd their dance moves. Ryan enjoyed playing his air guitar during a few punk songs while Holly got down to funk and hip hop songs. The crowd was eager to dance and have fun under the star filled sky. At the end of Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes’ “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”, the crowd formed a line and serenaded Holly and Ryan with a sparkler sendoff.

Thank you Ryan and Holly for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your wedding day festivities. Good luck in your new life as husband and wife!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the time of their lives celebrating with Elese Merkovsky and Michael Tressa in the Aspen Room at Toftrees Resort. Their reception followed their wedding nuptials at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on Penn State’s main campus which was performed by the bride’s uncle, Reverend Paul Merkovsky. Elese wore a stunning sleeveless, lace gown while Mike sported a blue suit and maroon flowered tie. The bridesmaids were arrayed in navy blue, sleeveless gowns, and the groomsmen were attired in gray suits, light blue shirts, and dark ties.

McCarthy Flowers created sensational flower arrangements that were displayed in the Aspen Room alongside the lovely bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages held or worn by family and friends. The bride and groom cut a charming wedding cake created by the bride’s aunt. Elese and Mike had a magnificent display of candy and cookies for friends and family to box and take home in celebration of their wedding nuptials. Toftrees’ Katie Clegg along with her staff were absolutely fabulous mixing and pouring drinks, creating fabulous displays of hors d’oeuvres and later sliders, and serving the scrumptious meal entrees to guests.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment kept the guests dancing and having fun the entire night. After introductions, Elese and Mike performed their first dance to Francis & The Lights featuring Chance The Rapper’s “May I Have This Dance.” While dancing in front of the big windows in the Aspen Room, the bride and groom showed off their exciting dance moves. The bride then danced with her father to Rascal Flatts’ “My Wish.” Next, Mike took the stage with his mother dancing to “When I Look At the Sky” by Train. Mike has an incredible sense of humor, and it showed while cutting the rug with his mom. Later, Elese, Mike, family and friends laughed, sang, shouted, and had an incredible night dancing to the sounds of And We Danced DJ Entertainment. The last song of the night truly expressed the feelings of the happy couple, (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.

Mike and Elese met in State College while working for a local television station. They began dating a few months later. The couple moved to Chicago and continued their romance. Mike proposed to Elese at her favorite vacation destination, the Outer Banks in North Carolina. After celebrating, they decided that the best place to hold their wedding ceremony and reception would be in the town that they first met each other, State College, Pennsylvania. Now, their new adventure as man and wife begins.

Thank you Mike and Elese for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your wedding day festivities. Good luck in your new life as husband and wife!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of providing sound and music for the marriage of Sash Schaeffer and Bo Hickey at the lovely Belle Mountain Estates. The couple met in Philadelphia when Sash was attending Temple University and Bo was working at the University of Pennsylvania. Bo’s grandfather, Ray Kauffman, performed the charmingly warm ceremony under the sunflower and flora festooned trellis arch. The bride wore a beautiful sleeveless, lace, mermaid style gown with train. Sash’s bridesmaids were attired in fabulous sleeveless, dusty blue gowns. Bo and his groomsmen sported navy blue suits with debonair dusty blue ties.

Since Bo and Sash live in Texas, they wanted a little western theme incorporated into their wedding day. The bride and her bridesmaids carried a delightful arrangement of sunflowers, baby’s breath and greenery created by Forever in Bloom. Charlene’s Cake Company crafted the gorgeous, three tiered wedding cake along with red velvet, chocolate and strawberry cupcakes. Mission BBQ presented a bounteous assortment of hors d’oeuvres, and a delicious buffet for all to partake and enjoy. Diane Kovach of DB Impressions Photography was the wonderful photographer that captured the couple’s first dance and all the enchanting moments throughout the day and night.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment furnished the heavenly tunes for all to enjoy that night. Bo and Sash begin their night dancing to “Best Shot” by Jimmie Allen. Following their first dance, Sash, Bo and their bridal party enticed family and friends to get up and dance with Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance.” A memorable moment occurred when Bo was dancing with his mother to “A Mother’s Prayer” by Melissa DuVall. Sash was watching the moment on the side of the dance floor when Bo’s mom invited her to dance with them. It was an amazing moment to see the three dancing. As the song began to fade, mom placed Sash’s hand in her son’s.

Thank you Bo and Sash for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your wedding day festivities. Good luck in your new life as husband and wife!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of providing the musical entertainment and emceeing for Amy Tomasko and Diljot Sachdeva’s wedding reception held at Earlystown Manor Bed & Breakfast in early November.  Amy chose marsala, navy blue, blush and rose gold as the key colors for her wedding day. The bride wore a beautiful white off the shoulder, short sleeve wedding gown with wonderful lace embellishments. Diljot sported a navy blue suit with a marsala colored tie. Fr. Zab Amar performed the wedding ceremony for Diljot and Amy at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center.

Earlystown’s Event Coordinator, Meaghan Fenstermacher, was the lovely organizer for the wedding reception. She was a busy little bee setting everything up inside the wedding tent and helping the events run smoothly throughout the night. Brown Dog Catering presented a lavish assortment of hors d’oeuvres and a delicious buffet for all to partake and enjoy. Pocketful of Posies supplied beautiful bouquets and table arrangements along with corsages and boutonnières. Sara Rosenberger Blose of Bona Fide Photography was the wonderful photographer that captured the couple’s epic first dance and all the magnificent splendor throughout the night. Delectable Delights by Heather Luce provided the sumptuous, three tier cake.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment furnished the magical tunes for all to enjoy that night. Diljot and Amy decided to begin their night with the father/daughter dance. The mother/son dance quickly followed which was beautiful to see. The groom, his mother, personal friends, and family danced a lively Bollywood song. Next came the impressive first dance. It was apparent that Diljot and Amy practiced and choreographed their first dance to “Is That Alright?” by Lady Gaga. It was spectacular!!! Amy followed tradition and danced the “Bridal Dance.” She also added a special dance for people celebrating memorable anniversaries with the “Anniversary Waltz.”

Thank you Diljot and Amy for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your wedding reception. Good luck in your new life as husband and wife!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the honor of providing the musical entertainment for Amanda Strandburg, Ms. Pennsylvania Universal of 2021, and the Haven House Board’s Roaring 20s benefit ball for the Haven House homeless shelter that serves Clearfield, Elk, and Jefferson counties. The benefit was held at the Clearfield Elks Lodge #540. The Elks National Foundation also presented the Haven House Board with a grant totaling $3,500 to help the Haven House homeless shelter. This is the second year that Amanda has organized a benefit ball fundraiser for the Haven House homeless shelter.

Haven House resides in a residential neighborhood located in DuBois, Pennsylvania. The homeless shelter opened its doors in 2006 and has served over 800 people. Occupancy changes every day, but it averages over 70% where 18% of its residents are children. Haven House relies on donations since it is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation. It is always looking for volunteers.

Fitness is a big part of Amanda’s life. She is a Pennsylvania National Guard member who won the 2021 Ms. Pennsylvania World. She will be competing in November for the title of Ms. USA World Universal. Anyone over the age of twenty-five, married, or single may participate in the event. Amanda volunteers at the Haven House homeless shelter and the Salvation Army. Her mother was a single mom who relied on the help of the Salvation Army and other social services, so Amanda strongly wants people to know that Haven House and other social services are there to help.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment entertained quests with music; while, Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths had guests showing their Prohibition spirits. Speakeasy music entertained clients with jazz. The Haven House benefit ball heard some music from the Roaring 20s as well as current popular tunes. Be it slow dancing or fast dancing, everyone had a chance to show guests their excitement and fun for the Haven House cause.

Thank you, Amanda and the Haven House Board for allowing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of the Haven House benefit ball. Good luck Amanda as you compete for Ms. USA World Universal in November!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of providing sound and music for the recent one year renewal of vows at Hope Fire Company Recreation Center in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania. Brent and Erika renewed their vows inside the recreation center officiated by Ed Roberts. Erika wore a stunning strapless, white and jeweled bridal gown. Brent and his ushers sported dark suits and white shirts. The bridesmaids were garbed in mint gowns and carried handmade bouquets featuring black and white flowers.

Philipsburg’s Bio Salon was the hair and nail designer for Erika, her bridemaids and the mothers of the bride and groom. Apple Banquet Catering presented a delightful assortment of fresh fruits, cheese and crackers along with a delicious buffet for all to partake and enjoy. Kassie Dipko was the incredible photographer capturing the breathtaking moments featuring Erika, Brent and their loving family and friends. Delicious Distractions fashioned the splendid wedding cake. Guests were busy behind Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths BIG Red camera throughout the night. Guests were adjusting and changing props while the camera captured their memorable moments.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the hall pumped for Brent and Erika’s grand entrance. While the bridal party came in under Chris Brown’s “Forever”, Brent and Erika chose DJ Khalid’s “All I Do is Win” to make their grand appearance. They ran into the room with all the hooting, hollering and clapping normally heard at a sporting event. The couple chose Elvis Presley’s “I Can’t Help Falling In Love” for their first dance. Later, the happy newlyweds danced with their parent in the traditional father/daughter and mother/son dance, tossed the bouquet and garter and did some line dancing. Brent and Erika were very delighted to be among friends and family celebrating their one year anniversary!

Thank you Brent and Erika for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your one year wedding day festivities!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of being the musical entertainment for the State College Area School District Senior Prom at Memorial Field on a sultry spring evening. And We Danced DJ Entertainment played background music during dinner and switched to memorable pop tracks for the rest of the night for an incredible dancing experience.

Memorial Field was transformed into a wonderland setting for a senior prom. Students entered the gates and descended down to the field through a balloon and tinsel festooned tunnel extravaganza. Tables were resplendent with black, white, gray or maroon linens with four place settings.

A sit down dinner was planned before dancing. During dinner, students were able to participate in a game show event. Prizes were awarded to the winners. Oxymoron, a local State College group, were the people introducing and carrying out the gaming program. While students were participating in the gaming competition, others were mingling with friends and partaking of the dessert selections, anticipating the exciting dancing that was soon to take place.

As Oxymoron said goodbye to the students, And We Danced DJ Entertainment began ramping up the music inviting the senior class to come out to the dance floor and have some fun dancing to an expertly curated dance mix. A breeze was present on the field to keep guests cool and comfortable. Sneakers were prevalent among the assembly of students on the field. Many were quick to begin to dance, while others were requesting particular songs from the DJ. It didn’t matter if the song was old or new, the crowd had fun, sang and danced their hearts out.

Thank you State College Area School District seniors for inviting And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of an exciting event! We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

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On a beautiful, slightly warm, sunny, late afternoon April day, And We Danced DJ Entertainment set up on the Penn State HUB-Robeson lawn for a Karaoke event. Penn State’s Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, during the month of April, were celebrating Pride Month with primed-themed events. And We Danced DJ Entertainment was providing the organization and the Penn State students with some pride-themed karaoke under the stars. The campus event was known as KaraoGay.

The HUB-Robeson tent and lawn were filled with busy Penn State students eating, studying, working and playing games on this day. Sonya Wilmoth, the Interim Director for Penn State’s Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, had gathered a group of Pride members willing to take the stage and sing. Dr. Molly Countermine, Associate Teaching Professor from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, was asked to begin the event with a pride-themed song. She is not only a professor, but a singer who performs in the band The Hi-Fi’s and is part of a duo group with local singer and songwriter Ted McCloskey. Dr. Countermine chose Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” to start off the KaraoGay festivities.

The students on the HUB-Robeson lawn were awed by her singing. Many were nervous to follow in her footsteps, but someone took up the mic to sing. The HUB-Robeson lawn of students began to tune in to the KaraoGay music. The lawn was filled with students listening, singing and having fun with the students that took the stage. The students that took the stage had awesome voices. The performers were ready, willing and able to belt their chosen KaraoGay tunes.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment had to end the KaraoGay event when the lawn was being readied for movie night under the stars. Sonya Wilmoth was excited that the student body enjoyed KaraoGay and plans to add this to events planned by the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity in the coming year.

Thank you Sonya and the Penn State’s Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity for celebrating Pride Month’s KaraoGay with And We Danced DJ Entertainment!

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Corporate events have a goal of uniting a team. Uniting a team may include a quiet dinner, a noisy gathering with dancing, a kayaking trip, watching a movie or karaoke. Karaoke is an engaging method of getting people involved. Whether you are an amateur crooner or singing along from the sidelines, events are fun with the addition of music. Many elements can make or break an event, but one of the most important aspects to planning an awesome event begins with the DJ. And We Danced DJ Entertainment is the DJ company to help you organize and implement a karaoke event!

Anyone that plans an event wants it to be fun, exciting and memorable. It always pays to have more entertainment at an event than too little. Karaoke is the key to livening up a normal dry experience with enthusiasm. Employees enthusiastically cheer when their manager shows a hidden side of themselves behind the mic! The shy employee that steps behind the mic and knocks a song out of the blue rallies everyone! Seeing the generations gather together to belt out a Motown tune is priceless!

And We Danced DJ Entertainment features one of the most extensive karaoke song libraries available. Everything from the oldest oldies to the latest hits is available across all music genres! Everyone attending our karaoke events always finds plenty of their favorite songs to sing. Of course, our karaoke packages are also available for non-corporate events.

Karaoke can be used for just about any corporate event such as a holiday party, an offsite team building or basic all out fun. And We Danced DJ Entertainment provides you with an amazing sounding karaoke system run by one of our DJs, microphones and a song package that can please even the pickiest person. Just call, email or text And We Danced DJ Entertainment and get our outstanding karaoke experience for your next corporate event!

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