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 proudly kept the Olympic Village lively for all of the athletes, friends, family and fans that came to compete and watch the competition during the Pennsylvania Special Olympics held at Penn State’s University Park campus! Pennsylvania Special Olympics organized festivities to celebrate their 50th year. A large canvas was on display in the Olympic Village for people to sign and leave a message in commemoration of this big event. Volunteers gladly wore their gold t-shirts displaying this big achievement.

Around 2,000 athletes come each year from all over the state of Pennsylvania to compete in various Special Olympic events. And We Danced DJ Entertainment was bombarded with hellos from athletes seen in previous years. We were happy to see the smiling faces of athletes, coaches and family members as they made their way to their competition event. Athletes proudly showed off the medals awarded for first, second and third place finishes. And We Danced DJ Entertainment gladly took requests from the crowd, played some fan favorite line dances and kept the people smiling and happy traveling to and from events.

Spider-Man, Batman and Doctor Strange were on hand to cheer, pose and greet athletes traveling through the Olympic Village. Eat’n Park dispensed cookies and had an area set up for young and old to decorate cookies if they so desired. The Eat’n Park cookie could also be seen dancing, shaking hands and posing for pictures with athletes traveling through the Olympic Village. Sheetz had guests spin a wheel to win prizes. They also had large containers surrounding the Olympic Village filled with Gatorade and water for thirsty athletes, coaches and family members. The 2019 Centre County Dairy Princess, Laurel Fogleman, and 2019 Centre County Alternate Dairy Princess, Shawna Weaver, were displaying their keen dairy knowledge to athletes and parents. The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar could be scene traveling through the Olympic Village shaking hands, posing for pictures and dancing to the lively tunes being played by And We Danced DJ Entertainment. Athletes could not leave on Saturday without stopping by the Panda Express booth and partaking of some delicious orange chicken.

Thank you to Pennsylvania’s Special Olympic Athletes and Committee for allowing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of the 50th Anniversary of the PA Special Olympics Event!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment proudly provided the music to help the runners, walkers and joggers as they participated in the 11th Annual Dog Jog supporting Pets Come First. The Annual Dog Jog takes place on the Grange Fairgrounds each year. All manners of pooches led their masters around the agility training field, the various vendors and food establishments.

Walkers and runners could walk without their four legged friends, but many took their animals with them for a nice long walk. Many people took advantage of the microchip clinic and silent auction taking place inside the Grange Fair facilities. Awards were dispensed, and dogs were also awarded pet toys or collars for taking part in the Annual Dog Jog. A demonstration also ensued showing how law enforcement uses dogs to catch criminals.

Pets Come First was established in 2005. It is a non-profit and non-euthanasia organization. They place stray and unwanted animals into loving homes. A dedicated staff and volunteers care for the daily needs of each animal in the shelter. Pets Come First is not funded by the government. Instead, they rely upon adoption fees, fundraisers, and donations to support the daily requirements of running the shelter and caring for the animals. The Pets Come First shelter is located off of the General Potter Highway in Centre Hall. They are open Thursday thru Sunday. Check their website for their email, phone number and hours of operation.

Pets Come First is always looking for potential adopters. The facility holds dogs, cats and some other animals. Before adopting a pet, Pets Come First asks the adopters to fill out an adoption application. This form helps the facility to determine the right fit for their four legged friends. If the adopter is unable to keep the animals, Pets Comes First requires the pet to be returned to their facility.

Thanks Pets Come First for allowing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be part of the 2019 Annual Dog Jog!

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As they took over the HUB-Robeson Center at Penn State in honor of April’s Campus Pride Month, the LGBTQA Student Resource Center at Penn State invited two drag queens, Tatianna and Cynthia Lee Fontaine, that had appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Tatianna appeared on Season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Season 2 of RuPaul’s All Stars, and Cynthia Lee Fontaine appeared on Season 8 and 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Eight local drag queens joined RuPaul’s drags queens for the day of festivities.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment played a wide range of music for the HUB-Robeson audience as well as many drag queen favorites while Drag Queen Story Time, Drag Queen Bingo and Drag Queen Performances took place in the Freeman and Noontime Lounges. Various organizations representing the LGBTQA community took over the first floor of the HUB-Robeson Center providing information for students.

RuPaul’s Drag Race is a reality competition documenting RuPaul’s search for America’s next drag queen superstar. Joey Santolini, professionally known as Tatianna, is an American drag queen performer and musician who appeared on Season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Tatianna came in first place while playing the annual “Snatch Game” challenge but came in fourth after losing a lip sync competition during her Season 2 appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Carlos Alfonso Díaz Hernández, professionally known as Cynthia Lee Fontaine, is a Puerto Rican drag queen performer and reality television personality. Cynthia Lee Fontaine was the third queen eliminated during season 8, but fans voted the queen as Miss Congeniality. Fontaine came back as the 14th queen for season 9 but was sent home losing to Peppermint during a lip sync competition.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment had a fantastic day providing music for all during the event at the HUB-Robeson center! Take a look at the video and pictures below to see some of the awesome drag queens and dancers enjoying the HUB takeover! RuPaul would be so proud of them!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had an awesome night celebrating the Bellefonte Area High School Class of 2020 Junior Prom in the high school auxiliary gymnasium. The theme for the event was “A Night in the City.” The Bellefonte Class of 2020 prom committee did a marvelous job decorating the gymnasium with city scenery highlighted with lighting, a crescent moon, park benches and street lights. The young women wore a variety of colorful and exotic full-length evening gowns, above the knee gowns or a play on short and long gowns. Young men were clad in trendy and colorful tuxes alongside debonair suits. Everyone was excited and eager to dance the night away.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment officially opened the dance floor at 7:30pm. The floor remained packed with guests dancing for the remainder of the night. During Pitbull’s “Fireball,” guests formed a party train and circled the room adding more and more people to the party train lineup. The “Cupid Shuffle,” “Cha Cha Slide” and the “Macarena” also showed the great fun and dancing abilities of the guests that night.

Every year, a junior is crowned Miss Bellefonte during the spring Junior Prom festivities. The new 2019-2020 Miss Bellefonte is chosen by the Bellefonte Area School District teachers and staff. All eligible students for Miss Bellefonte must carry an 85 percent scholastic average. The voting for Miss Bellefonte is based on character, poise, appearance and scholastic achievements of eligible Bellefonte High School students. At 9:00pm, Lissi Przybys, Miss Bellefonte 2018-2019, had the honor of crowning Abigail Harper, Miss Bellefonte 2019-2020. The Miss Bellefonte term will last for one year before the next girl is crowned.

Prom season has now kicked off in the Centre region, and a lot of teens are very excited! Take a look at the pictures below to see the exciting night the Bellefonte Class of 2020 had with And We Danced DJ Entertainment and the crowing of Miss Bellefonte 2019-2020 Abigail Harper!

Thank you Bellefonte Class of 2020 for allowing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be part of your Junior Prom!

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