And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of celebrating the winter holiday season with Avail Technologies, Inc. at the Mountain View Country Club. Avail Technologies planned an exciting night of activities for their employees and guests. Guests had a chance to bet on some horse races following dinner followed by a spectacular prize giveaway for employees, a lovely speech from Avail President/CEO Dorsey Houtz concerning the growth of Avail, music and dancing from And We Danced DJ Entertainment and photo booth fun from Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths.
The Mountain View Country Club provided delightful hors d’oeuvres, a wonderful dinner buffet along with an after dinner buffet of delicious snacks and sandwiches for guests. Star Valle Entertainment and Decor created the beautiful snowflake balloons, centerpieces and tree displays adorning and enhancing the holiday season for Avail’s holiday party. Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths was busy snapping shots of Avail’s family and their guests posing with holiday and non-holiday props. And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the Avail family and their guests dancing to hits from the past and present. Avail President/CEO, Dorsey Houtz, could be seen strutting his stuff to the staff-requested ZZ Top song “Sharp Dressed Man!” Avail Technologies continued to dance past midnight before saying goodnight!
Avail Technologies was founded in 1999 by Dorsey Houtz to provide technology to certain mid-size transit agencies. Since its inception, the company has grown under Dorsey’s leadership providing target markets cost-effective and cutting-edge services and technology to meet the needs of transit operators with medium-sized fleets. Today, Avail Technologies is the nation’s leading provider for transit operators. They are proud to be the chief provider of services and technologies to this specific segment of the transit market. In 2019, Avail Technologies was ranked one of the “Best Places to Work in PA!”
And We Danced DJ Entertainment had an amazing night with Avail Technologies employees and guests as they celebrated the holiday season. Thank you Avail Technologies, for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be part of Avail’s holiday party!
And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided light background music during the marvelous dinner. The Nittany Lion Inn captured everyone’s attention with the prime rib carving station. Other delicacies were abundantly displayed to fit vegan and non-vegan appetites. After dining on the delicious entrees, the lights were turned down, and the guests began to have fun dancing to classic, pop and international music favorites.
While some guests enjoyed dancing the night away, other guests spent time with friends and significant others at the Lotsa Laffs Photo Booth which was located inside the Nittany Lion Inn Ballroom this year. Lights were flashing throughout the night while guests danced to old standbys such as the Cupid Shuffle, Wobble, Cha Cha Slide and the Cotton-Eyed Joe. The dance floor was packed with guests that dancers were also dancing behind the DJ booth.
Each year the Graduate and Professional Student Association raises awareness for a local charitable organization during the Winter Gala. This year the Graduate and Professional Student Association collected donations at the door for Centre Safe, formerly the Centre County Women’s Resource Center. This organization helps to empower people that have been sexually abused, stalked or experienced domestic violence.
The Penn State Graduate and Professional Student Association Winter Gala is one of our absolute favorite events of the year! We can’t wait until next year when they host their next Winter Gala!
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.
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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of celebrating the marriage of Amber Miller to Brandon Dougherty at Earlystown Manor. Their reception followed their wedding nuptials which were performed by the godfather of the bride, Don Drass. Autumn is Amber’s favorite time of year, and she chose the season as the color theme for her wedding day. Amber wore a stunning Pine Ridge sleeveless, beaded, white gown with a white veil. Brandon sported a blue suit, white shirt and white tie. The bridesmaids were arrayed in teal, sleeveless gowns, and the groomsmen were attired with blue suits, white shirts and teal ties. Amber and her bridesmaids carried bouquets featuring white, burgundy and yellow flowers with taupe and brown floral accents. Brandon and his groomsmen were arrayed in burgundy and white boutonnieres.
Deb’s Creative Cakes and Decor crafted the beautiful three tiered wedding cake. CK’s Catering presented a delectable buffet for all to partake and indulge. Emily Lane of Emily Lane Photos 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 provided the stellar musical tunes for all to enjoy that night. Brandon and Amber began their night dancing to Ed Sheeran and Beyonce’s duet version of Perfect. A memorable moment occurred when Brandon escorted his mother, Donna Boring, to the dance floor for the mother and son dance. Donna has been confined to a wheel chair and spent six months working to stand for this moment. Brandon helped her stand up and they slowly danced in place to Nichole Nordeman’s Slow Down!
Brandon and Amber spent the night talking, laughing, kissing, snuggling and dancing together and with family and friends. They met and attended Cambria Heights together. It took Amber many years before she agreed to go out with Brandon on a date. They are best friends and cannot wait to see what the world has in store for them as a married couple!
Thank you Brandon and Amber 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of celebrating the fifty-first annual Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) conference at the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center with guests in attendance. The Pennsylvania Counseling Association planned an exciting night of activities for their guests. Guests partook of a delicious meal crafted by the chefs at the Penn Stater followed by a round of Jeopardy awards. Participants played a round of Jeopardy and received an award. After the award celebration, guests had an opportunity to smile behind the Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths BIG red camera and dance to top music tunes from And We Danced DJ Entertainment.
The Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) is a state branch of the American Counseling Association. The association is broken down into regional chapters, divisions and special interest groups that advocate for Pennsylvania’s professional counselors. They provide a strong voice in Harrisburg for legislation that affects professional counseling. The Pennsylvania Counseling Association encourages and provides continuing education for its members. They promote accreditation, board certification and state licensing for Pennsylvania’s professional counselors. The Pennsylvania Counseling Association provides its members with a dynamic network of Pennsylvania professional counselors.
The Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) consists of five elected officers. The elected presidents of all the Pennsylvania Counseling Association divisions, special interest groups and regional chapters are the policy-making networking body. The policies crafted by the elected presidents are implemented by the Pennsylvania Association Counseling committee, various appointed officials and staff.
The president of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association was a big fan of the eighties and requested a great deal of eighties music from And We Danced DJ Entertainment. Guests also enjoyed line dancing to the “Cha Cha Slide”, “The Cupid Shuffle,” “Watch Me” and “Cotton Eye Joe.” And We Danced DJ Entertainment had an amazing night with the Pennsylvania Counseling Association attendees as they celebrated their fifty-first conference.
Thank you Pennsylvania Counseling Association for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be part of your extravaganza!
Vince and Megan were married in Denver, Colorado and decided to have a reception in the State College area for friends and family. 2019 was the 10 year anniversary of their being a couple, and they emphasized that their wedding reception was a celebration of their first decade together. And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided the music, lights and emceeing for the evening.
Jam Band music was played by And We Danced DJ Entertainment to enhance cocktails along with upbeat music for the dinner hour. A little later, everybody was ready to have fun. Lights were turned down, and the guests began getting up and moving to the music. While some guests left the dance floor to get some fun pictures with their friends and significant others at the photo booth provided by Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths, many began to dance and move to the throbbing dance music. Guests were constantly on the dance floor dancing to their favorite tunes for the entirety of the evening with the sun setting in the beautiful valley backdrop.
Vince and Megan met working together in State College. They later graduated from Penn State University in 2013. After later spending time working in the Denver, Colorado area, Vince and Megan decided to tie the knot there. The announcement of their wedding reception in State College was an exciting surprise to all of their friends and family back home!
At the end of the night, many of the guests thanked And We Danced DJ Entertainment for a great time! We had a totally awesome time ourselves, and we thank Vince and Megan for inviting us to be the entertainment and emcees for their wedding reception. Congratulations to both of you!
This is the second year that And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided music for the awesome event! Students, faculty and organizational staff had fun hearing and dancing to LBGTQ Pride songs, pop LBGTQ songs and familiar line dancing songs such as the YMCA, Cupid Shuffle and the Cha Cha Slide. Even some of Penn State’s local police force members could not pass up the opportunity of dancing to the Cupid Shuffle!
Penn State’s Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity serves the entire Penn State community. It is currently located in the Boucke Building. Normal hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, and Wednesday they have expanded hours from 5 pm to 8 pm. The group recently changed it’s name to better serve the diversity that exists in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and related identities of the LGBTQ+ community. They offer educational social and supportive programs alongside workshops and individual consultations. The staff is always available and eager to support students, faculty and staff and honor each person’s gender and sexual diversity. The group has social media links to their activities on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Snapchat.
Thank you to the Penn State Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be part of your 2019 HUB takeover!