And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of celebrating the wedding of Logan & Brooke at their Centre Hall property. The father of the groom, Scott, performed the wedding ceremony. The highlight of the ceremony was the flower guy’s entrance to “Gettin’ Jiggy With It.” He really knew how to dance and grind to the music. His hilarious entrance set had the guests smiling while awaiting the entrance of the bride, groom, and attendants. Brooke wore a gorgeous white, sleeveless, pearl and jewel encrusted wedding gown, and her bridesmaids were attired in sleeveless dusty gold or pale pink gowns. Logan and his entourage were garbed in dark green suits and ties.

Pocket Full of Posies created the breathtaking flower arrangements, bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages worn by family and friends. Logan and Brooke cut a charming wedding cake designed by Cakes by Kelly who is the sister-in-law of the happy couple. Mommy’s Donuts were displayed for guests to partake and enjoy. Ashley Snook treated the guests to a scrumptious array of hors d’oeuvres and a captivating barbeque meal. Nhi Thai of Nhi Thai Photography was the wonderful photographer that captured the exciting moments of the happy couple, family, and friends throughout the day and evening. Bliss Salon’s Mandi McGhee was the hair designer for Brooke, her bridesmaids, and mother.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment kept the guests dancing and having fun the entire night and early morning hours. After introductions, Logan and Brooke performed their first dance to Brett Eldredge’s “Wanna Be That Song.” Brooke danced with her father to Luke Combs’ “Without You.” The happy couple, family, and friends were having fun cutting the rug on the dance floor to great tunes. Be it country, R&B, rap, or top 40, couples could not stop celebrating the joyous occasion. Many times Brooke was spotted with her peeps getting down to the music.

Thank you, Logan and Brooke 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 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 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 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 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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