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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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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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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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of providing music for the Penn State Army ROTC Dining Out 2019. Current cadets escorted their parents, family and significant others to this year’s event at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Bryce Jordan Center staff had the main floor splashed with blue uplighting highlighting the dining and dance areas. Bryce Jordan Center Catering provided the scrumptious dinner for the event. After the retiring of the colors and final remarks, guests had the opportunity to take some fun photos with Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths. Guests were also encouraged to have fun dancing to familiar tunes.

Many people could be seen dancing to old and new dance tunes. Family members along with cadets cut a rug on the Bryce Jordan Center’s floor. Guests visiting Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths could be seen dancing to familiar songs while waiting for their turn behind the BIG camera. Karaoke was also available for guests at the Army ROTC Dining Out 2019.

Military training has been a tradition since the inception of Penn State. In the early years, training was provided by civilians familiar with military protocol. Later, a full-time professor of Military Science was added to the roster at Penn State. Penn State provided military training for many men that fought in World War I and World War II. In 1916, an ROTC unit was established at Penn State. Throughout the years, training has changed from the initial drills to instruction in all branches of the military to general military science training. Today, Penn State has one of the top ROTC programs in the country. The Nittany Lion Battalion today includes four companies. Three are known on the main campus, and the fourth is part of the Altoona campus.

Thank you Penn State Army ROTC for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your 2019 Dining Out!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of celebrating Angelina’s quinceañera at the Mountain View Country Club while winter storm Harper was blowing rain, sleet, ice and snow into the Centre County region. Jennifer Swindle was the photographer gathering Angelina, her family, and her Court together to snap some awesome pictures of this fabulous event. Delectable Delights by Heather Luce provided the sumptuous three tier cake.

Angelina wore a beautiful sleeveless, royal blue, floor length gown with an exceptionally full skirt and alternating ruffles of royal blue organza for her presentation with accentuating beading on the bodice. Her damas, female members of the quinceañera court, were attired in a sleeveless, taupe, lace bodice with a short champagne colored skirt. Angelina’s chambelanes, her honor escort and male members of the quinceañera court, sported white shirts, royal blue suspenders, royal blue bow ties and black pants.

A quinceañera is a celebration of a young girl’s coming of age on her fifteenth birthday. The cultural roots of a quinceañera reside in the areas colonized by Spain in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The night includes food, music, the formal entry, the toast, the father/daughter dance, the crowning, the changing of shoes, the very important waltz performed by the quinceañera, her honor escort and her Court, the cake cutting and the thank-you’s. The quinceañera traditionally never danced in public until they turned fifteen. So, the quinceañera waltz is a very elaborate choreographed dance introducing the young girl to society.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment furnished the magical old, new and Spanish tunes for all to enjoy that night. Dancing began with a slow number while Angelina and her father, Reggie, danced the traditional father/daughter dance. The dance floor was opened for all to relax and have some fun before the traditional quinceañera waltz. The quinceañera waltz was marvelous, and Angelina had the opportunity to not only dance with her chambelan but also her brother. It was a touching moment to see the brother and sister waltz together. The crowd sang Feliz Cumpleaños or Happy Birthday to Angelina after she cut the cake. The night ended with Donna Summer’s singing “Last Dance”.

Thank you Angelina for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your quinceañera. Feliz decimoquinto cumpleaños!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of providing the musical entertainment for Penn State’s Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) as they celebrated their Winter Gala at the Nittany Lion Inn! This was the fourth consecutive year And We Danced DJ Entertainment has been part of this fabulous event. Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths was also busy that night as guests posed for pictures with their significant other and with friends.

The Nittany Lion Inn Alumni Ballroom was infused with blue uplighting inviting guests to mingle, talk, eat and enjoy the talent of And We Danced DJ Entertainment. The Nittany Lion Inn prepared a delicious buffet of food for the guests which was sampled many times. Guests then began to prepare for the opening of the dance floor. And We Danced DJ Entertainment had everyone up and moving with Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”  Dance lights were flashing and guests were getting down! The floor was packed with dancing bodies the entire night be it a fast grinding beat or a slow song inviting significant others to sway across the dance floor. No one wanted to go home at the end of the night! And We Danced DJ Entertainment played one more request before sending the guests into the night. Old and new faces said good-bye to And We Danced DJ Entertainment and to this year’s Winter Gala. Many can’t wait till next year’s event!

The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) is a student run Penn State University organization promoting graduate and professional students interests. The GPSA is the oldest existing student governing organization at Penn State. The organization is comprised of the Executive, the Assembly and the Judiciary. The member positions in the Executive and Assembly are changed each April with an election and graduate and professional student vote. The Judiciary body is comprised of three members appointed by the President and approved by the Assembly.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment can’t wait to party with the Graduate & Professional Student Association at their next Winter Gala!

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