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State College, PA, January 18, 2020. — And We Danced DJ Entertainment was announced a winner of the 2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®, an accolade representing the top wedding professionals across the board in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism reviewed by couples on WeddingWire. A leader in the global wedding planning industry, WeddingWire continues its celebration of local wedding vendors with the announcement of its twelfth annual WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners. To determine these distinguished wedding professionals, WeddingWire analyzed reviews across more than 20 service categories, from venues and caterers to florists and photographers to find the most highly rated vendors of the year. These winners exhibit superior professionalism, responsiveness, service, and quality when interacting with the millions of consumers who turn to WeddingWire to help ease their wedding planning process each month.

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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!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of providing music for the Penn State All Campus Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity HUB takeover that was held at Heritage Hall in Penn State’s HUB Robeson Center. Various Penn State organizations were on hand eager to talk to new and returning students. Brian Patchcoski, Director of the Penn State Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, and Sonya Wilmoth, Assistant Director of the Penn State Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, were greeting and welcoming students to the gathering.

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!

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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 performing at the 2019 Bellefonte Area High School Homecoming dance. Bellefonte Area High School’s student body council sponsors the event each year prior to the homecoming kickoff game. During the dance, students had a chance to greet the students chosen for the 2019 Bellefonte Area High School homecoming court.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment welcomed Bellefonte Area High School’s students entering the high school cafeteria with lights and music. Students in the room were dancing, singing, posing for selfies and taking video of the lively event. The Bellefonte Area High School students danced to quite a few crowd pleasers such as the Cupid Shuffle and the Cha Cha Slide. When Pitbull’s Fireball began to play, the crowd quickly formed a conga line that traveled throughout the cafeteria gaining more and more conga dancers.

Homecoming welcomes back current Bellefonte Area High School students, former Bellefonte Area High School students, Bellefonte Area High School teachers and former Bellefonte Area High School teachers. Usually homecoming is focused upon a sporting event such as a football game. Homecoming activities encouraged school pride and support as the Bellefonte Red Raiders took on the Penns Valley Rams.

Later in the week at the Bellefonte Red Raiders – Penns Valley Rams football game, Bellefonte Area High School crowned its homecoming queen and king at halftime. The homecoming court included second runners-up Kara Mellott and Mitchell Holden along with runners-up Olivia Reiter and Tyler Muse. The 2019 homecoming queen was Mallorie Smith. The 2019 homecoming king was Aaron Little. Congratulations to all of these fine young adults!

Thank you Bellefonte Area High School for allowing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to play a part in your 2019 Homecoming celebrations!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of providing music for the Penn State Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity’s welcome reception that was held at Heritage Hall in Penn State’s HUB Robeson Center. Various Penn State organizations were on hand eager to talk to new and returning students. Brian Patchcoski, Director of the Penn State Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, and Sonya Wilmoth, Assistant Director of the Penn State Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, were greeting and welcoming students to the festive gathering.

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.

We send a big thank you out to the Penn State Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be part of your welcoming reception!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of providing the ceremony music and reception entertainment for the marriage of Anastasia and Bobby. Mike Brossman performed the beautiful outdoor ceremony in Woodland, PA. Anastasia wore a gorgeous white, sleeveless gown while her bridesmaids wore delightful black dresses or gowns. The bride and her bridal party carried bouquets of red and white roses alongside fetching greenery. Bobby wore a maroon shirt, black slacks, black vest and a single red rose surrounded by greenery as his boutonnière. His groomsmen wore black shirts, black pants, maroon vests and a single white rose flanked with greenery as their boutonnières. The couple’s dog also served as a groomsman and wore a bandanna sporting the phrase, “I Do Too.”

The groom’s sister, Stacey, fabricated the two layer wedding cake. Micaela Burkholder of Micaela Burholder 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. Mabel’s Pizza Shop of Clearfield provided a delicious buffet of cheese, pepperoni, sausage and white pizza for all to partake and enjoy. Pierogies were also a tasty treat paired with butter and other yummy toppings.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment kept the excitement flowing with memorable music to pump up the crowd. The newlyweds began their night dancing to “Greatest Love Story” by LANCO. Bobby and Anastasia were not afraid to show the crowd their dance moves throughout the night. The crowd was eager to dance and have fun under the warm, star filled night sky. And We Danced DJ Entertainment said goodnight to the crowd with Garth Brooks’ “Friends In Low Places.”

Thank you Bobby and Anastasia 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 50th Anniversary of Israel and Nancy Chapa at Above The Valley Special Event Center. Israel and Nancy’s two lovely children planned the event. Israel and Nancy renewed their vows and celebrated with a lovely buffet furnished by Harrison’s followed by the cutting of the cake and dancing. Many friends and family members were on hand to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Nicole Chapa, daughter of Israel and Nancy, gave a brief history of the meeting and growth of love between Israel and Nancy. Nancy is a former flight attendant. While on a layover in New York City, Nancy and a fellow flight attendant decided they were hungry for Mexican food. The Mexican Restaurant’s maitre’d was Israel. Nancy found Israel handsome, while Israel was captivated by Nancy’s beauty. The couple finally eloped, and Israel opened a Mexican Restaurant in Connecticut. Eventually the couple retired and moved to the Centre County region of Pennsylvania.

Israel and Nancy were serenaded with violin music from their grandson David Diaz. A special song was written and performed for the anniversary couple by Joel Waan. Joel played the ukulele while singing to the happy couple and their guests. Nicole and her boyfriend, Vinny “Vungh” Waan, choreographed a lovely Bachata dance to Lola Jane’s “Kiss Me.” Nicole and Vinny were awesome Latin dancers. Later, they continued to wow the guests with their Latin moves.

Since the anniversary couple eloped the first time, their children wanted to celebrate this golden anniversary in a grander way with And We Danced DJ Entertainment. Nancy and Israel opened up the dance floor with “Country Bumpkin” by Cal Smith. Following the opening dance, And We Danced DJ Entertainment continued to play the music the happy couple enjoyed. Country, Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Pop were the featured dance genres for the guests’ dancing enjoyment.

Thank you Israel and Nancy for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your Golden Wedding Anniversary festivities. Enjoy all the sweet memories you two garnered in your fifty years together!

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