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!

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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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 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 had an awesome time with the Middle Atlantic College Stores (MACS) organization at their 48th annual meeting and buying show that was held at the Nittany Lion Inn. The Middle Atlantic College Stores (MACS) is an organization that provides learning, teaching and networking for all its members in a supportive and collaborative environment. MACS tailgated and played some marvelous games, put together a spectacular fashion show of featuring new vendor lines for the coming season to see in college stores, and installed their new board with And We Danced DJ Entertainment. Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths was also tailgating with the MACS attendees. No one was shy behind the BIG camera that night.

The MACS attendees might not having been playing football in the ballroom, but they were playing some interesting team sports with And We Danced DJ Entertainment. It was hilarious watching teams grab a straw and suck up a marshmallow before heading back to the next player. The first team to get one marshmallow for each player won the game. Attendees were also seen passing a balloon without touching it with their hands, sculpting interesting marshmallow designs, and playing a twisted form of musical chairs. And We Danced DJ Entertainment had a great time with all the participants tailgating in the ballroom that night.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment played sports songs and emceed the 2018 Fashion Show Luncheon. A group of male and female Penn State students were the models for the big event. They did a fantastic job modeling the new vendor clothing apparel lines alongside a variety of sunglasses, towels, and drink holders sporting the various Middle Atlantic colleges logos that are part of the MACS organization.

Later that night, And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided background and dance music for the installation of the new MACS board officers. Many attendees were singing in their seats or dancing with coworkers. Many dazzled the crowd with their dancing abilities.

Thank you MACS for allowing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be part of your 48th annual meeting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the opportunity to provide music for the recent 2018 Fit For Fritz fundraiser, where a walk-a-thon, dodgeball tournament, and fun games were held at the Penn State multi-sport facility. The fundraising event is in honor of Fritz Spence, assistant track and field coach at Penn State, who was diagnosed twice with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) but has twice battled the disease and is today in remission. Each year, the Penn State Track & Field athletes raise money in honor of Fritz Spence and donate the proceeds to Hope Lodge.

Hope Lodge is a facility funded by the American Cancer Society for cancer patients and their families throughout the United States. It provides a cost-free-living environment for cancer patients and their families in their time of need. The money raised each year during the Fit For Fritz event is donated to the Hope Lodge located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This is the facility Fritz and his family spent a great deal of time at while receiving his treatments.

The event started with the singing of the national anthem by Elyse Skerpon, a junior on Penn State’s Track and Field roster. Fritz then began the walk-a-thon with the firing of the gun. The gun didn’t want to fire, but Fritz finally got it working! The participants did eight laps around Penn State’s indoor track field located in the multi-sport facility. Once the eight laps were completed, groups began to play cornhole, shoot some baskets, sign up for the dodgeball tournament, and play some fun games. The dodgeball tournament was a big hit with participants. Many groups signed up to play in the event. The tournament didn’t conclude until the final 15 minutes of the event.  Coach Spence even made a guest appearance behind the DJ booth!

Everyone present at the event had the opportunity to register and be a bone marrow match for someone in need. There were also theme baskets. A person could purchase a ticket and place the ticket in the ticket carrier located in front of the theme basket they personally wanted to win. Winners were announced at the end of the event.

Thank you Fritz and Penn State’s Track & Field athletes for allowing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your fundraising activity.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment is looking forward to next year’s Fit For Fritz fundraising event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of providing the awesome music for Emma’s Sweet 16 party at Hollidaysburg’s U.S. Hotel Tavern. Emma wore a beautiful navy blue lace dress with silver stilettos. Her theme for the night was a masquerade. Guests arrived with sensational masks for the occasion. The U.S. Hotel Tavern had a never ending buffet of fresh cut vegetables, wings, dip and pizza for the party guests. Emma thanked the guests with a decorated bag of milk chocolate nonpareils made by Mid’s Candy of Ebensburg.

Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths was very busy with guests dancing to the music while posing for pictures with the fantastic props. Emma’s parents were the first people to step behind the BIG camera and strike some poses. And We Danced DJ Entertainment had guests dancing to some old and new tunes. Friends and family gathered to joyously sing “Happy Birthday” to the new sixteen year old. Guests created a conga line during Pitbull’s “Fireball.” It was an impressive sight to see as guests moved around the room.

Sweet 16 parties are linked back to debutante balls found throughout the ages. This was a time where a young woman was presented to society to find a husband. Today, a young girl celebrates the next step in her life, young adulthood. A sixteen year old is able to obtain a driver’s license. They are allowed to work 40 hours per school week and 48 hours per non-school week. A young adult is growing up, but don’t forget the cake! Take the time to blow out the candles and make a wish. Maybe your wish will come true as it did for Samantha in the eighties movie Sixteen Candles.

Thank you Emma for allowing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to provide the awesome tunes for your Sweet 16 celebration!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had a fabulous time celebrating the marriage of Michelle Jenkins and Mikel Umberger at The 903 in Middletown, Pennsylvania. Michelle’s favorite color is hot pink, and Mikel’s most-liked color is navy blue. They combined the two colors for their wedding theme and created a gorgeous atmosphere for all attendees.

Michelle wore hot pink shoes with her breathtaking white beaded lace wedding gown. She took her favorite color to heart and had a special hot pink petticoat made for under her bridal gown, and Michelle also wore a two inch hot pink ribbon around her waist to accent her gown. Mikel wore a navy blue suit for the day. The bride’s mother wore a light pink gown with hot pink slippers, while the groom’s mother sported a navy blue gown. Pastor Lee Hyman was the officiant for the ceremony.

The 903 ballroom was enhanced with blue and hot pink uplighting furnished by And We Danced DJ Entertainment. C&J Catering of the 903 presented a stunning array of hors d’oeuvre, a bountiful buffet and desserts for all to partake and enjoy during the wedding festivities. Shawn Green of FairyTale Reflections Photography was the photographer for the day. Kyrsten’s Sweet Designs provided an enticing three-layered white carrot cake for the event. She also supplied a marvelous groom’s cake in the shape of the Eagles Teal jersey, the groom’s favorite football team.

Bridget Jensen of About Faces Caricatures was a busy bee drawing hilarious cartoon pictures of the bride, groom and guests. And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided the uplighting, music, dance floor lighting and emceeing for the night. Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths was on hand taking candid shots of the bride, groom and guests as they mugged for the camera with boas, hats, glasses, and various handheld props. Guests were having such a lively time behind Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths’ BIG camera that night!

Thank you Michelle and Mikel for allowing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your marriage ceremony and reception. Good luck in your new life as husband and wife!

 

 

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had a fantastic time celebrating the marriage of Ashley Thomas and Brandon Taylor recently in Cassville, Pennsylvania. Brandon and Ashley tied the knot on the Thomas’ family farm. Dave Thomas was the officiant for the wedding ceremony.

The rain soaked soggy ground did not take away from the love and joy of the event. Family came from far and wide to celebrate the grand occasion. Brandon and other family members laid hay down to stop the sogginess of the grass interfering with the reception festivities. The hay was a lovely touch and created a floating atmosphere for dancing that night.

The bride and groom had a marvelous two-layer cake to cut and feed to each other. Brandon and Ashley were naughty and nice for the event. They feed each other a sliver of cake, and then Brandon added a touch of icing to Ashley’s face as the naughty part. Guests were given a choice of white, chocolate, lemon, apple spice or peanut butter cupcakes.

The newlyweds had a homestyle buffet for guests to enjoy. Beef, chicken, and pulled pork were the choice meats with chicken nuggets added for the youngsters. And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided the ceremony sound, reception music, lights and emceeing for the day’s events.

The new Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Taylor began the reception festivities dancing to Scotty McCreery’s This Is It. Ashley could always be seen dancing with her son Mason or family members that night. There was a little rivalry occurring later in the evening between relatives when one donned an Ohio State sweatshirt and another wore a Penn State sweatshirt while awaiting highlights of the Penn State-Ohio State football game.

Thank you Brandon and Ashley for allowing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your marriage ceremony and reception. Good luck in your new life as husband and wife!

 

 

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