And We Danced DJ Entertainment had an amazing time at the State College Days Inn on April 13th with Penn State’s Association of Women in Computing (AWC), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), as they held their 2018 Semi-Formal with the theme, Under the Sea!  The professional groups decorated the room with inflatable sea creatures and mermaids. Balloon decorations were placed at each doorway symbolizing bubbles under the water. A bubble machine was churning a never ending supply of bubbles as the guests danced. And We Danced projected a stunning light show onto the dance floor.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided upbeat dinner music to enhance the dinner hour. A little after eight o’clock, the students were ready to have fun. Lights were turned down, and the students 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 sway and get down to the throbbing dance music. By the third song, the dance floor was packed with guests partying. Lights were flashing while bubbles were brewing as guests performed the Cupid Shuffle and Cha Cha Slide. The guests were having such a great time!

Penn State University has various professional engineering societies geared towards various engineering backgrounds. Each society meets on Penn State’s campus and can be found online with meeting times and locations. If you have interest in any of these groups, please look them up online!

When And We Danced DJ Entertainment announced that the semi-formal would be ending, the guests thanked us and said good-bye.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment can’t wait to party with these fine folks in 2019!

 

I’m Glad That I Came Tonight!

 

These Bubbles Are Really Cool!

 

Alright, What Should We Do Next?!!

 

What Song Should We Ask The DJ To Play Next?

 

A Great Night For Friends!

 

It Really Looks Like We Are All Under The Sea!

 

Look At Us All Dancing Together!

 

We Really Love The Cupid Shuffle!

 

And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided music for Penn State’s Pi Beta Phi sorority formal the other night at the Federal Taphouse. The sorority members and their dates were dressed to impress that night. As they entered the venue with their significant others, music was playing while dance floor lights were flashing. Guests quickly began to sample the buffet line, gather among friends, snap some photos to celebrate the night, and dance to the incredible music.

Pi Beta Phi members and guests were not camera shy that night. And We Danced snapped some gorgeous photos of members throughout the night. Couples and friends always stopped and smiled for the camera. Take a look at the spectacular shots we took of Pi Beta Phi and guests at their 2018 formal!

The dance floor was packed the entire night!  Music spanned the genres. No one was left out. And We Danced even slowed it down to give couples a chance to sway and sing to their significant other.  As with all of our events, we demonstrated a deft ability to read the crowd and create the perfect entertainment!  We really enjoyed the acoustics and stylish setting of the State College Federal Taphouse!

The night was going great until the witching hour. The party was over, but guests wanted encore music to continue dancing the night away. The Federal Taphouse needed to reopen for their clientèle, so the marvelous party had to end.  As the party ended, the guests fist-bumped and thanked us for an awesome time. The Federal Taphouse staff were dancing away while cleaning up and also said thank you for the marvelous music.  This was clearly a night to remember for all!

Thank you Pi Beta Phi for allowing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your 2018 formal event!

 

I Can Really Get Down, Man!

 

Friends Forever!

 

Packing The Dance Floor!

 

No Way We Are Going Home Any Time Soon!

 

Look At Us Pose!

 

Gettin’ Down!

 

So Much Fun!

 

Swayin’ To The Music!

 

Pennsylvania’s Special Olympians were recently in State College for their annual floor hockey event at the Ramada State College Hotel & Conference Center. Later in the evening, And We Danced DJ Entertainment was spinning the athletes favorite songs while they danced the night away. The dancing didn’t start until 8pm that night, but the athletes could not wait to get inside the ballroom to begin dancing with their friends, family, coaches and Special Olympics staff.

Young and old were on the floor having fun. Lights were flashing while the athletes were doing the Cha Cha Slide, YMCA and the Chicken Dance. No line dance was missed that night. The kids were quick to kick their feet, raise their hands and shake their feathers to the classic tunes. It was great to see some athletes with their significant other slow dancing to some popular songs. They are AWESOME dancers! The Special Olympics staff were also dancing and singing along to their favorite tunes that night. No one was left out.

Before we knew it, the 10pm witching hour was upon us. All the athletes made sure to shake our hands before they left to get a good night’s sleep. We told them to come say hello and request a song as we will be at the Olympic Village from May 31 thru June 2, 2018 playing songs to keep the athletes, families and coaches energized before and after their Summer Special Olympics events on the Penn State campus. If you have a chance, stop by the Olympic village between May 31st and June 2nd to see some of these terrific kids having fun dancing to their favorite tunes before heading to an event or even after an event.

This is the second year And We Danced DJ Entertainment has been the DJs for this event, and we cannot wait to be part of the 2018 Summer Special Olympics day events!

Everybody Get Your Hands In The Air!

Having A Dancing Good Time!

Party Train Time!

Having Fun Under The Colored Lights!

A couple met in line while waiting for their local Best Buy to open its doors on Black Friday. They got married the following year there!  Another couple met while working at Sam’s Club and decided to have their big day at Sam’s Club followed by a reception in their snack bar area. This might seem like a joke, but brides and grooms are choosing to host their wedding and reception at very nontraditional venues. And We Danced DJ Entertainment has had the opportunity to serve couples in many nontraditional settings, but we haven’t yet had the opportunity to provide sound, music, and lights at the local grocery store or tire service.

Many couples are deciding to ditch a normal setting for something that means more to the couple. Did you meet at a rock concert? Rent the venue for your wedding and reception. Meet at camp? Rent the camp for your big day. Many of these venues realize that a wedding is an important milestone in the life of a couple, and the couple will have a significant moment and memory in the nontraditional venue of their choice.  Nontraditional venues are excited to work with couples to help make their day special. 

Besides music and sound, why not add a special photo booth to the mix while marrying at your local food store!  All would enjoy a great gift of a picture with the bride and groom in the nontraditional setting. It would be an event that will not be forgotten and dearly remembered in years to come.

So, if you met at the local pizza shop and spent time going to the eatery together with touching moments together at the shop, why not rent the place and hold your wedding inside!  Pizza loving guests will sign your guest book while grabbing a slice of pizza and toasting your big day.  Call, text or email today with your wedding date and nontraditional venue, and And We Danced DJ Entertainment will gladly enhance your special day!

 

You Are Cordially Invited To Our Wedding – 3PM At Sam’s Club!

 

Recently And We Danced DJ Entertainment was put to the test at a wedding reception during the garter toss. The groom was planning to pull some gag items out of the bride’s gown while the he was pulling off her garter, but nothing ever goes as planned!

The bride requested excerpts from three songs to use during this time.  We had to think on our feet and banter with the bride and groom to entertain the crowd during this process. While our DJ was playing these suggestive songs, our MC worked the crowd, bride and groom promoting the suggestive nature of the songs. The crowd enjoyed what was happening and was laughing along. We then played the third song, and things began to drastically change.

The bride and groom picked the third song, Pony by Ginuwine, to do their garter removal.  If you know the song, you can almost guess at what happened next. The very conservative crowd became very quiet and uncomfortable listening to the suggestive lyrics, and the raciness of the groom removing the garter. There were no gag items being removed from the bride’s gown.  Instead, the groom began to grind to the music! Our MC saw that the crowd was becoming uncomfortable and to relax them began to crack some jokes.  It was only 8pm, so references were made to it being the G-rated hour of the night getting close to the PG-rated hour! The crowd started to relax and laugh. Finally, the garter was off, and we were ready to toss the garter.  Whew!

Brides-to-be and grooms-to-be, please remember that it is your big day, but people can become uncomfortable if you push the envelope.  And We Danced DJ Entertainment is deft at bailing you out if need be!

We had so many people pat us on the back and thank us for doing such a great job afterward.  Wedding MCs need to think on their feet, and we proved ourselves that night.

 

Sometimes the Garter can be so Elusive and Complicated!

 

And We Danced DJ Entertainment had a marvelous time at the Nittany Lion Inn on December 2nd with Penn State’s Graduate and Professional Student Association as they held their annual Winter Gala.  And We Danced placed uplights around the room displaying the color blue to give a charming PSU feeling to the room. Later, the lights were synchronized to change color with the music.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided light background and holiday music during the dinner hour. At eight o’clock, the students were ready to have fun. Lights were turned down, and the students began getting up and moving to the music. While some guests left to get some fun pictures with their friends and significant others at the photo booth provided by Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths, many began to sway and get down to the thrilling dance music. By the third song, the dance floor was packed with guests partying. Lights were flashing while the guests performed the Cupid Shuffle, Wobble and Cha Cha Slide. The dance floor was so packed that guests were dancing on the carpeting next to the tables.

Two hours was not enough time for these students. When And We Danced announced that the gala would be ending, the guests began shouting for an encore! And We Danced quickly played a few more songs before saying goodbye to the graduate students.

The Penn State Graduate and Professional Student Association’s Winter Gala is one of our absolute favorite events of the year! We can’t wait to party with them in 2018. See you next year!

 

COOLEST.

PARTY.

EVER!

    

And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the honor of providing entertainment for the Callahan-Krauss Wedding on November 25 at the Hyatt Place in State College.  This event marked the first appearance of And We Danced DJ Entertainment at the Hyatt Place.

Kevin and Eve were married in the beautiful San Francisco Bay area in September.  Kevin’s parents, Mark and Nancy, held an “east coast” reception for friends and family, with a “west coast” reception being held by Eve’s parents in December.  Food was provided by the Federal Taphouse

Eve is a fortunate bride because she receives the opportunity to wear her wedding dress for her wedding in San Francisco, east coast reception and west coast reception.  The couple began their night dancing with Ben E. King’s Stand By Me and continued dancing, singing and mingling until the very end.  A special tribute to all of the hunters in attendance took place with Da Yoopers’ Second Week Of Deer Camp!  Young and old also had the privilege to play cornhole with the bride and groom during the festivities.

At the end of the night many of the guests thanked And We Danced DJ Entertainment for a great time!  Congratulations Kevin and Eve!   And We Danced DJ Entertainment  had a totally awesome time as their wedding DJs!

The First Dance For The Bride & Groom!

Fun On The Dance Floor!

The Bride & Groom Continue To Get Down!

Yummy Cupcakes Made By The Groom’s Mother!

And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of emceeing and DJing Jesse and Nikki’s wedding reception at the Nittany Country Club on Saturday, October 7th.  Nikki chose the colors navy and peach as the theme for her wedding day.  Her bridesmaids, mother of the bride and mother of the groom wore navy blue dresses, while Nikki displayed elegance in her Brides of Today wedding gown.  Jesse and his groomsmen sported lovely grey suits with peach ties.

Photographer Sarina Bower of Bower Shots was quick to capture all the joy and happiness of the day.  Nikki’s mom, Donna, created the beautiful bouquets, boutonnières and corsages for the wedding party and family members.  Linda of the Nittany Country Club provided a delicious meal and awesome cookie tray for the guests.  And We Danced DJ Entertainment inspired the happy couple, family and friends to dance to their favorite tunes.  Guests had a hilarious time laughing, smiling and quickly posing with Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths BIG camera open photo booth.

Nikki and Jesse met at work, they bonded over their love for gaming and Pokemon Go and are now happily married.  Thank you for the wonderful time And We Danced DJ Entertainment experienced with all of your guests on that beautiful autumn day.  We wish the best of luck to you in the future.  Enjoy your honeymoon trip to the beautiful Pennsylvania Poconos!

 

The Happy Couple!!!

 

Everybody Gettin’ Down On The Dance Floor!!! 

 

The Best Of Times!!!

 

A recent bride-to-be who hired And We Danced DJ Entertainment for her wedding approached us with a very good question about custom song edits.  This concept is worth bringing up to everyone. She stated that while she was thrilled to be planning her first dance and her father/daughter dance, the thought of spending over eight minutes on the dance floor as the focal point for two dances made her very nervous. Her question was, “Is there any way that these two songs can be shortened, other than just chopping the ends off?”

As this bride-to-be learned, And We Danced DJ Entertainment is very skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to custom song edits. Our expertise as both DJs and musicians embraces the concept that songs should always have a beginning, middle and end. Simply fading a song early to produce a shorter edit is an approach that is not employed by us, unless it is part of a live improvised mix. If shorter songs are requested for the dance floor as part of our event planning process, And We Danced takes the opportunity to establish the edits properly – with a beginning, middle and end to the song which are properly extracted and edited from the original song structure.

The fruit of our work was very apparent in watching this bride take the dance floor! Skillfully and properly crafted custom edits of the two songs reduced the total time that this nervous bride spent on the dance floor from eight minutes down to four minutes, providing her with much anxiety relief. As your wedding DJ or event DJ, And We Danced DJ Entertainment will assist with custom song edits for any event! While our work in this area primarily focuses on weddings, a great deal of custom song edits are used for other events, as well. Contact us today to get the process started!

 

Custom song edits make the dancing more enjoyable!

And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of working with Daniel and Morgan as they tied the knot and later celebrated their nuptials with family and friends at General Potter Farm in late July. Morgan wore a beautiful Anais Anette bridal gown. Daniel and his groomsmen sported white shirts, dark pants, and pink ties.

Jana Scott of Jana Scott Photography did a magnificent job capturing the bridal couple’s memorable moments alongside family and friends. Dolce Vita Desserts created wonderful chocolate and vanilla cupcakes for the guests, and a stirring one tier cake for the bride and groom’s cutting pleasure. Hoag’s Catering did an outstanding job with the roasted pig that tantalized the taste buds. Woodrings Floral Gardens enhanced the day with beautiful flower decorations.  And We Danced DJ Entertainment emceed and kept the crowd singing and moving that night. Binky of the General Potter Farm was a pure joy in helping the day move along efficiently.

Thank you Daniel and Morgan for letting And We Danced DJ Entertainment be the wedding DJs for your special day!

 

The Bride and Groom enjoy a dance together!

 

Dancing the night away!

 

Cutting the rug together!

And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the privilege of providing sound and entertainment for the Hohol-Lorenz wedding this past summer.  Maggie Hohol met Mitchell Lorenz while they were working together.  They hit it off, and on Saturday June 24th, their wedding ceremony and reception were held at Earlystown Manor.  The bride wore a beautiful white mermaid style gown with a hint of gold.  She chose mint, champagne, gold and pink as her colors. 

The Mifflintown, PA mayor, Roxann McGinnis, was the officiant with Danielle Reighter and Abby Saner providing the bridal flowers for the ceremony and reception.  Linda Hummel of Linda Hummel Photography was on hand to snap photos of the happy couple, family and friends.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided emceeing and music for the Lorenz’s ceremony and reception.  Maggie and Mitch began their night dancing with Neil Young’s Harvest Moon and continued dancing, singing and mingling until the very end.  At the end of the night, Diana Steel, Mitch’s mother, thanked And We Danced DJ Entertainment for a great time!

Congratulations Mitch and Maggie!  And We Danced DJ Entertainment had a totally awesome time as their wedding DJs!

 

The happy bride and groom!

 

Getting married!

 

Getting down!
  

And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the honor of providing sound and entertainment for Nicole and Kenneth’s wedding this past summer. Nicole Kirchner met Kenneth Hall at freshman orientation. Eight months later, they reconnected at a ballroom dance. On Friday night, June 23rd, Ken and Nicole walked down the aisle at the Arboretum at Penn State with Dan Ott as their officiant. Nicole wore a Kenneth Winston bridal creation for her special day, her bridal party wore purple Nicole’s favorite color, and her bridal bouquet and flowers came from Deb’s Flower Farm. Todd Douty of Times Eye Photography was on hand to snap photos of the happy couple, family, and friends.

Ken and Nicole then held their reception at the Mountain View Country Club with And We Danced DJ Entertainment providing the emceeing and music. They entertained the crowd with their ballroom dancing skills during their first dance with Norah Jones’ Come Away With Me. Later, Ken and his mother, Courtney, wowed the audience as they tripped the light fantastic with Harry Connick, Jr.’s A Wink and A Smile. The dance floor remained packed with dancers until the very end.

Congratulations Ken and Nicole!  And We Danced DJ Entertainment had an awesome time as their wedding DJs!

Exchange of Vows
I’m So Excited!
Great Time Dancing!

Summer is going by so fast that we thought it would be a great idea to review some great times we had in the warm weather with some really awesome people! And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided athletes at the PA Summer Special Olympic Games with some incredible dance music between their competitions.  And We Danced DJ Entertainment had previously entertained them in March after their floor hockey competition, so we were all set to let them cut the rug! Guess what? They went wild and demonstrated their vast knowledge of musical moves.  

As your wedding DJ or event DJ, And We Danced DJ Entertainment will always make sure that the party keeps moving!  Call, text or email today to get your party started!   #AndWeDancedDJs       

Dancers Showing Off Their Moves!
Dance Party After The March 2017 Floor Hockey Competition!