And We Danced DJ Entertainment was 1,809 feet above sea level while providing sound, lights, emceeing and music for Katie Foytik and Kurtis Webb’s marriage and reception at Harrison’s Above the Valley Event Center in Centre Hall on August 11th. Katie wore a stunning off-white, sleeveless gown with a beaded bodice. Her sparkly, gold sequined tennis shoes were a marvelous pairing to her ensemble. Katie held a beautiful bouquet of light orange roses offset by a collection of white flowers.  Kurtis and his groomsmen wore black suits with white shirts.

Katie was escorted down the aisle by her father. Joshua Wallace of Milton, PA was the officiant for the ceremony. Katie was traditional for most of the ceremony, but she was untraditional for the recessional. She surprised her husband by having And We Danced DJ Entertainment play “Fly, Eagles, Fly” for the recessional, since Kurtis is a BIG fan of the Philadelphia Eagles . When he heard the beginning of the song, his jaw dropped, and he quickly turned to Katie with a stunned expression! Before leaving the room, he shouted E-A-G-L-E-S at the end of the song and left to take some stunning photos with the view at Above the Valley!

Kurtis and Katie met through a social app. Her theme for the wedding was gold, white and pink. Dolce Vita Desserts provided an enticing array of cupcake flavors for the event along with the beautiful white cake that Kurtis and Katie cut together to celebrate the day. Shannon Susi was the photographer for the Foytik-Webb marriage day.

While Kurtis and Katie were preparing to feed each other a piece of cake, the crowd was asked if the couple would be nice while feeding each other the piece of cake. Kurtis and Katie were not nice and had icing smeared on their faces. And We Danced asked if they would kiss, and Kurtis promptly made sure that Katie had more icing than he did while kissing!

Thank you Kurtis and Katie 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!

 

 

And We Danced DJ Entertainment recently had a terrific evening at the marriage of Emilee Szabo and Sean Concannon at the Atherton Hotel. And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided the sound and music for the ceremony and reception while Dominic Ferragamo was the officiant for the couple’s wedding ceremony. The bride’s theme for the event was navy blue accented with gold and coral. Her bridesmaids wore stunning navy blue dresses which were accented with beautiful coral bouquets designed by Woodrings Floral Gardens of State College. The bride wore a beautiful white gown for her walk down the aisle. The bride chose Amy Long Walker of Shear Artistry Hair Salon in Pine Grove Mills to provide the right coiffure for the day. Sean and his groomsmen wore dashing gray suits accented with navy blue ties and boutonnières.

Sean and Emilee began their night dancing to Kenny Chesney’s “Me & You”. Sue Reese, a friend of the Szabo family, made the beautiful cake and cupcakes for the bridal couple. The cupcakes were chocolate or vanilla with white or peanut butter buttercream icing accented with a white, sparkly candy heart and coral flower. Bob Lambert of Bob Lambert Photography was the photographer for the day. He could be seen capturing those beautiful moments between the bride, groom, family and friends throughout the night. Jessica Jacoby, Wedding Planner and Sales Manager of the Atherton Hotel, and her staff provided guests with an awesome and bountiful buffet featuring chicken, pork and cod. And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided the music, lights and emceeing for the night. Guests were constantly on the dance floor dancing to their favorite tunes. Sean and Emilee were consistently either talking to family and friends or dancing with each other on the dance floor.

Thank you Sean and Emilee for inviting And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be the entertainment and emcees for your wedding reception.

 

             

The fast-paced summer tour continued for And We Danced DJ Entertainment at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center with the marriage of Dwayne Smith and Beth Stover on Saturday, June 16, 2018.  Beth wore a stunning taupe colored lace dress accented with sequins.  Her matron of honor wore a similar lace dress accented with sequins in a dark tan color.  Dwayne wore a dapper gray suit while his best man sported a navy blue suit for the occasion.

Beth and Dwayne chose orange and purple as the color theme for the day.  Balloons decorated the walls and tables, and a gold balloon “congrats” sign appeared on the wall behind the bridal party table.  The bouquets, boutonnières, and table arrangements were designed by the neighbor of the groom and featured a remarkable blending of white to orange flowers.

The newlyweds started the night dancing to “We’ve Only Just Begun” by the Carpenters.  They had both graduated in the early seventies and wanted the music for the night to feature sixties and seventies music melodies.  And We Danced led the festivities for the bouquet and garter toss.  No ladies or men wanted to admit that they were single.  Dwayne and Beth helped And We Danced target the single ladies and men in the attendance.  A young woman caught the bouquet.  The photographer, a relative of the groom, caught the garter.  When it came time to place the garter on the young woman, we found out that the young woman was the photographer’s daughter.  Instead of placing the garter on the leg, the garter was placed on the young woman’s arm!!

The night was spectacular and featured tons of fun!  And We Danced played a memorable song for Dwayne’s oldest living relative that was in attendance that night.  He appeared on the dance floor dancing with his relative.  Many guests captured pictures and video of the event.

Thank you Dwayne and Beth for inviting And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be the entertainment and emcees for your wedding reception!!!

And We Danced DJ Entertainment was proud to provide the right songs and music for Jen Berkebile and Erik Schmalz’s spectacular wedding reception. Jen did not have a particular theme for the day, but she knew that poppies and ranunculus had to be the flowers of the day. She then chose colors that would work well with her choice of flowers. Jen wore a beautiful taupe dress, and her bridesmaids wore poppy colored dresses. The groom and groomsmen sported blue suits with poppy colored ties.

Jennifer Berkebile and Erik Schmalz met while in college at Duquesne University. They moved to the State College area to continue their education. Erik proposed to Jen in May, 2016. On June 2, 2018, Joe Jividen, friend and officiant, performed the wedding ceremony at the Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden. Later, the party adjourned to the General Potter Farm to continue the celebration. And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided the music that had people dancing, singing and partying the night away. Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths was busy capturing the awesome fun and poses the guests were displaying that night.

Jen, Erik, family and friends were either on the dance floor or mugging for a picture behind the photo booth. Maria Crisafulli was the wonderful wedding photographer for the day. She was constantly buzzing around and snapping key photos of the guests and bridal couple. Full Circle Farms was the fantastic flower artists of the day for both the ceremony and reception. Instead of cake, the couple chose apple, cherry, blueberry, shoofly, chocolate shoofly, rhubard and strawberry rhubard pies as the dessert of the night. They were made by Dutch Valley Bakery. That Kitchen Witch was the caterer for the reception. Ellen and her staff were also busy bees keeping the bountiful buffet line moving and enjoyable.

Thank you Jen and Erik for allowing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your wedding celebration! It was very clear that day that Jen Berkebile and Erik Schmalz were meant to be!!!

 

The 2018 Pennsylvania Special Olympics Summer Games is now a fond memory to the athletes, families, coaches, planners, vendors and volunteers.  And We Danced DJ Entertainment had an awesome time providing music for all of the wonderful people traveling through the Olympic Village at the Summer Games on the Penn State University Park campus May 31st, June 1st and June 2nd.  Not only were the Special Olympians dancing on the sidewalks, but coaches and family members were getting into the groove.  The Pennsylvania Special Olympics committee needs to set up a dance competition in next year’s Olympic games for the many athletes busting a move traveling to and from their event or relaxing at the Olympic Village!!

The BB&T Nookie Monster, Ike the Spike and Eat ‘n Park’s Smiley mascot were on hand dancing, shaking hands and posing for pictures with all travelers through the Olympic Village.  Many super heroes stopped by to say hello and pose for pictures with the Olympians, their coaches and family members while traveling to their next assignment.  Eat ‘n Park had smiley cookies available for all to eat and enjoy.

This is the 49th year for the Pennsylvania Special Olympics.  Over 2,000 athletes compete in the PA Special Olympics each year.  Athletes compete in three full days of aquatic, athletic, basketball, bowling, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, softball and tennis competitions.  Competitors must be at least 8 years old to compete and have one of the following conditions: intellectual disabilities, formal assessment measured cognitive delays, significant learning disabilities, or vocational problems associated with cognitive delays requiring specially designed instructions.  Local representatives can provide more details on how to become involved and participate in various Special Olympic events.

This is the second year that And We Danced DJ Entertainment had an opportunity to provide great music for all the Olympians and their families, and we look forward to again making the Olympic village lively and festive as the Special Olympics celebrates its golden anniversary next year!  Thank you Special Olympians for dancing, talking and showing us your medals of achievement!!

See you again next year!!!

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

And We Danced DJ Entertainment had a fantastic night providing music for the Penns Valley High School 2018 Jr./Sr. Prom at the Mountain View Country Club on May 19th 2018.  Family members were waiting in the Mountain View Country Club’s parking lot to view the prom arrivals.  The doors opened at 6 o’clock, and guests quickly entered the ballroom.  The theme for the 2018 Prom was a masquerade.  From this point on, guests were either dancing in their seats or on the dance floor.

The Prom committee spent the morning and part of the afternoon decorating the ballroom with balloons, table arrangements, lights, a HUGE candy bar and various other decorations.  The Mountain View Country Club had a wonderful buffet meal ready for the guests with chocolate cake, red velvet cake or cheesecake for dessert.  Each table held small jars for guests to fill with delicious candy such as Swedish fish, M&Ms and Hershey Kisses.  The guests also had to vote for the 2018 Prom King and Queen.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment asked the crowd if they had their party shoes ready for the night.  Many guests quickly showed us their sneakers and screamed they were ready to have some fun.  The dance floor opened at 7:30 pm.  From this point on, the guests quickly began to leave their seats and head to the dance floor.  The floor remained packed with guests dancing for the remainder of the night.  The guests also formed two party train lines during the night.  Two young men were lifted and surfed the crowd.  Who knew the nineties song “Shoop” by Salt-N-Pepa would have one young man dancing his heart out.  The “Cupid Shuffle” and “Cha Cha Slide” also showed the great fun and dancing abilities of the guests.

At 9pm, And We Danced announced the 2018 Penns Valley High School Prom King and Queen.  The 2018 Prom King was Carl Mundt, and the 2018 Prom Queen was Dayna Brown.  They danced to Taylor Swift’s “Today was a Fairytale.”  Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” ended the wonderful night for the guests.  They gave the Prom committee and chaperones a big rousing applause before we all said goodnight.

Thank you Penns Valley High School for allowing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be part of your 2018 Prom!

We hope to see you next year!!!

 

 

And We Danced DJ Entertainment had a memorable evening celebrating the marriage of Stephanie Winkler and Zach Shinall at the Atherton Hotel in State College on May 18, 2018. Stephanie wore a beautiful white gown from Formalities, and Zach was dressed in a marvelous black tuxedo with a white vest and tie. The bride’s theme colors were blue and silver. The bridesmaids wore royal blue gowns, while the men wore black tuxes with royal blue vests and ties.

Both Zach and Stephanie are sci-fi enthusiasts, and it showed in their table layout at the Atherton. Tables didn’t have numbers, but names such as Hogwarts, U.S.S. Enterprise and Serenity. Jessica Jacoby, Atherton Hotel Wedding Planner and Sales Manager, and her staff did an outstanding job throughout the night keeping everyone happy. Delectable Delights supplied a beautiful two-layer cake alongside chocolate and vanilla cupcakes. The chocolate cupcakes were filled with a mouthwatering chocolate filling, and the vanilla were filled with lemon or raspberry.  Woodring’s Floral Gardens created beautiful boutonnieres and bouquets for the bride, groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen and guests. Daniel James Photography was quick to snap memorable moments throughout the night.

Zach and Stephanie met while in college. Both tried out for the debate team, and slowly realized they really cared for each other. They went off to further their education but remained committed in their long distance relationship. Today they are happy newlyweds.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment had a marvelous time entertaining the brand new Shinall’s. Stephanie is quite the dancer and could be found quite frequently on the dance floor. Old and young alike took to the floor for fast and slow dancing. For the last dance of the night, everyone was on the dance floor celebrating and serenading the happy couple.

Thank you Zach and Stephanie for allowing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your big day!

 

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!

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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!

 

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!