Our DJs will play music for the entire contracted timespan of your event.
How many events do you perform in a day?
Each of our DJs is assigned to only one event per day so that full focus and attention is given to your event.
Who will make the announcements at our wedding reception?
And We Danced, acting as Master Of Ceremonies, will make all announcements unless advised otherwise by the client.
How involved can clients be in selecting music for events?
Clients are encouraged to be involved in choosing as much or as little of the music as desired. Of course, our talented staff will assist with music decisions up through the time of your event.
Can requests be taken from our guests?
Yes. If you approve of requests for your reception, we use our judgement and will not play anything inappropriate for the occasion.
Has And We Danced played at my venue before?
Very possibly, as our DJs have entertained crowds all over Pennsylvania.
Are breaks taken during your performance?
Can a “Do Not Play” list be submitted?
Are wireless microphones used at your performances?
At least two wireless microphones are used at each event.
What is the Master Of Ceremonies style used by And We Danced?
Friendly and engaging.
Is backup equipment brought to the event?
Backup equipment is brought to every event, as this is very important.
Is a written contract provided for your performance?
What is included in the cost of my event?
An all-purpose design is not followed for each event. Instead, the full scope of your event is discussed at booking and this discussion details the features in your contract.
My venue requires that all vendors have insurance. Is And We Danced insured?
Yes. A general liability insurance policy is actively carried. Venues are gladly added to our policy as an "additional insured" if such action is required.
What forms of payment are accepted by And We Danced?
Cash, checks, Paypal, and all major credit cards are accepted.
Why Do Some People Not Dance?
Answers For Packing The Dance Floor
There are many issues which determine whether or not a dance floor is packed. Through our years of playing for many crowds of all ages, some insight can be offered on creating a packed dance floor. In most cases, the music played is the most influential factor. Reading the crowd and basing the music choices accordingly usually are enough. This often includes playing to the age range of your guests. Of course, working with clients on the ideal playlists for their events helps greatly as well. Adapting on the fly while performing, And We Danced modifies event playlists for songs that better encourage dancing if things are slowing down. Requests are highly recommended, as those guests who request songs will almost always bring others onto the dance floor when their song is played.
With this tried and true methodology, packing the dance floor can sometimes remain a challenge. There are some crowds that do not like to dance. Even so, these crowds clearly can enjoy themselves with the music being played. Dancing in a brightly lit room also limits the number of guests on the dance floor. People just enjoy dancing much more in a dimly lit room. Our dance floor lighting also looks much more dramatic in a darker room. If the room is too bright, arrangements will be made with the venue to dim the lights. Of course, this solution is not as feasible at an outdoor event.
The size of the dance floor with respect to the venue size also affects the dance floor crowd size. Too large of a dance floor can spread the energy out too much, reducing the excitement level. Having your guests dance on a more suitably sized dance floor increases the “energy density” of the event. The energy on the dance floor is always higher with the dancers packed closer together.
Events that precede a weekday present challenges to packing the dance floor. Since guests may not want to party as hard if they have to rise early for work the next day, this may translate into fewer people on the dance floor. In many cases, alcoholic beverages enable your guests to “let their guard down” and hit the dance floor when they otherwise would not. If alcoholic beverages are being served at your event, guests may not partake as much of it if they work the next day, also affecting the number of dancers on the dance floor.
One way to keep the dance floor packed is to include a healthy dose of slow songs in playlists. Those who may not like to boogie down may respond favorably to a slow dance or two. And We Danced usually plays a couple of slow songs in between much longer sets of high energy dance music. Not only does this pull other dancers onto the dance floor, it allows the high energy dancers to take a much needed break.
At weddings, if the bride and groom hit the dance floor for a large portion of the reception, their guests will follow. In the same way, if the bride and groom spend a great deal of time outside the reception or at the bar, their guests will do the same. Brides and grooms having a blast on the dance floor introduce an infectious desire for all to have the same fun.
And We Danced DJ Entertainment does our best to keep the dance floor packed and succeeds in most cases by playing awesome music for the audience of your event. Including music from many decades and genres has proven to be a successful formula to allow most event guests to have time on the dance floor. By participating in our event planning process, your vision and guidance will be met with our experience for a truly fine event with a packed dance floor! #AndWeDancedDJs