Category Archives: Keeping the Dance Floor Packed

Start with a Fast or Slow Song?

For weddings, after all the specialty songs (bride & groom 1st dance, father/daughter & mother/son and bridal party) have been played, we have been asked whether it is wise to open the dance floor to all the guests with a … Continue reading

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How Many Songs do you play in a Dance Set?

Because we believe so strongly in playing “Music Sets” to keep the dance floor filled, clients have asked me how many songs make up a dance set? There is no clear cut answer it all depends on many factors: 1) … Continue reading

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Arlington Heights Celebration

Even though Tim and Karen Smith were technically married a year ago, the wait for their celebration at Arlington Lakes (www.ahpd.org/programs/golf/arlington-lakes) was well worth it. Nonstop dancing and action was evident throughout the entire evening. This was especially pleasing in … Continue reading

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The Importance of “Reading the Dance Floor”

The ability & skill of playing the right song at the right moment comes through years of experience and knowledge of music. Reading the crowd is important to determine if a song will work, how long a particular set of … Continue reading

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What to consider when picking my Dance Music?

Another key in keeping the dance floor packed is having a plan by choosing the right music. You know best what you and your guests will dance to. We are big believers in letting you make the choices in music … Continue reading

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Why Play Sets of Music?

Another big key in getting the most fun during dance time is to “Play Sets of Music”. Let’s keep the momentum going. Guests dancing to a particular type of music will continue to stay on the floor if similar music … Continue reading

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Want a Packed Dance Floor?

Getting & keeping the dance floor filled throughout the night does not just happen by accident. We have learned over 25 years and many thousands of events that implementing 4 logical & common sense rules will greatly increase the odds … Continue reading

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Celebration & Ceremony in Crystal Lake

Energy & excitement discribes Scott & Becky (Trammel) Eisner outdoor ceremony and reception at The Crystal Lake Holiday Inn (http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/crystal-lake/chicl/hoteldetail) on July 20. Exceptional dancing throught the evening. Check out the great Ccke cutting action photo. “Windy City Hits” (http://www.windycityhitman.com/267/windy-city-hits) … Continue reading

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Matt & Emily Celebrate All Night Long

Oh Yeah, it was such a wonderful experience to have been at The Royal Melbourne Country Club (www.royalmelbourne.net) in Long Grove on June 29 to “trip the night fantastic” with Matt & Emily (Beckley) Franz, family & friends. It was … Continue reading

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Bar Mitzvah Dance Party

When we planned out Max Plotnick’s Bar Mitzvah we asked him what he was specifically looking for. He told us; a total high energy dance party. Instead of putting on a “performance” where the kids become watching spectators, we enjoy … Continue reading

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