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    Tuesdays @ 8:15PM
    (see "When & Where" tab for current dates)

    Mt Pleasant Community Centre, Vancouver, B.C.

    HOW MUCH: $7
    Pay at the main desk and bring your receipt to class.

    Contact Darlene @ darmirara(at)gmail(dot)com

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Would you like to DJ? Of course you would. Who doesn’t love picking out music that gets a room of ladies shaking their groove things? Just send the Den Mother an email at darmirara[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject line “DDPP DJ” and as long as you’ve been to DDPP VanCity at least once (to get the vibe, the feel, the groove) then we’ll find a date that works!

#1 Create a DJ Name

First thing’s first – think of a sweet DJ name you’d like to go by! It can be ANYTHING.


#2 Create a Playlist

Use iTunes or whatever music organizational system you choose. If you don’t know how to do this, google it or send me a message and I will help you if I can!


* VARIETY!  Mix up eras & genres: DDPP brings ladies of varying ages and interests, so it’s great to have something for everyone.

* This is a DANCE PARTY! Songs about dancing and partying are a good start! Guilty pleasure music puts smiles on faces.

* FEEL THE RHYTHM!  Too many bouncy songs in a row can tire people out, throw in something groovy so we can have a break every few songs.

* REVIEW! Look at the last few set-lists. This will give you an idea of the type of music we’re into, PLUS it’s best to avoid repeating a song we JUST danced to last week.

* TRY IT OUT! Make sure to listen to your mix from start to finish to make sure the flow works! It’s a great idea to enable “CROSS-FADING” on your music player… this avoids those low-energy gaps between songs. Again, just msg me if you need help with this!

*Your last song should be a “cool-down” giving us a chance to stretch it out.

Please keep the time between 55-58 minutes long!


#3 Send the Den Mama your Playlist

Send a screenshot of your playlist so I can post it on the blog, as well as post previews for the Facebook event. Please send it to me by the morning of the day you are DJ-ing!

To take a screenshot on a Mac hold down “shift” + “apple (or command button)” + “4″ at the same time. A little scope (circle with a cross through it) should appear on the screen. Drag it across the space you want to photograph and when you have it all lined up, release! Voila! The file should appear on your desktop as “Screen Shot [today’s date]”. For examples of what they look like, check out the home page.

If screenshots don’t work for you, just send a typed list.


#4 Bring your music to class

Show up a bit early (by 8:10pm please!) on that date with your mix on your iPod, mp3 player, or bring your laptop (this is the best option if you want to cross-fade songs). You can go old-school too and burn me a CD!  Just make sure to let me know if you are not bringing your own player. Our in-studio stereo will plug into the headphone jack on your device and we’ll be dancin’!


BONUS: The DJ gets FREE entry to DDPP ! ! !

*Please note!* If you have registered and prepaid for a series (at a discounted rate of $5/class) this bonus doesn’t apply. However, if you plan on attending every class it is still cheaper to register than to skip paying the drop-in once or twice a series!


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