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    Tuesdays @ 8:15PM
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    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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Unlike typical workout or dance classes, Dance Dance Party Party™ has no instructors, no fitness goals, and nothing to prove! There are three official rules — no boys, no booze, and no judgment.

The original DDPP™ began in NYC in 2006, and is now based out of Chicago.

We are the Vancouver chapter & we welcome all self-identified women!

So… what are you waiting for?

Words from the “Mother Ship” Dance Dance Party Party Chicago:

1. I don’t get it…what do you do?

Well when you first walk in the room we’ll probably be standing around waiting for the fun to start. The lights go down, a poor-gal’s version of a disco ball starts up, and the music blasts. There’s a mirror you can watch yourself dance in if you want ,or you can move toward the back and groove there. And by groove we mean GROOVE. Let the music get inside you! There’s no instructor so you can do whatever you want!  Just come, sing along, move around a little and we swear you will leave on cloud 9.

2. Why ladies only?

We like keeping it a fun, free environment where we don’t have to worry about impressing anyone. Having guys in the room would change the dynamic and we’re pretty pleased with the way it is.

Please note, the Vancouver chapter welcomes all self-identified women to the event.

3. What should I wear?

Wear workout clothes because you will SWEAT. Definitely don’t wear jeans and if you come in layers expect them to be peeled off. Trust us. Just wear whatever you feel most comfortable in!

4. What if I can’t dance?

Don’t worry, neither can we! And besides, no one will be watching you so even if you’re the worst dancer of all time the only one who’ll notice is you. After a while you’ll begin to realize you’re a much better dancer than you think.

5. Can I show off my moves if I’m a dancer?

Sure. Why not! Just make sure you don’t injure anyone or make the whole class about you showing off your moves because that might get boring for the rest of us. But if you can do a mean “worm” then show that shit off!

6. I have no rhythm. What if everyone laughs at me?

If anyone laughs at you they are OUT OF THERE. One of our only rules (as you’ll see below) is that all judgments are left outside so we really have no problem telling someone to step if they’re making anyone uncomfortable.

7. So you DO have rules!

We have three: No booze, no boys, no judgment.

8. Can I DJ?

Yes you can! We’d love for you to! And just to be clear, by “DJ” we mean putting together a kick-butt mix on your iPod and rocking our worlds with it, so actual DJ skills are not required. All we ask is that you attend at least one session before you do so you can get an idea of the feel and what people love to dance to. Check out our DJ YOU page for more info!

9. Can I bring friends?

Please do! DDPP is even better with friends!

10. Can I start DDPP in my town?

You bet! Just talk to the Chicago ladies first so they can help you out.  We would all love to take DDPP all over the country and beyond but we want to make sure the concept stays the same. Email the mothership at ddppchicago[at]gmail[dot]com to get started!

2 Responses

  1. Hi, I love coming to DDPP! I am wondering if you could edit your website and Facebook group to say that the class is for self-identified women. When this is not specified, it makes me feel uncomfortable about inviting my friends who are trans because they might not feel sure that they would be welcome. Heck, if makes me feel uncomfortable about going to DDPP myself. You have done an awesome job of creating a space that is comfy and accepting for many of us! This step would make DDPP safer and more joyful for more ladies.

    • Hi Alana! Thanks for communicating with us by email, as I only saw this comment notification now somehow! Glad these updates were made to our website and FB group earlier this year 🙂

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