Category Archives: Teen Events

Sound-Activated vs. Intelligent Lighting

Chase Jewell Light Show

By Chase Jewell, “Sound & Lighting Tutor” The biggest question I get asked a lot by mobile DJs just starting out is, “What dance floor lighting do you recommend I get for my DJ setup?” Well, that is a very simple question that has a very VERY complex answer. Why? Because the answer depends largely…

DJ Tip In a Minute: Security for Your Gear

DJ Jay Brannan says, “I make a habit of keeping my laptop/hard drives/headphones/chargers together and away from my gig until the last minute after setting up everything else. I also tear down my laptop/hard drive/headphones first when the gig has ended and get those things OUT of the room and locked up in my van,…

Kids Parties – A DJ Primer

Kids Parties

By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional” Do you currently offer DJ services for kids parties? If not, I highly recommend adding this fun and profitable party type to your portfolio. In this article, I will share tips and tricks to ensure that you have a great experience. The Opportunity A few compelling reasons for DJs to…

Dealing with Danger at Events

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By Stu Chisholm, “The Complete Disc Jockey” I don’t know about you, but as shocking as the events in San Bernardino were, the constant media bombardment has bordered on ridiculous. Yet one detail of this horrific incident gave me pause: it began at a company holiday party. So, naturally, it made me ask: was there…

Games 101

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By Robert Riley, “DJ Mastermind” In my last article I introduced you to the danceless wedding, if you have not had a chance to read that article you can find it here. I talked about location, and settings and ambiance, when designing a danceless reception. In this article I want to talk about a few…

The Jersey Sweet 16

Jersey Shore

With the onset and departure of MTV’s hit series “The Jersey Shore”, New Jersey has intrigued the country with terms like GTL (Gym, Tan, Laundry), girls with poofy hair and men with slick haircuts, tatoos and chisseled abs and biceps. Now the advent of “The Jersey Sweet 16″, I will call it JS16 in the…

The Challenge of School Events

School Dance 5

By Dave Austin, “The Music Professor” A few days ago, I received a call from a school representative asking me to provide the music and games for a “fun day” event following the system-wide tests. There are numerous ways to take on a school event, but I’d like to share mine with you in the…

Kids, Content and the DJ

Kids DJ

By Stu Chisholm, “The Complete DJ” Every DJ sweats the “winter doldrums,” when the weddings drop off and our calendars become skinny. I’m lucky enough to have had a steady annual gig in February since about 2002; a Daddy-Daughter Dance for a local Catholic elementary school. Even though I don’t have children of my own,…

Jesus As A DJ

DJ Jesus

By Mike Walter The Holidays are a time when Christians the world over celebrate the birth of Christ. And whether you believe in Jesus’ divinity or not, few question the historical figure named Jesus Christ. So, if you will allow a bit of a stretch of the imagination, I thought this would be a good…

Hula-Hoop Games

Hula-Hoops

By Shayn Satten, “Teen Entertainment Specialist” With the Holiday Season right around the corner we look for ways to entertain both kids and adults at small family events and social gatherings. We have a wealth of resources at our disposal and we use a combination of music and games to pass the time. I wanted…