Category Archives: Teen Events

Should DJs Be Music Moral Guardians?

Big Brother

By Dave Austin “Music Professor” What’s Appropriate? In preparing for a recent birthday party for a group of thirteen year olds, the sponsoring parents expressed concern about the music I would be playing. Would the songs be appropriate for the age group, and most importantly, would any of the songs contain lyrics which would be…

Top 5 Reasons to Book School Dances

School Dances

By Ric Hansen, Guest Writer Not to be boastful, but I have built a six figure income on school dances. That’s about 85% of my company’s overall business. Needless to say, I love this market! Here are my Top 5 reasons why: 1. Unlike the one-off wedding business, with schools you can actually build a…

Summer Weekday Youth Booking Opps

Pool Party

By Shayn Satten, “Teen Entertainment Specialist” To stay booked during the summer, especially on week days, I advertise on Craigslist and am not ashamed to say so. The website is a great free place to advertise for people looking for a good deal. I offer weekday outdoor parties, which are small, easy, fun events.  Yes…

Whose Party is This Anyway?

Outdoor Teen Dance

By Stu Chisholm I’ve been a music collector far longer than I’ve been a DJ and I pride myself on my music knowledge and the depth of my library. I also promote it so of course, I see more than my fair share of clients who have non-mainstream tastes. It’s not uncommon for me to…

Sweet Sixteen Candle Lighting Ceremony

Sweet Sixteen Candle Lighting Ceremony

By Shayn Satten, “Teen Entertainment Specialist” Many DJs know that there is a Candle Lighting Ceremony involved with Bar and Bat Mitzvahs; however, this ritual can also apply to Sweet sixteen birthday parties. Most of my first time celebrants come to me with a very important question. They always ask, “How do I plan my…

How to Be a DJ Superhero

By Shayn Satten, “Teen Entertainment Specialist” As DJs, we have all had experiences where nothing seemed to go right before, during, or after an event. Here’s my tale of one long and rainy night not too long ago when nothing seemed to go right… A Bad Start My DJ, Emcee, and Dancer got into a…

Entertaining at a Lavish Sweet 16

By Shayn Satten, “Teen Entertainment Specialist” Have you ever watched the MTV show, “My Super Sweet 16,” and wondered what it would be like to DJ at such a lavish event?  Well I have, and recently, I got the chance. The number of entertainers, amount of work, and coordination that go into an “over the…

Put On a Halloween Event for Teens

By Shayn Satten, “Teen Entertainment Specialist” How busy does your October look? Are you booked every weekend or are things looking a bit empty? Well, if you have a free weekend, instead of waiting by the phone for your next lead to call, perhaps you should consider hosting your own teen event. What better time…

Song Selection for Teens

By Shayn Satten, “Teen Entertainment Specialist” With so much music to choose from, and so many versions and remixes of songs, how do we choose what song/version/remix to play at a teen party? Just like adults, some teens prefer the original radio versions, while others prefer cool remixes with added beats and bass. I did…

Inc. Magazine’s 2012 Coolest College Start-Up

Arizona Pro DJs was named Inc Magazine’s Coolest College Startup in America. http://www.azprodjs.com