Category Archives: Teen Events

Get an Attitude of “Grad”itude!

By Shayn Satten, “Teen Entertainment Specialist” All school dance DJs know that May and June are big months for middle school, high school, and college graduations. In a recent conversation with a few DJs, I asked how they viewed entertaining at grad parties. To my surprise, all considered them to be just “quick, easy, play…

All School Prom

A Bat Mitzvah Done Right!

Weekday School Gigs

by Matt Ryan – “School Dance Pro” March and April are two common months for standardized testing in schools. These tests are used to measure student achievement, and in many cases, serve as the school’s report card on the effectiveness of the education it is providing its students. Teachers and administrators do everything they can…

The “Straw Lifesaver Challenge” Game

by Adam Hirschhorn The number one comment that I have been hearing from both the parents and the guest of honor at Mitzvahs, is that they are sick of the “old” games. The classic Coke and Pepsi game is boring and the Mummy Wrap should be laid to rest. As a result, I have stepped…

Back to School Marketing

by Matt Ryan Now that August is here, teachers, administrators and advisers are filtering back into schools. In fact, school is some parts of the country is already back in session! Hopefully, you’ve already got a great start on your school bookings for this year from the spring; however, it’s not too late to start…

Mitzvahs in the Holy Land

by Adam J. Hirschhorn On July 10th 2011, I stepped on to the Swiss Airlines plane to travel to the “holy land,” Israel. I was very excited to experience an educational vacation provided by Israel Experts in the state that I learned so much about when attending Hebrew School so many years ago. I was…

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Candle Lighting Ceremony

by Adam Hirschhorn In the Jewish tradition at a formal Bar/Bat Mitzvah there is a candle lighting ceremony. This ceremony has been around for ages and is still prevalent today. It’s even making appearances at Sweet 16’s, Quinceañeras and Weddings. Candle lighting is a nice way to honor people and is also a lovely photo…

Use Summer to Prepare for Fall School Dances

by Matt Ryan For we DJs, the summer months are filled with wedding receptions, class reunions, and pool parties – and there’s not a school dance in sight, at least until August that is! Teachers and many administrators are away from their buildings, so there is little in the way of marketing you can do….

Working with Student Request Lists

by Matt Ryan As I reflect back on what is wrapping up to be another successful Prom season, I am reminded of what a challenge it can be to delicately balance honoring student submitted request lists at school dances. I think it is important for DJs to be willing to consider student requests at events….