Dance Dance Party Party (my baby, my creation, my monster!) is still going strong... but not strong enough! We're getting a nice little story about us on NPR's Weekend America which is AMAZING. We've had write-ups in Bust Magazine, Time Out NY, German magazines and so on and so forth and yet... our attendance in NY still leaves something to be desired!
If you're unfamiliar with DDPP it really has become so much more than what it sounds like. The basics are: a dark room, disco light spinning, ladies bouncing, running, spinning, laughing and singing along to Madonna, M.I.A., Biggie, Tom Petty... you name it. You burn around 500 calories (so I'm told) and leave beaming, but like I said it's so much more.
It's become this amazing space where spirits are lifted and self-esteems are mended. I received an email from one of our loyal attendees which basically said DDPP had saved her life. I'm not even exaggerating. It's almost magical! I'm not saying all this to toot my own horn either... we didn't really start DDPP (myself and Marcy Girt) with this in mind. We honestly just wanted a space where we could go, dance, get some exercise and have fun without everything that comes with a night at the clubs.
I don't want to get too cheesy but...well I really am really in love with DDPP.
So if you're reading this and feel like forwarding this post to your friends please do! Feel like coming? Awesome! Want to post something on your blog? Amazing!!
It's sweeping the nation and pretty soon we're going to have women everywhere who walk with their heads held high because for one hour a day they don't have to worry about any of the things that come with being a woman today.
DDPP is every Sunday at 2 in NY at 440 Studios (440 Lafayette Street @ Astor Place, 6 to Astor Place). Check http://dancedancepartyparty.wordpress.com for more information and www.dancedancepartyparty.com for more locations!
PS - Did you know "The Heat is On" was NOT sung by Kenny Loggins but by Glenn Frey? (I hate the fuckin' Eagles, man) Thanks to Paul for pointing that out!