So, here I am planning on DJing this weekend at my annual retreat. The request was to have music that spans the generations and hopefully a pre-programmed set list.
I love all types of music and have no problem coming up with a two hour set (I actually need 8-10 hours minimum to play all my top hits).
The problem with having a play list already made, is that I’m not able to read the crowd. What’s the age group of who I’m playing to? What gender is most on the dance floor? Does everyone want up beat music or are they deep in conversation looking for good background music they can tap their feet to while chatting?
Basically, the energy of the crowd ebbs and flows. Much like relationships. Much like life. We can’t pre-program how we expect the world around us to work. We much stay present, listen, and observe.
Every time I plan to play, I search for songs I may not have. What are the newest hits from the different musical genres? Do I have any songs that match the theme of the event I am playing?
And sometimes, when I’m pressed for time, I like to search for good mixes so I can get more songs played, keeping the energy up, with limited work on my hands.
Really, it’s so I can step away from the mixer and join the crowd dancing without having to run back to change the song.
As I searched the internet, I stumbled upon Twist and Pulse. These two dancers were Britain’s Got Talent runner’s up in 2010. Their dance style is called Streetomedy; a blend of street dance and comedy.
On Wednesday Share Day February 28, 2018, I shared why scientists agree dancing is the best way to get fit and live longer. Music and dancing is a great way to stay present, stay fit, and stay happy. When you’re done here, keep the music going by checking out that blog. And when you’re done there, check out my collection of videos stored here.
Feel free to dance with the music. Come on. No one’s watching. And if they are, who cares. In fact, go for the gold, video your moves and share you loving life in the comments below.
Today, enjoy Twist and Pulse. Something you won’t ever forget and will pass on to your friends.
Evolution of Dance
– Twist and Pulse
Different dance routines through the ages.
Britain’s Got Talent – 2010 Auditions Week 5
– Twist and Shout
Move It Performance – 2017
– Twist and Shout
School of Rock – the remix
– Twist and Pulse & Spirit Young Performers Company
This was so much fun to watch.