RAVE ON

Friday, August 12, 2022 at 8pm! Join us on Zoom here.
Playlist here!


August’s dance party will be another hybrid event…don’t forget KINK Contemporary, our in-person venue, has moved! We’ll still be dancing on Zoom, as well, for your living-room-dance-party convenience.

This month, DDPP Akron’s original, incomparable den mother – coincidentally named The Den Mother – brings us another rave-worthy playlist to help you sweat out the end of summer. But don’t worry, she promises a few different genres to shake things up!

Housekeeping: DDPPCLE events are for all women and non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women.

GET ACTIVE

Friday, July 8, 2022, at 8pm! Join us on Zoom here.
Archived playlists are here!

ATTN: Special event for July, plus venue location update!

DDPPCLE believes access to safe, legal abortion is an important and necessary component of basic healthcare. As you very well know by now, Ohio’s Heartbeat Detection Ban, which bans abortion for most people who are 6 weeks pregnant or further, was implemented when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. We know many people are feeling helpless, hopeless, and without direction, so for our July dance party, we want to give you an outlet and some ways to get involved. DDPPCLE presents a 3-Step Call to Action!

Step 1: GET MAD. Dance with us and let out your rage! We’ll have a playlist for you that celebrates empowerment and action, but also gives you a chance to dance through your emotions. PLEASE NOTE that our in-person location has changed! KINK Contemporary are still our hosts, but they’ve got a new venue: 15515 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, OH. If you plan to dance with us in person, please RSVP to our Facebook event! We will still provide the option to dance virtually through Zoom. (Link above.)

Step 2: GET GIVING. We are once again raising funds for Preterm Cleveland, a licensed ambulatory surgery facility and independent, nonprofit abortion clinic that does not receive government funding. We raised $340 in May after the Supreme Court documents leaked and we would love to raise at least another $160 in order to bring our total donation to $500!

Step 3: GET ACTIVE. Many organizations and abortion funds need your help. A Toolkit for Reproductive Freedom was created by several local organizations including @acluoh, @prochoiceoh, @faithchoiceohio, @ohiowomensalliance, @pretermclevelandoh, @urgeoh_org, and @whoohio. Check out the toolkit, follow these organizations on social media, and look for ways to get involved. And don’t forget Ohio’s primary is August 2! Deadline to register is July 5!

Housekeeping: DDPPCLE events are for all women and non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women.

P-R-I-D-E IN THE C-L-E

Friday, June 10, 2022 at 8pm! Join us on Zoom here.
Archived playlists are here!

ATTN #1: June’s event will be virtual ONLY. No in-person dancing!

ATTN #2: June’s event is ALL-GENDER!

DDPPCLE is celebrating PRIDE this month with a special ALL-GENDER event and a festive themed playlist from DJ AY Jelly! Plus, you’ve still got time to contribute to our fundraiser for @pretermcleveland. Help us reach our goal of $500 raised!

Housekeeping: Typically, DDPPCLE events are for all women and non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women. This month, we are making an exception!

A PERFECT FIT

Friday, May 13, 2022 at 8pm! Join us on Zoom here.
Register for in-person event on Facebook here.
Archived playlists are here!


UPDATE! This event is now VIRTUAL ONLY, so we will see you on Zoom!

This month, Den Mother Regina Danzante returns with a playlist all about denim, clothing, and summer fashion! Whether you’re into boot cut, skinny, tapered, or flare, this mix is sure to have you strutting your stuff on the dance floor.

Housekeeping: DDPPCLE events are for all women and non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women.

FIGHTING SPIRIT

NEW TIME for Spring/Summer! Friday, April 8, 2022 at 8pm! Join us on Zoom.
Archived playlists are here!


We’re back with another hybrid in-person/Zoom dance party this month! Join us for an epic battle as grrrilla beats and DJ Dewey Dancimal duke it out through song categories such as “A Song About Fighting” and “A Song From Your College Years.” And remember, when DJs battle, the dancers win!

In order to ease in and make everyone feel as safe as possible, we are limiting our capacity to 10 dancers and you will need to RSVP on Facebook ASAP, as spots are super limited. However, we’ll also be broadcasting on Zoom, so even if you don’t get an in-person spot, you can still dance with us. Additionally, proof of vaccination (card or mobile device, plus ID) and masks will be mandatory (subject to change) until further notice.

Housekeeping: DDPPCLE events are for all women and non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women.

DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK

Friday, March 11, 2022 at 7pm! Join us on Zoom.
Archived playlists are here!


Friends, we are back! After a month off, we’ve consulted with our den mothers, venue hosts, and frequent dancers to introduce a preliminary hybrid event. Yes, that’s right, we’re going to experiment with dancing in person again! In order to ease in and make everyone feel as safe as possible, we are limiting our capacity to 10 dancers and you will need to RSVP on Facebook ASAP, as spots are super limited. However, we’ll also be broadcasting on Zoom, so even if you don’t get an in-person spot, you can still dance with us. Additionally, proof of vaccination (card or mobile device, plus ID) and masks will be mandatory (subject to change) until further notice.

For this month’s playlist, we’re honoring the CLE with an eclectic mix featuring the Rock Hall’s 2022 Nominees! From Duran Duran to Dolly Parton, this mix is sure to have something for everyone.

Housekeeping: DDPPCLE events are for all women and non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women.

IT’S GLO TIME

Friday, January 14, 2022 at 7pm on Zoom. Join here!
Archived playlists are here!

We’ve got special event for our January dance! This month, DDPPCLE is collaborating with Waterloo Arts as they host DayGLoLAB, a space to investigate DayGlo and other fluorescent materials that glow under blacklight. DDPPCLE will broadcast from the LAB, using the space, DayGlo paints, and a themed playlist to investigate DayGlo and the Body!

For ONE NIGHT ONLY*, DDPPCLE invites dancers of ALL genders to participate. In collaboration with Waterloo Arts, we welcome dancers on Zoom to honor the theme in their own space at home by playing with darkness, lights, DayGlo colors, neon clothes, etc…get creative!

Waterloo Arts will provide blacklight bulbs to the first 10 local dancers who direct message @waterlooarts on Instagram to arrange pickup. Reserve your bulb today!

DDPPCLE – a one-hour freestyle dance party – dances the second Friday of every month at 7pm on Zoom. Though we are opening our January 2022 event to all genders, our usual monthly events are for women and non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women. DDPPCLE reserves the right to remove any dancer from Zoom at any time, for any reason.

When we are able to dance in person again, we will return to our event host site, KINK Contemporary, at 78th St. Studios. If you have any questions about this or other DDPPCLE events, please don’t hesitate to contact us through our social media accounts or email us at ddppcle@gmail.com.

SAY GRACE

Friday, November 12, 2021 at 7pm on Zoom!
Archived playlists are here!


‘Tis the season for breakin’ bread and givin’ thanks and DJ Regina Danzante has whipped up a mix to help us do just that! Join us as we share gratitude for friends, food, and grooves. Please note since we’re moving into “standard time,” we’ll be dancing at 7pm for the winter!

Our events are for women and non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women.