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I’m Holding Out for a Hero…

I’m holding out for a new den mother of Cleveland DDPP.  I will absolutely help you get it going.  We have a strong base, a good relationship with a fantastic studio, and I still want to come and rock out, but I just don’t have it in me to be committed to lead the fun every week and I need someone to help take the wheel.  Anyone out there willing to be my hero?  Please email: ddppcleveland@gmail.com and we can talk through it and see how easy it is to get back up.  It’s time to bring this amazingness back after a restful summer off, but I need someone else to be in charge and lead the fun.  I need a hero!

I’m holding out for a hero…Late at night I toss and I turn and I dream of what I need, I need a hero! 



Summer, summer, summertime…Time to sit back and unwind


We are going on summer vacation.  We will come back in two months, but for now, we are taking our dancing booties outdoors.  Our studio is fantastic, but not air-conditioned.  The weather is just too nice to move and groove inside.  And summertime is a time to “take just a bit of a break from the norm” as the Fresh Prince puts it.  So we are taking a break for a couple of months.  When we come back, we’ll be glowing golden from the sunkissed summer and ready to twist and shake back to normal. 

I leave with the words of Will Smith…

Here it is the groove slightly transformed
Just a bit of a break from the norm
Just a little somethin to break the monotony
Of all that hardcore dance that has gotten to be
A little bit out of control its cool to dance
But what about the groove that soothes that moves romance

Give me a soft subtle mix
And if aint broke then dont try to fix it
And think of the summers of the past
Adjust the base and let the alpine blast
Pop in my cd and let me run a rhyme
And put your car on cruise and lay back cause this is summertime

School is out and its a sort of a buzz
A back then I didnt really know what it was
But now I see what have of this
The way that people respond to summer madness
The weather is hot and girls are dressing less
And checking out the fellas to tell em whos best
Riding around in your jeep or your benzos
Or in your nissan stting on lorenzos
Back in philly we be ou in the park
A place called the plateau is where everybody goes
Guys out hunting and girls doing likewise
Honking at the honey in front of you with the light eyes
She turn around to see what you beeping at
Its like the summers a natural afradesiac
And with a pen and pad I compose this rhyme
To hit you and get you equipped for the summer time

Its late in the day and I aint been on the court yet
Hustle to the mall to get me a short set
Yeah I got on sneaks but I need a new pair
Cause basketball courts in the summer got girls there
The temperatures about 88
Hop in the water plug just for old times sake
Break to ya crib change your clothes once more
Cause youre invited to a barbeque thats starting at 4
Sitting with your friends cause yall remincise
About the days growing up and the first person you kiss
And as I think back makes me wonder how
The smell from a grill could spark up nostalgia
All the kids playing out front
Little boys messin round with the girls playing double-dutch
While the djs spinning a tune as the old folks dance at your family
Then six oclock rolls around
You just finished wiping your car down
Its time to cruise so you head to the summertime hangout
It looks like a car show
Everybody come lookin real fine
Fresh from the barber shop or fly from the beauty salon
Every moment frontin and maxin
Chillin in the car they spent all day waxin
Leanin to the side but you cant spead through
Two miles an hour so everybody sees you
Theres an air of love and of happiness
And this is the fresh princes DDPP’s new defintion of summer madness

Wear sunscreen.



Hold On…

DDPP is holding on for one more day but with summer we are needing to make some changes as we lose girls to summer drinks and patios.  Last night was lovely, but a smaller crowd than usual.  We wiggled and jiggled and twirled to a fantastic mix.  Check it out…

I Get Around – The Beach Boys

U + Us Hand – Pink

Dirty Little Secret – All American Rejects

Cecilia – Simon & Garfunkel

Hallelujah, I Love Her So – Ray Charles

Mr. Brightside – The Killers

Whenever, Wherever – Shakira

Hold On – Wilson Phillips

9 to 5 – Dolly Parton

Baby Got Back – Sir Mix A Lot

Straight Up – Paula Abdul

It’s All Been Done – Bare Naked Ladies

Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms

Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand

Ants Marching – Dave Matthews Band

How Far We’ve Come – Matchbox Twenty

Perfect Day – Lou Reed

So for the changes…Next session will be June 19 (we are skipping a week) and it will be held at 6pm.  The studio is going to offer evening yoga at our usual times for the summer months so we are moving it up a bit.  But ladies, this works even better.  You get off work, you dance off your day’s stress, then you can find a summery patio with your ladies to sit and enjoy the evening ahead.  note:  DDPP next session is June 19.  New Time: 6PM 

It’ll be a Perfect Day,  


I Love, I Love, I Love My Calendar Girls…

Oh sweet calendar girls…

We are switching up our DDPP calendar for the summer months, ladies.  We love the dance party, but we also need to make some time for fun in the sun because this is Cleveland and we don’t get enough of the sun.  So for the summer months, we are adjusting our dancing schedule to every other Thursday. 

We will dance on

June 5 and June 19

July 10 and July 24

August 7 and August 21

You know this means we are shaking our booties tonight, right?  So be there or be a square…

Love, Steph


Sorry for the very last minute notice.  There is no DDPP tonight.  I have to go out of town.  We will return same time, same place next week.  I hope to make time to go to The Mothership’s version of DDPP this Sunday when I am in New York and bring back amazing new moves. 

Sorry Ladies!!!

Step By Step…

Ohh Baby…DJ Jen really wanted us in her world…and man were we there!  A first time DJ, she brought 90s tunes that made all of us hope she DJs again and again.  DJ Jen rules!  Take a look at her song list below and you will agree.  It was the kind of music that made even our cool new yoga friends shake their booties and move.  The ten ladies that attended last Thursday session were fabulous! 


Feels Good- Tony !Toni! Tone!
Poison- Bel Biv Devoe
Promiscuous Girl- Nelly Furtado
Jump- Kriss Kross
Let’s Go Crazy- Prince
Shake It- Metro Station
Throw It On Me- Timbaland
Busta Move- Young MC
Da Dip- Freak Nasty
Get Up- Ciara
Praise Chorus- Jimmy Eat World
Rock Your Body- Justin Timberlake
Can’t Escape My Love- Enrique Iglesius
Step By Step- New Kids On the Block
Slave- Britney Spears
Like a Prayer- Madonna
Never Gonna Get It- En Vogue
Set a Drift on Memory Bliss- PM Dawn
And DJ Jen, just so you know…keep bringing music like that and I guarantee I’ll be a “slave for you…I cannot hold it, I cannot control it.”
Hope to see you next time…Let’s Go Crazy!