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!

Nothin’ But a Good Time

This last week we had a group of ladies that spent a little too much time watching TV in the 80s.  When the Fame theme song came on, it was as if Debbie Allen were in the studio telling us “You’ve got big dreams? You want fame? Well, fame costs. And right here is where you start paying … in sweat.”  We started sweating and jumping and leaping in all our uncoordinated, free-spirited glory.  It was amazing!

The list of songs we grooved to is below:

Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley

Shake Your Love – Debbie Gibson

My Prerogative – Bobby Brown

Fame – Irene Cara

Switch – Will Smith

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations

Laid – James

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!

Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms

Last Nite- The Strokes

Nothin’ But A Good Time – Poison

Holding Out for a Hero – Bonnie Tyler

Crazy Bitch – BuckCherry

I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan

Cotton Eye Joe – Starsound Orchestra

One Week – Bare Naked Ladies

Stuck in the Middle with You – Stealers Wheel

C’Est Si Bon (It’s So Good) – Ann-Margret

We will be dancing this Thursday,  with music from a new DJ, Jen.  I can’t wait to see what she brings to the dance floor.  Everyone should come check it out too.

Dance Dance Party Party C’est Si Bon!


1 2 3 4 … Tell me that you love me more

I have been very bad in sharing the amazingness of Cleveland DDPP with the world.  And it has been amazing. 

Last week, several new spectacular ladies joined us.  If I ever get sick, I want to be taken directly to MetroHealth.  The ladies of MetroHealth that joined our session last week showed such enthusiasm and got right into it, that I want to be taken to any place that encourages passionate people to be on board.  We also had a guest star appearance from Renee, a former dancer, who’s natural sense of rhythm was surpassed by her unnatural ability to lose her mind and control of her dancer’s body whenever she heard a song she loved.  It was phenomenal.

We all behaved like Maniacs.  I admit, when Maniac was played, I may have slid across the floor on my knees ala Flashdance style commanding those that were high knee running to quickly find some water to throw on me to really create the mood.  Seconds later, Sarah, was feeling the groove of that rocking song so much she lost her footing and fell on her behind but turned it in to an air guitar solo played on her back.  That is dedication to the cause.  All the ladies in the house were just as dedicated.  It rocked!  Check out the list, I got to be DJ:

Cecilia – Simon and Garfunkel

Sex and the City Theme Song – Soundtrack

Knock Three Times – Tony Orlando and Dawn

Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – C & C Music Factory

Whenever, Wherever – Shakira

Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel

U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer

Fernado – ABBA

Straight Up – Paula Abdual

Maniac (BOF Flashdance) – Michael Sembello

Dirty Little Secret – All American Rejects

How Far We’ve Come – Matchbox Twenty

Party of Five: Closer to Free – Soundtrack

American Girl – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Complicated Girl – The Bangles

When You Were Young – The Killers

I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness

Float On – Modest Mouse

1234 – Feist

Hope to see you tonight!  1234, Tell me that you me more.  Sleepless long nights, That is why my youth was for…