Here at Dance Dance Party Party we value our hard-won freedom to don booty shorts and tutus and hop around to the strains of Peaches. Our forefathers fought for those booty shorts and those filthy lyrics!
But more seriously, the freedom we value most at Dance Dance Party Party is the freedom from judgment. As ladies, we’re encouraged to judge all women harshly, and ourselves most harshly of all. Be skinny, look young, be nice, act sexy, don’t act sexy, succeed more, succeed less. Raise children. Be cool. Make pies. Wear bikinis. Have sex, not too much, the right kind, with the right guy. And above all, don’t dance unless you look good doing it.
It’s not always easy to leave your judgment at the door. You look at yourself in the mirror and sometimes what you see makes you crazy. You compare yourself to other women and hate them a little for their luck, their success, their happiness. You get too sweaty, too silly, too emotional, or too serious, and it’s embarrassing. You think, “What a bitch” – sometimes about another woman, and sometimes about yourself.
But when the music is pumping and the adrenaline jumping, when the mood is just right under the disco lights, sometimes, sometimes you lose it for just a second. And that feeling – when you just don’t care about what other people think, and you don’t even care what you think, because you’re hearing the music and moving your body and loving it – that’s freedom. And it feels good.
This Sunday, special guest DJ Pozey brings a slammin’ patriotic mix guaranteed to give us that sweet, sweet feeling. Let’s celebrate the Fourth of July with DJ Pozey by declaring our independence from judgment!
Dance Dance Party Party
Sunday, July 4
NiaSpace, 3212 S. Congress