Welcome to 2015, Queens

Happy New Year!  There are so many opportunities to get down in the next 365 days.  The first being this Tuesday (1/6) for a very special DDPP.  We are going FULL OUT BEYONCÉ. Come kick off the year righteously with an entire hour playlist of old & new Beyoncé. Bring your surfborts!


And now, as blogging has been somewhat neglected due to being pre-occupied with Christmas cookies, here are DDPP playlists from December:

12/9/2014 – DJ Jamosaurus Tex – Here’s a link to the open Spotify playlist, and screenshot below:

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12/2/2014 – DJ Pixie Cuts:




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New things!

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New Thing #1: Wouldn’t you like to socialize with all the cool and interesting ladies that come to DDPP? Sometime in November we’ll have a DDPP social night where we just hangout (but you can dance if you want to) and get to know each other outside the studio. If it’s popular, it may become a monthly thing. Stay tuned for a time & place.

New Thing #2: DDPP Austin will be selling t-shirts and tanks soon. Yessssssss.

And now, the playlists:
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DJ DJ from Roseanne subbed in the past 2 weeks. We got Nasty with Janet, heard some of the new Prince, became one-winged doves with Stevie, lamented being overworked and underpaid with Dolly’s 9 to 5, and finally — Shook it Off with T. Swift.

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And we won’t stop

Happy fall, all you beauties.  We’re still shakin’ it every Tuesday at Brass Ovaries and see no end in sight.  A few reminders/announcements:

  • DDPP is ‘pay what you want’ and we mean it.  If your strapped for cash, we still want you to come.  The suggested donation is $5-$10, and that covers studio rental and insurance.  Cash accepted, or you can pay with credit card/paypal on your own time with this link:  https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5QBTE66P877ZN
  • If you are interested in DJ-ing, please ask me (Christine) at class, or send a message to the Facebook page.
  • Our venue, Brass Ovaries, has been so good to us that I encourage you to check out their classes.  They have pole classes, but also offer lots of other options like Ballet Tone and Twerk Fit (!!)

I haven’t posted in awhile, so here are some playlists from September/October:

DJ Schak Attack – 9/2/2014:

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DJ Jojo – 9/16/2014:

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DJ Squirrel Attack! – 9/23/2014

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DJ EZ Bake – 9/30/2014

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DJ Generic Thug – 10/14/2014

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Finishing off August

A remnant of when life was measured by the school year calendar, I still consider August to be the end of summer.  It always feels like the latter weeks of August are a last hurrah.  So DDPP has felt extra ‘last day of vacation’-y these past 2 weeks.  It’s been so much fun spending the summer sweating it out at Brass Ovaries.  Especially appreciated is the abundance of adorable animals hanging around.  A couple weeks ago we proved how “no judgment” DDPP really is when Olive the pig joined us:












On 8/19 we had the pleasure of DJ Schweet Tea’s first (and hopefully not last) mix.  She’s a mother of twins, and still finds time to make it to DDPP most Tuesdays.  She rocked the house with a no-breaks playlist.  ‘Super Freak’ seemed to be the crowd favorite, not far ahead of the made-for-pole-swinging ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’.  Full mix:

Video: India Arie
So What: P!nk
Bad Girl: Donna Summer
Pour Some Sugar on Me: Def Leppard
Shut Up and Let me Go: The Tings Tings
KISS: Prince
Blame it on the Boogie: Michael Jackson
Bamboleo: Gipsy Kings
Super Freak: Rick James
Funkytown (remix) : Lipps Inc
She’s A Rebel: Green Day
Black or White: Michael Jackson
Sir Duke: Stevie Wonder
Oh Mickey: Toni Basil
I ain’t Movin: Des’ree

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This past Tuesday, 8/26, we had a special farewell mix from DJ IAIA (aka Casey Bee) who is moving to LA.  She has also been a faithful DDPP-er for some time now.  Sometimes saying goodbye is tough, and the best expression of the sentiment is punk rock kicking across the dance floor.  Truly, it does a better job than words.  Here is the full playlist:

Head Over Heels – Tears for Fears 
Forever – Haim
Into the Groove – Madonna 
Midnight City – M83 
Fell in Love with a Girl – The White Stripes
Gimme Shelter – The Rolling Stones
Let’s Go Crazy – Prince & The Revolution
Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes
Disco 2000 – Pulp
Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt – We Are Scientists
Bank Holiday – Blur
La Camisa Negra – Juanes
Welcome to the Working Week – Elvis Costello
Just Like Heaven – The Cure
Kids in America – The Muffs
More Than This – Roxy Music


…See you in September!

DJ KBNoyz deafened critics

This past Tuesday was a hot summer night perfect for turning out the lights and getting sticky with sweat.  DJ KBNoyz tore up the sound system and the dance floor, to all of our delights.  I haven’t gotten “All About that Bass” out of my head since then.  Seriously, I’ve been singing it to myself for 3 days and wishing I could move my body like the guy in the music video.  The second highlight was when everyone danced like menacing spiders to “Murder in the Big Top”, the memory of this makes me smile so big.  Here’s the playlist:


The week before that, a substitute set from DJ DJ from Roseanne left a black-and-blue knee from a Tina Turner guitar slide on this dancer (me), but I have no regrets:


And the week before that (7/22), DJ IAIA gave us a run for our money, including the totally unexpected last song, Bruce Springsteen’s “Hungry Heart” that poured everyone’s souls out onto the floor just in time for cool-down.  DJ IAIA also revealed that “iaia” means “grandma” in Catalan, because Casey likes playing old music, as she explained.  Here’s the playlist: