“You wanna spin- spin! You wanna jump-jump! You wanna sit in the corner and do yoga- sweet, do it!” -DDPP NYC
The female-only cult phenomenon known as Dance Dance Party Party™ (DDPP™) which began in New York City is finally in Vancouver (again)!
Unlike typical workout or dance classes, Dance Dance Party Party™ has no instructors, no fitness goals, and nothing to prove. There are only three rules in the room – no boys, no booze, and no judgment.
Begun in 2006, DDPP™ is the creation of New York City residents Glennis McMurray and Marcy Girt. The two friends loved dancing at the clubs with gal pals, but loathed cover charges, getting hit on and reeking of alcohol and cigarettes the next day.
The set-up is simple: an hour of booty-busting tunes, a dance studio with the lights turned low, and women willing to let go. “DDPP started as a way to work out and have fun without the conformity of a gym – how often have you heard your favorite song while you’re on the treadmill and wanted to hop off to do a real running man?” said McMurray. “But it has morphed into this amazing revolution of sorts where women come to find that little girl inside us all who just wants to have fun!”
Attendees can even sign up to “Guest DJ” by creating a custom mp3 playlist. Anything and everything goes from Broadway to hip-hop to 80’s hits (along with a cool-down song at the end); 20 or so songs that will get everyone up and moving. Ladies are encouraged not only to DJ but to give themselves a killer DJ name. (Favorites include DJ Tanner and DJ Roy G Biv DeVoe.)
Through word of mouth alone, over a dozen DDPP™ chapters have cropped up all over the USA and internationally. Women around the world are responding to this liberating atmosphere where they are free to goof around, shake their bodies without objectification and feel good about who they are.
Where: Mount Pleasant Community Centre 1 Kingsway.
Dates: Thursdays 8:15 – 9:15 p.m.
January 20- April 21 2011
Register at: 604.257.3080 or at
Drop in $7
Facebook group: DDPP VanCity
To register please contact the Mount Pleasant Community Centre at 604.257.3080 http://vancouver.ca/parks/cc/mtpleasant/website/search.cfm?actid=237952
Oh yeah, and I’m the Den Mother. I’ll be there to DJ when no one else can, make sure everyone is having a good time by leading through example. I can’t wait to dance with y’all again!