DJ at School Dances
Below is video from PRO DJs performer Sean Denard from Inglemoor High School’s Homecoming at Inglewood Golf Course in Kenmore, WA.
From Sarah Heindel | Inglemoor High School ASB Bookkeeper | Northshore School District, “Our school administration was very happy with Sean and would like to book him for our Prom this Spring!”
Music is a big factor, if not the biggest when it comes to how students behave at their school dances. We have seen many different variations of idea’s that schools have tried to implement to curb some of the inappropriate dancing and here is the newest twist. DJ companies such as PRO DJs will create a special request link specifically for that school dance. The school will then post that link on their website and/or social media such as Facebook and then promote it.
This link allows each student to request up to 5 of their favorite songs on their own free time from their own smart phone or home computer. The DJ companies web site keeps track of all the requests that are made and compiles them into one big list. If a certain song is requested more than once the web site will show how many times that song has been requested. About 2 weeks prior to each dance the DJ company will provide that list to the ASB student body and/or the school administration. This gives them time to delete songs they feel are inappropriate but keep songs that still represent the student body as a whole.
The beauty of the request link is that the ASB student body and the school administration now have valuable input as to what all the students would like to hear as opposed coming up with a list all on their own. A big misnomer is that just because students are requesting certain songs they must be played. That is not the case at all! If the administration and/or the ASB student body feel that some songs don’t fit then they can delete those songs from the request list.
We always recommend that administration and ASB student body pick twice the amount of songs needed so the DJ still has some room to be creative and mix songs as needed for the best flow and presentation. If only the exact numbers of songs are picked then you might as well pre-record everything onto a CD or on an I-POD, hook it up to a loud PA system and hit play. People have tried to do this in the past at their own wedding but have soon come to realize that it’s not getting their guests out on the dance floor.