MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Myrtle Beach Middle School Harvest Festival
“It’s two weeks later and the students are still talking about the dance!” (J. Paul Truluck Middle School)

“I can’t remember when we’ve seen the kids have such a good time.” (Whittemore Park Middle School)

Middle School dance productions are one of the most-demanding of all disc jockey engagements. To meet this specialized challenge, Music on the Strand's DJ ENTERTAINMENT:

• Strikes a balance between providing a positive experience and a really good time, with controlling the room and establishing boundaries and guidelines for proper decorum.
“You really keep the energy going!” (Conway Middle School)
• Plays SCHOOL EDITED current music. (Many steps beyond the versions played by radio stations.)
“We tried another DJ after you, and really there was just no comparison.” (South Brunswick Middle School)
• Conscientiously paces organized activities, dance segments, and dance routines in order to keep the production rolling along.
"Boy, you just never stop! You certainly make it a lot of fun for the kids." (North Myrtle Beach Middle School)
     
SAMPLE LESSON PLAN

AN EFFECTIVE AID IN BUILDING STUDENT MORALE AND SCHOOL SPIRIT

THE HOOK
(FIRST FEW MINUTES AS STUDENTS GATHER)

“MIND-BLOWING,” FAST-CHANGING, EDITED MEDLEY OF CURRENT HITS FEATURING A
CROSS SECTION OF MUSIC SAMPLES FROM THE R&B/HIP HOP, POP, ROCK, AND COUNTRY CHARTS


This demonstrates to the students that their DJ is ready and willing to play
the music they know and love.

INTRODUCTION
(ENTHUSIASTIC ANNOUNCEMENT USING A CORDLESS MIKE,
OUT AMONGST THE STUDENTS)


DESCRIBES THE DANCING, GAMES, CONTESTS, PRIZES,
AND FUN THAT’S ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE


This reveals to the students that their DJ is not just going to “cloister” himself
behind his equipment, but is present to help make the fun happen.

ACTIVITY 1
(MUSICAL GAME)

EASY TO ORCHESTRATE, EASY TO PLAY, AND FUN WITH LOTS OF ACTION

‘ This shows the students that not only does participation feel good and serve
as its own reward, but there are cool prizes for the winners.

DANCE SEGMENT 1

INCLUDES LARGE GROUP INSTRUCTION FOR THE “CUPID SHUFFLE”

ACTIVITY 2
(FREESTYLE DANCE CONTEST)

ORGANIZED, FAST-PACED PRODUCTION. WINNERS ARE DETERMINED BY HOW MUCH NOISE
THEY GET FROM THEIR FELLOW STUDENTS
DANCE SEGMENT 2

INCLUDES LARGE GROUP INSTRUCTION (as needed) FOR NEW AND OLD LINE DANCES
BUILDING IN TEMPO AND CULMINATING WITH THE “COTTON-EYED JOE”

ACTIVITY 3
(LIMBO CONTEST)

FULL-SCALE PRODUCTION WITH PROPS, STAGED WITH A SMOOTH TRANSITION FROM THE PRECEDING SEGMENT
DANCE SEGMENT 4

INCLUDES A DYNAMIC TEMPO BUILD, MIXING INTO THE “CHA CHA SLIDE,” LEADING UP TO AN ORGANIZED PARTY TRAIN INTO A CIRCLE ROUTINE AND FINISHING WITH A SEGMENT OF SLOW DANCING

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SCHOOL EDITS!
In the past, at a school dance, the BEST WAY to pack a dance floor with appreciative students was to masterfully present a current array of “beat-mixed” “R&B & Hip-Hop” (the songs comprising over 90% of the hits on the “Pop” music charts). The best versions available to the prudent DJ were the “radio edits,” the same as folks hear on the radio.

NOT ACCEPTABLE!

Though these versions are featured by popular radio stations, according to school faculty, parents, and we at Music on the Strand, the language and content of much of this music is simply not appropriate for inclusion at school functions. So . . . how does an effective School Disc Jockey please both the students and the “grownups?”

SCHOOL EDITS! Through a painstaking and time-consuming process, Music on the Strand goes through each segment of every song with a “fine-tooth comb.” We then creatively edit out everything questionable or undesirable. The result—squeaky clean versions of the hit songs that still thrill the students but raise no faculty eyebrows!

Music on the Strand conscientiously goes the extra mile to assure your complete satisfaction. We take the students and the DJ business very seriously!   Back To Top
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