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Planning for the HOLIDAY school dance

November 25, 2015 by Ric Hansen
School Dance Network hangingWhat song is being played  on Top 40 Radio but should not be played at school dances? the weekend   "In the Night" by The Weekend.   It glorifies alcohol and drugs.  Administrators will take exception to that!     Here are the Top 10 Safe Songs for Schools.  The full... [read more]
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Homecoming “School Safe Songs”

November 7, 2015 by Ric Hansen
School Dance Network hangingThe School Dance Network publishes a Top 30 Safe Songs list, as well as the National DO NOT PLAY list.  Plus DJ Members have access to our complete archived list of Safe Songs and DO NOT PLAY songs.  For School Dance DJs, we send out frequent tips on marketing to schools. Now over 2000 school administrators are subscribers, thousands more regular viewers.

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Safe Songs for Halloween school dances

October 21, 2015 by Ric Hansen

School Dance Network hangingA website dedicated to School Dances.  Safe songs, DO NOT PLAY songs and updated dance news 24/7/

New additions this week: Ellie Goulding- On My Mind and Selena Gomez- Same Old Love

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Who’s ready for “back to School”

August 14, 2015 by Ric Hansen
safe-songs-logoSchools around the country are gearing up for the first dance of the new year.  Have you positioned yourself as the "safe" age-appropriate DJ in your city?  In order to get the green light to DJ homecoming, middle school dances and halloween parties, administrators need to know you will be sensitive to their need to be clean and edited.  Our School Dance Network website offers tons of free school dance information, including the top safe songs, the DO NOT PLAY songs, dance trends, and school dance new... [read more]
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Ed Sheeran is hot with 3rd Safe Song

July 2, 2015 by Ric Hansen
ed sheeranThe top Safe Songs work for summer family friendly events too.... That's why we are continuing to track the Top 30 and DO NOT PLAY songs all summer long. (Watch Ed sing his own song with Karaoke at the Mall) Join our DJ network and get ready for the biggest School Dance year yet. Top 30 Safe Songs- July 2 2015 read more]
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Safe Songs for Sweet 16s, Mitzvahs, weddings, family parties

June 18, 2015 by Ric Hansen
School Dance Network hangingThe School Dance Network provides a list of safe songs even after the school year.  There are plenty of kid and family-friendly events during the summer.  Here are the current 20 top safe songs that won't embarrass Mom and Dad.  A warm welcome to our new DJ members:  Jose Drilling, Nick Lamberti, Robert Kunkel, Thomas Tucker and Michael Fusco.  It is Easy to join and get all of the member benefits: http://schooldancenetwo... [read more]
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Big Voice at 128 BPM added to “Safe Songs”

May 20, 2015 by Ric Hansen
george ezraGeorge Ezra is a 21 year old English lad that was inspired by the likes of American legends Dylan and Woody Guthrie.  Hard to believe this big voice comes out of a kid from Hertford, UK.   His song Budapest debuts at number 27 on our Safe Songs for Schools list.       School Dance Network hanging     &nb... [read more]
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The “Must play” song for prom

May 8, 2015 by Ric Hansen

It isn't "prom" unless the DJ plays this (at least once)

"Thinking out Loud" so honey An unlikely candidate for THE love song of Prom 2015 Ed Sheeran Ed-Sheeran         Here are this weeks "Safe Top 20"  For a complete list sent to your e mail weekly, plus edit suggestions, commentary and "Do Not Play" songs become an DJ member (Details)<... [read more]
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World Famous DJs added to the Safe Songs List

April 9, 2015 by Ric Hansen

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New songs added this week to our safe songs list

Hey Mama”- David Guetta with Nicki Minaj.    Nicki Minaj does vocals on this David Guetta song.   She is always edgy, and in this song uses “nana” in reference to her private parts.  The version without “nana” is the only safe one to play.

  “You Know You Like It”... [read more]

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30 Hot Songs to play at schools and 2 (for sure) not to

March 18, 2015 by Ric Hansen
School dance network stacked-green smOur School Dance Network panel keeps close watch on all of the new music product being released and helps out with a weekly list of songs (lyrically) safe to play at schools and red flags those that are not. First,  just added to the DO NOT PLAY list are "Talking Body" by Tove Lo and Big Sean's "Blessings" .  There are a total of 74 songs on our archived... [read more]