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4 songs you should not play at schools

February 6, 2015 by Ric Hansen
do not play graphicArtist - Title - Added - Comments Prince Royce - Stuck on a Feeling - 2/6/15 - “dancin Dirty”,Filthy love”, “Playin with yourself” Chris Brown/Tyga - AYO - 2/6/15 - So many bad words, it can’t be edited. Nicki Minaj/Drake - Truffle Butter - 2/6/15 - Don’t ask what Truffle Butter is.  Disgusting J COLE - Apparently - 2/6/15 - “Chasing panties, getting dome” If you do school dance events and want the latest music and school dance news, including a weekly SAFE SONGS list and updated DO NOT PLAY list, as well as... [read more]
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The Hottest Holiday Hits for school dances

December 2, 2014 by Ric Hansen

School dance network stacked-green smSanta Tell Me- Ariana Grande

Text Me Merry Christmas -Kristin Bell

I'll Be Home-Meghan Trainor

Do they Know It's Christmas-  BAND AID

 

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THEM ALL IN THEIR ENTIRETY 

School Dance DJs join the network As a DJ member you get exclusive access to all lists, tools a... [read more]
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Safe Songs list- Back on Mobile Beat

November 3, 2014 by Ric Hansen
School dance network stacked-green smThe School Dance Network has been extremely busy over the past several weeks upgrading our website and enhancing our DJ membership benefits.  Thanks to your input, we think these improvements will significantly add to the assistance we can provide School Dance DJs.  One of our regular features is our SAFE SONGS Top 30 songs that we published each week.  That, plus weekly additions to the National DO NOT PLAY list, a DJ listing in our "Res... [read more]
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Can this dance catch on at schools?

July 22, 2014 by Ric Hansen
Could this new dance "Super Selfie"  blaze a new dance craze going into the new school year.  It'd be great to put twerking and grinding in the dust with something a little more challenging and less ahhh suggestive.  Check out the Manoeuvres doing some hot moves to an MC Hammer classic.  Impressive. ... [read more]
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DJ marketing 101=focus

October 18, 2013 by Ric Hansen
The School Dance Network, known for it's Safe Songs top 40 and DO NOT PLAY list, now offers weekly tips on how to grow your school dance business.  As a School Dance Network member you get it all in full detail with three exclusive member e mails each week. This week its all about Focus, focus focus For DJ's it's not easy....but important.   Most DJs need to be good at a variety of entertainment events to keep themselves busy and to make a living. Typically you need to do a combination of weddings, school dances, private parties, reunions, birthday parties, even retail events to keep a good income flow.  Many of  you are very capable of pulling off a great performance at any one of these, but to throw them all in... [read more]
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The Number one reason to be in the school dance business

August 23, 2013 by Ric Hansen
The number one reason it makes sense for DJs to be in the School Dance business: 1. Unlike the one-off wedding business, with schools you can actually build a customer base that returns time after time and year after year.  That's how business is built. School Dance DJ members get the complete top 5 reasons school dances make sense. Plus, coming Monday the new Top 30 SAFE SONGS for schools and next week's marketing tip: "partnering with Uncle Sam" membership button... [read more]
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Safe Songs for Summer Teen Parties

June 13, 2013 by Ric Hansen
School dance network stacked-green smAs the school dance season winds down, summer parties ramp up.   Sweet 16′s, Graduation parties, 13th birthdays, pool parties, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and family reunions.  It is an important time to keep on top of the safe music that good is for general audiences.  Here is your first of the summer SAFE SONGS LIST.  We also have 4 additions to the DO NOT PLAY list.  Make sure to check that out as well.    The fastest growing songs this week is the new Robin Thicke “Blurred lines” and a song by Techno-producer ZEDD with his song Clarity... [read more]
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May 13- Safe Songs this week

May 13, 2013 by Ric Hansen
School dance network stacked-greenThanks to the weekly comments, input , support and inspiration as we continue to sift through the songs that are published and played each week on radio stations around the country.   Here are the hottest songs that are safe to play  in order of popularity based on radio air play, I tunes, and school dance request lists.   (To join our every growing team of responsible DJs and to let the work know you care...sign up HERE.) read more]
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Big week for the Ladies: safe songs for schools

May 1, 2013 by Ric Hansen
[caption id="attachment_12765" align="alignleft" width="182"]School dance network stacked-green Click on the logo to connect[/caption] Four out of the five adds to this weeks Top 30 Safe Songs for schools are dance hits from the ladies.  Namely:   Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Emeli Sande.   Meanwhile out of the six songs added to the DO NOT PLAY LIST,   five of them are guys.  Not exactly sure what that means.  Just sayin.    Here is  your helpful guide from the good folks at the School Dance Network to help you put... [read more]
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Songs that won’t fly at prom

April 22, 2013 by Ric Hansen
School dance network stacked-greenHere are this week's adds to the NATIONAL DO NOT PLAY list.  Plus here is the current list of the most popular Dubstep songs that are safe to play.     To get the school dance info scoop first, it's easy to become a DJ member. DO NOT PLAY ADDITIONS:
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