Cleaning Up Dance Floor Disasters

August 22, 2016 by Staci Nichols

After playing a song that kills the dance floor, we are faced with building up again what we just worked so hard to create…sigh! I take a few different approaches.


So, that country song the bride requested sent everyone but the bride to their seats? Just like after eating something with a bad taste, cleanse the pallet—switch up the vibe completely. If Miranda Lambert’s “Little Red Wagon” was the culprit, don’t follow it with Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl Shake It For Me.” Get out of there and drop a slow dance or something like “Party Rock Anthem.” (You might casually announce that the song in question is one of the bride’s favorites—this way the crowd doesn’t loose faith in you!)


Make sure to carefully dole out your “go to” songs so that even in the last half hour of the event you still have something up your sleeve. I like Ginuwine’s “Pony” as my end-of-the-night dead dance floor remedy. There’s always at least one intoxicated guy who will start taking his shirt off…if not the groom’s entire fraternity brotherhood. Bam—the energy is going again!

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DJ Staci Nichols is based in San Diego. She specializes in spinning “country fusion,” Latin/Spanish, and mainstream music. Her wedding know-how has appeared in San Diego Style Weddings, Offbeat Bride, Wedding Planner Magazine, Gig Masters, Brides Without Borders, Book More Brides, and more. Instagram/Facebook/Pinterest/Twitter: SanDiegoDJStaci

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