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Bust a Move

Dance Dance Party Party, 2011

If you live in Austin and you’re female, you might want to check out my CultureMap article on Dance Dance Party Party, an all-women’s dance group that meets on Sunday nights. (That’s right, EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT, ladies. We are straight-up serious about getting down.) 

The original DDPP group in New York came up with this delightful motto: “No booze, no boys, no judgment. (Legwarmers optional.)” But as I say in the article, it makes us sound a bit like a convent, or at least a fitness retreat. The original slogan is fantastic, especially the “no judgment” part, but the “No . . . no . . . no” format increasingly sounds to me like a series of prohibitions – almost a judgment in itself. When what we really want is to make a space where certain prohibitions that sometimes keep women from enjoying themselves are lifted, and we’re free to go nuts.

So, our new slogan is “Bust a Move, Break a Sweat, Be Yourself.” Legwarmers are still optional, of course.

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