This week's Culture Vultures recommend: | Culture Vultures | Chicago Reader

This week's Culture Vultures recommend: 

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, Dance Dance Party Party, and the Salon Series

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

Page 2 of 3

click to enlarge anc_vultures-dancedance2-magnum.jpg

Liz Mason, manager of Quimby's Bookstore, shimmy shimmy cocoa pops for:

Dance Dance Party Party I'm not going to lie here. I know a few rightous dance moves. I learned them from preposterous dance instruction videos which I collect, every style from hip-hop to go-go to salsa. Oh, you laugh now, but you have not seen me bust out those moves on command, which I do in any situation that has a dance floor.

The place I like to bust them out the most is twice weekly at Dance Dance Party Party, a women-only freestyle-dance session. "No judgment of yourself or others" is one of only three rules at DDPP (the other two being no boys and no booze). You're free to dance however you want, in any way you want, in or out of projected lava screen lights. Every session a different person deejays, so the music is different each time, and it can be anything from dope electronic beats to Bollywood film scores. My favorite thing about the whole experience is that by the end of the session, I've pretty much regressed into my childhood self dancing around the house with my friends in religious pop ecstasy the minute my parents leave. It's a serious workout. And oh yeah, it's all life-affirmingy. Five bucks pays for the studio time.

Support Independent Chicago Journalism: Join the Reader Revolution

We speak Chicago to Chicagoans, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Our reporters scour Chicago in search of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. Stay connected to our city’s pulse by joining the Reader Revolution.

Are you in?

  Give $35/month →  
  Give $10/month →  
  Give  $5/month  → 

Not ready to commit? Send us what you can!

 One-time donation  → 

Related Locations

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Meg Pier

Popular Stories