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DJ Girl Wonder

Tempe, AZ

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About DJ Girl Wonder

DJ Girl Wonder is a dancer who plays music for dancers.

She has been specializing in hustle/disco, Lindy Hop, swing, ballroom, salsa, zydeco, and country, along with many other genres since 2006.

DJ Girl Wonder is fully equipped and prepared to perform for your special occasion, party or dance. She focuses on engaging guests with line dances, dance activities, and games that encourage everyone to get up and dance. As an experienced dance instructor, she is available to offer dance exhibitions and performance as well as group dance lessons.

Valerie is a professional American Disc Jockey Association member. She frequently attends lectures, meetings and conferences in her eternal quest to track trends and stay current. She completed all of the college-accredited DJ classes at Scottsdale Community College to further enrich her DJ skills. She now serves on the advisory committee for the SCC accredited DJ program.

She is frequently asked to spin at nightclubs, private events, corporate events and dance studios. Outside of Arizona, she has guest DJd in Los Angeles, the Washington DC area, Kauai Hawaii, San Jose, Philadelphia, Irvine and San Diego.

Her extensive knowledge of musical genres and creative song selection delight guests of all ages and backgrounds.

Expertise:

* Hustle: classic and contemporary hustle and disco dance music, R&B, funk, hip-hop, Top 40

* Lindy Hop: Lindy, Balboa, Charleston, blues, collegiate shag, classic big band swing, jump blues, groovy Lindy, neo-swing, jitterbug, east coast swing

* West coast swing: blues, contemporary, hip-hop, R&B

* Ballroom: social, American and international, tango, waltz, Viennese waltz, Argentine tango, quickstep, foxtrot, samba, cha cha, paso doble, rumba, east coast swing, jive, Lindy hop, west coast swing, mambo, bolero, merengue, salsa, bachata

* Salsa: salsa dura, on one, on two, timba, merengue, cha-cha, bachata

* Zydeco: zydeco, Cajun jig, Cajun waltz, Cajun two-step

* Country: two-step, progressive two-step, Arizona two-step, nightclub two-step, swing, Waltz, cha-cha, hustle, polka, pony, line dance, contemporary and classic

And also:

* 50s rock and doo-wop
* 60s motown and soul
* 70s rock, pop, punk and disco
* 80s new wave, reggae and ska
* current dance music, electronica, house, Top 40
* jazz, classical and standards

If you need live music in addition to a DJ:

My husband, Lynde Hunt, is a professional musician. Lynde is available as solo piano or sax. His band, Lindy's Groove, is inspired by the swing era, with emphasis on 'danceability' and groovy rhythms. Lindy's Groove is available as duo, piano and female vocalist, combo and big band.

Since we share the same equipment and have one load-in and setup, you will get a better price than hiring a separate band and separate DJ.

Location

Tempe, AZ 85282

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Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Corporate functions, art openings, private parties, theme parties, events requiring dance music, dance instruction and performance.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I abide by the following code of ethics:
• Operate my business in an ethically sound manner while maintaining the highest standards of professional conduct.
• Abide by all laws and regulations governing my professional activities.
• Use legal forms of music and performance materials in the conduct of my entertainment services.
• Be honest and realistic in conveying my talent, abilities, and level of services to my clients.
• Deliver products and services to my clients, as promised, to the best of my abilities.
• Use a written contract clearly stating all charges, services, products, performance expectations and other essential information.
• Provide a safe work environment with adequate protection for my clients and their guests.
• Maintain adequate and appropriate insurance coverage for all business activities.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. I am a professional member of the American Disc Jockey Association. I regularly attend conferences, meetings and lectures in my never-ending quest to stay current and track trends. I completed all of the college-accredited DJ classes at Scottsdale Community College to further enrich my Dj skills. I now serve on Advisory Committee for the SCC accredited DJ Program.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. "What do you charge?"

Since every event is custom, I can't list an hourly rate on this site. In order to give a quote, I need to speak to you, over the phone or in person, in order to ask some questions about the details of what you are planning.

It's like asking the caterer "What do you charge for a dinner for 50 people"? Obviously, the caterer can't give a price until more information is gathered, like menu, # of courses, formal or informal, sit-down or buffet... As the DJ, I have important questions that need to be answered as well.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. What genres of music do you specialize in?

I have expertise in many genres since I have been dancing in nightclubs and dance studios since the 70s.

Hustle: Classic and Contemporary Hustle and Disco Dance music, R&B, Funk, Hip Hop, Top 40

Lindy Hop: Lindy, Charleston, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Blues, Jump Blues, Classic Big Band Swing, Groovy Lindy, Neo-Swing, Jitterbug, East Coast Swing

West Coast Swing: Contemporary, Blues, Hip Hop, R&B

Ballroom: Social, American and International. Waltz, Tango, Argentine Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Bolero, Mambo, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata

Salsa: Salsa Dura, On 1, On 2, Timba, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha, Kizomba, Zouk

Zydeco: Zydeco, Cajun Waltz, Cajun Jig, Cajun 2 step

Country: Progressive Two Step, Arizona Two Step, Night Club Two Step, Swing, Waltz, Cha Cha, Hustle, Polka, Pony, Line Dance, Contemporary and Classic

Also:
50's Rock, Sock hop and Doo Wop
60's Motown and Soul
70's Rock, Pop, Funk and Disco
80's New Wave, Punk, Reggae and Ska
Current dance music, house, electronica, Top 40
Classical, jazz and standards

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. Here is some information on pricing from the American Disc Jockey Association website:

Disc Jockey rates vary based on talent, experience, emcee ability, service, coordination, equipment needed, music knowledge, mixing ability and personality.

Rates for the DJ industry vary greatly, ranging from $350.00 to over $5,000.00 with an average of $1,200.00 for a 4 hour booking. The best price is not always the best deal, especially if you are planning a very important event. As a matter of fact, surveys conclude that almost everyone who had planned a special ocassion would have spent more money on their entertainment and made it their #1 priority in hindsight.

A full-service disc jockey will normally invest 12 to 30 hours to your special event but it may appear that you are only paying for “4 hours”. Consultations, music purchasing & editing, programming, preparation, set-up and tear-down, education and other business related endeavors add up to the overall success of your special occasion.

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