The Dance Machine

Bloomington, IN

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About this pro

The Dance Machine is a mobile disc jockey service which has been providing quality DJs and other entertainment throughout the state of Indiana for over 15 years. Through the years, our excellent reputation has stood the test of time.


Bloomington, IN 47404

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10 Reviews
  • Zahra A. Jan 4, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    I only played Afghan music for my engagement and was scared whether Brett would be able to handle it well. He did a great job is playing all the songs I provided him with. He made my party very fun. He was very professional and friendly. My family loved the work he did. Thank you Brett!!!! :)
  • Luanne B. Mar 27, 2015
    Verified Review
    Brett did a great job at our wedding. We weren't looking for much of an MC experience, but it was definitely handy to have him there to make a few announcements. We had a couple of things come up (like realizing we hadn't planned for anyone to send tables to the buffet) where he was able to step in and make it go smoothly. He also always checked with us to see if we were ready for something before going to do it, which was really nice. One miiiiinor detail is he announced the best man with a slightly wrong name, but it was kind of funny and not a big deal overall, since everything else was good. :)
  • Danielle W. Feb 4, 2015
    Verified Review
    We had Tom for our wedding night and he was amazing! Not only did he do our reception, he also provided the music (as well as helped with the itinerary) with the ceremony. Tom was very patient with us, as admittedly I was not the most organized Bride, we had a death in the family the day before my wedding and we did not have a traditional wedding party as most would expect. Overall, it was amazing and I would definitely recommend Dance Machine Djs and if ever I need a DJ for another event I will definitely return to use them again as well. Thank you!!
  • John R. Jan 3, 2013
    Brett was incredibly professional and very spot on when it came to what we requested. He followed an agenda to a T and made zero mistakes. I would recommend Brett to anybody for DJ requests.
    Brett Anderson A. Jan 3, 2013

    I appreciate the great review. Thanks John!

  • Leslie A. Jan 2, 2013
    Brett Anderson A. Jan 2, 2013


  • Sue S. Dec 28, 2012
    Super job!
    Brett Anderson A. Dec 29, 2012

    Thanks Sue!

  • Sarah P. Dec 27, 2012
    He was Great! Played all the songs we requested and even came out on the dance floor to show my mom how to do the Cupid Shuffle!
    Brett Anderson A. Dec 28, 2012

    Thanks for the review!

  • Sam T. Dec 27, 2012
    We hired Dance Machine and we were thrilled with the service we recieved. We were able to pick everything online and Chris Sawyer, our DJ, did everything we asked. The ceremony music was done perfectly and he kept the reception going flawlessly. The dance floor was full all night and our wedding was a complete success! Thank you so much!!
    Brett Anderson A. Dec 28, 2012

    Thanks! I'm glad you were happy with Chris. I know he had a good time playing for you and your guests. If you need a DJ in the future please contact us.

  • Stacey H. Dec 27, 2012
    The Dance Machine DJ's helped make my wedding in september a very memorable one. They were very easy to work with, and making a playlist on their website was something that made working with them a lot easier. I would recommend these guys to anyone looking to make their event a special one at a very reasonable price!!! Thanks Again Guys!!! -Stacey and Emily
    Brett Anderson A. Dec 28, 2012

    Stacey & Emily: Thank you! We enjoyed working with you. I'm glad you were happy with our service.

  • Holly C. Dec 26, 2012
    We used the Dance Machine as a DJ for our wedding reception. Tom, the DJ, did an outstanding job. He was fun, but not pushy. He ensured that everyone had music that they liked and a good variety. He even downloaded a few songs I requested (the bride) that he didn't have in his library. I would definitely recommend them. I was able to pay ahead of time, and then not have to worry about it on the big day.
    Brett Anderson A. Dec 26, 2012

    Thanks for the great review! I know Tom enjoyed playing for you and your guests. If you need a DJ in the future please contact us.


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We're honored when a customer chooses us for the first time. We'll work with them, offer suggestions when needed an we're always available to answer questions.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Our DJs have either been through a training program or many years of experience.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Yes. We usually charge a minimum that covers up to 3 hours of playing time and charge by the half hour for additional time. The minimum charge includes; DJ, coordination and emceeing of events, use of our event planning forms, sound system and dance floor lights. The amount depends on the event location and date.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Our DJs have entered the business through various avenues but all have a love for music and entertaining.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Wedding receptions, corporate events, school dances
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We perform for the annual Best Buddies International Convention every year. They're a group similar to Big Brothers Big Sisters but for mentally and physically challenged youth.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Hire only a professional who uses a contract, has excellent references and has been in business for many years.