What to Expect at a Downtown Phoenix Dance Party

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I know it might seem odd that the person who’s written a blog about an introvert’s night out and an introvert’s date night is now writing about dancing in a crowded room filled with strangers, but trust me, it’s actually a really good time. 

If you’ve paid even the slightest bit of attention to your Facebook feed in the past few years, you’ve probably seen people mark themselves as “interested” or “going” to themed dance parties at local venues. 

Hip hot spots like Crescent Ballroom and The Van Buren will dedicate a few nights a month to celebrate music like Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, ’90s R&B hits and more. If you’re over the age of 21, you can pay $10 (not including drinks) to do what you’ve probably done countless times alone in your room – jam out to your favorite artists for a few hours. 

Here’s what you need to do to prepare for a dance party marathon:

MAKE A GAME PLAN
I highly recommend going with three to five friends, eating dinner at a local restaurant downtown and maybe ordering a happy hour drink or two beforehand to save money. 

WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES 
When planning your outfit, I recommend skipping the six-inch heels and going for the comfy platform sneakers or broken-in sandals. Trust me, you’re not going to have a chance to sit down once you walk into the venue.

DO VOCAL WARMUPS
You will be singing your heart out all night, so before you leave, it might be beneficial to google how to warm up your voice before hours of scream-singing to your favorite songs.

HAVE FUN!
I’ve only been to a couple of dance parties, but I’ve never seen someone look upset while I was there. Enjoy your night of guilty-pleasure fun! 

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