IMG_1396January 22nd, we lucked out on a potential snow storm and got a chance to rock out with Williamsport Area High School at their Winter Semi-formal “Midnight in Manhattan” in the commons area of WAHS.  All week we heard of a potential huge snow storm coming, and I just held my breath hoping we could get this dance in.  Fortunately the storm missed us.

The Dance


The Class of 2016 created a great theme for the night, “Midnight in Manhattan.”  They were able to transform the commons area with trees, city skyline drawings and a huge clock image.  The dance just didn’t feel as though it were in a high school.  The only negative of the night, with over 500 students dancing and having a great time, it was HOT!  My favorite memory of the night was courtesy of the senior class.  They do a court for the semi-formal and after announcing the juniors and bringing out all of the seniors, we had a surprise for the audience; a flash mob dance to Lean & Dabb.  The group was prepared and pulled it off perfectly.


IMG_1375We got a chance to debut our new photobooth for the students at WAHS.  Photobooths are a great addition to any party and the line for the booth never stopped all night.  I had to laugh when I heard some of the chaperones wanted to get a picture taken, but the line with the students never died down enough for them to jump in.  Our photobooth is an open-air style, with a standalone base and backdrop, allowing guests to fit more people in one picture than your typical enclosed photobooth, and able to move guests in and out at a faster pace.  Even at that, I couldn’t believe that in just 3 hours, we did over 600 pictures.

DJ Setup

IMG_1372The class of 2016 wanted to take advantage of one of our advanced lighting setups that we have available for school events.  This is something I recommend for any school event.  The extra lighting helps to raise the energy of the room, while also providing an overall better look to the event as a whole.  This isn’t your typical run of the mill DJ setup.  With moving heads, trussing, strobes and more, this lighting setup belongs to school dances.


Special Thank You

IMG_1386This is  the second year in a row I had the pleasure of working with WAHS for their semi-formal and I have say a special thank you to Ms. Spring Moore the class advisor for both years.  Her dedication to and guidance of her students helped create a party that I loved being a part of.  To make it even better, I’ll be back for prom!

WAHS Winter Semi-formal team:

  • Venue: Williamsport Area High School Commons
  • DJ/MC: D.C. Entertainment (Dan Carpenter)
  • Photobooth: D.C. Entertainment (Mike Emerick)
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  • February 5, 2016 at 11:30 am

    DC Entertainment is awesome, and I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Dan’s service to anyone! Thanks for keeping the party going!


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