This past Sunday CirKiz hosted a Halloween party at a popular club in New York City for kids age 6-12. This wasn’t just any Halloween party, however. The afternoon party was a chance for kids to groove to electronic dance music. This includes strobe lights, a Glow Station for making kandi bracelets and necklaces, and a 100-foot LED video wall. Additionally, the Halloween event offered both DJ and dance lessons to the nearly 400 people in attendance.
After 20 years in the industry as a DJ, Jesse Sprague and his wife Jenny Song co-founded the cutting-edge organization CirKiz. They host parties each Sunday from 1-5pm.
Our events are designed to get kids out of the house and away from screens into a stimulating sensory environment where they can get some exercise dancing, interact with other kids and have a great time.
Dance parties for children in a club-atmosphere or kid-friendly EDM events are not new. Baby Loves Disco has been touring across the United States for almost a decade with 70’s and 80’s music. Gnar-BQ, the kickoff event to the Portland International House Music Conference, is a kid-friendly daytime event, but it is held in an outdoor park, rather than a nightclub. Even after just a few events, CirKiz has already been able to establish itself as a success in the new market.
Talk about DJ schools for youth have expanded to Los Angeles, Berlin, South Korea. Will we soon see DJ schools and parties for kids in Seattle, Portland and the greater Pacific Northwest? Tell us your thoughts! Would you be willing or bring your children or younger siblings to one of these events? Would you be interested in opening up something like this near you? Share now by commenting below or on the Facebook and Twitter pages.
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