97 Reviews for Dancin' Shoes DJ & Lighting
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We met Mike after researching websites of other DJ's that we were referred to. Dancin' Shoes website was the most professional looking & we pursued a great relationship with Mike. We had an initial meeting with Mike & knew right away that he was the DJ we wanted. As our wedding date approached, Mike was extremely responsive to all our thoughts & questions and really contributed his energy & expertise to creating just the wedding of the bride & groom's dreams. I hope I have another opportunity to hire him for an event--he is totally worth his fees!
My company hired Mike for our corporate Holiday Party, We had approximately 600 people at our event just for reference. He did a fantastic job from start to finish. During setup he gave us the idea of lighting the pillars in the banquet hall, he went out of his way to get that set up and it was just the icing on the cake for his services. Just do to being busy with coordinating the event we never provided Mike with a song list until the day of the event where we threw random songs at him from Christmas music to Bollywood (I would not recommend doing this as it gave him no time to prepare but that one is on us) and he still delivered an amazing experience for our event. He played different music at the right times and transitioned very well into the dancing/party portion of our evening very well. My only critique would be the responses to emails tended to be 11 pm - 1 am ish. He is clearly a busy man with a passion for what he does and that means when he is at an event he cannot respond to emails. This is not necessarily a bad thing but just be prepared to communicate outside of normal business hours, it is well worth the talent, passion, and price. Thank you for a great experience Mike, We hope to hire you for more events in the future!
Mike is out-of-control awesome. As a groom who probably cared more about the music at our wedding than any other component of the event - I can't imagine having anyone but him do exactly the job he did. Mike is a musician and musical super-fan who has the technical skill and cross-genere encyclopedic musical knowledge to balance personal touch with crowd-pleasing tunes from beginning to end. He brought finesse, professionalism and an always-prepared philosophy from the beginning. He was also the perfect MC bringing excitement, tone, and just the right words at every announcement throughout the night. Mike is also a great human being who genuinely cared about bringing a quality experience at every interaction - because that's who he is. He provided endless advice, ideas and suggestions when asked and most importantly - brought the party!! Hire this incredible DJ and person and buckle up for the perfect soundtrack to your day!
Michael was absolutely fantastic! My husband and I were living out of state but still found Michael to be so easy to work with. He was extremely timely with his communication, very friendly and adaptable. He offered his insight based on experience but really ensured everything he was doing was in line with our vision. He did an INCREDIBLE job with the lighting. He went out of his way to get more lights and a chandelier to be able to produce what we were hoping for at a reasonable price. His MC skills were exactly what we wanted- he engaged the audience appropriately and had a good balance without talking too little or too much. But most importantly, his music was PERFECT! We told him we wanted a constant dance party and that is exactly what we got. We had so much fun and he chose the absolute best songs and also incorporated requests appropriately. We got married Labor Day weekend and still have family and friends tell us how much they loved our DJ! We are so grateful for him and his contribution to our special day!!
Michael was an an epic DJ and set up an amazing light display for our wedding reception. He had great attention to detail and made sure that we had exactly what we were hoping for. He took the time to meet with us before the wedding to go over the lighting plan, schedule of events for the evening, song requests, "do not plays" and to make sure any special requests were handled. That made us much more comfortable for the evening feeling confident that he was on top of everything. He even double checked with our whole wedding party to make sure that he pronounced everyone's first and last name correctly. Paying attention to the little things like that is a great example of what sets him apart! Will recommend to all our family and friends in need of DJ or lighting services.
Awesome DJ very personal experience did a great job keeping the party going. Highly recommend.
Mike is an awesome DJ! My husband and I were referred to Dancin Shoes by my co-worker who had Dancin Shoes as his DJ at his wedding. We really enjoyed working with Mike, he was flexible, accommodating, very communicative and super energetic! He offered his ideas and suggestions and never made us feel like that's what we had to do. Mike is our age and that was helpful because he is familiar with the songs from our generation so it was easier to pick songs. We also made an agenda for the reception and Mike helped us fill in the holes with information he needed but also with suggestions that we took him up on! While my husband and I were all over the place talking with guests, getting drinks and trying to eat - Mike kept in touch with us and helped keep the reception on the timeline that we proposed.
His setup was clean and organized, he provided some up-lighting (I've attached pictures so you can see how it lit up our venue) which helped add that last touch that we were looking for! We provided him a song list and asked him to play certain songs at certain times which he did! We told Mike to do what he normally does and if he sees a good spot to play some songs that he wanted to choose, we were totally cool with him playing what he wanted. He was very respectful of the songs he chose and was respectful of the different generations that were in attendance.
I would recommend Mike and Dancin Shoes in a heartbeat and will definitely be coming back to them for future events.
One of the best DJS I have ever used!!! I will definitely be using him in the future!
Michael was awesome! He was easy to get ahold of & great communicating. He kept the party going and I highly recommend him as a DJ.
We hired Michael and Dancin' Shoes at the suggestion of our wedding coordinator, and we are so glad we did! We were planning a wedding from the other side of the country, so it was difficult to meet with vendors, but Michael made sure he was available for an in-person meeting when I was in town several months before our wedding. He was very enthusiastic, and clearly loves what he does. That was exactly what we were looking for in a DJ. He was open to our ideas. He was very personable and easy to talk to. He also made sure to have all of our favorites cued up and ready to play. Our first dance song was a really obscure Bruce Springsteen song that isn't easy to find, but he found it. Our venue was in a small mountain town about 3 hours from Denver, and we were worried that no one would be willing to travel that far, but Michael made the trip out to this remote village. The ceremony space was outside and on a mountaintop with no power, but he brought all of his equipment up with him for the ceremony music and as well as the microphones for the officiant. It was perfect. After the ceremony, our reception was exactly what we wanted: a really fun dance party with cool lighting (also provided by Dancin' Shoes) that perfectly set the mood. So many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the reception and the music/dancing in particular. It was an incredible night! You really cannot go wrong with Michael at Dancin' Shoes!
Hi Kristin and James! Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your wedding festivities. I really enjoyed working with you guys and visiting such a gorgeous part of Colorado that I wasn't familiar with. The ceremony was gorgeous and the reception was a ton of fun. Thanks for dancing so hard! I wish you two the best in your new lives together. See you for the anniversary party!
Mike DJ'd our mountain wedding this summer and was amazing!!! He worked with me to creat the music feels for the various portions of our wedding, from cocktail our to dance party, and everything turned out great! He played a lot of requests from the crowd while throwing in older songs for the older guests and kept everyone on the dance floor all night. He also helped with additional services for A/V equipment for our ceremony with only a week's notice and charge a really excellent price. Overall Mike and phenom and we'd love to have him again!!!! Thanks Mike!!!
Michael did a fantastic job at our wedding, well done!
Hi Josh and Kathryn! Thanks for submitting a review and for the kind words! I had a blast working with you guys and entertaining at your wedding, so I am really happy that you enjoyed yourselves too! Thank you again for allowing me to be a part of such a special day in your lives. It really means a lot to me. Best wishes in your new beginning together. Cheers!
We could not have asked for a time on our big day. A big thanks to making it run so smooth was our fabulous DJ and emcee. Michael was great to be around before and during the wedding. Every single small and large request was met and was spot on. You cannot go wrong working with such a experienced and knowledgeable person. The lighting we had in our head he brought to life. Big thanks Michael- we had such a wonderful time because of you.
Hi Chris and Lindsey! Thank you for the kind words and awesome review! I absolutely loved working with you guys and helping make your wedding day so memorable. Erica is my favorite wedding planner to work with so I am thankful that she connected us. I loved the look of the market lighting alongside the blue uplighting too. I think the dance party really popped toward the end playing throwbacks like Sandstorm and Space Jam lol Cheers to you guys in your new lives together! Hit me up the next time you visit Colorado!
Mike was the best! Very responsive - we had to add outdoor lighting for photography right before the wedding and Mike was available to be there for rehearsal, get it all installed and set up, ensuring our wedding was just perfect! The music for the ceremony and the reception was on point, exactly what we agreed upon. We highly recommend DJ Mike!!!
Hi Kim and Jason! Thank you for submitting a review of my services. I couldn’t think of a more fun way to ring in the New Year than doing what I love with an awesome couple such as yourselves! It was my pleasure to help out with your ceremony lighting too… the twinkle backdrop looked gorgeous. I hope you guys are enjoying the married life so far. Cheers!
This DJ was recommended by my photographer. It was important to me that my vendors got along and were able to work together. I'm super happy I was given his information! Michael is very educated regarding music, lights and sound systems. There was zero problems with equipment and zero complications. My husband and I did the music, lighting package and I am so glad we did !!
Michael was able to set up market lighting, up lighting, his DJ equipment, and still found time to see if I liked it and compliment me! Michael has a very nice, respectable demeanor and knows how to go with flow and also gather people. He also has fun with you and gives a great energetic, happy vibe :)
Hi Liz and Kris! Thank you for taking the time to write a review of my services. I appreciate you trusting me with the additional lighting and am so happy that you loved it. I think it made Marla's photos 'pop' even more and really set the mood for the awesome dance party later on in the evening. I enjoyed working with you as well and hope you are enjoying the married life. See you at your 20 year anniversary :)
Choose this vendor! Mike was extremely helpful up front - sending us YouTube videos and an idea of an agenda to provide. Vance was our DJ - he met with us prior to go through our agenda and ask any questions. At the event - Vance had everything set up and even joined us on the dance floor! They were very friendly and I would HIGHLY recommend!
Hi Katie and Matt! Thank you for writing a review on our services. Vance absolutely loved working with you guys and jumpstarting the dance party with you. It was my pleasure to help you with ideas and a schedule too. There are lots of opinions out there, so thank you for trusting ours. I hope you guys are loving life and still finding time to dance the night away! Thanks again and best wishes from the two of us. Cheers!
We paid $2000 for 5 1/2 hours, and we did not get what we paid for. The microphone had issues at the ceremony; the people in the back could not hear; the music we agreed to was not played; and the communication was poor. We had to reach out to Mike several times for our DJ to respond when trying to coordinate a time to meet. Our guests were dancing; however, our friend personally took it upon herself to select songs with the headphones on up front, assisting the DJ, to keep people on the dance floor. We put a lot of time into making a list of our must-haves for the night, and 3 of the specific songs we asked for were played, but everything else was not customized to our likes, as was promised and discussed. The up-lighting was there; however, our friend had to choose the colors because we were never made aware of our choices and it was very inconvenient to scramble and try to meet the DJ just 3 days before the wedding to make this decision. I would say this is a -go, on, take your money and run- kinda business.
If you've made it to the end of this review, thank you for taking the time to read our response. Please take a look at all of our other awesome reviews (for both Vance and myself) and give us a chance to help kick-off your marriage with the best party of your lives. We have a very good track record and receive 75% of our business through recommendations from venues, wedding planners, photographers and guests alike because of our ability to pack the dance floor and keep things on schedule. We always cater to our couples' requests and unique style, as that is our primary focus for each and every one of our newlyweds. We do a one-month walk-thru at the venue to ensure every last detail is figured out prior to the big day - timeline, song lists and announcements, lighting details, etc. We have consistently won local and national awards as a testament to our experience and execution. Thank you for the opportunity to work with you on such a memorable and fun day in your lives. We are grateful to be doing the "work" that we do with couples all across Colorado.
OMG this guy was worth every penny. Our venue, The Golden Hotel, had a list of preferred vendors and his company was on it, I sent him an inquiry email about a year ago and we met up with him over drinks and he instantly meshed with me and my husband (woa, it's weird to write that for the first time!!) He had a really great example itinerary I basically stole and expanded, filled out with all of our music choices and sent back to him. He ran sound at the ceremony outside so guests could hear us and then MC'd the whole night, ran the shoe game, told guests when to expect the grand entrance/cake/dances etc. He kept the energy up and the dance floor packed, which was something I was originally terrified of losing early. Even our 60+ year-old parents were out dancing with us! We danced until the very end of the time we paid for with the venue. Both photographers seemed to genuinely enjoy the atmosphere and music (thanks to the DJ) and were dancing the cupid shuffle with us at one point! We are still getting compliments more than a week later from everyone who said it was the best wedding they have ever been to and we give 80% of the credit for that to Mike W, the owner. Thank you!!
I am work as an event coordinator by nature and I meet Michael at a wedding I was coordinating. He was awesome! There was no question as to who I would use when I got married! Super easy, flexible and will do anything to make your day special! He's great with the crowd and really listens to your needs/ wants! Best DJ!
Hi Jayleen and TJ! Thank you for taking the time to write a review on my services. I am flattered to have been chosen by such a great event planner such as yourself. I’m even more happy to hear that you loved the result! I thought the night went perfectly and the dance party was off the chain. I don’t think I mentioned it, but I often use your head-table lighting design as my go-to example for classy-country decor and everyone loves it. Also, the cop-cake was another original element that I still talk about to new couples. I look forward to working with you on other events in the future! Thanks again and best wishes :)
Mike is the best! He has definitely done this before, and is incredibly professional and good at what he does. The music for our wedding was absolutely perfect and he was an awesome emcee as well. The guests loved him and we heard from several guests about how great Mike was. He was very flexible about changing the vibe on the dance floor and accommodating guest requests throughout the night. Mike asked us questions about things we never would have thought of, kept us informed throughout the night and kept everything on schedule. We also had a lot of fun meeting him for beers a week before to go over schedule and song requests in detail, as he wanted to be sure we were all on the same page for the night of. Lights were beautiful as well. We highly recommend Mike to everyone!
Hi Nikki and Chris! Thank you for the kind words! I am so happy that you guys had a blast at your wedding and heard great things from your guests. I think the uplighting matched the market lighting and mountain style of A-Basin really well too. You guys are one of the cutest, most in-love couples I've ever had the pleasure of working with. I hope you're doing well and enjoying your new lives together!
Mike was phenomenal. I'm a bit of an audiophile, and had a VERY specific vision of what I wanted from a DJ. From technical expertise about his equipment, to communication and collaboration, to execution and professionalism -- DJ Dancin' Shoes nailed it all. Despite all our specifics and nitpicking, Mike still worked within our budget and provided the perfect soundscape throughout the night. He worked well with our day of coordinator to keep things moving and fill in the gaps in planning. He seamlessly worked in song requests from guests while keeping our music on theme. The gear was fantastic; wireless mics didn't cut out or produce any feedback, the PA system and stacks had excellent sound. I would absolutely recommend Mike'a services to anyone looking for a truly talented, "real" DJ that can keep the party going all night long!
we had a great experience with michael from dancin' shoes DJ! he had an amazing playlist, made especially to fit our wants. we had multiple guests compliment us on the music throughout the night, some of whom are even in the music business. he was very professional & went above & beyond to help break down at the end of the night. we would recommend them to anyone planning a special event!
If you are looking for the best DJ out there, look no further than Mike. He not only helps with picking music for your day, but he also helps with lighting that adds a nice finishing touch to the look of your reception space! He kept everyone on the floor all night, and although this was the job of our wedding planner, he kept our night organized and moving smoothly. We had so many people compliment Mike all night and tell us how wonderful he was! Our wedding was absolutely more fun because of his hard work.
Michael was absolutely amazing. He had everything we would have needed for lighting and sound with the ability to customize both just for us. He made sure that our timeline stayed on track and coordinated with our photographer and day of coordinator perfectly.
Towards the end of our party, he made sure that we had heard everything that we wanted and thoroughly enjoyed our party.
I would highly recommend this company!
We won 1/2 price on the best package at a bridal show and were still treated like royalty.
I highly recommend Michael and his services. Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without him!