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Dance Syndicate Entertainment The Wedding Celebration Specialists

Temple City , CA
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Temple City, CA 91780 US (map)

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800-910-0435

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Welcome & Congratulations

Thank you for looking us up on WeddingWire.com. Our company is made up of expert disc jockeys and masters of ceremony that will host your event with... Read more
Welcome & Congratulations

Thank you for looking us up on WeddingWire.com. Our company is made up of expert disc jockeys and masters of ceremony that will host your event with elegance, fun and class as well as pack the dancefloor. Our music library caters to every genre and generation so everyone has the opportunity to party with you.

We joined this great industry since 1984 and have enjoyed that longevity due to our passion for music, great parties and making peoples dreams come true. We are here today because of the referrals from the couples who we have had the pleasure of entertaining and from other venues/vendors that value us as a hrad working company that really cares about its clients the success of their party. We are highly skilled many different types of occasion but our specialty is in formal events such as weddings, bar & bat mitzvah & corporate parties. We are excited to be a part of your special party so please contact us, a great celebration is only a phone call away.

Mission Statement
We pledge to give our customers all that we have to give, always 100% of efforts and skills and then look for new ways to exceed their expectations.
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What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What services do you offer?
Bilingual MC, Consultation, Do-Not-Play List, Karaoke, Liability Insurance, MC, One Event/Day
What additional equipment do you offer?
Disco Ball, Flat Screen, Microphones, Photobooth, Projector, Sound/PA System, Uplighting

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Alex
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
My wife and I got married on October 1, 2016 at Castle Green in Pasadena, CA and needed a DJ for our event. We interviewed several vendors but never fit what we need because they were either: too expensive, not responsive and late, or their styles seem fake (throwing in a fake English accent when they lived in America since they were born). We ended up interviewing John Villa, a friend's friend for the gig. Not only did he offer DJing our event, he also was able to offer us lighting, and be our officiant as well (he was ordained in California)! So he was a one stop shop to take care of 3 things at once!

So when we did the interview, we realized he was just as sarcastic and had a sick sense of humor like my wife and myself. It made conversation much easier and comfortable that we could talk about cupping each other balls (I have no idea how that got in the conversation). That being put aside, he is also a perfectionist like myself and wants to know detail by detail, line by line, about everything. He also acted similar to a wedding coordinator and has great ideas on how to make everything flow seamless. For example, we ended up doing a grand entrance for the bridal party as well as the bride and groom. Rather than going back to our seats, he had us stay there, do a group photo (as he mentioned that most of the time you don't get good pictures after the ceremony cause everyone is doing their own thing), and then shoot to the first dance as all the gusts have already been seated and facing the dance floor. This is just ONE example of the tricks of his sleeve to make things seamless.

He went along with everything we had to say. He had great opinions on certain things but we didn't use all of them. But since we had a Vietnamese wedding with Vietnamese names, he learned the names with us (btw, he's not Vietnamese) and did a great job of learning them. We wanted to roast our bridal party and he helped us put together jokes that caught everyone off guard
My wife and I got married on October 1, 2016 at Castle Green in Pasadena, CA and needed a DJ for our event. We interviewed Read more...
My wife and I got married on October 1, 2016 at Castle Green in Pasadena, CA and needed a DJ for our event. We interviewed several vendors but never fit what we need because they were either: too expensive, not responsive and late, or their styles seem fake (throwing in a fake English accent when they lived in America since they were born). We ended up interviewing John Villa, a friend's friend for the gig. Not only did he offer DJing our event, he also was able to offer us lighting, and be our officiant as well (he was ordained in California)! So he was a one stop shop to take care of 3 things at once!

So when we did the interview, we realized he was just as sarcastic and had a sick sense of humor like my wife and myself. It made conversation much easier and comfortable that we could talk about cupping each other balls (I have no idea how that got in the conversation). That being put aside, he is also a perfectionist like myself and wants to know detail by detail, line by line, about everything. He also acted similar to a wedding coordinator and has great ideas on how to make everything flow seamless. For example, we ended up doing a grand entrance for the bridal party as well as the bride and groom. Rather than going back to our seats, he had us stay there, do a group photo (as he mentioned that most of the time you don't get good pictures after the ceremony cause everyone is doing their own thing), and then shoot to the first dance as all the gusts have already been seated and facing the dance floor. This is just ONE example of the tricks of his sleeve to make things seamless.

He went along with everything we had to say. He had great opinions on certain things but we didn't use all of them. But since we had a Vietnamese wedding with Vietnamese names, he learned the names with us (btw, he's not Vietnamese) and did a great job of learning them. We wanted to roast our bridal party and he helped us put together jokes that caught everyone off guard Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
7/23/2016
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend using DJ John Villa. He DJd our wedding, my cousins wedding, and my sisters wedding. Each one was such a blast! John knows how to get the party started, keep it going, and make some moments very magical. He will go above and beyond and makes a great connection with you. He is incredibly organized and I put my full faith in him- he was amazing!
We highly recommend using DJ John Villa. He DJd our wedding, my cousins wedding, and my sisters wedding. Each one was such Read more...
We highly recommend using DJ John Villa. He DJd our wedding, my cousins wedding, and my sisters wedding. Each one was such a blast! John knows how to get the party started, keep it going, and make some moments very magical. He will go above and beyond and makes a great connection with you. He is incredibly organized and I put my full faith in him- he was amazing! Read less
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Toni
Wedding:
5/7/2016
5.0/5.0
John Villa did an amazing job with our wedding! He made sure it was fun and stayed on track! He is amazing at what he does and I would highly recommend him to anyone!!
John Villa did an amazing job with our wedding! He made sure it was fun and stayed on track! He is amazing at what he does Read more...
John Villa did an amazing job with our wedding! He made sure it was fun and stayed on track! He is amazing at what he does and I would highly recommend him to anyone!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
This is a review for John and Dance Syndicate for the outstanding service we received for our wedding that took place in October, 2015. We had the great pleasure of working with John and booked his services 7 months before our event. He was referred to us by my mom and sister which witnessed John's quality of service as DJ during my mom's holiday party. From the moment we spoke to him on the phone to learn about his services to the day of our wedding, he not only delivered what he promised but also helped make the entire crazy wedding experience a more relaxed, organized and less stressful one. He has 20+ years experience and we really felt at ease and knew we could count on him. He is truly a great MC, great DJ and extremely reliable person. He was willing to work with our tight budget and always provided great service and was quick at responding when we had questions. He day of was amazing! Great ceremony music he helped us choose, sound was on point, and then followed a reception to remember for years to come - awesome music that kept guests dancing and talking about for days, fun games during dinner, outstanding reception coordination and excellent equipment and lighting. John, I hope you are reading this: we are forever grateful for you being part of our special day and for making it extra memorable. Thank you!!!
This is a review for John and Dance Syndicate for the outstanding service we received for our wedding that took place in Read more...
This is a review for John and Dance Syndicate for the outstanding service we received for our wedding that took place in October, 2015. We had the great pleasure of working with John and booked his services 7 months before our event. He was referred to us by my mom and sister which witnessed John's quality of service as DJ during my mom's holiday party. From the moment we spoke to him on the phone to learn about his services to the day of our wedding, he not only delivered what he promised but also helped make the entire crazy wedding experience a more relaxed, organized and less stressful one. He has 20+ years experience and we really felt at ease and knew we could count on him. He is truly a great MC, great DJ and extremely reliable person. He was willing to work with our tight budget and always provided great service and was quick at responding when we had questions. He day of was amazing! Great ceremony music he helped us choose, sound was on point, and then followed a reception to remember for years to come - awesome music that kept guests dancing and talking about for days, fun games during dinner, outstanding reception coordination and excellent equipment and lighting. John, I hope you are reading this: we are forever grateful for you being part of our special day and for making it extra memorable. Thank you!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
John is the best DJ that we could've asked for our wedding day. He did both our ceremony and reception, which were in two different locations. John made everything work and run very smoothly. Our guests loved him and the fact that he did not let the party stop, he kept the ball rolling ALL NIGHT! He definitely went above and beyond for us; we are really greatful for having him as our DJ. He is definitely not just like any other DJ, you can tell that this isn't just a hobby for him this is his passion and he loves what he does. If you're shopping around for a DJ give John a chance you won't regret it! Alway Steven and Jessica<3
John is the best DJ that we could've asked for our wedding day. He did both our ceremony and reception, which were in two Read more...
John is the best DJ that we could've asked for our wedding day. He did both our ceremony and reception, which were in two different locations. John made everything work and run very smoothly. Our guests loved him and the fact that he did not let the party stop, he kept the ball rolling ALL NIGHT! He definitely went above and beyond for us; we are really greatful for having him as our DJ. He is definitely not just like any other DJ, you can tell that this isn't just a hobby for him this is his passion and he loves what he does. If you're shopping around for a DJ give John a chance you won't regret it! Alway Steven and Jessica<3 Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
People are still talking about how great the music was at our wedding! John did an amazing job of helping us with music selection, playing the right thing at the right time - hitting our cues, and NOT playing the cheesy stuff. He was a pleasure to work with at every meeting we had with him prior to the wedding - really made it easy. He even set up a second sound system and did extra lighting for us without asking. Really made our night special - Definitely recommend him.
People are still talking about how great the music was at our wedding! John did an amazing job of helping us with music Read more...
People are still talking about how great the music was at our wedding! John did an amazing job of helping us with music selection, playing the right thing at the right time - hitting our cues, and NOT playing the cheesy stuff. He was a pleasure to work with at every meeting we had with him prior to the wedding - really made it easy. He even set up a second sound system and did extra lighting for us without asking. Really made our night special - Definitely recommend him. Read less
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Bridgit
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
We were so FORTUNATE to have John Villa as our DJ/Emcee at our daughter's wedding. From the pre-planning sessions, hearing what the couple wanted, and being flexible throughout the day of the wedding truly made the experience so seamless. John was extraordinarily professional, listened to what our daughter wanted while providing wonderful insight and suggestions on how we could make the day even more special. Throughout the day he continually checked in with us to make sure that things were going well, if we needed something more from him, and he went out of his way to ensure that we were enjoying ourselves. John made certain that the timeline was adhered to, never allowing a lull in the action.The dance floor was never empty due to John's ability to judge the reaction of the guests and changing the music if necessary. His selection of music was fantastic and he made sure it crossed the generations. As an Emcee, John got the crowd excited, had them involved in so many ways, from the entrance to the bouquet toss, he managed the entire reception. We cannot begin to tell you the number of people who told us DURING the reception how fabulous our DJ was, and a few days later, John is still referenced as being the best DJ/Emcee they have ever heard. We would hire John again in a heartbeat. John is so attentive, very knowledgeable, super easy-going, tremendously personable, and never once made the event about him - - it was always about our daughter and her husband . We HIGHLY RECOMMEND John for any event you are planning. John we are incredibly grateful for your thoughtfulness and diligence in providing Caitlin, Ryan, and all of our guests a truly memorable wedding/reception experience.
We were so FORTUNATE to have John Villa as our DJ/Emcee at our daughter's wedding. From the pre-planning sessions, hearing Read more...
We were so FORTUNATE to have John Villa as our DJ/Emcee at our daughter's wedding. From the pre-planning sessions, hearing what the couple wanted, and being flexible throughout the day of the wedding truly made the experience so seamless. John was extraordinarily professional, listened to what our daughter wanted while providing wonderful insight and suggestions on how we could make the day even more special. Throughout the day he continually checked in with us to make sure that things were going well, if we needed something more from him, and he went out of his way to ensure that we were enjoying ourselves. John made certain that the timeline was adhered to, never allowing a lull in the action.The dance floor was never empty due to John's ability to judge the reaction of the guests and changing the music if necessary. His selection of music was fantastic and he made sure it crossed the generations. As an Emcee, John got the crowd excited, had them involved in so many ways, from the entrance to the bouquet toss, he managed the entire reception. We cannot begin to tell you the number of people who told us DURING the reception how fabulous our DJ was, and a few days later, John is still referenced as being the best DJ/Emcee they have ever heard. We would hire John again in a heartbeat. John is so attentive, very knowledgeable, super easy-going, tremendously personable, and never once made the event about him - - it was always about our daughter and her husband . We HIGHLY RECOMMEND John for any event you are planning. John we are incredibly grateful for your thoughtfulness and diligence in providing Caitlin, Ryan, and all of our guests a truly memorable wedding/reception experience. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting & Decor
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William
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough great things about John Villa and Dance Syndicate Entertainment. John is a true professional and one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. My husband and I were planning a wedding reception for our one year wedding anniversary and we had a lounge/club theme in mind. We wanted to make sure that we had a music list that spoke to the different generations that were going to be there, plus represent our own tastes in music. John was very receptive and had a lot of great suggestions for play lists. We were able to give him some song selections so he could get an idea of what we were going for and he was able to run with it and build a great selection of songs for the party. All night during our reception, all we received were complement after complement on how great the music variety was and how the majority of the crowd were on the dance floor almost all the time. He was very good about judging the crowds and switching up the music to get the crowd going again. In addition to his great DJ skills, he was very instrumental in being our Emcee during the first portion of our reception. He got the crowd excited during our entry, he read a great introduction for our first dance and found a great instrumental version of our favorite song to play when we renewed our wedding vows in front of our family and friends. When you hire John, you're not just getting a great DJ or Emcee, you're getting someone who is reliable, attentive, friendly and a true professional. You won't go wrong with John. We highly recommend him and will continue to do so to all of our family and friends. Thanks John for making our night a memorable one.
We can't say enough great things about John Villa and Dance Syndicate Entertainment. John is a true professional and one Read more...
We can't say enough great things about John Villa and Dance Syndicate Entertainment. John is a true professional and one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. My husband and I were planning a wedding reception for our one year wedding anniversary and we had a lounge/club theme in mind. We wanted to make sure that we had a music list that spoke to the different generations that were going to be there, plus represent our own tastes in music. John was very receptive and had a lot of great suggestions for play lists. We were able to give him some song selections so he could get an idea of what we were going for and he was able to run with it and build a great selection of songs for the party. All night during our reception, all we received were complement after complement on how great the music variety was and how the majority of the crowd were on the dance floor almost all the time. He was very good about judging the crowds and switching up the music to get the crowd going again. In addition to his great DJ skills, he was very instrumental in being our Emcee during the first portion of our reception. He got the crowd excited during our entry, he read a great introduction for our first dance and found a great instrumental version of our favorite song to play when we renewed our wedding vows in front of our family and friends. When you hire John, you're not just getting a great DJ or Emcee, you're getting someone who is reliable, attentive, friendly and a true professional. You won't go wrong with John. We highly recommend him and will continue to do so to all of our family and friends. Thanks John for making our night a memorable one. Read less
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Aley
Wedding:
1/31/2015
5.0/5.0
I shopped around for a wedding DJ/ MC for our wedding ceremony and reception, and I found a guy I thought seemed great and professional. After a little back and forth conversing, something felt off about that guy. To keep my options open, I asked our venue for their preferred DJ/ MC. Lo and behold, they gave me John Villa’s info. I called John to see how he compared, not trying to pit them against each other. Even if I had gone with the other DJ, John was supportive of whatever direction I went and told me to call him anytime if I had questions. Even if I didn’t hire him. Suffice it to say, we went with John. I met him later at a bridal show in Whittier. I can’t review the other entertainers at Dance Syndicate, but I could not be more satisfied and thrilled that John was the one at our wedding. Here’s a list of his characteristics that make him an amazing guy to work with. He is
Positive
Hilarious
Sweet
Flexible
Genuine
Honest
Accommodating
Fun
Easy Going
Detailed
Timely
Comforting/ Supportive
These are just some of the qualities that you will notice right off the bat. He takes care of the bride he works with, and he really helps you out if you’re feeling overwhelmed!
He provides up-lighting and GOBO’s if you want (which he can help tailor to your colors), and he can really help to bring the room together with spotlights etc. He was continuously asking me if I needed any extra set up help before the ceremony (Again, he’s amazing!), and even though I didn’t, I was more relaxed that day knowing I had the extra support.
My husband raves about how he kept everybody moving on the dance floor (even dancing up on stage along with the crowd), seamlessly transitioned for music and events (garter toss, cake cutting, toasts), and how easy he is to talk to and work with even throughout the craziness of the wedding day.

If you want vendors you will love before, during, and after the wedding (or any event), you will not go wrong with John Villa!
I shopped around for a wedding DJ/ MC for our wedding ceremony and reception, and I found a guy I thought seemed great and Read more...
I shopped around for a wedding DJ/ MC for our wedding ceremony and reception, and I found a guy I thought seemed great and professional. After a little back and forth conversing, something felt off about that guy. To keep my options open, I asked our venue for their preferred DJ/ MC. Lo and behold, they gave me John Villa’s info. I called John to see how he compared, not trying to pit them against each other. Even if I had gone with the other DJ, John was supportive of whatever direction I went and told me to call him anytime if I had questions. Even if I didn’t hire him. Suffice it to say, we went with John. I met him later at a bridal show in Whittier. I can’t review the other entertainers at Dance Syndicate, but I could not be more satisfied and thrilled that John was the one at our wedding. Here’s a list of his characteristics that make him an amazing guy to work with. He is
Positive
Hilarious
Sweet
Flexible
Genuine
Honest
Accommodating
Fun
Easy Going
Detailed
Timely
Comforting/ Supportive
These are just some of the qualities that you will notice right off the bat. He takes care of the bride he works with, and he really helps you out if you’re feeling overwhelmed!
He provides up-lighting and GOBO’s if you want (which he can help tailor to your colors), and he can really help to bring the room together with spotlights etc. He was continuously asking me if I needed any extra set up help before the ceremony (Again, he’s amazing!), and even though I didn’t, I was more relaxed that day knowing I had the extra support.
My husband raves about how he kept everybody moving on the dance floor (even dancing up on stage along with the crowd), seamlessly transitioned for music and events (garter toss, cake cutting, toasts), and how easy he is to talk to and work with even throughout the craziness of the wedding day.

If you want vendors you will love before, during, and after the wedding (or any event), you will not go wrong with John Villa! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Andres and Carolina Marquez-Canal
Wedding:
12/13/2014
4.8/5.0
My husband and I hired John to do our wedding 12.13.14 and he was amazing! Not only did he know how to take care of us but he got the party started and the lighting was out of this world. My husband and I waited 11 years to get married and wanted this to be extremely special and it was. You can't go wrong with John Villa, he's extremely caring, honest, straight forward and will make your dreams come true!

Thank you John for the amazing VIP service!

Andres and Carolina Marquez-Canal
My husband and I hired John to do our wedding 12.13.14 and he was amazing! Not only did he know how to take care of us but Read more...
My husband and I hired John to do our wedding 12.13.14 and he was amazing! Not only did he know how to take care of us but he got the party started and the lighting was out of this world. My husband and I waited 11 years to get married and wanted this to be extremely special and it was. You can't go wrong with John Villa, he's extremely caring, honest, straight forward and will make your dreams come true!

Thank you John for the amazing VIP service!

Andres and Carolina Marquez-Canal Read less
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