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Shall We Dance Entertainment

San Gabriel , CA
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San Gabriel, CA 91776 US (map)

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323-547-6174

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What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
My style is a hybrid approach: Fun and upbeat, yet classy and romantic... I incorporate my unique personality with my entertainment talents to create a romantic and fun atmosphere!
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
No limit.
What is your usual attire?
Tuxedo or Suit and Tie
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
No.
How many other DJs do you work with?
Three
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
3 hours
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
Yes. Spanish, Filipino, Indian, Korean, and Chinese weddings
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Absolutely!
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Dance floor lighting, Fog machine, Uplighting, Custom Monogram Projection
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
I require at least an hour to set-up and a 6 ft. table from the venue
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
Yes and no
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
I go around the tables during the mealtime and take special requests. I in turn inform the requester that they are required to dance to their song when it's played. I will call them out over the mic if needed. If that doesn't work, I will engage the dance floor in an interactive line dance. Works like a charm everytime!
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We take turns taking one meal break and a bathroom break (if needed). Yes, vendor meals are always appreciated!
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Yes
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have several DJ colleagues to call upon in the event an emergency arises.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
No
What is your overtime rate?
100/hr.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
I charge $25 per 30 miles from my home office.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
50% via cash, credit card, or Paypal

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
J.D. is the best! SWD Entertainment was hired for our wedding. He is our DJ & MC and my guests told me that he did a great job! He even helped us on event planning. He is very organize and always on time on our meetings specially on our wedding.

J.D. was exceptional from start till the end of the party. All of my guests song requests was granted. We are so happy and I would definitely recommend SWD Entertainment!
J.D. is the best! SWD Entertainment was hired for our wedding. He is our DJ & MC and my guests told me that he did a great Read more...
J.D. is the best! SWD Entertainment was hired for our wedding. He is our DJ & MC and my guests told me that he did a great job! He even helped us on event planning. He is very organize and always on time on our meetings specially on our wedding.

J.D. was exceptional from start till the end of the party. All of my guests song requests was granted. We are so happy and I would definitely recommend SWD Entertainment! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.1/5.0
DJ was very professional... he is kind and understanding. he walked me right through the program and he eased my worries. He and his crew are very professional and he even got my parents to get on the dance floor. I was amazed. the kids love him and all my guests had a great time... if you are looking for someone who can take total control during your reception then he would be it... You can count on him to save the Day...

thanks Dj and God Bless.
DJ was very professional... he is kind and understanding. he walked me right through the program and he eased my worries. Read more...
DJ was very professional... he is kind and understanding. he walked me right through the program and he eased my worries. He and his crew are very professional and he even got my parents to get on the dance floor. I was amazed. the kids love him and all my guests had a great time... if you are looking for someone who can take total control during your reception then he would be it... You can count on him to save the Day...

thanks Dj and God Bless. Read less
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Coleen
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Coleen's review: JD is an incredible dj. Before the wedding he kept me updated with everything I needed to do and provided a worksheet for me to complete to ensure that I picked the song I liked. JD was flexible and answered emails in a timely manner even if it were late at night or early in the morning. He worked with my wedding oordinator, best man, maid of honor and both our parents to ensure the ceremony and reception was a time to remember. Our wedding was modern and he worked with Ricky and I and made it the most memorable day of my life. Thanks again JD!
Coleen's review: JD is an incredible dj. Before the wedding he kept me updated with everything I needed to do and provided Read more...
Coleen's review: JD is an incredible dj. Before the wedding he kept me updated with everything I needed to do and provided a worksheet for me to complete to ensure that I picked the song I liked. JD was flexible and answered emails in a timely manner even if it were late at night or early in the morning. He worked with my wedding oordinator, best man, maid of honor and both our parents to ensure the ceremony and reception was a time to remember. Our wedding was modern and he worked with Ricky and I and made it the most memorable day of my life. Thanks again JD! Read less
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Chet
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.5/5.0
J.D. from Shall We Dance Entertainment provided his excellent DJ and MC services for our wedding in Pasadena in June 2011. We had a fantastic time and the dancing and attendee involvement was really non-stop. After pauses for moments like cutting the cake and the bouquet toss the dancing and music and dancing picked promptly just as we had asked. J.D. did an excellent job picking favorites from different eras so every generation had something to get down to. He was very helpful in working with us in advance of the ceremony to help come up with the perfect list of songs for special moments. He's incredibly personable and does a superb job multitasking and handling MC duties while helping our wedding night flow wonderfully. He's a very talented singer and at our request he sang the music leading to the cake cutting ceremony. He did an excellent job coordinating with our wedding planner before and during the event to ensure we stayed on schedule, yet adapted with aplomb when we requested last minute changes of plan. J.D. worked really well with the attendees in gathering some audience requests that got everyone moving. Most importantly he helped us to cater the mood and atmosphere to exactly what we wanted. He was a wonderful choice and I would highly recommend his services.
J.D. from Shall We Dance Entertainment provided his excellent DJ and MC services for our wedding in Pasadena in June 2011. Read more...
J.D. from Shall We Dance Entertainment provided his excellent DJ and MC services for our wedding in Pasadena in June 2011. We had a fantastic time and the dancing and attendee involvement was really non-stop. After pauses for moments like cutting the cake and the bouquet toss the dancing and music and dancing picked promptly just as we had asked. J.D. did an excellent job picking favorites from different eras so every generation had something to get down to. He was very helpful in working with us in advance of the ceremony to help come up with the perfect list of songs for special moments. He's incredibly personable and does a superb job multitasking and handling MC duties while helping our wedding night flow wonderfully. He's a very talented singer and at our request he sang the music leading to the cake cutting ceremony. He did an excellent job coordinating with our wedding planner before and during the event to ensure we stayed on schedule, yet adapted with aplomb when we requested last minute changes of plan. J.D. worked really well with the attendees in gathering some audience requests that got everyone moving. Most importantly he helped us to cater the mood and atmosphere to exactly what we wanted. He was a wonderful choice and I would highly recommend his services. Read less
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whitney
Wedding:
5/20/2011
5.0/5.0
After a last minute fiasco with our original DJ, JD definitely came through and saved the day! With only 10 days before the wedding he met with us and planned out the best music ever! We got so many rave reviews about how great the music was all night long and still to this day. Only bummer was that he forgot to open up the toasts to anyone else who wanted to say something and the next day I found out my grandfather (who walked me down the aisle) had written a surprise speech he wasn't able to give. Other then that everything was AMAZING!
After a last minute fiasco with our original DJ, JD definitely came through and saved the day! With only 10 days before Read more...
After a last minute fiasco with our original DJ, JD definitely came through and saved the day! With only 10 days before the wedding he met with us and planned out the best music ever! We got so many rave reviews about how great the music was all night long and still to this day. Only bummer was that he forgot to open up the toasts to anyone else who wanted to say something and the next day I found out my grandfather (who walked me down the aisle) had written a surprise speech he wasn't able to give. Other then that everything was AMAZING! Read less
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mjb27
Wedding:
3/26/2011
4.4/5.0
JD's energy and enthusiasm made for a great wedding reception! His organization with photographers and caterer made for a worry free day. We were very pleased and would strongly recommend JD for any type of celebration.

-Matt & Carmel, Denver, CO
JD's energy and enthusiasm made for a great wedding reception! His organization with photographers and caterer made for a Read more...
JD's energy and enthusiasm made for a great wedding reception! His organization with photographers and caterer made for a worry free day. We were very pleased and would strongly recommend JD for any type of celebration.

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Jiun
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I met JD through a friend who also used him for her wedding and I knew that when i get married, he was going to be my DJ. Not only is he able to accomodate to any environment/genre, his charisma just lights up the room.

Not only our guests but we have enjoyed our wedding thanks to JD and Shall We Dance Entertainment for all their hard work.

Thank you so much and we look forward to using you for future events! We definitely want to refer you to as much people as we can!!
I met JD through a friend who also used him for her wedding and I knew that when i get married, he was going to be my DJ. Read more...
I met JD through a friend who also used him for her wedding and I knew that when i get married, he was going to be my DJ. Not only is he able to accomodate to any environment/genre, his charisma just lights up the room.

Not only our guests but we have enjoyed our wedding thanks to JD and Shall We Dance Entertainment for all their hard work.

Thank you so much and we look forward to using you for future events! We definitely want to refer you to as much people as we can!! Read less
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rjhammy
Wedding:
2/26/2011
4.9/5.0
J.D. was fantastic at our wedding! I really think one of the most important vendors to have is a good MC/DJ. JD controlled the crowd, got everyone pumped up, and really got everyone to enjoy themselves. Anyone can stand up there and play a bunch of songs, but it really takes an experienced person to do what JD does.

JD sang our first dance song at the wedding and it was perfect! He even came out a couple weeks before the wedding to sing for us so that we could practice to his singing. At the wedding, he even sang a couple of songs for us… and definitely has a great singing voice.

I originally said no conga lines or dances like the YMCA… but our Best Man convinced us to let JD play those songs. I’m so glad we agreed!! After the conga line, JD lead the YMCA and rallied everyone onto the dance floor… even my boss and my grandmother got into it. We all had a blast.
J.D. was fantastic at our wedding! I really think one of the most important vendors to have is a good MC/DJ. JD controlled Read more...
J.D. was fantastic at our wedding! I really think one of the most important vendors to have is a good MC/DJ. JD controlled the crowd, got everyone pumped up, and really got everyone to enjoy themselves. Anyone can stand up there and play a bunch of songs, but it really takes an experienced person to do what JD does.

JD sang our first dance song at the wedding and it was perfect! He even came out a couple weeks before the wedding to sing for us so that we could practice to his singing. At the wedding, he even sang a couple of songs for us… and definitely has a great singing voice.

I originally said no conga lines or dances like the YMCA… but our Best Man convinced us to let JD play those songs. I’m so glad we agreed!! After the conga line, JD lead the YMCA and rallied everyone onto the dance floor… even my boss and my grandmother got into it. We all had a blast. Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
11/19/2010
1.0/5.0
J.D. answered a Craiglist ad I posted outlining all the terms I wanted including the max amount I wanted to pay. 2 weeks before the wedding J.D. tried to get an extra $350 dollars out of me and claimed he was already giving me a 50% discount, even though he is the one that answered my ad and agreed to do it for the price I quoted. He then showed up an hour late the day of, started our grand entrance music in the wrong spot so we didn't get to do our whole dance, and he was unable to say one of our goomsman's name correctly even thought he was corrected numerous times. To top it all off, my husband got severly ill right as the food was set down and I had to take him to the hospital where he spent the next 5 days. I gave the rest of J.D.'s money to my sister to give to him after his contracted time was up yet I got a phone call about an hour before he was supposed to end from my bridesmaid stating that he was going around to all our bridal party asking where his money was. Needless to say he did not recieve a tip nor will he recieve any future business from me or my guests, as they all argreed he was a rubbish DJ anyhow.
J.D. answered a Craiglist ad I posted outlining all the terms I wanted including the max amount I wanted to pay. 2 weeks Read more...
J.D. answered a Craiglist ad I posted outlining all the terms I wanted including the max amount I wanted to pay. 2 weeks before the wedding J.D. tried to get an extra $350 dollars out of me and claimed he was already giving me a 50% discount, even though he is the one that answered my ad and agreed to do it for the price I quoted. He then showed up an hour late the day of, started our grand entrance music in the wrong spot so we didn't get to do our whole dance, and he was unable to say one of our goomsman's name correctly even thought he was corrected numerous times. To top it all off, my husband got severly ill right as the food was set down and I had to take him to the hospital where he spent the next 5 days. I gave the rest of J.D.'s money to my sister to give to him after his contracted time was up yet I got a phone call about an hour before he was supposed to end from my bridesmaid stating that he was going around to all our bridal party asking where his money was. Needless to say he did not recieve a tip nor will he recieve any future business from me or my guests, as they all argreed he was a rubbish DJ anyhow. Read less
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Shall We Dance Entertainment responded with the following comments:

This bride was difficult from the beginning. I was informed the day before the wedding I needed to be at the venue to set-up 3 hours prior to the ceremony, hence my asking for "wait time" and lodging compensation. When she refused, I took it upon myself to make special arrangements with the venue to avoid the early reception set-up. Upon arrival, I inquired as to why there was negativity in the air and was informed that her make-up artist was a "no-show." So she was irrate before the festivities even started, literally making the groom sick. Although I arrived a little behind schedule due to two traffic accidents, I still managed to be set-up and start the reception ON TIME. I simply asked the Best Man and Maid of Honor for the balance due as the Bride and Groom had abruptly left the reception for the hospital. As for the introductions for the Grand Entrance, I suggested first names only as the names were hard to pronounce, of which the bride rejected leaving me no choice but to try. In my many years in the industry, this particular bride was THE FIRST "unhappy one." If your make-up artist didn't show and your hubby got sick and had to leave you'd be pretty upset too.
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MC2theJ
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
JD and Shall We Dance Entertainment is a must have at your wedding reception. We enjoyed his performance in our cousin's wedding and we automatically knew that we wanted him at ours. He keeps the momentum going and is very interactive with the room. He catered to our every need and continuously still has rave reviews from my friends and family. I've recommended him to all my family and friends who are planning to be married. He has a beautiful voice too! He sang the ballad to my father/daughter dance. Very memorable!
JD and Shall We Dance Entertainment is a must have at your wedding reception. We enjoyed his performance in our cousin's Read more...
JD and Shall We Dance Entertainment is a must have at your wedding reception. We enjoyed his performance in our cousin's wedding and we automatically knew that we wanted him at ours. He keeps the momentum going and is very interactive with the room. He catered to our every need and continuously still has rave reviews from my friends and family. I've recommended him to all my family and friends who are planning to be married. He has a beautiful voice too! He sang the ballad to my father/daughter dance. Very memorable! Read less
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