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The Knot Best of Weddings

Something 2 Dance 2 is pleased to announce they have been selected as a 2016 Winner of The Knot Best of Weddings for DJ Entertainment in the Chicagoland area!

In 2016, only 2% of the 250,000 local wedding professionals listed on The Knot have received this distinguishable accolade.  Winners represent the best of the best for wedding planning professionals.

Something 2 Dance 2 is also a member of The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame!  This exclusive award recognizes less than 1% of wedding professionals across the country that have had the honor of being named Best of Weddings four times.

Something 2 Dance 2 has been a Pick of The Knot Best of Weddings in 2007, 2008, 2008/2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and now in 2016.

WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award

Something 2 Dance 2 is thrilled to announce that we’ve been selected as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award ® 2016 for Wedding DJ Entertainment in the Chicagoland area!

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award ® 2016 recognizes the top 5% of wedding professionals who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.

Something 2 Dance 2 has been a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice (formerly Bride’s Choice) Award Winner in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and now in 2016. WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award 2016

Something 2 Dance 2 & Elegant Event Lighting Anniversary Party

Something 2 Dance 2 and our sister company, Elegant Event Lighting, hosted our Anniversary Party on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015.

We loved welcoming our vendor friends and clients to celebrate one year in our Design Showroom!

Click here to see all of our Anniversary Party photos courtesy of Just Love Me Photography!

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors: Just Love Me Photography, Revel DécorAFR FurnitureMidwest Event SolutionsMaggiano’s SchaumburgDelish CakesToo Chic & Little Shab Design Studio, Inc. & Town & Country Gardens!

American Disc Jockey Association

Jay Sims is a co-founder of the Chicago Chapter of the American Disc Jockey Association (ADJA) in 2004. In 2008, he continued his role on the board of directors by taking over the Membership Secretary position in charge of all membership. The ADJA is committed to helping other DJs build and grow their business. At our annual convention in February 2006, the Chicago Chapter was named ‘Chapter of the Year’ for leading the country in number of members and our philanthropic support of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. As a board member, Jay is integral in increasing membership and raising the perception and professionalism of the Mobile Disc Jockey. In 2008, Jay and the Chicago ADJA Board spearheaded a series of panel discussions for 3 consecutive months to bring together Photographers, Videographers and Catering Managers. This question and answer format focused on the importance of working together as a team to provide the best service each and every bride and groom deserves on their wedding day. Jay was the moderator and was praised for his innovation, diplomacy and continued drive to improve our industry. As of 2015, Jay is a continued proud member of the association and enjoys sharing with other great colleagues in the Chicagoland DJ Market.

“Talkin’ Bride with Tamara”

Tamara Sims is an accomplished writer.  Her monthly column “Talkin’ Bride with Tamara” is featured in the industry publication Disc Jockey News founded by Minnesota DJ John Young.  Tamara loves connecting with fellow DJ’s in the United States and around the world through her writing by sharing her experiences in the wedding industry in a positive, comical way.

Mobile Beat Conference Speaker | Something 2 Dance 2

Mobile Beat Conference Speaker

Jay’s national recognition with the ADJA allowed him to be honored to present a seminar at a National Convention in February 2009 to over 1000 DJs. Jay presented ‘A Wedding Ceremony … It’s not just walking down the aisle’

According to a 2014 Knot.com statistic, 72% of couples choose to have their wedding ceremony at the same venue as the reception. Jay presented on how to be an integral part of the Bride’s Ceremony just like the reception and develop comprehensive time lines, attend rehearsals and provide sound support.

Northwestern University Dance Marathon

The Northwestern University Dance Marathon (DM) is the largest student-run philanthropic event in the country. From September to March, thousands of students volunteer their time and energy to raise money for charity. These year long efforts culminate in one spectacular weekend where hundreds of students dance for 30 straight hours while thousands of visitors from all across Chicagoland and beyond cheer them on.

Northwestern Dance Marathon | Something 2 Dance 2
For the past 20 years, Jay Sims has been the sole DJ for all 30 hours, in charge of keeping 1200 college students dancing! Jay got his start during his Senior year at Northwestern University in 1997 and has been performing ever since.

In 2016, Jay made the 600 hour club for being the Dance Marathon for the past 20 Years!

DM 2016 took place in March and raised $1,201,000 for Evanston Community Foundation and Blessings in a Backpack!

Since its inaugural year, Dance Marathon has raised over $17 million for more than 30 different charitable organizations.

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