Imagine a dance universe, that is “a parallel dance universe”, where all the songs of the past and present are the same, but the DJ’s perspective choices and mixes are different. Then imagine that DJ lands right here on Sunday night at the Berkeley Barefoot Boogie dance studio. Well, it happened last night! …and with that thought in mind, here is a look at Katherine Glasa’s DJ bio and review the opening night:
One of the things that make Barefoot Boogie a true “dancer’s Dance studio” is the variety of music you dance to. And within those endless genres, and within the decades, and within those DJ choices lies the successful Barefoot Boogie DJ difference: songs with multiple beats/rhythms hidden beneath the main layer. And with the “club type Boom-Boom bass” gone, the dancers can choose the dance they want, dancing alone, with partners, or with the whole room.
Such was this Sunday night. DJ Katherine played a true dancer’s mix from the opening stretch at 7:30 to the flying middle onto the 11 PM end. A long set by any standard. On her variety, she has “special finds” from ethereal to disco you’ve never heard to Rolling Stones. As dancers, we hit that floor and moved to genres and special selections that let us display all our moves and work out that energy. And surprise, many songs had words! Something new compared to other studios such as Ecstatic Dance Jam Journey types.
Dancers were still moving right up to the last hurrah and applause. A great opening night for DJ Katherine, she fits right into the Barefoot Boogie variety of danceable songs “actually being danced to”. Where has she been until tonight? Who knows, possibly that parallel universe thing again...?