DJ Rich Ellis had the opportunity to perform at Anya’s Bat Mitzvah Party at the Laurelhurst Club in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
The ceremony was also held in the same venue from 4:30pm to just after 6:00pm. Since I was setting up in the same area where most of the guests were seated for the ceremony, I waited outside with the caterer so we could quickly come inside and setup as the room was being turned for the reception.
I had background music playing by 6:40pm. After about 30 minutes of that, many guests had already started dancing.
We then took a 20 minute break for toasts before restarting the dance floor with “The Hora” that got everyone else out of their chairs to begin a great night of dancing.
The floor was busy for nearly every song from start to finish and the 60+ guests in attendance brought the energy for big hit songs “Happy”, “Uptown Funk” and “Party In The USA”, plus the family’s requests for “Dancing Queen”, “Burning Down The House” and “Hey Ya”.
Mazel Tov Anya and thank you mom Shelley for choosing PRO DJs.