Tips on Hiring a DJ for a School Dance


What type of events do you specialize in?

Some DJ’s do not “specialize” in school events. Some are great for certain events, such as anniversaries, but may not be the best choice for a school dance. Do you want a DJ at your dance that does not specialize in school events? Also, ask them how many school events they generally perform at each year.

Coast 2 Coast Productions specializes in school events! We are the school dance EXPERTS! We stay current with music, and know what is appropriate and what is not appropriate for school dances.

How will you make our dance FUN?

Many DJ services will tell you what they have or what they bring, but that won’t make your dance FUN. Ask them, “What will you do to make our dance successful?” Also ask them, “How do you plan to motivate our crowd?” If you want a successful dance, you have to find out what company will be the BEST for your event, not which company is the least expensive.

-Coast 2 Coast Productions makes every dance FUN. Our DJ’s are SPECIFICALLY trained for high school dances. While equipment is an important part of a successful event, the music is what makes or breaks a party. From the hottest current hits heard on the radio to those classics that get the crowd pumped up, Coast 2 Coast will keep the dance floor packed.

What type of insurance do you carry?

Believe it or not, MANY DJ companies do not carry insurance. What happens if someone gets hurt at your dance because of what the DJ did? What happens if the DJ’s equipment malfunctions during YOUR event? That’s why it’s VERY IMPORTANT to select a DJ that carries proof of insurance.

Coast 2 Coast Productions fully insures all of the equipment we own, as well as having a $1 million liability policy. We also have enough back up gear ON SITE, so your dance will NEVER end early! Note: Safety is #1 with us and we have never had an incident where our insurance policy was needed.

Finally, How Much Do You Charge For Our Event?

Again, this should be the LAST question you ask if you want your event to be a success. There are many price ranges for DJ’s. The general rule is this... if you are planning on investing less than $450 for your entertainment (for a Saturday event), than don’t be surprised if you are disappointed! If you were to simply RENT the equipment, it would cost AT LEAST $300. What does that say about a DJ that charges LESS than the normal cost of rental? If your event is a failure, it is most likely the result of a cheap DJ!

Coast 2 Coast Productions has various rates for different dates, packages, and locations. Remember the old saying, “You get what you pay for”. This is especially true in the DJ industry. We are NOT the cheapest DJ service, nor do we want to be. We are most likely one of the more expensive services in the area, but we also know what our value is to your event.

We hope these questions will help you in selecting your DJ. We hope to provide you with the quality that you deserve for your next dance. Feel free to contact us so we can discuss your next event!