These Virtual Dance Parties Mean You Can Still Live It Up at Home

published Apr 1, 2020
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Social distancing has made many people realize they took gathering together with friends for granted. It’s going to be a while before you can attend a birthday party, dance at your favorite club, or hit up the local bar to listen to some good tunes. But even so, that doesn’t mean you can’t still party in the comfort of your own home. There are several ongoing virtual parties you can tune into when you’re missing the feeling of going out.

Derrick Jones, who goes by the stage name DJ D-Nice, has begun to host daily dance parties he’s dubbed Club Quarantine via Instagram. He began his daily shows in March, and his following has grown in just a few weeks. In fact, Club Quarantine became so elite that celebs have made appearances—Rihanna, Michelle Obama, Naomi Campbell, Ava DuVernay, Halle Berry, Mary. J. Blige, and Oprah Winfrey have all attended Club Quarantine in the past few days.

You can attend Club Quarantine every day via Instagram Live. DJ D-Nice goes live at 5 p.m. ET and plays his sets from a turntable on his kitchen counter. And after the party is over, you can head to Spotify to replay the tracks DJ D-Nice spun on his “Homeschool” playlist.

Another daily dance party you might want to tune into is Club Q, a queer-focued Zoom party that starts at 9 p.m. ET every night. Club Q plays hit music and includes special guest performances by drag queens and even music icons like Charli XCX. You can gain access to Club Q by entering the daily code released on the club’s Instagram page.

Finally, Questlove of The Roots hosts a daily dance party on YouTube. He begins his livestream at 10:30 p.m. ET and plays his sets for up to six hours so you can literally dance the night away.

Tune into one of these virtual dance parties and call your friends on FaceTime. It will almost be like you’re at the club (except you’re wearing PJs).