Debbie Club dance party scheduled for Sunday

vpatton@mercedsunstar.comMarch 14, 2013 

— For those interested in kicking off their shoes and letting loose on the dance floor, the place to be this weekend is "Debbie Club."

The dance party event is scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday at the Make It Happen dance studio, 451 W. 18th St. It's an all-ages event, and admission is $2.

It is being hosted by area singer and artist Moon Trent.

The only rules of the event, according Trent, are: only music by female vocalists, participants must dance, and no post-1993 Madonna music.

"It's a salute to women in music," Trent said. "We're trying to play songs that everybody knows."

Trent said the event was inspired by Sina Sparrow, an illustrator and promoter who started holding Debbie Club events in Britain. The "Debbie Club" name is a nod to Deborah Harry, lead singer of legendary band Blondie.

A native of Denair, Trent is known in the area arts community as a singer and performer, having recently released a new album, "Silver Giraffes," on his own record label, Timmi-Kat Records.

If Sunday's event is successful, Trent said he hopes to have more Debbie Club gatherings in Merced.

"Maybe the same theme, maybe something else, like the British Invasion," he said.

Cookies and punch will be served at the event.

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