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Dallas YPs prove they've got the moves at first-ever Silent Disco

Dallas YPs prove they've got the moves at first-ever Silent Disco

1.	Hunter Heres, Alex Flores, Julie Ellis, Laura Ailshire, Bruno Dujmovic, YFWC Silent Disco
Hunter Heres, Alex Flores, Julie Ellis, Laura Ailshire, Bruno Dujmovic Photo by George Fiala
26.	Kristen Johnson, Laura Reeder, Jane Rozelle, Lauren Mason, YFWC Silent Disco Party
Kristen Johnson, Laura Reeder, Jane Rozelle, Lauren Mason Photo by George Fiala
4.	Lauren Johnson, Donovan England, YFWC Silent Disco Party
Lauren Johnson, Donovan England Photo by George Fiala
16.	Jody Warner, Melissa Martinez, Kendall Maxwell, YFWC Sileny Disco Party
Jody Warner, Melissa Martinez, Kendall Maxwell Photo by George Fiala
28.	Julia Wood, Thy Houng, Josh Barron, Zach Heard, Logan May, Stephanie Plaisted, YFWC Sileny Disco Party
Julia Wood, Thy Houng, Josh Barron, Zach Heard, Logan May, Stephanie Plaisted Photo by George Fiala
22.	Tricia Adams, Rachel Knight, Ashley Chaddick, Margaret Gonzalez, YFWC Silent Disco
Tricia Adams, Rachel Knight, Ashley Chaddick, Margaret Gonzalez Photo by George Fiala
David Edwards, Casey Crossland, Frances Ferguson, YFWC Sileny Disco
David Edwards, Casey Crossland, Frances Ferguson Photo by George Fiala
27.	Seth Elder, Dillion Vedral, Warren Irwin, YFWC Silent Disco
Seth Elder, Dillion Vedral, Warren Irwin Photo by George Fiala
23.	Kiley Candelari, Vodi Cook, Allison Anders, YFWC Silent Disco
Kiley Candelari, Vodi Cook, Allison Ander Photo by George Fiala
1.	Hunter Heres, Alex Flores, Julie Ellis, Laura Ailshire, Bruno Dujmovic, YFWC Silent Disco
26.	Kristen Johnson, Laura Reeder, Jane Rozelle, Lauren Mason, YFWC Silent Disco Party
4.	Lauren Johnson, Donovan England, YFWC Silent Disco Party
16.	Jody Warner, Melissa Martinez, Kendall Maxwell, YFWC Sileny Disco Party
28.	Julia Wood, Thy Houng, Josh Barron, Zach Heard, Logan May, Stephanie Plaisted, YFWC Sileny Disco Party
22.	Tricia Adams, Rachel Knight, Ashley Chaddick, Margaret Gonzalez, YFWC Silent Disco
David Edwards, Casey Crossland, Frances Ferguson, YFWC Sileny Disco
27.	Seth Elder, Dillion Vedral, Warren Irwin, YFWC Silent Disco
23.	Kiley Candelari, Vodi Cook, Allison Anders, YFWC Silent Disco

More than 300 young professionals showed Dallas how to party for a cause during the Silent Disco at Candleroom, a first-time fundraiser for the Wilkinson Center.

Upon entering the nightclub, charitable attendees —including Laura Ailshire, Katie Cooke, Ryan Burris, Allison Abrahams, Julie Kim and Chris McColpin — bought gift bags filled with light-up glow glasses, necklaces and bracelets. The party swag complemented the venue itself, which was equipped with fluorescent lights and neon tape on the walls.

So how does a silent disco work? Each person received a set of headphones with three different frequencies; depending on the frequency chosen, the headphones would light up in the color that corresponded to a DJ who was spinning at that moment. Six DJs — Bryan Turner, DJ Inski, Black Market Pharmacy, Luis Sanchez, DJ Soulja and Fitz Lauder — played two sets of three.

It was called a silent disco because there was no music playing in the background when people took off their headphones. Only these Dallas YPs could come up with something so clever.

There was also a raffle that included prizes coveted by this crowd: a private party and VIP reservation at Candleroom, as well as a custom sport coat and shirt from Knot Standard. All told, the Young Friends of the Wilkinson Center raised $7,000 at this inaugural event.

The Wilkinson Center is a leading poverty rescue and prevention agency for the working poor, serving more than 14,000 people annually, mainly in East and Southeast Dallas.