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Step By Step Professional DJ & MC Services

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Shawn Walsh is the owner of Step By Step Professional DJ & MC Services, a DJ business located in Whitby, Ontario. Step By Step Pro DJ is a member of the Whitby Chamber Of Commerce and the CPDJA (Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association). Shawn has been DJing for countless years through his performances in weddings, corporate events, nightclubs, boat cruises, school events, radio appearances, and private parties. His company covers several music genres, such as country, electronic, hip-hop, international, jazz, oldies, and pop.

Services offered

Step by Step is fully insured and also offers services such as master of ceremonies, a do-not-play list, and more. A complete wedding package can also be provided that includes a free consultation before the event. This package covers eight hours of DJ and MC services as well as the following services: -

  • Setup done before the arrival of guests
  • DJ console with two speakers on stands
  • One semi-intelligent dancing light
  • One wireless microphone with batteries
  • Access to the online client area

The package also includes MC duties for the evening for general announcement and activity facilitation. Various add-ons are also available, including ceremony coverage that includes a separate speaker on a stand, a wireless microphone, background music, and more. An open air photo booth is also available. The photo booth option offers unlimited printing of photos on-site, fun props, and an online gallery after the event. Lighting and technology add-ons are also available if needed. The additional lighting and technology available includes: -

  • LED upwall lighting in any colour
  • Two moving head intelligent lights on truss
  • Star ball/disco ball effect
  • Custom name gobo
  • Projector and screen rental
  • Slideshow created with music
  • Dry ice for first dance
  • Live musician

Other services

Packages are also provided for corporate events, along with MC services if required. School dances, proms, fundraisers, and other events are also covered by the business. Shawn also provides DJ lessons for interested students. In these lessons, Shawn covers: -

  • Beat match with different genres of music
  • MC for events such as weddings, clubs, corporate, schools, and more
  • Using digital programs to DJ, including file transfers and music organization
  • Scratching and effect uses
  • Mixer techniques
  • Recording live and in studio

Highlights

Music Genres

Country, hip hop, jazz, oldies, pop, soul/R&B, rock, international

DJ Services

MC, consultation, do-not-play list, liability insurance

Starting Price - DJ Services

$999

More information

What additional equipment do you offer?

Microphones
Photobooth
Projector
Sound/PA system
Uplighting

What is included in starting price?

MC
Consultation
Microphones
Sound/PA system

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,202

What is included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

MC
Consultation
Microphones
Sound/PA system

What is the starting price for uplighting?

$200
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    Derek D. Married on 25/09/2021
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    Exactly what we hoped for

    We had Jason for our wedding and with his experience as a DJ he gave us exactly what we hoped for. He had the ability to read the room and play what our guests would enjoy and kept the dancefloor moving. He worked professionally with our MC and venue coordinator to move seamlessly from ceremony through dinner and the reception.
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    Taylor S. Married on 03/10/2020
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    DJ of our dreams

    Shawn was exceptional! Our guests had nothing but good things to say about him. He was able to navigate the changing conditions of Covid-19 and was able to create a pleasant atmosphere for all guests. He took song requests gladly and was willing to play most songs that they suggested (no dancing = no songs that will get people moving and grooving). He was super helpful in the planning process and gave us some ideas with songs that we didn't think of. He was super helpful and supportive throughout this entire process and was able to make our wedding special and perfect! Thank you, Shawn!
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    Liz M. Married on 29/12/2019
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    Friendly and professional!

    Shawn was awesome! He was helpful every step of the way of the wedding planning process. He gave us lots of tips and insights on the ins and outs of weddings. He was courteous, professional and played great music the whole evening. One guest even told us that everytime they went to sit down, Shawn would have another fabulous song start! Everyone had a great time the whole evening thanks to Shawn's music and emceeing service. Thank you so much!!
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    Shelly K. Married on 01/06/2019
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    An awesome party thanks to Shawn

    Shawn did an awesome job as the DJ for our wedding. He was extremely professional and accommodating throughout the planning process and during our wedding day, and had an awesome energy throughout the night that kept everyone on the dance floor. Would absolutely recommend Shawn to anyone looking for a talented, fun and friendly DJ.
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    Nickey Married on 14/07/2018
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    Step by Step - Amazing

    We had Shawn from Step by Step DJ our wedding on July 14th at Bloom Field Gardens in Newcastle, ON. From start to finish Step by Step was an amazing choice and made the experience of being a bride SO EASY! He is so professional and knows exactly how to run the show. He made sure that as the bride I was busy enjoying my time with my guests and not thinking twice about what was happening with the music. He was fabulous at coordinating with my photog + videographers, as well as our MC, and was super helpful in getting some performers we had all setup. Shawn worked really hard to make this day perfect... and it showed! We are grateful to you!
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    Leisa D. Married on 04/06/2022
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    Professional Service by a Professional DJ!

    Shawn from Step By Step is always professional to deal with and made sure the party went off without a hitch. From the music at our ceremony to MCing the wedding for us, to making sure everybody was on the dance floor, Shawn and his team really delivered. You won't be disappointed!
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    Kayla A. Married on 15/08/2021
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    Phenomenal Experience under any circumstances

    Our experience with Shawn was prolonged by the pandemic but he was a phenomenal partner throughout. Shawn's considerable expertise and knowledge of the industry helped us make many decisions and reduced our stress. He was very flexible and adapted so well to several changes throughout planning and even some requests that came to him on the wedding day. As our MC and DJ, his incredible level of professionalism and upbeat nature helped take everyone through the day's activities while also making it enjoyable and engaging for all. We wouldn't hesitate to work with him again or to recommend him to others!
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    Rikki L. Married on 16/10/2020
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    Amazing DJ!

    Although we had to cancel Shawn due to the pandemic, he was amazing every step of the way! I have seen him work at a few weddings I've been to, and he is so much fun!!

    From the day we booked him, to our planning meeting, he was fantastic!! Even when we had to cancel he was understanding. We wish we could have had the full reception with all of his services, but we will make sure to always recommend Shawn for future events. If we plan a party next year, he will be our go to DJ!!
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    Sarah K. Married on 13/07/2019
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    Excellent DJ Service

    We had the wonderful Jason as our DJ from Step by Step. He was amazing from the meeting all the way through our reception. He had the perfect blue lightning which really accented our decor and had our guests dancing to our favourite tunes all night! Jason also MC'd for us and made sure only those who had permission got the microphone! Thank you so much Step by Step and Jason for everything you did to make our day special for us and our guests. Would highly recommend!
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    Jessica M. Married on 04/02/2017
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    My husband and I booked Shawn after receiving his information from the coordinator at our wedding venue and I'm so glad we chose him. We were living in Alberta while planning our wedding in Ontario so we were not able to meet with Shawn until two weeks before the wedding. Up until that point we communicated primarily via e-mail. Shawn responded to our questions very quickly and was extremely easy to work with. When we finally met with Shawn we were very impressed with his enthusiasm and commitment to our ideas for our wedding.

    The online event planning tool which allowed us to select our music choices was very easy to use and made it easy to adjust details such as our timeline and song choices as we moved forward with the planning process.

    Shawn provided music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. He played every song and style of music exactly as we requested, and when we didn't have any requests the music that he selected fit perfectly for our wedding.

    He also served as our emcee and did a fantastic job! He has a fun, outgoing personality and definitely knows how to work a room. Our guests had a fantastic time at our reception and I know that is in large part due to Shawn.

    Additionally, we booked an open air photo booth through Shawn which provided guests with an abundance of props to use and printed out photo strips as keepsakes. This was a huge hit with our guests! It was a lot of fun and at the end of the night we were given a USB which contained high-resolution copies of every photo taken in the booth that night.

    The total cost for both the Platinum DJ package and for the photo booth was under $2000, which I thought was very reasonable and certainly worth it for the excellent service that we received.

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