Q&A With DJ Lance from Yo Gabba Gabba!

DJ Lance, the orange-clad host of the show, answered a few questions for us about being part of "Yo Gabba Gabba Live!"
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Get ready to do a dancey dance as the colorful cast of characters from "Yo Gabba Gabba!" go on stage at Ovens Auditorium Oct. 28 and 29. "Yo Gabba Gabba Live!: It's Time to Dance!" promises to be a memorable experience for little lovers of the dancey dance and other "Yo Gabba Gabba!" favorite features. The state-of-the-art, high-energy production features DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee, with a mix of music, animation, games, singing and dancing.

DJ Lance, the orange-clad host of the show, answered a few questions for us about being part of "Yo Gabba Gabba!" before hitting the road for the live tour. When asked how he comes up with his dance moves, he says, "I don't come up with them, they come up to me." A lover of music and dance, he thinks dancing and moving to music are awesome ways for children to stay active and get exercise.

Show guests will have many opportunities to dance with DJ Lance, the Gabba friends and other special guests at the live performance. Read more responses from DJ Lance Rock to questions about the award-winning children's show.

CP: What do you think the value of music is for children?

DJ Lance: I think it's an enormous value. Music helps children be creative, social and independent. It can fuel a child's imagination, and that is the most valuable gift.

CP: Where did the name "Yo Gabba Gabba!" come from, and what does it mean?

DJ Lance: Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz, the creators of the show, chose the name for several reasons. First, it is a name that is phonetically easy for children to say. Next, "Yo!" is a nod to hip-hop culture. "Gabba Gabba" is a nod to The Ramones, which in turn is a nod to the 1932 film "Freaks" by Tod Browning. Put that all together and you have magic words, that by the way, sound a bit like another magic word, "Abracadabra."

CP: Do you have a favorite "Yo Gabba Gabba!" episode?

DJ Lance: I like them all, however, I think the "Family" episode is the one I feel is the most fully realized, and enjoy watching repeatedly.

CP: What is the favorite part of your job?

DJ Lance: Getting to watch children and parents have fun together.

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