13 year old Texan Ellisa Freeman, perhaps better known to her fans as DJ Elle Morgan, can be seen on her Facebook page rubbing shoulders with the likes of Borgore and Steve Aoki among others. But having confessed that she “only play[s] for 21 and up…” she has decided to create Elle’s House, a ‘club’ that will, in her words, “give [her] younger fans a chance to see [her]“.
You’d expect concern, or indeed condemnation, from parents from a state with a reputation for conservative attitudes. Not so, it seems. Held at a kid’s party venue called Pump It Up, complete with glow sticks, pizza, sweets and fizzy drinks, and with trained staff members to keep an eye on things, it seems that the only highs parents need to worry about are sugar rushes. Ground rules are simple: “Anything that wouldn’t fly at my house is not going to fly here…” says Elle. So no swearing, no booze and no heavy petting.
Reviews have been positive, with Candace Boswell recovering from her initial skepticism (“I wasn’t sure at first …“) to declare “I know that I will definitely bring my kids back here“. Kathie Guthrie was similarly complementary, saying that she feels it’s “safer…than hanging out at somebody’s house. I don’t know if there are parents there or not; at least here I know it’s supervised.”
With this kind of support, Elle’s goal of opening her own club in the future looks very possible, which is good news for all those tiny dancers out there.