Dance at Your Own Risk

Dance at Your Own Risk Concert

Dance at Your Own Risk is a musical group at Achieve Services, Inc. that allows people with developmental disabilities to express themselves in exciting new ways. Using an iPad and a few instruments, musician Joe Loskota and a group of individuals with disabilities create upbeat, fun music in genres that include dance, rock, and pop songs.

All proceeds from album or individual song sales go to the individuals in the band and to support programs at Achieve Services, Inc.

In the News:

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“Merry Christmas from Achieve Services” – December 2018

Dance at Your Own Risk’s latest album features 11 original Holiday songs and 4 new versions of Christmas classics. Achieve participants use their music to wish a Merry Christmas to their friends and family and even shoppers at the mall. These songs were recorded at Achieve Services in Blaine, Minnesota and performed live at Northtown Mall.

DANCE AT YOUR OWN RISK: Adriana Vensland, Scott Brauch, Matt Grieser, Andy Liepens, Brian Prahl, Chris Ferron, Chad Peterson, Josh Larson
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Joe Loskota

TRACK LIST:
1 – Merry Christmas Waltz
2 – Jingle Bells
3 – Merry Christmas from Achieve Services
4 – The Christmas Guy
5 – The Christmas Gal
6 – Merry Christmas, Amy
7 – Merry Christmas, Jamie
8 – Silent Night
9 – Jamie Anderson, Hollywood Christmas
10 – Joy to the World
11 – Christmastime at Northtown
12 – Christmastime Forever
13 – O Holy Night
14 – Merry Christmas, Johnny Bravo
15 – Merry Christmas, Johnny Test

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“Changing Attitudes” – August 2018

Dance at Your Own Risk has produced a brand new album with songs they’ve performed live for the past several months. The group has visited local schools and performed in several public venues in a program they’re calling the “Changing Attitudes Tour” with the goal to get more people to appreciate the many talents of people with disabilities.

DANCE AT YOUR OWN RISK: Adriana Vensland, Scott Brauch, Matt Grieser, Andy Liepens, Brian Prahl, Chris Ferron, Chad Peterson, Josh Larson
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Joe Loskota

TRACK LIST:
1 – I Love the North Star
2 – Collette
3 – Amy
4 – Ballad of Abby Ryder
5 – Mattress Story
6 – Junk Food King
7 – Gigi
8 – Hey North
9 – Erik, Please Come Back
10 – You’re So Special
11 – Fudgy Boy

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“Holiday Album” – Released December 2016

Dance at Your Own Risk has produced their first ever Christmas album featuring a mix of classic carols that you know and some original music that you don’t (yet). The group released their album online and with a CD Release party at the new retail location for Achieve Clean.

DANCE AT YOUR OWN RISK: Adriana Vensland, Scott Brauch, Matt Grieser, Andy Liepens, Brian Prahl, Chris Ferron, Chad Peterson
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Joe Loskota

TRACK LIST:
1 – Silent Night (Vensland/Loskota)
2 – Joy to the World (Brauch/Loskota)
3 – Happy New Year (Grieser/Loskota)
4 – I Saw Three Ships (Various Members)
5 – Christmas Eve (Liepens/Prahl/Ferron/Loskota)
6 – Hallelujah (Brauch/Loskota)
7 – Away in a Manger (Vensland/Loskota)
8 – We Three Kings (Brauch/Loskota)
9 – Carol of the Bells (Various Members)
10 – O Come Emmanuel (Brauch/Loskota)
11 – Christmas Morning (Peterson/Loskota)

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“Music-Sota” – Released December 2015

Dance at Your Own Risk teamed up with students at the Anoka County Bridges program for a joint album that features a wide variety of genres and styles. The two groups performed their songs live on KFAI radio and at the Lyric Arts Theater in Anoka, Minnesota.

DANCE AT YOUR OWN RISK: Josh Larsen, Matt Grieser, Scott Brauch, Chad Peterson, Kyle Steele, Brian Chong
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Joe Loskota

TRACK LIST:
1 – You’re So Special to Me (Larson/Loskota)
2 – Kiss My Girl (Grieser/Brauch/Peterson/Chong/Loskota)
3 – Your Mama (Steele/Brauch/Peterson/Chong/Loskota)
4 – Fake (Peterson/Qualy)
5 – Boots and Cats (Brauch/Grieser/Chong/Loskota)
6 – Jam Band (Bridges/Loskota)
7 – Soundscape I (Bridges)
8 – Bounce (Bridges/Loskota)
9 – Soundscape II (Bridges)
10 – Drum Line (Bridges)

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“Rock Star” – Released December 2014

The latest album from Dance at Your Own Risk is called “Rock Star” and it features 12 original upbeat songs from a few new Achieve musicians. Nine artists composed original songs including an upbeat dance number that starts off the album with multiple artists collaborating.

DANCE AT YOUR OWN RISK: Matt Grieser, Troy Langer, Brian Chong, Andy Liepins, Kyle Steele, Brian Prahl, Laurie Voss, Pat Kampa, Chris Ferron
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Joe Loskota

TRACK LIST:
1 – Rock Star – 4:31 (Grieser/Chong/Langer/Steele/Prahl/Loskota)
2 – Drink Up – 3:57 (Grieser/Loskota)
3 – Vacation – 4:26 (Voss/Loskota)
4 – Hot Sauce – 3:38 (Liepins/Grieser/Chong/Qualy/Loskota)
5 – She’s Cute – 3:26 (Chong/Qualy/Loskota)
6 – Get Outta Here – 3:39 (Kampa/Loskota)
7 – Jesus Loves Me – 3:27 (Grieser/Loskota)
8 – I’m All Tired Out – 2:46 (Langer/Loskota)
9 – My Sweetheart – 3:23 (Grieser/Loskota)
10 – Chris’ Lullaby – 5:01 (Ferron/Loskota)
11 – And I Do – 3:23 (Grieser/Loskota)
12 – The Christmas Guy – 0:33 (Chong/Loskota)

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“Dance at Your Own Risk” – Released December 2013

The debut album from Dance at Your Own Risk was released in December of 2013 with a CD release party. It features 11 original songs from seven artists and two guest musicians.

DANCE AT YOUR OWN RISK: Matt Grieser, Troy Langer, Brian Chong, David Laird, Andy Liepens, Kyle Steele, Kelly McAlpin
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Joe Loskota

TRACK LIST:
1 – Know Why? – 3:30 (Grieser/Loskota/Qualy)
2 – Over Kick – 3:44 (McAlpin/Loskota/Qualy)
3 – I’m Going Home – 3:26 (Langer/Loskota)
4 – Do Not Disturb – 2:06 (Laird/Loskota)
5 – Broke – 2:57 (Liepens/Loskota)
6 – To the Beach – 3:48 (Steele/Loskota)
7 – Romeo and Juliette – 3:15 (Grieser/Loskota)
8 – Hit It! – 6:00 (Chong/Loskota)
9 – Big Troublemaker – 3:12 (Grieser/Loskota)
10 – You Rock – 2:48 (Chong/Loskota)
11 – Rock and Roll Man – 2:15 (Grieser/Loskota)

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