Analysis: DJs charge 32% more for bar/bat mitzvah than other parties

Julie Wiener

(JTA) — An analysis by the consumer service website Thumbtack found that DJs charge 32 percent more on average for bar and bat mitzvah parties than for other events.

The average price for a bar/bat mitzvah DJ is $812, according to the San Francisco-based company, which helps match consumers with professionals offering a variety of services throughout the United States.

Thumbtack explained the price difference by noting that DJs are required to do more at bar/bat mitzvah parties than most other events.

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“The job is to be the life of the party,” it said. “Thirteen-year-olds don’t have much practice on the dance floor and the DJ has to help them lose their inhibitions. They need a guide to show them how to limbo, hora, and electric slide.”

Bar/bat mitzvah DJs also often lead games and contests.

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DJ Mike Burchard of B_Entertained DJs told Thumbtack that working a bar/bat mitzvah requires a “different set of skills” than working other events.

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