Simply Swing’s Ballroom, Latin and Tea Dance Band was the resident band throughout 2012 and 2013 at The Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, London, performing for their highly acclaimed Sunday afternoon tea dances. We play strict tempo music for Ballroom Dancing, Latin American Dances, Social and Sequence Dancing and have a huge and varied repertoire from the 1930’s right up to the present day.
We can boast band members who have performed in the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing live television band, The International Ballroom Dance Championships at The Royal Albert Hall and The UK Open Championships at The Bournemouth International Centre. So, you can relax knowing that the music, dances and dance tempos at your strict tempo event will be in good hands.
Dancing Schools / Public Dances / Sequence Dancing
Simply Swing’s Ballroom and Latin American Dance Band is a perfect choice for dance school events, public dances or ballroom & sequence dancing holidays. If required, we can play for sequence dancing including the following popular sequence dances: the Cindy Swing, Mayfair Quickstep, Rhumba One, Balmoral Blues, Saunter Together, Catherine Waltz, Argentine, Square and Serida Tango. Other sequence dances can be played by request.
For events on a budget, try our Ballroom Duo – with the same high standard of knowledge and musicianship.
Ballroom & Latin American Dances performed by Simply Swing
- Cha Cha Cha
- Paso Doble
- Viennese Waltz
Watch Ballroom & Latin American Dancing Video
Tea Dance Music
A Tea Dance is fast becoming a top-choice theme for weddings, birthday parties or anniversaries with a difference. A tea dance is a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion and, in keeping with tea dance tradition, your party could be held in the afternoon.
Hear the diverse repertoire of Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis through to more contemporary artists such as Michael Buble, Stevie Wonder and Bruno Mars in all the popular dance tempos; reworking the classic pop standards of yesterday for a modern day audience.
And, of course, if you only want to dance a handful of strict tempo ballroom, latin or sequence dance routines before continuing with a regular party we’re happy to do that too. We normally play 3 x 45 minute live sets of music for dancing. You could split your evening into one set for strict tempo dancing and two sets for general party dancing. The choice is yours.
Public Strict Tempo Dances
Throughout the year Simply Swing performs at many public strict tempo dances. During 2017 we are running a series of ‘Friday Night Bandstand’ strict tempo public dances in collaboration with Berkshire Ballroom at their beautiful studio with a sprung dance floor in Wokingham. If you’re thinking of booking the band for an event, these dances are a perfect opportunity to come and see us before you book. Dance dates and ticket information can be found on our Facebook page.