The Simply Swing Ballroom & Latin Dance Band, directed by pianist Sandra Lambert, is now recognised as one of the UK’s leading ensembles for strict tempo dancing. It was the resident band 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, Dancing Competitions, Social and Sequence Dancing and Tea Dances and have a huge and varied REPERTOIRE from the 1920’s right up to the present day; reworking the classic pop standards of yesterday for a modern day audience.
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 will be in good hands.
Simply Swing recommends its 8-Piece band line-up for strict tempo dancing but is extremely versatile and also has smaller line-ups for smaller events.
Dancing Schools / Public Dances / Dance Competitions / Sequence Dancing
Simply Swing is a perfect choice for dancing competitions, 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.
Ballroom & Latin American Dances performed by Simply Swing
- Cha Cha Cha
- Paso Doble
- Argentine Tango
- Viennese Waltz
Watch Ballroom & Latin American Dancing Video
Tea Dance Band
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.
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 40 minute (or 2 x 60 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. In collaboration with Berkshire Ballroom we have been running a series of ‘Friday Night Bandstand’ strict tempo public dances 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.