Big Band Ballroom Dance Weekend
by: Southern Rhapsody Dance Society

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Make 2016 Your Year to Remember
Register Today!, 2016 details below.

Indiana Roof Ballroom “Summer Night’s 2014 Edd Jones Orchestra

Enjoy a Weekend Festival of Dancing
Beautiful Ballrooms
Large Dance Floors
  Nationally Recognized Big Bands
the Best Places to Dance
3 Fabulous Sites
3 Fun Filled Dance Weekends
One in Kansas City Mo. One in Nashville, TN One in Indianapolis IN

“Memorial Day in Music City”
  May 28, 29, & 30, 2016
Celebrate the Lives of those who paid the Ultimate Price for our Freedom to Dance.
Social Ballroom Dancing
a big band dance weekend festival
at the Sheraton Music City
Nashville, TN.
4000 sq.ft. Floating Wood Dance Floor
The Weekend includes:
3 Dances (Sat-Sun-Mon)
2 nights Accommodations (Sat-Sun)
Dinner & Dance Exhibition (Sun)
2 Breakfasts (Sun-Mon)
Group Dance Lesson (Sun. afternoon)
+ FREE Parking

Reservations Early Bird Special Pictures Videos

Al Curtis Orchestra

2016 Details

 2016 Bands
May 28th Sat:  Al Curtis Orchestra
May 29th Sun: Edd Jones Orchestra
May 30th Mon: Debbi Bailes Band  Tea Dance

“Bobby Layne”
Big Band Dance Weekend Reunion
Kansas City, Mo.
June 24, 25, & 26, 2016
a ballroom dancing
big band dance weekend Festival
at the
Holiday Inn Airport & KCI Expo Center
Kansas City, MO.
2880 sq. ft. Floating Wood Dance Floor

The Weekend includes:
3 Dances (Fri-Sat-Sun)
2 Dinners (Fri-Sat)
  2 Nights Accommodations (Fri-Sat)
and Group Dance Lesson.(Sat)
 + FREE Parking
Featuring the
Bobby Layne Orchestra with Trudy DuMays

Lots of fun daytime things to do.
Reservations Early Bird Special


Bobby Layne Orchestra with Trudy DuMay
2016 Details
 2016 Bands

Pictures Bobby Lane

“Summer Nights”
At the World Famous
 “Indiana Roof Ballroom”
August 14, 15 & 16, 2016
Embassy Suites Hotel/Indiana Roof Ballroom
Indianapolis, IN
8700 sq. ft. Circular, Floating Wood Dance Floor
(see picture at top of page)

The Weekend includes:
3 Dances (Sun-Mon-Tue)
2 nights Accommodations (Sun-Mon)
Hotel Manager’s Reception (Sun-Mon Evening)
Dance Exhibition (Mon)
2 Breakfasts (Mon-Tue)
 a Group Dance Lesson (Mon afternoon)

Tony Barron Orchestra - Sun. Night
 Edd Jones Orchestra -(Mon Night & Tue) “Tea Dance”
Reservations Early Bird Special

Tony Barron Orchestra

2016 Details

Pictures of  Summer Nights


Weekend Format

First Night is Party Night.(Dress Code: Semi-Formal)
The First Party begins at 6:00 p.m. and is our Get Acquainted Party [Reception in Nvl / Dinner in Kansas City/ Hotel Manager's Reception in Indy]. Meet and greet old friends and make new ones. This is immediately followed by our Dance Party from 7:30pm to 11pm. Dance on a spacious Floating Wood dance floor to the music to some of the best Big Bands of Today playing a great variety of the best Dance Music from Yesterday.

Second Night its Dress to the Nines for our Grand Ball.
Featuring a night of Fine Dining 6:00pm to 7:30pm (Nashville and Kansas City only) and Dancing, 8:00pm to 11:30pm in Nvl, 7:30pm to 11:00pm in Indy and Kansas City, with your sweetheart to the great dance music of another Big Band. In addition, for your viewing pleasure, we will have an Exhibition of Ballroom Dancing during intermission.
Third Dance is a Tea Dance and a more leisure affair (Casual Attire-but no tee shirts or shorts please).
Great dance music continues from 10:00am till 1:00pm, with yet another great dance band. We do the Tea Dance so our dancers can get an early start home.
All orchestras are chosen for their quality of music with an emphasis on danceable music and variety of tempos that keeps people on the dance floor. Their well-written arrangements are designed with the dancer in mind.

Weekend features

A Southern Rhapsody Big Band Dance Weekend features the luxury of  a top hotel setting, the excitement of  Big Bands with fabulous music to dance the night and weekend away. The weekend is a meticulously planned event that offers 3 days of dancing, a group dance lesson, exhibitions, relaxation and even time for shopping if you like- in essence, a dance extravaganza that gets rave reviews from dedicated dance fans from all around the USA.
We support Big Band Ballroom Dance Bands


“One of the pleasures of ballroom dancing is the infectious liveliness of a roomful of dancers. It's hard to be grim and sour when everyone around you is happy and having fun. High spirits are contagious. Social dancing is stimulating. Ballroom dancers are fun people, lively and with pizzazz”… Paul & Joyce Dunlap, Social Big Band Ballroom Dance/Band Critics & Columnists.