Big Band Ballroom Dance Weekend
by: Southern Rhapsody Dance Society

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Make 2016 Your Year to Remember Register Today!, 2015 details below.


Indian Ballroom “Summer Night’s 2014 Edd Jones Orchestra

DSCF2093 - Med Enjoy a Weekend Festival of Dancing

Beautiful Ballrooms
Large Dance Floors
  Nationally Recognized Big Bands
the Best Places to Dance
2 Fabulous Sites
2 Fun Filled Dance Weekends

One in Lake Ozark, MO One in Indianapolis IN



Bobby Layne
Lake Ozark, MO

 June 26, 27, & 28, 2015
Sold Out
ballroom dancing
big band dance weekend Festival
at the Scenic
Country Club Hotel & Spa
in Lake Ozark, MO.
2400 sq.ft. Permanent Wood Dance Floor

The Weekend includes:
3 Ballroom Dances, (Fri, Sat & Sun)
2 Nights Accommodations (Fri, Sat),
2 Dinners (Fri, Sat),and a Group Dance Lesson (Sat.)
Optional Thurs. Night DJ “50s” Dance
This Dance Festival is Limited to 75 couples due to hotel capacity.
The First 50 are Guaranteed “Jr, Suite” Accommodations.

Lots of fun daytime things to do.

Reservations Early Bird Special

Bobby Layne Orchestra with Trudy DuMay

2015 Details

 2015 Bands


June 26th Fri.:  Bobby Layne Orchestra

June 27st Sat.: Bobby Layne Orchestra

June 28nd Sun.: Bobby Layne Orchestra Tea Dance
Optional 4th DJ “50s” Dance on June 25, 2015
Pictures of 2015 Bobby Lane


Summer Nights
at the Roof

August 9th, 10th, & 11th 2015, Details
Pictures of 2015 event
ballroom dancing
big band dance weekend Festival
at the World Famous
"Indiana Roof" Ballroom
Embassy Suites Hotel
in Indianapolis, Indiana (IN)
8700 sq. ft Circular Floating Wood Dance Floor

The Weekend includes:
Two Nights Accommodations,a
 Manager’s Reception (Sun & Mon Night),
3 Ballroom Dances,
Dance Exhibition Mon. night,
2 Breakfasts (Mon & Tue), and
a Group Dance Lesson on Monday

Reservations Map Early Bird Special


2015 Details

2015 Bands


Aug. 9th Sunday:  Dick Elliot Orchestra With  Guest Vocalist, Sally Kokos

Aug. 10th Monday: Edd Jones Orchestra

Aug. 11th Tuesday: Debbi Bailes & Her Band -Tea Dance

 Pics of 2015 Summer Nights


Memorial Day in Music City

We try to keep the cost to attend our dance festivals affordable to most anyone, but we also have to cover our expenses. The “Memorial Day in Music City” dance festival has never been able to cover all expenses. The gap is now more than we can subsidize personally.

Therfore, we will not be producing the "Memorial Day in Music City" Dance Festival in 2015 due to increasing costs of doing business with Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Resort and, at this time, there is no other suitable venue available in Nashville, TN.

We would like to have your suggestions of a city or resort somewhere in the southeast for 2016. E-mail to

Ballroom Dance Format


First Night is Party Night.(Dress Code: Semi-Formal)

The First Party begins at 6:00pm and is our Get Acquainted Party [Reception in Nvl // 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 only) and Dancing, 8:00pm to 11:30pm in Nvl, 7:30pm to 11:00pm in Indy, 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.


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 Band

 “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.