Big Band Ballroom Dance Weekend
by: Southern Rhapsody Dance Society

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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
 3 Fabulous Sites
3 Fun Filled Dance Weekends

One in  Nashville TN One in Lake Ozark, MO One in Indianapolis IN

Memorial Day
in Music City

May 24th, 25th, & 26th, 2014
Pictures of 2014 event
ballroom dancing
big band dance weekend Festival
at the Fabulous
Newly Renovated
Gaylord Opryland Resort
in Nashville, Tennessee
5000+ sq. ft. Floating Wood Dance Floor

The Weekend includes:
Two Nights Accommodations,
 Welcome Reception,
3 Ballroom Dances
, Dinner & Dance Exhibition Sun. night,
2 Breakfasts (Sun & Mon), and
 a Group Dance Lesson on Sunday

Reservations Map Early Bird Special


2014 Details

 2014 Bands


May 24th Saturday: Edd Jones Orchestra

May 25th Sunday: Lonny Lynn Orchestra

May 26th Monday: Debbi Bailes Band Tea Dance

Pics of  2014 Memorial Day Week-end



Bobby Layne
Lake Ozark, MO

 June 20, 21, & 22, 2014

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,
3 Nights Accommodations,
3 Dinners
Optional 4th Dance &
Accommodations on June 19, 2014

Lots of fun daytime things to do.

Reservations Early Bird Special

2014 Details

 2014 Bands


June 20th Fri.:  Bobby Layne Orchestra

June 21st Sat.: Bobby Layne Orchestra

June 22nd Sun.: Bobby Layne Orchestra Tea Dance
Optional 4th Dance & Accommodations
on June 19, 2014 Pictures of 2014 Bobby Lane


Summer Nights
at the Roof

August 10th, 11th, & 12th 2014, Details
Pictures of 2014 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


2014 Details

2014 Bands


Aug. 10th Sunday:  Dick Elliot Orchestra

Aug. 11th Monday: Edd Jones Orchestra

Aug. 12th Tuesday: Edd Jones Orchestra -Tea Dance

 Pics of 2014 Summer Nights


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.