Sunday, May 23, 2010

Rich Howard

The Rich Howard Orchestra played at JohnE’s last night. Good music as always. 160 folks dancing, with over $20,300 now donated to charity.

With that many people it is getting a little warm on the floor. Hopefully when they refinish the floors in July they also do something about the air conditioning.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Danny Kealey Orchestra

The Danny Kealey (D.K.) Orchestra were hot tonight and had a great crowd at JohnE's.

This is a six piece orchestra that plays a wide range of music. To quote from their website:

"The band’s musical program includes songs from the 1920’s all the way through the 1980’s, specializing in music for dancing and listening from all eras and styles.  Included in this music are Swing, Fox Trot, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, Samba, Mambo, Waltz, Polka, and light Rock and Roll." 

Check out their website at

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Roadrunners at JohnE’s

If you don’t want to come to the party at the “Y” there is always JohnE’s Cabaret. The Roadrunners will be back. They played on April 17th and were great. It is a real struggle deciding which to go to, I really liked this band.

This will be the last time they play before going back to cooler climes.

Dance Party at the “Y”

Dance party at the Tempe YMCA on Friday. Don’t worry about calling Mary Lou, just show up!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Fatcat Ballroom and Dance Company

I have not checked these folks out but they look interesting. It is on Thunderbird, so it is a little out of the way from Mesa.

They do have group lessons followed by open dancing on Fridays and Saturdays. What I found most interesting is that the video the lesson each night and put it on their website so you can review it. Very nice.

You can check out their calendar here and their videos at this link.

They are also listed on the left side of the blog.

If you have any experience with the Fatcats let us know.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Saturday at JohnE's

Another great evening dancing at JohnE's Cabaret. The Terry McFee Orchestra were especially good this evening. They seem to have added an instrument, or two, to their orchestra and it has really filled out their sound. 

Of course, any evening dancing is a great evening.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Polka at Pulaski

Just back from the Pulaski Club. It was great to dance and talk with friends. We do need to practice the Polka a little more often, pretty rusty.

We had to leave earlier then planned when the band, that will be playing this weekend, decided to play with 4 of their 6 members. The music was so loud that I could not hear myself think and Denise had a pounding headache. Sheesh, I am having to yell at her to get her attention.

We have never been there when a band played before, and may not do it again. It is a great place with the sound system and canned music, but ….

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Time to Polka

Join us this Friday night at the Pulaski Club, 4331 E. McDowell in Phoenix. (map)

Doors open at 6:00pm and there will be a free Polka lesson at 7:00pm. Light munchies will be available and the open bar is very reasonable.

Polka is a fun dance and everyone has a great time. Bring your friends and join in on the fun. Dancing will go until closing.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Bustin Loose Band

At JohnE's last night the Chauffers were not there but were replaced by Bustin Loose. Admittedly I was not too happy, I had come to dance to Rock-n-Roll, not  Country.

With that said, this band is very good. Yes, Bustin Loose is a country band, they describe themselves as Country Music with a Kick!  They did play country, especially during the first set, but after the break they let their hair down and started to rock. Great music.

This is a good band and I hope Johne can get them back. I have posted their May schedule under Band Schedules. Hopefully, Shari, lead vocalist, can get her new Facebook site up and we will know where they are.