Rob Fletcher’s Ballroom Blitz


Book it!“Let’s Dance dance studio thoroughly enjoyed you and the band Saturday night. The selection was great, the mix was good. The tempos and beats were tight, the sound was just right too, not too loud not too soft.

Thanks again! I would highly recommended you as a band for any event, not just for ballroom dancers and look forward to working with you again.”

-Michelle Johnson, Owner, Let’s Dance Studio, Concord NH

 

The Ballroom Blitz is New England’s best and most exciting dance music band playing music for ballroom dancers today. The Ballroom Blitz dance band is comprised of master musicians who play the right tempos, the right rhythms and keep strict tempos for all of the major dance styles.

The six most popular ballroom dance styles are primarily focused on: swing, rumba, foxtrot, cha cha cha, waltz and tango. Other ballroom dance music styles played if desired include: bolero, mambo, samba, Viennese Waltz, Jitterbug, Quickstep, East Coast Swing, hustle.

 

What Ballroom Dance Music Styles Are Played?

With all those different ballroom music styles performed, it’s always interesting for the dancers and there’s something exciting being played for every ballroom dancer. Or, ballroom dance studios can pick one style if there’s a focus on that style with the ballroom dance instruction – for example a night emphasizing swing music, tango music, waltzes.
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Who is the Ballroom Blitz ballroom dance band?

Vocalist and guitar player Rob Fletcher is the leader of Ballroom Blitz. An exceptional vocalist, chromatic harmonica player and guitarist, he performed original music at Woodstock ’94 (350,000 attendees), the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival, the National Guitar Workshop and at the legendary Bluebird Café in Nashville. In 2014, Rob was the featured vocalist with the Vermont Jazz Center All-Star Big-Band. “Music and dance have always been linked,” says Fletcher. “Playing music for dancers connects the heart and the body to the music. It’s a powerful experience and I love to play the major dance styles to both support the dancers and give the listeners a memorable night of fresh music they don’t often hear. ” Mr. Fletcher is supported by the finest musicians in New England. Musicians that have performed with Ballroom Blitz in the past include: Laura Herbert, Franz Robert, Mike Patek, Andew Lohse, Ken Clark, Steve Rice.

 

How many musicians are in the Ballroom Blitz ballroom music dance band?

Ballroom Blitz is flexible for each ballroom dance studio’s budget and needs. The most popular ‘edition’ of Ballroom Blitz is the trio format which features guitar, bass, drums and male/female vocal harmonies. The Ballroom Blitz quartet, duo and solo are also available.

 

Where Does the Ballroom Blitz Ballroom Dance Band Play?

Ballroom Blitz performs ballroom dance music throughout New England: Boston, Massachusetts (MA), Hartford, Connecticut (CT), Concord, New Hampshire (NH), Burlington, Vermont (VT).

See below for a more thorough list of locations Ballroom Blitz can perform.

 

Testimonials

“Rob Fletcher and Ballroom Blitz’s generosity of time and talent truly made our event a success. There were dancers on the dance floor from the time the first notes were played to the last. At one point during the evening, I realized that not a single guest was seated – they were all on the dance floor! The music that was played covered a nice variety of dance styles and was enjoyed by the serious dancers as well as those who wanted to just “shake a leg” or sit and listen.

I am really appreciative of how easy it was to correspond with you to set up our whole event- the fact that you and your band are all talented musicians and entertainers was icing on the cake! Some of the comments we heard from our guests: The volume of the music was conducive to both dancing and conversation-(this was as much appreciated as it was unexpected) and that all those in attendance felt comfortable with getting up and dancing- regardless of their level of expertise.”

-Judy Trow, Board of Directors, Our Place Drop-in Center

 

Ballroom Dance Music Song List by Style Performed by Ballroom Blitz

 

Bolero song examples:

Besame Mucho

Blue Bayou

How Deep Is Your Love

Let’s Stay Together

Look of Love

Shadow of Your Smile

Somethin’ Stupid

Wicked Game

 

Cha Cha Cha song examples:

Cha Cha Cha D’Amour

Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White

Downtown

Groovin’

Love is Strange

Poinciana

Strangers in the Night

Sway

Tea for Two

 

Foxtrot song examples:

Dancing On the Ceiling

Fly Me to the Moon

I Thought About You

I’m Old Fashioned

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby

Morning Train

Satin Doll

Sentimental Journey

Sunny

Time After Time

Tuxedo Junction

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve

You Are the Sunshine of My Life

Where or When

 

Hustle song examples:

Rock With You

 

Jitterbug (E coast swing) song examples:

Don’t Be Cruel

Flip Flop & Fly

Jump Jive and Wail

Rock Around the Clock

Rock This Town?

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Wake Up Little Susie

 

Quickstep song examples:

All of Me

Cheek to Cheek

Honeysuckle Rose

I Won’t Dance

It Could Happen To You

Let’s Get Lost

Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night

Snowbird

With a Song in My Heart

 

Mambo song examples:

La Bamba

Mambo Italiano

Papa Loves Mambo

She Loves You

What Is This Thing Called Love

 

Rumba song examples:

Besame Mucho

Blue Bayou

Careless Whisper

Early in the Morning

It’s Now or Never (O Sole Mio)

Just a Little Bit

Stand By Me

Time After Time

Under the Boardwalk

 

Samba song examples:

Girl From Ipanema

Mas Que Nada

One Note Samba/Spanish Flea

Triste

Wave

 

Swing song examples:

All Shook Up

Alright, Okay, You Win

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Everyday I Have the Blues

It Could Happen To You

Let’s Get Lost

On the Sunny Side of the Street

Stray Cat Strut

Way You Look Tonight

 

Tango song examples:

Amapola

Happy Together

Hernando’s Hideaway

Manha de Carnaval

My Funny Valentine

Night and Day

 

Viennese Waltz song examples:

Annie’s Song

Bluesette

Chim Chim Cheree?

Come Saturday Morning

I Got You Babe

My Favorite Things

Under Paris Skies (Sous Le Ciel)

With a Song in My Heart

 

Waltz song examples:

Edelweiss

Little Waltz

Moon River

Rainbow Connection

Taste of Honey

Tennessee Waltz

Three Times a Lady

What the World Needs Now

 

Looking to book a Ballroom Music Dance Band  in your area?

Rob Fletcher’s Ballroom Blitz Music Dance Band  is available in your area for weddings, birthday parties, reunions, bar/bat mitzvahs, corporate functions, holiday parties and more.

Here are locations the Ballroom Blitz Ballroom Music Dance Band  will perform. Don’t see your location here? Let us know and we’ll add you to the growing list of where the Ballroom Blitz Ballroom Music Dance Band has performed!

 

Massachusetts Ballroom Music Dance Band MA

Amherst MA

Athol MA

Boston MA

Cambridge MA

Cape Cod MA

Easthampton MA

Fitchburg MA

Great Barrington MA

Greenfield MA

Holyoke MA

Lenox MA

Leominster MA

Martha’s Vineyard MA

Natick MA

North Adams MA

Northampton MA

Pittsfield MA

Springfield MA

Worcester MA

 

Connecticut Ballroom Music Dance Band CT

Bridgeport CT

Danbury CT

Greenwich CT

Hartford CT

New Haven CT

New London CT

Norwalk CT

Stamford CT

Torrington CT

Waterbury CT

 

Vermont Ballroom Music Dance Band VT

Bennington VT

Burlington VT

Manchester VT

Montpelier VT

Rutland VT

Brattleboro VT

 

New York Ballroom Music Dance Band NY

Albany NY

Brooklyn NY

Buffalo NY

Hudson NY

Long Island NY

Manhattan NY

New Paltz NY

New York City NY

Plattsburgh NY

Poughkeepsie NY

Queens NY

Rochester NY

Syracuse NY

Warwick NY

Westchester NY

Yonkers NY

 

Rhode Island Ballroom Music Dance Band RI

Newport RI

Providence RI

 

New Hampshire Ballroom Music Dance Band NH

Concord NH

Keene NH

Manchester NH

 

New Jersey Ballroom Music Dance Band NJ

Atlantic City NJ

Edison NJ

Jersey City NJ

Newark NJ

Paterson NJ

Princeton NJ

Trenton NJ

 

Maine Ballroom Music Dance Band ME

Augusta ME

Bangor ME

Portland ME