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.

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

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.

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 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.