The Metropolitan Dance Orchestra

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With a wealth of experience in the Tea Dance, Ballroom Dance and Strict Tempo Dance genres this six-piece ensemble will ensure your dance, function, celebration or party music will be played with precision timing!

The Metropolitan Dance Orchestra (MDO) grew from a bunch of dedicated professional musicians and friends who’d worked with various dance bands but yearned for their very own specialist Dance Orchestra – one that had a traditional line-up based on the great bands of the dance era. There’s the driving rhythm section of Piano, Double Bass/Sousaphone and Drums balanced with a vibrant front line of Trumpet, Alto Sax/Clarinet and Trombone.

The MDO will play recognised dance ‘standards’ as well as a wide and varied selection of beautiful melodies of the stage and screen from the  20s through to the early 60s.

We’re convinced that, whatever your musical tastes, we’ll add a touch of class and fun and have the repertoire to suit your needs.

Sample Repertoire

QUICK STEPS                                                        FOXTROT

Strike up the Band                                                  Me and My Shadow

Sucu Sucu                                                                Dancing in the dark


RUMBA                                                                     TANGO                     

Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White                  Cry my Heart

I Talk to the Trees                                                   Tell me Marianne


CHA CHA                                                                  JIVE

Farrago                                                                    Jeepers Creepers

Cocktails for Two


WALTZ                                                                      BOSSA

Tenderly                                                                   Brazil


The Metropolitan Dance Orchestra