What kind of music is played?
Practice Nights are specifically for the five traditional ballroom dances and five traditional Latin & American dances that are competed in ballroom & Latin competitions – ie Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Jive, & Paso Doble. Two or three tracks of music suitable for each dance are played in an order which alternates ballroom and Latin, at strict competition tempo, and at two interludes all five of the ballroom or Latin dances are played together as if in a round of competition (for the practice).
Our social events (tea dances and party nights) are rather more free and easy: expect a mix of the ballroom and Latin dances (except, maybe, Viennese and Paso), with a fair smattering of the better known and popular sequence dances.
The vast majority of our music is played from CD (or other digital storage).