INTRODUCING John Loomis and The Continental Dance Club virtual dance orchestra and chorus PLAYLIST including THE CONTINENTAL DANCE CLUB BOOGIE

INTRODUCING John Loomis and The Continental Dance Club virtual dance orchestra and chorus PLAYLIST including THE CONTINENTAL DANCE CLUB BOOGIE

THE CONTINENTAL DANCE CLUB’S  TEA DANCE SPECIAL is around the corner… and WELCOME to our office

COME JOIN US this SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25TH, 2- 4pm. Because it’s all about music…music…music and LOTS OF LIVE MUSIC!…As well as a short, spotlight feature, Brian (Torner!) will lead us through some basic Jitterbug steps…and you just know THAT will be entertaining! 💃🕺 And I’ll be playing 2 – 30 minute sets….ONE FULL HOUR OF LIVE MUSIC…18 SONGS!!! 🎹🎶🎵

Between sets, I’ve chosen some recorded music I think you’ll enjoy…much of it with a dancing theme. So, while you’re chatting, enjoying a beverage, you just might want to sit and dream of dancing with Charles in “The Old Fashioned Way,” or dance with Leonard as he asks his Sweetie to “Dance Me to the End of Love.” And if you close your eyes, you might want to dance with Fred and Cyd as they go “Dancing in the Dark.” And I’m sure it’ll be just fine if you actually want to step onto the beautiful dance floor and dance to your very own dream.

Here’s the two playlists, in case you want to practise up before the 25th:

1)Willkomen (Welcome)…a lively FOXTROT
from the show, ‘Cabaret.’
2)Alley Cat…this peppy 1962 fun piece is ideal
for your JITTERBUG moves. And you’ll
HEAR the cat if you listen carefully.🐈
3)True Love…SLOW WALTZ. Bing Crosby, Grace
Kelly in a sailboat, remember? Cole Porter.
4)Jalousie…for all you tangueros & tangueras
getting ready for January’s TANGO Marathon.
5)Marathon Vals…The tango version of the
VIENNESE WALTZ. Composed by me,
to commemorate our January event.
6)Satin Doll…another JITTERBUG on Duke
Ellington’s song, includes my own jazz improv
7)Sneakin Home…Wild Fats Waller, an early
jazz great, did this often.😮 SLOW FOXTROT.
8)I Just Called to say I Love You….the Stevie
Wonder song, danced as a CHA-CHA.
9)Beer Barrel POLKA…Nail down the furniture
Mom, everyone join in the fun! WHOOPEE!!🍻


1)The Continental…Our FOXTROT theme song.
Time to make like Fred and Ginger.
2)Pink Panther…A great favourite at our
ballroom. SLOW FOXTROT. Cool, man.😙
3)Stranger in Paradise…I love this tune, taken
from Russian composer, Borodin. CHA-CHA.
4)Moon River…SLOW WALTZ. Gorgeous
Audrey, Magical Mancini…say no more.
5)El Choclo…Another very well known TANGO.
I love playing them, passionate & dramatic!
6)I Can’t Help Falling in Love…Elvis at your
school prom..SLOW DANCE memories.💘
7)La Paloma…’The Dove’ as a lively CHA-CHA.
8)Strangers in the Night..Dancing the RHUMBA,
to our full orchestra, and recalling those
unforgettable words from ‘Old Blue Eyes.’
9)The Continental BOOGIE…I wrote at the
top of this music, “Composed by John
Loomis, dedicated to Brian Torner and The
Continental Dance Club.” A really lively ‘rip-
snorter’, based on a snippet or two from the
great Paso doble (Urban Matador 😉) classic
‘Espanã Caní.’

And please stay tuned here, because I’ll be posting more live performances of “The Continental Dance Club virtual Dance Orchestra and Chorus,” this weekend. 🎹👌