All social ballroom dances feature live music from one of the bands below. See the Calendar section for a list of band schedules. Dance the night away to music ranging from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s up to contemporary hits. Music for Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Swing, Samba, Merenge, and Polka are played at appropriate tempi for ballroom dancers.

  • Mike Surratt and The ECB

    The average music lover doesn't listen to only one music genre/style. Why should a band only play one type of music? This band will take you on a journey to the grand ballrooms that had the music of Glenn Miller, the sock-hops that rocked around the clock, through a doorway into the 60's and 70's, and finally ending up on a sunset beach listening to summertime boardwalk sounds or tropical Caribbean rhythms.  ECB's basic format is a trio of professional musicians consisting of: Mike Surratt (on Keyboards/Vocals) Alan Jones (Saxophones/Clarinet), and Joe Stec (Drums) Come join the fun as the ECB whirls us away on a dancing adventure!!

  • The Josh Squared Duo

    Josh Squared features two (you guessed it!) JOSHES! With the ability to play music from the best of ballroom to Bruno Mars, they are quickly becoming widely known on the private party circuit for the ability to get the crowd on its feet. Josh Tindall leads and fronts the band after spending many years with his parents' ballroom dance band  'The Headliners,' performing throughout the Northeast.


  • Tim Bowker

    Tim has been a country dance DJ in the DMV for many years. His passion/career for dance began in 1992, and since that time it's been his single purpose to share his love for it to the world. Tim started competing early on and also began teaching at many locations in the MD/DC/VA area. 

    Tim’s work history consists of multiple dance studios, dance events, Colvin Run Dance Hall, Arthur Murray, Nick’s Night Club (instructor for 8 years) and other dance venues.

    Tim has a YouTube Dance Tutorial Channel (Marble & Denim Dancing) where you can find over 650+ FREE Dance lessons that anyone can learn. He is on Facebook by searching for Marble & Denim Dancing. In addition, he is a dance choreographer and have created First Dances for many wedding couples. 

    Tim’s dance resume consists of Country Two Step, West Coast Swing, Nightclub Two, East Coast Swing, Hustle, Rumba, Salsa, Cha-Cha, Foxtrot, and many specialty line dances. 

    You may contact Tim Bowker for more information regarding private dance lessons or DJ events at 703-220-7335 or email at [email protected].

  • Ed Cottrell

    Ed has worked as a music and dance DJ in the Washington Metropolitan area since 2007.  Over the years he has worked as a mobile DJ at various local dance clubs and competitions, weddings, receptions, and private parties throughout the area.

    For the past 10 years, Ed has been the resident DJ at Colvin Run Dance Hall’s weekly Tuesday dance events.  In addition, he also functions as DJ at Colvin Run’s Second and Fourth Saturday dances, as well as their Third Sunday afternoon dance.

    Ed owns an extensive and diverse collection of music, both contemporary and classic, suited to all genres of dance.  His engaging style allows him to drive the mood of each dance and facilitates an audience interactive process. He possesses a comprehensive knowledge of advanced music technologies, sound editing and production equipment.

    Prior to his retirement in 2007, Ed was employed as a federal law enforcement professional with the Department of Justice’s US Courts Division.  His prior education includes post graduate studies in Criminal Justice Administration.

  • Michael Sims
    Professional Dance Instructor/DJ

    Lite on Your Feet, LLC, the lifelong dream of dancer, choreographer and owner Michael Sims, has been providing dance lessons, choreography for special occasions and artistic performances independently since 2006. Specializing in American Style Ballroom, Rhythm, Swing and Salsa, Michael provides lessons and choreography for children and adults for social events, weddings, nightclub fun, or competitions. With an interest to give back to the community, Lite On Your Feet has donated performances to support local charities and organizations including The Boys and Girls Club, The Flower Mart, The Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, and the American Cancer Society, just name a few. He currently holds the position of Artistic Director for a program for PG County elementary schools named “Touch of Class”.  

    Originally from Houston, Texas, Michael’s experience includes coaching ice skaters and gymnasts, as well as performing with the National Basketball Association. For four years, he trained with a franchised ballroom organization. Since 2002, Michael has travelled to various locations throughout the US and world with students to compete in Ballroom and Salsa competitions bringing home many medals and trophies. He currently competes and provides lessons at various locations serving the Maryland, D.C. and Virginia.

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