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Dave's Dances provides a specialist ballroom and Latin American DJ service under the name of "Mr Music". With over 40 years' experience, Dave and Diane are truly the experts. 
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Alter Ego “Disco Dave” 

Alongside my ballroom experiences I have also been a Disco DJ since 2000 providing music from the 1950’s to the glam 1980’s up to the noughties. This ranges from small family parties up to boxing, bowling and cricket club award ceremonies and corporate dinner and dances. We specialise in wedding receptions, anniversary parties and birthday parties from age 30 with no upward age limit. On several occasions we have DJ’d an engagement party then followed it up with the wedding reception and other parties from the same audience so word-of-mouth recommendation is key to our success!
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I’m Dave Whyte, also known as DJ “Mr Music” 

Welcome to Dave’s Dances for all the news on your social afternoon and evening events for ballroom, Latin American and sequence dancers. 
All ages and abilities welcome, singles and couples; come and enjoy your dancing in a friendly environment. Hear and enjoy the best quality recorded dance music in London and the home counties by your host "DJ Mr Music", a dancer for dancers. 

Let me inspire you to dance! 

We also provide a disco service for your family parties, birthday parties (age 30 upwards), weddings and dinner dances: come join the party!

I’m Dave Whyte, also known as DJ “Mr Music” 

I am 56 years old and have been ballroom and Latin American dancing for nearly 40 years and met my wife Diane whilst learning to dance in the late 1970s. I became a ballroom DJ 19 years ago, running my own public tea dances and evening ballroom dances. My flair for providing good music and an enjoyable dancing experience has produced many opportunities to run ballroom dances in London, Hatfield, Bournemouth, Brentwood, Folkestone, Brighton and Essex. So I am not averse to travelling! I can provide the full range of strict tempo ballroom and Latin, plus sequence music, and cater for a wide range of ages and abilities. 

I’m currently one of the two resident DJs who host the “Big Weekly Monday afternoon Tea Dance” at the new Brent Civic Centre, where we get a regular attendance of between 150 to 180 people every week. I am also one of the resident DJs at the De’Havilland Club in Hatfield providing music on a Monday afternoon and I host Sunday evening dances at the Spirella Ballroom in Hertfordshire. Islington Council hires me exclusively for their regular “Yarn Dances” as well as Summer and Christmas Balls at Islington Town Hall, The Platform and Sadler’s Wells where we have a mixed audience of dancers and non-dancers who all enjoy the event. In addition to all this, I currently run my own public dances at The Assembly Rooms in Gates Green Road in West Wickham on a Saturday evening twice a month, and Wednesday afternoon tea dances at St John’s Hall in Sidcup.  

So what else have I done?

I was the resident DJ for the Sunday afternoon weekly tea dances at Café Society, just off Leicester Square for nearly two years from April 2000 to December 2001. This only ceased at the end of 2001 when the owner converted the venue to a theatre.  

I have also DJ’d at the Camden Centre, Bourne Hall Epsom, Battersea Town Hall, Blackheath Halls and Swanley and have provided fortnightly Friday evening social ballroom & Latin dances at Bourne Hall, as the resident DJ. For 7 summers and sometimes twice a year, I hosted an annual dancing weekend at the Wessex Hotel in Bournemouth for a professional dancing teacher and her school, and this continued until the dance teacher gave up her school. I successfully ran an evening buffet dance at the Crofton Halls, Orpington for Bromley MyTime and have hosted my own Black Tie ‘Lunch and Dances’ at the Alexandra Suite, Swanley. My wife and I have hosted a dance weekend with Anton du Beke and Erin Boag in Wroxall, Solihull which required us to teach some basic dances to the beginners on the first night. We then went on to join in the daytime dance classes with Anton and Erin and we partnered some of the beginners who didn’t have partners. 
 
For the last two years my wife and I have been training for the Associate Teaching Qualification with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) with Nicky Miles so we can add tuition to our portfolio. We both passed our Associate Exam in Modern Ballroom in March 2016 and are now training for the Associate Exam in Latin American. We have already given instruction in the more popular sequence dances, line and party dances for those without partners and currently teach at the Brentford Musical Museum.

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If you require a mobile DJ in North and South East London, Kent, Sussex or Hertfordshire then, call us now on 
07814 476 047
(please add 1470 before number if you are dialling from a withheld number) 
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