So, I'm not a dancer. At all. I'm a classical musician. My string orchestra is going to play for a ballroom dance in a few months, and I get to find the music. I want to make sure the dancers have a great time, but I don't know the first thing about dance! We're supposed to have: Waltzes Marches Cha-chas Foxtrots Tango Swing Polka So, I was hoping I could pick the collective brains of this dancing community and ask a couple of questions. 1. What are some of the most classic, must-have pieces that fit into the categories above? If you were going to a dance, what would you want to dance to? 2. What are some things we should know, as an orchestra—like what might we inadvertently do that might drive the dancers crazy? The guy booking us mentioned keeping a steady tempo. Is there anything else we should pay attention to? It is hard enough finding dance music for a string orchestra, but I think it will be easier if I have some specific titles to look for. I just want to make sure that we can do our part to make sure people have an enjoyable dance. In any case, thanks in advance for any titles and advice you may be able to give!