Why do so many clubs have beautiful ballrooms or large open club houses? For dancing of course! The tradition of holding dinner dances with a live big band at social clubs, country clubs, yacht clubs, and fraternal organizations dates back to the 1920s and 1930s. They became celebrated social occasions where members, their spouses, and children, could socialize, dance, and have fun. Husbands and wives got the chance to sway together to a romantic tune, kids learned how to conduct themselves at a fancy party, and everyone got up to have a grand time dancing to songs like "The Charleston" and "Sing, Sing, Sing."
Clubs members during the 20s, 30s, and 40s were treated to private performances by some of the finest swing musicians of the day, from Artie Shaw to Glenn Miller to Harry James. The GCO is an all-star group of some of the finest swing musicians of today, all of whom specialize in classic Swing-Era music that makes you want to dance!
The GCO has performed for events at countless private clubs including the National Arts Club, the Montauk Club, the Players' Club, the Harvard Club, the Cottage Club, The Fairview Country Club, the Harmonie Club, the Sedgewood Club and many more! We look forward to making a GCO dinner dance an annual tradition at your club too!
*Worried that not enough members know how to dance? No worries! The GCO is glad to bring along a pair of world class dance instructors to teach the basics and have everyone out on the floor in no time!*
Sedgewood Club members pack the floor to the strains of the GCO.