1.) For a private event, how long do you perform for?
Our standard time frame is 5 hours. 1 hour cocktail hour followed by a 4 hour reception. Overtime can be arranged for an additional fee.
2.) Our first dance isn't on your songlist, will you learn this special request for us?
We're more than happy to learn your first dance. Some people prefer the original artist's recording of their special song. If so, we can easily play the CD version or you.
3.) What style of music do you play?
We play every popular style of music from the 1940's to today's hits.
4.) How can we be sure that Dance Force won't be too loud?
We are experts at keeping the sound just right. During dinner we play a mix of standards/smooth jazz/easy listening at a volume that allows your guests to carry on a conversation. After dinner we pump up the volume for our high energy dance set. Dance Force brings state of the art sound system to every gig that provides highest quality sound, even at low volumes.
5.) What time does the band arrive to set up prior to the function?
Our typical arrival time is 2 & 1/2 hours before the scheduled start time. Although we arrive early, it only takes 45 minutes to set up. We use this extra time to compensate for traffic and to run over the timeline with your caterer.
6.) How will you handle the flow of events, the introduction of the bridal party & the special dances?
Laura, our lead vocalist, is also master of ceremonies. Laura will work with you during the entire reception to ensure a smooth flow of events. Additionally, all the members of Dance Force are experienced at working with event coordinators, catering staff & other vendors, so that you are ensured that the day will run according to your expectations.
7.) Do you provide musicians for wedding ceremonies?
We sure do.
8.) What is the best way to contact Dance Force?
To check our availability, please fill out the Contact Us form at the top of this page. You'll always get a quick response.
9.) How much do you charge?
Prices vary based on the date of your affair, number of musicians, location & timeframe.
10.) Do you have liability insurance?
We are fully insured to meet the requirements of all reception facilities.
11.) What are self contained DJ services?
DJ services are included with all band combinations. Rick (bandleader/keyboard player/DJ) has a DJ setup integrated into his keyboard setup. Switching from live band to DJ is flawless (no delays whatsoever). We have a massive DJ library containing every song & style imaginable. If you prefer all live music, just let us know.
12.) Where do you perform?
We perform in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania , Delaware & Maryland.
13.) What happens when the band takes a break?
The band usually only takes one break during your reception (when your main course is served). During this time we'll play a CD. The musical style played is up to you. We've played anything from smooth jazz, contemporary ballads, island music, sinatra, broadway etc. With enough notice, we can put together a compilation CD of your favorite music. If you prefer live music throughout dinner, this can be arranged for an addtional fee.
14.) What happens if one of the band members gets sick and is unable to perform?
We'll replace them with another musician of equal ability & talent.
15.) Do we need to provide meals for the band?
Not absolutely necessary but always greatly appreciated.
16.) What should we expect from Dance Force Entertainment?