Register for winter classes today!

If your New Year's resolution involves getting more creative, sign up for classes at the Park today! Dance, music, photography, fused glass, silversmithing, ceramics, painting & drawing, glass blowing, and more. Winter classes are starting now! 

Download the catalog and register here >>

Dances with Live Music Every Weekend

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents social dances every week from Thursday through Sunday. Dances feature swing, contra, blues, waltz, cajun, zydeco, salsa, tango, and more. Ticket prices include a FREE pre-dance introductory lesson, and most dances have live music from top-notch bands!

For more information, visit our SOCIAL DANCES page >>

CLASSES & CAMPS

Register for Winter Classes!

 

Inclement weather? Call our Park Closing Hotline 301-320-2330.

 

January Classes

 

Save the Date

Registration for Spring and Summer Classes begins Jan. 31.

Print catalogs are now at the Park. Download a PDF version here.

Looking for Camps? Download our Spring and Summer Camps section.

More registration information.

 

DANCES THIS WEEK

Tom Cunningham Orchestra

Weekend

Dances!

 

Thursday Evening: Blues DJ Dance in the Back Room Annex

 

Friday Evening: Contra Dance with the Treble Makers in the Spanish Ballroom or Polkas Plus Dance with Mike Surratt & the Continentals in the Back Room Annex

 

Saturday Evening: Swing Dance with the Tom Cunningham Orchestra in the Spanish Ballroom

 

Sunday Afternoon: Waltz Dance with Trio con Brio in the Spanish Ballroom

 

Sunday Evening: Contra & Square Dance with Dance du Jour in the Spanish Ballroom or Tango Workshops & DJ Milonga in the Back Room Annex

 

SUPPORT THE PARK

House Tour Fundraiser

 

This special event includes:

 

•  Welcome presentation held in Glen Echo Park’s Back Room Annex

 

•  Self-guided access to two beautifully restored historic castles and two remarkable contemporary homes

 

•  Shuttle transportation running continuously from the Park to all of the homes

 

•  Wine & cheese reception at the Park’s Stone Tower Gallery

 

All proceeds from the House Tour support the arts and educational programs at Glen Echo Park. 

 


Currently On View in our Galleries

 

 

Get inspired at our galleries

this weekend!

 

WhimsicalJan 17 to Feb 15, 

Popcorn Gallery>>

 

Jewels by Wayson Jones, Jan 17 to March 1, Stone Tower Gallery>>

 

The Silk Work of Diane Tuckman, Jan 17 to March 1,

Park View Gallery>>  [Reception rescheduled for Feb. 7]

 

A Day at the Pool, Jan 8 to Feb 23, 

Photoworks Gallery>>

 

 

Call for Entries

 

 

Call for Entries - Casting Call Exhibition

 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is accepting entries for the exhibition Casting Call, March 7 through 29, 2015 in the Stone Tower Gallery at Glen Echo Park.

 

Original artwork will be accepted comprised of minimally 50% cast material, any medium.  The work can be wall hanging or freestanding, kinetic or static. 

 

Entry deadline is February 13, 2015.  For additional guidelines and entry details, click the link below.

 

 

 

 

Glen Echo Park In the News

 

Photoworks Exhibition at Katzen Center

NewsWise reports on winter exhibitions at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C., including an the current show (open Jan. 24) celebrating forty years of photography at Photoworks. Congratulations to our outstanding resident photography program on this special exhibition!

 

Glen Echo Park Renovates the Hall of Mirrors 

Bethesda Now reports on the Hall of Mirrors: “Renovating the Hall of Mirrors was the first step toward invigorating our ballet and creative movement classes..." ~ Katey Boerner, Executive Director

 

Spooktacular Halloween Happenings

Fall Frolic makes the cut for Red Tricycle's Spooktacular Halloween Happenings in D.C. for Kids.

 

Glen Echo Park in Washingtonian's Best of Washington

Glen Echo Park is on Washingtonian magazine's Best of Washington list in the July issue! Grab a copy and check us out on page 86!

 

 

 

 

What's So Special About Glen Echo Park...

 

“Glen Echo Park fosters creativity and a love of the arts as well as a sense of community. The learning and shared experiences that I have enjoyed at the Park over the years have not only strengthened my understanding of myself but also of the arts as a basic necessity.”

Laura C.

Member, Student, and Volunteer

 

“We love dancing at Glen Echo Park! The dance community is what brought us together 10 years ago when we first met at a USO dance in the Spanish Ballroom... The beauty of the Ballroom, the wide variety of dance offerings (we especially enjoy Waltz Time), the incredible bands that play at the dances, the lessons offered before each dance – all of this has kept us coming back for more."

Bob & Francine L.

Social Dancers