Fall/Winter Registration Now Open

Registration for Fall & Winter 2015-2016 classes and programs is now open and ongoing. Browse and register for classes online or download a PDF version here to find out when your favorite classes are running! 

Visit our CLASSES page for more details >>

Labor Day Weekend Festivities

An exciting weekend at the Park!  45th Annual Labor Day Art Show, 9th annual Irish Music & Dance Showcase, Open House for classes. Join us!

Visit our Labor Day Art Show page for more information >>

Visit our Open House page for more information >>

Visit our Irish Music & Dance Showcase page for more information >>

FAMILY CONCERT: The Grandsons Jr.

The Glen Echo Park Partnership invites you to an afternoon of family-friendly music and dancing with the grandsons, Jr. on Saturday, September 19. This terrific local band was twice named Children's Music Artist of the Year by the Washington Area Music Association.

For more information and to purchase tickets  >>


Fall/Winter Registration Open


Fall Classes are starting soon!

Browse and register online.


Upcoming Fall Classes

Adult & Teen Visual Arts

Drawing & Painting

Fused Glass

Blown Glass

Jewelry, Printmaking, Mixed Media




Textiles & Wearable Art

Music Classes for All Ages

Dance & Movement for All Ages

Children's Visual Art



Join Us - Open House for Classes

Saturday, September 5, 12 to 4pm

Learn about classes and programs at our Open House


Brooks Tegler



ThursdayBlues DJ dance in the Back Room Annex 


Friday: Contra dance with Latter Day Lizards in the Bumper Car Pavilion


Saturday: Swing dance with the Brooks Tegler Big Band in the Bumper Car Pavilion


Sunday afternoon: Waltz with Latter Day Lizards in the Bumper Car Pavilion


Sunday evening: Contra & Square dance with Latter Day Lizards in the Bumper Car Pavilion 




Join Us for a Member & Donor Preview of the Labor Day Art Show! 



Friday, September 4, 2015

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Ballroom Back Room


• Enjoy a Member & Donor Reception with wine and refreshments – bring a guest!


• Preview Glen Echo Park’s biggest exhibition of the year before anyone else!


• Sign-up or renew your Membership during the Labor Day Art Show and receive a $10 coupon toward an art purchase at the show!

Click here to sign-up or renew your Membership


Currently On View in our Galleries


Get inspired in our galleries every weekend!


We|Source, August 7 through 30, 2015

Reception Friday, August 7, 6 to 8 PM

Popcorn Gallery>>


Casting Call,  August 2 through 30, 2015

Reception Friday, August 7, 6 to 8 PM

Stone Tower Gallery>>


Wholesale Habitat by Peter Gordon, August 1 through 30, 2015

Reception Friday, August 7, 6 to 8 PM

Park View Gallery>> 


#selfie, Juried Youth PhotographyJuly 19 through August 30, 2015

Photoworks Gallery>>


Summer Camps 2015



Summer Camps continue through August 28!


There's something for every age and every interest

this summer at Glen Echo Park:


Visual Arts

Art GlassŸBook & Paper ArtsŸ * Clay Animation

Cartooning & Animation Ÿ* Drawing, Painting & Crafts

Sculpture Ÿ* Textile & Wearable Arts Ÿ* Photography


Performing Arts

Magic PerformanceŸClown Arts Ÿ* Irish Dance

Music Ÿ* Musical Theatre * Puppetry


Environmental Education

Discover Nature Summer Camp





Glen Echo Park Opportunities


Interested in Teaching at Glen Echo Park?


The Glen Echo Park Partnership is seeking instructors in visual artsdance technique, movement and social dance styles for all ages.

Click below for full information or fill out a proposal form here. Course Proposals are considered on an ongoing basis. Deadlines may apply for inclusion in printed catalogs.  




Glen Echo Park In the News



Floor Barre Instructor Featured in Washington Post

Dance Review

Sarah Kaufman, dance critic for The Washington Post, writes glowingly of floor barre instructor Alison Crosby's work in a recent performance at Dance Place in Washington, DC. To take Alison's class click here


'Folk & Fiddle' Gala in the Park

Washington Life Magazine covers Glen Echo Park's successful gala event honoring Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner for his strong support for the Park's celebrated social dances and appreciation for the arts. 


57 Different Summer Camp Choices

Potomac Almanac reports on Glen Echo Park's diverse assortment of summer camps and classes ranging from fused glass to clay animation. 


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