May 2017 - Swing

Swing Dance

Saturday, May 13, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 / $14 with valid student ID

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Flying Feet Enterprises presents a swing dance with live music by Natty Beaux in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

For a calendar view of all the May dances, visit the May "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

GALA DANCE (Swing Dance)

Saturday, May 20, 8:15 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $25

Contact Email: reitan@glenechopark.org

http://www.glenechopark.org

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents our annual Gala Dance featuring live music by the Tom Cunningham Orchestra! Starting at 8:15 pm, join dance instructors Dabe and Janelle Murphy for a beginner swing dance lesson in the Bumper Car Pavilion, followed by dancing in the Spanish Ballroom from 9:15 pm - midnight.

 

This is a fundraiser and your ticket purchase helps support all of the arts programs at Glen Echo Park. Admission includes the lesson & dance, dessert, beverages, and free carousel rides.

 

For a calendar view of all the May dances, visit the May "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Swing Dance Workshops

Saturday, May 27, Noon - 3:40 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $20/class in advance; $25/class at the door

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

Celebrating Frankie Manning Month with two days of great workshops with Carla Heiney and Rye Crowden.

 

Saturday Schedule:

Connection Perfection, Noon-1pm

Swing-Out Technique, 1:20-2:20pm

Lindy Variations, Footwork and Stylings, 2:40-3:40pm

 

All classes are $20/advance, $25/door. Register for five classes and get the sixth one free. Visit THE SPIRIT MOVES for class descriptions and registration.

 

For a calendar view of all the May dances, visit the May "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Bonus Swing Dance Workshop

Saturday, May 27, 1:20 - 2:20 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $20/class in advance; $25/class at the door

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

Part of our special weekend celebrating Frankie Manning Month, we are delighted to offer TWO BONUS CLASSES with Jean Veloz and Rusty Frank.

 

Saturday Schedule:

"Listening and Dancing to the Music" with Rusty Frank, 1:20 - 2:20 pm

 

All classes are $20/advance, $25/door. Visit BONUS CLASS for class descriptions and registration.

 

For a calendar view of all the May dances, visit the May "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Swing Dance

Saturday, May 27, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 pre-sale / $30 at the door

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR PRE-SALE TICKETS FOR THIS DANCE - ONLY $20 (Pre-sale closes at 11:59 pm on Friday, May 26th.)

 

Purchase the American Swing FREQUENT DANCER DISCOUNT CARD—a $120 value. Pre-pay $100 for five American Swing dances at the Spanish Ballroom and get the sixth FREE! On sale at all American Swing dances at the Spanish Ballroom. Email Debra@gottaswing.com for more info.

 

Celebrating Frankie Manning Month! In conjunction with the Frankie Manning Foundation, the international Lindy Hop community comes together every May to honor the original Ambassador of Lindy Hop. We'll spend the night doing the best thing we could ever do in the memory of Frankie Manning—dancing the dance we all love and spreading the joy of Lindy Hop with old friends and new. We'll be performing two dance routines during the first band break: "In The Mood," which was choreographed in honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II last summer, and a short and snappy routine utilizing some of Frankie's favorite moves. The third band set will kick off with a gigantic Shim Sham Shimmy. Be part of the world-wide community of Lindy Hoppers!

 

The George Gee Swing Orchestra revels in its hard-earned reputation as the swingin’-est, blowin’-est, heppest classic big band in New York City. In more than 30 years of playing for dancing feet, the George Gee Swing Orchestra band has developed a special bond with lindy hoppers all around the world. A long-time personal favorite of Frankie Manning, there's nothing more natural than including George and the orchestra in this annual celebration.

 

C'mon all you hep cats! See for yourself why everyone calls the Tom Cunningham Orchestra "the swingin'est band around!" Lindy Hop Legend Frankie Manning said it best when he said, "I haven't heard it played that good since Basie!" There could be no higher compliment! With two of Frankie's favorite bands on stage at the same time, you know this is going to be a fantastic evening.

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra from 8 –9 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm – midnight. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

For a calendar view of all the May dances, visit the May "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Swing Dance Workshops

Sunday, May 28, Noon - 3:40 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $20/class in advance; $25/class at the door

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

Celebrating Frankie Manning Month with two days of great workshops with Carla Heiney and Rye Crowden.

 

Sunday Schedule:

Flow-mentum and Energy, Noon-1pm

Transitions and Building a Dance, 1:20-2:20pm

Slower Lindy, 2:40-3:40pm

 

All classes are $20/advance, $25/door. Register for five classes and get the sixth one free. Visit THE SPIRIT MOVES for class descriptions and registration.

 

For a calendar view of all the May dances, visit the May "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Bonus Swing Dance Workshop

Sunday, May 28, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $20/class in advance; $25/class at the door

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

Part of our special weekend celebrating Frankie Manning Month, we are delighted to offer TWO BONUS CLASSES with Jean Veloz and Rusty Frank.

 

Sunday Schedule:

“Jean’s Sugar Push Styling and Variations” with Jean Veloz and Rusty Frank, Noon - 1:00 pm

 

All classes are $20/advance, $25/door. Visit BONUS CLASS for class descriptions and registration.

 

For a calendar view of all the May dances, visit the May "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."