July 2017 - Swing

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 1, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 with a valid student ID; Intermediate lesson $5 additional

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

http://www.dclx.org

 


 

He’s back! Gordon Webster, one of the top jazz, swing, and blues bandleaders in the world is coming back to the D.C. region, and he’s bringing his friends with him! D.C. Lindy Exchange (DCLX for short), an organization dedicated to the art of swing music and dancing, is hosting a Saturday night swing dance with Gordon in the historic Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom. And as a special treat, Gordon's bringing world-famous jazz vocalist Charles Turner!

 

A free beginner swing lesson from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m is included with the cost of admission. If you already know the basics, join us for an intermediate lesson (cost: $5) to learn the famous Mama’s Stew line dance. 

 

The main dance begins at 9 p.m. and runs until midnight. After midnight, we’ll hand things off to Capital Blues. They’ll slow down the tempo and turn the lights down low for some good old-fashioned blues dancing, with the same amazing band.

 

Main Dance: $20 ($15 with a valid student ID) | Intermediate Lesson: $5

Late Night with Capital Blues: $15

ALL NIGHT EVERYTHING PASS (Mama’s Stew included): $30

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 8, 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 Daryl Davis 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 July dances, visit the July "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 15, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 ages 11-17

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

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.

 

Just saying the "Glenn Miller Orchestra" immediately conjures up images of the Big Band Era. Since the time he formed his own orchestra in 1937 until his untimely disappearance over the English Channel in 1944, the Glenn Miller Orchestra provided the music that was the backbone of the Lindy Hop era. Classic songs like Tuxedo Junction, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Sunrise Serenade, Pennsylvania 6-5000, In the Mood, and more, will never go out of style.

 

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 July dances, visit the July "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Swing Dance | Craig Gildner Big Band

Saturday, July 22, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Craig Gildner Big Band

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $18 / $14 with student ID

Contact Email: craig@bluesky5.com

http://www.cgbigswing.com/

 


 

The Craig Gildner Big Band presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Bumper Car Pavilion!

 

New in 2017, the Craig Gildner Big Band presents a series of dances celebrating the Unsung Heroes of Swing. The band will shine a spotlight on bandleaders who were instrumental in the development of swing music, but were overshadowed by such luminaries as Goodman, Miller, and Ellington. 

 

The Craig Gildner Big Band is a thirteen piece repertoire orchestra authentically recreating the sounds of the swing era made famous by Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Artie Shaw and others. Arrangements are direct transcriptions and stock selections that would have been played back in the day by bands across the country. Adding to the period feel, the rhythm section boasts calfskin drums arranged in a manner much like Krupa’s, gut wound bass strings, acoustic rhythm guitar on a vintage Gibson L7, and stride piano solos.

 

The musicianship is of the highest caliber. Bandleader Craig Gildner handpicked each and every section from DC’s pool of talented musicians. The band can whisper and scream… and everything in between…all in just one song!

 

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 July dances, visit the July "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, July 29, 7:00 pm - 2:00 am

Presenter: District Zouk

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $20 before 9:30 pm / $10 after 9:30 pm

https://www.facebook.com/DistrictZouk/

 


 

Come join us for another night of Brazilian zouk & West Coast Swing! We'll have guest instructors Marc Brewer teaching a zouk workshop.

CLASSES:

7:00pm-7:45m Beginner Zouk & West Coast Swing

Crash course for those new to these dances

Brazilian Zouk with District Zouk

West Coast Swing with Lia Brown & Daniel Pavlov

 

7:45pm-8pm Zouk/WCS Mixer

Dancers from the beginner classes can practice

Dancers coming for the zouk workshop can come and dance with the beginners


8:00-9:30pm Zouk Workshop with Marc Brewer
Finding Your Center: Spins, Turns & Balance
Technique for Brazilian zouk that you can apply to all of your dancing 

 

DANCING:
9:30pm-2:00am Zouk & WCS with DJ LOJYK (James Kong) & Chuky
Most music will be danceable for both dances, so we'll keep you dancing all night

 

COST:
$20 Before 9:30pm (with the workshop/classes)
$18 Online in advance (with the workshop/classes)
$10 After 9:30pm

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 29, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Jam Cellar

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 with a valid student ID

Contact Email: huh@thejamcellar.com

http://www.thejamcellar.com

 


 

The Jam Cellar presents a swing dance with live music in the Spanish Ballroom. Included in admission is a beginning swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 pm, followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Tonight's band: Craig Gildner featuring Dan Levinson

 

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