August 2017 - All Events

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook

June 16 to August 27, 2017

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers", she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return too.

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Circus!

July 27 to August 27, 2017

September 15 to October 1, 2017

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


In grand circus tradition, the "Greatest Show on Strings" features a collection of clowns, death-defying acrobats, and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest reaches of the globe. Many of the acts were built more than 50 years ago by Christopher's parents for "Len Piper's International Marionette Circus."

 

Age recommendation: All ages; Running time: 35 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Summer Concert Series 2017: Bollywood Brass DC

Thursday, August 3 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Bollywood Brass DC plays festive traditional Indian brass music with several instruments accompanied by dhol, an Indian drum. Imagine a Mardi Gras ensemble with a Bollywood twist. Their repertoire consists of popular Bollywood songs and traditional tunes from Baraat processions and other South Asian celebrations.

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Praline at Glen Echo will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 3, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Ballroom Back Room is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

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

Candace Clifford: Enduring Beacons: Documenting America's Lighthouses

August 4 to 26, 2017

Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Art Walk Opening Reception: Friday, August 4, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Park View Gallery (2nd Floor in the Arcade Building)

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://www.glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Candace Clifford: Enduring Beacons: Documenting America's Lighthouses. This exhibition showcases Candace Clifford's photographs and collages of lighthouses in the United States.

 

Art Walk Opening Reception

Friday, August 4, 6 to 8pm

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

Monday through Saturday 10:00 am till 6:00 pm

CRAFT: Awardees from the Creative Crafts Council

August 4 to 27, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays, 11am - 6pm and by appointment

Art Walk Opening Reception, Friday, August 4, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present CRAFT: Awardees from the Creative Crafts Council. This exhibition showcases awardees from the Creative Crafts Council's 31st Biennial Exhibition. The exhibition shows the regions top work in wood, glass, clay, metal, fiber, and more.

 

Art Walk Opening Reception

Friday, August 4, 6 to 8pm

A Fresh Look: New Yellow Barn Faculty

August 4 to 27, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays 11am to 6pm and by appointment

Art Walk Opening Reception & Gallery Talk: Friday, August 4, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present A Fresh Look: New Yellow Barn Faculty. This exhibition will showcase the newest members of the Yellow Barn Faculty and what methods of drawing and painting they have to offer.

 

Art Walk Opening Reception & Gallery Talk

Friday, August 4, 6 to 8pm

Art Walk in the Park

First Friday of the month: May 5 / Jun 2 / Jul 7 / Aug 4 / Sep 1

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301 634 2222

 


 

Every First Friday, May through September from 6pm to 8pm, the Glen Echo Park Partnership hosts open studios and artist demonstrations throughout the park. Check the Art Walk page to see what is happening in studios and shows at http://glenechopark.org/artwalk.

Contra Dance

Friday, August 4, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing, as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

Tonight Mark Hillegonds calls to The Chameleon Band with Alexander Mitchell, fiddle & mandolin; Paul Oorts, mandolin, guitar, banjo, accordion; Dave Wiesler, piano and guitar; and Ralph Gordon, bass.

 

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

Flying Solo: Tanguy de Carbonnières

June 30 to August 6, 2017
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 8pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


Photoworks Gallery is proud to present Flying Solo: Tanguy de Carbonniéres. This exhibition will show mystical skies, scorched earth of the bush, luscious grass of the Okavango Delta, Victoria Fall roaring water, and elusive wildlife. Join us on this African journey through Tanguy de Carbonniéres' lenses and his unique aerial photographs of eerie light and nature's wonders.

Saturday Art Explorers

Ongoing

Saturday - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: Kids under 10 years old

Location: Candy Corner

Admission: $5 per parent/child pair, or $8 for two children with adult

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228

http://glenechopark.org/artexplorers

 


 

Every Saturday morning drop in at the Candy Corner for some art activites. Most activites take around 30 minutes and change from week to week. No pre-registration required.

Presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership with generous support of The Primary Day School.

Fall/Winter Walk-in Registration

Saturday, August 5, 2017
10am to 6pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Location: Partnership Office

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2222

http://www.glenechopark.org

 

Registration for Fall and Winter 2017-2018 classes will open for WALK-INs ONLY on August 5. The office will be open 10am to 6pm. For most classes, it is not necessary to register on the first day.

 

Online registration will open on Sunday, August 6, at 12pm.

 

For more information about the first day of registration policies and procedures click HERE.

 

To download the Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Catalog click HERE.

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 5, 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. 

 

The original "bad boys of Bethesda" have been making it happen since 1972. Along with founding member Mark Wenner, vocals/bassist Johnny Castle, guitarist Paul Bell, and vocals/dummer Mark Stutso, The Nighthawks have long been dedicated to the music known as the Blues. The band has toured with John Lee Hooker, Elvin Bishop, John Hammond and Pinetop Perkins, and were featured in a recent documentary, Nighthawks on the Blue Highway

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, August 6, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

Contact Email: info@waltztimedances.org

http://www.waltztimedances.org

 


 

Waltz Time presents a beginning waltz lesson from 2:45 to 3:30 pm, followed by an afternoon of waltzes and other couples dances to live music.  Dancing runs from 3:30 to 6 pm.  As always, no partner is required for this dance in the Spanish Ballroom, and the cost is $10, including lesson. 

 

Today's band is CABARET SAUVIGNON with Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer, wooden flute), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 6, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15/lesson or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. René will DJ a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 6, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Tonight Sue Gola calls with Cabaret Sauvignon

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2017: Elikeh

Thursday, August 10 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Elikeh is an Afro-pop band founded by the Togolese artist, Serge Massama Dogo. Elikeh uses elements of Togolese rhythms (Agbadja, Kamu) as a foundation for exploration into American-influenced blues, funk, and rock to produce captivating Afro-pop tunes that are as listenable as they are danceable.

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Praline at Glen Echo will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 10, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Ballroom Back Room is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

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

WATCH ME: Juried Youth Photography Competition and Exhibition

August 11 to September 10, 2017
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


Photoworks Gallery is proud to present their 5th Annual Juried Show for Young Photographers. Photoworks is committed to nurturing young photographers and showcasing their groundbreaking work. This competition is designed for students of photography aged 18 and under.

Ashley Givens, Independent Curator, previously Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and former Director of Education, Kreeger Museum, Washington D.C. will serve as the juror for the exhibition.

Contra Dance

Friday, August 11, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing, as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

Tonight Greg Frock calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 12, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20; $16 with valid student ID

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Flying Feet Enterprises presents a swing dance with live music by the Radio King Orchestra 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 August dances, visit the August "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Waltz Practicum

Sunday, August 13, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Practicum

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: ddancourt0@gmail.com

 


 

Enjoy a waltz practice to DJ music from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Ballroom Back Room.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 13, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15/lesson or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. René will DJ a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 13, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Stephanie Marie calls to Pilzer, Joyner-Myers, and Morrison

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2017: Origem

Thursday, August 17 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

 

The Brazilian music group Origem has been performing in the Washington metropolitan area for over 15 years, fostering public awareness of Brazilian culture through their music. They play a variety of Brazilian music styles, such as samba, bossa nova, forro, afoxe, and maracatu, from the Southeast and Northeast regions of Brazil. Origem was awarded a grant by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 1998 to record a CD, and its co-founders and leaders, Alejandro and Leonardo Lucini, have both been nominated as “Best Latin Musicians” by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA).   

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Praline at Glen Echo will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 17, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Ballroom Back Room is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

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

Contra Dance

Friday, August 18, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing, as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

Tonight Steve Gester calls to Rambling House.

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, August 18, 8:30 - 11:30 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $10

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

Here's a chance for Balboa/Bal-Swing enthusiasts to dance to great DJ music on one of the best dance floors in the universe. Enjoy a casual, friendly atmosphere where you can Bal 'til your heart's content (but no one will mind if you throw in a little Lindy upon occasion, either!)

 

Drop-in beginner swing lesson at 8:30 pm with Dabe and Janelle Johnson, dance from 9 pm-11:30 pm.

 

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

Pam Gregory

August 19 & 20, 2017

Reception August 19, 6 to 8pm

Saturday - Sunday - 12 pm to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

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The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Pam Gregory. There will be a reception on August 19, from 6 to 8pm This show will run from August 19 to 20. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance | Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.

Saturday, August 19, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Advance: $20 for everyone; Door: $25 general / $20 students and Partnership members

Contact Email: reitan@glenechopark.org

http://www.glenechopark.org

 


 

Tonight: Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. - Winner of NBC TV's America's Got Talent!

 

ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE CLOSED. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

[When purchasing tickets online, please print out your payment confirmation - it will serve as your dance ticket.]

 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a swing dance with live music by Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Tom and Debra of Gottaswing will teach a beginner dance lesson from 8 - 9 pm (included in the cost of admission), followed by dancing from 9 pm - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

When Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. showed up to audition for NBC TV’s America’s Got Talent in 2010, he was singing to pass the time while grinding out a living washing cars in his hometown of Logan, WV (population 3,000). He wowed the show’s judges with his back-story of homelessness and determination, and his interpretations of classics from Cole Porter, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and others. Landau walked away with the million dollar grand prize in front of 14 million weekly viewers. According to show insiders, when all was said and done, Landau had won America’s Got Talent by the biggest vote total in the show’s history. 

 

In November 2011, Landau released his Columbia Records debut album “That’s Life.” The CD hit #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart in time for Christmas and was produced by Grammy winner Steve Tyrell. Landau has sold out hundreds of concerts across three continents, from Caesars Palace to the Apollo Theater and all points in between. He has performed duets with childhood heroes Patti Labelle and Glenn Leonard (former lead vocalist for The Temptations), and has raised more than a million dollars for children’s and homeless charities via his holiday CD and personal appearances.

 

Landau has appeared on The Today Show, The View, CNN, Fox and Friends, The Wendy Williams Show, The Talk, Anderson Cooper, NPR, and dozens of other local and national media outlets. Landau was named his home state’s “West Virginian of the Year,” and is often called on by The Governor’s Office and others to represent the state, and played a special command performance at the Governor’s Inauguration. He won Reality TV Personality of the Year in Hollywood, and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. 

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, August 20, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

Contact Email: info@waltztimedances.org

http://www.waltztimedances.org

 


 

Waltz Time presents a beginning waltz lesson from 2:45 to 3:30 pm, followed by an afternoon of waltzes and other couples dances to live music.  Dancing runs from 3:30 to 6 pm.  As always, no partner is required for this dance in the Spanish Ballroom, and the cost is $10, including lesson. 

 

Today's band is WALTZ DU JOUR with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), Liz Donaldson (piano).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 20, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15/lesson or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. René will DJ a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 20, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Tonight Perry Shafran calls with Back Step Cindy.

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2017: U.S. Marine Band - Dixieland Ensemble

Thursday, August 24 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Enjoy an evening of Dixieland music with the U.S. Marine Band! The Dixieland Ensemble is a group within the United States Marine Band, also known as "The President's Own." The band is made up of world-class musicians who regularly perform a wide range of music for the President and other dignitaries.

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Praline at Glen Echo will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 24, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $12

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Live music tonight with Glen Echo favorite Josh Fialkoff and his trio!

 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Ballroom Back Room is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

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

Sweden in the Park - Nordic Folk Dancing

Friday, August 25, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Presenter: Embassy of Sweden

Recommended Ages: all ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: FREE (pre-registration encouraged)

Contact Phone: 301 634 2229

https://swedeninthepark.eventbrite.com

 


 

SWEDEN IN THE PARK: Nordic Folk Dance at Glen Echo Park
June 18, July 28, August 25, September 10


The Embassy of Sweden, in collaboration with Glen Echo Park and the local folkdance community, are offering free Swedish/Nordic folk dance lessons and social dances! The events will take place in the Bumper Car Pavilion.

 

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Click HERE to register.

 

This month's dance group: Nordic Dancers of Washington, DC
Dance lesson 7 - 8 pm, social dance 8 - 10 pm

Teacher: Christine Kalke
Fiddler: Paul Carlsson

 

Beginners are welcome. No need to bring a partner. Bring clean hard-soled shoes with low wide heel if you can. Free of charge. Water supplied.

 

 

Contra Dance

Friday, August 25, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing, as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

Tonight Susan Taylor calls to Boneshakers with Joe DeZarn, fiddle; Paul Hammerton, guitar; Gina Faber, mandolin; and Ralph Gordon, bass.

 

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

Matthew Topoleski

August 26 & 27, 2017

Reception August 26, 4 to 6:30pm

Saturday - Sunday - 12 pm to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

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The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Matthew Topoleski. There will be a reception on August 26, from 4 to 6:30pm This show will run from August 26 to 27. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 26, 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.

 

Join American Swing tonight with a "Battle of the Rockabilly Bands" featuring the Rock-a-Sonics and Ryan Cain & The Ables.

 

Tom Bowes, Willie Barry, Eric Hurt, Louie Newmyer and Kim Reynolds form the newest rockabilly and early rock-n-roll group in the DC area, the Rock-A-Sonics. Originally formed just to play at a Buddy Holly tribute, they quickly realized this combination should be a going concern, and we know you will agree! The Sonics have quickly become a favorite of the DC swing dance community.

 

The calendar may say 2017, but Ryan Cain thinks it's still 1957. From his hair tonic to his 1955 Philco refrigerator, every aspect of his life is vintage, including a love of traditional Hillbilly and Western Swing. With Evan Jones on electric bass guitar and acoustic guitar, Brandon Elmore on upright bass and acoustic guitar and Gary Hamrick on drums, Ryan Cain and the Ables put their own take on the Rockabilly and Rock and Roll we love to dance to. We are thrilled to welcome Ryan Cain and the Ables as they share the stage at the Spanish Ballroom with the Rock-A-Sonics. What a night!

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 27, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15/lesson or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. René will DJ a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 27, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Tonight Emily Abel calls with a Graham DeZarn Joint.

 

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

Contra Sonic Dance

Tuesday, August 29, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: FSGW

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8; $6 for FSGW members, students, and youth (17 and under)

Contact Name: www.fsgw.org

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

Come experience Contra Sonic in the climate-controlled comfort of Glen Echo's Back Room.

It's high-energy, it's loud, and it's glow stick fueled! FSGW now offers traditional called contra dancing with live mixed DJ music every other month. It could be techno, trance, electro pop, but whatever it is, it's fun to dance to. 

 

Beginner dance lesson at 7:30 pm followed by dancing from 8 - 11 pm. No partner or prior experience needed. 

 

Tonight Emily "Rainbowface" Abel calls with DJ Beats & Tea.

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2017: Tall in the Saddle Band

Thursday, August 31 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Enjoy an evening of country, folk, and classic rock songs with Tall in the Saddle. Though the personnel have changed, this band has been playing the mid-atlantic region consistently for decades. They come complete with a pedal steel guitar player for that authentic Country Western sound. 

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Praline at Glen Echo will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The carousel will from 7 - 9 pm; $1.25/ride. 

 

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 31, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Ballroom Back Room is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

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