September 2017 - All Events

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Ongoing

Monday through Sunday - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Presenter: SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Location: SilverWorks Studio

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228

http://www.silverworksglenechopark.com

 


 

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery is a working silversmith studio and includes an ongoing exhibition, as well as sales, of the work of artist-in-residence Blair Anderson.

Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Ongoing

Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter: Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Location: Art Glass Center

http://www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org

 


 

The Art Glass Center gallery's ongoing exhibitions feature the work of resident artists Diane Cabe, Christine Hekimian, Sue Hill, Michele Rubin, Bev and Zayde Sleph, and Janet Wittenberg. Sculpture, vessels, functional art, and jewelry are also for sale. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students.

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Ongoing

Spring (March through May): 

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     1st & 3rd Wednesdays: Storytime at 11am

     Friday, 10am to 3pm

     Saturday, 10am to 4pm

     Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

Summer (June through August): 

     Monday & Tuesday: Closed

     Wednesday-Friday, 11am to 4pm

     Saturday, 10am to 4pm

     Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

School Hours (September through February): 

     Monday - Thursday: Closed

     Friday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $6 general public; $5 military and seniors; FREE for Children under 2

Contact Phone: 301-955-6256

http://glenechopark.org/aquarium

 


 

Come visit the Glen Echo Park Aquarium. There are different water creatures, a pirate ship, interactive games, and a touch tank!

Richard Weiblinger: Unique Visions

September 1 to 23, 2017

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

Art Walk Opening Reception: Friday, September 1, 6 to 9pm

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

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Richard Weiblinger: Unique Visions. This exhibition showcases photographs from the self-taught artist Richard Weiblinger. Weiblinger prefers subjects that lead to images with chromatic strength and uses creative lighting to not only illuminate the subjects, but also to give them a dream-like, surreal quality. His photographs are most successful when they reveal either the subject’s vibrant colors or subtle elegance. Most of the subjects are photographed using a macro lens. This focuses on the intimate elements of the subject with a shallow and selective depth of field. Weiblinger’s goal is to have viewers look at his work and find a new appreciation of the world around them. 

 

Art Walk Opening Reception

Friday, September 1, 6 to 9pm

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

Visions & Voices 2017

September 1 to 24, 2017

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

Labor Day Monday, 11am  - 6pm

Art Walk Opening Reception, Friday, September 1, 6 to 9pm

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 Visions & Voices 2017. This exhibition the work of resident and studio artists from the Art Glass Center at Glen Echo. The show demonstrates the endless possibilities of glass and echoes the personalities of the artists creating the work. A broad range of glass art will be on display, from complex sculptures and glittery wall hangings, to elegant vessels and one-of-a-kind jewelry.

 

Art Walk Opening Reception

Friday, September 1, 6 to 9pm

Ilya Gefter: The Architecture of Light

September 1 to 24, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays 11am to 6pm and by appointment

Labor Day Monday, 11am to 6pm

Art Walk Opening Reception: Friday, September 1, 6 to 9pm

Presenter: Friends of the Yellow Barn

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership and Friends of the Yellow Barn present Ilya Gefter: The Architecture of Light. This exhibition features ink washes by painter Ilya Gefter, a Visiting Artist at the Yellow Barn Studio. Each piece is a product of engagement with a place, be it an ancient ruin, a palazzo, or an anonymous residential structure. Gefter strives to distill the experience of both urban and natural forms to their essence: form and light. Light can both reveal and distort the forms, but in either case, it imposes a visual hierarchy and geometry. Gefter hopes to capture the ever-shifting geometry of light. The ink’s flow is hard to control; its contact with paper is irreversible. Within the limitations of this demanding medium, a sensitive application can open up its stunning potential to evoke the experience of form, light and space. These three principles are the central visual themes of my cityscapes.

 

Art Walk Opening Reception

Friday, September 1, 6 to 9pm

 

Artist's Lecture and Reception

Saturday, September 9, 6:30 to 9pm

See YellowBarnStudio.com for details

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.

47th Annual Labor Day Art Show

September 1, 2017, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
September 2 - 4, 2017, noon to 6 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

The 47th Annual Labor Day Art Show features more than 200 artists from the greater Washington, DC area and over 450 works of art including photography, painting, ceramics, jewelry, glass, textiles, and more. For the third year in a row, the Labor Day Art Show offers jewelry on a “cash and carry” basis and also returning this year is a sleeved prints section! See amazing artwork from across the region in one of the largest art exhibitions in the area! FREE ADMISSION.

Contra Dance

Friday, September 1, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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!

 

Melissa Chatham calls to MetroGnomes with McGregor Yatsevitch, fiddle; Bob Garber, clarinet; and Mark Vidor, piano.

 

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

Glassworks

Ongoing

Saturdays - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter: Glassworks

Location: Caretaker's Cottage

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2280

http://www.glenechoglassworks.com

 


 

Glassworks was the Washington DC area's first glass school. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students. During open studio hours view artists and work and purchase beautiful hand-blown glass.

Glen Echo Pottery

Ongoing (April through December 24)

Saturday & Sunday - 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Pottery

Location: Glen Echo Pottery Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 229-5585

http://www.glenechopottery.com

 


 

Glen Echo Pottery presents ongoing exhibitions in the Glen Echo Pottery gallery. These feature a special selection of work by resident artists, instructors, and students. The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 5pm through December.  

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.

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.

Open House for Classes

Saturday, September 2

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

Join us for our free Open House for Classes and explore the many classes and programs offered at Glen Echo Park.

Participate in a free workshop ...

Meet Instructors ...

Tour the Park ...

and try something new!

Visit Resident Artist studios, view demonstrations, and enjoy theater performances and family programs.

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Also during Labor Day weekend, the Glen Echo Park Partnership and the Irish Inn at Glen Echo present a weekend of Irish music and dancing, featuring a wide variety of the area’s finest performers. Also, visitors may browse the art work at the 47th Annual Labor Day Art Show in the Spanish Ballroom, open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

7th Annual Yellow Barn Drawing Exhibition

September 2 - 4, 2017

Closing Reception September 4, 5 to 6:30pm

Saturday - Monday - 11 am 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 The Yellow Barn's 7th Annual Drawing ExhibitionA closing reception for the exhibition will be held on Monday, September 4th from 5 - 6:30pm. This show will run from September 2 - 4. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 2, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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 Lush Life featuring Lynn McCune. 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Waltz Dance | FREE

Sunday, September 3, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: FREE!

Contact Email: info@waltztimedances.org

http://www.waltztimedances.org

 


 

As part of our Labor Day weekend festivities, this dance will be completely FREE and open to the public! It's a perfect opportunity to give waltz a try.

 

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. 

 

Today's band is WALTZING STARS TRIO with Liz Donaldson (piano), Alexander Mitchell (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina).

 

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

Family Dance | FREE

Sunday, September 3, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: FREE!

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

As part of our Labor Day weekend festivities, this dance will be completely FREE and open to the public! It's a perfect opportunity to give our Family Dances a try.

 

The Family Dance program is a wonderful addition to the other family-oriented programs at Glen Echo Park. Spend the afternoon dancing with your children. Each of the family dances features live music and called dances from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Bring your entire family, neighbors, birthday party, and girl or boy scout troop.

 

Today Auntie Em calls to the music of I-97. 

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 3, 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, September 3, 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 Ann Fallon calls to the Treble Makers.

 

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

Irish Music and Dance Showcase

September 4, 2017, 1 to 6 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

The Glen Echo Park Partnership and the Irish Inn at Glen Echo present a day of Irish music and dance, featuring a wide variety of the area’s finest performers. This one day Irish event will entertain and delight the many visitors expected over the Labor Day holiday weekend. FREE and open to the public, 1 pm - 6 pm Monday.

Summer Concert Series 2017: Capital Horns of the Washington Conservatory

Thursday, September 7 - 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 music by the Capital Horns of the Washington Conservatory. This large group of amateur and professional French Horn players recently joined together, and Glen Echo Park is thrilled to be the site for some of their first organized concerts. The ensemble is made up of some of the area's most accomplished horn players, including former military band members (US Navy Band, US Marine Band) and current music faculty at local universities.

 

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. 

 

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 7, 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, September 8, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $10 / Free 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 Eileen Thorsos calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Saturday, September 9, 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $12 general admission / $10 students and seniors (65+)

Contact Email: reitan@glenechopark.org

http://www.glenechopark.org

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a social Ballroom dance with live music by the Lucky Cats Jazz OrchestraThis ensemble performs dance music of the 1920s, '30s and '40s, providing an elegant re-creation of the great early-jazz dance bands of a bygone era. Lucky Cats Jazz Orchestra is made up of 12 instrumentalists and one vocalist, and features many former members of the Hot Society Orchestra.

The great instructors from Flying Feet Enterprises will teach a beginner dance lesson from 2 - 2:30 pm (included in the cost of admission), followed by dancing to live music from 2:30 - 4:30 pm. No partner or prior experience needed. The dance style featured in the beginner lesson will change each month - today's lesson will be on the Foxtrot.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 9, 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 Hot Metal Swing Orchestra is a new big band put together specially for Lindy Hoppers, focusing on music from the “Big 4 Big Bands:” Basie, Ellington, Shaw and Goodman, with some other greats as well. Paul Cosentino (of Boilermaker Jazz Band fame) leads the way on Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw transcriptions in his unique style. Trombonist Jeff Bush—alumnus of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Harry Connick Big Band—is musical co-director and slide soloist. Jennifer McNulty contributes wonderful vocals made famous by Helen Forrest and other great singers. This incredible big band will keep you jumpin' all night long!

 

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

Sweden in the Park - Nordic Folk Dancing

Sunday, September 10, 1:00 - 3:00 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: Washington's Spelmanslag
Teacher: Christine Kalke

 

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.

 

Waltz Practicum

Sunday, September 10, 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, September 10, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Mike's Ballroom Blast

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

Contact Name: Mike Surratt

Contact Email: mikesurrattmusic@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 301-577-6488

http://www.ballroomblast.com

 


 

Join us in the Spanish Ballroom on Sunday afternoon for Mike’s Ballroom Blast – featuring Mike Surratt & the ECB playing a wide variety of dance music to include Foxtrot, Rumba, Samba, Mambo, Tango, Cha-Cha, Merengue, Waltz, Swing, and More! A dance lesson for all levels is presented at 3 pm, followed by dancing to wonderful live music from 3:30 - 6:00 pm. Admission includes the lesson. No partner or prior experience needed

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 10, 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, September 10, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

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 Eileen Thorsos calls to Sugar Beat.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 14, 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Foodies

September 15 to October 22, 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 pleased to present Foodies, a juried photography exhibit highlighting the good, the bad and the tasty of a culture obsessed with eating as a hobby. This exhibition features photos of food in all stages of preparation, from harvesting, to stylized “still life” cooking portraits, to composted scraps, and photos of the “foodies” themselves. Artists exhibiting work in the show include; William Edwards, Eileen Z. Joseph, John Pan, Vincent Ferrari, Blair Jackson, Cam Miller, Sandy Sugawara, Richard Paul Weiblinger, Ari Golub, Ron Freudenheim, Ed Palaszynski, Bob Friedman, Zhangmou Sun, Gayle Friedman, and Said Ziar.

 

Debra Moser, juror

Former director of Vis Arts (Formerly Rockville Arts Place), Debra Moser has guided arts organizations and businesses in growth strategies and is a co-founder and owner of Central Farm Markets and MeatCrafters, Inc. Debra has a professional certification in pastry from L'Academie de Cuisine and is an avid traveler and photographer, participating in several exhibitions. Debra has written articles and contributed photographs about food and nutrition to local and national outlets such as Jewish Food Experience and Edible DC.

Contra Dance

Friday, September 15, 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!

 

Sargon de Jesus calls to New Brew with Eileen Nicholson on fiddle, Jane Knoeck on piano and accordion, and Tom Santarsiero on guitar, mandolin, banjo, and feet.

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, September 15, 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Julie Gross and Tessa Siewert

September 16 & 17, 2017

Artists' Reception September 16, 4 to 7pm

Saturday - Sunday - 11 am 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 Julie Gross and Tessa Siewert. An artists' reception will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 4 - 7pm. This show will run from September 16-17. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 16, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

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

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

http://www.dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents a DCLXtra swing dance with Chelsea Reed and the Fairweather Six in the historic Spanish Ballroom. 

In October 2012, vocalist Chelsea Reed brought a few of her friends together to play some tunes in a South Philly dining room. Her plan was to form a band that played for swing dancers, so she could finally have the chance to sing her favorite songs for an audience that loved early jazz as much as she did. Since that fateful day, she’s been living that dream and couldn’t be happier about it. 


Now, Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Six are at home at swing dances, jazz clubs and concert halls alike. They have played renowned Philadelphia venues and travel the country year round to perform at both Lindy and Blues exchanges and workshops. They’ve had the honor of sharing the stage with trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Gordon Webster, and bassist Michael Gamble. They love exploring the roots of jazz and finding creative ways to interpret forgotten songs. Drawing upon the intensity of powerhouse vocalists, the ingenuity of 20th century composers, and the soul of the dance floor, Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Six honor the heritage of jazz with fresh arrangements and original songs. They are silly, passionate people who love playing this music.

 

Beginner Lesson: 8 - 9 pm in the Ballroom (Free with admission!)

Intermediate Lesson: 8 - 9pm in the Back Room ($5 additional)
Dance: 9 pm - midnight

And stick around for the late-night Blues dance with more live music from Chelsea Reed and the Fairweather Six!

 

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

Late-Night Blues Dance

Saturday late-night, September 16, 12:15 am - 3:00 am

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues presents a late-night blues dance with Chelsea Reed and the Fairweather Six in the Back Room! Chelsea and her band will play the evening swing dance in the Ballroom and then jump right over to the Back Room to play a couple of blues sets. Crazy, we know, but when a band this good comes to town, you have to take full advantage. 

 

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

Glen Echo Park Aquarium's 2nd Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, September 17

11am-4pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Recommended Ages: All Ages

Location: Aquarium

Admission: $6; $5 for military and seniors

http://www.gepaquarium.org

 


 

Join us for the two year anniversary of the Glen Echo Park Aquarium! Make Aquarium arts and crafts, get your face painted, and meet Erica, a live Mermaid! 
 
 

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Waltz Dance

Sunday, September 17, 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 TAYLOR AMONG THE DEVILS with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Jonathan Jensen (piano, vocals).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 17, 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, September 17, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

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 Janine Smith calls to Owen Morrison, TJ Crow, and Ralph Gordon.

 

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

Creative Explorers Open House

Wednesday, September 20

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Presenter: Heidi Sohng, Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: Ages 3-5

Location: Crystal Pool Studio

Admission: Free, RSVP requested

Contact Email: explorers.park@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 917-748-9726

 


 

New art and play-based drop off program for 3-5 year olds! Next session starts October 23! 
Learn about new Creative Explorers 2 or 4 day morning (9:30am-12:30pm) programs at Glen Echo Park by joining us for an Open House.
 
Open House dates:  Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11 and Oct. 18, from 10am to 12pm.
 
 

Animal Storytime at the Aquarium

September 20, 2017, 11am - 1pm

1st & 3rd Wednesdays Each Month, 11am - 1pm

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Recommended Ages: Ages 2-5 with adult

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $6 admission

Contact Phone: 301.955.6256

http://www.gepaquarium.org

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Join us for Animal Storytime at the Glen Echo Park Aquarium!  On first and third Wednesdays, ages 2-5 with adult, will enjoy an aquatic themed storytime session.  Stay to explore the Aquarium exhibits and touch tank until 1pm.

 

This Week's Story: "Crabby and Nabby" A Tale of Two Blue Crabs, written by Suzanne Tate

 

Learn more: gepaquarium.org

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 21, 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

How I Became a Pirate

September 22 - October 22, 2017

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Argh matey! It’s pirate's life for me on the high seas! One day as Jeremy builds a sand castle on the beach, a pirate ship rows ashore in search of a place to bury the pirate’s treasure. Taken aboard as an honorary pirate, Jeremy learns the ropes of what it really means to be a swashbuckling (but smelly) pirate, and the pirates just might learn how to play soccer too.

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Contra Dance

Friday, September 22, 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!

 

Cis Hinkle calls to The Owen Morrison Group.

 

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

Montgomery County Teachers' Show

September 23 & 24, 2017

Saturday - Sunday - 11 am 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 Montgomery County Teachers' Show. There will be an artists' reception on Sunday, September 24, 5 to 7:30pm. This show will run from September 23-24. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 23, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Presenter: Tom Cunningham Orchestra

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 / $14 with valid student ID

http://www.tomcunningham.com

 


 

Hear for yourself why Frankie Manning, one of the original Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers and an icon to the Swing World, called the Tom Cunningham Orchestra “the Swingin’est Band in all the Land!” The 16-piece orchestra’s appearances at Glen Echo Park are a Washington institution going back to 1983 and celebrated on TV, radio, newspapers and in books. So take a tip from The Washington Post’s Mike Joyce, “The Cunningham Band is bound to please.”

 

Enjoy a beginning swing lesson with Tom & Debra of Gottaswing at 8 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm to midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

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

Kizomba Social

Saturday, September 23, 9:00 pm - 2:30 am

Presenter: DMV Kizomba

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15

https://www.facebook.com/events/1941170796154560/

 


 

Alex and Laura present a late-night Kizomba social in the Back Room. This dance is part of a weekend of activities - learn more HERE.

 

Dance lesson offered from 9 - 10 pm, followed by dancing from 10 pm - 2:30 am. 

 

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

Contrastock VII - All-Day Dances!

Sunday, September 24, 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $40 general / $35 FSGW members / $25 children and students

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

On September 24, the Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents the 7th Annual ContraStock contra dance festival. The dancing runs from 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm and features several bands and callers.

 

Bands: Great Bear Band, Pete's Posse, The Ripples

Callers: Will Mentor, Cis Hinkle, Maggie Jo Saylor

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 24, 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Creative Explorers Open House

Wednesday, September 27

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Presenter: Heidi Sohng, Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: Ages 3-5

Location: Crystal Pool Studio

Admission: Free, RSVP requested

Contact Email: explorers.park@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 917-748-9726

 


 

New art and play-based drop off program for 3-5 year olds! Next session starts October 23! 
Learn about new Creative Explorers 2 or 4 day morning (9:30am-12:30pm) programs at Glen Echo Park by joining us for an Open House.
 
Open House dates:  Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11 and Oct. 18, from 10am to 12pm.
 
 

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 28, 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, September 29, 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!

 

Yoyo Zhou calls to The Faux Paws with Andrew VanNorstrand, Noah VanNorstand, and Chris Miller.

 

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

Saturday Morning Parents' Swing Dance

Saturday, September 30, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8 / children under 13 free

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

We know how it is, babies. Ever since you joined your family, your parents have been talking about how they never get a chance to go out swing dancing anymore, so tell them about this great Saturday DJ dance that's parent and children-friendly. They won't have to worry about getting a babysitter, because the whole family can attend together. They won't have to worry about bothering other dancers, because you're all in the same playpen! The music will be soft and the lights will be up, so Mommies and Daddies can get their swing on in a family-friendly setting.

 

Children must be supervised by a guardian at all times. Adults do not have to be accompanied by a baby (but they must like babies!). 

Parents/guardians are entirely responsible for their children and child care is NOT provided by GEPPAC or American Swing.

 

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

Stephanie George: Dream Visions

September 30 to October 21, 2017

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

Artist's Reception: Friday, October 13, 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

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Stephanie George: Dream Visions. This exhibition features hand-painted monoprints by Stephanie George, an artist whose work has been exhibited widely in the Washington, DC area. George has always been a vivid dreamer. Some years ago, she started journaling her dreams when she woke up. George was fascinated at the bizarre images that came to her, like people having a conversation at a table in the middle of the road. Sometimes it’s a whole scene or narrative, sometimes it’s just a word or two, and other times it’s just an image. While initially for her own contemplation, gradually George began using these images in her work, which conveys their primitive, primal and naïve nature. After painting on canvas for years, George decided to try capturing these fleeting images in hand-printed monoprints; this method seemed more in keeping with the essence of dreams and their ephemeral quality.

 

Artist's Reception

Friday, October 13, 6 to 8pm

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

Land Lines

September 30 to October 22, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm - 6pm and by appointment

Artists' Reception, Friday, October 13, 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 Land Lines, an exhibition of black and white works relating to our natural environment, curated by Jaimianne Amicucci of The Gray Gallery. The exhibition includes works by four artists who work in different mediums with a similar aesthetic and subject. Recognized wood turner Andy DiPietro is known for sculptures and vessels that showcase the grain and natural beauty of wood. Rhythmic charcoal landscapes by Katherine Nelson reveal her interest in the balance of nature and its relationship to agriculture. Alex Porter's bold tree silhouettes reflect on the growth of intertwining branches and limbs as each work grows with his precise black lines. Tree ring prints taken from trees throughout the country by Erik Linton highlight the unique story and history of each tree.

 

Artists' Reception

Friday, October 13, 6 to 8pm

J. Jordan Bruns: Unveiling the Magician's Trick

September 30 to October 22, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays 12pm to 6pm and by appointment

Artist's Reception: Friday, October 13, 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 J. Jordan Bruns: Unveiling the Magician's Trick. In this exhibition of assemblage still life works, Bruns – a Glen Echo Park Resident Artist – aims for absolute truth in painting, uniting still life objects, painting surfaces, and the painting palette. Still life paintings are sandwiched between the still life object above and the artist palette used to make the painting below. These assemblages are constructed in the artist’s studio and then painted in the gallery space. Bruns will paint the work throughout the duration of the exhibition in a form of performance art. Normally, viewers of art typically only see the “lie” of the final product. The means to complete the painting, what the subject matter looks like, the location the painting was conceived, and the lighting conditions the subject was viewed in are all part of the painter’s world. Observational painters often benefit from the subject matter never being seen by their audience, allowing the viewer to fill in the gaps with their imaginations when the painter didn’t provide all the information. Yet when the subject, location, and lighting are all exhibited alongside the painting, the expectations for the painting changes. The art becomes about the painter’s ability to interpret the subject rather than the actual completed painting. To some, the painting may be better than the original subject. To others, the painting may fall short of the original subject. To some, the object may have more meaning seen through the eyes of a painter. To others, the fascination with the painting process is enough to make the work extraordinary. The fact that the viewer can stand in front of the painting and see “truth,” exactly what the painter saw – and can see the color choices and mixtures used – may enhance or diminish the final product.

 

Artist's Reception

Friday, October 13, 6 to 8pm

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 30, 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 by Six Miners and A Canary 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.

 

Special dance competition tonight: Join us for our fast-paced, straight-to-finals, any swing goes competition! Enter with a partner for just $5 each, and throw down with your favorite kind of swing dance-- lindy hop, balboa, charleston, shag, you name it-- in this winner takes all competition! 



During the first band break, we will have prelims and the judges will tap their top couples into the finals, which will be danced immediately after, spotlight style.



We're bringing in the big guns with the renowned Charlie Weiprecht and Kyra Isaacs as our guest judges. Our two lucky champions will go home with passes to DCLX 2018! Come on out and show us somethin'!