September 2017 - Swing

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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'!