March 2018 - Swing

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 3, 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 live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Beginner lesson (included in your admission) from 8:00 - 9:00 pm, followed by dancing from 9:00 - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

March is Women's History Month, and DCLX is kicking if off right with one of the most kick-butt lady bandleaders we know! Mark your calendars, get excited, tell a friend, and plan to join us March 3rd for a celebration of women in jazz with Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes! We'll also be featuring women teachers, DJ, and emcee!

 

Steeped in the tradition of the masters but forging ahead with a style all its own, “Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes” is the new all-women jazz ensemble based out of the DC area. Laid back but hard swinging, the Bullettes bring all generations together to enjoy a dynamite performance. The Bullettes began as a “dream” of Shannon Gunn, trombone player and graduate of the George Mason University Masters in Jazz Studies program. The Bullettes are a musical organization that uplifts women in jazz, creates networking opportunities, and provides a positive role model for aspiring jazz musicians in the DC area.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 10, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Craig Gildner Big Band

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 general / $14 students

Contact Email: craig@bluesky5.com

http://www.cgbigswing.com/

 


 

The Craig Gildner Big Band presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom!

 

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

 

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

 

Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

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

Swing Dance Workshops

Saturday, March 17, Noon - 3:40 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

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

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

We're so happy to welcome former DC residents and long-time friends of Gottaswing, Joe and Tabitha, for a weekend of great dance workshops. We've missed them ever since they moved to Texas!

 

Saturday Schedule:

Aerials, Noon-1pm

Slip-N-Slide, 1:20-2:20pm

Dean Collins Style Lindy, 2:40-3:40pm

 

All classes are $20/advance, $25/door. Pre-registration ends at 11:59 pm on Friday, March 16. Register for five classes and get the sixth one free. For class descriptions and to register, click HERE.

 

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

Swing Dance Workshops

Saturday, March 17, Noon - 2:20 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Back Room

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

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

We are THRILLED to offer these two bonus workshops with two Swing Dance Hall of Famers. Dancing since the age of 6, Rusty Frank is famous as both a tap dancer and Lindy  Hopper, and is a teacher, promoter and performer in the Los Angeles area. Jean Veloz, star of MGM swing dance movies of the 1940s, is a legend in her own right and much beloved by swing dancers all over the world.

 

Schedule:

Listening and Dancing to the Music with Rusty Frank, Noon-1pm

Jean Veloz Styling for Leads and Follows, 1:20-2:20pm

 

All classes are $20/advance, $25/door. Pre-registration ends at 11:59 pm on Friday, March 16. Register for five classes and get the sixth one free. For class descriptions and to register, click HERE.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 17, 8:00 - 11:30 pm

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

 


 

Join us for a fabulous night of manic swing dance fun with the JIVE ACES, the UK's top swing band! This wildly popular group has performed at thousands of festivals, theaters and events throughout the UK, Europe and the USA, as well as Japan, Israel and the Caribbean. Renowned for their high-energy music and spectacular stage show, you'll be treated to swing and R&B classics made famous by greats such as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Big Joe Turner, and Sammy Davis, Jr., among others. The Jive Aces will be joined tonight by the lovely songstress Annemarie Rosario, formerly of the Manhattan Dolls - what an incredible treat!!

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra from 8 - 9 pm, followed by dancing from 9 - 11:30 pm (BAND WILL PLAY TWO SETS). Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

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

Swing Dance Workshops

Sunday, March 18, Noon - 3:40 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Back Room

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

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

We're so happy to welcome former DC residents and long-time friends of Gottaswing, Joe and Tabitha, for a weekend of great dance workshops. We've missed them ever since they moved to Texas!

 

Saturday Schedule:

Jam Material, Noon-1pm

Collegiate Shag I, 1:20-2:20pm

Collegiate Shag II, 2:40-3:40pm

 

All classes are $20/advance, $25/door. Pre-registration ends at 11:59 pm on Saturday, March 17. Register for five classes and get the sixth one free. For class descriptions and to register, click HERE.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 24, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Presenter: Tom Cunningham Orchestra

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 general / $15 students

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 31, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Jam Cellar

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 general / $15 students & military with valid ID (cash or check only)

Contact Email: huh@thejamcellar.com

http://www.thejamcellar.com

 


 

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

 

In celebration of Women's History Month, tonight's band will be the Rhythm Queens, a special 6-piece ensemble created and led by Shannon Gunn and Halley Shoenberg. Gunn and Shoenberg are both respected bandleaders in their own right, so we can't wait to see what kind of magical synergy results when they take the stage as co-bandleaders.

 

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