January 2017 - All Events

Holiday Art Show & Sale 2016

November 19, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am - 6 pm

Thursdays & Fridays*, 10 am - 2 pm (through Dec. 30)

Closed November 24, December 25 and January 1.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

Browse and buy fine artworks for everyone on your holiday shopping list at the annual Holiday Art Show and Sale, presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. The exhibition will feature works by resident artists, instructors, and invited artists and will include glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, crafts and more. For more information call 301.634.2222.

 

*Open December 24, 11am-4pm

Open December 31, 11am-4pm

Check back for additional holiday hours.

 

Visit our Holiday Art Show page.

Ambiguity of Light

December 16, 2016 to January 22, 2017
Reception/gallery talk: Sunday, December 18, 5 to 7pm
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 is pleased to present "Ambiguity of Light" by the Coffee & Critique group. Coffee & Critique is an informal group of photographers who meet monthly to show off their work and share feedback with each other and a Photoworks faculty member. For the second year, a group of regulars will display some of their recent works. The exhibition will showcase the wide variety of philosophies, visions, and techniques available to today's photographers.

 

Please Note: The Reception and Gallery Talk has been rescheduled for Sunday, December 18, 5 to 7pm.

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.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, January 1, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $20 lesson & dance or $15 "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 $20/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $15 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. 

 

Live music tonight with Ramon Gonzalez and Emmanuel Trifilio!

 

For a calendar view of all the January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, January 1, 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 Susan Michaels calls with Barefoot.

 

For a calendar view of all the January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Hidden Worlds: Michele Banks

November 19, 2016 to January 8, 2017

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

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 Hidden Worlds by Michele Banks. This exhibition will explore themes from science and medicine. Viewing these scientific images through the prisim of art invites viewers to grapple with the topic of what it means to be alive and human. The artwork celebrates the joy of scientific discovery and the wonder of modern imaging technology, expressed through the ancient medium of painting.

 

Artist Reception

Saturday, December 10, 6 to 8pm

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, January 5, 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 January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra Dance

January 6, 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 David Giusti calls with Audrey Knuth & Larry Unger with Audrey Knuth on fiddle and Larry Unger on guitar.

 

For a calendar view of all the January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Judith Castellini

January 7 & 8, 2017

Saturday - Sunday - 12 pm to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery Judith Castellini. This show will run from January 7-8. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 7, 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.

 

American Swing presents a swing dance with live music in Glen Echo's Spanish Ballroom! It's a path that seemed destined from the start. Born into a musical family, Baltimore-based rockabilly artist, Josh Christina inherited his musical chops from his father (a drummer), his mother (Baltimore-area singer Patti Christina), and his grandmother, who was a big band singer in the '40's and '50's. He's spent the last 15 years honing his sound - a combination of the country, classic rock, big band and rockabilly he was raised on. And while most artists find the pressures of today's music scene to look and sound a certain way daunting, Christina continues to find success in both Baltimore and Nashville by doing what he does best - being himself.

 

Tonight, Josh is joined onstage by Daryl Davis, also known as the Boogie Man! No one sits still when Daryl pounds out throbbing Boogie Woogie and rock and roll on the piano, nicely accented by the occasional Chuck Berry-like guitar riff! When these two giant talents are onstage together, prepare yourself for a night of Boogie Woogie piano that'll keep you on the dance floor 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 January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Waltz Dance

Sunday, January 8, 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 AUDACIOUS with Larry Unger (guitar & banjo), Audrey Knuth (fiddle), and Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

For a calendar view of all the January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Family Dance

Sunday, January 8, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $5, age 4 and older

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

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 Janine Smith calls to the band Maelstrom.

 

For a calendar view of all the January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, January 8, 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 January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, January 8, 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 Ann Fallon calls to the duo Larry Unger and Audrey Knuth.

 

For a calendar view of all the January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Blues Dance

Thursday, January 12, 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 January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra Dance

January 13, 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. Tonight Luke Donforth calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

For a calendar view of all the January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

In the Mix: Mixed Media Art of Patti Francis

January 14 to February 4, 2017

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

Closing Reception: Saturday, February 4, 5 to 7pm

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 In the Mix: Mixed Media Art by Patti Francis. This exhibition includes shadow boxes, mixed media collage paintings, and abstract paintings. The artist gives a whimsical nod to her favorite artists, and also addresses civil rights issues in a series of shadow boxes, Color Studies, an Homage to Albers and Civil Rights. The collage paintings incorporate vintage photos, maps, sheet music, and other handmade and vintage papers. The mixed media abstract paintings are oil and cold wax on panel.

 

Closing Reception

Saturday, February 4, 5 to 7pm

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

A Memory, Revisited - Dalya Luttwak

January 14 to February 5, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm - 6 pm

Preview Reception: Wednesday, January 11, 6 to 8pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, February 4, 5 to 7pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and 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 A Memory, Revisited - Dalya Luttwak. This installation is based on Luttwak's Kousa Dogwood tree, a staple of her garden, which suddenly died last year. The sculpture incorporates the erect tree in an attempt to revisit her personal memories of a favorite plant. Curated by Ramon Osuna, Owner of Osuna Art & Antiques.

 

Preview Reception

Wednesday, January 11, 6 to 8pm

 

Closing Reception

Saturday, February 4, 5 to 7pm

Artful Attire

January 14 to February 5, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm - 6 pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, February 4, 5 to 7pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and 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 Artful Attire. This exhibition celebrates adornment through wearable art and sculptural jewelry. A selection of artists working in Washington, DC and beyond display work including textiles, garments, and jewelry in a wide variety of media.

 

Closing Reception

Saturday, February 4, 5 to 7pm

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 14, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Craig Gildner Big Band

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $15

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!

 

New in 2017, the Craig Gildner Big Band presents a series of dances celebrating the Unsung Heroes of Swing. The band will shine a spotlight on bandleaders who were instrumental in the development of swing music, but were overshadowed by such luminaries as Goodman, Miller, and Ellington. Our first unsung hero is Don Redman, who joined Fletcher Henderson in 1923 as a reed man/arranger, then went on to McKinney's Cotton Pickers before finally leading his own band in 1931. 

 

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 January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, January 15, 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 January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, January 15, 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 Luke Donforth calls with Rachel Eddy, Brad Kolodner and Scotty Leach

 

For a calendar view of all the January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Blues Dance

Thursday, January 19, 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 January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Goldilocks

January 20 - February 19, 2017

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 5 years old - Adult

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


Goldilocks is on trial, and the audience decides if it was breaking-and-entering or an innocent mistake. This musical romp illustrates that there are two sides to every story, with the same circumstances seen from very different points of view. Told with rod puppets and giant hand puppets, this production keeps the audience guessing while including all the favorite elements of the classic children's fairytale.

 

Age recommendation: 3 1/2 years old - 9 years old; Running time: 40 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Contra Dance

January 20, 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 our band is Terpsichore with caller Woody Lane.

 

For a calendar view of all the January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, January 20, 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 January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 21, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 / $14 with valid student ID

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Flying Feet Enterprises presents a swing dance with live music by the Seth Kibel Band 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 January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Waltz Dance

Sunday, January 22, 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 TANGERINE TEMPO with Elke Baker (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Scott Weaver (bass).

 

For a calendar view of all the January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, January 22, 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 January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, January 22, 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 Andrea Nettleton calls to Maelstrom.

 

For a calendar view of all the January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Blues Dance

Thursday, January 26, 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 January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra Dance

January 27, 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 Brian Hamshar calls to Some Assembly.

 

For a calendar view of all the January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 28, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 / $14 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 by the Mint Julep Jazz Band 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, January 29, 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 January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, January 29, 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 Kappy Laning calls to the Treble Makers.

 

For a calendar view of all the January dances, visit the January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.