March 2017 - All Events

Cajun/Zydeco Mardi Gras Dance

Tuesday, February 28, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Dancing by the Bayou

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $20

Contact Name: Michael & Sharon

Contact Email: dancingbythebayou@gmail.com

http://www.dancingbythebayou.com

 


Dancing by the Bayou presents, straight from Louisiana, Terry & The Zydeco Bad Boys! This MARDI GRAS dance with live musicMardi Gras beads and FUN will take place in the climate-controlled Ballroom Back Room. Join us for a lesson at 8:00 pm followed by dancing from 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm.  Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, March 2, 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 March dances, visit the March 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra Dance

March 3, 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 Will Mentor calls to Stringrays with Rodney Miller (fiddle), Max Newman (guitar), and Stuart Kenney on upright bass and five-string banjo.

 

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

Zydeco Dance

Friday, March 3, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Dancing by the Bayou

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $TBD

Contact Name: Michael & Sharon

Contact Email: dancingbythebayou@verizon.net

http://www.dancingbythebayou.com

 


 

The band scheduled for tonight, Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco TrendSetters, has had to cancel their appearance. We apologize for the late change. The dance will still go forward with recorded Cajun and Zydeco music.

 

Join us for a lesson at 8:00 pm followed by dancing from 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm.  Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 4, 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

 


 

DCLX presents a swing dance with live music by Glenn Crytzer’s Savoy Seven! This amazing New York-based band will keep you swinging out in Glen Echo Park’s beautiful Spanish Ballroom. Glenn Crytzer’s Savoy Seven is a swing combo in the tradition of the 1930s and 1940s. Comprised of trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, piano, string bass and drums, the group plays transcriptions of vintage classics as well as Crytzer’s original songs and arrangements. This band is a favorite amongst swing dance enthusiasts and has performed at dozens of dance events across the US. 

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, March 5, 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 GIGMEISTERS with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), David Wiesler (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

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

Challenging Squares & Contras

Sunday, March 5, 3:30 pm - 6:00 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 an afternoon of Challenging Squares & Contras. Today Will Mentor calls to Stringrays with Rodney Miller (fiddle), Max Newman (guitar), and Stuart Kenney on upright bass and five-string banjo.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, March 5, 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 March dances, visit the March 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, March 5, 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 Will Mentor calls to Stringrays with Rodney Miller (fiddle), Max Newman (guitar), and Stuart Kenney on upright bass and five-string banjo.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, March 9, 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 March dances, visit the March 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra Dance

March 10, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

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. Tonight Perry Shafran calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 11, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Craig Gildner Big Band

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 / $14 with student ID

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. 

 

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 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Waltz Practicum

Sunday, March 12, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Practicum

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $8

Contact Email: ddancourt0@gmail.com

 


 

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

 

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

Family Dance

Sunday, March 12, 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 Penelope Pineapple calls to the music of Liz Donaldson and Emily Aubrey.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, March 12, 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 March dances, visit the March 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, March 12, 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 Greg Frock calls to Terpsichore.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, March 16, 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 March dances, visit the March 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra Dance

March 17, 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 Ted Hodapp calls to Contratopia with Patrice Pakiz, piano, oboe, percussion; Erik Sessions, fiddle; John Goodin, mandolin, guitar; Pat O'Loughlin, banjo, English concertina, percussion.

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, March 17, 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 March dances, visit the March 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Saturday Morning Parents' Swing Dance

Saturday, March 18, 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.

 

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 18, 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 Halley Shoenberg's Hot Swingtet 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 March dances, visit the March 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Waltz Dance

Sunday, March 19, 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. 

 

The band today is CONTRATOPIA with Patrice Pakiz, Erik Sessions, Theodore Hodapp, John Goodin, and Pat O'Loughlin.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, March 19, 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 March dances, visit the March 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, March 19, 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 Ted Hodapp calls to Contratopia with Patrice Pakiz, piano, oboe, percussion; Erik Sessions, fiddle; John Goodin, mandolin, guitar; Pat O'Loughlin, banjo, English concertina, percussion.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, March 23, 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 March dances, visit the March 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra Dance

March 24, 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 Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg call to Rachel Bell, Becky Tracy, and Julie Vallimont with Rachel Bell, accordion; Becky Tracy, fiddle; Julie Vallimont, piano, accordion.

 

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

Swing Dance Workshops

Saturday, March 25, Noon - 3:40 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom 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 host 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

Floor Tricks, 1:20-2:20pm

Swing-Out Clinic, 2:40-3:40pm

 

All classes are $20/advance, $25/door. Register for five classes and get the sixth one free. Visit TEXAS COMES TO DC for class descriptions and registration.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 25, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 ages 11-17

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

Purchase the American Swing FREQUENT DANCER DISCOUNT CARD—a $120 value. Pre-pay $100 for five American Swing dances at the Spanish Ballroom and get the sixth FREE! On sale at all American Swing dances at the Spanish Ballroom. Email Debra@gottaswing.com for more info.

 

Join 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. Renown for their high-energy music and spectacular stage show, you'll be treated to swing and R&B classes 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 Makinna Ridgway of the Satin Dollz - what an incredible treat!!

 

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

Swing Dance Workshops

Sunday, March 26, Noon - 3:40 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom 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 host 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!

 

Sunday Schedule:

Jam Sequence, Noon-1pm

Collegiate Shag I, 1:20-2:20pm

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

 

All classes are $20/advance, $25/door. Register for five classes and get the sixth one free. Visit TEXAS COMES TO DC for class descriptions and registration.

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, March 26, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Mike's Ballroom Blast

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $10

Contact Name: Mike Surratt

Contact Email: mikesurrattmusic@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 301-577-6488

http://www.ballroomblast.com

 


 

Join us in the Bumper Car Pavilion 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

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, March 26, 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 March dances, visit the March 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, March 26, 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 Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg call to Rachel Bell, Becky Tracy, and Julie Vallimont with Rachel Bell, accordion; Becky Tracy, fiddle; Julie Vallimont, piano, accordion.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, March 30, 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 March dances, visit the March 2017 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra Dance

March 31, 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 Adina Gordon calls to Pete's Posse with Pete Sutherland, fiddle, piano, banjo and vocals; Oliver Scanlon fiddle, mandolin, dobro, foot percussion and vocals; Tristan Henderson, guitars, mandolin, jaw harp, bodhran, foot percussion and vocals.

 

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