August 2017 - Dances

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 3, 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 August dances, visit the August "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, August 4, 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 Mark Hillegonds calls to The Chameleon Band with Alexander Mitchell, fiddle & mandolin; Paul Oorts, mandolin, guitar, banjo, accordion; Dave Wiesler, piano and guitar; and Ralph Gordon, bass.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 5, 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 original "bad boys of Bethesda" have been making it happen since 1972. Along with founding member Mark Wenner, vocals/bassist Johnny Castle, guitarist Paul Bell, and vocals/dummer Mark Stutso, The Nighthawks have long been dedicated to the music known as the Blues. The band has toured with John Lee Hooker, Elvin Bishop, John Hammond and Pinetop Perkins, and were featured in a recent documentary, Nighthawks on the Blue Highway

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, August 6, 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 CABARET SAUVIGNON with Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer, wooden flute), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 6, 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 August dances, visit the August "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 6, 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 Sue Gola calls with Cabaret Sauvignon

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 10, 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 August dances, visit the August "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, August 11, 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 Greg Frock calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 12, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20; $16 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 Radio King Orchestra 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 August dances, visit the August "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Waltz Practicum

Sunday, August 13, 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 August dances, visit the August "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 13, 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 August dances, visit the August "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 13, 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.

 

Stephanie Marie calls to Pilzer, Joyner-Myers, and Morrison

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 17, 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 August dances, visit the August "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, August 18, 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 Steve Gester calls to Rambling House.

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, August 18, 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 August dances, visit the August "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Swing Dance | Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.

Saturday, August 19, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Advance: $20 for everyone; Door: $25 general / $20 students and Partnership members

Contact Email: reitan@glenechopark.org

http://www.glenechopark.org

 


 

Tonight: Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. - Winner of NBC TV's America's Got Talent!

 

ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE CLOSED. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

[When purchasing tickets online, please print out your payment confirmation - it will serve as your dance ticket.]

 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a swing dance with live music by Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Tom and Debra of Gottaswing will teach a beginner dance lesson from 8 - 9 pm (included in the cost of admission), followed by dancing from 9 pm - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

When Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. showed up to audition for NBC TV’s America’s Got Talent in 2010, he was singing to pass the time while grinding out a living washing cars in his hometown of Logan, WV (population 3,000). He wowed the show’s judges with his back-story of homelessness and determination, and his interpretations of classics from Cole Porter, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and others. Landau walked away with the million dollar grand prize in front of 14 million weekly viewers. According to show insiders, when all was said and done, Landau had won America’s Got Talent by the biggest vote total in the show’s history. 

 

In November 2011, Landau released his Columbia Records debut album “That’s Life.” The CD hit #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart in time for Christmas and was produced by Grammy winner Steve Tyrell. Landau has sold out hundreds of concerts across three continents, from Caesars Palace to the Apollo Theater and all points in between. He has performed duets with childhood heroes Patti Labelle and Glenn Leonard (former lead vocalist for The Temptations), and has raised more than a million dollars for children’s and homeless charities via his holiday CD and personal appearances.

 

Landau has appeared on The Today Show, The View, CNN, Fox and Friends, The Wendy Williams Show, The Talk, Anderson Cooper, NPR, and dozens of other local and national media outlets. Landau was named his home state’s “West Virginian of the Year,” and is often called on by The Governor’s Office and others to represent the state, and played a special command performance at the Governor’s Inauguration. He won Reality TV Personality of the Year in Hollywood, and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. 

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, August 20, 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 WALTZ DU JOUR with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), Liz Donaldson (piano).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 20, 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 August dances, visit the August "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 20, 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 Perry Shafran calls with Back Step Cindy.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 24, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $12

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Live music tonight with Glen Echo favorite Josh Fialkoff and his trio!

 

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

Contra Dance

Friday, August 25, 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 Susan Taylor calls to Boneshakers with Joe DeZarn, fiddle; Paul Hammerton, guitar; Gina Faber, mandolin; and Ralph Gordon, bass.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 26, 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 American Swing tonight with a "Battle of the Rockabilly Bands" featuring the Rock-a-Sonics and Ryan Cain & The Ables.

 

Tom Bowes, Willie Barry, Eric Hurt, Louie Newmyer and Kim Reynolds form the newest rockabilly and early rock-n-roll group in the DC area, the Rock-A-Sonics. Originally formed just to play at a Buddy Holly tribute, they quickly realized this combination should be a going concern, and we know you will agree! The Sonics have quickly become a favorite of the DC swing dance community.

 

The calendar may say 2017, but Ryan Cain thinks it's still 1957. From his hair tonic to his 1955 Philco refrigerator, every aspect of his life is vintage, including a love of traditional Hillbilly and Western Swing. With Evan Jones on electric bass guitar and acoustic guitar, Brandon Elmore on upright bass and acoustic guitar and Gary Hamrick on drums, Ryan Cain and the Ables put their own take on the Rockabilly and Rock and Roll we love to dance to. We are thrilled to welcome Ryan Cain and the Ables as they share the stage at the Spanish Ballroom with the Rock-A-Sonics. What a night!

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 27, 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 August dances, visit the August "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 27, 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 Emily Abel calls with a Graham DeZarn Joint.

 

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

Contra Sonic Dance

Tuesday, August 29, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: FSGW

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8; $6 for FSGW members, students, and youth (17 and under)

Contact Name: www.fsgw.org

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

Come experience Contra Sonic in the climate-controlled comfort of Glen Echo's Back Room.

It's high-energy, it's loud, and it's glow stick fueled! FSGW now offers traditional called contra dancing with live mixed DJ music every other month. It could be techno, trance, electro pop, but whatever it is, it's fun to dance to. 

 

Beginner dance lesson at 7:30 pm followed by dancing from 8 - 11 pm. No partner or prior experience needed. 

 

Tonight Emily "Rainbowface" Abel calls with DJ Beats & Tea.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 31, 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 August dances, visit the August "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."