January 2018 - Swing

New Year's Eve Swing Dance

Sunday, December 31, 8:00 pm - 12:30 am

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Tickets $25/advance purchase, $35/door. Ages 11-17 $20 at the door, ages 10 and younger $10 at the door.

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

American Swing presents a New Year's Eve swing dance with live music in Glen Echo's Spanish Ballroom! Advance tickets are only $25 and are available HERETicket pre-sale ends at 11:59pm on Friday, December 29.

 

It's the 1957 Senior Prom! Wear your high school prom finery. We'll have a vintage moon backdrop for photo ops, corsages and boutineers for the first 75 arrivals, party favors, and light refreshments.

 

From the Honky-Tonkin’ songs of Hank Williams, Web Pierce and Carl Smith to the Rock and Rollin’ hits of Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins, a Blair Carman show is guaranteed to leave you wanting more. Blair Carman and the Belleview Boys have long been a favorite of the DC swing dance community.

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra from 8 - 9 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm - 12:30 am. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 6, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 with valid student ID

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Flying Feet Enterprises presents a swing dance with live music by Daryl Davis 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 "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 13, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $30 at the door

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

American Swing presents Cherry Poppin' Daddies in the Spanish Ballroom! 

 

It's the 20th anniversary of the song that was there at the very beginning of the Great Lindy Hop Revival of 1998! The CHERRY POPPIN' DADDIES released "Zoot Suit Riot" just as the nation, and the world, went insane for Lindy Hop. Gottaswing is ECSTATIC to be presenting this legendary band at their very first swing dance at the beautiful Spanish Ballroom.

Ever since they first formed some 25 years ago, the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies made it their mission to veer from genre to genre across the musical map, choosing to follow their own muse regardless of feedback from fans and critics alike. Truth be told, individuality and defiance have always been part of the band’s DNA, and have, in turn, reinforced their rebellious reputation. Granted, though that image is well deserved, the ability to bend the boundaries has been simultaneously tempered and informed by an adherence to an older, now vanished tradition, grounded in Tin Pan Alley, Swing music and the great American songbook. We are going to have a BALL. 

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom & 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 "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 20, 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 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.

 

Tonight's band is Halley Shoenberg's Hot Gumbo SwingtetA local from Silver Spring, Halley Shoenberg is a musical chameleon who plays the clarinet, saxophone and flute. Her groups have played at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Alexandria Jazz Festival, Kennedy Center, Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, and Blues Alley. Halley’s groups play everything from swinging originals to noted modern-era favorites, so you’ll be sure to find a tune that makes you want to tap your foot when Halley’s Hot Gumbo Swingtet is up on the Spanish Ballroom stage!

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 27, 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 January dances, visit the January "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."