February 18, 2018 - Dances

Swing Dance | Swing Shift Big Band

Saturday, February 17, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 general / $15 students and Partnership members

Contact Email: reitan@glenechopark.org

http://glenechopark.org

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. We are pleased to welcome Swing Shift Big Band for their Glen Echo debut!

 

Since 1994, Swing Shift has been rocking the Washington DC metro area and beyond.  Swing Shift has appeared at the Corcoran Art Gallery, the Kennedy Center, the Washington Hilton, and Blues Alley, Washington D.C.'s premiere jazz club.

 

Swing Shift originally formed as an amalgamation of refugees from several area bands, including the Bob Louis Big Band, the Kingsmen, Bifocals, Central Heat, the Redskins Band, and the Post-Nuclear Jazz Society. In 2007, the band conscripted veteran guitarist Matt Trimboli to lead Swing Shift as its musical director.  The band continues to explore new musical terrain while maintaining its traditional big band roots.

 

Admission includes a beginner swing dance lesson with Dabe and Janelle Murphy 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 February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Waltz Dance

Sunday, February 18, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 per person / $5 students & children

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 of admission includes the lesson. 

 

Today’s band is TERPSICHORE with Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, February 18, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15/one lesson, $20/both lessons, 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 for one lesson or $20 for both lessons  - both options include 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 February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, February 18, 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.

 

April Blum calls with Brambleberry.

 

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