March 2, 2018 - Dances

Blues Dance

Thursday, March 1, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

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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 "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, March 2, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

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Tonight's dance has been cancelled due to weather conditions.


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!


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 "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Zouk Dance

Friday, March 2, 8:30 pm - 2:00 am

Presenter: District Zouk

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $25 before 10 pm / $15 after 10 pm



Tonight's dance at Glen Echo has been relocated due to weather conditions. It will now be held at DanceSport Dupont Circle, 2201 P St. NW, Washington, DC.


You've seen them at congresses and now they're making a special trip to DC! Kadu Pires and Larissa Thayane are some of the most sought-after Brazilian zouk instructors around the world and are known for their clear instruction and impressive performances.


Open-Level Zouk Workshop and Social
8:30-10pm Zouk Workshop: K & L Latest Moves
10pm-2am Zouk Party w/ DJ Chuky

Learn some of the latest moves that Kadu and Larissa have created together, and then stay for the party and get your dance on!

Friday Workshop & Social
$20 Online (
$25 At the Door (cash only, if it's not sold out)
$15 Social Only


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