June 16, 2018 - Dances

Swing Dance

Saturday, June 16, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $15 advance (see below) / $20 general at-the-door / $15 students at-the-door

Contact Email: reitan@glenechopark.org




The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Tonight we are thrilled to welcome back the Blue Moon Big Band as they celebrate their 20th anniversary! 


Tom & Debra from Gottaswing will be on hand to teach a beginner dance lesson from 8 - 9 pm (included in the cost of admission). Dancing to live music follows from 9 pm - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.


Blue Moon Big Band has played at Glen Echo occasionally throughout the years, including a sold-out show in 1998 a few months after the band was formed. Since then, the band has recorded six albums and played dances and concerts all over the East Coast. They were featured on NPR's nationally broadcast Swingin' Down the Lane program and have played classic venues including NYC's Swing 46 Jazz & Supper Club. The band was selected to appear in the 2009 Kevin Bacon film, My One and Only, in which Bacon plays the bandleader. Throughout the years, Blue Moon Big Band has remained dedicated to producing an authentic Big Band sound and has procured hundreds of musical arrangements to make that possible. Whether you're a newcomer or know the band from way back, you won't want to miss this performance. 


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