July 2018 - Dances

Argentine Tango

Sunday, July 1, 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. TONIGHT: Live music with Emmanuel Trifilio and Ramón González! No partner required.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 1, 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.

 

Darlene Underwood calls with Wild Rumpus.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, July 5, 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 July dances, visit the July "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, July 6, 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!

 

Susan Taylor calls with The Bouncers.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 7, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 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 dance features the Waller Creek Vipers.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, July 8, 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 HONEYSUCKLE ROSE with Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Liz Donaldson (piano).

 

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

Family Dance

Sunday, July 8, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $5, age 4 and older

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Family Dance program is a wonderful addition to the other family-oriented programs at Glen Echo Park. Spend the afternoon dancing with your children. Each of the family dances features live music and called dances from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Bring your entire family, neighbors, birthday party, and girl or boy scout troop.

 

Penelope Pineapple calls with Chris Ousley & Sara Foard.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, July 8, 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 July dances, visit the July "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 8, 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.

 

Kim Forry calls with Sligo Creek Stompers.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, July 12, 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 July dances, visit the July "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, July 13, 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!

 

Seth Tepfer calls with the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

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

Zouk DJ Dance

Friday, July 13, 8:00 pm - 2:00 am

Presenter: District Zouk

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

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

https://www.facebook.com/DistrictZouk/

 

International instructor Lucia Kubasova is coming to DC, and we're holding a special Friday night social with her!

 

Join District Zouk for a night of sensual Brazilian dancing, with guest instructor Lucia Kubasova from Prague!

 

- 8:00pm-9:00pm: International Zouk Flash Mob Training w/ Angelica Santana (https://www.facebook.com/events/1670684129716432/)

- 8:15pm-9:00pm: Beginner Brazilian Zouk class w/ District Zouk

- 9:00pm-10:00pm: Zouk Workshop w/ Lucia Kubasova

- 10:00pm-2:00am: Zouk Dancing w/ DJ Rx Zouk

 

 

 

Contra Hashdance Weekend: Daytime

Saturday, July 14, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Varies - Must Register in Advance (Link Below)

https://www.facebook.com/events/145506949421692/

 


 

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/hashdanceweekend

 

SATURDAY Daytime (Registered Weekend Attendees only)

Starting around 9:00 am with a callers workshop, workshops, dancing from 10 to lunch, lunch, dancing from 2 to dinner

 

Weekend Bands:

Barefoot (Edward Howe, fiddle; Jamie Oshima, feet, piano, guitar, straw)

The Ripples (Kristen Planeaux, piano, vocals; Gabrielle Lanza, percussion, vocals; Andrew Taylor, fiddle; Christopher Wood, guitar, strings)

 

Join us for this one of a kind weekend of hash calling, no-walk-throughs, ultra-challenging contras, squares and other formations that will challenge you to your core. William Mentor and Seth Tepfer are your callers for a wonderful one-off weekend of dancer fever dreams!

 

The weekend price is $100 and $80 for members of FSGW, CDSS, BFMS, and ATDS; there is also a $50 discount for youth/students and a limited number of $30 volunteer scholarships.

 

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

Contra Hashdance Weekend: Evening

Saturday, July 14, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $15 nonmembers/$12 FSGW members/$6 ages 17 and under

https://www.facebook.com/events/145506949421692/

 


 

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/hashdanceweekend

 

SATURDAY Night (Walk Ins Welcome - $6/$15/$12, included in weekend registration)

A "Zesty" Contra Dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion, 7:30 - 11:30, Calling by Seth and Will, Bands are Barefoot and Ripples

 

Weekend Bands:

Barefoot (Edward Howe, fiddle; Jamie Oshima, feet, piano, guitar, straw)

The Ripples (Kristen Planeaux, piano, vocals; Gabrielle Lanza, percussion, vocals; Andrew Taylor, fiddle; Christopher Wood, guitar, strings)

 

Join us for this one of a kind weekend of hash calling, no-walk-throughs, ultra-challenging contras, squares and other formations that will challenge you to your core. William Mentor and Seth Tepfer are your callers for a wonderful one-off weekend of dancer fever dreams!

 

The weekend price is $100 and $80 for members of FSGW, CDSS, BFMS, and ATDS; there is also a $50 discount for youth/students and a limited number of $30 volunteer scholarships.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 14, 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 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 July dances, visit the July "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Hashdance Weekend: Daytime

Sunday, July 15, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Varies - Must Register in Advance (Link Below)

https://www.facebook.com/events/145506949421692/

 


 

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/hashdanceweekend

 

SUNDAY Daytime (Registered Weekend Attendees only)

Starting around 9:00 am with a callers workshop, workshops, dancing from 10 to lunch, lunch, dancing from 2 to dinner

 

Weekend Bands:

Barefoot (Edward Howe, fiddle; Jamie Oshima, feet, piano, guitar, straw)

The Ripples (Kristen Planeaux, piano, vocals; Gabrielle Lanza, percussion, vocals; Andrew Taylor, fiddle; Christopher Wood, guitar, strings)

 

Join us for this one of a kind weekend of hash calling, no-walk-throughs, ultra-challenging contras, squares and other formations that will challenge you to your core. William Mentor and Seth Tepfer are your callers for a wonderful one-off weekend of dancer fever dreams!

 

The weekend price is $100 and $80 for members of FSGW, CDSS, BFMS, and ATDS; there is also a $50 discount for youth/students and a limited number of $30 volunteer scholarships.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, July 15, 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 July dances, visit the July "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 15, 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.

 

Seth Tepfer and Will Mentor call with Barefoot and The Ripples

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This dance is included in FSGW's Hashdance Weekend: 

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/hashdanceweekend

 

Join us for this one of a kind weekend of hash calling, no-walk-throughs, ultra-challenging contras, squares and other formations that will challenge you to your core. William Mentor and Seth Tepfer are your callers for a wonderful one-off weekend of dancer fever dreams!

 

The weekend price is $100 and $80 for members of FSGW, CDSS, BFMS, and ATDS; there is also a $50 discount for youth/students and a limited number of $30 volunteer scholarships.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, July 19, 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 July dances, visit the July "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, July 20, 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!

 

Melissa Chatham calls with Cabaret Sauvignon.

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, July 20, 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 July dances, visit the July "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 21, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Craig Gildner Big Band

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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 Bumper Car Pavilion!

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, July 22, 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 SUMMER WALTZ TRIO with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Liz Donaldson (piano).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, July 22, 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 July dances, visit the July "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 22, 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 with Polka Pants Trio.

 

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

Contra Dance | SPECIAL WEDNESDAY DANCE

Wednesday, July 25, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: This dance only: pay what you want

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present a very special Wednesday Contra dance. 

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

Janine Smith calls to Triple Helix with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute, saxophone), and Keith Gillis.

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, July 26, 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 July dances, visit the July "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, July 27, 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!

 

Alex Deis-Lauby calls to Gaslight Tinkers with Peter Siegel (mandolin, guitar, banjo), Garrett Sawyer (bass), Audrey Knuth (fiddle), Jopey Fitzpatrick (drums).

 

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

Swing Dance | Glenn Miller Orchestra

Saturday, July 28, 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

 


 

American Swing presents a swing dance with the Glenn Miller Orchestra in the Spanish Ballroom!

 

Just saying the "Glenn Miller Orchestra" immediately conjures up images of the Big Band Era. Since the time he formed his own orchestra in 1937 until his untimely disappearance over the English Channel in 1944, the Glenn Miller Orchestra provided the music that was the backbone of the Lindy Hop era. Classic songs like Tuxedo Junction, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Sunrise Serenade, Pennsylvania 6-5000, In the Mood, and more, will never go out of style.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, July 29, 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 July dances, visit the July "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 29, 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.

 

Valerie Young calls with Frog Hammer.

 

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