August 2018 - Swing

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 4, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Jam Cellar

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 general / $15 students and military with valid ID

Contact Email: huh@thejamcellar.com

http://www.thejamcellar.com

 


 

The Jam Cellar presents a swing dance with live music by The Rhythm Queens in the Spanish Ballroom. Included in admission is a beginning swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 pm, followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Tonight's band, The Rhythm Queens, is a special 6-piece ensemble created and led by Shannon Gunn and Halley Shoenberg. Gunn and Shoenberg are both respected bandleaders in their own right, so we can't wait to see what kind of magical synergy results when they take the stage as co-bandleaders.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 11, 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 live music in the Spanish Ballroom. 

 

The Olney Big Band is a traditional jazz big band, comprised of professional and talented musicians from the Washington, DC area. The band specializes in performance of classic swing, dance and jazz music from the Big Band Era of the ‘30s and ‘40s; its mission is to bring the sounds of big band music into the mainstream for current and future generations to enjoy.

 

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

Swouk Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, August 18, 7:00 pm - 2:00 am

Presenter: District Zouk

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $20 before 9:30 pm / $10 after 9:30 pm

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

 


 

Come join us for another night of Brazilian zouk & West Coast Swing! This time we'll have guest instructor K-yo visiting from Brazil. He's known for his unique style of soulzouk, and this will be his first time back in North America in the last two years. He's coming for DCBX, a multi-genre latin dance festival in Washington, DC August 23-27, so this will be a pre-party to get ready for that full weekend of dancing.

 

CLASSES:

7:00 - 7:45 pm Beginner Zouk & West Coast Swing class

- Brazilian Zouk with District Zouk: learn or review the basic steps and patterns of this dance so you can use them that night at the social

- West Coast Swing with Daniel Pavlov: WCS foundations, including timing, footwork, and connection, as well as basic patterns (sugar push, side passes)

 

7:45 – 8:00 pm Zouk/WCS Mixer

We encourage advanced dancers to come early and practice/dance with newcomers! Let's show them the love in our communities :)

 

8:00 - 9:30 pm Zouk Workshop with K-yo Victor

Body Movement and Flow

Brazilian Zouk is known for its undulations and smooth flow, and K-yo is one of the masters of this kind of dancing. Learn from him how to execute moving body rolls and isolations and maintain flow throughout your dance.

 

DANCING:

9:30pm-2:00am Zouk & WCS Party w/ DJ Chuky & DJ Prozac

Most music will be danceable for both dances, so we'll keep you dancing all night!

Note: We will once again have media staff at the social in order to help us continue to promote swouk in DC. Please let them know if you do not want your picture or video taken!

 

WHO IS K-YO?

K-yo Victor is a well-renowned Brazilian Zouk instructor and DJ from Brasilia, Brazil. His style of teaching focuses on slower, soulful zouk movements with musicality and partner connection. He was one of the first Brazilian Zouk instructors in North America, helping to develop the zouk scene in New York, Toronto, Montreal, Miami, Knoxville, and Washington.

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 18, 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 Rock-a-Sonics 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 August dances, visit the August "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 25, 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 live music in the Spanish Ballroom. 

 

At an impressively young age, the talented Josh Christina has already seen the big city lights of country music capital Nashville when recording his first album, as well as performing on the international television stage of Ireland’s Late Late Show. 

Josh Christina is the future of Rock ’n’ Roll, folks! He plays it the way it was meant to be played. How this 21-year-old musician plays with the soul of Ray Charles, the piano with the feel of Jerry Lee Lewis, the energy of Elvis Presley and the rhythm of the legendary rock n’ roll guitar player, Chuck Berry, who all had their biggest hits before he was born, in fact, before his parents were born, is beyond me!

— Daryl Davis - Legendary Blues Musician

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