September 2018 - All Events

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 1, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $20 / $15 students and GEPPAC members

Contact Email: reitan@glenechopark.org

http://www.glenechopark.org

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a swing dance with live music by The Joker's Wild in the historic Bumper Car Pavilion. 

 

Local musician Vince Borrelli founded The Joker's Wild in 1998 and the band has been swinging ever since. This five-piece outfit has a huge repertoire ranging from jazz standards to rock 'n roll, and many songs feature Vince's outstanding vocals. 

 

A beginner dance lesson runs from 8 - 9 pm with the fine instructors from Flying Feet and is included in the cost of admission, followed by dancing from 9 pm - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

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

Waltz Dance | FREE

Sunday, September 2, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free!

Contact Email: info@waltztimedances.org

http://www.waltztimedances.org

 


 

As part of our Labor Day weekend festivities, this dance will be completely FREE and open to the public! It's a perfect opportunity to give our Waltzes a try.

 

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 DEVINE COMEDY with Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), John Devine (guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

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

Family Dance | FREE

Sunday, September 2, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: FREE!

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

As part of our Labor Day weekend festivities, this dance will be completely FREE and open to the public! It's a perfect opportunity to give our Family Dances a try.

 

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 Hammer and String.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 2, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, September 2, 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.

 

Penelope Weinberger calls with Hammer and String.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 6, 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, September 7, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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!

 

Jean Gibson-Gorrindo calls to Cloud Ten with Cedar Stanistreet (fiddle), Donal Sheets (guitar, cello, mandolin), Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin (accordion, piano).

 

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

Swing Dance Workshops

Saturday, September 8, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Capital City Swingout

Location: Back Room, Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20/workshop (packages available at capitalcityswing.org)

http://www.capitalcityswing.org

 


 

As part of their swing dance workshop weekend, Capital City Swingout presents an afternoon of workshops. Some of the outstanding instructors include Andy Reid, Mia Goldsmith, Skye Humphries, and Naomi Uyama.

 

Please check back for class details.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 8, 8:00 pm - 2:00 am

Presenter: Capital City Swingout

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 with valid student ID

http://www.capitalcityswing.org

 


 

As part of their swing dance workshop weekend, Capital City Swingout presents an evening swing dance with live music in the Spanish Ballroom. Tonight's band will be Naomi & Her Handsome Devils

 

Naomi & Her Handsome Devils are a 7 piece band striving for the sound of that swing era sweet spot. Naomi founded the Devils after working with some of the best bands on the swing dance/lindy hop scene, and as a top international lindy hopper herself she knew just what she wanted to hear on the dance floor and just who she wanted to play it. The Devils have decades of experience playing hot jazz as some of the top young talent in the Chicago and New York traditional jazz scenes, and Naomi hand picked her favorite musicians to come together and make music. Put it all together and you have a modern band with a vintage sound, swinging dance floors around the world.

Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until 2:00 am. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

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

Swing Dance Workshops

Sunday, September 9, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Capital City Swingout

Location: Back Room, Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20/workshop (packages available at capitalcityswing.org)

http://www.capitalcityswing.org

 


 

As part of their swing dance workshop weekend, Capital City Swingout presents an afternoon of workshops. Some of the outstanding instructors include Andy Reid, Mia Goldsmith, Skye Humphries, and Naomi Uyama.

 

Please check back for class details.

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, September 9, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Mike's Ballroom Blast

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $12

Contact Name: Mike Surratt

Contact Email: mikesurrattmusic@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 301-577-6488

http://www.ballroomblast.com

 


 

Join us for this special edition of Mike’s Ballroom Blast in the Bumper Car Pavilion – featuring Mike Surratt & the ECB playing a wide variety of dance music to include Foxtrot, Rumba, Samba, Mambo, Tango, Cha-Cha, Merengue, Waltz, Swing, and More! A dance lesson for all levels is presented at 3 pm, followed by dancing to wonderful live music from 3:30 - 6:00 pm. Admission includes the lesson. No partner or prior experience needed

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 9, 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, September 9, 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.

 

Jean Gorrindo calls with Cloud Ten.

 

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

Swing Dance

Tuesday, September 11, 7:30 - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Institute of Musical Traditions

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 advance

http://www.imtfolk.org

 


 

Advance tickets available HERE for $20

 

Institute of Musical Traditions is proud to present a special Gypsy Jazz Swing Dance with Grammy Award-winner John Jorgenson and the John Jorgenson Quintet!

 

At 7:30 pm the night begins with an hour-long dance workshop, and then at 8.30pm the DANCE BEGINS! (but don't worry, we'll have plenty of seating if you're still not quite ready to take the floor!)

 

John Jorgenson’s style has been called “Gypsy Jazz” after the dynamic string-driven swing created by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in 1930s Paris, but John Jorgenson’s compositions draw in elements from Latin, Romanian, Classical, Rock and Greek music, so “21st Century World Music” is perhaps a more apt description.

 

The John Jorgenson Quintet is the only American act to ever headline the prestigious Django Reinhardt Memorial Festival in France, and has been featured at other “Djangofests” in the US, UK, Germany and Canada. For the films Gattaca and Head in the Clouds, Jorgenson was tapped to recreate Django’s music, and in the latter he even appeared onscreen as Django with stars Charlize Theron and Penelope Cruz.

 

At performances of the John Jorgenson Quintet, audiences are awestruck by not only Jorgenson’s skillful guitar playing, but the solo clarinet and bouzouki as well. Djangobooks perfectly articulates, “If he comes around, don’t miss him. The show is golden. The music soars.”

 

Visit John's website at www.johnjorgenson.com.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 13, 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, September 14, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / Free 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!

 

Bill Wellington calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 15, 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Tom Cunningham Orchestra

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 general / $15 students

http://www.tomcunningham.com

 


 

Hear for yourself why Frankie Manning, one of the original Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers and an icon to the Swing World, called the Tom Cunningham Orchestra “the Swingin’est Band in all the Land!” The 16-piece orchestra’s appearances at Glen Echo Park are a Washington institution going back to 1983 and celebrated on TV, radio, newspapers and in books. So take a tip from The Washington Post’s Mike Joyce, “The Cunningham Band is bound to please.”

 

Enjoy a beginning swing lesson with Tom & Debra of Gottaswing at 8 pm, followed by dancing from 9 to 11:30 pm. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, September 16, 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 LARRY UNGER & FRIENDS with Larry Unger (fiddle), Elke Baker (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 16, 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, September 16, 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.

 

Susan Taylor calls with Larry Unger and Friends.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 20, 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, September 21, 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 Michaels calls to Maivish with Adam Broome (guitar, jaw harp), Jaige Trudel (fiddle), Matt Olwell (flute, percussion).

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, September 21, 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Swing Dance Aerials Workshop

Saturday, September 22, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: 18 and up

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $30 per person / $40 for workshop and swing dance

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

AERIALS WORKSHOP ONLY, 6:30-8:30pm, $30/person (That's $5 off the regular price for a two-hour aerials class)

AERIALS WORKSHOP AND DANCE WITH HOT CLUB OF BALTIMORE in the Ballroom, $40

 

Workshop held in the Ballroom Backroom. No pre-registration available; just show up! Cash, check and credit card payment accepted. Make checks payable to Gottaswing.

 

Oh boy! Glenn and Janice, those death-defying aerialists we all love to watch in the dance jams, are teaching a two-hour aerials workshop preceding our dance in the Ballroom with the HOT CLUB OF BALTIMORE. Glenn and Janice will teach approximately four aerials, ranging from easy to more challenging. They will assess attendees’ skill level and pick aerials they deem suitable for the group. With a repertoire of over 170 aerials, Glenn and Janice know they’ll be able to provide material that is of interest to everyone. PARTNER REQUIRED; all participants must sign a waiver.

 

Note: Email Glenn and Janice at JG@Gottaswing.com for clothing requirements, safety information, and other questions you may have on the workshop.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 22, 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 by the Hot Club of Baltimore in the Spanish Ballroom. 

 

The Hot Club of Baltimore performs arrangements of the Django Reinhardt repertoire and '30s and '40s swing music. Appearing as a trio and a quintet, tonight the Hot Club is bringing it's full line-up, including captivating vocalist Alexis Tantau on songs by Edith Piaf, Eartha Kitt, Charles Trenet, Maxine Sullivan, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee, to name but a few. Led by Michael Joseph Harris.

 

Special Offer! AERIALS WORKSHOP WITH GLENN AND JANICE in the Ballroom Backroom, 6:30-8:30pm, $40 including the dance at 9pm.


The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom & Debra from 8 - 9 pm. Band plays two sets 9-11:45pm; DJ music 11:45 pm - midnight. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

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

Contrastock VIII - All-Day Dances!

Sunday, September 23, 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $40 general / $35 FSGW members / $25 Students & Youth

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents the 8th Annual ContraStock contra dance festival. The dancing runs from 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm and features several bands and callers.

 

Callers: Will Mentor, Nils Fredland, Susan Michaels

Bands: Elixir, Maivish, Wake Up Robin

 

Full day tickets available in advance and at the door.

(Email dance@fsgw.org to find out about $25 volunteer-ticket opportunities.)

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 23, 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 27, 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, September 28, 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!

 

George Marshall calls to Wild Asparagus with Ann Percival (piano, guitar, vocals) David Cantieni (flutes, tin-whistle, oboe, saxophone, bombard), Becky Tracy (fiddle), George Marshall (concertina, bodhran, bones).

 

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

Saturday Morning Family-Friendly Swing Dance

Saturday, September 29, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8 / children under 13 free

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

We know how it is, babies. Ever since you joined your family, your parents have been talking about how they never get a chance to go out swing dancing anymore, so tell them about this great Saturday DJ dance that's parent and children-friendly. They won't have to worry about getting a babysitter, because the whole family can attend together. They won't have to worry about bothering other dancers, because you're all in the same playpen! The music will be soft and the lights will be up, so Mommies and Daddies can get their swing on in a family-friendly setting.

 

Children must be supervised by a guardian at all times. Adults do not have to be accompanied by a baby (but they must like babies!). 

Parents/guardians are entirely responsible for their children and child care is NOT provided by GEPPAC or American Swing.

 

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

Zouk and West Coast Workshops

Saturday, September 29, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Presenter: District Zouk

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Spanish Ballroom and Back Room

Admission: Varies - see below for details

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

 


 

Swouk DC is partnering with Zouk Heat DC to offer a day of workshops and dancing with top West Coast Swing pros Jakub Jakoubek and Emeline Rochefeuille (J'Em) and international Brazilian zouk instructors Thayná Trovick and Léo Chaffe during the last weekend of September! It is so incredibly rare that DC gets a chance to learn the ways of the smooth and silky European WCS connection, which is why we thought of no better couple to invite other than Jakub and Emeline! For the first time EVER, they will be coming down to teach over 8 hours of workshops, culminating in a specialized mini-intensive geared toward Advanced/All-Star level dancers. Plus, this was a great opportunity to pair them with Léo and Thayná so we can offer leveled WCS, zouk and swouk workshops.

 

Daytime Workshops (more details available HERE)

10am-1pm Beginner WCS workshops w/ Jakub & Emeline and Lia & Daniel

12-3pm Zouk Progressive Track workshops w/ Léo & Thayná

3-5pm Intermediate WCS workshops w/ Jakub & Emeline

5-6pm Leader/Follower WCS Styling Workshops w/ Jakub & Emeline

6-7pm Advanced Invite-only Zouk workshop w/ Léo & Thayná

 

September Swouk Party (Zouk + WCSwing)

7-8pm Beginner WCS & Zouk Classes w/ Daniel Pavlov & District Zouk

8-9:30pm Swouk Workshop w/ Jakub & Emeline

9:30pm-2am Swouk party w/ DJ LOJYK & DJ Chuky

 

Details on ticketing options available HERE.

 

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

Swouk Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, September 29, 7:00 pm - 2:30 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!

 

CLASSES:

7pm-8pm Beginner Zouk & West Coast Swing class with District Zouk and Daniel Pavlov 

Concurrent beginner courses for those new or needing refreshers to these dances

- Zouk Topics - TBA

- WCS Topics - TBA

 

8-9:30pm Zouk and West Coast Swing Workshop w/ Jakub & Emeline

Champion instructors Jakub Jakoubek and Emeline Rochefeuille will be in DC for a weekend of workshops and will be teaching our swouk workshop before the party. 

 

DANCING:

9:30pm-2:30am Zouk & WCS Party w/ DJ LOJYK and DJ Chuky

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

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 29, 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

https://dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents a DCLXtra swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Tonight's band is Baltimore-based Sarah Sullivan & the New Old FashionedsBeginner lesson (included in your admission) from 8:00 - 9:00 pm, followed by dancing from 9:00 - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 30, 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 September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, September 30, 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.

 

George Marshall calls with Wild Asparagus.

 

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