December 2018 - Swing

Swing Dance

Saturday, December 1, 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 by Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Lessons are from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, with a dance to follow from 9:00 pm - midnight. 

 

Lessons are offered from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm -

- Beginner lesson (included in your admission) in the Spanish Ballroom

- Intermediate Shag lesson ($5) in the Ballroom Back Room

 

No partner or prior experience needed!

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, December 15, 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 Daryl Davis Band 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 December dances, visit the December "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Swing Dance

Saturday, December 22, 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.”

 

After 35 years of swing at Glen Echo Park, come say farewell to talented Orchestra.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, December 29, 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 GOOD SHOT JUDY in the Spanish Ballroom.

 

Good Shot Judy delivers top-notch classic vocal jazz. Think Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, glitz, and glamour. Real entertainment from an era that was not only filled with great singers, performers, and great songs but whose legacy has become synonymous with what great entertainment really is. From the swingin’ sounds of Basie, and contemporaries like Michael Buble, and Harry Connick Jr., to the beautiful ballads of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and back to the high energy Latin Dance big band sound, Good Shot Judy will have you up and dancing! We are THRILLED to present this band from Williamsburg, VA, in a traditional swing dance environment. Expect a packed dance floor!

 

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

New Year's Eve Swing Dance

Monday, December 31, 8:00 pm - 12:30 am

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $25 advance / $35 at the door

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://americanswing.org

 


 

It's a Boogie Woogie New Year's Eve!

 

ADVANCE TICKETS $25 Advance tickets available until 11:59 pm on Sunday, December 30!

 

$35 TICKETS AT THE DOOR — Tickets may be purchased online or pay at the door.

 

Mr. Boogie's back in town! Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88’s are the torch bearers of a great American musical heritage, taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits and swingin’ little big bands of the 40’s. Mitch takes his cue from Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway, Joe and Jimmie Liggins, Louis Prima, to name just a few.

 

In 1985, 72 year-old Pinetop Perkins, one of the founding fathers of Boogie Woogie and considered to be one of the greatest Blues and Boogie pianists, selected 27 year-old Daryl Davis to succeed him in the piano and vocal slot of the Muddy Waters Legendary Blues Band. Daryl Davis has worked with countless greats such as Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, The Coasters and he is a long-standing, regular player, in Chuck Berry’s current band.

 

Together, Mitch Woods and Daryl Davis will provide a fabulous swinging new year! Beginner swing lesson 8-9pm, dance 9pm-12:30am. Purchase tickets HERE

 

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