April 2019 - Dances

Blues Dance

Thursday, April 4, 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 April dances, visit the April "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, April 5, 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!

 

Tonight features the Jake Blount Band with caller Janine Smith.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, April 6, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: New Columbia Swing

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 with valid student or military ID

https://newcolumbiaswing.org/

 


 

New Columbia Swing presents a swing dance in the Spanish Ballroom with live music by The Bitter Dose Combo. Included in the admission is a beginning swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 pm, followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, April 7, 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 dance features live music by Gyrations. With Carrie Rose (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), and David Knight (fiddle)

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, April 7, 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 April dances, visit the April "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 7, 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.

 

Tonight's band is Sugar Beat with caller Stephanie Marie.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, April 11, 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 April dances, visit the April "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, April 12, 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!

 

April Blum calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, April 13, 8:00pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Advance: $15; Door: $20; $15 Partnership members & students

Contact Email: ldoyle@glenechopark.org

http://www.glenechopark.org

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership is proud to present a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. 

 

A beginner dance lesson will run from 8:00pm - 9:00pm, and is included in the cost of admission.  Following the lesson, dancing, with a live band from 9:00pm to midnight.  We encourage all to come out - no partner or prior experience necessary! 

 

Tonight's band and is Hot Club of Baltimore.

 

Learn more and purchase advance discounted tickets >>

 

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

Family Dance

Sunday, April 14, 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.

 

Today's band is Flutes and Fiddles.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, April 14, 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 April dances, visit the April "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 14, 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.

 

Tonight's band is Taylor Among the Devils with caller Penelope Weinberger.

 

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

Contra Sonic Dance

Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: FSGW

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $9; $7 for FSGW members, students, and youth (17 and under)

Contact Name: www.fsgw.org

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

Come experience Contra Sonic in the climate-controlled comfort of Glen Echo's Back Room.

It's high-energy and it's glow stick-fueled! FSGW now offers traditional called contra dancing with live mixed DJ music every other month. It could be techno, trance, electro pop, but whatever it is, it's fun to dance to. 

 

Beginner dance lesson at 7:30 pm followed by dancing from 8 - 11 pm. No partner or prior experience needed. 

 

Tonight's caller is Ann Fallon with DJ Luminous.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, April 18, 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 April dances, visit the April "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, April 19, 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!

 

Tonight's band is Grim Fandango with caller Gaye Fifer.

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, April 19, 8:30 pm - 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, dance from 9:00 pm -11:30 pm.

 

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

Swouk Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, April 20, 7:30 pm - 2:00 am

Presenter: District Zouk

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

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

 


Come join us for a night of Swouk (Zouk+West Coast Swing) from 7:30 PM to 2 AM! We will have a beginner and intermediate lesson with a social dance to follow. Please visit our Facebook Page for specific times, costs, instructors, and DJs!

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, April 20, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 ages 11-17 / $10 children 10 and younger

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

American Swing presents a swing dance with live music by The Tom Cunningham Orchestra in the Spanish Ballroom.

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm - midnight. The band plays two sets from 9 pm - 11:45 pm, followed by DJ music from 11:45 pm - 12 am. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, April 21, 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 dance features live music by Waverley Station with Liz Donaldson, David Knight, Ralph Gordon.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, April 21, 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 April dances, visit the April "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 21, 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.

 

Tonight's band is Are We There Yet with caller Andrea Nettleton.

 

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

Swing Dance

Thursday, April 25, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $20

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

https://dclx.org

 


 

As part of the 2019 Annual DC Lindy Exchange, DCLXtra presents both swing and blues dances with live music in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Lessons are from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, with dances to follow from 9:00 pm - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed!

 

The Swing band tonight is Gretchen and the Sidestar Six, and the blues band is Taryn Newborne and the Real Deal.

 

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

Contra Dance

Friday, April 26, 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!

 

Tonight's band is David Knight, Owen Morrison & Carrie Rose with caller Anna Rain.

 

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

Swing Dance

Friday, April 26, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $25

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

https://dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents a DCLXtra swing dance with live music by Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders in the Historic Spanish Ballroom. Lessons are from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, with a dance to follow from 9:00 pm - midnight. Late night swing and blues dances feature Taryn Newborne and the Real Deal and Bobby Hurricane Spencer.

 

No partner or prior experience needed!

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, April 27, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $25

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

https://dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents a DCLXtra swing dance with live music by The Jonathan Stout Orchestra in the Historic Spanish Ballroom. Lessons are from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, with a dance to follow from 9:00 pm - midnight. Late night Swing and Blues dances feature the Mint Julep Jazz Band and Chelsea Reed & the Fair Weather Five.

 

No partner or prior experience needed!

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, April 28, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Mike's Ballroom Blast

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $12

Contact Name: Mike Surratt

Contact Email: mikesurrattmusic@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 301-577-6488

http://www.ballroomblast.com

 


 

Join us in the Spanish Ballroom on Sunday afternoon for Mike’s Ballroom Blast – 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 April dances, visit the April "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Argentine Tango

Sunday, April 28, 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 April dances, visit the April "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 28, 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.

 

Tonight's band is is Stomp Rocket with caller Diane Silver.

 

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