September 2019 - Swing

Swing Dance

Saturday, Septemer 7, 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.

 

Once upon a time, Jump Blues Band THE UPTOWN RHYTHM KINGS, headlined by ERIC SHOUTIN'  SHERIDAN, were IT. Every DC swing dancer and jump-blues fan knew: Sheridan's late '40s/early '50s-style belting and his horn-led combo's honking rowdiness were more than nostalgia-act trappings. Sheridan's energetic renditions of boomin' cuts by the likes of Roy Milton and Ike Turner, steeped in the historical origins and ongoing vitality of R&B-based reelin' and rockin' jump blues, were the real thing. Eventually, the Kings disbanded and Eric moved to Chicago, but the music never stopped. Now headlining the North Avenue Stompers in Chicago, Eric returns to DC to reunite with the Rhythm Kings for a not-to-be-missed night of incredible Jump Blues at the Spanish Ballroom.

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom & Debra from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Band plays two sets 9:00 pm -11:45 pm; DJ music 11:45 pm - midnight. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

Swing Dance Workshops

Saturday, September 14, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

 

Presenter: Capital City Swingout

Location: Spanish Ballroom/Ballroom Back Room

Admission: Admission $20 per hourlong workshop

http://www.capitalcityswing.org

Join us for intermediate and advanced lindy hop workshops with international instructors Peter Strom, Naomi Uyama, Andy Reid, and Mia Halloran. 

 

Workshop times:

10:00 am - 10:30 am

10:45 am - 1:00 pm

2:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 14, 8:00 pm - 2:00 am

Presenter: Capital City Swingout

Location: Spanish Ballroom/Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $20/$15 student

http://www.capitalcityswing.org

 

Beginner lesson at 8 pm and dance from 9 pm - midnight. Then a DJ late night dance in the Back Room until 2 am.

 

Capital City Swing is thrilled to present Naomi and Her Handsome Devils as part of Capital City Swingout weekend. 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 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.

 

Capital City Swing presenting Naomi and Her Handsom Devils

 

 

 

 

Swing Dance Workshops

Sunday, September 15, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

 

Presenter: Capital City Swingout

Location: Spanish Ballroom/Ballroom Back Room/Arcade Classrooms

Admission: Admission $20 per hourlong workshop

http://www.capitalcityswing.org

Join us for intermediate and advanced lindy hop workshops with international instructors Peter Strom, Naomi Uyama, Andy Reid, and Mia Halloran. 

 

Workshop times:

11:00 am - 1:15 pm

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

DANCE PARTY with Soul Crackers

Saturday, September 21, 8:00 pm - 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: rsherman@glenechopark.org

http://www.glenechopark.org/soulcrackers

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a DANCE PARTY with the renowned Soul Crackers in the historic Spanish Ballroom. The music encompasses Memphis & Motown soul, and features timeless songs by artists like Jr. Walker, Otis Redding, and Sam & Dave. Over their 35-year career, the Soul Crackers have performed at The White House and throughout the VA, MD, DC area at notable venues.

 

A beginner dance lesson with Clyde Wright & Sacha Baniel-Stark will run from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, and is included in the cost of admission.  Following the lesson, dancing runs from 9:00 pm to midnight. 

 

Come to dance, or to listen to the music, or both! 

 

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Saturday Morning Family - Friendly Swing Dance

Saturday, September 28, 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.

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 28, 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 Grand St. Stompers in the Spanish Ballroom.

Lessons are from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, with a dance to follow from 9:00 pm - midnight. 

http://grandststompers.com/

 

No partner or prior experience needed!