November 2019 - Swing

Swing Dance

Saturday, November 2, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Craig Gildner Big Band

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 general / $14 students

Contact Email: craig@bluesky5.com

http://www.cgbigswing.com/

 


 

The Craig Gildner Big Band presents A Nat King Cole Centennial Celebration in the historic Spanish Ballroom! The Craig Gildner Big Band is a thirteen piece repertoire orchestra authentically recreating the sounds of the swing era made famous by Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Artie Shaw and others. Arrangements are direct transcriptions and stock selections that would have been played back in the day by bands across the country. Adding to the period feel, the rhythm section boasts calfskin drums arranged in a manner much like Krupa’s, gut wound bass strings, acoustic rhythm guitar on a vintage Gibson L7, and stride piano solos.

 

The musicianship is of the highest caliber. Bandleader Craig Gildner handpicked each and every section from DC’s pool of talented musicians. The band can whisper and scream… and everything in between…all in just one song!

 

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.

Swing Dance

Saturday, November 9, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 students

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Come salute our veterans at the annual Veteran's Day WWII Canteen Swing Dance featuring live music in the Spanish Ballroom. Flying Feet will donate proceeds from tonight's dance to the USOWith Eric Felten's Jump Seven, featuring the music of Frank Sinatra, with a special celebration of the Reverend Arnold Taylor.

 

The night begins with a beginner Swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 pm and is followed by dancing from 9 pm to midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

Swing Dance

Saturday, November 16, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: New Columbia Swing

Location: Spanish Ballroom/ Ballroom Back Room

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 Boilermaker Jazz Band. 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.

 

Advanced Balboa and Bal-Swing lesson in the Ballroom Back Room from 8pm-9pm. The class will be $20 and taught by some of DC's balboa champs! 

 

  • 8-9pm Beginner lesson (free with admission)
  • 8-9pm Advanced Balboa and Bal-Swing lesson ($20)
  • 9pm-12am Social dance
    • Admission: $20; $15 with military or student ID

Swing/Blues Dance with Cathy Ponton King Band

Saturday, November 23 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

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

Contact Email: rsherman@glenechopark.org

https://glenechopark.org/CPKdance

 


 

Join us on Saturday, November 23, for a Swing & Blues Dance with Cathy Ponton King Band in the historic Spanish Ballroom.

 

Your ticket to the dance includes a complimentary one-hour blues dance lesson from 8pm to 9pm, followed by dancing from 9pm to midnight. 

 

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

 

Learn more on the event page >>

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Swing Dance

Saturday, November 30, 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 UK's top Jive and Swing Band, the JIVE ACES are back for a holiday weekend dance! This wildly popular group has performed at thousands of festivals, theaters and events throughout the UK, Europe and the USA, as well as Japan, Israel and the Caribbean. Known for their high-energy music and spectacular stage show, you’ll be treated to swing and R&B classics made famous by greats such as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Big Joe Turner, and Sammy Davis, Jr., among others.

 

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.