January 2020 - All Events

NEW YEAR'S EVE Swing Dance

Tuesday, December 31, 8:00 pm - 12:15 am

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $30 advance, $40 at the door / $20 ages 11-17, $10 ages 10 and younger

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

American Swing presents New Year's Eve with CITY RHYTHM ORCHESTRA in the historic Spanish Ballroom! 

 

The tagline on their website says it all -- Great Music, Great Fun -- and CITY RHYTHM ORCHESTRA is all that and more. City Rhythm has a distinct style and sound that has been popular in their hometown of Philadelphia and around the world for many years. Led by Pete Spina and Nick Vallerio, their extraordinary performances at weddings, corporate events, nightclubs and tribute shows, are always tremendously entertaining. The band has been a long-time favorite of Gottaswing and are delighted to be back in DC to celebrate the new year with us. Look forward to a night of straight-ahead swing that'll keep you on the dance floor all night long.

 

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Beginner swing lesson 8-9pm, dance 9pm-12:15am


• ADVANCE TICKETS $30—Advance tickets available until 11:59pm on Monday, December 30. Advance ticket purchasers will check in at the will-call desk at the door.  Online ticket purchase is by credit card payment only. Tickets are non-refundable. 


• DOOR ADMISSION $40 ($20, Ages 11-17; $10, Ages 10 and younger; photo ID required for age verification)


Advance ticket purchasers will check in at the will-call desk at the door.

Saturday Art Explorers

Ongoing

Saturday - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: Kids under 10 years old

Location: Candy Corner

Admission: $5 per parent/child pair, or $8 for two children with adult

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2222

http://glenechopark.org/artexplorers

 


 

Cancelled

 

For any questions or concerns please email info@glenechopark.org. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Information HERE

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, January 2, 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.

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Ongoing

Fall & Winter (September through March):

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     Friday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

Spring (March through May): 

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     Friday-Sunday: 11am to 4pm

     Storytime Fridays at 11:30am

 

Summer (June through August): 

     Monday & Tuesday: Closed

     Wednesday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

 

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $7 general public; $5 military and seniors; FREE for Children under 2

Contact Phone: 301-955-6256

http://glenechopark.org/aquarium

 


 

Cancelled

 

For any questions or concerns please email info@glenechopark.org. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Information HERE

Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series

Friday, January 3, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Presenter: Words Out Loud

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Room 302, North Arcade Building

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 240-899-6514

 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to host Words Out Loud, a monthly spoken word series! 

 

Meetings typically take place the first Friday of each month and feature readings by accomplished authors, followed by literary trivia and an open mic session.

 

Room 302 is in the North Arcade building. Enter to the right of the neon POPCORN sign across from the Carousel and take the stairs or elevator to the third floor.

 

Judith Bowles earned her MFA from American University where she taught creative writing. Of her first book, The Gatherer (2014), David Baker wrote, “Bowles’ aesthetic is shaped by clarity and a rightness of detail, minimal and revealing.” Unlocatable Source (2019) was praised by Richard Peabody: ”Her agile water music opens a treasure chest of magic and pain before floating us toward an oceanic satori.” She was poet in residence at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, Washington in April, 2019. She has read at Politics and Prose, the Writer’s Center, Glen Echo, and many schools and libraries. Bowles’ work has appeared in Gargoyle Magazine, Delmarva Review, Innisfree Journal of Poetry, Better Than Starbucks, Ekphrastic Review and Cobalt.
 
Joanne Rocky Delaplaine’s first poetry book, The Local World (2019. Word Tech Editions), was named one of the top ten poetry books of 2019 by Beltway Poetry Quarterly. Her poems have appeared in Poet Lore, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Ekphrastic Review, Innisfree, International Literary Quarterly, and more, and won honors such as Best of the Net 2015, first place in the Bethesda Literary Festival Poetry Contest, 2014, and first place in The Northern Virginia Review contest 2013. She is a Maryland native and for the past five years co-directed the Café Muse reading series in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She has taught poetry workshops for the Split this Rock Poetry Festival, the Great Labor Arts Exchange, and the Mariposa Poetry Festival, returning to the latter in Puerto Rico in August.

 

Glen Echo Folk Dance

Saturday, January 4, 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

 

Presenter: Glen Echo Folk Dancers

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: Free

Contact Name: Jamie Platt

Contact Email: dancingplanet@erols.com

Contact Phone: 301-466-3018

http://www.dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance.htm

 

Glen Echo Folk Dancers
celebrate their first event at the
Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom Back Room
Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 3-6 pm
Teaching at 3 pm followed by recorded request dancing and live music with Lyuti Chushki
 
Waltz to celebrate another great year
Live music by Dance du Jour (Alexander Mitchell, Liz Donaldson, and Ralph Gordon)
7:30-11 pm
 

 

Free admission.  Refreshments all day and evening

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 4, 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 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.

 

Live music by Seth Kibel Quintet featuring Flo Anito and Matt Kelley

Waltz Dance

Sunday, January 5, 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 Waltz Weavers

Argentine Tango

Sunday, January 5, 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.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, January 5, 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.

 

Live Music by Jesse Ball

 

Folk Dance

Wednesday, January 8, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Folk Dancers

Location: Arcade Building 302/303

Admission: $8

Contact Name: Jamie Platt

Contact Email: dancingplanet@erols.com

Contact Phone: 301-466-3018

http://www.dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance.htm

 


 

Glen Echo Folk Dancers proudly presents a weekly Wednesday night dance. The lesson will be from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm and the dance will be from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm with DJ music.

Blues Dance

Thursday, January 9, 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.

Contra Dance

Friday, January 10, 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!

 

Live music by Glen Echo Open Band

 

Paper Complex

January 11 - February 16, 2020

Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 12am to 6pm

 

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


In Paper Complex, artists Jessica Beels, Ellen Kennedy, and Saaraliisa Ylitalo display the myriad ways to manipulate paper. Their distinctive styles and techniques tell the stories of their individual explorations and artistic processes. The thoughtful details and conceptual designs in their works are meditative, inviting viewers to experience the complexities of paper transformation. Each work evokes a deeper meaning; our interaction with paper has cross-cultural differences and significances. This show meets at the intersection of acknowledging this everyday material and the limitless ways in which paper can be manipulated, transformed, and reimagined. 

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, January 11, 4 to 6pm

RSVP

Fran Abrams "Unpainted Colors"

January 11, 2020 - February 15, 2020

Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm

 

 

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Park View Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


Fran Abrams' work in Unpainted Colors is created from polymer clay and is designed to be hung on the wall like a bas relief. Polymer clay is a man-made substance that begins as blocks of solid-colored clay-like material. The clay colors blend just like blending paints. Like many polymer clay artists, Abrams uses a pasta machine to condition the clay, to blend colors, and to achieve complex designs. Her work is unusual because of what is not there. There is no paint. All of the colors come from the clay itself. The focus is not only on blending the various color clays, but also on manipulating the results to express the themes of the pieces. The works are framed and presented without glass, allowing the viewer to see the intricacies of the designs.

 

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, January 11, 4 to 6pm

RSVP

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 11, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: The price is $20/$15 student/military

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

https://dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents a DCLXtra swing dance with live music by Renée McGee’s South Road Swing in the Spanish Ballroom.

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

 

No partner or prior experience needed!

 

DCLX presents: Renee McGee's South Road Swing

Family Dance

Sunday, January 12, 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.

 

Live music TBD

 

 

Argentine Tango

Sunday, January 12, 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.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, January 12, 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.

 

Live Music by Carrie Rose, Owen Morrison, David Knight

 

Folk Dance

Wednesday, January 15, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Folk Dancers

Location: Arcade Building 302/303

Admission: $8

Contact Name: Jamie Platt

Contact Email: dancingplanet@erols.com

Contact Phone: 301-466-3018

http://www.dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance.htm

 


 

Glen Echo Folk Dancers proudly presents a weekly Wednesday night dance. The lesson will be from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm and the dance will be from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm with DJ music.

Blues Dance

Thursday, January 16, 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.

Rapunzel

January 17 - February 16, 2020

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: Pre-K - Grade 4

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

Rapunzel is a fantastic one-woman show that puts a twist on the Disney version. As with most Puppet Co. Theatre shows, the story follows the original, classic fairytale. Master puppeteer Liz Dapo will return with her one-woman performance of this timeless classic.

 

Age recommendation: PreK - Grade 4; Running time: 45 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Contra Dance

Friday, January 17, 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!

 

Live music by The Bouncers

 

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, January 17, 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.

 

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 18, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Craig Gildner Big Band

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 general / $18 students

Contact Email: craig@bluesky5.com

http://www.cgbigswing.com/

 


 

The Craig Gildner Big Band presents live music by Count Basie and Nat King Cole 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.

Waltz Dance

Sunday, January 19, 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 Waltzing Stars Trio

Argentine Tango

Sunday, January 19, 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.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, January 19, 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.

 

Live Music by Countercurrent

 

Folk Dance

Wednesday, January 22, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Folk Dancers

Location: Arcade Building 302/303

Admission: $8

Contact Name: Jamie Platt

Contact Email: dancingplanet@erols.com

Contact Phone: 301-466-3018

http://www.dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance.htm

 


 

 

Glen Echo Folk Dancers proudly presents a weekly Wednesday night dance. The lesson will be from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm and the dance will be from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm with DJ music.

Blues Dance

Thursday, January 23, 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.

Contra Dance

Friday, January 24, 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!

 

Live music by JWalk

 

Swouk Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, January 25, 7:00 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 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! www.facebook.com/SwoukDC

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 25, 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.

 

Swing. Jump Blues. Vintage Lounge. Boogie Woogie. Formed in 2017, The Alpha Rhythm Kings have created quite a stir with music fans, having crafted an exciting California sound, with what Roots Music Magazine No Depression calls "the badge of authenticity." The band's top quality musicians, with Robert Dehlinger's blazing trumpet and "magnetic" singing (Jazz Corner) leading the way, are a favorite with swing dancers. Their debut recording, "California Boogie," featuring their exciting original arrangement of "Oh Marie," is a "truly happening party record" (Jazz Corner), and one of the "greatest swingin' releases worldwide" (Hey Mister Jesse).

 

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.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, January 26, 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.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, January 26, 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.

 

Live Music by Rachel Eddy & the Rock Farmers

 

Folk Dance

Wednesday, January 29, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Folk Dancers

Location: Arcade Building 302/303

Admission: $8

Contact Name: Jamie Platt

Contact Email: dancingplanet@erols.com

Contact Phone: 301-466-3018

http://www.dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance.htm

 


 

Glen Echo Folk Dancers proudly presents a weekly Wednesday night dance. The lesson will be from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm and the dance will be from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm with DJ music.

Blues Dance

Thursday, January 30, 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.

Contra Dance

Friday, January 31, 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!

 

Live music by Owen Morrison, David Knight & Carrie Rose