February 2020 - All Events

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) 634-2228

http://glenechopark.org/artexplorers

 


 

Every Saturday morning drop in at the Candy Corner for some art activites. Most activities take around 30 minutes and change from week to week. No pre-registration required.

Presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership with generous support of The Primary Day School.

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

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

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

 


 

Come visit the Glen Echo Park Aquarium. Touch tanks, a pirate ship, interactive games, and more! Learn more on Glen Echo Park Aquarium's resident page.

Swing Dance

Saturday, February 1, 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.
 

BATTLE OF THE BALTIMORE BANDS: A night you won't want to miss! Baltimore bandleaders and mortal enemies SETH KIBEL and TOMAS DRGON fight to the finish onstage at the Spanish Ballroom. Fingers will bleed, lips will bruise, tears will be shed, musicians will cry "uncle!"

 
Okay, we're kidding. What we are going to have is two fantastic musicians bringing their equally-fantastic bands together for a really fun night of great dance music. On nights like this, the outcome is already determined. Who wins? Everybody.
 
The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom & Debra from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Bands plays two sets 9:00 pm -11:45 pm; DJ music 11:45 pm - midnight. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

Waltz Dance

Sunday, February 2, 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 Trio Con Brio

Argentine Tango

Sunday, February 2, 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, February 2, 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 Playing with Fyre

 

Waltz Dance

Sunday, February 3, 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 Trio Con Brio

Folk Dance

Wednesday, February 5, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Folk Dancers

Location: Ballroom Back Room

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, February 6, 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.

Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series

Friday, February 7, 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.

 

Gary Stein’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Folio, The Sow’s Ear, The Asheville Poetry Review, Atlanta Review, Gargoyle, and numerous other journals and anthologies. His chapbook, Between Worlds (Finishing Line Press, 2014), was a finalist in the publisher’s annual national competition. Gary’s work has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He holds an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, served three years as Book Review Editor of Poet Lore, and co-edited the poetry anthology: Cabin Fever (The Word Works, 2004). Gary has taught Creative Writing in colleges and high schools, and he currently practices law in the D.C. metropolitan area where he and his wife have raised two sons.
 
Jay Hall Carpenter has been a professional artist for over 40 years, beginning as a sculptorfor the Washington National Cathedral, and winning numerous national awards for his work. His first poetry collection, Dark and Light, Poetry (2012), was followed by 101 Limericks, Inappropriate For All Occasions (2017). His next collection, Model Home, is due out in the spring. He has written poetry, plays, musicals, and children’s books throughout his career and now sculpts and writes in Silver Spring, MD.

 

Contra Dance

Friday, February 7, 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 Center Street

 

Free Workshop: Creative Students and the College Application Process

Saturday, February 8, 1:30pm

Arcade 304

Presenter: ARTriculate and the Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Arcade 304

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

______________________________________________

For students interested in performing or visual arts and digital media, start thinking about your college admissions now!

 

This FREE workshop is for students who want to integrate their creative interests when they search for their "best fit" colleges. Learn about different college admissions pathways and determine where experts might help reduce the stress and set your student up for success.

 

We'll discuss:

• Careers for creatives in visual arts, performing arts and digital media

• How to find your “best fit” colleges

• The difference between a BFA and a BA, a College of Art and Design/Conservatory and a Traditional Liberal Arts College/University

• Timelines for extracurricular activities during all four high school years and summers

• The application timeline from college visits to application submission to acceptance

• How to write a fantastic college application essay

• Recent news related to college admissions

 

RSVP (not necessary but preferred)  

 

More info and for questions: Florence@ARTriculate.com

ARTriculate.com

 

 

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, February 8, 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 Daryl Davis

Family Dance

Sunday, February 9, 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, February 9, 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, February 9, 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 Indigo with Jared Kirkpatrick & Mo Brachfeld

 

Contra Sonic Dance

Tuesday, February 11, 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. 

 

Please check back for information about tonight's DJ and caller.

Folk Dance

Wednesday, February 12, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Folk Dancers

Location: Ballroom Back Room

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, February 13, 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, February 14, 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

RED DRESS BALL - Swing Dance

Saturday, February 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 RED DRESS BALL 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 Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra

Waltz Dance

Sunday, February 16, 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 Some Assembly

Argentine Tango

Sunday, February 16, 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, February 16, 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 with Greg Frock presenting to Taylor Among the Devils

 

Folk Dance

Wednesday, February 19, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Folk Dancers

Location: Ballroom Back Room

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, February 20, 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, February 21, 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 Some Assembly

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, February 21, 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.

 

 

Advocacy and Activism Through Art

February 22, 2020 - March 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

 


In this group show featuring works by Kathryn Jo Ottman, Christi Friesen, Judy Kearns, and L. Anjanine Kvale, Advocacy & Activism Through Art explores the expressions of artists as community activists and advocates. As we face the harsh realities of fractured systems and institutions, they express their individual views, concerns, and hopes for our cities, states, and country. This show aims to inspire kindness, compassion, and understanding while asking the viewer to pause and reflect on the ways to address the current social climate.

 

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, Ferbruary 22, 4 to 6pm

RSVP

Sarah Hood Salomon "Solitudes"

February 22, 2020 - March 15, 2020

Saturday-Sunday, 12pm to 6pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


 

Solitudes explores urban isolation and how individuals create self-imposed solitudes to combat depression, shut out sensory overload, or rejuvenate their sense of worth.  Salomon’s exhibition highlights ways in which we withdraw to a private inner place where no one else may venture, a nurturing place for healing and rebuilding. Salomon invites audiences to experience the ways in which people seek out solitude in crowded urban settings. Viewers will witness the outward appearance of these people, while their ethereal and spiritual nature remains an enigma.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, Ferbruary 22, 4 to 6pm

RSVP

Swing Dance

Saturday, February 22, 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 with Pittsburgh’s DR. ZOOT.

 

At first it was just a steady weekday gig in 1998 at a small swing club in Pittsburgh's south side, but DR. ZOOT quickly grew in popularity and soon they were packin' em in. The crowd listened to Dr. Zoot but Dr. Zoot also listened to the crowd and were exposed to new influences. The dancers and musicians came every week, and Dr. Zoot soon became a staple of the Pittsburgh swing scene. As their reputation spread, recording sessions soon followed, as well as travel to nearby East Coast cities such as New Jersey, New York City and Washington, DC, as well as Los Angeles. Today, Dr. Zoot is still infusing the swing scene
with energy and verve with music that makes you want to move.

 

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.

Free Workshop: Creative Students and the College Application Process

Sunday, February 23, 4:30pm

Arcade 301

Presenter: ARTriculate and the Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Arcade 304

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

______________________________________________

For students interested in performing or visual arts and digital media, start thinking about your college admissions now!

 

This FREE workshop is for students who want to integrate their creative interests when they search for their "best fit" colleges. Learn about different college admissions pathways and determine where experts might help reduce the stress and set your student up for success.

 

We'll discuss:

• Careers for creatives in visual arts, performing arts and digital media

• How to find your “best fit” colleges

• The difference between a BFA and a BA, a College of Art and Design/Conservatory and a Traditional Liberal Arts College/University

• Timelines for extracurricular activities during all four high school years and summers

• The application timeline from college visits to application submission to acceptance

• How to write a fantastic college application essay

• Recent news related to college admissions

 

RSVP (not necessary but preferred)  

 

More info and for questions: Florence@ARTriculate.com

ARTriculate.com

 

 

 

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, February 23, 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.

 

Argentine Tango

Sunday, February 23, 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, February 23, 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 with Tavi Merrill presenting to Triple Helix

 

Folk Dance

Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Folk Dancers

Location: Ballroom Back Room

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, February 27, 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, February 28, 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 Contratopia

Bahamas Relief Fundraiser

February 29 & March 1

Saturday - Sunday, 12pm to 5pm

 

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 

Please join us February 29 & March 1, to raise money for relief efforts in Abaco, Bahamas.

Your donations will go to PERC, Inc., a non-profit U.S. 501c3 corporation created in 1998 to support the philanthropic work of charitable and community organizations in Abaco, providing help and recovery after Hurricane Dorian.

On February 29th and March 1st, 12pm-5pm, the Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio will host an art exhibition and sale of the paintings by local artists. Your $50 donation entitles you to our special preview party and artist reception on February 29th where you will be able purchase artwork. Our goal is to raise over $10,000.

Artists, please join us to raise money for relief efforts in Abaco, Bahamas. With a $100 donation you can display and sell two paintings up to 20 inches or one painting up to 48 inches. Exhibiting artists attend free of charge.The artist will receive the full commission. Please help with this worthwhile cause.

Drop off of artwork, 4-8pm, February 28. Reception free to exhibiting artists, February 29, 5-9pm.

If you can’t attend the show you can still donate to
Friends of the Yellow Barn,
PO Box 158
Glen Echo, MD 20812
RSVP to alex.bartman@outlook.com or call 240-626-4981.

To sign up and help us raise money for the Bahamas
https://form.jotform.com/kettlerjmk/foyb-bahama-fundraiser

Swouk Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, February 29, 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, February 29, 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 James Posedel's Posey Royale 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!