- Dances

Contra Dance

Friday, July 5, 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!

 

Quena Crain calling to Long Pond Rounders

 

Swing Dance

Friday, July 5, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Presenter: Capital City Swingout

Location: Ballroom Back Room

http://www.capitalcityswing.org

As part of their swing dance workshop weekend, Capital City Swingout presents a dance in the Ballroom Back Room.

 

 

 

 

Swing Dance Workshops

Saturday, July 6, 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Presenter: Capital City Swingout

Location: Back Room, Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20/workshop (packages available at capitalcityswing.org)

http://www.capitalcityswing.org

 


 

As part of their swing dance workshop weekend, Capital City Swingout presents an afternoon of workshops. Some of the outstanding instructors include Andy Reid, Mia Goldsmith, Skye Humphries, and Naomi Uyama.

 

Please check back for class details.

 

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 6, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

 

Late Night in Ballroom Back Room from 12:00 am - 2:00 am

Presenter: Capital City Swingout

Location: Spanish Ballroom until 12 am and Back Room until 2:00 am

http://www.capitalcityswing.org

 


 

As part of their swing dance workshop weekend, Capital City Swingout presents a dance and a late night dance with live music in the Spanish Ballroom. Late night dance in Ballroom Back Room.

 

 

 

Swing Dance Workshops

Sunday, July 7, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Presenter: Capital City Swingout

Location: Ballroom Back Room /Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20/workshop (packages available at capitalcityswing.org)

http://www.capitalcityswing.org

 


 

As part of their swing dance workshop weekend, Capital City Swingout presents an afternoon of workshops. Some of the outstanding instructors include Andy Reid, Mia Goldsmith, Skye Humphries, and Naomi Uyama.

 

Please check back for class details.

 

 

Waltz Dance

Sunday, July 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 Tainted Romaine. Chelle Fulk (violin), Owen Morrison (guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass)

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 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.

 

Live music by Long Pond Rounders

 

Swing Dance

Sunday, July 7, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Capital City Swingout

Location: Ballroom Back Room

http://www.capitalcityswing.org


 

As part of their swing dance workshop weekend, Capital City Swingout presents a DJ dance in the Ballroom Back Room.

 

 

 

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, July 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.

Contra Dance

Friday, July 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!

 

Steve Gester calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

Zydeco Dance

Friday, July 12, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Dancing by the Bayou

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $20

Contact Name: Michael & Sharon

Contact Email: dancingbythebayou@gmail.com

http://www.dancingbythebayou.com

 


Dancing by the Bayou presents a Zydeco dance with live music in the historic Bumper Car Pavilion.

 

Join us for dancing from 8:00 pm - 12:00 am. There will be no lesson offered at this dance. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

Live music by Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 13, 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 Natty Beaux

 

Zouk Heat Festival

Saturday, July 13, 8:00 am - 2:00 am

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

 

 

Argentine Tango

Sunday, July 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.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 14, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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 Unbowed

Blues Dance

Thursday, July 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.

Contra Dance

Friday, July 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!

 

Seth Tepfer calling to Silver Sail

 

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, July 19, 8:30 pm - 11:00 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.

 

 

Contra Hashtag Dance Weekend: Daytime

Saturday, July 20, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

 

Bumper Car Pavilion from 9:30 am - 12:00 am

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion/Ballroom Back Room

Admission: Varies - Must Register in Advance

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

Registration link coming soon.

 

SATURDAY Daytime (Registered Weekend Attendees only)

Starting around 9:00 am with a callers workshop, workshops, dancing from 10 to lunch, lunch, dancing from 2 to dinner

 

Weekend Bands:

July 20 Hashtag Weekend(daytime and evening): Silver Sail and Cloud Ten

July 21 Hashtag Weekend(daytime): Silver Sail and Cloud Ten

July 21 Contra Dance: Silver Sail and Cloud Ten

 

 

Join us for this one of a kind weekend of hash calling, no-walk-throughs, ultra-challenging contras, squares and other formations that will challenge you to your core. 

 

Contra Hashdance Weekend: Evening

Saturday, July 20, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $20 General, $10 for students

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

Registration link coming soon.

 

SATURDAY Night (Walk-Ins Welcome)

A "Zesty" Contra Dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion, 7:30 - 11:30, Callers and Bands TBD.

 

Weekend Bands:

July 20 Hashtag Weekend(daytime and evening): Silver Sail and Cloud Ten

July 21 Hashtag Weekend(daytime): Silver Sail and Cloud Ten

July 21 Contra Dance: Silver Sail and Cloud Ten

 

 

Join us for this one of a kind weekend of hash calling, no-walk-throughs, ultra-challenging contras, squares and other formations that will challenge you to your core. 

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 20, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: New Columbia Swing

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20/$15 Student/Military

https://newcolumbiaswing.org/

 


 

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

 

Live music by Scott Silbert and the All Star 7

 

Contra Hashdance Weekend: Daytime

Sunday, July 21, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion/Ballroom Back Room

Admission: Varies - Must Register in Advance

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

Registration link coming soon.

 

SUNDAY Daytime (Registered Weekend Attendees only)

Starting around 9:00 am with a callers workshop, workshops, dancing from 10 to lunch, lunch, dancing from 2 to dinner

 

Weekend Bands:

July 20 Hashtag Weekend(daytime and evening): Silver Sail and Cloud Ten

July 21 Hashtag Weekend(daytime): Silver Sail and Cloud Ten

July 21 Contra Dance: Silver Sail and Cloud Ten

 

 

Join us for this one of a kind weekend of hash calling, no-walk-throughs, ultra-challenging contras, squares and other formations that will challenge you to your core. 

 

Waltz Dance

Sunday, July 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 Waltz Weavers. With Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass), Carrie Rose (flute), and Alexander Mitchelle 

Argentine Tango

Sunday, July 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.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 21, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: 15 General, $10 for students

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.



July 20 Hashtag Weekend(daytime and evening): Silver Sail and Cloud Ten

July 21 Hashtag Weekend(daytime): Silver Sail and Cloud Ten

July 21 Contra Dance: Silver Sail and Cloud Ten

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This dance is included in FSGW's Hashdance Weekend: 

Registration link coming soon.

 

Join us for this one of a kind weekend of hash calling, no-walk-throughs, ultra-challenging contras, squares and other formations that will challenge you to your core. 

Blues Dance

Thursday, July 25, 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, July 26, 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

 

Greg Frock calling to Miller, Raitzyl, Morrison, and Wiesler

 

Swouk Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Friday, July 26, 8:00 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 8 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

 

Swouk Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, July 27, 11:00 am - 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, July 27, 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 with the World-Famous GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA in the Spanish Ballroom.

 

Just saying the "Glenn Miller Orchestra" immediately conjures up images of the Big Band Era. Since the time he formed his own orchestra in 1937 until his untimely disappearance over the English Channel in 1944, the Glenn Miller Orchestra provided the music that was the backbone of the Lindy Hop era. Classic songs like Tuxedo Junction, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Sunrise Serenade, Pennsylvania 6-5000, In the Mood, and more, will never go out of style.

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom & Debra from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

Family Dance

Sunday, July 28, 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.

 

Please check back for information about today's band and caller.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, July 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.  No partner required.

 

Live music by Joe Powers (Musician from Orgegon)

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 28, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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 Jwalk