February 2019 - All Events

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Ongoing

Monday through Sunday - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Presenter: SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Location: SilverWorks Studio

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228

http://www.silverworksglenechopark.com

 


 

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery is a working silversmith studio and includes an ongoing exhibition, as well as sales, of the work of artist-in-residence Blair Anderson.

The Velveteen Rabbit

January 18 - February 10, 2019

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

 


Applause Unlimited returns with Margery William's gentle tale of how toys become real. Told with hand puppets, storytelling and song, solo puppeteer Christopher Hudert takes children through this classic story of friendship, changes, and magic. The popular tale is of particular interest to youngsters learning to read, and to anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy.

 

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

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Ongoing

Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter: Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Location: Art Glass Center

http://www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org

 


 

The Art Glass Center gallery's ongoing exhibitions feature the work of resident artists Diane Cabe, Christine Hekimian, Michele Rubin, Bev and Zayde Sleph, and Janet Wittenberg. Sculpture, vessels, functional art, and jewelry are also for sale. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students.

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. There are different water creatures, a pirate ship, interactive games, and a touch tank!

Contra Dance

Friday, February 1, 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!

 

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

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series

Friday, February 1, 2019, 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. The flyer for the February date is available HERE.

 

Featured authors this month:

 

Kristin Kowalski Ferragut has been a featured reader at DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry and

is a regular contributor to open mics, at venues such as Words Out Loud. She participates

in local poetry and prose writing workshops, in addition to reading, biking, hiking and

teaching. Her work has appeared in Beltway Quarterly and Mercurial Stories.

 

Michelle Stokes is an in-progress novelist, aphorism author, poetess, and sometimes essayist. Much of her work has echoes of an earlier time as she developed a love for classic literature and the poetry of Bronte, Poe, Byron, Shakespeare, and Tennyson at an early age.  Reading these authors, as a child, did not give her her voice, but showed her where her voice had a home. Even more than their prowess with language, the classical masters were able to change atmosphere, quicken the pulse, and open up the human heart.  Michelle has once said “The heart, if it cannot be melted, must be cracked with an axe!”

 

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.

Glassworks

Ongoing

Saturdays - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter: Glassworks

Location: Caretaker's Cottage

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2280

http://www.glenechoglassworks.com

 


 

Glassworks was the Washington DC area's first glass school. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students. During open studio hours view artists and work and purchase beautiful hand-blown glass.

Place and Displacement

January 26 to March 3, 2019
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm
Reception and Gallery Talk: Saturday, January 26, 5 to 7pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Place and displacement intertwines the series House to House by Patricia Howard and Suburbs by Andrew Currie. In both series, images of inhabited and desolated town and suburbs share a similar sense of alienation produced by powerless and meaningless life. Both subjects of the photographer's stories, Howard's mother and Currie's concrete dwellers, are presented with the same sense of being in a place that is not ideal or a preferred place to be. Alienation is central in Currie's overcast, temperamental, dystopian views of overdeveloped suburbs. In contrast, Howard's installation is trying to understand her mother's constant displacement by retracing and recreating their presence through personal objects and textile.

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 activites 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.

Out of the Woods: Julia Purinton

February 2 to 24, 2019

Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm to 6pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2, 4 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

 


 

The Partnership presents an exhibition of landscape paintings by Julia Purinton. Having evolved from hunter-gatherers, humans learned to think in nature. The devastation of our habitats causes distress and despair, and we naturally find solace in the experience of landscape. Utilizing a familiar vernacular of landscape imagery in her paintings, Purinton explores psychological passage and growth: finding joy, accepting loss, or releasing regret. In the way that fairy tales metaphorically dramatize real life, her paintings illuminate aspects of personal endeavor. Whether the image is a shoreline or a forest, her subject is the importance of nature as a palliative to contemporary social malaise; each piece a meditation on the commonality of human response to the majesty and beauty of the natural world.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, February 2, 4 to 6pm

Persona Practice: Melanie Ruston

February 2 to 23, 2019

Mondays through Saturdays, 10am to 6pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2, 4 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 her newest body of work, “Persona Practice,” Melanie Ruston pinpoints intimate moments within different types of human relationships, including one's relationship with oneself.  Often using the human figure, she tells stories about how humans of all ages work hard, communicate, succeed, fail, and try again.  While many of her works are autobiographical, she also draws inspiration from her work as an educator of preschool aged children.  Her research of the Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy led her to the writing of Cesare Musatti, who posited that “A child’s most sought-after goal is to recognize him- or her-self in others,” and that even the development of the youngest child constitutes the “matrix of social life as later developed in adulthood… the foundation for likes and dislikes, for affinities and even for love.” The characters in Ruston’s paintings represent personal and social journeys throughout both childhood and adulthood.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, February 2, 4 to 6pm

What Words Can't Say: Irene Clouthier

February 2 to 24, 2019

Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm to 6pm

Opening reception: Saturday, February 2, 4 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

 


 

The Partnership presents an exhibition of sculptural work by Irene Clouthier.  In Clouthier’s work she explores and creates new spaces, environments, strange relationships between scale, objects, backgrounds and the universe that unfold by shifting those elements coming from an existing object or spaceHaving grown up in a hostile environment in a violent city in Mexico, toys and games were an escape. The use of plastic and toys in her work references our own childhood and playfulness, to enact fantasies as a statement about the bubble wrap society we live in, the disposable culture, the loss of sensibility, and the embrace of plastics as the cool material of our emptiness. Her recent sculptural work is an exploration of the complexity of human relationships, love, despair, disappointment, loneliness and feelings of the human condition. She began this exploration after going through a divorce and experimenting with duality and confusion, then it unfolded into exploring just the words, their meaning, and how opposites are also connected, because feelings are always connected. Clouthier finds playful ways to express herself, transforming and presenting the work in a new context and inviting viewers to reflect on what it means in their own relationships.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, February 2, 4 to 6pm

 

Artist Talk & Closing Reception

Sunday, February 24, 4pm

Swing Dance

Saturday, February 2, 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 by the Rock and Roll Relics in the Spanish Ballroom.

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson TBD from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, followed by dancing from 9:00 pm - midnight. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

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 Rhapsody. With Marty Taylor, Dave Wiesler, Ralph Gordon, and Alexander Mitchell

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Argentine Tango

Sunday, February 3, 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, February 3, 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.

 

Please check back for information about tonight's band.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Blues Dance

Thursday, February 7, 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Huckleberry Finn's Big River

February 8 - March 10, 2019

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: Ages 4+

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world.

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Contra Dance

Friday, February 8, 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!

 

Ann Lutun calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Swouk Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, February 9, 7:30 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 7:30 PM to 2 AM! We will have a beginner and intermediate lesson with a social dance to follow. Please visit our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/SwoukDC for specific times, costs, instructors, and DJs!

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Swing Dance - Valentine's Day Red Dress Ball

Saturday, February 9, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 general / $15 students

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Come celebrate Valentine's Day at Flying Feet's Red Dress Ball in Glen Echo Park's historic Spanish Ballroom. In addition to swing dancing with your sweetie, you'll be supporting a good cause - profits from this dance go to the American Heart Association.

 

The night begins with a beginner Swing lesson from 8 to 9 pm (included in admission) and is followed by dancing from 9 pm to midnight to the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Family Dance

Sunday, February 10, 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Romantic Salon Conversations with Stanislav Khristenko

Sunday, Feburary 10 at 4pm

Presenter: Washington Conservatory of Music

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Washington Conservatory of Music, Glen Echo Park

Admission: $15 at the door

Contact Phone: 301-320-2770

http://www.washingtonconservatory.org

Delve into the music of various composers with Washington Conservatory 2018-19 artist-in-residence Stanislav Khristenko, the winner of the coveted Cleveland International Piano Competition prize and multiple other international piano competitions. Hear a series of performances and demonstrations by Mr. Khristenko and select Washington Conservatory students in this intimate series - each based on different composers or genres.

 

Parking is available in the main visitor parking lot located at 5801 Oxford Road.

 

(Washington Conservatory of Music also holds concerts at their Westmoreland Circle location. For more information, visit their website at the address listed above.)

Argentine Tango

Sunday, February 10, 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, February 10, 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.

 

Janine Smith calls to Otter Loop.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Sonic Dance

Tuesday, February 12, 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Rapunzel

February 14 to March 24, 2019

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 3 1/2 - 9 years old

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brother's Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby, and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences.

 

Age recommendation: 3 1/2 - 9 years old; Running time: 40 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Zydeco Dance

Thursday, Februrary 14, 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 by Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express in the historic Bumper Car Pavilion.

 

Join us for dancing from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm. There will be no lesson offered at this dance. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Blues Dance

Thursday, February 14, 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, February 15, 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!

 

Tonight Hilton Baxter calls to Taylor Among the Devils.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, February 15, 8:30 - 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Swing Dance

Saturday, February 16, 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 ROCK-A-SONICS in the Spanish Ballroom.

 

Tom Bowes, Willie Barry, Eric Hurt, Louie Newmyer and Kim Reynolds form the newest rockabilly and early rock-n-roll quartet in the DC area. Originally formed just to play at a Buddy Holly tribute, they quickly realized this combination should be a going concern, and we know you will agree!

 

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.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

By Words Alone: Spoken Word Fiction

Sunday February 17, 2019

Presenter: Novelist Roger Bradbury and Poet Kristin Kowalski Ferragut

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Backroom Ballroom at the Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: Roger 702-279-8465 Kristin 240-224-5725

http://glenechopark.org

 


Spoken Word Fiction offers writers of fiction, play script, memoir, or blog an opportunity to read their published or new work to an audience. Styles from Children to Literary are welcome. Each reader will receive a five to eight minute segment at the mic. Once the readings are complete, Roger or Kristin lead an improvisation exercise modeled after "It Was A Dark and Stormy Night." Though slanted toward prose, the hosts welcome creative people who express their vision through poetry. song, or acoustic music. Let's gather and make some noise!

Waltz Dance

Sunday, February 17, 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 Tim Ball Trio. With Paul Oorts, Tim Ball, and Ralph Gordon

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Argentine Tango

Sunday, February 17, 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, February 17, 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.

 

Tonight's Band and Caller include Tim Ball, Paul Oorts, and Ralph Gordon.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Blues Dance

Thursday, February 21, 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, February 22, 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!

 

Tonight Andrea Nettleton calls to Not Enough Fiddles.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Saturday Morning Family-Friendly Swing Dance

Saturday, February 23, 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Swing Dance

Saturday, February 23, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: New Columbia Swing

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20/$15 with a valid student or military ID; also $15 with a federal ID

https://newcolumbiaswing.org/

 


 

New Columbia Swing presents a swing dance in the Spanish Ballroom with live music by the Bitter Dose Combo. 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, February 24, 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Argentine Tango

Sunday, February 24, 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, February 24, 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.

 

Tonight Melissa Chatham calls to Not Enough Fiddles.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Blues Dance

Thursday, February 28, 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."