December 2017 - 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 Nutcracker

November 24 to December 31, 2017

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 5 years old - adult

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


A Washington Tradition for 26 years, "The Nutcracker" is the story of Clara-Marie's favorite toy, and their adventures together in the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy. Music from Tchaikovsky's famous ballet blends with marionettes and costume characters to create this unique production.

 

Age recommendation: 5 years old - adult; 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, Sue Hill, 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.

Frosty the Snow Man

November 17 to December 31, 2017

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Do you want to build a snow man? How about watching him spring to life in front of you for one day of adventures before he melts away? In this merry wintertime romp, chock-full of chuckles and comic antics, Frosty dances into the hearts of kids and adults alike - even the heart of one near-sighted cop - through this uproarious antics.

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Mosaics: One Piece at a Time

October 28 to December 9, 2017

Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Artists' Reception: Saturday, November 18, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Park View Gallery (2nd Floor in the Arcade Building)

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://www.glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Mosaics: One Piece at a Time.  This exhibition highlights the breadth of current work from a select group of mosaic artists from across the region.  Featured artists include Bonnie Fitzgerald, Yulia Hanansen, Ali Mirsky, Jane Pettit, Carol Talkov, Meghan Walsh and Roslyn Zinner.  The exhibition is in collaboration with the JRA Distinguished Artist Series workshop by mosaic artist Sonia King, November 18.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, October 28, 6 to 8pm

 

Artists' Reception

Saturday, November 18, 6 to 8pm

 

JRA Members' Potluck with Sonia King

Saturday, November 18, 6 to 8pm

More info

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

Monday through Saturday 10:00 am till 6:00 pm

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Ongoing

Spring (March through May): 

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     1st & 3rd Wednesdays: Storytime at 11am

     Friday, 10am to 3pm

     Saturday, 10am to 4pm

     Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

Summer (June through August): 

     Monday & Tuesday: Closed

     Wednesday-Friday, 11am to 4pm

     Saturday, 10am to 4pm

     Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

School Hours (September through February): 

     Monday - Thursday: Closed

     Friday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $6 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!

Holiday Art Show & Sale 2017

November 24, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am - 6 pm

Thursdays & Fridays, 10 am - 2 pm (through Dec. 29)

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

Browse and buy fine artworks for everyone on your holiday shopping list at the annual Holiday Art Show and Sale, presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. The exhibition will feature works by resident artists, instructors, and invited artists and will include glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, crafts and more. For more information call 301.634.2222.

 

Open late for Winter's Eve - Saturday, December 9, 11am to 8pm.
 
See above for Gallery Hours.  Galleries will be open Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, 11am to 4pm.

Contra Dance

Friday, December 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!

 

Perry Shafran calls with Frog Hammer.

 

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

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.

2017 Photoslam

October 27 to December 3, 2017
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Photoworks Gallery is pleased to present 2017 Photoslam. This exhibition will showcase the 2016 Photoslam winners. The exhibit features work that ranges from intimate portraits to street photography and sweeping minimalist landscapes.

Artists exhibiting work in the show includes 2016's first place winner Tom Mullins, second place Denzil Spicer, third place Tanguy de Carbonnières, and the audience choice Saul Pleeter. 

Glen Echo Pottery

Ongoing (April through December 24)

Saturday & Sunday - 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Pottery

Location: Glen Echo Pottery Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 229-5585

http://www.glenechopottery.com

 


 

Glen Echo Pottery presents ongoing exhibitions in the Glen Echo Pottery gallery. These feature a special selection of work by resident artists, instructors, and students. The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 5pm through December.  

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.

23rd Annual Friends of the Yellow Barn Members Show

December 2 - 17, 2017

Saturday - Sunday - 11 am to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery presents the 23rd Annual Friends of the Yellow Barn Members Show. This highly competitive and popular show features the best drawing and painting work by the Yellow Barn members. This year's juror is Paul Spreiregen, an internationally known architect and author. There will be a closing artists' reception on Sunday, December 17 from 4 to 6pm, with an awards presentation at 5pm. This show will run from December 2 to 17. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, December 2, 7:00 pm - 2:00 am

Presenter: District Zouk

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $20 before 9:30 pm / $10 after 9:30 pm

https://www.facebook.com/DistrictZouk/

 


 

Come join us for another night of Brazilian zouk & West Coast Swing! This time, we are fortunate to have internationally renowned artist Marc Brewer teaching our special intermediate zouk workshop with plenty of techniques that are easily applicable across all dance styles.

 

CLASSES:
7:00pm-7:45pm Beginner Zouk & West Coast Swing class
Crash course for those new to these dances
Brazilian Zouk with District Zouk
West Coast Swing with Helen Chao


7:45pm-8pm Zouk/WCS Mixer
We encourage advanced dancers to come early and practice/dance with newcomers! Let's show them the love in our communities :)


8:00-9:30pm Workshop with Marc Brewer
Technique for Brazilian zouk that you can apply to ALL of your dancing 


DANCING:
9:30pm-2:00am Zouk & WCS with DJ LOJYK (James Kong) and DJChuky
Most music will be danceable for both dances, so we'll keep you dancing all night!


COST:
$20 Before 9:30pm (includes workshop/classes)
$10 After 9:30pm (just the social!)


WHO IS MARC BREWER?

As featured on America's Got Talent, internationally renowned artist Marc Brewer, based in Michigan, is one of North America's most sought after Afro-Latin Dance instructors, performers, and choreographers. Certified in 9 American competitive ballroom dances and proficient in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Hip-hop, dances in the Afro-Latin genre are his specialty and main focus with extensive training and experience in Kizomba, Salsa, Bachata, Theater Arts (Lifts, Dips, and Tricks), and Brazilian-Zouk. He is rapidly leaving his mark on the competitive Afro-Latin dance world with recent finalist placements at the American Kizomba Open Championship (1st) and International Kizomba Open (3rd) in 2013 and the 2014 Toronto Bachata Congress Kings of Bachata Competition (2nd). 

 

Swing Dance | Music Unlimited Big Band

Saturday, December 2, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $15 advance / $20 general at-the-door / $15 students & Partnership members at-the-door

Contact Email: reitan@glenechopark.org

http://www.glenechopark.org

 


 

Advance tickets available now for just $15. Click HERE to purchase. You will not receive a physical ticket. Just give your name at the door and we will check you in.

 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Tonight we have the Music Unlimited Big Band, directed by James Bazen. You'll enjoy dancing to classic Big Band tunes from the likes of Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, and Tommy Dorsey - and don't be surprised if you hear a few swingin' holiday songs!

 

Tom & Debra of Gottaswing will be on hand to teach the beginner dance lesson and DJ the band breaks.

 

A beginner dance lesson runs from 8 - 9 pm and is included in the cost of admission, followed by dancing from 9 pm - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, December 3, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

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 is $10, including lesson. 

 

Today's band is RHAPSODY with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, December 3, 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.

 

Live music tonight with Emmanuel Trifilio and Ramon Gonzalez!

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, December 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.

 

Ann Fallon calls with Rhapsody.

 

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

Animal Storytime at the Aquarium

December 6, 2017, 11am - 1pm

1st & 3rd Wednesdays Each Month, 11am - 1pm

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Recommended Ages: Ages 2-5 with adult

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $6 admission

Contact Phone: 301.955.6256

http://www.gepaquarium.org

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Join us for Animal Storytime at the Glen Echo Park Aquarium!  On first and third Wednesdays, ages 2-5 with adult, will enjoy an aquatic themed storytime session.  Stay to explore the Aquarium exhibits and touch tank until 1pm.

 

This Week's Story: "Billy Bluefish" A Tale of Big Blues, written by Suzanne Tate

 

Learn more: gepaquarium.org

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, December 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 December dances, visit the December "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Coffee & Critique Show - Open Shutter

December 8, 2017 to January 15, 2018
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm

Artists' Reception

Sunday, December 10 from 4pm to 6pm

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

One Sunday morning each month, photo enthusiasts of all sorts meet at Photoworks Gallery to share their work. Fueled by bagels and coffee, they join in lively conversation led by a Photoworks faculty member. Each participant, whether beginner or pro, has an opportunity to spread out prints on one of the big tables and receive thoughtful feedback and helpful suggestions. The popular, free event is a great way to meet others who are passionate about photography.

Coffee and Critique – Open Shutter highlights work by C&C members – some who have participated for years and others who are new to the group. Photographs exhibited range from bold portraits, to luminous landscapes, and textured minimalist images.

The artists exhibiting work in the show include:

Bob Friedman
Steve Greenberg
Beth Altman
David Mosher
Willa Friedman
David Scherbel
Val Makepeace
Julie Miller
Jim Palmer
Catiana Garcia-Kilroy
Louise Sabol
Kathryn Mohrman
Susan Green
Diane Charnov
Sandy Sugawara

Contra Dance

Friday, December 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!

 

Gaye Fifer calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

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

Winter's Eve 2017

Saturday, December 9, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Arcade Building & throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Celebrate the holiday season at the Park’s annual Winter’s Eve event. Enjoy FREE activities including holiday crafts, sing-alongs, story-telling, open studios, and a hot chocolate bar. Browse and buy fine artworks at the Holiday Art Show and artist studios. 

 

 

Volunteer shifts are available from 3pm to 8 pm. Volunteers are asked to sign up for at least one two-hour shift. Contact: kcuthbert@glenechopark.org for more information.

Holiday Art Walk in the Park 2017

Saturday, December 9, 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Art Walk is back with a special holiday event. Get all your holiday shopping done in our visual arts studios and galleries. The Glen Echo Park Partnership and Glen Echo Park resident visual artists and organizations invite you to join them in their studios for refreshments, art sales, and artist demonstrations. 

Swing Dance

Saturday, December 9, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 / $14 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.

 

The Seth Kibel Quintet featuring Flo Anito performs.

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, December 10, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Mike's Ballroom Blast

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

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 December dances, visit the December "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Argentine Tango

Sunday, December 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 December dances, visit the December "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, December 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.

 

Caroline Barnes calls to Elizabeth Baker and Friends.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, December 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 December dances, visit the December "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, December 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!

 

Susan Kevra calls to Eloise & Co. with Rachel Bell, accordion; Becky Tracy, fiddle; Owen Morrison, guitar.

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, December 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 with Dabe and Janelle Johnson, dance from 9 pm-11:30 pm.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, December 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 in the Spanish Ballroom. 

 

Moonshine Rhythm Club brings old-school swing and jazz to life with joyful arrangements and energetic playing that makes this vintage music sound like it was written this morning. The boys seek out deep cuts from the '30s and '40s, take their favorite parts from classic big band recordings, and distill them into their signature sound. That sound draws on the guitar-driven, acoustic fire of gypsy jazz, as well as the slow burn and laid-back groove of later artists like Count Basie and Nat “King” Cole. On top of this lays classy and hip vocals with a lighthearted humor. Gottaswing is delighted to welcome the Moonshine Rhythm Club to the stage at the Spanish Ballroom.

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom & Debra from 8 - 9 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm - midnight. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, December 17, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

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 is $10, including lesson. 

 

Today's band is NOTORIOUS FOLK with Larry Unger, Eden MacAdam-Somer, and Friends!

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, December 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 December dances, visit the December "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, December 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.

 

Susan Kevra calls to Eloise & Co. with Rachel Bell, accordion; Becky Tracy, fiddle; Owen Morrison, guitar.

 

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

Contra Sonic Dance

Tuesday, December 19, 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, it's loud, 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 caller and DJ.

 

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

Animal Storytime at the Aquarium

December 20, 2017, 11am - 1pm

1st & 3rd Wednesdays Each Month, 11am - 1pm

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Recommended Ages: Ages 2-5 with adult

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $6 admission

Contact Phone: 301.955.6256

http://www.gepaquarium.org

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Join us for Animal Storytime at the Glen Echo Park Aquarium!  On first and third Wednesdays, ages 2-5 with adult, will enjoy an aquatic themed storytime session.  Stay to explore the Aquarium exhibits and touch tank until 1pm.

 

This Week's Story: "Flossie Flounder" A Tale of Flat Fish, written by Suzanne Tate

 

Learn more: gepaquarium.org

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, December 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 December dances, visit the December "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, December 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!

 

Warren Doyle calls to Waverley Station.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, December 23, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Presenter: Tom Cunningham Orchestra

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 / $14 with valid student ID

http://www.tomcunningham.com

 


 

Hear for yourself why Frankie Manning, one of the original Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers and an icon to the Swing World, called the Tom Cunningham Orchestra “the Swingin’est Band in all the Land!” The 16-piece orchestra’s appearances at Glen Echo Park are a Washington institution going back to 1983 and celebrated on TV, radio, newspapers and in books. So take a tip from The Washington Post’s Mike Joyce, “The Cunningham Band is bound to please.”

 

Enjoy a beginning swing lesson with Tom & Debra of Gottaswing at 8 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm to midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, December 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 December dances, visit the December "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, December 29, 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!

 

Will Mentor calls to Pete's Posse with Pete Sutherland, fiddle, piano, banjo and vocals; Oliver Scanlon, fiddle, mandolin, dobro, foot percussion and vocals; Tristan Henderson, guitars, mandolin, jaw harp, bodhran, foot percussion and vocals.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, December 30, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 ages 11-17

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

American Swing presents a swing dance with live music in the Spanish Ballroom.

 

The Hot Club of Baltimore performs arrangements of the Django Reinhardt repertoire and '30s and '40s swing music. Appearing as a trio and a quintet, tonight the Hot Club is bringing it's Big Band line-up, including captivating vocalist Alexis Tantau on songs by Edith Piaf, Eartha Kitt, Charles Trenet, Maxine Sullivan, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee, to name but a few. Led by Michael Joseph Harris, we're excited to feature the big band for a pre-NYE Pajama Party. Pajama Party? We're not kidding. We expect everyone to show up in their Doctor Dentons and slippers. Hair curlers and face masque optional.

 

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

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, December 31, 6:30 pm - 1:00 am

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. 

 

Tonight will be a special New Year's Eve milonga with live music by the Trifilio Tango Trio! Ring in the new year with beautiful Tango until 1:00 am.

 

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

New Year's Eve Swing Dance

Sunday, December 31, 8:00 pm - 12:30 am

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Tickets $25/advance purchase, $35/door. Ages 11-17 $20 at the door, ages 10 and younger $10 at the door.

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

American Swing presents a New Year's Eve swing dance with live music in Glen Echo's Spanish Ballroom! Advance tickets are only $25 and are available HERE.

 

It's the 1957 Senior Prom! Wear your high school prom finery. We'll have a vintage moon backdrop for photo ops, corsages and boutineers for the first 75 arrivals, party favors, and light refreshments.

 

From the Honky-Tonkin’ songs of Hank Williams, Web Pierce and Carl Smith to the Rock and Rollin’ hits of Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins, a Blair Carman show is guaranteed to leave you wanting more. Blair Carman and the Belleview Boys have long been a favorite of the DC swing dance community.

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra from 8 - 9 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm - 12:30 am. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

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