March 2020 - Dances

Waltz Dance

Sunday, March 1, 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 Contratopia

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, March 1, 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 Perry Shafran and Sugar Beat

 

Argentine Tango

Monday, March 2, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $40 purchase online/ $45 at door

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

LA JUAN D'ARIENZO will rock your winter and make this evening of music & dance one to remember forever!

Join us on Monday, March 2, from 8pm to midnight in the historic Spanish Ballroom for a Milonga with music from the renowned La Juan D'Arienzo Orchestra. Your ticket price includes a one-hour dance lesson, followed by 3 hours of live music and dancing.

Presented by Tango Brilliante and the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture.

We hope to see you there!

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Since its 2012 debut in Buenos Aires, La Juan D’Arienzo has aimed to offer listeners and dancers the characteristic music in the style ofthe legendary tango orchestra leader Juan D’Arienzo, who was known as the Rey del Compás, or the King of the Rhythm. The young and talented musicians not only offer thatmode of one of the greatest orchestras inArgentine tango history, they also bring a freshness that has been welcomed by audiences around the world.

The orchestra consists of 11 musicians: Pablo Valle on piano; Andres Santarciero on doublebass; Juan Pablo Cravenna, Sebastian Frassón,Pablo Ginzburg, and Emilio Pagano on violins; Pablo Amado, Ricardo Badaracco, Facundo Lazzari, and Oscar Yemha on bandoneóns; and Fernando Rodas, a talented singer. Theorchestra is directed by the first bandoneónist, Lazzari, whose grandfather was Carlos Lazzari, the first bandoneónist and arranger for the original Juan D’Arienzo Orchestra from 1950 until 1976, when D’Arienzo passed away, and then the leader of Los Solistas de D’Arienzo.

Folk Dance

Wednesday, March 4, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Folk Dancers

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Name: Jamie Platt

Contact Email: dancingplanet@erols.com

Contact Phone: 301-466-3018

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

 


 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, March 5, 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, March 6, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing, as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

Live music with Louise Siddons calling to Casserly, Pilzer, and Weiss

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 7, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: New Columbia Swing

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 with valid student or military ID

https://newcolumbiaswing.org/

 


 

New Columbia Swing presents a swing dance in the Spanish Ballroom with a New Columbia Special featuring the band Shacara Rogers and FriendsIncluded in the admission is a beginning swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 pm, followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

Family Dance

Sunday, March 8, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $5, age 4 and older

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Family Dance program is a wonderful addition to the other family-oriented programs at Glen Echo Park. Spend the afternoon dancing with your children. Each of the family dances features live music and called dances from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Bring your entire family, neighbors, birthday party, and girl or boy scout troop.

 

Live music TBD

 

 

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, March 8, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Mike's Ballroom Blast

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $12

Contact Name: Mike Surratt

Contact Email: mikesurrattmusic@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 301-577-6488

http://www.ballroomblast.com

 


 

Join us in the Spanish Ballroom on Sunday afternoon for Mike’s Ballroom Blast – featuring Mike Surratt & the ECB playing a wide variety of dance music to include Foxtrot, Rumba, Samba, Mambo, Tango, Cha-Cha, Merengue, Waltz, Swing, and More! A dance lesson for all levels is presented at 3 pm, followed by dancing to wonderful live music from 3:30 - 6:00 pm. Admission includes the lesson. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Argentine Tango

Sunday, March 8, 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, March 8, 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 Louise Siddons and JWalk

 

Folk Dance

Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Folk Dancers

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Name: Jamie Platt

Contact Email: dancingplanet@erols.com

Contact Phone: 301-466-3018

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

 


CANCELLED

 

Contra Dance

Friday, March 13, 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/

 


CANCELLED

 

Clone of Blues Dance

Thursday, March 13, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


CANCELLED

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 14, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Craig Gildner Big Band

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $18 / $14 with student ID

Contact Email: craig@bluesky5.com

http://www.cgbigswing.com/

 


 

Cancelled

 

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

 

Waltz Dance

Sunday, March 15, 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

 


CANCELLED

Argentine Tango

Sunday, March 15, 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

 


CANCELLED

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, March 15, 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

 


CANCELLED

 

Folk Dance

Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Folk Dancers

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Name: Jamie Platt

Contact Email: dancingplanet@erols.com

Contact Phone: 301-466-3018

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

 


 

CANCELLED

Blues Dance

Thursday, March 19, 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.

 

CANCELLED

Contra Dance

Friday, March 20, 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/

 


CANCELLED

 

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, March 20, 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $10

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

Here's a chance for Balboa/Bal-Swing enthusiasts to dance to great DJ music on one of the best dance floors in the universe. Enjoy a casual, friendly atmosphere where you can Bal 'til your heart's content (but no one will mind if you throw in a little Lindy upon occasion, either!)

 

Drop-in beginner swing lesson at 8:30 pm, dance from 9:00 pm -11:30 pm.

 

CANCELLED

 

 

Swouk Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, March 21, 7:00 pm - 2:00 am

Presenter: District Zouk

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

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

 


Come join us for a night of Swouk (Zouk+West Coast Swing) from 7 PM to 2 AM! We will have a beginner and intermediate lesson with a social dance to follow. Please visit our Facebook page for specific times, costs, instructors, and DJs! www.facebook.com/SwoukDC

 

CANCELLED

Dance Party with Soul Crackers

Saturday, March 21, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Advance: $15; Door: $20

Contact Email: rsherman@glenechopark.org

http://www.glenechopark.org/badinfluence

 


 

Join us for a “soul dance party” with a blues dance lesson to get you started. Soul Crackers’ music encompasses Memphis & Motown soul and features timeless songs by artists like Jr. Walker, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Gladys Knight, Martha & The Vandellas, and Wilson Pickett. Lead vocalist Tommy Lepson’s powerful voice conveys all the joy and passion that makes this music come alive. He will be joined on stage by two remarkable vocalists, the "Too Much Sisters” — Anita King and Caz Gardiner — to perform those rich Motown vocals. The 9-piece band also includes a kickin' horn section that packs dance floors from the first note played. The rest of the band all have years of expertise, rockin’ the house as one of the best acts in town. And for this performance only the band features original “Cracker” Paul Bell (formerly of the Nighthawks) on guitar. Don’t want to bring your dancin’ shoes? Just come to listen to the music and have a drink. A special area of the ballroom will be set up for listening. Beer and wine are available at the on-site cafe, Praline at Glen Echo Park. A blues dance lesson is included with the ticket price.

 

Purchase tickets here >>

 

CANCELLED

 

Argentine Tango

Sunday, March 22, 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

 


CANCELLED

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, March 22, 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

 


CANCELLED

 

Folk Dance

Wednesday, March 25, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Folk Dancers

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Name: Jamie Platt

Contact Email: dancingplanet@erols.com

Contact Phone: 301-466-3018

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

 


 

CANCELLED

Blues Dance

Thursday, March 26, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


CANCELLED

Contra Dance

Friday, March 27, 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/

 


CANCELLED

 

FSGW #Dance Weekend

Sunday, March 28th-29th

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

http://www.fsgw.org

 


CANCELLED

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 28, 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

 


 

Cancelled

 

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

 

Argentine Tango

Sunday, March 29, 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

 


 

Cancelled

 

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