November 2018 - Dances

Blues Dance

Thursday, November 1, 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 November dances, visit the November "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, November 2, 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 Taylor calls to Donna Hebert & Max Cohen with Donna Hebert (fiddle), Max Cohen (guitar).

 

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

Kizomba Workshop & Social

Friday, November 2, 8:00 pm - 4:00 am

Presenter: Kizomba Without Borders

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: Varies

https://www.facebook.com/events/141854479865440/

 


 

Alex Rodriguez KWB and Kizomba Without Borders present a late-night Kizomba social in the Back Room. This dance is part of the Revolution 2.0 dance weekend. We strongly recommend that you buy your tickets in advance - ticket packages are available. Click HERE for ticketing.

 

Workshop runs from 8 - 9 pm, followed by dancing until 4 am!

 

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

Kizomba Workshops

Saturday, November 3, Noon - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Kizomba Without Borders

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room, Spanish Ballroom

Admission: varies

https://www.facebook.com/events/141854479865440/

 


 

Alex Rodriguez KWB and Kizomba Without Borders present a day of dance workshops. These events are part of the Revolution 2.0 dance weekend. We strongly recommend that you buy your tickets in advance - ticket packages are available. Click HERE for ticketing.

 

Workshops run from Noon to 5 pm.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, November 3, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Advance: $15; Door: $20 general / $15 students & Partnership members

Contact Email: reitan@glenechopark.org

http://www.glenechopark.org

 


 

Advance tickets now available online for just $15. Click HERE to purchase. You will not receive a physical ticket. Please bring your payment confirmation with you to the dance.

 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a Roaring 20’s dance with Halley Shoenberg’s Revival Jazz BandJoin us in the Spanish Ballroom for a night of Swingin’ Jazz Age music for dancing and listening. The band will mainly play music that is good for Swing, Charleston, and Foxtrot, but don't be surprised if you hear a few other Jazz Age styles. Vintage party attire is encouraged but not required.

 

The fine instructors from Flying Feet Enterprises will teach a beginner Swing dance lesson, along with some Charleston basics, from 8 - 9 pm. Tonight there will also be a bonus lesson during the first band break, which will focus on dance styles of the Jazz Age. All lessons are included in the cost of admission. No partner or prior experience needed. Live music runs until midnight.

 

Halley Shoenberg has been playing clarinet and saxophone for dances at Glen Echo Park for 20 years, most recently with her own group, “Halley’s Hot Gumbo Swingtet,” the Tom Cunningham Orchestra, the Craig Gildner Big Band and Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes. For nine years Halley played Glen Echo Sunday tea dances with the La Salle Dance Orchestra, which focused on 1920's and 30's ballroom dance music and she acquired the music from that group to perform with her 11-piece Revival Jazz Band. She also learned to dance the dances such as Lindy Hop, Charleston, Blues, Salsa and Tango and likes to dance during band breaks or go out for an evening of dancing. She pulls together some of the finest DC area musicians for lively music events.

 

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

Kizomba Social

Saturday, November 3, 9:00 pm - 4:00 am

Presenter: Kizomba Without Borders

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: Varies

https://www.facebook.com/events/141854479865440/

 


 

Alex Rodriguez KWB and Kizomba Without Borders present a late-night Kizomba social in the Back Room. This dance is part of the Revolution 2.0 dance weekend We strongly recommend that you buy your tickets in advance - ticket packages are available. Click HERE for ticketing.

 

Dance runs from 9 pm - 4 am.

 

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

Kizomba Workshops

Sunday, November 4, Noon - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Capital Kizomba Weekender

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room, Spanish Ballroom

Admission: varies

https://www.facebook.com/events/141854479865440/

 


 

Alex Rodriguez KWB and Kizomba Without Borders present a day of dance workshops. These events are part of the Revolution 2.0 dance weekend. We strongly recommend that you buy your tickets in advance - ticket packages are available. Click HERE for ticketing.

 

Workshops run from Noon to 5 pm.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, November 4, 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 band is TRIO CON BRIO with Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (mandolin), Jonathan Jensen (piano, vocals).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, November 4, 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 November dances, visit the November "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, November 4, 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.

 

Kim Forry calls to Hammer and String.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, November 8, 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 November dances, visit the November "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, November 9, 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!

 

Gwyn Williams calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, November 10, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 students

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Come salute our veterans at the annual Veteran's Day WWII Canteen Swing Dance featuring live music by Eric Felten's Jump 7 in the Spanish Ballroom. Flying Feet will donate proceeds from tonight's dance to the USO.

 

Eric Felten brings his talents as a singer and trombonist to the classic American popular music of the '30s, '40s and '50s. Leading a gold-standard orchestra of Washington's finest musicians, Eric Felten sings hits from Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Bobby Darin and Joe Williams, and performs favorites from the great big bands -- Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Harry James and more.

 

The night begins with a beginner Swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 pm and is followed by dancing from 9 pm to midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, November 11, 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 November dances, visit the November "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Family Dance

Sunday, November 11, 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.

 

Peneope Pineapple calls to Waxwing!

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, November 11, 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 November dances, visit the November "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, November 11, 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.

 

Kappy Laning calls with Hot Coffee Breakdown.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, November 15, 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 November dances, visit the November "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, November 16, 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!

 

Gaye Fifer calls to Ken & Brad Kolodner with Brad Kolodner (banjo, fiddle), Ken Kolodner (fiddle, hammered dulcimer), Rachel Eddy (fiddle, guitar), Alex Lacquement (bass).

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, November 16, 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 November dances, visit the November "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Swing Dance

Saturday, November 17, 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 the Girls From Mars in the historic 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.

 

Wendi BourneLauren Janson and Annie Patterson, all formerly members of Big Nite Out, are the GIRLS FROM MARS, singing and playing swing music from the 1930s and '40s made popular by such artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, the Andrews Sisters, the Boswell Sisters, Cats 'N the Fiddle, Billie Holiday, and Glenn Miller. Their unique style features the kind of close harmony you'd hear from groups such as the Andrews Sisters and the Boswell Sisters. Tonight, the Girls are joined by Tom Mitchell, John Previti and Big Joe Maher--what a line-up! The Girls from Mars are big favorites of the old-school DC swing dance community.

 

Tonight, Gottaswing also hosts the Fifth Annual Virginia State Jitterbug and Lindy Hop Competition during the dance dance. Grab a partner and join the competition, or come out to cheer on your favorite dancers. 

• FIRST PLACE $300 • SECOND PLACE $150 • THIRD PLACE $50
• DANCE TO YOUR OWN MUSIC • LOCAL, FRIENDLY! • NO ENTRY FEE • PROFESSIONAL JUDGE •

• HOW IT WORKS: The competition will be held during the first and second band break; winners will be announced during the third band set. 
• HOW THE COMPETITION WILL BE RUN: Limited to a maximum of eight couples. Each couple will dance individually to music they will provide, song length not shorter than 2 minutes, not longer than 3-1/2 minutes. Costumes encouraged but not required. 
• HOW TO SIGN UP: Simply Email Tom@gottaswing.com no later than 5pm on Friday, November 16 to reserve your spot and request a copy of the rules.
• HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? NOTHING! Competitors get into the dance free; bring your friends to cheer you on.

BEFORE AND AFTER THE COMPETITION HEATS, WE’LL ENJOY DANCING TO GIRLS FROM MARS. SEE YOU THERE!

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, November 18, 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 band is FYRE with George Paul (piano), Rob Zisette (fiddle), and Friends.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, November 18, 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 November dances, visit the November "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, November 18, 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.

 

Emily Rush calls with Playing With Fyre.

 

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

Contra Dance

Friday, November 23, 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!

 

Diane Silver calls to The Hipsters.

 

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

Techno Contra

Friday, November 23, 11:35 pm - 1:30 am

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $7 Techno "only"; $5 for contra dance attendees that night

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present a Contra Techno dance in the Back Room, right after the main Contra dance tonight. $7 as stand alone, $5 if purchased with the contra dance ticket.

 

Tonight features DJ BHam, and caller is TBD.

 

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

Swing Dance Workshops

Saturday, November 24, 1:00 - 4:20 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Back Room

Admission: Varies, see below

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

TWO SPECIAL WORKSHOPS WITH JEAN VELOZ AND RUSTY FRANK

Advance registration ends Friday, November 23 at 11:59pm

REGISTER HERE

 

JEAN’S SUGAR PUSH STYLING AND VARIATIONS WITH JEAN VELOZ AND RUSTY FRANK

Price: $20/advance registrations; $25/at the door

1-2pm

In this class with Jean Veloz and Swing Dance Hall of Fame member Rusty Frank, leaders and followers will learn the tips, tricks and techniques that help create Jean's signature look. All levels.

 

LISTENING AND DANCING TO THE MUSIC WITH RUSTY FRANK

Price: $30/advance; $35/at the door

2:20-4:20pm

The old saying "Dancing is music made visible" is what makes Lindy Hop special. We as swing dancers make our dancing reflect the music. But how do we do it? How do we interpret the music right at the moment we are dancing? In this class you’ll get some “inside” ideas that will really get your more connected to the music while you’re dancing, even if you’ve never heard the song before. This class, open to all levels, is taught by Swing Dance Hall of Fame member Rusty Frank.

 

Advance registration ends Friday, November 23 at 11:59pm

 

REGISTER HERE

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, November 24, 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Tom Cunningham Orchestra

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 general / $15 students

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 to 11:30 pm. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

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

Challenging Squares & Contras

Sunday, November 25, 3:00 pm - 6:00 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 an afternoon of Challenging Squares & Contras. Today Alex Deis-Lauby calls to The Ripples.

 

A typical challenging session features dances with figures that might not be regularly encountered in an evening of dance. So be ready to challenge your brain and feet with star thru contra corners, backward progressions, left hand chains, and other odd delights.

You will advance your dance practice, be it through learning new moves, getting smoother on infrequent ones, or helping others to do so. Mostly it’s a chance to dance your best and have fun!

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, November 25, 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 November dances, visit the November "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, November 25, 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.

 

Alex Deis-Lauby calls with The Ripples.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, November 29, 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 the far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

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

Contra Dance

Friday, November 30, 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!

 

Tom Hinds calls to Frog Hammer with Andrew Marcus (accordion), Jim Besser (concertina), Dave Casserly (saxophone), Michael Ferguson (trombone), Bob Collins (drums), Glyn Collinson (bouzouki, guitar).

 

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

Zydeco Dance

Friday, November 30, 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 Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic in the historic Bumper Car Pavilion.

 

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

 

The dance may be relocated to the Back Room in the event of bad weather.

 

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