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    Celebrating 90 Years of the Historic Spanish Ballroom!

    Dance Into the Future with Us!

    Glen Echo Park has three wonderful dance venues that host our weekly social dances: the Spanish Ballroom, Bumper Car Pavilion, and Ballroom Back Room. The historic Spanish Ballroom proudly celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2023!

    Our fun and affordable social dances are open to the public with no prior experience and no partner required. New dancers are always welcome, and a pre-dance, introductory lesson is included with admission. Most dances feature live music by renowned local and national bands.

    Dances take place year-round and occur regularly on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Frequently, two or three different dances are presented at the same time, one in each dance hall, offering greater variety to the public. (View the Dance Calendar below!)

    Our current dances are in the styles of:

    Blues |  Contra & Square | Swing  |  Folk  |  Waltz  |  Tango & Milonga  |  Ballroom  |  Zouk  |  Barn Dances  |  Balboa  |  Other Latin Dances


    View Dance Calendar

    Bumper car mural with text reading "Bumper Car Squares" and "Come dance with us!"Announcing a New Dance: Bumper Car Squares

    We're excited to announce a brand new dance program at the Park! Bumper Car Squares will bring square dancing with top-notch musicians and callers to the Bumper Car Pavilion beginning this December running through 2024.

    Dances begin at 7:00pm with a lesson, and social dancing runs from 7:30pm - 10:30pm!
    Check our dance calendar for more information on callers and musicians for each dance. 

    December 2, 2023
    February 24, 2024
    March 23, 2024
    July 6, 2024
    September 14, 2024
    November 2, 2024
    December 7, 2024

    While we weren't able to be together in the Park during the height of the pandemic, we enjoyed bringing you some of your favorite dance bands who performed for our Live from the Spanish Ballroom virtual music series. The performances are on Youtube, so have fun watching and dancing along! 

    Learn More & Watch on YouTube

    Watch this short video and learn about the history of the Spanish Ballroom!


    To learn more about the Spanish Ballroom and the history of the Park, click here >>