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    LIVE FROM THE SPANISH BALLROOM

    Special Engagements Series | April 9 & 23 and May 14, 2021

    Following the success of our fall Live from the Spanish Ballroom series, the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is pleased to present a short Springtime series of special engagements highlighting some of our favorite social dance presenters!

    While we still can’t be together for dancing in the ballroom or our other venues, we hope you will join us and dance along at home. The performers in this series represent some of our most popular social dance styles, so put on your dancin' shoes and help us celebrate great music and dance!

    These Friday evening events are made possible by, and in support of, our valued Dance Partners.


    April 9, 2021 | Contra Dance featuring Petrichord (Contra)

    Join the Partnership and Friday Night Dancers as we present a special engagement Contra Dance with live music from Petrichord, and contra dance called by Perry Shafran. Petrichord is: Colleen Holroyd (fiddle, feet) Sophie Chang (cello) Bobby LaRose (piano, mandolin, bones)  Join us live at 8:30 pm on Zoom


    April 23, 2021 | Craig Gildner & the Ivy City Six AND Scott Silbert & the Savoy Taxi Dancers (Swing)

    Join the Partnership and DCLX as we present a swingin' special engagement featuring not one, but two of the DC swing community's favorite groups - Craig Gildner & the Ivy City Six AND Scott Silbert & the Savoy Taxi Dancers! We will begin the evening with a brief introductory Lindy Hop lesson before the concert, and make sure to stick around during the band break for a special dance performance! During the event, we will share a link to donate to our Virtual Tip Jar and support our partners and the Park!  Please join us at live at 7:30 pm on YouTube

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    May 14, 2021 | Terpischore (Waltz)

    Join the Partnership and Waltz Time as we present a special engagement with live music from Terpischore. The event will be streamed live on Youtube starting at 7:30 pm. Please consider supporting our partners and the Park by donating to our Virtual Tip Jar (stay tuned for the link)! Terpischore is: Elke Baker (fiddle) Liz Donaldson (piano)  Please join us at live at 7:30 pm on YouTube

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    Previous Live from the Spanish Ballroom Series  |  September 18 - October 23, 2020 

    If you missed these concerts live, we invite you to watch them on our YouTube channel. Enjoy!

    Join us for a new music series that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home: Live from the Spanish Ballroom. Coming to you live on Facebook every Friday night at 7:30pm from September 18 through October 23, new bands in different musical genres will entertain you with their unique musical talent and style!

    Dancers.... While we still can’t be together for dancing in the ballroom or our other venues, we hope you will join us and dance along at home. The performers in this series represent many of our social dance styles – Tango, Swing, Contra, and more. Put on your dancin' shoes and help us celebrate great music and dance!

     

    September 18, 2020: Trifilio Tango Music (Tango)

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    September 25, 2020: Craig Gildner Trio (Swing)

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    October 2, 2020: Bad Influence Band (Blues)

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    October 9, 2020: DC Swing All-Stars (Swing) -- A special collaboration between Glen Echo Park & DCLX!

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    October 16, 2020: Tea and Honey (Contra) 

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    October 23, 2020: Gretchen Midgley (Swing)

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    The Spanish Ballroom, a beautifully restored 1933 Mediterranean style Art Deco building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, hosts nearly 200 dance events each year. It boasts a huge (110’ by 70’) hardwood dance floor that is beloved by dancers throughout the mid-Atlantic region. All donations from this concert series benefit the artists and the Glen Echo Park Partnership, which sponsors and hosts an extensive range of art classes, exhibitions, festivals, social dances, children’s theater, and music programs at Glen Echo Park in addition to preserving and maintaining the Park’s historic structures.

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