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December is off to a hot start when the Glen Echo Park Partnership hosts the swing dance on Saturday, December 2, featuring the Music Unlimited Big Band. Enjoy dancing to the classic Big Band songs of Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, and Tommy Dorsey, and don't be surprised if you hear a few swingin' holiday tunes!
 
Say goodbye to 2017 and ring in 2018 at American Swing's New Year's Eve dance on Sunday, December 31. The party spotlights Blair Carman and the Belleview Boys playing their signature mix of Honky Tonk, Rock n' Roll, and Boogie Woogie. Included in the evening are party favors, light refreshments, and a vintage moon backdrop for photo ops!
 
Check out all the December dance events below, and follow the links to the presenters' websites, or visit our online DANCE CALENDAR for more information.
 
Looking to improve your dancing skills? Glen Echo Park offers a variety of DANCE CLASSES in December that you can browse online and complete your class registration, or download the catalog for the entire Fall/Winter season.
 
Glen Echo Park is a wonderful place to hold a private party and treat your guests to one of our scheduled dances - at a substantial discount! Visit our DINE AND DANCE page for details.

THURSDAY
November 30
FRIDAY
December 1
SATURDAY
December 2
SUNDAY
December 3
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Frog Hammer and caller Perry Shafran
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; $5 age 17 and under
Music Unlimited Big Band, directed by James Bazen
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom
$15 Advance Tickets; At the door: $20 general, $15 students & Partnership members
 
Instructors Marc Brewer & Helen Chao with DJ James Kong
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Ballroom Back Room
$20 before 9:30 pm; $10 after 9:30 pm
Rhapsody
2:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Spanish Ballroom, $10
 
Emmanuel Trifilio and Ramon Gonzalez
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $15/one lesson, $20/both lessons, or $10 "dance only"
 
Rhapsody and caller Ann Fallon
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

THURSDAY
December 7
FRIDAY
December 8
SATURDAY
December 9
SUNDAY
December 10
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Glen Echo Open Band and caller Gaye Fifer
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; special tonight 17 and under free
Seth Kibel Quintet featuring Flo Anito
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom, $18; $14 with valid student ID
Mike Surratt & the ECB
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10
 
DJ Music
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $15/one lesson, $20/both lessons, or $10 "dance only"
 
Elizabeth Baker and Friends and caller Caroline Barnes
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

THURSDAY
December 14
FRIDAY
December 15
SATURDAY
December 16
SUNDAY
December 17
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Eloise & Co. and caller Susan Kevra
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; $5 age 17 and under
 
DJ Music
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $10
Moonshine Rhythm Club
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom
$20; $15 ages 11-17
Notorious Folk
2:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Spanish Ballroom, $10
 
DJ Music
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $15/one lesson, $20/both lessons, or $10 "dance only"
 
Eloise & Co. and caller Susan Kevra
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

TUESDAY, December 19
Contra Sonic Dance with DJ and Caller TBA, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm, Ballroom Back Room, $9; $7 for FSGW members, students, and youth 17 and under

THURSDAY
December 21
FRIDAY
December 22
SATURDAY
December 23
SUNDAY
December 24
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Waverley Station and caller Warren Doyle
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; $5 age 17 and under
Tom Cunningham Orchestra
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom, $18; $14 with valid student ID

THURSDAY
December 28
FRIDAY
December 29
SATURDAY
December 30
SUNDAY
December 31
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Pete's Posse and caller Will Mentor
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; $5 age 17 and under
Hot Club of Baltimore
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom
$20; $15 ages 11-17
Trifilio Tango Trio
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Ballroom Back Room, $15/one lesson, $20/both lessons, or $10 "dance only"
 
Blair Carman and the Belleview Boys
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom
At the door: $35 general; $20 ages 11-17; $10 ages 10 and younger

Top Photo: Dancing in the Spanish Ballroom
*Information and prices are subject to change. Please contact the dance presenter for additional information by following the links to their websites.

Please check our hotline at 301.320.2330 for updates due to inclement weather.

Praline at Glen Echo Park!
Stop in for bakery items, sandwiches, soups, quiches, salads, and other delicious fare.
Now serving beer & wine - offering both indoor and outdoor seating.

December OPERATING HOURS
Monday - Thursday: CLOSED
Friday - Sunday: 10am - 10:30pm
 

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc. is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive, and also by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. All programs are produced in cooperation with the National Park Service and Montgomery County, Maryland.