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Enjoy a wide variety of dance styles throughout December, including Swing, Contra & Squares, Waltz, Ballroom, Blues and Tango. Among this month's highlights are six Saturday night swing dances, culminating in the last dance of 2018: a "Boogie Woogie" New Year's Eve swing dance, sponsored by American Swing and featuring Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s with special guest Daryl Davis.
 
Check out all the December dance events below, and be sure to visit the presenters' websites for upcoming events by following the links or visit our online DANCE CALENDAR. Improve your dancing skills with JANUARY DANCE CLASSES offered by our talented faculty.
 
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 29
FRIDAY
November 30
SATURDAY
December 1
SUNDAY
December 2
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Frog Hammer and caller Tom Hinds
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; $5 age 17 and under
Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom
$20; $15 students & military with ID
Waltz Sisters
2:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Spanish Ballroom, $13; $5 students & children
 
Emmanuel Trifilio and Ramón González
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $15/one lesson, $20/both lessons, or $15 milonga only
 
Polka Pants Trio and caller Susan Taylor
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

THURSDAY
December 6
FRIDAY
December 7
SATURDAY
December 8
SUNDAY
December 9
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Jakob Raitzyk, Owen Morrison & Dave Wiesler and caller Anna Rain
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; $5 age 17 and under
Gina DeSimone and the Moaners
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom
$15 advance, at-the-door $20 or $15 Partnership members & students
Mike Surratt & the ECB
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$12
 
DJ Music
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $15/one lesson, $20/both lessons, $10/milonga only
 
Lumber Jacksons and caller Gaye Fifer
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

THURSDAY
December 13
FRIDAY
December 14
SATURDAY
December 15
SUNDAY
December 16
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Glen Echo Open Band and caller Kappy Laning
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; special tonight age 17 and under free
Daryl Davis Band
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom
$20; $15 students with ID
Cabaret Sauvignon
2:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Spanish Ballroom, $13; $5 students & children
 
DJ Music
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $15/one lesson, $20/both lessons, or $10/milonga only
 
Cabaret Sauvignon and caller April Blum
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

TUESDAY, December 18
Contra Sonic Dance with DJ Flourish and caller Brian Hamshar, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm, Ballroom Back Room, $9; $7 FSGW members, students, and youth (17 and under)

THURSDAY
December 20
FRIDAY
December 21
SATURDAY
December 22
SUNDAY
December 23
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Sleigh for Four 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
$20; $15 students
DJ Music
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $15/one lesson, $20/both lessons, or $10 milonga only
 
Live Wire and caller Sue Gola
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

THURSDAY
December 27
FRIDAY
December 28
SATURDAY
December 29
SUNDAY
December 30
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Boneshakers and caller Chris Page
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; $5 age 17 and under
Good Shot Judy
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom
$20; $15 ages 11-17
Dance du Jour
2:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Spanish Ballroom, $13; $5 students & children
 
Emmanuel Trifilio and Ramón González
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $15/one lesson, $20/both lessons, or $15 milonga only
 
Stomp Rocket and caller Alex Deis-Lauby
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

MONDAY, December 31
New Year's Eve Swing Dance with Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s and special guest Daryl Davis, 8:00 pm - 12:30 am, Spanish Ballroom. Tickets: $25 advance/$35 after December 23rd. Visit American Swing to purchase advance tickets.
 
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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: 10 am - 10:30 pm
 

ARE YOU A MEMBER OF GLEN ECHO PARK PARTNERSHIP?
IF NOT, JOIN TODAY AT THE $50 LEVEL (OR HIGHER) AND RECEIVE A MEMBER COUPON(S). EACH MEMBER COUPON MAY BE REDEEMED FOR ONE TICKET TO A SOCIAL DANCE EVENT!
 
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.