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Enjoy a variety of social dances at Glen Echo Park throughout the month of February, including swing, contra and squares, blues, tango, waltz, ballroom, zydeco and more! Dances are presented Thursday through Sunday evenings, Sunday afternoons, and occasional Tuesday nights. Most events include a lesson, and new dancers are always welcome!
 
One of the many highlights in February is the annual Red Dress Ball - a Valentine's Day Swing Dance on Saturday, February 11, featuring the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra and presented by Flying Feet Enterprises. At the end of the month, Dancing By the Bayou presents a special Mardi Gras Dance on Tuesday, February 28 with Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys.
 
Keep the energy going throughout the month of February with a full schedule of dances featuring renowned bands from the DC Metro area and all over the country. Use the dance calendar below for basic information about each dance, and then follow the links to the presenters' websites for more details or visit our online DANCE CALENDAR to view the entire 2017 dance schedule by month.
 
Glen Echo Park has a talented faculty of dance instructors - check out the February 2017 DANCE CLASSES online.
 
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
February 2
FRIDAY
February 3
SATURDAY
February 4
SUNDAY
February 5
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Coracree and caller Joe DePaolo
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; $5 age 17 and under
Big Boy Little Band
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom, $20; $15 ages 11-17
 
DJ Music
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Ballroom Back Room, $15 before 9:00 pm/$10 after 9:00 pm
Trio Con Brio
2:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Spanish Ballroom, $10
 
DJ Music
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $15 with lesson; $10 milonga only
 
Coracree and caller Perry Shafran
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

THURSDAY
February 9
FRIDAY
February 10
SATURDAY
February 11
SUNDAY
February 12
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Glen Echo Open Band and caller Susan Taylor
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; special tonight 17 and under free
Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom
$20
 
CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $20
TBA
2:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Spanish Ballroom, $10
 
Bluestar and caller Janine Smith
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room
$5, age 4 and older
 
Ramon Gonzalez and Emmanuel Trifilio
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $20 with lesson; $15 milonga only
 
Organic Family Band and caller Janine Smith
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

THURSDAY
February 16
FRIDAY
February 17
SATURDAY
February 18
SUNDAY
February 19
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Ricochet and caller Ann Fallon
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
Big Joe & the Dynaflows
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom, $20; $15 ages 11-17
DJ Music
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
 
DJ Music
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $15 with lesson; $10 milonga only
 
In Wildness and caller Bill Wellington
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Contra Sonic Dance with DJ: Beats and Tea and caller J9
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm, Ballroom Back Room, $8; $6 for FSGW members, and age 17 and under

THURSDAY
February 23
FRIDAY
February 24
SATURDAY
February 25
SUNDAY
February 26
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Black Oranges and caller Kappy Laning
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 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 with lesson; $10 milonga only
 
Wheelhouse and caller Brian Hamshar
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Mardi Gras Dance with Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys from Louisianna! Lesson at 8:00 pm, dancing 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm in the climate-controlled Ballroom Back Room, $20

Top Photo: Twirling Red Skirt, Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park
*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.

NEW! 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.

February 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.