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Enjoy a variety of social dances at Glen Echo Park throughout the month of January, including swing, contra and squares, tango, blues, waltz, and more! Dances are presented Thursday through Sunday evenings and Sunday afternoons, and include a pre-dance lesson. New dancers always welcome!
 
Ring in the new year on Saturday, December 31 with a fabulous swing dance in the Spanish Ballroom, featuring The Tom Cunningham Orchestra. Guarantee your admittance by purchasing tickets online at NYE Swing Dance Tickets available until 12:00 pm (noon) on December 31. Adults are $25, and the evening includes a swing dance lesson and light refreshments.
 
Keep the energy going throughout the month of January 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 January 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
December 29
FRIDAY
December 30
SATURDAY
December 31
SUNDAY
January 1, 2017
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Bruce Rosen & Graham DeZarn and caller Sue Rosen
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; $5 age 17 and under
Tom Cunningham Orchestra
8:00 pm - 12:30 am
Swing lesson and light refreshments included.
Spanish Ballroom, $25 (sold online at NYE Swing Dance Tickets; a limited number of tickets also sold at the door).
Ramon Gonzalez & Emmanuel Trifilio
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $20 with lesson; $15 milonga only
 
Barefoot and caller Susan Michaels
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

THURSDAY
January 5
FRIDAY
January 6
SATURDAY
January 7
SUNDAY
January 8
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Audrey Knuth & Larry Unger and caller David Giusti
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; $5 age 17 and under
The Josh Christina Band with Daryl Davis
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom, $20; $15 ages 11-17
 
DJ Music
7:00 pm - 12:45 am
Ballroom Back Room, $20 before 9:00 pm; $10 after 9:00 pm
Audacious
2:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Spanish Ballroom, $10
 
Maelstrom and caller Janine Smith
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room
$5, age 4 and older
 
DJ Music
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $15 with lesson; $10 milonga only
 
Unger & Knuth and caller Ann Fallon
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

THURSDAY
January 12
FRIDAY
January 13
SATURDAY
January 14
SUNDAY
January 15
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Glen Echo Open Band and caller Luke Donforth
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; special tonight 17 and under free
Craig Gildner Big Band
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom, $15
DJ Music
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $15 with lesson; $10 milonga only
 
Eddy, Kolodner & Leach and caller Luke Donforth
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

THURSDAY
January 19
FRIDAY
January 20
SATURDAY
January 21
SUNDAY
January 22
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Terpsichore and caller Woody Lane
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
Seth Kibel
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom, $18; $14 with valid student ID
Tangerine Tempo
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
 
Maelstrom and caller Andrea Nettleton
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

THURSDAY
January 26
FRIDAY
January 27
SATURDAY
January 28
SUNDAY
January 29
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Some Assembly and caller Brian Hamshar
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; $5 age 17 and under
Mint Julep Jazz Band
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom
$18; $14 with valid student ID
DJ Music
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $15 with lesson; $10 milonga only
 
Treble Makers and caller Kappy Laning
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

Top Photo: Dancing in the 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.

JANUARY 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.