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Enjoy a variety of social dances at Glen Echo Park throughout the month of March, including swing, contra and squares, blues, tango, waltz, ballroom, zydeco and more! Dances are presented Thursday through Sunday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Most events include a lesson, and new dancers are always welcome!
 
"March comes in like a lion" as Swing dancers enjoy an action-packed month of high caliber bands and instructors - see the lineup on Saturday nights below. Folk dancers will test their skills on March 5 with the Stringrays and an afternoon of Challenging Contras and Squares.
 
But there's so much more for all dance styles! Check out the dance events below, and be sure to visit the presenters' websites for upcoming events by following the links or visit our online DANCE CALENDAR.
 
Glen Echo Park has a talented faculty of dance instructors - check out the March 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
March 2
FRIDAY
March 3
SATURDAY
March 4
SUNDAY
March 5
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Stringrays and caller Will Mentor
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; $5 age 17 and under
 
Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco TrendSetters
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $20
Glenn Crytzer’s Savoy Seven
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom, $18; $14 with valid student ID
Gigmeisters
2:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Spanish Ballroom, $10
 
Stringrays and caller Will Mentor
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bumper Car Pavilion
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under
 
DJ Music
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $15 with lesson; $10 milonga only
 
Stringrays and caller Will Mentor
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

THURSDAY
March 9
FRIDAY
March 10
SATURDAY
March 11
SUNDAY
March 12
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Glen Echo Open Band and caller Perry Shafran
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
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
 
Liz Donaldson, Emily Aubrey, and Friends
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
 
Terpsichore and caller Greg Frock
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

THURSDAY
March 16
FRIDAY
March 17
SATURDAY
March 18
SUNDAY
March 19
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Contratopia and caller Ted Hodapp
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
Halley Shoenberg's Hot Swingtet
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom, $18; $14 with valid student ID
Contratopia
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
 
Contratopia and caller Ted Hodapp
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

THURSDAY
March 23
FRIDAY
March 24
SATURDAY
March 25
SUNDAY
March 26
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Bell, Tracy, and Vallimont and callers Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; $5 age 17 and under
Jive Aces
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom, $20; $15 ages 11-17
 
12:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $20/class in advance; $25/class at the door
Visit Texas Comes To DC for details.
12:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $20/class in advance; $25/class at the door
Visit Texas Comes To DC for details.
 
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
 
Bell, Tracy, and Vallimont and callers Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

THURSDAY
March 30
FRIDAY
March 31
SATURDAY
April 1
SUNDAY
April 2
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Pete's Posse and caller Adina Gordon
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; $5 age 17 and under
Swingtopia
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom, $18; $14 with student ID
 
DJ Music
7:00 pm - 12:45 am
Ballroom Back Room, $15 before 9:00 pm/$10 after 9:00 pm
Devine Comedy
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
 
Pete's Posse and caller Adina Gordon
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

Top Photo: Sunday Afternoon Waltz, 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.

MARCH - APRIL OPERATING HOURS:
Monday - Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday - Thursday: 10am - 3pm
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.