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Enjoy a variety of social dances during the month of May at Glen Echo Park! Among the many highlights are the 35th Annual Viennese Waltz Ball: An Evening with Strauss on May 5 with the classical ensemble Olde Vienna and the Gala Swing Dance on Saturday, May 19, featuring Craig Gildner & The Blue Sky 5. This special night is the Glen Echo Park Partnership's annual celebration and fundraiser.
 
Recently, the social dance program and couples who met dancing at Glen Echo Park were featured on CultureSpotMC.com. Click HERE to read the story. And our waltz dances were featured in the March/April issue of Bethesda Magazine (page 32).
 
Check out all the May 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 classes offered by our talented faculty - check out the MAY 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
May 3
FRIDAY
May 4
SATURDAY
May 5
SUNDAY
May 6
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
InTentCity and caller Ron Blechner
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; $5 age 17 and under
"An Evening with Strauss" featuring the classical ensemble Olde Vienna. A benefit dance for Glen Echo Park Partnership. Includes refreshments, dance cards, Grand March, and waltzing!
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom, $30
Carousel open until 10:30 pm-$1.25/ride.
 
Gina DeSimone and the Moaners
8:00 pm - midnight
Bumper Car Pavilion
$20; $15 students and Partnership members. Special "Double Dance Deal" also available tonight - $40 for both this swing dance and Waltz Time's Viennese Waltz Ball.
Abaddón NY Tango
7:30 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom, $30 in advance or $35-at-the-door
 
Organic Family Band and caller Steve Gester
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Bumper Car Pavilion
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

THURSDAY
May 10
FRIDAY
May 11
SATURDAY
May 12
SUNDAY
May 13
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Glen Echo Open Band and caller Mark Hillegonds
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; special tonight age 17 and under free
Boilermaker Jazz Band
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom, $20 general; $15 students with valid ID
Blue Bamboo
2:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Spanish Ballroom, $13; $5 students & children
 
The Morrison Brothers 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/one lesson, $20/both lessons, $10/milonga only
 
The Morrison Brothers and caller Janine Smith
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

THURSDAY
May 17
FRIDAY
May 18
SATURDAY
May 19
SUNDAY
May 20
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
STEAM! and caller Andrea Nettleton
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
Craig Gildner and The Blue Sky 5
8:15 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom, $25
Purchase tickets in advance ONLINE.
This benefit dance for the Glen Echo Park Partnership includes:
• lesson in the Bumper Car Pavilion from 8:15-9:15 pm
• dancing in the Spanish Ballroom from 9:15 pm-12 am
• desserts
• beverages
• portrait station
• free carousel rides
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, or $10/milonga only
 
STEAM! and caller Perry Shafran
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

THURSDAY
May 24
FRIDAY
May 25
SATURDAY
May 26
SUNDAY
May 27
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Swallowtail and callers Tim Van Egmond and George Marshall
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; $5 age 17 and under
Dandy Wellington & His Big Band
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom
$20; $15 ages 11-17
 
DJ Music with Instructors Daniel Pavlov & District Zouk
7:30 pm - 2:00 am
Ballroom Back Room
$15 before 9:30 pm; $10 after 9:30 pm
Addison Bleufonte
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
 
Swallowtail and caller George Marshall
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under

THURSDAY
May 31
FRIDAY
June 1
SATURDAY
June 2
SUNDAY
June 3
DJ Music
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Ballroom Back Room, $8
Stomp Rocket and caller Sue Gola
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10; $5 age 17 and under
 
Band TBA
8:00 pm - midnight
Bumper Car Pavilion, $TBD
Band TBA
8:00 pm - midnight
Spanish Ballroom, $TBD
Stomp Rocket and caller Susan Taylor
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Ballroom
$10 members; $13 nonmembers; $5 age 17 and under
Bethesda Magazine Reader's Pick, Best Place to Go Dancing

Photo: Dancers at the Annual "Evening with Strauss Waltz Ball" - by Candace Clifford
*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.

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

MAY OPERATING HOURS
Monday - Wednesday: 10 am - 4 pm
Thursday - Sunday: 10 am - 10:30 pm
 

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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.