Member & Donor Event

Join us for a Member & Donor Appreciation Event featuring the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company performing an excerpt from their recent Kennedy Center premiere of We Choose to Go to the Moon.

Learn more and RSVP here >>

NEW Dance/Movement Classes

With our new partner, Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, as well as Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and others, we are offering several new dance and movement classes. Try our new Beginning Modern class. Register today!

Learn about all our Dance/Movement classes here >>

Fall/Winter Registration

Registration for Fall & Winter 2015-2016 classes and programs is open and ongoing. Browse and register for classes online or download a PDF version here to find out when your favorite classes are running! 

Visit our CLASSES page for more details >>

Join us for Fall Frolic!

On Saturday, October 31, we will hold our annual Fall Frolic -- a day of Halloween-themed fun! Daytime activities for families will include pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, and a costume parade through the Park. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Visit our Fall Frolic page for more details >>


Fall/Winter Classes


Join us for Fall Classes!

Browse and register online.


Upcoming Fall Classes

Adult & Teen Visual Arts

Book & Paper Arts

Drawing & Painting


Fused Glass

Blown Glass





Music Classes for All Ages


Modern Dance - Beginning with Dana Tai Soon

Burgess Dance Co. - Starts Oct. 5

Social Dance


Children's Visual Art



Tuba Skinny



ThursdayBlues DJ dance in the Back Room 


Friday: Contra dance with the Glen Echo Open Band in the Spanish Ballroom or Blues dance with The Downtown Shimmy in the Bumper Car Pavilion or Salsa DJ dance in the Back Room


Saturday afternoon: Blues dancing workshops in the Spanish Ballroom


Saturday evening: Blues dance with Tuba Skinny in the Spanish Ballroom


Sunday afternoon: Blues dancing workshops in the Spanish Ballroom


Sunday evening: Contra dance with Dead Sea Squirrels in the Spanish Ballroom or Blues dance with Clarence "The Bluesman" Turner in the Back Room




Join us for a Member & Donor Appreciation Event!


Members & Donors are invited to join us for Modern Dance Premiere with Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC).

View an excerpt from the company's recent premiere at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts of the critically acclaimed "We choose to go to the moon".


Thank you to all our current Members & Donors for their generous support!


Currently On View in our Galleries


Get inspired in our galleries every weekend!


Defining Lines: Julia Bloom, Roger Cutler, Alice Whealin, Oct 3 to 25

Popcorn Gallery>>


The Extras: From the Streets, Oct 3 to 25

Stone Tower Gallery>>


Antiquarian Lens: Wet Plate Collodion and Albumen Prints by

Barry Schmetter, Sept 4 to Oct 17

Park View Gallery>> 


HomeLands, Photographs by Robb HillSept 4 to Oct 18

Photoworks Gallery>>



Exhibition Proposals 2016

The Partnership is now accepting exhibition proposals for our galleries for 2016. Download the RFP here.  Deadline is October 21, 2015.

Glen Echo Park Aquarium Grand Opening



Now Open!


Glen Echo Park Aquarium

a Chesapeake Bay Discovery Center


Saturdays, 9am to 5pm

Sundays, 12pm to 5pm


  • Our Touch Tank where you can actually physically feel some of the amazing animals that live in our Chesapeake Bay!
  • Our Pirate Ship! Come aboard the GEPA ship, alongside some experienced pirates, you can travel the Chesapeake and search for the TREASURE!
  • Sand boxes, filled with adventure!
  • The SS-GEPA Submarine is ready to dive down! Come aboard and take an awesome picture! (Did someone say “Holiday Cards”?)
  • Face painting! What will you choose? Do you want a seahorse a mudfish?
  • Numerous Aquatic Animal Displays!




Glen Echo Park Opportunities


Interested in Teaching at Glen Echo Park?


The Glen Echo Park Partnership is seeking instructors in visual artsdance technique, movement and social dance styles for all ages.

Click below for full information or fill out a proposal form here. Course Proposals are considered on an ongoing basis. Deadlines may apply for inclusion in printed catalogs.  




Glen Echo Park In the News


Check out Glen Echo Park on The Daily Beast!

Watch this one-minute "commercial" for the Park! Part of the Daily Beast's Nearest Faraway Place series that tells the story of all sorts of cool places throughout the country!


Floor Barre Instructor Featured in Washington Post

Dance Review

Sarah Kaufman, dance critic for The Washington Post, writes glowingly of floor barre instructor Alison Crosby's work in a recent performance at Dance Place in Washington, DC. To take Alison's class click here


'Folk & Fiddle' Gala in the Park

Washington Life Magazine covers Glen Echo Park's successful gala event honoring Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner for his strong support for the Park's celebrated social dances and appreciation for the arts. 






What's So Special About Glen Echo Park...


“Glen Echo Park fosters creativity and a love of the arts as well as a sense of community. The learning and shared experiences that I have enjoyed at the Park over the years have not only strengthened my understanding of myself but also of the arts as a basic necessity.”

Laura C.

Member, Student, and Volunteer


“We love dancing at Glen Echo Park! The dance community is what brought us together 10 years ago when we first met at a USO dance in the Spanish Ballroom... The beauty of the Ballroom, the wide variety of dance offerings (we especially enjoy Waltz Time), the incredible bands that play at the dances, the lessons offered before each dance – all of this has kept us coming back for more."

Bob & Francine L.

Social Dancers