January 2015 - All Events

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Ongoing

Monday through Sunday - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Presenter: SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Location: SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228

http://www.silverworksglenechopark.com

 


 

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery is a working silversmith studio and includes an ongoing exhibition, as well as sales, of the work of artist-in-residence Blair Anderson.

Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol

November 14, 2014 – January 1, 2015

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won’t give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge’s mind – perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Can this clever boy and his best friend Charlotte save Christmas and change the heart of the meanest man in town? This exciting world premiere story of a father and son is adapted by Broadway’s Tony-winning Ken Ludwig (Twas the Night Before Christmas) and his very own son, Jack. Get ready for the wildest ride you've ever had at Christmas! 

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Art Explorers Parent/Child Drop In Art

Saturdays, 10am - 12:30pm

Presenter: PGiP, Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: 10 years and under

Location: Candy Corner Studio

Admission: $10 per child (with adult)

http://www.pgip.org

 


 

Playgroup in the Park (PGiP) and the Partnership present Art Explorers Family Studio for parents and children. Each week explore a new art form or theme in the Candy Corner Studio.  Drop-in only; no pre-registration.  $10 per child/parent combo.

 

More information on our Art Explorers page>>

Blues Dance

Thursday, January 1, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Back Room Annex is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Ongoing

Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter: Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Location: Art Glass Center

http://www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org

 


 

The Art Glass Center gallery's ongoing exhibitions feature the work of resident artists Diane Cabe, Christine Hekimian, Sue Hill, Michele Rubin, Bev and Zayde Sleph, and Janet Wittenberg. Sculpture, vessels, functional art, and jewelry are also for sale. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students.

Contra Dance

January 2, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Tonight Anna Rain calls to Frog Hammer with Jim Besser, Glyn Collinson, Andrew Marcus, Richard Seidel, Michael Ferguson, Bob Collins, Dave Casserly.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Glassworks

Ongoing

Saturdays - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter: Glassworks

Location: Caretaker's Cottage

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2280

http://www.glenechoglassworks.com

 


 

Glassworks was the Washington DC area's first glass school. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students. During open studio hours view artists and work and purchase beautiful hand-blown glass.

Coffee and Critique Exposed: The Exhibit

November 21, 2014 to January 5, 2015

Saturdays, 1 to 4pm, Sundays, 1 to 8pm

Reception and Gallery Talk: Sunday, November 23, 10am to 12pm

New Work and Second Reception: Saturday, December 13, 5pm to 7pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

For the past 10 years, Photoworks has offered a free monthly critique session, affectionately called Coffee and Critique.  Over time, Coffee and Critique has developed a rabidly loyal fan base — a group of talented, dynamic photographers who come together each month to review their work and sharpen their skills. Now its time for the public to see what we have long recognized — Coffee and Critique has got game! Photoworks new exhibition Coffee and Critique Exposed showcases the best work of this creative group of emerging photographers.  With its informal presentation style and environment of ongoing feedback and critique, Coffee and Critique Exposed is truly art in action. For more information, visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

Collegiate Shag Workshop

Saturday, January 3, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: Experienced Swing dancers of all ages

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $15 workshop only; $25 workshop and evening swing dance

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

Collegiate Shag Workshop for Experienced Swing DancersJoin us for a special dance workshop preceding our Post-New Year's Eve Pajama Party with the Solomon Douglas Heptet.

 

Join David Lee and Caroline Seipp for a Collegiate Shag workshop. This energetic swing dance from the 1930s and '40s highlights fancy footwork, playful rhythms, and creative combinations between you and your partner. In no other dance will you be able to act like a chicken, fly like an airplane, and pretend you're the London Bridge all in the space of one song. Shag is danced socially to the swing music you hear every week and makes a great addition to your overall dance repertoire. This class is appropriate for dancers with any level of Shag experience—even those who've never danced Shag before—and does not require a partner. 

 

NOTE: this workshop is suitable for experienced dancers who have a solid foundation in six- and eight-count Jitterbug and Lindy Hop patterns and is not suitable for new dancers.

 

• $15 for just the workshop in the Back Room Annex, 6:30 - 8pm
• Special offer! Attend both the workshop from 6:30 - 8pm and the evening dance in the Spanish Ballroom from 9pm-midnight, $25
• No pre-registration; just show up at the door. Cash, check and credit card payment accepted!

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 3, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

New Year's Eve has been and gone, pookie, and you are still reeling from how much fun you had. You've got a dance hangover the size of Alaska! What to do? Drag yourself out of bed and come on out to the Post-New Year's Eve Pajama Party at the Spanish Ballroom. Yes, we mean it—wear your PJs (really) and comfy slippers, bring your teddy bear and security blanket. Milk and cookies not supplied.

 

The brand-new Solomon Douglas Heptet is a tight-swinging little band that plays music inspired by the great later swing small groups and early modernists of the late 1940s. The group was founded in September of 2014 by pianist and composer Solomon Douglas, whose various bands have played at hundreds of exchanges, camps, workshops, and other dance events in North America, Asia, and Australia in the past 13 years. His experience as a swing dancer and dance instructor gives him an understanding unique among musicians of the music that swing dancers and blues dancers like to dance to!

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra from 8 - 9 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm - midnight. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Waltz Dance

Sunday, January 4, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

Contact Email: info@waltztimedances.org

http://www.waltztimedances.org

 


 

Waltz Time presents a beginning waltz lesson from 2:45 to 3:30 pm, followed by an afternoon of waltzes and other couples dances to live music.  Dancing from 3:30 to 6 pm.  As always, no partner is required for this dance in the Spanish Ballroom, and the cost is $10, including lesson.

 

The band today is Devine Comedy with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle, vocals), John Devine (guitar, vocals), and Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, January 4, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $15/lesson or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: Rene Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. Rene will DJ with a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, January 4, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the called dance with live music by the Morrison Brothers Band from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

About the Band: They're each a Morrison's Brother. In the Charlottesville, VA based Morrison Brothers Band father Jim and sons Owen and Will constitute the family affair playing Celtic, New England, original and traditional compositions - Jim Morrison (fiddle, guitar); Owen Morrison (guitar); Will Morrison (percussion)

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Blues Dance

Thursday, January 8, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Back Room Annex is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

A Day at the Pool

January 9 to February 23, 2015

Saturdays, 1 to 4pm, Sundays, 1 to 8pm

Reception and gallery talk Sunday January 18, 6-8pm

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Na’ama Batya Lewin is a photographer and video artist living in Maryland. Her art often explores the roles of women in society. The responsibilities, expectations and emotions that come from being a daughter, a wife and a mother have been recurring themes in her photographic and video projects“A Day at the Pool” depicts the anxiety that underlies a mother’s love. For more information, visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

Contra Dance

January 9, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 adults

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Tonight Steve Gester calls to the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band. Beginners are always welcome. Tonight only: Free for those 17 and under (and the 2nd Friday of each month).

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 10, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18; age 17 and under $12

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Flying Feet Enterprises presents a night of swing dancing with live music in the Spanish Ballroom.  A beginning Swing lesson from 8 to 9 pm with Marc Shepanek and Ellen Engle is followed by dancing until midnight. 

 

Tonight's dance features the Radio King Orchestra, a big band with a fresh new sound that continues to dazzle audiences and bring them to standing ovations at such venues as The Kennedy Center New Year's Eve Gala and Millennium Stage.  Radio King Orchestra encompasses the sophisticated yet carefree nature of the cherished Rat Pack. Comprised of the finest musicians in the Washington metropolitan area, Radio King Orchestra creates an enchanting evening of entertainment as they work their way through the repertoire of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and Bobby Darin, to name a few.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Family Dance

Sunday, January 11, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $5, age 4 and older

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Family Dance program is a wonderful addition to the other family-oriented programs at Glen Echo Park. Spend the afternoon dancing with your children. Each of the family dances features live music and dance calling from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Bring your entire family, neighbors, church or synagogue group, birthday party, and girl or boy scout troop. Please check back for information about the band and caller.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, January 11, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $15/lesson or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: Rene Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. Rene will DJ with a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, January 11, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the called dance with live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tonight Janine Smith calls with Barefoot featuring Ed Howe and Jamie Oshima.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra Sonic Dance

Thursday, January 15, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: FSGW

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $8; $6 for FSGW members, and age 17 and under

Contact Name: www.fsgw.org

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

Experience Contra "HOT SONIC."  FSGW presents a "Techno" Contra Dance with a DJ spinning an eclectic mix of music and a caller leading the dances. Be prepared to rock the Spanish Ballroom!

 

This dance includes a beginner lesson at 7:30 pm, followed by dancing from 8 pm - 11:00 pm.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Blues Dance

Thursday, January 15, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Back Room Annex is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Circus!

January 16- February 15, 2015

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: PreK - Grade 6

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $10

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


In grand circus tradition, the "Grandest Show on Strings" features a collection of clowns, death-defying acrobats, and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest reaches of the globe.  Many of the acts were built more than 50 years ago by Christopher’s parents for "Len Piper’s International Marionette Circus." Visit http://www.thepuppetco.org to learn more and purchase tickets.

Contra Dance

January 16, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Tonight Gwyn Williams calls to Ken and Brad Kolodner with Ken Kolodner on fiddle and hammered dulcimer, Brad Kolodner on banjo, guitar and fiddle and Alex Lacquement on bass.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, January 16, 8:30 - 11:30 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $10

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

Here's a chance for Balboa/Bal-Swing enthusiasts to dance to great DJ music on one of the best dance floors in the universe. Enjoy a casual, friendly atmosphere where you can Bal 'til your heart's content (but no one will mind if you throw in a little Lindy upon occasion, either!)

 

Drop-in beginner swing lesson at 8:30 pm with Dabe and Janelle Johnson, dance from 9 pm-11:30 pm.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

The Silk Work of Diane Tuckman

January 17 to March 1, 2015

Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Park View Gallery (formerly Partnership Office Gallery)

Admission: Free

 


 

 

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring the work of silk painter Diane Tuckman. Her pieces are full of color and can be displayed or worn.

 

Note: Due to expectations of inclement weather, this Reception has been postponed to Saturday, February 7, 4 to 6pm

January Tiny Tots @ 10:00

SEE BELOW for SELECT Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays.

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 0-4

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $5

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


 

The Puppet Co. presents "Tiny Tots @ 10:00," a program designed for our youngest theater patrons (ages 0-4). The shows are shorter, the lights stay on, the doors stay open, and everyone has a great time! All shows begin at 10 a.m. Running time is 30 minutes. Tickets $5 per person (including babes-in-arms). Pre-Purchases or No-Obligation Reservations are strongly recommended.

 

TINY TOTS SHOWS:

01/17/15       Penguin’s Playground     Saturday

01/18/15       Old McDonald’s Farm      Sunday

01/24/15       Panda-Monium                 Saturday

01/31/15       Mother Goose Caboose   Saturday

Jewels by Wayson Jones

January 17 to March 1, 2015

Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am - 6 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Jewels by Wayson Jones. The exhibition showcases original paintings and collages. The work includes abstract, minimal landscapes that can be viewed from a dual perspective: the horizon line seen from a normal view shifts to become a shoreline or border as seen from the air.

 

Opening Reception, Saturday, January 17, 3 to 6pm

Whimsical

January 17 to February 15, 2015

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Whimsical a two-person show featuring the work of Pam Rogers and Len Harris. Len Harris' wood sculptures use sensuous ribbons of to wood define the compositions. A feeling of movement is established through their bending and twisting. Pam Rogers' abstract organic watercolors are informed by her sculptural work, emphasizing the importance of negative and positive space. Together, the two artists complement one another. Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm6pm.

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 17, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

American Swing presents a swing dance with live music by the Seth Kibel Quartet in the historic Spanish Ballroom. The Seth Kibel Quartet is fronted by multi-talented woodwind specialist Seth Kibel, equally at home on the clarinet, saxophone and flute. With Seth is award-winning jazz pianist Sean Lane, in-demand double bassist Bob Abbott, and Wes Crawford on drums. Together, they perform through the mid-Atlantic region and at local venues ranging from The Kennedy Center to Strathmore Hall to Blues Alley. Encompassing a wide range of 20th century American jazz and swing, the emphasis is on the standards of the Great American Songbook, featuring music by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and more. Seth Kibel has been awarded 24 Wammies (Washington Area Music Awards), including Best Jazz Instrumentalist and Best World Music Instrumentalist.

 

Tonight, the Seth Kibel Quartet is joined by Lena Seikaly, a fresh voice on the national jazz scene from Washington, D.C. Named “one of Washington’s preeminent jazz singers” and “brightest voices in jazz” (The Washington Post), as well as a “major league young talent in jazz” by Duke Ellington’s biographer, Dr. John Hasse, Lena is already making her mark as both a revivalist of traditional jazz vocals, as well as an innovator in contemporary vocal jazz styles.

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra from 8 - 9 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm - midnight. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Waltz Dance

Sunday, January 18, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

Contact Email: info@waltztimedances.org

http://www.waltztimedances.org

 


 

Waltz Time presents a beginning waltz lesson from 2:45 to 3:30 pm, followed by an afternoon of waltzes and other couples dances to live music.  Dancing from 3:30 to 6 pm.  As always, no partner is required for this dance in the Spanish Ballroom, and the cost is $10, including lesson. 

 

The band today features musicians Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar, vocals), and Alexander Mitchell (fiddle).

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, January 18, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $15/lesson or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: Rene Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. Rene will DJ with a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, January 18, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the called dance with live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tonight Ann Fallon calls with Ricochet.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Blues Dance

Thursday, January 22, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Back Room Annex is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra Dance

January 23, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Tonight Ann Fallon calls with AP & Banty Roosters with Andy Porter on fiddle, Mark Lynch on mandolin and tenor banjo, Joe Langley on guitar and Artie Abrams on bass and fiddle.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 24, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

http://www.dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents a swing dance with live music by Josh Fialkoff & The Fried Bananas in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Created as a fun experiment, The Fried Bananas had such smashing success they quickly became requested at all the major venues in Boston. Playing a mix of blues, old standards, and gypsy jazz, they have a sound that is both versatile and classic. Four of the six members are swing dancers themselves - Shawn Hershey on the trumpet, Josh Fialkoff on piano, Anna Callahan on vocals and trumpet, and Jeramie Anderson on drums, making them ideal for swing venues as "dancers playing for dancers."

 

Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight.

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, January 25, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Hot Society Orchestra of Washington

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $15/ $5 age 12 and under

Contact Email: dave@hotsociety.net

http://www.hotsociety.net/

 


 

Join the Hot Society Orchestra of Washington for an afternoon of dancing, featuring music and dances from the 20s, 30s and 40s. Dancers will enjoy foxtrot, two-step, waltz, cha-cha, rhumba, swing and more in the Spanish Ballroom. A dance lesson for all levels is presented by professional instructors at 3 pm, followed by dancing to wonderful live music from 3:30 - 6:00 pm. Admission includes the lesson. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Our lesson today will be basic Tango.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, January 25, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $15/lesson or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: Rene Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. Rene will DJ with a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, January 25, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the called dance with live music by the The Get Rights from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

About the Band: One of Charlottesville's tightest old time bands! The Get Rights will get you right to dancing, fronted by upright bass player extraordinaire Sabra Guzman. The Get Rights includes smoking fiddle, guitar and banjo to boot!

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Blues Dance

Thursday, January 29, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Back Room Annex is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Petite Rouge A Cajun Red Riding Hood

January 30 – March 8, 2015

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Take a toe-tapping trip to the bayou in this family-friendly, Zydeco-driven musical soaked in N'awlins hot sauce! Based on the classic fairy tale and adapted from the book by Mike Artell and Jim Harris, a red-hooded duckling named Petite Rouge and her sidekick cat lead the Big Bad Gator on a wild "duck" chase through New Orleans and Mardi Gras. Will they make it to Grandmere's house with a basket full of Cajun goodies?

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Contra Dance

January 30, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Tonight Dave Colestock calls to the Treble Makers with Robin Wilson on flute and concertina, Emily Aubrey on fiddle, Brenna Hogan on hammered dulcimer and Liz Donaldson on piano.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Polkas Plus Dance

Friday, January 30, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Polkas Plus

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $15 (cash only)

Contact Email: polkasplus@gmail.com

 


 

POLKAS PLUS includes polka dances with some added styles, including swing, waltz, Latin, foxtrot, and more, performed by Mike Surratt and The Continentals! The dance begins with a basic Polka lesson at 7:30 pm with more advanced polka moves at 7:45 pm, all followed by dancing to The Continentals from 8:00 - 11:00 pm.

 

The Continentals of Washington, DC was formed in May 1972 and has been under the leadership of Accordionist/Keyboardist Mike Surratt since their humble beginning as a "German" Oom-Pah band. In their 42+ year history the band increased their repertoire incorporating many different ethnic styles of polka and waltz music, plus popular dance hits from the 1940's thru today. Many have tried to label this versatile group of musicians over the years, but most have faced the music that they just have to expect the unexpected at any given Continentals performance.

 

Admission of $15 per person (cash only) includes the lesson. Bring your dance shoes and enjoy dancing in air-conditioned comfort in summer, warmth in winter. No partner or prior experience needed. Refreshments for sale at the Cafe. Only water allowed in the Annex.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 31, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Tom Cunningham Orchestra

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

http://www.tomcunningham.com

 


 

Hear for yourself why Frankie Manning, one of the original Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers and an icon to the Swing World, called the Tom Cunningham Orchestra “the Swingin’est Band in all the Land!” The 16-piece orchestra’s appearances at Glen Echo Park are a Washington institution going back to 1983 and celebrated on TV, radio, newspapers and in books. So take a tip from The Washington Post’s Mike Joyce, “The Cunningham Band is bound to please.”

 

This evening the orchestra will feature the music of Count Basie! Enjoy a beginning swing lesson at 8 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm to midnight.

 

For a complete list of all the January dances, visit the January 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.