July 2015 - All Events

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Ongoing

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

Presenter: SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Location: SilverWorks Studio

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.

Garfield,The Musical With Cattitude

June 19 – August 23, 2015

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Garfield, a chubby and sarcastic tabby cat fantasizes about having the most amazing birthday in the history of birthdays. He deserves it for being the best cat ever! But, it seems that all his friends – Arlene, Odie, Jon and even his nemesis, Nermal, seem to have forgotten. Feeling rejected, Garfield ventures out to find adventure, but quickly learns that “home is where the heart… and the food is.”

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Tiny Tots @ 10:00

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. Enjoy shows like "Mother Goose Caboose", "Panda-Monium", "Old McDonald's Farm" and more! Purchase tickets and learn more at http://thepuppetco.org/tots.html.

Summer Concert Series 2015: Flutes on the Brink

Thursday, July 2 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Enjoy a free concert this evening by Flutes on the Brink. Flutes on the Brink is a flute choir centered in Montgomery County, MD, consisting of a mixture of about 20 professional and amateur musicians.

 

Come on out to listen or dance, or both - you will like it! The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine.The Glen Echo Cafe will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

Summer Concert Series 2015 schedule>>

Blues Dance

Thursday, July 2, 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 list of all the July dances, visit the July 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.

Art Walk in the Park

First Friday of the month: May 1 / Jun 5 / Jul 3 / Aug 7 / Sep 4

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301 634 2222

 

Every First Friday, May through September from 6pm to 8pm, the Glen Echo Park Partnership hosts open studios and artist demonstrations throughout the park. Each month features different activities. Learn more at http://glenechopark.org/art-walk-park.

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

            June 25- August 9, 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

When Snow White meets seven vertically challenged bachelors, she discovers that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, and that friendship and teamwork make any challenge smaller.  Based on the Grimm fairytale, this production takes the Puppet Co.’s usual sideways view of the popular story, giving it timeliness and humor for adults as well as kids. Age Recommendation: PreK-Grade 4. Running Time: 40 Minutes.

 

Visit http://www.thepuppetco.org to learn more and purchase tickets.

Contra Dance

July 3, 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 Richard Goss calls to Tempest with Tim Ball on fiddle, Chuck Abell on guitar and mandolin and Jamie Kubala on drums and percussion.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Glen Echo Pottery

Ongoing (April 11 through December)

Saturday & Sunday - 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Pottery

Location: Glen Echo Pottery Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 229-5585

http://www.glenechopottery.com

 


 

Glen Echo Pottery presents ongoing exhibitions in the Glen Echo Pottery gallery. These feature a special selection of work by resident artists, instructors, and students. The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 5pm through December.  

 

Opening weekend is April 11 & 12, 2015.

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.

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>>

Hidden District

June 5 to July 12, 2015

Saturdays, 1 - 4 pm and Sundays, 1 - 8 pm

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

Hidden District is an unbounded essay in metaphor that is a lyrical and gritty vision of the District of Columbia and surrounding locales. These are places and people we pass every day, yet fail to notice in any meaningful or imaginative way. The pictures are not meant to answer any questions; rather they show that beauty exists and stories can be found, even in the most quotidian of quarters.

Reception and Gallery Talk:  Friday, June 5, 6-8pm 

Photo Credits: "Gaithersburg, MD 2012" by Steven Marks

 

For more information, visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

 

 

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1602094306704685/

Of The Earth

Park View Gallery

July 4 to July 26, 2015

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

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Park View Gallery (2nd Floor in the Arcade Building)

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://GlenEchoPark.org/Exhibitions

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present "Of The Earth" by Virginia based artist Bridgette Guerzon Mills.  The exhibition will consist of her encaustic paintings as well as mixed-media sculptures.

Reception Friday July 3rd, from 6-8 pm

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

Monday through Saturday 10:00 am till 6:00 pm

Café +

Stone Tower Gallery

July 4 to July 26, 2015

Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm - 6pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Stone Tower Gallery (1st Floor of the Stone Tower)

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://GlenEchoPark.org/Exhibitions

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a body of work by painter and print maker Ric Garcia.  Garcia is a Cuban-American pop artist, who samples from various cultures found in America to present an eclectic collection of colorful and light hearted images.

Reception Saturday, July 11th, 3-6pm.   

Open for Art Walk in the Park Friday, July 3rd6-8pm.

 

Stone Tower Gallery (1st floor of the Stone Tower)

Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm - 6pm

Ex Post Facto Metallicus

Popcorn Gallery

July 4 to July 26, 2015

Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm - 6pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery (1st Floor in the Arcade Building)

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://GlenEchoPark.org/Exhibitions

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Ex Post Facto Metallicus.  This exhibition includes works by the Exnilho Artist Residency at SilverWorks: Kai Sia, Heather Schramm, Anya Pinchulk, Robert Dane Shaw and the faculty and students of SilverWorks.

 

Reception Friday, July 3rd, 6-8pm, during the ArtWalk

Popcorn Gallery (1st Floor in the Arcade Building)

Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm6pm

Waltz Dance

Sunday, July 5, 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 Honeysuckle Rose with Liz Donaldson (piano), Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 5, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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 Terpsichore and caller Melissa Chatham from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2015: QuinTango

Thursday, July 9 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Tango music lovers and dancers take note: tonight's concert features QuinTango! A quintet of two violins, cello, bass and piano, QuinTango is dedicated to the musical performance of tango. The group brings its own interpretations to this evocative music, universally synonymous with the eternal dance of man and woman.

 

At tonight's concert, QuinTango will be joined by a very special guest, Argtentine film star and singer Ana Fonteyn.  She has been performing at the GALA Hispanic Theatre this month in Las Polacas and will be stopping by the Bumper Car Pavilion for one last U.S. performance before she returns to Argentina.

 

Come on out to listen or dance, or both!

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine.The Glen Echo Cafe will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

Summer Concert Series 2015 schedule>>

Blues Dance

Thursday, July 9, 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 list of all the July dances, visit the July 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra Dance

July 10, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 adults; free for 17 and under on the 2nd Friday of the month

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 Maia McCormick calls to the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Salsa Dance

Friday, July 10, 8 pm - Midnight

Presenter: High Energy Productions

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $12

Contact Email: searchernet@comcast.net

http://www.oohsalsa.com/

 


 

High Energy Productions presents a Salsa dance, featuring a beginner/intermediate Salsa lesson with Keith Givens from 8 - 9 pm, followed by recorded music from 9 pm - midnight. The lesson is included in the admission price.

 

Beginners are always welcome and no partner is required.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 11, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Flying Feet Enterprises presents a night of swing dancing with live music by the Boilermaker Jazz Band in the Spanish Ballroom. Leading the Boilermaker Jazz Band on clarinet and vocals is Paul Cosentino, a full-time bandleader and performer who founded the band in 1988 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. This acclaimed group serves up swinging renditions of jazz classics and rarities through superb instrumentals and heartfelt vocals. With their unique brand of musical Americana and hot jazz revelry, the Boilermakers bring the party to you!

 

A beginning Swing lesson from 8 to 9 pm with Marc Shepanek and Ellen Engle is followed by dancing until midnight.

 

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

Family Dance

Sunday, July 12, 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, birthday party, and girl or boy scout troop. Today Caroline Barnes calls to live music by the New Southern Cowtippers.

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, July 12, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $15/lesson or $15 "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 $15 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. Tonight we are delighted to have live traditional Tango music performed by Emanuel Trifilio and Friends. No partner required.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 12, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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 New Southern Cowtippers and caller Laura Brown from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2015: Lilt

Thursday, July 16 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Enjoy an evening of traditional Irish dance music with Lilt, a duo made up of Tina Eck on flute and whistle, and Keith Carr on bouzouki, banjo, and mandolin.  Lilt will be joined on stage by Irish dancers for some songs.

 

Come on out to listen or dance, or both!

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine.The Glen Echo Cafe will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

Summer Concert Series 2015 schedule>>

Blues Dance

Thursday, July 16, 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 list of all the July dances, visit the July 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra Dance

July 17, 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 Nils Fredland calls to Ivory Boys with George Paul on piano, David DiGiuseppe on accordion and Jim Roberts on drums.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, July 17, 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 list of all the July dances, visit the July 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 18, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $TBD

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

http://www.dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight.

 

Please check back for information about the band.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, July 19, 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 Rhapsody with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2015: Family Jazz Day

Sunday, July 19 - starting at 3:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Blues Alley presents Family Jazz Day at Glen Echo Park. Featuring the Blues Alley Youth Orchestra, the U.S Army Blues, and more!

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine.The Glen Echo Cafe will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open - only $1.25/ride.

 

Summer Concert Series 2015 schedule>>

Argentine Tango

Sunday, July 19, 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 list of all the July dances, visit the July 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 19, 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 Rhapsody and caller Elinor Preston from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2015: Only Lonesome

Thursday, July 23 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Join us for an evening of high-energy bluegrass music by Only Lonesome.  This quintet is made up some of the DC area's most seasoned bluegrass musicians and features powerful vocal trio harmonies over hard-driving instrumentation.

 

Come on out to listen or dance, or both!

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine.The Glen Echo Cafe will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

Summer Concert Series 2015 schedule>>

Blues Dance

Thursday, July 23, 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 list of all the July dances, visit the July 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra Dance

July 24, 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 Louie Cromartie calls to Callithump with David Knight on fiddle, Andrew Marcus on accordion and Glyn Collinson on bouzouki.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Polka and Ballroom Dance

Friday, July 24, 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 & BALLROOM 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 list of all the July dances, visit the July 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 25, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Jam Cellar

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $TBD

Contact Email: huh@thejamcellar.com

http://www.thejamcellar.com

 


 

The Jam Cellar presents a swing dance with live music in the Spanish Ballroom. Included in the admission is a beginning swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 pm, followed by dancing until midnight.

 

Please check back for information about the band.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, July 26, 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 list of all the July dances, visit the July 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 26, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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 Toss the Possum and caller Kappy Laning from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2015: Seth Kibel Quartet

Thursday, July 30 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

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.

 

Come on out to listen or dance, or both!

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine.The Glen Echo Cafe will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

Summer Concert Series 2015 schedule>>

Contra Sonic Dance

Thursday, July 30, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: FSGW

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10; $8 for FSGW members, and age 17 and under

Contact Name: www.fsgw.org

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

Experience ContraSonic - called contra dances to live electronic music in a ballroom filled with strobes, glow sticks, and blue lights!  ContraForce plays the most rockin' folk music you have ever heard and tonight they will take it to another level when they go electronic.  

 

This dance includes a beginner lesson at 7:30 pm, followed by dancing from 8 pm - 11:00 pm. First-time Contra dancers are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

Be prepared to rock the Spanish Ballroom!

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, July 30, 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 list of all the July dances, visit the July 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra Dance

July 31, 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 Emily Rush calls to ContraForce with Andrae Raffield on fiddle, Joey Dorwart on drums and saxophone and Jimi "Two Nails" Periano on acoustic and electric guitars.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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