September 2014 - All Events

The 4th Annual Yellow Barn Drawing Exhibition

August 29 to September 1, 12 - 5pm

Closing Reception, Monday, September 1, 5 - 6:30pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Studio

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

Every Labor Day at the Yellow Barn our instructors, students and members celebrate drawing. While the Yellow Barn is known for its classes in oil, watercolor and acrylic painting, we understand the importance of drawing and how exeptional drawing skills lead to exceptional paintings.  This 4th annual exhibition celebrates pencil, pastel, pen and ink, charcoal and any medium used to make a line.  Featuring the works of over thirty artists. 

 

Closing Reception: Monday, September 1, 5 to 6:30pm

 

Focal Point: The Annual Darkroom Show

August 29 - October 6, 2014

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

Opening Reception, Friday, September 5, 6 to 8pm

Gallery Talk and Demonstration, Friday, September 12, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Photoworks is proud to present FOCAL POINT: The Annual Darkroom Show, an exhibition of silver gelatin master prints from Photoworks Advanced Master Darkroom Class.  Beautiful, haunting, rugged and surprising, these original prints will not disappoint.

 

Opening Reception: Friday, September 5, 6 to 8pm

 

Join us for a special evening as we celebrate Glen Echo Park's ART WALK IN THE PARK, on Friday, September 12th, 6-8 PM.

Come to Photoworks Gallery for a gallery talk with exhibiting artists,as well as a darkroom demonstration.

Reception & Gallery Talk: Friday, September 12, 6 to 8pm

44th Annual Labor Day Art Show

August 30 - September 1, 2014

Art Show - Saturday through Monday, 12 - 6 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

The 44th Annual Labor Day Art Show features more than 200 artists from the greater Washington, DC area and over 450 works of art. Many of the artists have a connection to Glen Echo Park either as instructors, students, or resident artists. Art works include photography, painting, ceramics, jewelry, glass, textiles, and more. Art works are for sale.

 

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The Irish Music & Dance Showcase will also be featured on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, from 1 pm - 5 pm, in the Bumper Car Pavilion. This FREE event will feature outstanding musicians and Irish dancers! Don't miss the Park's Open House for Classes on Saturday, August 30. This will be a great opportunity to check out all the Park has to offer!

Irish Music and Dance Showcase

Daily: Saturday, August 30 thru Monday, September 1

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership and the Irish Inn at Glen Echo present a weekend of Irish music and dancing, featuring a wide variety of the area’s finest performers. FREE and open to the public, 1 pm - 5 pm on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The weekend-long Irish festivities will entertain and delight the many visitors expected over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

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Also during Labor Day weekend, join us for our free Open House for Classes on Saturday, August 30 from 12 pm - 4 pm, and explore the many classes and programs offered at Glen Echo Park. Visit Resident Artist studios, meet instructors, view demonstrations. Also, browse the art work at the 44th Annual Labor Day Art Show in the Spanish Ballroom, open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12 pm - 6 pm.

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 4, 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.

Glen Echo Fire Department Bingo Night

Friday, September 5

6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture and Glen Echo Fire Department

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

Come and join the fun in the Spanish Ballroom for the Glen Echo Fire Department's annual Bingo Night, which has been held at Glen Echo Park since the 1930s! Get your bingo cards and play for a whopping stage-full of prizes. Bid on fabulous items in the silent auction. Ride the carousel or enjoy the Friday Night Dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Bingo, 6:30-10:00pm; silent auction, 6:30-10:30pm.

 

Food and drinks available.

Contra Dance

September 5, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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 Hilton Baxter calls to Montage with Jane Knoeck on piano and accordion, Rachel Bell on accordion and flute; Tom Santarsiero on guitar, mandolin, banjo, jaw harp and foot percussion. Beginners are always welcome!

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.

 

Art Explorers is on Vacation August 2 through 23 - No Open Studio

 

Join us for the Open House for Classes and Programs - Sat. August 30, 12 to 4pm

Functional, Whimsical, Wearable!

August 16 to September 14, 2014

Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Functional, Whimsical, Wearable!, a wearable art exhibition featuring a variety of adornments, including fiber art, clothing, and sculptural jewelry.

 

Reception: Friday, September 12, 6 to 8pm as part of Art Walk in the Park.

Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 – 6:00pmand Labor Day Monday, 12:00 – 6:00pm.

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 6, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Jam Cellar

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

Contact Email: huh@thejamcellar.com

http://www.thejamcellar.com

 


 

The Jam Cellar presents the Mint Julep Jazz Band! With their little big band lineup of 4 horns, rhythm section, and vocalist, the Mint Julep Jazz Band recreates the jazz sounds of the 1920s, 1930s, and early 1940s through arrangements based on original recordings from the jazz age and swing era.

 

The Mint Julep Jazz Band is based out of Durham, NC and is led by trombonist Lucian Cobb and vocalist Laura Windley, who have put their collective knowledge and love of swing music together to create an ideal dance band for swing dancers.

 

Included in the admission is a beginning Swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 pm, followed by dancing until midnight.

Waltz Dance

September 7, 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 by Elke, Paul, Ralph & Larry with Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Larry Unger (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).  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. 

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 7, 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 intermediate 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 and Nuevo tango with a little alternative added. No partner required. 

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, September 7, 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 David Giusti calls to the music of Larry Unger & Elke Baker.

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 11, 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.

Art Walk in the Park

May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug 8, Sep 12, Oct 10 / 6-8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Park grounds

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

Join Glen Echo Park every second Friday from June to October for Art Walk in the Park. There will be artist demonstrations, refreshments, open studios and galleries. The event runs from 6pm to 8pm; free and open to all ages. 

 

Visit our Art Walk in the Park  page for more details!

Contra Dance

September 12, 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. Beginners are always welcome!

 

Tonight the Glen Echo Open Band plays with Caller Dave Colestock.

Salsa Dance

Friday, September 12, 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.

Parents' Afternoon Swing Dance

Saturday, September 13, 2:30 - 5:30 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Annex

Admission: $8 cover; 12 and under free

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

We know how it is, babies. Ever since you joined your family, your parents have been talking about how they never get a chance to go out swing dancing anymore, so tell them about this great Saturday afternoon DJ dance that's parent and children-friendly. They won't have to worry about getting a babysitter, because the whole family can attend together. They won't have to worry about bothering other dancers, because you're all in the same playpen! The music will be soft and the lights will be up, so Mommies and Daddies can get their swing on in a family-friendly setting.

 

Children must be supervised by a guardian at all times. Adults do not have to be accompanied by a baby (but they must like babies!).

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 13, 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 Blue Sky 5 in the Spanish Ballroom. Craig Gildner and The Blue Sky 5 were formed in 1999 by original members Craig Gildner and Tommy Greco during the high point of the swing dance resurgence.  While other bands were donning outrageous zoot suits and playing jump blues, Craig was delving into the true classic repertoire of the swing era small bands from Basie, Ellington, Goodman and Shaw.

 

A unique feature of this band is that there are original songs and arrangements that stay true to the swing lexicon: you’d hardly know if it was written in 1944 or 2014.  Vintage instruments and attire complete the effect.  As testament to the band’s authenticity, it has appeared at premiere dance events such as DCLX, CincyLX, Jammin’ on the James, and Midsummer Night Swing.

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, September 14, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Hot Society Orchestra of Washington

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $14/ $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 Tango 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.

Family Dance

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 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.

 

Today's band will be The Little Dustup String Band with caller Andrea Nettleton.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 14, 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 intermediate 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 and Nuevo tango with a little alternative added. No partner required. 

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, September 14, 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 Andrea Nettleton calls with Sugar Beat.

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 18, 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.

Contra Dance

September 19, 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 Donna Hunt calls to Frog Hammer with Jim Besser, Glyn Collinson, Andrew Marcus, Richard Seidel, Michael Ferguson, Bob Collins, Dave Casserly. Beginners are always welcome!

Zydeco Dance

Friday, September 19 , 8:30 pm - midnight

Presenter: Dancing by the Bayou

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $18

Contact Name: Michael & Sharon

Contact Email: dancingbythebayou@verizon.net

http://www.dancingbythebayou.com

 


 

Dancing by the Bayou presents a Zydeco dance with live music by Ruben Moreno & Zydeco Re-Evolution. "... At the ripe old age of 22 Ruben Moreno is a veteran of the musical road, having begun playing professionally at age 13, and hitting the road at age 15, playing Rubboard with some of Zydeco’s greatest performers such as CJ Chennier and Leroy Thomas. Drawing on his rich musical roots, he captures both the Louisiana and the Texas Zydeco sound, and brings a fresh new energy and vision to the Creole Zydeco he loves." -- from "A Rising Young Star" - "Best New Band" - 2012 Zydeco Music Awards.

 

Join us for a lesson at 8:30 pm followed by dancing until midnight.  Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, September 19, 8:30 - 11:30 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom 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.

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 20, 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 Pittsburgh's Dr. Zoot. At first it was just a steady weekday gig in 1998 at a small swing club in Pittsburgh's south side, but the band grew in popularity and soon they were packin' 'em in. The crowd listened to Dr. Zoot, but Dr. Zoot also listened to the crowd and were exposed to new influences. The dancers and musicians came every week, and Dr. Zoot soon became a staple of the Pittsburgh swing scene. As their reputation spread, recording sessions soon followed, as well as travel to nearby East Coast cities such as New Jersey, New York City and Washington, DC, as well as Los Angeles. Today, Dr. Zoot is still infusing the swing scene with energy and verve with music that makes you want to move.

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra from 8 - 9 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm - midnight.

Waltz Dance

September 21, 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 by Blue Bamboo with Elke Baker (violin ), Barbara Heitz (flute), Ralph Gordon (bass), John Devine (guitar), and Marc Glickman (piano).  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.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 21, 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 intermediate 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 and Nuevo tango with a little alternative added. No partner required. 

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, September 21, 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 Caller TBA with Charm City Junction.

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 25, 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.

Contra Dance

September 26, 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 enjoy Caller George Marshall and Wild Asparagus with Ann Percival on piano and guitar, David Cantieni on winds, Becky Tracy on fiddle, George Marshall on concertina and bodhràn. Beginners are always welcome!

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 27, 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.” Beginning swing lesson at 8 pm is followed by dancing from 9 pm to midnight.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 28, 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 intermediate 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 and Nuevo tango with a little alternative added. No partner required. 

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, September 28, 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 George Marshall calls with Wild Asparagus.