September 2015 - All Events

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.

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.

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 3, 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 September dances, visit the September 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

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.

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.

Antiquarian Lens: Wet Plate Collodion and Albumen Prints

Park View Gallery

September 4 to September 27, 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 Antiquarian Lens: Wet Plate Collodion and Albumen Prints by Barry Schmetter. Barry Schmetter is a Washington DC based photographer and artist using historic photographic processes as a means to explore memory, forgetting, and other human cognitive processes. He frequently uses large format cameras and antique lenses dating to the early history of photography in his work.You can visit his website here.

Reception Friday September 4th, from 6-8 pm

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

45th Annual Labor Day Art Show

September 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
September 5 - 7, 2015, noon to 6 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

The 45th Annual Labor Day Art Show features more than 250 artists from the greater Washington, DC area and over 650 works of art including photography, painting, ceramics, jewelry, glass, textiles, and more. For the second year in a row, the Labor Day Art Show offers jewelry on a “cash and carry” basis and new this year is a sleeved prints section! See amazing artwork from across the region in one of the largest art exhibitions in the area!

A Celebration of Glass

Popcorn Gallery

Opening Reception: September 4th, 6-9 PM

September 4 to September 27, 2015

Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm - 6pm

Presenter: Presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership and the Art Glass Center

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 A Celebration of Glass. This exhibition is the annual show featuring resident and studio artists at the Art Glass Center at Glen Echo. The exhibition features the work of 22 artists who celebrate the art of glass in sculpture, wall hangings, vessels, and jewelry. Visit their website here.

 

Reception Friday, September 4th, 6-9pm, during the ArtWalk

Popcorn Gallery (1st Floor in the Arcade Building)

Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm6pm

Contemporary Watercolor: Paintings by Mary Whyte, Christine Lashley, Bonny Lundy, Vian Borchert, and Karen Norman

Stone Tower Gallery

September 4 to 27, 2015

Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm - 6pm

Reception: Friday, September 25, 6 to 9pm

Presenter: Presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership and the Friends of the Yellow Barn

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 and Friends of the Yellow Barn present Contemporary Watercolor: Paintings by Mary WhyteChristine Lashley, Bonny Lundy, Vian Borchert, and Karen Norman. The Friends of the Yellow Barn present an Artist Talk and Book Signing Reception, Friday, September 25th from 6:30 - 9:00pm. "Mary Whyte: Living a Creative Life." See website for details here.

Exhibition also open during the September 4 Art Walk. 

 

 

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

Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm - 6pm

HomeLands by Robb Hill

September 4- October 19, 2015

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

Reception and gallery talk Friday Sept. 4, 6-8pm

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

Homelands by Robb Hill is a meditation on identity, change and our environment. As stated by the artist himself, "I believe land makes people who they are. The relationship you have with the land you're on sets the cornerstone of your being. When that relationship is severed, identity is lost." 

 

Reception and Gallery Talk:  Friday, September 4, 6-8pm 

For more information, visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

Contra Dance

September 4, 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 Carol Ormand calls to Latter Day Lizards with Dave Langford on fiddle and guitar, Bill Tomczak on clarinet, saxophone, banjo uke, and dumbek and Peter Barnes on piano, guitar, flute, and harmonica.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

For a list of all the September dances, visit the September 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.

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>>

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.

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Saturdays, 9am - 5pm 

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Recommended Ages: All Ages

Location: Aquarium (former Living Classrooms Children's Museum)

Admission: $6; $5 for military and seniors

http://www.gepaquarium.org

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Aquarium is a Chesapeake Bay discovery center based in Glen Echo Park.  It will open with limited exhibits in August 2015 and will be fully operational by September 2015.  We will have live animal exhibits as well as static displays that help our visitors appreciate and learn about our nation's largest estuary. The aquarium is managed by Under the Sea, a live sea creature outreach company based in Northern Virginia, and has a partnership with the College of Exploration. 

 

More information on our Aquarium page >>

Open House for Classes

Saturday, September 5

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

Join us for our free Open House for Classes and explore the many classes and programs offered at Glen Echo Park.

Participate in a free workshop ...

Meet Instructors ...

Tour the Park ...

and try something new!

Visit Resident Artist studios, view demonstrations, and enjoy theater performances and family programs.

__________

 

Also during Labor Day weekend, 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. Also, visitors may browse the art work at the 44th Annual Labor Day Art Show in the Spanish Ballroom, open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

Irish Music and Dance Showcase

September 5 & 7, 2015, 1 to 6 p.m.

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 two days of Irish music and dance, featuring a wide variety of the area’s finest performers. The weekend-long Irish festivities will entertain and delight the many visitors expected over the Labor Day holiday weekend. FREE and open to the public, 1 pm - 6 pm on Saturday and Monday.

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 5, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Jam Cellar

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $18

Contact Email: huh@thejamcellar.com

http://www.thejamcellar.com

 


 

The Jam Cellar presents a swing dance with live music by the Brooks Tegler Big Band in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Included in the admission is a beginning swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 pm, followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience necessary.

 

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

Blues Workshop

Sunday, September 6, noon - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $15/class or $45 for the whole day

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues presents afternoon Blues Workshops with teacher extraordinaire, Mary Christensen.  No partner necessary. Pick and choose your classes for $15/each, or attend all four for the bargain price of $45. See schedule below.

 

Fancy Feet and Smart Learning
12pm-1:15pm

This class is going to stretch your body in one direction and your mind in another! For your body, we are going to break down some of the trickiest vernacular jazz steps and help you integrate them into your blues dancing, complete with rhythm variations and styling options. And for your mind, we’re going to talk and think about how you learn in a dance class, like what are the best questions to ask and what else you can do to get the most knowledge out of workshops like BamBLOOZled in October!


Connections and Kindness
1:30-2:45

Let’s practice two of the best things in life: good dance connection and being caring and intentional in our actions. We’ll work on some moves that require particularly great lead-follow communication and which will therefore make you and your partner feel amazing when you do them on the social floor. And we’ll work on your action plan for long days of dancing and classes, what we can do to take care of our bodies, our emotions, our fellow dancers, and our community.


Switchability and Sneak Thievery
3:15-4:30

We love following blues. We love leading blues. But what really is the difference between the two? How can we tell if we are leading or following? When is leading really about following and why should the follow sometimes be leading? And once we get all that sorted out, what if we want to steal the lead, steal the follow, steal that person over there! Let’s see if we can confuse the heck out of ourselves and anyone watching in this class on blurring lines and switching roles and partners.


Blues Contact
4:45-6pm

Blues dancers! Have you tried contact improv? Come try something strange and wonderful! Contact improv is an incredible dance form that sort of doesn’t have lead and follow and sort of has both, and this class is about borrowing from it to expand our blues dancing. Contact improv techniques can help us push ourselves both in our connection to our partner and in our creativity in our own movement.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, September 6, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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 Latter Day Lizards with Bill Tomczak (clarinet, tenor sax, percussion), Peter Barnes (guitar, piano), Dave Langford (fiddle, guitar).

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, September 6, 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 Latter Day Lizards and caller Carol Ormand from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 10, 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 September dances, visit the September 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Caps for Sale, The Musical

September 11 – September 27, 2015

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

"Caps! Caps for sale! Fifty cents a cap!" The cap peddler wears a huge stack of caps, balanced carefully on top of his head. Brown caps, blue caps, gray caps, and red caps. When no one buys a cap, he takes a nap under a shady tree. But, when he wakes up, the caps are gone! Was it bears, pirates, one thousand thieves or a band of merry mischievous monkeys?

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Contra Dance

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

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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 Sue Gola calls to the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Salsa Dance

Friday, September 11, 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 September dances, visit the September 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Parents' Swing Dance

Saturday, September 12, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Back Room 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 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!).

 

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

Swing Workshops

Saturday, September 12, 10:30 am - 5:15 pm & Sunday, September 13, noon - 2:45 pm

Presenter: DCLX

Location: varies - see schedule below

Admission: $18/workshop; packages available - see below

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

http://www.dclx.org/exchange/dclxtravaganza/

 


 

DCLX presents Xtravaganza Workshops as part of the DCLXtravaganza weekend at Glen Echo Park! Workshops will be led by noted Swing dance teachers and expert Lindy Hoppers Grace Durant, David Lee, and Chelsea Lee. No partner required. More information is available here.

 

Pricing Structure:
A la carte (each individual class) $18
Saturday (full day of classes only) $60
Sunday (full day of classes only) $30
Full Weekend of classes $70
Full Weekend of classes and Saturday dance $85

 

You are encouraged to pre-register for all events here.

 

Class Schedule:
Saturday, September 12

 

10:30am - 11:45am
Spanish Ballroom: Int/Adv with David & Chelsea
Arcade Rooms 202/203: Beg/Int with TBD

12:00pm - 1:15pm
Spanish Ballroom: Int/Adv with David & Chelsea
Arcade Rooms 202/203: Beg/Int with TBD

2:30pm - 3:45pm
Spanish Ballroom: Int/Adv with TBD
Back Room Annex: Beg/Int with David & Chelsea

4:00pm - 5:15pm
Spanish Ballroom: Int/Adv with TBD
Back Room Annex: Beg/Int with David & Chelsea

 

Saturday workshops will be followed by a Swing dance with Gordon Webster & Friends in the Spanish Ballroom from 9:00 pm - midnight.

 

Class Schedule:
Sunday, September 13

 

12:00pm - 1:15pm
Bumper Car Pavilion: Int/Adv with TBD
Spanish Ballroom: Beg/Int with David & Chelsea

1:30pm - 2:45pm
Bumper Car Pavilion: Int/Adv with David & Chelsea
Arcade Rooms 202/203: Beg/Int with TBD

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 12, 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/exchange/dclxtravaganza/

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents a swing dance with live music by Gordon Webster and Friends in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Pianist Gordon Webster is one of the most sought after musicians in the lindy hop world. Drawing on influences as diverse as Fats Waller, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, and Gene Harris, Webster serves up a variety of styles unified by one characteristic: irresistible danceability.

 

Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

This dance is part of the DCLXtravaganza weekend at Glen Echo Park. For information on the other events taking place, please click here.

 

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

Family Dance

Sunday, September 13, 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. Live music today by Eric Maring and Friends.

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, September 13, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Mike's Ballroom Blast

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

Contact Email: mikesurrattmusic@gmail.com

http://www.mikesurratt.com/ECB-MAIN.htm

 


 

Join us in the Spanish Ballroom on Sunday afternoon for Mike’s Ballroom Blast – featuring Mike Surratt & the ECB playing a wide variety of dance music to include Foxtrot, Rumba, Samba, Mambo, Tango, Cha-Cha, Merengue, Waltz, Swing, and More! A dance lesson for all levels is presented 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.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 13, 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 September dances, visit the September 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, September 13, 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 Free Raisins and caller Luke Donforth from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 17, 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 September dances, visit the September 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Velveteen Rabbit

            September 18 - October 18, 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

Applause Unlimited returns with Margery Williams’ gentle tale of how toys become real. Told with hand puppets, storytelling and song, solo puppeteer Christopher Hudert takes children through this classic story of friendship, changes, and magic.  The popular tale is of particular interest to youngsters learning to read, and to anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy. 

 

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

Contra Dance

September 18, 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 Frannie Marr calls to Nor'easter with Cedar Stanistreet on fiddle, Max Newman on mandolin and guitar and Julie Valimont on piano and accordion.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, September 18, 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 September dances, visit the September 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Cajun/Zydeco Dance

Friday, September 18, 8:30 pm - midnight

Presenter: Dancing by the Bayou

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: TBD

Contact Name: Michael & Sharon

Contact Email: dancingbythebayou@gmail.com

http://www.dancingbythebayou.com

 


Dancing by the Bayou presents a Cajun/Zydeco dance with live music in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Come prepared for an evening of merriment and mischief with two of our favorite local bands, the Wild Anacostias and Zydeco Crayz.

 

Join us for a lesson at 8:30 pm followed by dancing from 9 pm - midnight.  Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

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

The Grandsons Jr. Family Concert

Saturday, September 19, 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Online pre-sale: $7 or $25 for 4-pack (free for ages 2 and under), At the door: $8 or $30 for 4-pack (free for ages 2 and under)

Contact Email: reitan@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2229

http://glenechopark.org

 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership invites you to an afternoon of family-friendly music and dancing with the grandsons, Jr.! The grandsons, jr. have played on the "Kids' Place Live" program on XM/Sirius Radio and perform regularly in the DC metro area. They were twice named Children's Music Artist of the Year by the Washington Area Music Association.

 

The concert will be held in the historic Spanish Ballroom on our beautiful dance floor. There's plenty of room to bounce around and dance, but feel free to bring a blanket if you want to sit on the floor. Bench seating is available around the edge of the dance floor. 

 

Advance ticket sales available on September 3!

Purchase tickets here

 

Special Offer for at-the-door ticket sales: show your ticket stub from a Sept. 19th Puppet Co. or Adventure Theater performance for an extra $1.00 off your ticket price!

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 19, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

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 Craig Gildner and 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 beginning Swing lesson from 8 to 9 pm is included with admission and is followed by dancing until midnight.

 

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

Contrastock V - All-Day Dances!

Sunday, September 20, 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $40 nonmembers/$35 FSGW members/$25 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

On September 20, the Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents the 5th Annual ContraStock contra dance festival. The dancing runs from 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm and features several bands and callers. Here is this year's exciting schedule:

 

1:00 pm: Nor'easter with caller Jean Gorrindo

3:40 pm: The Mean Lids with caller Bob Isaacs

7:00 pm: Great Bear with caller Will Mentor

9:40 pm: All-band All-caller dance!

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, September 20, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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 Alexander's Ragtag Band with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Ralph Gordon (bass), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Colleen Reed (flute).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 20, 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 September dances, visit the September 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 24, 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 September dances, visit the September 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra Dance

September 25, 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 Jean Gibson-Gorrindo calls to The Crabapples with Marta Lynch on fiddle, Bob Silberstein on mandolin, piano and doumbek, Norm Cotton on piano and fiddle and Teresa Fife on string bass.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 26, 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 a centennial celebration of the music of Frank Sinatra! The band will be joined by very special guest singer, the incomparable Andre Enceneat. Enjoy a beginning swing lesson at 8 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm to midnight.

 

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

Then & Wow! 2015

September 27, 2015, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

Celebrate the Park's past and present at this annual festival! Take a ride on the Dentzel Carousel –- this is the last day of its 95th season in Glen Echo Park before closing for fall and winter –-  and enjoy other amusement rides and games for kids. Find out about the Park's arts programs and be entertained with magic shows, vintage cars, arcade games, and more! Share your Glen Echo Park stories and learn about the Park through exhibits and programs. Free and open to the public.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 27, 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 September dances, visit the September 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, September 27, 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 Crabapples and caller Jean Gorrindo from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

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