December 2014 - All Events

You Are A Work of Art

November 10 to December 15, 2014

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

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Partnership Office Gallery, Arcade Bldg. 2nd Floor

Admission: Free

 


 

 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present “You Are A Work of Art” in the Partnership Office Gallery. ArtStream, a community-based arts organization in Silver Spring, MD, provides an artists-in-residence program, “Allies in the Arts” for wounded service members and their families, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The exhibition “You Are A Work of Art” features ArtStream’s yearlong arts-infused project designed to improve the coping skills and morale of nursing service personnel (e.g., nurses, corpsmen, medics) on the Wounded Warrior unit.

 

Throughout 2014 "You Are a Work of Art" provided “pop-up” arts activities on the unit for nursing personnel, such as making trail mix art in a champagne flute, painting flowerpots, and creating food art in a Bento Box. They also held off campus arts retreats where participants created personal memory boxes, quilt squares for a unit quilt, and hand drawings; told and acted out their stories; wrote poems; and danced and sang. These photographs capture some of the activities from those events.

 

On exhibit with the “You Are A Work of Art” images is a “Woven Stories Honoring Veterans” collaborative art project where visitors are invited to thank a veteran with messages woven into a large display.

 

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

Coffee and Critique Exposed: The Exhibit

November 21, 2014 to January 5, 2015

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

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

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

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

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

Holiday Art Show and Sale 2014

November 28, 2014 - January 12, 2015

Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am - 6 pm

Thursdays & Fridays, 10 am - 2 pm (through Dec. 21)

Plus, Winter's Eve, Dec. 6 until 10pm

Monday through Wednesday, December 22 to 24, 10 am - 2 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

Browse and buy fine artworks for everyone on your holiday shopping list at the annual Holiday Art Show and Sale, presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. The exhibition will feature works by resident artists, instructors, and invited artists and includes glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, crafts and more. For more information call 301.634.2222.

Holiday Art Show and Sale 2014

November 28, 2014 - January 12, 2015

Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am - 6 pm

Thursdays & Fridays, 10 am - 2 pm (through Dec. 21)

Plus, Winter's Eve, Dec. 6 until 10pm

Monday through Wednesday, December 22 to 24, 10 am - 2 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

Browse and buy fine artworks for everyone on your holiday shopping list at the annual Holiday Art Show and Sale, presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. The exhibition will feature works by resident artists, instructors, and invited artists and includes glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, crafts and more. For more information call 301.634.2222.

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Ongoing

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

Presenter: SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Location: SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228

http://www.silverworksglenechopark.com

 


 

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

Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol

November 14, 2014 – January 1, 2015

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

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

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Blues Dance

Thursday, December 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.

 

For a complete list of all the December dances, visit the December 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.

The Nutcracker

            November 28 - December 30

Friday, 10:00am & 11:30am

Saturday & Sunday, 11:30am & 1:00pm

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

 


A Washington tradition for 26 years, the Puppet Co.'s "The Nutcracker" is the story of Clara-Marie’s favorite toy, and their adventures together in the Land of the Sugerplum Fairy.  Music from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet blends with marionettes and costume characters to create this unique production.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org.

Contra Dance

December 5, 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 Coracree with Jane Rothfield on fiddle, Bill Quern on tenor banjo, mandolin and melodeon, Sarah Gowan on guitar, Allan Carr on bass and Joe De Paolo on percussion. Beginners are always welcome!

 

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

Glassworks

Ongoing

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

Presenter: Glassworks

Location: Caretaker's Cottage

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2280

http://www.glenechoglassworks.com

 


 

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

Glen Echo Pottery

Ongoing (April 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.

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.

 

Open Saturdays in December.

Annual Friends of the Yellow Barn Members Show

December 6 - December 21, 2015

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 371-5593

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Studio, Glen Echo Park’s resident painting and drawing studio, presents the Annual Member Show. This art exhibition features two-dimensional artwork by students, instructors and friends of the Yellow Barn. The exhibition runs from Dec 6- Dec 21, 2014. 

 

Gallery Hours:

Saturdays and Sundays 12- 5pm

Blues Workshop

Saturday, December 6, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $15/class; $40 whole day

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues presents an afternoon Blues Workshop.  No partner necessary. Dancing runs from 1:00 pm until 5:30 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.

 

Schedule of events:

 

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Jazzy Blues with Megan Morrison and Clyde Wright

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm: Coffee Break /Practica Space

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm: Weight Sharing, Counter Balance, and Dips with Mike Marcotte and Feonix Fawkes

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Solo Movement Choreography with all instructors

 

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

Winter's Eve 2014

December 6, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

Celebrate the holiday season at the Park’s Winter’s Eve event. Enjoy performances, open studios, and a hot chocolate bar before strolling through the Park or joining the swing dance in the Spanish Ballroom. Browse and buy fine artworks at the Holiday Art Show and artist studios. Kids and adults can create gifts to share in our holiday-themed craft activities.

Boogie Woogie Workshop

Saturday, December 6, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: Experienced Swing dancers of all ages

Location: Back Room Annex

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

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

Introduction to Boogie Woogie for Experienced Swing Dancers: Join us for a special dance workshop from 6:30 - 8 pm, preceding our dance with Ohio's Blair Carman & the Belleview Boys! Boogie Woogie dancing is an offshoot of Lindy Hop developed mainly in Europe as American GIs spread swing dancing during World War II. Danced to a wide range of tempos, Boogie Woogie borrows liberally from Lindy and is characterized by crazy rhythmic footwork. Instructors David Lee and Annabel Truesdell Quisao will teach you how to dance to Boogie Woogie music and early Rock and Roll with the basics of this energetic and enthusiastic dance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, December 6, 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

 


 

From the Honky-Tonkin’ songs of Hank Williams, Web Pierce and Carl Smith to the Rock and Rollin’ hits of Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins, a Blair Carman show is guaranteed to leave you wanting more. Blair Carman and the Belleview Boys have long been a favorite of the DC swing dance community.

 

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

 

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

Waltz Dance

December 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 Trio con Brio with Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Elke Baker (violin), and Jonathan Jensen (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. 

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, December 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 special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. Rene will DJ with a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, December 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 Nils Fredland calls with Perpetual e-Motion.

 

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

December Tiny Tots @ 10:00

SEE BELOW for SELECT Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays.

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 0-4

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $5

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


 

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

 

TINY TOTS SHOWS:

12/06/14       Nutcracker Fantasy          Saturday

12/07/14       Nutcracker Fantasy          Sunday

12/10/14       Nutcracker Fantasy          Wednesday

12/13/14       Nutcracker Fantasy          Saturday

12/14/14       Nutcracker Fantasy          Sunday

12/17/14       Nutcracker Fantasy          Wednesday

12/20/14       Nutcracker Fantasy          Saturday

12/21/14       Nutcracker Fantasy          Sunday 

12/26/14       Nutcracker Fantasy          Friday

12/27/14       Nutcracker Fantasy          Saturday

12/28/14       Nutcracker Fantasy          Sunday

12/29/14       Nutcracker Fantasy          Monday

12/30/14       Nutcracker Fantasy          Tuesday

Blues Dance

Thursday, December 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.

 

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

Contra Dance

December 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. Tonight deLaura Padovan calls with the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band. Beginners are always welcome!

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

http://www.dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents a swing dance with live music by Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Band from Denver, Colorado. Joe Smith and The Spicy Pickles are led by trumpet player, Joe Smith, who started the band in January of 2013 to give dancers something to swing to. They're much more than a dance band - The Pickles are preservationists who are helping keep the spirit of a uniquely American form of music alive. Known for their raw energy, and authentic sound, The Pickles know their musical history, and they know how to dance. They possess both natural and acquired musical tastes that compel them to push forward by reaching back to an old sound. Prewar blues, Big Band, Swing and Traditional New Orleans Jazz, it's all preserved in the tasty brine that Joe Smith and The Spicy Pickles bring when they set their musical table.

 

Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission) from great Jam Cellar instructors, David Lee and Annabel Quisao, followed by dancing until midnight. Band breaks will feature DJ Lindsay Kelly.

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, December 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 Cha Cha lesson for all levels is presented by professional instructors at 3 pm, followed by dancing to wonderful live music from 3:30 - 6:00 pm. Admission includes the lesson. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Our lesson this time is the Basic Cha Cha. Abraham Sonnoh is our instructor, owner of Crown Dance Studios!

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, December 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 special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. Rene will DJ with a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, December 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 Michael Hamilton calls with Honeysuckle Rose.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, December 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.

 

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

Contra Dance

December 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 April Blum calls to Honeysuckle Rose with Liz Donaldson on piano, Andrea Hoag on fiddle, Paul Oorts on banjo, guitar, and mandolin, and Ralph Gordon on bass. Beginners are always welcome!

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

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

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $10

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

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

 

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

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, December 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

 


 

Join American Swing as they present the Rock and Roll Relics tonight! This talented group of musicians concentrates on the songs we grew up with. With all four singing as well as playing, they are able to produce a wide variety of styles from the sweet sound of streetcorner doo-wop, to the exciting '60s sounds of The Beatles, Beach Boys and The Mamas & The Papas. Authentic in look and in sound, The Rock and Roll Relics make every night a party!

 

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

 

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

Waltz Dance

December 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 Avant Gardeners with Laura Light (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), David DiGiusseppe (accordion), George Paul (piano), and Dave Wiesler (guitar and 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.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, December 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 special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. Rene will DJ with a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, December 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 Valerie Helbert calls with the Avant Gardeners.

 

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

Contra Dance

December 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 Bob Isaacs calls to Contranella with Megan Beller on fiddle, John Wobus on keyboard and Charley Beller on percussion. Beginners are always welcome!

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, December 27, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Cast off those post-holiday blahs and warm up for New Year's with a Saturday Night Swing Dance. Flying Feet Enterprises presents DC's favorite Boogie-Woogie artist, Daryl Davis. Chuck Berry selected Daryl as his keyboard player; one listen and you'll know why! His music will keep your toes tapping, move you to get out on the dance floor, and leave you wanting more!

 

Marc Shepanek and Ellen Engle will teach a beginning swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm, followed by dancing to Daryl and his band from 9:00 pm - 12:00 midnight. So, grab your dancing shoes, round up your friends, and meet us on the dance floor!

 

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

Waltz Dance

December 28, 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 Gigmeisters with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle) Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo & guitar), Dave Wiesler (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. 

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, December 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 special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. Rene will DJ with a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, December 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 Anna Rain calls with the Gigmeisters.

 

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

New Year's Eve Swing Dance

Wednesday, December 31, 8:00 pm - 12:30 am

Presenter: Tom Cunningham Orchestra

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $25

http://www.tomcunningham.com

 


 

Come ring in the New Year with the Tom Cunningham Orchestra in the Spanish Ballroom! 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 12:30 am.  Light refreshments will be served.

 

Although a limited number of tickets will be sold at the door, we recommend that you purchase tickets in advance to ensure entry: ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE.

 

Tickets are $25.00 per person, nonrefundable. Tickets will be held at the "Will Call" table in the Spanish Ballroom lobby beginning at 7:30 pm. To pick up your tickets, please present your online confirmation email. NOTE: Online ticket sales end at noon on Tuesday, December 30.

 

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