March 2015 - All Events

The Silk Work of Diane Tuckman

January 17 to March 1, 2015

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

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Park View Gallery (formerly Partnership Office Gallery)

Admission: Free

 


 

 

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

 

Artist's Reception Saturday, February 7, 4 to 6pm

Swing Dance

Saturday, February 28, 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.”

 

Tonight, the orchestra will feature music from the early Swing era! Enjoy a beginning swing lesson at 8 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm to midnight.

 

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

Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Ongoing

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

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

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

Presenter: Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Location: Art Glass Center

http://www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org

 


 

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

Aladdin

February 19- March 15, 2015

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: PreK - Grade 6

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $10

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

From ancient Persia comes this lavish and entrancing tale, true to the original “One Thousand and One Arabian Nights,” full of genies, wizards, magic caves, exotic princesses, and an elephant!  Half life-size rod puppets and exciting special effects make this production exciting and exotic theater. Visit http://www.thepuppetco.org to learn more and purchase tickets.

Out Of Nothing

February 21 to March 15, 2015

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Out Of Nothing, curated by Blair Anderson, director of resident artist studio SilverWorks, and Michael Edwards, curator with The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. The exhibition highlights the exciting new work that is emerging from the Bahamas and marks the first year of an ongoing relationship of international cultural exchange. Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm6pm.

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.

My Little Town: A Juried Photography Exhibition About Washington, DC

February 27 to April 12, 2015

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

Reception and gallery talk Friday, February 27, 6-8pm

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

Juried by award-winning photographer, Peter Garfield (The Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, Washingtonian), this exhibition showcases the neighborhoods and local stomping grounds of Washington, DC, providing a glimpse into the more intimate and personal side of our nation's capital.  Featuring a wide-ranging group of talented local photographers. Opening Reception & Gallery Talk with Artists/Juror: February 27, 6pm8pm. For more information, visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

Petite Rouge A Cajun Red Riding Hood

January 30 – March 8, 2015

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

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

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

CANCELED DUE TO ICE: Waltz Dance

Sunday, March 1, 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

 


 

THIS DANCE IS CANCELED DUE TO ICE TODAY!

 

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 TAYLOR AMONG THE DEVILS with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, vocals)

 

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

CANCELED DUE TO ICE: Argentine Tango

Sunday, March 1, 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

 


 

THIS DANCE IS CANCELED DUE TO ICE TODAY!

 

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 March dances, visit the March 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

CANCELED DUE TO ICE: Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, March 1, 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

 


 

THIS DANCE IS CANCELED DUE TO ICE TODAY!

 

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 Contratopia and caller Ted Hodapp from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

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

CANCELLED: Blues Dance

Thursday, March 5, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

TONIGHT'S MARCH 5 BLUES DANCE IS CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW.

 

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 March dances, visit the March 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra Dance

March 6, 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 Jack Mitchell calls to Sugar Beat with Elke Baker on fiddle, Marc Glickman on piano and bodhran and Susan Brandt on flute.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Polkas Plus Dance

Friday, March 6, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Polkas Plus

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $15 (cash only)

Contact Email: polkasplus@gmail.com

 


 

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

 

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

 

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

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.

Our Nation’s River: A Photographic Journey Down the Potomac

March 7 to March 29, 2015

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

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Park View Gallery (formerly Partnership Office Gallery)

Admission: Free

Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a solo exhibition of work by Jonathan Weiner that takes the viewer through a photographic narrative of the Potomac River. 

 

Opening Reception, Saturday, March 7, 6 to 8pm

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>>

Making Our Marks: New Work by Nine Printmakers

March 7 to March 29, 2015

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

Glen Echo Park Partnership presents new work by nine printmakers from Arlington Arts’ Lee Arts Center using varying techniques and subjects. Techniques include color etching, mono print, lithography, woodcut, linoleum-cut, and photopolymer intaglio. Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm6pm.

 

Opening Reception, Saturday, March 7, 6 to 8pm

Boogie Woogie Workshop

Saturday, March 7, 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 Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88's! 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 Caroline Seipp 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 March dances, visit the March 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 7, 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

 


 

Get ready for a Boogie Woogie Blow-Out of epic proportions as we pit Mitch Woods against Daryl Davis. Watch those keyboards burn! Mr. Boogie's back in town! Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88’s are the torch bearers of a great American musical heritage, taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits and swingin’ little big bands of the 40’s. Mitch takes his cue from Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway, Joe and Jimmie Liggins, Louis Prima, to name just a few. Now quasi-retired Boogie Woogie piano virtuoso Daryl Davis rises to the challenge and will make his keyboard cry for mercy. We can't wait!!!!

 

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

 

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

Family Dance

Sunday, March 8, 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 enjoy music and calling with Eric Maring, Graham DeZarn, more!

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, March 8, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Hot Society Orchestra of Washington

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $15/ $5 age 12 and under

Contact Email: dave@hotsociety.net

http://www.hotsociety.net/

 


 

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

 

Our lesson today will be basic Samba.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, March 8, 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 March dances, visit the March 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, March 8, 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 a Graham DeZarn Joint and caller Sue Rosen from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, March 12, 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 March dances, visit the March 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra Dance

March 13, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 adults; every 2nd Friday of the month, free for 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 Scott Higgs calls to the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Salsa Dance

Friday, March 13, 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 complete list of all the March dances, visit the March 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Parents' Afternoon Swing Dance

Saturday, March 14, 10:00 am - 1:00 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!).

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 14, 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 swing dance with live music by Natty Beaux in the historic Spanish Ballroom. The Natty Beaux unites some of the area’s most talented and respected musicians, most of whom are multiple Washington Area Music Association (WAMMIE) Award winners. The bandmembers bring several diverse styles (Roots Rock, Zydeco, Rockabilly, Klezmer and Jazz) that blend together brilliantly to perform music they have a common love for: classic Jump-Blues, Swing and Rockabilly.

 

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

 

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

Zydeco Dance

Saturday, March 14, 8:30 pm - midnight

Presenter: Dancing by the Bayou

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $20

Contact Name: Michael & Sharon

Contact Email: dancingbythebayou@gmail.com

http://www.dancingbythebayou.com

 


Dancing by the Bayou presents a Zydeco dance with Gerard Delafose & the Zydeco Gators in the Back Room Annex. Gerard Delafose grew up in Mamou, Louisiana surrounded by a family of great Zydeco musicians; the grandson of John Delafose and his Uncle Geno Delafose to name a few. Gerard started playing music at the age of 5 years with his plastic guitar! By age 8 years he was banging on Ma'Maw's pots and pans and any other household items that could serve as a set of drums. And at the age of 12 years began playing the accordion. Today he sets the Zydeco sound on fire!

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, March 15, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

Contact Email: info@waltztimedances.org

http://www.waltztimedances.org

 


 

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

 

The band today is VALSE IMPRESSIONS with Edith Coakley Stowe (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, March 15, 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 March dances, visit the March 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, March 15, 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 Maia McCormick calls with Coracree.

 

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

Jack and the Beanstalk

March 19 - May 3, 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

Fe-fi-fo-fum.  A timely version of the classic children’s tale about the young lad that doesn’t know beans about trading, but still manages to climb his way to the top.  Jack finds that happiness lies in helping others rather than mere personal gain.  Told with rod puppets and some surprising twists, Jack has long been a favorite of our audiences. Visit http://www.thepuppetco.org to learn more and purchase tickets.

Blues Dance

Thursday, March 19, 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 March dances, visit the March 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra Dance

March 20, 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. Please check back for information on tonight's caller and band. Tonight Will Mentor calls to the Stringrays with Rodney Miller on fiddle, Max Newman on guitar and Stuart Kenney on upright bass and five-string banjo.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, March 20, 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 March dances, visit the March 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Traditionally, Nontraditional

March 21 to April 26, 2015

Artist's Reception, Sat. April 11, 5 to 7pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by resident artist J Jordan Bruns. To learn more about Bruns and his work, visit Jordan Bruns' page.  Gallery Hours, Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm6pm.

 

Artist's Reception, Saturday, April 11, 5 to 7pm

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 21, 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 a swing dance with live music by Blue Sky 5 in the Spanish Ballroom. Whether you love to lindy hop, remember the days when swing was king, or just appreciate good vintage jazz, you can dig all that jive with Blue Sky 5. The band's repertoire consists of songs made popular by Count Basie, Nat Cole, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Fats Waller, along with tunes by other swing era artists and original songs written by Craig Gildner.  

 

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

 

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

Blues Workshop

Sunday, March 22, 12:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $15/class or $35 for the full day

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues presents an afternoon Blues Workshop with instructors Megan Taylor Morrison and John Joven. This one-day intensive will feature three consecutive classes, each on a different type of blues dancing: Ballroomin', Jookin', and Struttin'. Through these three classes, you can build movement vocabulary, increase your ability to dance to a variety of blues music, and learn more about the history of blues dance. Classes are $15 a la carte or $35 for a full day, and you can pay cash or credit at the door. No partner necessary.

 

Class Schedule

Ballroomin': 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Jookin': 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Struttin': 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

 

Note: the entrance to Back Room Annex is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

Challenging Squares & Contras

Sunday, March 22, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents Challenging Squares & Contras, featuring caller Will Mentor and the Stringrays with Rodney Miller on fiddle, Stuart Kenney on upright bass & banjo, and Max Newman on guitar.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, March 22, 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 March dances, visit the March 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, March 22, 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 Stringrays and caller Will Mentor from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, March 26, 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 March dances, visit the March 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra Dance

March 27, 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 Atlantic Crossing with Viveka Fox on fiddle, djembe, and bodhran, Peter Macfarlane on fiddle and low whistle, Tristan Henderson on mandolin, bouzouki, tenor banjo, foot percussion, djembe, and bodhran and Rick Klein on guitar.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Blues Dance

Saturday, March 28, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues presents a Saturday night Blues dance with live music by the Stacy Brooks Band in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Join us for a night of dynamic blues, soul, funk, and feel-good jams from a performer that has been dubbed DC's Queen of the Blues.  Stacy Brooks and her band have earned a reputation as energetic and soulful performers, qualities that helped them win the DC Blues Battle of the Bands and compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.

 

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

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, March 29, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

Contact Email: info@waltztimedances.org

http://www.waltztimedances.org

 


 

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

 

The band today is the Waltz Weavers with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Carrie Rose (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, March 29, 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 March dances, visit the March 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, March 29, 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 Love Mongrels and callers Tom and Myra from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

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