April 2015 - All Events

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Ongoing

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

Presenter: SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Location: SilverWorks Studio

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228

http://www.silverworksglenechopark.com

 


 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, April 2, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Back Room Annex is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

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

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.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

April 3 – May 25, 2015

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

A modern take on the beloved classic! Life in Kansas has been a bit boring for Dorothy and her little dog Toto. Until one day, a cyclone swoops in and takes them “over the rainbow” to the wonderful and magical land of Oz. With the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy sets off on the adventure of a lifetime down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City. These new friends brave witches, flying monkeys, and a Haunted Forest all to meet the Wizard of Oz, who promises to make their dreams come true.

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Contra Dance

April 3, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Tonight Janine Smith calls to Run of the Mill String Band with Palmer Loux, Greg Loux, Paul Sidlick and Mat Clark.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

For a list of all the April dances, visit the April 2015 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 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>>

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.

Traditionally, Nontraditional

March 21 to April 26, 2015

Saturday & Sunday, 12pm – 6pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

 

The 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.  View the short film about this exhibition here.

 

 


 

Artist's Reception

Saturday, April 11, 5 to 7pm

Instrumental

April 4 to April 26, 2015

Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Park View Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

Glen Echo Park Partnership presents Instrumental, an exhibition of five artists' works.  The exhibit consists of instruments, traditional and non-traditional as well as music inspired sculpture.  Participating artists: Noah Baumwoll, Mark Behme, John Boulet, Christopher Kaczmarek and Alyssa Keil.  View the promotional video here.

 

Artist's Reception

Saturday, April 11, 4pm to 6pm

Marcie Wolf-Hubbard

April 4 to April 26, 2015

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm - 6 pm

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 a solo exhibition by Marcie Wolf-Hubbard. Wolf-Hubbard’s work features encaustic (wax) and mixed media in a collage-like process utilizing colored wax, carving, and layering. “My drawing is an appreciation of the life, personality, spirit, and beauty of humanity and nature.” 

 

Artist's Reception

Saturday, April 11, 4pm to 7pm

Swing Dance

Saturday, April 4, 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

 


 

Drawing its musical influences from American roots music —swing, boogie woogie, rhythm & blues, soul, and Motown — Eight to the Bar is known for its outstanding instrumentalists and sophisticated musical and vocal arrangements, highlighted by female vocals. Through the support of independently-produced albums and videos, Eight to the Bar has cultivated a large, enthusiastic following that has put them in clubs from Disneyland to Disney World as well as Europe and the Caribbean. Their rigorous performing schedule (approximately 200 dates per year), has included opening spots for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Manhattan Transfer, Robert Cray, Neil Young, Roy Orbison, and Ray Charles.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, April 5, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

Contact Email: info@waltztimedances.org

http://www.waltztimedances.org

 


 

Waltz Time presents a beginning waltz lesson from 2:45 to 3:30 pm, followed by an afternoon of waltzes and other couples dances to live music. The dance runs from 3:30 to 6 pm with live music by Waltz Magic with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Barbara Heitz (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass). As always, no partner is required for this dance in the Spanish Ballroom, and the cost is $10, including lesson. 

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, April 5, 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 April dances, visit the April 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 5, 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 Atlantic Crossing and caller Perry Shafran from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, April 9, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Back Room Annex is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

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

Contra Dance

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

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

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

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Tonight Laura Brown calls to the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Salsa Dance

Friday, April 10, 8 pm - Midnight

Presenter: High Energy Productions

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $12

Contact Email: searchernet@comcast.net

http://www.oohsalsa.com/

 


 

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

 

Beginners are always welcome and no partner is required.

 

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

Fired Up

April 11 to May 3, 2015

Friday: 10 am-2 pm, Saturday: 10 am-4 pm & Sunday: Noon-4 pm

Presenter: Art Glass Center

Location: Art Glass Center Gallery

Admission: Free

The Art Glass Center at Glen Echo Park presents "Fired Up" an exhibition featuring work by the Studio Artists.

 

Reception: Sunday April 12, 4-6 p.m. 

Sights and Sounds of Art- Member Donor Event

April 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Ballroom Annex

Admission: Free for all Members & Donors

Contact Email: bwokas@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301 634 2222

 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership invites Members and Donors to "Sights and Sounds of Art". Jazz violinist David Schulman will improvise musical interpretations of artworks created by Park artists and students, including:
Maya W. Young Creative Spirit
J. Jordan Bruns J. Jordan Bruns Studio
Karen Keating Photoworks
Paul Swartwood Glen Echo Glassworks

 

Learn more and RSVP here >>

Swing Dance

Saturday, April 11, 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 the Seth Kibel Quartet, featuring Lena Seikaly, in the historic Spanish Ballroom. The Seth Kibel Quartet is fronted by multi-talented woodwind specialist Seth Kibel, equally at home on the clarinet, saxophone and flute. With Seth is award-winning jazz pianist Sean Lane, in-demand double bassist Bob Abbott, and Wes Crawford on drums. Together, they perform through the mid-Atlantic region and at local venues ranging from The Kennedy Center to Strathmore Hall to Blues Alley. Tonight, the Seth Kibel Quartet is joined by Lena Seikaly, a fresh voice on the national jazz scene from Washington, D.C. Named “one of Washington’s preeminent jazz singers” and “brightest voices in jazz” (The Washington Post), Lena is already making her mark as both a revivalist of traditional jazz vocals, as well as an innovator in contemporary vocal jazz styles.

 

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

 

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

Family Dance

Sunday, April 12, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $5, age 4 and older

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Family Dance program is a wonderful addition to the other family-oriented programs at Glen Echo Park. Spend the afternoon dancing with your children. Each of the family dances features live music and dance calling from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Bring your entire family, neighbors, birthday party, and girl or boy scout troop. Today's featured music is Little Dust Ups String Band.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, April 12, 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 April dances, visit the April 2015 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 12, 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 Great Bear Trio and caller Adina Gordon from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, April 16, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Back Room Annex is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

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

Mirror to the World 2015: An Exhibition of Documentary Photography

April 17 to June 1, 2015

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

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

The 7th annual “Mirror to the World” exhibition of documentary photography from all over will feature five riveting picture stories highlighting people at work, play and prayer, in locales as different as Havana, Cuba, Venice, Italy, and the Lincoln Memorial.Four of the stories are long essays by individual photographers; the fifth is a group effort documenting an ancient textile factory that produces glorious fabrics in the heart of Venice. The four individual exhibiting photographers are: David Myers, Erica Wissolik, Alain Durand and Barbara Tyroler. The group show photographers are: Rik Michaud, Diana Wanamaker, Steve Silverman, Sheryl Denbo, Ginger Werz-Petricka, Ron Petricka and Gana Browning.Once again, the show is curated by nationally acclaimed documentary photographer and author, Frank Van Riper. For more information, visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

Special Tango Event

Friday, April 17, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $15/lesson or $10 for practice session only

Contact Name: René Dávila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC presents an evening of lessons and assisted practice as part of their special Tango Weekend at Glen Echo Park. Lessons will be taught by René F. Dávila, an accomplished Tango dancer, instructor, and artistic director of Tango Brillante DC.

 

Beginner Lesson, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Milonga with Traspié

Intermediate Lesson, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Multiple Molinetes 

 

Followed by assisted practice from 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm.  A DJ will play traditional Tango music, along with some alternative tunes.

 

Cost is $15/lesson and includes the assisted practice session.  For those wishing to only attend the practice session, cost is $10.  No partner required.  

 

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

Contra Dance

April 17, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Tonight Ron Blechner calls to Waverley Station with Liz Donaldson on piano, David Knight on fiddle, and Carrie Rose on flute.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Artist Talk featuring Mick Moloney

April 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Ballroom Annex

Admission: $10.00 General Public; $5.00 Members & Donors

Contact Email: bwokas@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301 634 2222

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture’s annual Artist Talk will be presented by Dr. Mick Moloney of New York University. Dr. Moloney, New York University’s Professor of Music and Irish Studies, is the pre-eminent scholar of Irish-American music from the past two centuries. He is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, the highest official honor that a traditional artist can receive in the United States, and the Presidential Distinguished Service Award from the President of Ireland.

 

The talk is presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland,

 

Learn more about the talk and purchase tickets here >>

Special Tango Event

Saturday, April 18, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $15/lesson or $10 for practice session only

Contact Name: René Dávila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC presents an evening of lessons and assisted practice as part of their special Tango Weekend at Glen Echo Park. Lessons will be taught by guest teacher Carina Losano.  A native of Buenos Aires, Carina Losano is now based in Washington, DC and is the official Tango instructor of the Embassy of Argentina.  She trained with many of the great Argentine Tango masters and was a teacher at the renowned Confiteria Ideal in Buenos Aires.  Don't miss this opportunity to learn from accomplished performer, choreographer, and instructor Carina Losano.

 

Beginner/Intermediate Lesson, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Intermediate Lesson, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Followed by assisted practice from 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm.  A DJ will play traditional Tango music, along with some alternative tunes.

 

Cost is $15/lesson and includes the assisted practice session.  For those wishing to only attend the practice session, cost is $10.  No partner required.  

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, April 18, 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 the music of Duke Ellington! Enjoy a beginning swing lesson at 8 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm to midnight.

 

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

Cajun Dance

Saturday, April 18, 8:30 pm - midnight

Presenter: Dancing by the Bayou

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $18

Contact Name: Michael & Sharon

Contact Email: dancingbythebayou@gmail.com

http://www.dancingbythebayou.com

 


Dancing by the Bayou presents a Cajun dance with live music by Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew in the Bumper Car Pavilion.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, April 19, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

Contact Email: info@waltztimedances.org

http://www.waltztimedances.org

 


 

Waltz Time presents a beginning waltz lesson from 2:45 to 3:30 pm, followed by an afternoon of waltzes and other couples dances to live music. The dance runs from 3:30 to 6 pm with live music by Addison Bleufonte with Marc Glickman (piano), Andrea Hoag (fiddle), David Julian Gray (clarinet), David Lopez (drums). As always, no partner is required for this dance in the Spanish Ballroom, and the cost is $10, including lesson. 

 

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

A Light Mix: Wine, Cheese, Dance

Sunday, April 19, 4:30pm

Presenter: Light Switch Dance Theatre & Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Hall of Mirrors

Admission: $5

http://lightswitchdance.wix.com/lsdt

 


 

Light Switch Dance Theatre presents 6 new works in a series by LSDT performers, LSDT, and other choreographers from the DMV.  Wine, cheese, and dessert will be served after the performance where the audience will then have the opportunity to connect with artists. Curated by Sandra C. Atkinson and Jennifer C. Eggleston.

 

Tickets at the door: $5 cash or check.

 

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Special Tango Event

Sunday, April 19, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $15/lesson or $13 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: René Dávila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


Tango Brillante DC presents an evening of lessons and social dancing as part of their special Tango Weekend at Glen Echo Park. Lessons will be taught by guest instructor Fabio Bonini.  Fabio has been dancing and competing professionally for 17 years and is the founder of Forever Dancing.  Following the lessons there will be a Milonga with both live and recorded music.

 

Emmanuel Trifilio will provide live music with his bandoneon, a type of concertina used in traditional Tango music.  Emmanuel is a native of Buenos Aires where he won the annual Tango Orchestra Contest. He has played with several prestigious groups including QuinTango, the National Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Pan American Symphony Orchestra.  At tonight's Milonga, Emmanuel will officially release his new composition entitled, Glen Echo Park.

Live music will be followed by recorded music from guest DJ Mark Sakowski.

 

Beginner/Intermediate Lesson, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Intermediate Lesson, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Milonga/Social Dance, 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

 

Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows.  For those wishing to attend just the Milonga, cost is $13.  No partner required.  

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 19, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the called dance with live music by Narrowminded Naysayers and caller Susan Taylor from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Please check back for details about the band and caller.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, April 23, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $12

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate 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 live music by Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes. Note: the entrance to Back Room Annex is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

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

Contra Dance

April 24, 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 Tom Hinds calls to the Percolators with Larry Edelman on mandolin, guitar, and fiddle, Joe Fallon on bass, banjo, and accordion, C.W. Abbott on mandolin and guitar; David Cahn on accordion, bass, and fiddle and Joe Hermann on fiddle and banjo.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Swing Dance

Friday, April 24, 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 Craig Gildner’s Blue Crescent Syncopators and The Boilermaker Jazz Band in the historic Spanish Ballroom.

 

Led by Craig Gildner (guitar/piano/cornet/vocals), the Blue Crescent Syncopators play from the heart, and they will surprise you with their musical improvisations. The five-piece band will perform some of the greatest Dixieland and swing tunes of the 20's and 30's, adding their signature spice.

 

Leading the Boilermaker Jazz Band on clarinet and vocals is Paul Cosentino, a full time bandleader/performer who founded the band in 1988 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. This acclaimed group serves up swinging renditions of jazz classics and rarities through superb instrumentals and heartfelt vocals. With their unique brand of musical Americana and hot jazz revelry, the Boilermakers bring the party to you!

 

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

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, April 25, 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 The Jonathan Stout Orchestra in the historic Spanish Ballroom. The Jonathan Stout Orchestra is the nation’s premier swing dance big band. Like an upsized version of the Campus Five, the Orchestra showcases the big band sound of the late 1930s and early 1940s, and is the most danceable big band anywhere. The 15-piece Orchestra captures the unmatched excitement and true rhythmic pulse of the Swing-era. The band follows the templates of Benny Goodman and Count Basie – orchestras that are aggressive and tight, and filled with all-star soloists that bring the fire on every song, regardless of tempo.

 

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

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, April 26, 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 Rhumba.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, April 26, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $15/lesson or $13 "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

 


 

Special Milonga tonight featuring live music by the Tango Mercurio Community Orchestra!

 

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 $13 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm.

 

 

 

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 26, 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 Percolators and caller Laura Brown from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

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

Contra Sonic Dance

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

Presenter: FSGW

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $8; $6 for FSGW members, and age 17 and under

Contact Name: www.fsgw.org

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

At last — warm weather! Dim the lights, bring out the glowsticks — it’s time for another Contra Sonic! Longtime favorites B-ham (Brian Hamshar) spilling and J9 (Janine Smith) calling. It’s always a great evening of dancing when they’re paired up!

 

This dance includes a beginner lesson at 7:30 pm, followed by dancing from 8 pm - 11:00 pm.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, April 30, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Back Room Annex is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

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