February 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

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.

Jewels by Wayson Jones

January 17 to March 1, 2015

Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am - 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 is pleased to present Jewels by Wayson Jones. The exhibition showcases original paintings and collages. The work includes abstract, minimal landscapes that can be viewed from a dual perspective: the horizon line seen from a normal view shifts to become a shoreline or border as seen from the air.

 

Opening Reception, Saturday, January 17, 3 to 6pm

Circus!

January 16- February 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

 


In grand circus tradition, the "Grandest Show on Strings" features a collection of clowns, death-defying acrobats, and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest reaches of the globe.  Many of the acts were built more than 50 years ago by Christopher’s parents for "Len Piper’s International Marionette Circus." Visit http://www.thepuppetco.org to learn more and purchase tickets.

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.

Whimsical

January 17 to February 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 Whimsical a two-person show featuring the work of Pam Rogers and Len Harris. Len Harris' wood sculptures use sensuous ribbons of to wood define the compositions. A feeling of movement is established through their bending and twisting. Pam Rogers' abstract organic watercolors are informed by her sculptural work, emphasizing the importance of negative and positive space. Together, the two artists complement one another. Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm6pm.

A Day at the Pool

January 9 to February 23, 2015

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

Reception and gallery talk Sunday January 18, 6-8pm

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Na’ama Batya Lewin is a photographer and video artist living in Maryland. Her art often explores the roles of women in society. The responsibilities, expectations and emotions that come from being a daughter, a wife and a mother have been recurring themes in her photographic and video projects“A Day at the Pool” depicts the anxiety that underlies a mother’s love. 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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, February 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

 


 

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 TRIO CON BRIO with Paul Oorts (mandolin), Elke Baker (violin), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, February 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

 


 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, February 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

 


 

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 Perry Shafran calls with Dance Du Jour.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, February 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/

 


 

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

Contra Dance

February 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 with Maivish and caller Nils Fredland from 8:30 to 11:30 pm.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

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>>

Swing Dance

Saturday, February 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

 


 

American Swing presents a swing dance with live music by Josh & Good Old Stuff in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Keeping the music of the 1950s alive, Josh Christina, young piano player from Baltimore County, has perfected his art of playing Boogie Woogie Rock 'n' Roll piano. This four piece band features Josh on keyboards, along with Howard Brown on bass, Jimmy Wall on drums and Mark Elmore on guitar, rocking the music of Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, Fats Domino and many others.

 

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

Family Dance

Sunday, February 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 AP and the Banty Roosters with caller Valerie Young.

 

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

Argentine Tango

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, February 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 Maivish and caller Nils Fredland from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

About the Band: Maivish draws inspiration from traditional sources, reinterpreting the old and contributing to the new with their hypnotic and scintillating melodies and grooves. At its core, the group is a collaboration between American fiddler Jaige Trudel and British born guitarist Adam Broome who have been performing together as a duo for over a decade. Maivish frequently includes Virginia native Matthew Olwell on flutes and percussion.

 

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

Blues Dance

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

Contra Dance

February 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 Rachel McCandliss calls to the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Swing Dance - Valentine's Day Red Dress Ball

Saturday, February 14, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Come celebrate Valentine's Day at Flying Feet's Red Dress Ball featuring the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra. Eric Felten brings his talents as a singer and trombonist to the classic American popular music of the '30s, '40s and '50s. Leading a gold-standard orchestra of Washington's finest musicians, Eric Felten sings hits from Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Bobby Darin and Joe Williams, and performs favorites from the great big bands -- Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Harry James and more. The night begins with a Swing lesson from 8 to 9 pm with Marc Shepanek and Ellen Engle, followed by dancing to Eric Felten from 9 pm to midnight.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, February 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 AUDACIOUS with Larry Unger, Audrey Knuth, and Paul Oorts.

 

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

A Light Mix: Wine, Cheese, Dance

Sunday, February 15, 4pm

Presenter: Light Switch Dance Theatre & Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Hall of Mirrors

Admission: $5

http://lightswitchdance.wix.com/lsdt

 


Come see Light Switch Dance Theatre excerpts of their new work The Girl Child Project and work emerging choreographers in the DMV. Wine, cheese, and dessert will be served after the performance and have the opportunity to connect with the artists. 

 

The Girl Child Project is a collaborative dance performance project by Sandra C. Atkinson of Light Switch Dance Theatre and Shruthi Mukund  and Deepti Mukund of Natyabhoomi School of Dance.  Music by Deepak Ram.

The Girl Child Project is a multi-disciplinary project that raises awareness of the “girl child” world over and her plight. Through Bharathnatyam Indian classical dance, Contemporary dance, original/live music and visual art we aim to show how the violence against women is an atrocity that affects all communities. 

 

Join us for excerpts of this work, Sunday, February 15, 4pm, Hall of Mirrors. Tickets at the door, $5.

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Argentine Tango

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, February 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 Rachel McCandliss calls to Larry Unger and Audrey Knuth.

 

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

OPEN TONIGHT: Mardi Gras Celebration - Cajun/Zydeco Dance

Tuesday, February 17, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Dancing by the Bayou

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Back Room Annex - HEATED!

Admission: $18

Contact Name: Michael & Sharon

Contact Email: dancingbythebayou@gmail.com

http://www.dancingbythebayou.com

 


 

OPEN TONIGHT: Shake off the snow and kick up your heels at the Mardi Gras dance tonight at Glen Echo Park with live music by Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys!

 

Dancing by the Bayou presents this annual Mardi Gras celebration! Costumes are welcomed - but not necessary to enjoy all the fun! Beginners are most welcome, and no partner is necessary. Beginner Cajun or Zydeco dance lesson from 8 pm to 8:30 pm. Dancing from 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm in the heated Back Room Annex.

 

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

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.

Blues Dance

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

Contra Dance

February 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. Tonight Warren Doyle calls to Floor Play with Rya Martin on piano, Paul Rosen of mandolin and fiddle and Aaron Lamb on drums.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

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

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.

CANCELED TONIGHT: Swing Dance

Saturday, February 21, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

http://www.dclx.org

 


 

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER tonight's swing dance is CANCELED.

 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents a swing dance with live music by Baby Soda Jazz Band from New York City in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Based in New York City, Baby Soda is on the forefront of a new movement loosely known as street jazz, with an eclectic set of influences ranging from 30's era swing, New Orleans jazz, and southern gospel. The ensemble doesn't desire to recreate the past, rather they bring the concept and joy of the music to the present. Baby Soda is the sure cure for the aches and pains of the modern world.

 

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

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, February 22, 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 Foxtrot.

 

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

Argentine Tango

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, February 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 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tonight Janine Smith calls with Have-a-Heart Trappers.

 

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

Blues Dance

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

My Little Town: A Juried Photography Exhibition About Washington

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

Photoworks at Glen Echo Park is pleased to announce 2015's juried show, My Little Town: A Juried Photography Exhibition About Washington, Dc. 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.

Contra Dance

February 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 Ted Hodapp calls to Contratopia with Erik Sessions on fiddle, Patrice Pakiz on piano, oboe and percussion, Pat O'Loughlin on English concertina and banjo and John Goodin on mandolin and guitar.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

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.