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Swing Dance Calendar for Washington DC
Week of Tuesday, July 28,2015
Monday, August 3, 2015

Swing dance calendar last updated July 27,2015, 11:30pm

The "Top Ten"

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  1. Mitch Woods at Glen Echo (Saturday, August 1, 2015)
  2. Natty Beaux at the Hilton (Friday, July 31, 2015)
  3. Kevin Dudley at JV Restaurant (Saturday, August 1, 2015)
  4. Albert Castiglia at JV Restaurant (Thursday, July 30, 2015)
  5. Neon Swing X-Perience at Towson. (Friday, July 31 2015)
  6. DJ Swing at CCB (Monday, August 3 2015)
  7. DJ Swing at Nick's (Wednesday, July 29,2015)
  8. DJ Swing at Angles bar (Wednesday, July 29, 2015)
  9. DJ Swing at Mobtown Ballroom (Friday, July 31 2015)
  10. DJ Swing at the Butler Center (Tuesday, July 28, 2015)

These are my "Top Ten" picks for Swing Dancing this week. If you are interested in live uptempo music, vintage clothes and swing history, you will probably have a really good time at these events.

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Tuesday is kayobi "ka" means fire

Swing Dancing on Tuesday July 28, 2015

The Steve Jacobs Band will play at JV Restaurant (recently enlarged and cleaned) 6666 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA
NO DANCE AT THE CARLYLE CLUB FOR A WHILE -- THE CLUB IS MOVING Tom and Debra will hold Tuesday DJ dances at when the Carlyle Club reopens
DJ Dance in Frederick, Maryland, at the Walkersville Volunteer Rescue Co., 73 W Frederick St. Walkersville, MD, 8:30pm to 10:00pm Admission FREE
Bethesda Womens Club- Boogie in Bethesda with West Coast Swing 7:30-8:15 intermediate class and newcomers class. 8:15-9pm adv. intermediate and novice. 9-12mn DJ dance. Great dance floor. $15 for lessons and dance. $8. for dance
Colvin Run Community Center- Weekly DJ dance with a one hour beginner level class/ $10.(WCS, shag, latin , 2-step, East coast swing, country ) Historic Colvin Run Schoolhouse, Colvin Run Road, Great Falls VA colvinrun.org for more info & details
Every Tuesday, there is USUALLY Swing at the Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 Fifteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20009 (That's on on 15th Street in Downtown DC.) 9:30pm-12mn $10 This nicely restored house is between Florida Avenue and Columbia Road right opposite Meridian Hill Park (also known as "Malcolm X Park") We're really glad to see Lindy Hop in the City.

Wednesday is suiyobi "sui" means water

Swing Dancing on Wednesday July 29, 2015

Dabe and Janelle usually host DJ Swing Nick's Nightclub 642 South Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 9-11pm
DJ Blues dancing at Angles Bar, located in the Little Fountain Cafe 2339 18th Street NW DC (Adams-Morgan area)

Thursday is mokuyobi "moku" means tree

Swing Dancing on Thursday July 30, 2015

Albert Castiglia will play at JV Restaurant (recently enlarged and cleaned) 6666 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA
The Seth Kibel Quartet will play a free gig in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo park
There is usually a DJ Blues Dance in the "Back Room" at Glen Echo -- The "Back Room" (also called the East Addition) is in the space behind the Spanish Ballroom stage. There are a couple entrances, one on the side of the building and one to the left of the main ballroom entrance where the band unloads. One of them will be open $8, beginning blues dance lesson at 8:30 pm and dancing from 9 - 11:30 pm.
ChileSwing dance at the Catonsville Campus Barn at the Community College of Baltimore County - 800 South Rolling Road, Baltimore Md 21228 -- consult ccbcmd.edu for details on how to find the Barn 8:30pm – 11:00pm DJ Music Cost: $6/$4 with student ID; free to all ChileSwing students

Friday is kinyobi "kin" means gold

Swing Dancing on Friday, July 31, 2015

NEW VENUE City Swing dance at the Church of the Pilgrims 2201 P Street NW in DC at Dupont Circle. Lindy in the City!! 8:30-11:00. Really near the Red Line stop.
Ruthie and the Wranglers will play at Rockville Town Center, usually 6:30-9:00 Dawson's Stage, Middle Lane & Gibbs Street
Sue and Gary USUALLY host Friday night swing dances at the Washington Dulles Hilton13869 Park Center Road near Dulles airport.The Natty Beaux will play.
Vital Signz will play at JV Restaurant (recently enlarged and cleaned) 6666 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA
The Friday Night Swing Dance Club usually has Friday dances at the Towson American Legion, 125 York Rd. Towson, MD 21204) The neon Swing X-Perience will play Click Here for directions.
Mobtown Ballroom: Nina Gilkenson and Michael Seguin host a DJ party at the Mobtown Ballroom at 861 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland Dance 9pm to midnight (or later). Free beginner lesson starts at 8:30pm. Cost: $5 Worth a trip to Charm City
The Patty Reese band will play a free gig at Mason District park 7:30-8:30 pm. 6621 Columbia pike Annandale, VA,Br. also
The Moonlight Jazz Orchestra will play a free gig at Royal Lake park, 7:30-8:30 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax, VA

Saturday is doyobi "do" means earth

Swing Dancing on Saturday August 1, 2015, 2010

Mitch Woods and the Rocket 88s will play in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park
Kevin Dudley and the Texs Prophets will play at JV Restaurant (recently enlarged and cleaned) 6666 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA
MOVED AGAIN! - A fire has temporarily interrupted music at the old location, so they are having Rockabilly events at Hank Dietles 11010 Rockville Pike, near White Flint -- SOON, there will be LIVE Rockabilly Every Saturday Night at the Original Quarry House Tavern, 8401 Georgia Ave (). $6. 9-12mn.

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    Sunday is nichiyobi "nichi" means sun

    Swing Dancing on Sunday, August 2, 2015
    The Dave Chappell Band will appear at JV Restaurant (recently enlarged and cleaned) 6666 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA $15 ...

    Monday is getsuyobi "getsu" means moon

    Swing Dancing on August 3, 2015

    Tom and Debra usually have swing dancing after their classes at Chevy Chase Ballroom (CCB). CCB dancing is at 5207 Wisconsin Avenue NW in DC. This is at the corner of Wisconsin and Harrison, just south of Friendship Circle. Very metro convenient, large parking lot in back. Plenty of places to eat: Cheesecake Factory, Clydes, Maggianos. An elegant civilized neighborhood.
    DJ Swing at Old Engine #12 Firehouse 1626 North Capitol Street DC 20001 also
    Monday Night Swing CLUB BALTIMORE (formerly Little Texas) -- every Monday, Sommer and Dorry of Charm City Swing host a swing dance party at Club Baltimore (the sign is finally up -the place used to be called "Little Texas"), 8014 Pulaski Highway, Baltimore. The large dance floor is very fast, springy wood. They have beginner lessons from 8-9 and open dancing from 9-11:30pm. $5 for dancing (free for students), $10 for dancing and lessons ($5 for students).

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    April 18: Jimmy and the Blue Dogswill play at the Community College of Baltimore, Catonsville campus In case of inclement weather, call 443-840-4507 after 3pm and listen to the recorded message for dance cancellations. If CCBC is closed, there will not be a dance. Dances held at The Community College Baltimore County (CCBC) Catonsville Campus Barn 800 South Rolling Rd. Baltimore MD 21228. Go to ccbcmd.edu, click on CCBC Catonsville Campus, then click on maps to locate the Barn
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