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Swing Dance Calendar for Washington DC
Week of Tuesday, January 27,2015
through
Monday, February 2, 2015

Swing dance calendar last updated January 26,2015, 11:30pm

The "Top Ten"

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  1. Tom Cunningham at Glen Echo (Saturday, January 31, 2015)
  2. Rockin' Bones at the Quarry House (Saturday, January 31, 2015)
  3. The Cutaways at the Hilton (Friday, January 30, 2015)
  4. The Dave Chappel Band at JV Restaurant (Thursday, January 29, 2015)
  5. Little Red and the Renegades at the New Deal Cafe (Saturday, Januay 31 2015)
  6. Totally Confused at Towson (Friday, January 30, 2015)
  7. DJ Swing at Nick's (Wednesday, January 28,2015)
  8. (Monday, February 2, 2015)
  9. Mobtown Ballroom (Friday, January 30, 2015)
  10. DJ Swing at the Butler Center (Tuesday, January 27, 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
Tuesday is kayobi "ka" means fire

Swing Dancing on Tuesday January 27, 2015

Kahalanui Kings of Swing from Hawaii will play at Tropicalia 2001 Fourteenth Street NW, in the District. $15
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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
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DJ Dance in Frederick, Maryland, at the Walkersville Volunteer Rescue Co., 73 W Frederick St. Walkersville, MD, 8:30pm to 10:00pm Admission FREE
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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
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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
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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
Wednesday is suiyobi "sui" means water

Swing Dancing on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Dabe and Janelle usually host DJ Swing Nick's Nightclub 642 South Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 9-11pm
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will play at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club, 7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 240-330-4500 Plenty of Parking in the garage behind the club

Thursday
Thursday is mokuyobi "moku" means tree

Swing Dancing on Thursday January 29, 2015

3 The Dave Chappell Band will play at JV Restaurant (recently enlarged and cleaned) 6666 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA $15
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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.
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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
Friday is kinyobi "kin" means gold

Swing Dancing on Friday, January 30, 2015

Sue and Gary USUALLY host Friday night swing dances at the Washington Dulles Hilton13869 Park Center Road near Dulles airport. The Cutaways will play
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The Friday Night Swing Dance Club usually has Friday dances at the Towson American Legion, 125 York Rd. Towson, MD 21204) Totally Confused will play Click Here for directions.
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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

Saturday
Saturday is doyobi "do" means earth

Swing Dancing on Saturday January 31, 2015, 2010

The Tom Cunningham Orchestra will play at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park $18 This begins their umpteenth year of providing high quality big band music. It's good to start another year with TCO
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Little Red and the Renegades Mardi Gras Show, at theNew Deal Café, 113 Greenway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt, MD 20770 No cover charge - 8:30 to 11:30 pm http://newdealcafe.com/ The band tends toward Zydeco. This is a small venue that likes dancers. the area in front of the stage is always open for dancing. The food is very good. Greenbelt is a very progressive town in every way
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The Rockin Bones with original guitarist Bruce katsu will play at the Quarry House Tavern, 8401 Georgia Ave (). $6. 9-12mn.This will be of very great significance to the old-timers who remember the original configuration of the band

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    Sunday
    Sunday is nichiyobi "nichi" means sun

    Swing Dancing on Sunday, February 1, 2015

    Brooks Tegler's Hot Jazz will play at the Irish Inn at Glen Echo - Free 5:30-8:30pm 6119 Tulane Drive Limited dance space but a wood floor....

    Monday
    Monday is getsuyobi "getsu" means moon

    Swing Dancing on Monday February 2, 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.
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    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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    SwinG Dancing in January, 2015

    On the First Monday of the month The Tom Cunningham Orchestra will have an open rehearsal at the Walter Reed Community Center in Arlington. Free, Dancing Encouraged

    The Second Monday of the month, The Tom Cunningham Orchestra will play at the Cafe Italia in Falls Church. Good food, no cover, no minimum, dancing encouraged

    January 31: . On Wednesdays, Dabe and Janelle usually host a DJ Swing party at Nick's Nightclub 642 South Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 9-11pm

    On Fridays, Live bands will play at the Washington Dulles Hilton13869 Park Center Road near Dulles airport.

    SwinG Dancing in February, 2015

    February 13: Little Red and the Renegades will play at Haydee's, 3102 Mount Pleasant Street, NW, Wash., DC 20010 No cover charge - 9 pm to 12:30 am 202-483-9199 - http://haydees.us/ People dance at Haydee's. There's not a lot of room, but we usually have 6 12 12 couplescan fit on the dance floor. Food is good and not pricy. Closest thing in DC to a New Orleans bar. February 14: The Seth Kibel band,will 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 February 21: The Ambassador's Other Ball at the Eastport Democratic Club 525 State Street, Annapolis, MD 21403 Sponsored by the Maritime Republic of Eastport Contact/details: meterp@verizon.net They will have a big dance floor and a dance lesson by Ben Pagac and Katrina Ranum. Cowboy Fred Carter from WAMU and WPFW will be there. This is a wild party, all you can eat, face paint, beads, good vibes. On Tuesdays,Tom and Debra usually hold Tuesday dances at the Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314

    On Wednesdays, Dabe and Janelle usually host a DJ Swing party at Nick's Nightclub 642 South Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 9-11pm

    On Fridays, Live bands will play at the Washington Dulles Hilton13869 Park Center Road near Dulles airport.

    Swing Dancing in March, 2015

    March 14: The Craig Gildner,will 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
    Swing Dancing in April, 2015

    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
    Swing Dancing in May, 2015

    May 9: Big Joe and the Dynaflows,will 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
    Swing Dancing in June, 2015

    June 13 Swing Speak will 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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