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Swing Dance Calendar for Washington DC
Week of Tuesday, November 24,2015,2015
Monday, November 30,2015

Swing dance calendar last updated November 23,2015, 3:30pm

The "Top Ten"

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  1. The Jive Aces at Glen Echo (Saturday, November 28,2015, 2015)
  2. The Jive Aces at the Hilton(Friday, November 27, 2015)
  3. The Jive Aces at the Kennedy Center (Thursday, November 26,2015)
  4. Daryl Davis at Bethesda Blues and Jazz (Monday, November 30, 2015)
  5. Josh & Good Old Stuff at Towson. (Friday, November 27,2015)
  6. Dave Chappell at JV Restaurant (Thursday, November 26, 2015)
  7. Steve Jacobs at JV Restaurant (Tuesday, November 24, 2015)
  8. Young Relics at JV Restaurant (Friday, November 27,2015)
  9. Memphis Gold at JV Restaurant (Sunday, November 29, 2015)
  10. DJ Swing at CCB (Monday, November 30, 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 November 24, 2015

DJ Dance in Frederick, Maryland, at the Walkersville Volunteer Rescue Co., 73 W Frederick St. Walkersville, MD, 8:30pm to 10:00pm Admission FREE
The Steve Jacobs Band will play at JV Restaurant (recently enlarged and cleaned) 6666 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA ...
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 November 25,2015/FONT>

NO DANCE TONIGHT! 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 November 26,2015/FONT>

THIS IS THANKSGIVING DAY! Be glad that we have all these bands and dance venues!

The JIve Aces and Jean Veloz will be atthe Kennedy center from about 6-9:30. A perfect chance to work off that turkey
The Dave Chappell Band will play at JV Restaurant , 666 Arlington Boulevard, Annandale, VA
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. also
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, November 27,2015

NEW VENUE ON THIS WEEK! 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.
Sue and Gary USUALLY host Friday night swing dances at the Washington Dulles Hilton13869 Park Center Road near Dulles airport.The Jive Aces will play with Special Guest Jean Veloz
The Young Relics )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) Josh & Good Old Stuff 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

Saturday is doyobi "do" means earth

Swing Dancing on Saturday November 28, 2015, 2010

The Jive Aces (With Special Guest, Jean Veloz) will play in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park.
Dangerzone 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, November 29, 2015
    Memphis Gold will play at JV Restaurant (recently enlarged and cleaned) 6666 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA $15 ...

    Monday is getsuyobi "getsu" means moon

    Swing Dancing on November 30, 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
    According to their Facebook page, dancing is cancelled at 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).
    Daryl Davis will be back with Chick Hall, for his free Monday night gig at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club, 7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda MD. Plenty of parking in the public garage behind the theater.

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    December 5: The New legacy 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
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