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Swing Dance Calendar for Washington DC
Week of Tuesday, November 25,2014
through
Monday, Decmber 1, 2014

Swing dance calendar last updated November 17,2014, 11:30pm

The "Top Ten"

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  1. Jive Aces Glen Echo (Saturday, November 29, 2014)
  2. Jive Aces at the Hilton (Friday, November 28,2014)
  3. Johnny Boyd at the Kennedy Center (Thursday, November 27, 2014)
  4. The Nighthawks at Kensington Armory (Wednesday, November 26, 2014)
  5. Good Rockin Daddies at Towson (Friday, November 28,2014)
  6. Holiday Parade at Reston Town Center (Friday, November 28,2014)
  7. DJ Swing at CCB (Monday, December 1,2014)
  8. DJ Swing at the Carlyle Club (Tuesday, November 25, 2014)
  9. Mobtown Ballroom (Friday, November 28,2014)
  10. DJ Swing at the Butler Center (Tuesday, November 25, 2014)

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 November 25, 2014

Tom and Debra usually hold Tuesday DJ dances at the Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314
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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 November 26, 2014

NO Dance at Nick's Tonight Dabe and Janelle usually host DJ Swing Nick's Nightclub 642 South Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 9-11pm BUT
The Nighthawks will play their annual Thanksgiving Eve Dance at the Kensington Armory. Admission is $10 plus an in-kind contribution of food. 3710 Mitchell Avenue, Kensington, MD.

Thursday
Thursday is mokuyobi "moku" means tree

Swing Dancing on Thursday November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

NO DANCE TONIGHT 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.
BUT
Come to "A Night at the Stork Club" Featuring the Johnny Boyd Band - Starts at 6:00 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, November 28, 2014

The Reston Holiday Parade is a yearly event in which the gottaswing dancers have participated for years. it is moms, dads and kids standing around watching unicycles, fire engines, clowns and lindyhoppers. It's pure unadulterated corn, but it fits in with the family spirit of Thanksgiving. If you want to dance in the parade, they suggest vintage or military attire, although authenticity is not usually monitored. Go, have fun, the crowd will love you.The schedule and more details are at gottaswing.com
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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
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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) The Good Rockin' Daddies 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
The Home Made Bluez Jam will play in the bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park

Saturday
Saturday is doyobi "do" means earth

Swing Dancing on Saturday November 29, 2014, 2010

The Jive Aces will play at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park $18
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Rockabilly every Saturday night at the Quarry House Tavern, 8401 Georgia Ave (). $6. 9-12mn.

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    Sunday
    Sunday is nichiyobi "nichi" means sun

    Swing Dancing on Sunday, November 30, 2014

    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 December 1, 2014

    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 December, 2014

    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

    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.

    December 6: Blair Carman and the Bellview Boys will be channeling Jerry Lee Lewis in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park $18

    December 13: Josh and Good Old Stuff will at the Sherwood Center 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax Virginia, 22030. $15

    december 13: Swing Speak will play a dance at the Community College of Baltimore County. For detailed directions, contact Karen Renaud at : krenaud@ccbcmd.edu December 20: The Rock and Roll Relics will play in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park $18

    December 27: Marc and Ellen present the Boogie-woogie king Daryl Davis in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park

    December 31: The Tom Cunningham Orchestra (now in its 39th year) will play for New Years Eve at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo $18

    SwinG Dancing in January, 2015

    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.

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