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Swing Dance Calendar for Washington DC
Week of Tuesday, April 14,2015
through
Monday, April 20, 2015

Swing dance calendar last updated April 13,2015, 11:30pm

The "Top Ten"

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  1. Tom Cunningham at Glen Echo (Saturday, April 18, 2015)
  2. Rock-A-Sonics at Nick's (Wednesday, April 15,2015)
  3. Jr. Walker All Star Band at Bethesda Blues & Jazz (Sunday, April 19, 2015)
  4. The Thrillbillies at JV Restaurant (Thursday, April 16, 2015)
  5. The Colliders at Towson (Friday, April 17, 2015)
  6. DJ Swing at CCB (Monday, April 20, 2015)
  7. DJ Blues Dance at Glen Echo (Thursday, April 16, 2015)
  8. Mobtown Ballroom (Friday, April 17, 2015)
  9. DJ Swing at the Butler Center (Tuesday, April 14, 2015)
  10. Rock and Roll Relics at the Hilton (Friday, April 17, 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 April 14, 2015

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 April 15, 2015

Dabe and Janelle usually host DJ Swing Nick's Nightclub 642 South Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 9-11pm BAND NIGHT TONIGHT!!! The Rock-A-Sonics will play

Thursday
Thursday is mokuyobi "moku" means tree

Swing Dancing on Thursday April 16, 2015

The Thrillbillies 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, April 17, 2015

Sue and Gary USUALLY host Friday night swing dances at the Washington Dulles Hilton13869 Park Center Road near Dulles airport. Tonight, Rock and Roll Relics will play.
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Blueheart Revival will play at JV Restaurant (recently enlarged and cleaned) 6666 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA $15
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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 Colliders 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 April 18, 2015, 2010

The Tom Cunningham Orchestra will play at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park $18
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Second Wind will play at JV Restaurant (recently enlarged and cleaned) 6666 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA $15 NOTE: THIS BAND IS NOT The Rock'n'Roll Relics...
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Not Quite - A fire has temporarily interrupted music -- SOON, there will be LIVE 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, April 19, 2015
    The Jr. Walker All Star Band will play at Bethesda Blues and Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Avenue, in the building that used to be the Bethesda Theater - they say that there will be space on the dance floor.
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    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 April 20, 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 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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