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Swing Dance Calendar for Washington DC
Week of Tuesday, July 29,2014
Monday, August 4, 2014

Swing dance calendar last updated July 28,2014, 11:30pm

The "Top Ten"

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  1. Big Joe at the Sherwood Center (Saturday, August 2, 2014)
  2. Perseverence Jazz Band at Glen Echo (Saturday, August 2, 2014)
  3. Blue Sky Five at Mason District Park (Wednesday, July 30, 2014)
  4. Soul Tones of Swing at the Hilton (Friday, August 1,2014)
  5. Straight Ahead at Towson (Friday, August 1,2014)
  6. DJ Swing at the Carlyle Club (Tuesday, July 29, 2014)
  7. DJ Swing at Nick's (Wednesday, July 30, 2014)
  8. Mobtown Ballroom (Friday, August 1,2014)
  9. DJ Swing at CCB (Monday, August 4, 2014)
  10. DJ Swing at the Butler Center (Tuesday, July 29, 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 is kayobi "ka" means fire

Swing Dancing on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Tom and Debra usually hold Tuesday dances at the Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314
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 30, 2014

The Blue Sky Five will play a free gig at Mason District Park - 6621 Columbia Pike Anandale Va. 7:30-8:30
Dabe and Janelle usually host a DJ Swing party at Nick's Nightclub 642 South Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 9-11pm

Thursday is mokuyobi "moku" means tree

Swing Dancing on Thursday July 31, 2014

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
The Dan Hovey Band will play at JV Restaurant 6666 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, Virginia

Friday is kinyobi "kin" means gold

Swing Dancing on Friday, August 1, 2014

Sue and Gary USUALLY host Friday night swing dances at the Washington Dulles Hilton13869 Park Center Road near Dulles airport. The Soul Tones of Swing will play
The Friday Night Swing Dance Club usually has Friday dances at the Towson American Legion, 125 York Rd. Towson, MD 21204) Straight Ahead 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 August 2, 2014, 2010

Big Joe and the Dynaflows will play from 8-11pm at the Stacy C. Sherwood Center 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax VA 22030 $15 - AIR CONDITIONING!!!
The Perseverence Jazz Band will play in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park $20
Rockabilly every Saturday night at the Quarry House Tavern, 8401 Georgia Ave (). $6. 9-12mn.

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    Sunday is nichiyobi "nichi" means sun

    Swing Dancing on Sunday, August 3, 2014

    Dabe and Janelle have moved to Roda Movements Dance Studio in Takoma Park, 7014 Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912,(301) 920-0913 DJ Swing Tonight for about an hour starting at 8:30pm
    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 is getsuyobi "getsu" means moon

    Swing Dancing on Monday August 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.
    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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