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Swing Dance Calendar for Washington DC
Week of Tuesday, September 16,2014
through
Monday, September 22, 2014

Swing dance calendar last updated September 15,2014, 11:30pm

The "Top Ten"

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  1. Dr. Zoot at Glen Echo (Saturday, September 20, 2014)
  2. Dr. Zoot at Towson (Friday, September 19,2014)
  3. The Thrillbillies at Nick's (Wednesday, September 17, 2014)
  4. Natty Beaux at the Hilton (Friday, September 19,2014)
  5. Doc Scantlin at the Carlyle Club (Friday, September 19,2014)
  6. Flatfoot Sam at JV Restaurant (Saturday, September 20, 2014)
  7. DJ Swing at the Carlyle Club (Tuesday, September 16, 2014)
  8. Mobtown Ballroom (Friday, September 19,2014)
  9. DJ Swing at CCB (Monday, September 22,2014) FREE
  10. DJ Swing at the Butler Center (Tuesday, September 16, 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 September 16, 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 September 17, 2014

The RKO Swing Orchestra will play at an Honor Flight at Reagan-National Airport. The event is held inside the secure area next to the gate from which the Vets will be departing. Click Here for the complete instructions.
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Dabe and Janelle will host DJ Swing at Nick's Nightclub 642 South Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 9-11pm Band Night Tonight: mThe Thrillbillies will play

Thursday
Thursday is mokuyobi "moku" means tree

Swing Dancing on Thursday September 18, 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.
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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, September 19, 2014

Sue and Gary USUALLY host Friday night swing dances at the Washington Dulles Hilton13869 Park Center Road near Dulles airport. The Natty beaux 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) Dr. Zoot 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 September 20, 2014, 2010

Dr. Zoot, the fabulous entertainers from Pittsburgh, will play in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park $18

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In a rare appearance, Flatfoot Sam and the Educated Fools will play at JV Restaurant, 6666 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA
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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, September 21, 2014

    about an hour starting at 8:30pm
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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 September 22, 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 September, 2014

    September 23: Tom and Debra will host Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes at the Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314

    September 24: Dabe and Janelle will hold a DJ Dance Party at Nick's Nightclub 642 South Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 9-11pm

    September 26: The Rock and Roll Relics will play at the Washington Dulles Hilton13869 Park Center Road near Dulles airport.

    September 27: The Tom Cunningham Orchestra (now in its 39th year) will play at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo $18

    September 27: The RKO Swing Orchestra will play a benefit for the Wheaton Rescue Squad to be held at the Ballroom at Wheaton Glen. Tickets or prices: Call301-966-0050

    SwinG Dancing in October, 2014

    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

    October 3: The Soul Tones of Swing will play at the Washington Dulles Hilton13869 Park Center Road near Dulles airport.

    October 4: 504 Supreme (From Richmond) will play at the Sherwood Center 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax Virginia, 22030. $15

    October 6: The Tom Cunningham Orchestra will have an open rehearsal at the Walter Reed Community Center in Arlington. Free, Dancing Encouraged (First Monday of the Month)

    October 10: The Rockin' Bones will play at the Washington Dulles Hilton13869 Park Center Road near Dulles airport.

    October 11: Glenn Crytzer's Savoy Seven will play in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park $18

    October 11: The New Legacy Band will play a dance at the Community College of Baltimore County. For detailed directions, contact Karen Renaud at : krenaud@ccbcmd.edu October 13: The Tom Cunningham Orchestra will play at the Cafe Italia in Falls Church. Good food, no cover, no minimum, dancing encouraged (Every Second Monday)
    October 17: The Hula Monsters will play at the Washington Dulles Hilton13869 Park Center Road near Dulles airport.

    October 24: Gina DeSimone will play at the Washington Dulles Hilton13869 Park Center Road near Dulles airport.

    October 31: King Teddy will play for the Annual Halloween Hop at the Washington Dulles Hilton13869 Park Center Road near Dulles airport.

    SwinG Dancing in November, 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.

    November 1: It's the battle of DC's best clarinetists!! Halley's Hot Gumbo Singtet vs Seth Kibel's Bay Jazz Project The battle will be held in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park $20

    November 8: King Teddy will play at the Sherwood Center 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax Virginia, 22030. $15

    November 8: Marc and Ellen host the annual USO dance -- The Eric Felten Orchestra will play at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park which will be temporarily transformed into a WWII USO Canteen. $18

    November 15: The Charlie Sayles Reunion Band will play a dance at the Community College of Baltimore County. For detailed directions, contact Karen Renaud at : krenaud@ccbcmd.edu November 22: The Tom Cunningham Orchestra (now in its 39th year) will play at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo $18

    November 29: The Jive Aces will return to the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park-- always a fabulous show $20

    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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