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Swing Dance Calendar for Washington DC
Week of Tuesday, August 26,2014
through
Monday, September 1, 2014

Swing dance calendar last updated August 25,2014, 11:30pm

The "Top Ten"

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  1. Fabulettes Hangar Dance (Sunday, August 31, 2014)
  2. Lush Life at Glen Echo (Saturday, August 30, 2014)
  3. Hula Monsters at the Hilton (Friday, August 29,2014)
  4. Nighthawks at Lee District Park (Wednesday, August 27, 2014)
  5. The Shades at Towson (Friday, August 22,2014)
  6. DJ Swing at Nick's (Wednesday, August 27, 2014)
  7. DJ Swing at Roda Movement (Sunday, August 31, 2014)
  8. Mobtown Ballroom (Friday, August 29,2014)
  9. DJ Swing at CCB (Monday, September 1,2014) FREE
  10. DJ Swing at the Butler Center (Tuesday, August 26, 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 August 26, 2014

No Dance at the Carlyle Club BUT 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 August 27, 2014

Dabe and Janelle will host DJ Swing at Nick's Nightclub 642 South Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 9-11pm
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The Nighthawke will play a free gig at the Lee District Park Amphiteater. 6601 Telgraph Road, Franconia, VA 7:30-8:30

Thursday
Thursday is mokuyobi "moku" means tree

Swing Dancing on Thursday August 28, 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, August 29, 2014

Sue and Gary USUALLY host Friday night swing dances at the Washington Dulles Hilton13869 Park Center Road near Dulles airport. The Hula Monsters 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 Shades 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
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The Silver Tones Swing Band will play at the Marshall Community Center. Lesson at 7, dance 7:30-9:00 pm $10

Saturday
Saturday is doyobi "do" means earth

Swing Dancing on Saturday August 30, 2014, 2010

The Fabulettes will play at the annual Hangar Dance at the Manassas Airport. In addition to the fine sounds of the Fabs, there will be a large number of vintage airplanes on hand, including the restored B-17 "Sentimental Journey" $15 advance, $20 at the door
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Lush Life will play in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park $20 This is a Pittsburgh band - need I say more???
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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, August 31, 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
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    The Hot Society of Washington will play a free gig at Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Arlington.
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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 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 September, 2014

    September 1: 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)

    Sep;tember 5: The Fabulettes will play at the Washington Dulles Hilton13869 Park Center Road near Dulles airport.

    September 6: The Daryl Davis Band will at the Sherwood Center 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax Virginia, 22030. $15

    September 6: The Mint Julep Jazz Band will play in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park

    September 8: The Tom Cunningham Orchestra will play at the Cafe Italia in Falls Church. Good food, no cover, no minimum, dancing encouraged (Every Second Monday)
    September 9: Tom and Debra will hold a DJ dance at the Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314

    September 10: Dabe and Janelle usually host a DJ Swing party at Nick's Nightclub 642 South Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 9-11pm

    September 12: King Teddy will play at the Washington Dulles Hilton13869 Park Center Road near Dulles airport.

    September 13: The Blue Sky Five will play in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park

    September 16: Tom and Debra will hold a DJ dance at the Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314

    September 17: Dabe and Janelle will host The Thrillbillies at Nick's Nightclub 642 South Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 9-11pm

    September 19: The Natty Beaux will play at the Washington Dulles Hilton13869 Park Center Road near Dulles airport.

    September 20: Dr. Zoot returns from Pittsburgh to play in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. Thi is always a winner!

    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

    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 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 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 20: The Rock and Roll Relics will play in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park $18

    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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