Here we'll try to list the blues dancing that we know about in the area. If you have one you'd like to let us know about, contact us!
Capital Blues Dances
Finally! Capital Blues is proud to offer a weekly dance from 9:00pm-11:30pm every Thursday night in Glen Echo's "Back Room". The "Back Room" is located directly behind the Spanish Ballroom's stage, has a brand new floor, and we're so excited to be blues dancing in it.
Rotating DJs and instructors will always keep things fresh. The cost of the dance is $8, and the beginner lesson that starts at 8:15pm is free!
Other Blues Dancing
Sundays at Glen Echo
The Glen Echo Partnership for the Arts and Culture (GEPPAC) presents dances usually twice a month on Sunday nights. Dance to live music either in the Bumper Car Pavilion or the Spanish Ballroom. Mike & Donna teach a lesson from 7:00pm - 8:30pm, and the dance always starts at 8:30pm and goes until 11:00pm. Prices depend on the band.
Swingin' The Blues at Glen Echo
This night brings two wonderful worlds of dancing together, West Coast Swing and Blues Dancing. Two simultaneous lessons take place. Mike & Donna teach the beginner blues lesson, and usually Ken Roesel teaches the West Coast Swing lesson. All night long the music will go back and forth (or dance right on the line) between West Coast and Slow Blues.
It's not uncommon for some blues dancers to invade Bangkok Blues on any night of the week. They offer delicious Thai food along with lots of live blues music. The dance space is small, but very inviting when the band plays a tune that just compels you to dance.
All Glen Echo Park dances are presented in cooperation with the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, the National Park Service, and Montgomery County, MD.
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We need your help!
We need volunteers for all of our events, including every Thursday! Most of the volunteer slots are just 45 minutes, and you get in free for your time. Just email us: volunteer AT capitalblues DOT org
Save these dates in 2013:
— April 19-21
Red Hot Blues 'n BBQ
— May 24-27
— October 11-13