The Back Room at Glen Echo
The Back Room
Glen Echo Park
7300 Macarthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD
Every Thursday night dancers converge upon "The Back Room" at Glen Echo for the best in DJed dances in the Washington, DC area. Different DJs and instructors offer a unique experience every night. Did we mention, Air Conditioning? The new space has gorgeous sprung hardwood floors, air-conditioning, and a water cooler!
The Lesson: 8:15pm-9:00pm
Rotating instructors keep these lessons fresh and different. Our scene will continue to grow only if we encourage more instructors, djs, and dancers to join and fuel the community. Our instructors are usually local dancers who are as excited about this dance as anyone, and they're here to share that with you.
The Dance: 9:00pm-11:30pm
Washington DC is blessed with a number of good DJs in the area, and every week we'll usually have two DJs spinning great tunes mixing things up. This way our dancers will always be exposed to new music, and every week will offer something new. Enjoy
Next dance: Thursday, May 23rd
(Beginner lesson 8:15pm-9:00pm)
Where is the Back Room?
First off the Back Room is located at Glen Echo Park, in Glen Echo Maryland. The address is 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD. The room is located directly behind the Spanish Ballroom, which is directly next to the picnic area in the center of the park. Facing the ballroom, turn left and walk to the side of the building where you'll see a couple of stairs, hopefully a stand-up sign, and there is the entrance to the "Back Room." Here is a map:
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Getting to Glen Echo
By Public Transportation: Glen Echo Park is served by the Route 29 Ride-On bus, which leaves from both the Friendship Heights and Bethesda Metro stations on the Red line. This bus is available weekdays, Saturday, and Sunday. The bus trip from Friendship Heights or Bethesda to Glen Echo takes approximately fifteen minutes and leaves every 30 minutes, on the hour and half hour. Bus fare is $1.10 during peak hours, 90¢ off-peak, and only 25¢ with a metrorail transfer. Be sure to have exact change or donít expect to get any back. The Glen Echo bus stop is located at the Amoco gas station at the end of Goldsboro Road. The stop is lighted and there is a public phone available. From the bus stop it is a 5-minute walk along MacArthur Blvd. to the upper entrance of the park. NOTE: The last bus leaves at 9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.
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