| FRIDAY Jan
DC's Largest Weekly West Coast Swing Party at Hollywood Ballroom!
7:30pm beginner class series continues. Review last weeks material, learn the next steps and practice, practice, practice! We have a super fun group this month. Experienced dancers are encouraged to arrive early to practice your basics and help encourage newer dancers. Debbie, Dave, Kiona, Katie & Casey make this a great place to learn and make new friends.
8:15pm - Intermediate class with Dawn Garrish. Dawn Garrish (MD) has been teaching social and competitive dance in the Washington, DC area for over 32 years. She started as a baton twirler at the age of 5, winning the US Title in Dance Twirl at the age of 12. It wasn’t until she hit the local bar scene that she fell in LOVE with couples dancing. Her knowledge in Competitive Country Dance and West Coast swing is extensive. She holds 7 US Open swing titles in 4 different divisions. She was the first Masters Country Dance World Champion. She has won over 25 Top teacher awards, and was inducted into the Country Dance Hall of Fame in 2016. She has been judging for over 25 years and found her niche as Head Judge 15 years ago. Since then she can be found as the Head judge of many event across the US. She was recently inducted into the Swing Dance Hall of Fame this past November at the U.S. Open.
9pm-1am Non-stop West Coast Swing Party with DJs Dave Moldover.
Lessons, snacks, drinks and tons of fun are always included with the $15 cover charge - directions & more.
Join us EVERY FRIDAY!
January 25th at Hollywood Ballroom. A very special event at DC's Largest Weekly West Coast Swing Party! This annual tradition always fills the floor with fun loving dancers wearing every conceivable kind of white outfit. Over 300 dancers have turned out for this in recent years. Enjoy a gigantic 7200' floor. Get ready for some WCS craziness! Your participation is critical. Wear a festive white outfit for this special occasion. Plan ahead. Powerful black lights will help to create a one of kind atmosphere for this one of kind event! DJ & Host Dave Moldover will coordinate all the festivities with support from the uber talented DJP team. DJs Dave & Curt provide tunes everyone can enjoy dancing too. As always the lessons, buffet, unlimited hugs, smiles and all kinds of good fun are included in the $15 cover.
MADjam is coming to Baltimore next month!. This is the world's largest West Coast Swing convention. For nearly 2 decades this annual event has brought together dancers from all over the world. We are very excited for the future of the global West Coast Swing community. MADjam 2018 was incredible! Over 1500 entries. 20+ countries represented.
The Mid Atlantic is home to a huge, diverse and super friendly social dance community. We invite you to join all of us at the annual MADjam celebration. Every year this special occasion brings together over 1000 dancers for 4 excitement filled days and nights of West Coast Swing dance awesomeness.
This unique event provides a rare opportunity to spend a weekend surrounded by nearly all the current top West Coast Swing talents and 100's more friendly, enthusiastic social dancers. It's the only event in the eastern USA that brings together this much talent! In recent years, dancers attended from France, UK, Canada, Spain, Germany, Russia, Ukrain, Finland, Israel, Korea, Ukraine, Australia, Singapore, Hungary, Romania, Belize, Switzerland, Japan, Brazil, Puerto Rico and nearly every state across the US
MADjam is the Largest West Coast Swing Party in the world! Here's why...
* Four Nights of Seriously Amazing Social Dancing
* Incredible Pro Staff - All current and so many former champions and legends
* NASDE tour competition featuring the best of the best
* 50 hours of Workshops included with your pass
* Exclusive, Separately ticketed sessions - more
* Exclusive events for Masters, AllStars, Rising Stars, DJs, Organizers and others
* Fun competitions for all skill levels, Cash & Prizes
* Giant, Fabulously Decorated Ballrooms with Huge Dance Floors
* Paperless Registration, Instant Scoring, Impressively Managed Contests
* FREE Live Internet Broadcasts & DanceJamTV in every room
* Completely free & open video policy
* Friendly, Competent & Experienced Event Management
* Newcomer Welcome Program for 1st time attendees - more
TOWN.... West Coast
Swing is bigger than ever in the DC area with many
venues for classes and dancing. This list is
not intended to be a complete summary. There is a
very active facebook
group for DC West Coast Swing dancers where you can connect with
dancers and learn about other events. These
regular dance nights offer casual, inexpensive, drop in group
lessons preceding social dances open to the public.
Sunday, (twice monthly) West Coast Swing & more at Herdon Senior Center, Herndon, VA more
Monday, West Coast Swing lessons & dancing with Debbie Tuttle at Rendezvous in Rockville, MD - more
Tuesday, West Coast Swing lessons & dancing with Ken Roesel at Bethesda Women's Club - more
Tuesday, West Coast Swing & other couples dancing with Ed & Gail at Colvin Run in Great Falls, VA.- more
Wednesday, West Coast Swing & Country lessons & dancing with Dean & Dawn Garrish at Cherry Hill Park more
Wednesday, West Coast Swing with Steve & Lara at Mosaic Ballroom in Fairfax, VA more
Wednesday & Thursday Baltimore's Ministry of Swing offers WCS classes and practice sessions
Thursday West Coast Swing Lessons & dancing at Nick's Nightclub in Alexandria, VA more
Friday, Dance Jam Productions hosts DC's Largest Weekly WCS party at Hollywood Ballroom in Silver Spring, MD - more
1st Saturdays Ministry of Swing in Baltimore
2nd Saturdays WCS & Couples dancing @ Colvin Run in Great Falls, VA.- more
2nd Saturdays Markus & Trendlyn Stuck On Swing @ Avant Garde in Rockville - more
2nd Saturdays Swing & Country dancing with Mal & Linda Zerden at Crown Dance Studio in Fairfax, VA. more
4th Saturdays Hustle & WCS @ Colvin Run in Great Falls, VA.- more
NEED STUDIO TIME? PRIVATE LESSONS, PRACTICE & REHEARSAL SPACE
Available by appointment. Private, off street parking, 1200' of floating hardwood, high ceiling, natural light. Near Rockville & Olney.