Dance the Night Away

I’e discovered a new venue for dancing. Last week I wrote about the Red Dress Dance at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. What a beautiful space with tall ceilings, a large stage for a big orchestra, and beautiful wood floors for doing everyting from the Lindy hop to a waltz. The only drawback was it was very cold. The temperature was only in the 50s and some of the ladies were wearing gowns held up with spaghetti straps. Oh those cold shoulders. I never took off my sweater. It is just too expensive to heat such a large open building. To stay warm, my husband Peter and I just kept dancing for three hours straight. We were even dancing to the taped music when the band went on break. Towards the end of the month I hope to be back there again. Here’s some of what they have scheduled.
All Things Blues Dance
Friday, February 25, 2011 – 8:00pm – midnight
in the Ballroom Annex
Admission: $10 before 9pm; $8 after 9pm
Swing Dance
The next evening return to dance again to the wonderful sound of the Tom Cunningham Orchestra from 8:00 p.m. to midnight, In the Spanish Ballroom, admission is $15.
And on Sunday afternoon there is a tea dance!
Join the Hot Society Orchestra of Washington for an afternoon of dancing, featuring music and dances from the 20s, 30s and 40s. Dancers will enjoy foxtrot, two-step, waltz, cha-cha, rhumba, swing and more in the Spanish Ballroom. A basic dance lesson at 3 pm for all levels is followed by dancing to wonderful live music from 3:30 – 6:00 pm. This month’s dance lesson is the basic Rhumba provided by professional dance instructors from Dushor Dance Studios. Admission includes the lesson. No partner or prior experience needed.

Published by Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

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