Dabe and Janelle

Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, Big Band, and More!

Dabe and Janelle

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8-Week Series of Swing Dancing Lessons

We teach beginner and intermediate swing dancing lessons twice a week. 

Starting in February join us in Silver Spring, Maryland, at McGinty's Public House (911 Ellsworth Drive).
8 week series begin Sunday, February 9th, 2014.  The beginner lesson starts at 6pm and our intermediate lesson starts at 7pm. 

Open Swing Dancing.... 8:00-10:00pm.... FREE
March 2 -- DJ Dabe
March 9 -- DJ Dabe
March 16 -- No class or dance due to St. Patrick's Day Festivities
March 23 -- DJ Dabe
March 30 -- DJ Dabe
April 6 -- DJ Dabe -- last night of series
April 13 -- No class or dance
April 20 -- No class or dance

We have outgrown McGinty's....
Join us Sundays in Takoma Park, Maryland, at Roda Movements (7014-A Westmoreland Avenue).
8 week series begin Sunday, April 27th.  The beginner lesson starts at 6pm and our intermediate lesson starts at 7pm.  

Open Swing Dancing.... 8:00-9:00pm.... FREE
April 27 -- New Beginner & Intermediate Series Starts & Dance at a new time 8-9pm
May 4 -- DJ Dance
May 11 -- DJ Dabe



Dabe and Janelle at Nick's on Wednesdays

Visit us Wednesdays at Nick's Nightclub, 642 S. Pickett Street, Alexandria, VA. 

Our beginner lesson starts at 7pm and
our intermediate lesson starts at 8pm in the V.I.P. room.
   The next 8 week beginner and intermediate series begin on Wednesday, March 5th.

Next 8 week series will begin April 30.
Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.


Open Dancing from 9-11pm in the front room.
DJ Nights -- $6 cover
Bands -- $10 cover
FREE if you're in class.
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Bands appearing TWICE a month in 2014!
March 5 -- The Smokin' Polecats
March 19 -- Scott Ramminger and the Crawstickers
April 2 -- TBA
April 16 -- TBA
May 14 -- Solomon Douglas Trio
  June 4 --  TBA
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For more dancing opportunities, check out the Gottaswing Calendar.

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Glen Echo Park sign at night

Glen Echo Park

Swing dance events happen almost every Saturday night in the Spanish Ballroom or the Bumper Car Pavilion.  Meet new people and have fun dancing at Glen Echo Park.

The Bumper Car Pavilion with all its lights on

More Dances and Balboa Events with Dabe and Janelle

Friday, March 15, 2014, PARENT'S DJ SWING DANCE
Backroom Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD
DJ dance 2:30-5:00pm, Admission $8 for adults; children under 13 get in free!

Friday, March 21, 2014, BALBOA DJ DANCE PARTY
Backroom Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD
Drop-in beginner Balboa lesson 8:30-9pm, DJ dance 9-11:30pm, $10

Friday, April 18, 2014, BALBOA DJ DANCE PARTY
Backroom Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD
Drop-in beginner Balboa lesson 8:30-9pm, DJ dance 9-11:30pm, $10

Friday, May 16, 2014, BALBOA DJ DANCE PARTY
Backroom Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD
Drop-in beginner Balboa lesson 8:30-9pm, DJ dance 9-11:30pm, $10

Monday, TBA, Balboa - Practice with Dabe & Janelle
Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Practice 7:30-9pm + dance 9-11pm, $10
All Balboa dancers are welcome.
You do not need to be a member of DC's Back-Room Balboa Club.

Need a Swing DJ for your wedding or special event?

We specialize in providing Swing music for weddings and special events.  Our goal is to have the host and guests enjoy an evening of wonderful music from across the ages. 
More information is available on our DJ Service webpage.

Private Swing Dance Instruction

We provide private Swing dance lessons for those people interested in perfecting their technique.  
We also offer lessons to get you ready for your wedding or other special occasion.

Tutoring in Math, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics

Janelle tutors middle school through college students in math, chemistry, biology, and physics.   Email Janelle for details.


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