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Fall Fun at Glen Echo

— Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Visit www.glenechopark.org.

Special Events/Concerts

Cajun & Zydeco Music & Dance Festival

Saturday, Oct. 6, noon – midnight

See Social Dances below for details.

DC Dance Challenge

Sunday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

See Social Dances below for details.

Paint Glen Echo

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 20 – 21

The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery sponsors Paint Glen Echo, a landscape painting competition with the mission of preserving and protecting America’s National Parks to help build better futures for families, children and our planet. Contact event manager J. Jordan Bruns at

Jordan@jjbruns.com.

Fall Frolic

Saturday, Oct. 27

Join us for a day of fall fun at this annual Halloween festival. Daytime activities for families will include pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, and a costume parade around the Park. Activities run from 1-4 p.m.

Exhibitions and Talks

Perspectives in Glass

Oct. 6 – 28

The Glen Echo Park Partnership and Glen Echo Glassworks present recent works by Glassworks artists. Saturdays and Sundays, noon – 6 p.m. Artists Reception: Oct. 13, 6-8 p.m.

Neighborhoods

Through Oct. 15

Photoworks Gallery at Glen Echo Park presents Neighborhoods, a two-part exhibition including the group project 24 Hours East of the River and Alec Dann’s Markets portfolio. 24 Hours depicts everyday life in DC’s East of the River communities. Markets is a series of photographs taken at local farmer’s markets. Photoworks gallery: Saturdays, 1-4 p.m., Sundays, 1-8 p.m. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org or email gaylesue@me.com.

Paintings by Jim Cobrent

Oct. 6 – 7

The Yellow Barn Studio, Glen Echo Park’s resident painting and drawing studio, presents works by Jim Cobrent in the Yellow Barn Gallery. Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Call

301-371-5593 or visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

2011 PhotoSlam Winners

Oct. 19 – Nov. 12

Photoworks Gallery at Glen Echo Park presents an exhibition featuring the 2011 PhotoSlam winners. Photoworks holds an annual PhotoSlam event modeled after the popular Poetry Slams held at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC. The first place winner from the November 2011 event is Huguette Roe with images from her Recycle Series. Second place is Michael Horan from his series Landscapes of the Great American West, and the third place winner is Matthew Entwistle, from his entry Street Scenes revealing the point where past and present collide. Photoworks gallery: Saturdays, 1-4 p.m., Sundays, 1-8 p.m. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org or email gaylesue@me.com.

Paintings by Ray Burns

Oct. 27-28

The Yellow Barn Studio, Glen Echo Park’s resident painting and drawing studio, presents works by Ray Burns in the Yellow Barn Gallery. Saturday and Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. Call

301-371-5593 or visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Ongoing Exhibitions and Gallery Hours

Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

The Art Glass Center gallery's ongoing exhibitions feature the work of residentartists Diane Cabe, Christine Hekimian, Sue Hill, Michele Rubin, Bev and Zayde Sleph, Janet Wittenberg and resident artist in training, Sherry Selevan. Sculpture, vessels, functional art, and jewelry are also for sale. Open Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Call 301-634-2273 or visit

www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org. Classes are taught year-round for beginner, intermediate and advanced students.

Glassworks

Glassworks is the DC area's first glass school. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students. Open Saturdays, 11a.m. –4 p.m. Call 301-634-2280 or visit www.innervisionglassworks.com.

Glen Echo Pottery

Glen Echo Pottery presents ongoing exhibitions in the Glen Echo Pottery gallery. These feature a special selection of work by resident artists, instructors, and students. Open every Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Call 301-229-5585 or visit www.glenechopottery.com.

Photoworks

Photoworks is a unique resource for both student and professional photographers-develop their talents through classes, workshops, and exhibitions. The Photoworks gallery is open Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. and Sundays, 1-8 p.m., and during all scheduled classes and workshops. Call

301-634-2274 or visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery is a working silversmith studio and includes an ongoing exhibition, as well as sales, of the work of artist-in-residence Blair Anderson. Open every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 301-634-2228 or visit www.silverworksglenechopark.org.

Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery

The Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery presents free exhibitions of emerging artists' work. Each weekend features the work of a different artist. Most artwork is also for sale. Open every Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Call 301-371-5593 or visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Tours

National Park Service Programs

Saturday & Sunday – Ongoing

Carousel tours begin at 10:30 a.m. (May 1 – Sept. 30). These tours give visitors a closer look at the park’s fully-restored 1921 Dentzel carousel. Find out how it was made, how it works, and about the other amusement park attractions that were built around it. Hear about the civil rights protests and the inspiring story of how the town rallied together to save the carousel.

Park tours begin at 2 p.m. These tours lead visitors on a walk through the Park to learn about its fascinating history and the current programs visual and performing arts, as well as environmental education.

Tours begin at the visitor's desk in the Arcade Building on

Saturdays and Sundays. Tours are also offered by appointment at 301-320-1400. Visit

www.nps.gov/glec.

Children's Programs and Theater

Weekend Nature Programs at Living Classrooms Children’s Museum

Saturday & Sunday-Ongoing

Living Classrooms Children’s Museum at Glen Echo Park presents engaging science and nature activities for the whole family. Encounter live animals, take an interpretive hike, and explore the indoor anthill and tree slide, and much more. In October, explore the Art of Nature. Take a closer looks at the natural world and become inspired. Find out which animals are excellent architects; learn to look for amazing natural colors and patterns in our daily lives; and create fantastic projects made from materials found outside. Open to the public on Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Members/children under 2: Free; non-members: $5. Call 202-488-0627, ext. 242 or visit livingclassroomsdc.org/Site-BasedPrograms.html.

Adventure Theatre MTC and the Puppet Co.

Carnival of the Animals

Through Oct. 7

For its first bilingual (English/Spanish) production ever, the Puppet Co. presents Bob Brown Puppets’ Carnival of the Animals. This “grand zoological fantasy” uses bunraku-style puppets, following the musical suite of Camille Sant-Seans. A young boy, giving up on his piano practice, crawls into bed and falls asleep, clutching his stuffed lion. Carnival of the Animals plays from his radio, and the toys in his room magicallycome to life as the various themes play. Recommended Pre-K-Grade 4. Running time: 40 minutes.

Performances:Fridays, 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays, 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. ASL interpretation Sept. 30. Tickets $10, group rates available. More information: 301-634.5380 or www.thepuppetco.org.

Big, the Musical – TYA

Through Oct. 28

Adventure Theatre MTC at Glen Echo Park presents Big, the Musical, a TYA Adaptation by Jeff Frank, First Stage, and Michael J. Bobbitt, Adventure Theatre MTC, based on the motion picture Big. The 1987 hit movie bursts onstage in this vibrant, funny and touching musical. When frustrated adolescent Josh Baskin wishes he were “big” and wakes up the next morning as a 30-year-old man, he discovers there’s much more to being an adult than he’s bargained for—and learns we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time. Come see this new version created specifically for young audiences—complete with Zoltar and floor piano—that spotlights the touching friendship of Josh and Billy as they learn what it’s really like to be “big.” Appropriate for ages

5+. Performances: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesdays, 7 p.m.; Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Fridays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Tickets $19. Call 301-634-2270 or visit adventuretheatre-mtc.org.

Tiny Tots @ 10:00

Saturday, Oct. 6 – “Panda-Monium”

Saturday, Oct. 13 – “Old McDonald’s Farm”

Sunday, Oct. 14 – “The Mother Goose Caboose”

Saturday, Oct. 20 – “Baby Bear’s Birthday”

Wednesday, Oct. 24 – “Teddy Bear’s Picnic”

Saturday, Oct. 27 – “World on a String”

Sunday, Oct. 28 – “Kooky Creatures”

The Puppet Co. presents “Tiny Tots @ 10:00,” a program designed for our youngest theater patrons (ages 0-4). The shows are shorter, the lights stay on, the doors stay open, and everyone has a great time. All shows begin at 10 a.m. Running time is 30 minutes. Tickets $5, everyone (including babes-in-arms). Pre-Purchases or No-Obligation Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 301-634-5380 or visit:

www.thepuppetco.org.

Beauty and the Beast

Oct. 7 – Nov.16

This classic love story combines curses and conflict, nobility and sacrifice, and hopes and dreams in an exciting adventure that leads to a happy ending. Unique string-and-rod puppets along with an animated mirror teach children to look past appearances to discover the beauty that lies beneath the surface. Recommended K-Grade 6. Running time: 40 minutes. Performances: Thursdays & Fridays, 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays, 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. ASL interpretation Sunday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m. Tickets $10, group rates available. Call 301.634.5380 or www.thepuppetco.org.

Social Dances

Blues Dance

Thursday, Oct. 4, 8:15 – 11:30 p.m.

Ballroom Annex, $8

Contact info@capitalblues.org

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15-9 p.m. offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9-11:30 p.m. to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Ballroom Annex is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

Contra Dance

Friday, Oct. 5, 7:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Spanish Ballroom, $9

Contact info@fridaynightdance.org

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Will Mentor calls to The Stingrays: Rodney Miller (fiddle), Stuart Kenney (upright bass and banjo) and Max Newman (guitar). Beginners are always welcome.

Salsa Dance

Friday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. – Midnight

Ballroom Annex, $12

Contact searchernet@comcast.net

High Energy Productions presents a Salsa dance featuring a beginner/intermediateSalsa lesson with Keith Givens from 8-9 p.m. followed by recorded music from 9 p.m.-midnight. The lesson is included in the admission price.

Cajun & Zydeco Music and Dance Festival

Saturday, Oct. 6, noon – Midnight; Sunday, Oct. 7, 12 – 5:30 p.m.

Spanish Ballroom & Bumper Car Pavilion

Visit www.dancingbythebayou.com for admission information.

Dancing by the Bayou presents a fabulous day of music: Cajun, Zydeco, Swing and more at their Oct. 6, 2012 Music and Dance Festival. Enjoy many different bands throughout the day.

Swing Dance

Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m. – Midnight

Bumper Car Pavilion, $16

Contact debra@gottaswing.com

Whether you love to dance, miss the days when “swing was king,” or just appreciate live jazz, you will dig that jive with Blue Sky 5. Playing songs made popular by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Artie Shaw and Nat King Cole, along with tunes by other swing era artists, the band also performs original compositions inspired by the Big Band era. Formed in 1999, Blue Sky 5 is dedicated to keeping live swing music thriving. Beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra from 8-9 p.m. is included in the admission; the dance with Blue Sky 5runs from 9 p.m.-midnight.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, Oct. 7, 6:30 – 11:15 p.m.

Ballroom Annex, $15/lesson or $10 "dance only"

Contact Ciardo8130@yahoo.com

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30-7:15 p.m. or the intermediate lesson from 7:15-8:15 p.m., or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:15-11:15 p.m. Rene will DJ with a mix of traditional and mueovo tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, Oct. 7 – 10:30 p.m.

Bumper Car Pavilion, $12 nonmembers/$9 FSGW members

Visit www.fsgw.org

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by dances with live music by Rodney, Max, and Stewart, from 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Blues Dance

Thursday, Oct. 11, 8:15 – 11:30 p.m.

Ballroom Annex, $8

Contact info@capitalblues.org

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15-9 p.m. offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9-11:30 p.m. to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Ballroom Annex is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

Contra Dance

Friday, Oct. 12, 7:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Spanish Ballroom, $9

Contact info@fridaynightdance.org

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Woody Lane calls to the Glen Echo Open Band. Beginners are always welcome. This night is the 2nd Friday of the month, and so it will be free for age 17 and under.

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, Oct. 12, 8:30 p.m. – Midnight

Ballroom Annex, $10

Contact: debra@gottaswing.com or visit

http://americanswing.org

Here's a chance for Balboa/Bal-Swing enthusiasts to dance to great DJ music on one of the best dance floors in the universe. Enjoy a casual, friendly atmosphere where you can Bal 'til your heart's content (but no one will mind if you throw in a little Lindy upon occasion, either.). Drop-in beginner swing lesson at 8:30 p.m. with Dabe and Janelle Johnson, dance from 9 p.m.-midnight.

Swing Dance

Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. – Midnight

Spanish Ballroom, $15

Contact dance@flyingfeet.org

Flying Feet Enterprises presents a night of swing dancing, beginning with a drop-in Swing lesson from 8-9 p.m. with Marc Shepanek and Ellen Engle, and followed by dancing from 9 p.m.-midnight.

Waltz Dance

Sunday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m.-Midnight

Bumper Car Pavilion

Contact info@waltztimedances.org

Waltz Time presents an evening of waltzes under the stars, featuring live music by the Gigmeisters with Alexander Mitchell on fiddle, Davie Wiesler on keyboard, Paul Oorts on mandolin and Ralph Gordon on bass. The price of admission (TBD) includes a waltz lesson prior-the dance. Check back for details.

DC Dance Challenge

Sunday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Spanish Ballroom, admition varies

Contact Jennifer@foreverdancing.com

This is the fifth edition of the Annual DC Dance Challenge and Showcase. Everything is specially designed for dancers that want to have a good time touring, partying, performing, competing and, most of all, dancing. The events are planned to explore the best features of partner dancing in this area. This one-day Dancesport Competition will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14 at Glen Echo Park, in the Spanish Ballroom. This beautifully restored 1933 Mediterranean style Art Deco building is one of the best dance halls in the East Coast area. DC Dance Challenge and Showcase is organized by local members of the USSDC and Forever Dancing LLC, with all competitive dances and levels, plus Salsa and Argentine Tango. Come to dance. Whether a competitor, performer, or spectator there’s something for all to enjoy.

English Country Dance

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Bumper Car Pavilion, $10

Contact: Michael@michaelbarraclough.com

or visit www.michaelbarraclough.com/ECD4FUN

Michael Barraclough presents an English Country dance featuring instruction and dancing to recorded music. Dancing runs from 2:30-5:30 p.m. No partner required; newcomers are encouraged to be present at 2:30 p.m.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, Oct. 14, 7 – 10:30 p.m.

Bumper Car Pavilion, $12 nonmembers/$9 FSGW members

Visit fsgw.org

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by dances with live music by Brooklyn SwingEnsemble from 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Blues Dance

Thursday, Oct. 18, 8:15 – 11:30 p.m.

Ballroom Annex, $8

Contact info@capitalblues.org

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15-9 p.m. offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9-11:30 p.m. to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Ballroom Annex is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

Argentine Tango – An Alternative

Friday, Oct. 19, 6:30 – 11:15 p.m.

Ballroom Annex

Contact Ciardo8130@yahoo.com

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer an alternative Milonga that features DJ Rene Davila who will steer away from the traditional and mix new tunes in creative ways. Check back for full details and admission price. No partner required.

Contra Dance

Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Spanish Ballroom, $9

Contact info@fridaynightdance.org

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance, with caller Janine Smith, to live music by Love Mongrels: Orrin Star on mandolin, guitar, and banjo; Danny Knicely on mandolin, guitar, and percussion; Alexander Mitchell on fiddle; Ralph Gordon on bass, from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Beginners are always welcome.

Contra Sonic

Saturday, Oct. 20, 7:30 – 11 p.m.

Ballroom Annex, $8 nonmembers/$6 FSGW members, youth & students

Contact www.fsgw.org

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents a Contra Sonic dance! The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes, and other couples dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. A lesson will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by dances until 11:30 p.m.

Swing Dance

Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m. – Midnight

Spanish Ballroom

Contact info@dclx.net or visit www.dclx.net

The DC Lindy Exchange presents a memorable night of Swing and Lindy dancing in theSpanish Ballroom. Please check back for band and admissiong information. Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8 p.m. (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight, and join in the fun!

Waltz Dance

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2:45 – 6 p.m.

Spanish Ballroom, $10

Contact info@waltztimedances.org

Waltz Time presents a beginning waltz lesson from 2:45-3:30 p.m., followed by an afternoon of waltzes and other couples dances to live music by Cabaret Sauvignon. Dancing from 3:30-6 p.m. As always, no partner is required for this dance in the Spanish Ballroom, and cost includes lesson.

Family Dance

Sunday, Oct. 21, 3 – 5 p.m.

Bumper Car Pavilion, $5, ages 4+

Contact http://www.fsgw.org

The family dance program is a wonderful addition to the other family-oriented programs at Glen Echo Park. Spend the afternoon dancing with your children. Each of the family dances features live music and dance calling from 3-5 p.m. in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Bring your entire family, neighbors, church or synagogue group, birthday party, and girl- or boy-scout troop. This day features Return of TOTS.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, Oct. 21, 6:30 – 11:15 p.m.

Ballroom Annex, $15/lesson or $10 "dance only"

Contact Ciardo8130@yahoo.com

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30-7:15 p.m. or the intermediate lesson from 7:15-8:15 p.m., or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:15-11:15 p.m. Rene will DJ with a mix of traditional and mueovo tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, Oct. 21, 7 – 10:30 p.m.

Bumper Car Pavilion, $12 nonmembers/$9 FSGW members

Contact fsgw.org

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by dances with live music by Cabaret Sauvignon from 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Blues Dance

Thursday, Oct. 25, 8:15 – 11:30 p.m.

Ballroom Annex, $8

Contact info@capitalblues.org

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15-9 p.m. offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9-11:30 p.m. to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Ballroom Annex is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

Contra Dance

Friday, Oct. 26, 7:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Spanish Ballroom, $9

Contact info@fridaynightdance.org

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Nils Fredland calls to Elixir: Nils Fredland, trombone; Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, fiddle; Jesse Hazzard-Watkins, trumpet and flugelhorn; Anna Patton, clarinet; Owen Morrison, guitar and foot percussion. Beginners are always welcome. Dress up for Halloween and take part in the fancy dress competition.

Swing Dance

Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m. – Midnight

Spanish Ballroom, $15

Contact www.tomcunningham.com

Hear for yourself why Frankie Manning, one of the original White’s Lindy Hoppers and an icon of the swing world, called the Tom Cunningham Orchestra “the Swingin’est Band in all the Land!” The 16-piece orchestra’s appearances at Glen Echo Park are a Washington institution going back to 1983 and celebrated on TV, radio, newspapers, and in books. Beginning swing lesson at 8 p.m. is followed by dancing from 9 p.m.-midnight.

Cajun/Zydeco Dance

Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:30 p.m. – Midnight

Bumper Car Pavilion, $15

Contact: dancingbythebayou@verizon.net or visit dancingbythebayou.com

Dancing by the Bayou presents a Zydeco dance featuring Sammy Naquin & the Zydeco Whips. An introductory Zydeco dance lesson at 8:30 p.m. is followed by dancing from 9 p.m. -midnight. Lesson is included in the price of admission; no partner required.

Ballroom Tea Dance

Sunday, Oct. 28, 3 – 6 p.m.

Spanish Ballroom, $14

Contact: dave@hotsociety.net or visit hotsociety.net

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 p.m. for all levels is followed by dancing to wonderful live music from 3:30-6 p.m. Admission includes the lesson. No partner or prior experience needed.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, Oct. 28, 6:30 – 11:15 p.m.

Ballroom Annex, $15/lesson or $10 "dance only"

Contact Ciardo8130@yahoo.com

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga. Dancers can choose the beginner lesson at 6:30 p.m., the intermediate lesson at 7:15 p.m., or both. Lesson price includes the Milonga that runs from 8:15-11:15 p.m. Rene will DJ with a mix of traditional and mueovo tango. No partner required.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, Oct. 28, 7 – 10:30 p.m.

Spanish Ballroom, $12 nonmembers/$9 FSGW members

Contact www.fsgw.org

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing, including square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couples dances. All dances are taught, no partner necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by dances to live music by Elixir from 7:30-10:30 p.m.