Dabe and Janelle

Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, Big Band, and More!

Dabe and Janelle

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6-Week Series of Balboa and Bal-Swing Lessons

Join us Sundays in Vienna, Virginia, at Born 2 Dance Studio (305 Maple Avenue West) for our Balboa and Bal-Swing class starting November 6th (NOTE: No class on Sunday, November 27). 
The 6 week series includes a 20 minute practice after class.  The next series will start January 8, 2017.

We will focus on Lollies, Toss-Outs, and Cross-Overs — staples of the open-connection Balboa known as "Bal Swing."  You'll fine-tune your footwork, solidify your stretch, and create a better connection with your partner, the music, and with the dance floor itself.  No previous Balboa experience necessary.


8-Week Series of Swing Dancing Lessons

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.
   Our 7 week beginner and intermediate series begins on Wednesday, November 2.
(NOTE: No class on Wednesday, November 23).

Next 8 week series will begin January 4, 2017.
Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.


Open Dancing from 9-11pm in the front room every Wednesday!
DJ Nights -- $6 cover
Bands -- $10 cover
FREE if you're in class.
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Bands schedule for 2016! (First and third Wednesdays of the month)
October 19 -- Soul Tones of Swing
November 2 -- The Colliders
November 16 -- The Smokin’ Polecats
December 7 -- The Grandsons
December 21 -- King Teddy
Holiday break
January 4, 2017 -- 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, October 21, 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

Saturday, October 22, How to Add Balboa to Your Swing Dancing Repertoire
DanceFXBG, 1145 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
Located in Fredericksburg's Eagle Village Shopping Center, across the walking bridge from Mary Washington University, near the Hyatt Hotel and Giant food store.
Just as you mix Charleston, Eight-Count Lindy Hop (Whips and Circles), and Six-Count East Coast Swing, you can learn to smoothly transition into and out of Pure Balboa and Bal-Swing, regardless of tempo and/or music style.
Drop-in Workshop 4-6pm, $25

Friday, November 11, BALBOA DJ DANCE PARTY
Tonight's dance relocates to the Arcade Building, Room 202. Enter the building by the big neon POPCORN sign, then up to the second floor.
Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD
Drop-in beginner Balboa lesson 8:30-9pm, DJ dance 9-11:30pm, $10

Friday, December 16, 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

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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