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 at Born 2 Dance (262 Cedar Lane SE, Vienna VA) for our Balboa and Bal-Swing class.

The 6 week series includes a 20 minute practice after class.

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 Born 2 Dance on Sundays

Join us Sundays at Born 2 Dance, 262 Cedar Lane SE, Vienna, VA.

Our beginner lesson starts at 5pm and
our intermediate lesson starts at 6pm in room 1.
Our 8 week beginner and intermediate series will be held on Sundays.

• Fully-vaccinated students only.
•No one will be allowed to attend class without proof of vaccination.
• Pre-registration online only. No registrations will be taken in class.
• Masks required.

During the pandemic, Nick's tranferred ownership and is no longer our dance venue.
Bands we enjoy at Nick's
(listed alphabetically)

 - Bryant McGregory and Super Blues
- The Cutaways

 - Deja Blue Blues Band
- Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes

 - Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers
Four Star Combo

- Gina DeSimone and the Moaners
 - Hula Monsters

 - Jeff Carmella Band
- Johnny and The Headhunters

- Karl Stoll and the Danger Zone
   - King Teddy

- The Rock-A-Sonics
 - Scott Ramminger and the Crawstickers

- The Smokin’ Polecats
 - Soul Tones of Swing

  - Terri and The Back Alley Rhythm Cats
Tongue in Cheek

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

- will resume when public social events are allowed at the park -
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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