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 Tysons Ballroom and DanceSport (8032 Leesburg Pike, Suite 201, Tysons Corner, VA 22182) for our Balboa and Bal-Swing class starting once it is safe to dance again.

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 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 8 week beginner and intermediate series will be held on Wednesdays.

Next 8 week series will begin once it is safe to have social gatherings.
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.
Bands we enjoy at Nick's
(listed alphabetically)
(First and third Wednesdays of each month once social distancing allows)

 - 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

Scheduled dances - TBA

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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