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We love new dancers!  Sign up online, use the voucher code FIRSTTIME, and your first drop-in lesson plus your first Tuesday night dance is on us!

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Our Dances

Tuesday Nights: The New Columbia Social

"The Social" is our weekly dance.  It runs from 9:00 to 11:30 every Tuesday night in the beautiful Josephine Butler Parks Center.  We regularly feature many of the best DJs in the DC area, not to mention occasional bands, vinyl nights, and other fun stuff.

Admission to the dance always comes with complimentary admission to our drop-in lesson beforehand.  And, when you sign up for one of our regular series classes, your admission to the dance is included with the price of the class,

The New Columbia Social

Josephine Butler Parks Center
2437 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Admission: $10 DJ nights ($7 for students/military), band nights vary
(includes free drop-in lesson)

Tuesday, September 26th

Social dance from 9-11pm. Vaccinations required. Masks recommended. Admission includes a beginner lesson from 8-9pm, no partner or experience necessary!


The New Columbia Special

The New Columbia Special is our series of occasional dances at the timeless Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom.  We bring in some of our favorite bands, and then we dance.  Plus, you will be hard-pressed to find a better venue for dancing anywhere!

The New Columbia Special

Glen Echo Park
7300 Macarthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD 20812

$20 ($15 for students/military)
(includes free drop-in lesson)

October 7th, 2023

Join us in the beautiful Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park to dance the night away to the dulcet tones of the Boilermaker Jazz Band! An introductory swing dance lesson from 8-9 pm is included with admission, followed by dancing from 9 pm-midnight. Bring your proof of vaccination.

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