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SwingOutDC's Guide to Dancing in Washington DC, Baltimore & Beyond
See SwingoutDC Guide to Venues for an extensive list of venues and their activities.
- 100 Club,
The. 100 Oxford Street, London W1 United Kingdom.
. Monday nights feature London's original swing (Lindy Hop)
dance club, Stompin' at the 100 Club.
- 219 Basin Street
Lounge. Two Nineteen Restaurant, 219 King Street,
Alexandria VA 22314. (703) 549-1141. Creole Restaurant
with jazz in its Basin Street Lounge . Sunday Afternoon Jam Session 1-5pm hosted by the Adam Friedman
Quartet (No Cover). Performance Times Tues-Thurs 8pm-12am; Fri-Sat 9pm-1am). Bands include Swing Speak.
- 8x10 Club,
The. 8-10 Cross St. (Federal Hill Area), Baltimore MD.
(410) 625-2000. Venue for live music including zydeco and
- 9:30 Club. 815 V St, NW, Washington DC.
202-393-0930. Concert venue that books neo-swing bands,
including Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Royal Crown Revue, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Brian Setzer, and Indigo
Swing. Extremely limited dance space.
- 92nd Street Y. Harkness Dance Center,
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York NY 10128. 212-996-1100. Saturday night dances rotate through
Argentine Tango, Ballroom, Swing, and Salsa.
- A Place To Dance LLC. 13102
Pavilion Lane, Fairfax VA 22033. 703-968-7015 (fax: 703-502-0796) (email@example.com). Weekly Friday night swing dance to live music with predance workshop.
Sunday afternoon swing class series and general dancing.
- Addy's Lounge.
Best Western Battlefield Inn, 10820 Balls Ford Rd., Manassas VA. 703-361-8000. Manassas restaurant with live, mostly country-western, music.
1517 Connecticut Ave NW (Dupont Circle Metro), Washington DC. (202)-387-1416. Live bands with minimal dance area.
Restaurant. Tysons I Shopping Center, Tysons Corner VA.
(703)-847-6610. Retaurant with swing dancing on Friday &
Sunday, and lindy hop group classes on Sunday.
- Aroma Company Tobacco Shop and Lounge.
3417 Connecticut Ave NW (Cleveland Park across from Uptown Theater) ,
Washington DC 20008. (202) 244-7995. Cigar & Martini bar
with live music including
- Ascot Restaurant & Club
. 1708 L St, NW, Washington DC 20036. 202-296-7640. Restaurant with weekly dancing (Hustle on Tue, Salsa
3000. 11445 Pulaski Hwy, White Marsh MD 21162 . (410)
335- 7111. Club with weekly Thursday and Sunday swing
dances. Monthly venue for Swing Speak.
- Avalon Dance Studio. 624 Fredrick Road,
Catonsville MD. 410-869-9771. Dance studio with group
classes, weekly dances, and special events
- Bad Habits.
5444 Columbia Pike, Arlington VA. (703)-998-5808. Live bands with minimal dance floor
- Bayou, The.
3135 K Street, NW (Georgetown), Washington DC. 202-333-2897 (firstname.lastname@example.org?SUBJECT=Bayou
Mail). Georgetown club that sometimes books swing
- Belvedere Hotel. 1 E Chase St,
Baltimore MD 21202. (410) 783 1332 (email@example.com). Converted hotel with public restaurants and bars. The 12th floor has Ballroom (buffet, lessons,
and dancing) on Wednesday and Swing on Thursday. Music at the 13th Floor bar Wed-Sat.
- Bentz Street Raw Bar. 6 S.
Bentz St, Frederick MD. (301)-694-9134 (firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com). Live music with minimal dance floor
- Bethesda Dancesport. 4916 St. Elmo Ave, Bethesda MD. 301-657-2710 or 301-657-2713
(lamar.Carlson@noaa.gov). Ballroom studio with classes(Tue),
practice sessions (Su,Tu-Sa) and dances (Sat); focus is International Standard.
- Bethesda Swing Dance. Bethesda Dancesport, 4916 St. Elmo Ave, Bethesda MD. (firstname.lastname@example.org). Saturday swing dance sponsored by a private group; sometimes with guest
- Big Mama's.
Days Inn, 30 Keller Avenue, Lancaster PA. 717-299-5700, ext5 .
Swing and Hustle dancing Wednesday & Fridays.
- Birchmere, The. 3701 Mount Vernon
Avenue, Alexandria VA. (703)-549-7500. Concert venue that
features dancing at the new Birchere Band Stand.
- Black Cat. 1831
14th St NW, Washington DC. (202)-667-7960. Concert venue
that books some swing bands including Peaches O'Dell and her He-Man Orchestra
- Blackie's &
Lulu's. 6710 Commerce St., Springfield VA. (703)
971-4200. A C-W nightclub, restaurant, and bar with a
separate bar in the back, Lulu's, that has shag (Wed), hustle (Thu) and salsa (Sun) dancing.
- Blob's Park. 8024 Blob's Park
Road, Jessup MD 20794. (410) 799-0155. German style beer
and polka hall with swing on the third Thursdays. Polka band on Fri, Sat, Sun; the band also plays some
swing, waltz, cha-cha, two-step, and tango.
- Blue 'n Gold Brewing
Co.. 3100 N Clarendon Rd, Arlington VA. (703)-908-4995. Live music, including swing bands (e.g.,Swing Speak), but not much dance
- Bohager's Bar & Grill. 515 S. Eden
Street (corner of Fleet & Eden in Fells Point), Baltimore MD. 410-563-7220 (email@example.com).
Live music venue with Swing happy hour on Fridays.
- Boumi Temple,
The. 4900 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD. . I think this has closed as a dance venue.
- Brasil Sol Y Mar. 2519 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington DC. (202) 463-3025. Brazilian Restaurant with
Nightclub on Fri & Sat.
- Bravo Bravo.
1001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20036. (202)
223-5330. Salsa Nights on Wed. Fri + Sat
Cowboy. 724 Pine St, Herndon VA 22070. (703) 435-3800. Herndon Restaurant that features live music (blues,
zydeco) and Latin dancing (Fri).
- Cafe Alantico. 405 Eighth St NW, Washington
DC 20009. (202) 393-0812. Restaurant with an occasional
- Cafe Chicane. 15 South High Street,
West Chester PA. 610-696-6660 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Restaurant and adjoining cigar/martini bar with swing lessons. Live music Thurs-Sat
- Cancun Cantina. 7501 Old
Telegraph Rd., Glenn Burnie MD. 410-761-6188 (email@example.com). Country-western restaurant/nightclub with dancing & lessons.
- Casey Community
Center. 801 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg MD. 301-258-6366. The City of Gaithersburg Parks & Recreation
Deparment,301-258-6350, sponsors country western dance lessons on Wednesday
- Cat's Eye Pub,
The. 1730 Thames St., Baltimore MD. 410)
276-9085. Regular venue for zydeco and blues
- Catonsville Armory. 130 Mellor Avenue ,
Catonsville MD. 410-377-7410. A venue for Swing Baltimore
- Catonsville Community
College Barn Theatre. Catonsville Community College,
800 South Rolling Rd, Baltimore MD 21228. . The Baltimore
Folk Music Society hosts monthly dances
(Bertolotto's). 2619 Columbia Pike, Arlington Virginia
22204. (703) 685-0790. Salsa dancing on Thurs & Sat; live
bands on weekends.
- Centerville Dance Academy.
14215-J Centerville Square, Centerville VA. 703-331-2234 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Royce and Jody White host a Friday night swing dance.
Place. 5854 Urbana Pk, Frederick MD. 301-682-3800. Country-western restaurant/nightclub with dancing
(Su,Wed-Sat) & lessons.
1055 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington DC. (202) 298-8222.
Georgetown restaurant with Salsa dancing Thurs-Sat. Also the Capitol
Steps on Friday.
- Cherry Hill RV Park Club
House. 9800 Cherry Hill Road, College Park MD. (703)
309-8171 or 0895. Weekly Tuesday and Wednesday dances,
and monthly weekend dances
- Chevy Chase Ballroom. 5207 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington DC. (202)-363-8344 (email@example.com).
Ballroom studio with classes (Lindy on Mon, Ballroom Mon-Sun) and
dances (Lindy on Monday, Ballroom on Fri, Tango on Sat)
- Chief Ike's Mambo Room.
1725 Columbia RD (between 17th &18th streets), Adams Morgan, NW, Washington DC.
(202)332-2211. Mambo classes on Monday.
- Club 925.
Valley Forge Sheraton, King of Prussia PA. . Mondays, Hustle, Latin and West Coast swing dancing.
- Club Heaven &
Hell. 2327 18th Street, NW Washington DC. 202-667-4355. Used to have Salsa lesson and dancing on
- Club Hollywood. 30 Hudson St (Formerly Buddy's Late Night), Annapolis MD. 410-266-5888. Night Club with different theme every night (Mon Swing, Tues C/W, Wed
Hand Dance, Thu-Sun Assorted Freestyle).
- Club Winners
. 7203 Little River Turnpike, Annandale VA. 703-941-6001. DJ music during the week.
- Clydes (Chevy Chase). 70
Wisconsin Circle (Friendship Heights Metro stop), Chevy Chase MD. (301)-951-9600
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Live music, including swing bands,
with small dance area
- Coco Loco.
810 7th St. NW (Near Chinatown and Metro), Washington DC. (202)
289-2626. Salsa/Merengue/International/Latin Rock: Thu, Fri,
Sat (Merengue classes on Wednesdays at 8:30. Live Salsa bands on Fridays.)
- Coconuts (formerly The
Other Place). 1629 Crain Highway, Crofton MD 21114.
(301) 261-3366. DC Hand Dancing lessons and dancing on
- College Park Ballroom Dance Club. College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park MD. 202-861-1934
(email@example.com). Ballroom studio with classes and
dances. Monthly Wed dance.
- Continental Club (Irving Plaza). 17
Irving Place (at E 15th Street near Union Square), New York NY 10003. 212-533-0453, 212-777-6800. Concert venue that features dancing on Sunday
with the New York Swing Dance Society.
- Copacabana. 617 W 57th St
(Between 11th and 12th Aves), New York NY. 212-582-2672 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Elegant Latin dance club with some hustle in the back room. Regularly
features very popular live acts(see schedule).
Bands on Tues,Fri,Sat. Tuesday night after work party begins at 6:00 p.m (with buffet). Friday and
Saturday nights open from 9:30 til 4:00 a.m.
- Corcoran Museum. 500 17th Street,
NW, Washington DC 20006. 202-639-1700 (hotline), 202-639-1781 (special events), 202-639-1800
(School of Art), 888-Corcoran (email@example.com). Museum and School of Art with variety of activities including Sunday Gospel Brunch 11:00am-2:00
pm in the Café des Artistes (info at 202-639-1786); Wednesday free Lunch Time Jazz concert series 12:30pm-1:30pm in the Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium (info at 202-639-1781); and occassional swing
- Cowboy Cafe South. 2421 Columbia
Pike, Arlington VA. 703-486-3467. Live music with limited
- Crush. 2323 18th St, Adams Morgan, NW, Washington DC. . Club with Wednesday Swing nights.
- Crystal Ballroom. 728
Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington DE 19809. 302-764-3262 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Ballroom studio with classes and dances.
- Dance Factory.
954 N. Monroe Street, Arlington VA 22201. (703) 528-9770 (email@example.com). Ballroom studio with classes and dances (Fri-Sun)
- Dance Manhattan. 39 West 19th
Street, 5th Floor, New York NY 10011. (212) 807-0802 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Ballroom studio with classes and dances. Features include Hustle and Latin Sundays, Lindy Hop workshops with International
teachers, Argentine Tango classes & milongas, and monthly classes with visiting west coast swing
- Dance With Me. 22360-D101
Sterling Blvd, South, Sterling Plaza, Sterling VA. 703-444-3061 (email@example.com). Ballroom studio with dances (Fri) and classes.
- Dancers. 4609 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase MD.
(301) 656-0595. Dance studio with classes and special
- Dancesport Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio. 1845 Broadway (at 60th Street), New York NY 10023. (212) 307-1111
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Ballroom Studio with Classes
- Dancin' Country Dance
Studio. 8300 Merrifield Ave, Fairfax VA. (301)
438-3354. Ballroom studio.
- Dawn Crafton Dance
Center. 7601 C Airpark Road, Gaithersburg MD. 301-840-8400. Dance studio with Friday night swing lessons and
- DC Live. 932 F Street NW, Washington DC. . Nightclub with Latin Thursdays.
- Denim &
Diamonds. 511 Lexington Avenue (between 47th and 48th
Streets), New York NY. 212-371-1600. Restaurant in in theHotel Lexington with a country-western focus. Has swing
dancing on Wednesday.
1526 14th St NW, Washington DC. (202) 234-5740. Restaurant/nightclub with Tango Mondays and Salsa
- Double R
Saloon. 22330 Sterling Blvd (formerly First Break Cafe),
Sterling VA. 703-421-8920 (Restaurant/nightclub with country-western music, dancing (Tu-Sa), and
- Drama. 201 Broad Ave & Rte 1 & 9, Fairview NJ. 201-943-9500. Sunday Hustle dancing and lessons.
- DuShor. 7800
Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda MD. (301) 656-7434 (Duemail@example.com). Ballroom studio with dances and classes
- East End Athletic
Club. 5 S Center Street, Westminster MD. 410-857-4445. Lindy classes and dancing on Tuesday.
- Eclipse. 2820 Bladensburg Road, N.E.,
Washington DC. 20018. (202) 526-3533 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Smooth and EZ Hand Dance Institute classes on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays
- Edge Restaurant . 4100 Main
Street (formerly River Deck Restaurant), Manayunk PA 19127. 215-483-4100
(email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org). Restaurant and club with a Wednesday swing night.
- Egypt. 520 North Delaware Ave.,
Philadelphia PA. 215-922-6500. Club with three rooms, each
with a different type of music —
hip-hop, funk, and progressive. Wednesday no-alcohol dance party for ages 17 to 24. Has a room that
plays hustle music on the weekends.
- Eighth Floor. 800 North Delaware Ave.,
Philadelphia PA. 215-922-1000. Nightclub with Swing Fridays
and Hustle Sundays.
- Eleventh Hour.
1520 14th Street, NW, Washington DC. (202) 234-0886. Restaurant (dinner only) and nightclub. During week music is mixture of International and house,
Thursdays is Latin, Friday and Saturday is Jazz and Top 40 dance music.
2122 P Street NW, Washington DC 20037. (202) 822-8909.
Straight friendly nightclub with Latin dancing Thurs-Fri.
- Experimental Movements
Concepts. 3618 Falls Road, Baltimore MD. . Lindy classes on Wednesdays
- Fat Lulu's.
1818 Maryland Ave., Baltimore MD. (410) 685-4665. Cajun and Creole food, 16 different draft beers, and live music Wednesday-Saturday nights.
Tuesday's. 10673 Bradock Rd. (near Ox Rd. and close to
George Mason University), Fairfax VA. (703) 385-5717. Live
music with limited dance floor
- Feather and Three. 2433
North Harrison St (Corner of Lee Hwy & Harrison St), Arlington VA. 703-538-4633
(email@example.com). Ballroom studio with classes and
- Felix 2406 18th
St. Adams Morgan, Washington DC. 202-483 3549.
Live music, including swing bands, with limited dance
- Fellini's. 1800 M St., NW, Washington DC 20036. (202) 785-1177. Restaurant with live jazz on Thursday, International dancing on Friday,and
Latin dancing on Saturday.
- First Christian
Church. 5802 Roland Avenue(Between Northern Parkway
& Lake), Baltimore MD. . FNSC hosts dancing and lessons on
- Five Spot, The.
5 Bank Street (Old City), Philadelphia PA. 215-574-0070. Swing lessons & dancing on Sun, Tues, Wed, & Fri. Latin/Salsa lessons & dancing on
- Fort Myers Community
Center. Rte 27 Wash. Blvd. & Ft. Meyer Drive., Arlington
VA. . Jitterbug lessons and dancing on Sunday and twice
monthly Saturday dances (alternates between hustle & west coast swing).
- Friday Night Swing Dance Club.
8520 Drumwood Road, Baltimore MD 21286. (410) 583-7337 (fax 410-847-9019)
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Promotes dances and classes in the
- Galaxy Club.
Southgate shopping center, 155 Hillwood Avenue (Annandale Rd &
Hillwood Ave), Falls Church VA. . Club at Vietnamese
Restaurant that features swing, salsa, Latin and hustle dancing and lessons during the week and turns
into a Vietnamese night club over the weekend.
- Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom.
7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo Maryland. (301) 492-6282. Lessons and socials throughout the week in a variety of dance genres.
- Gold Bull Grand
Cafe. 7 Dalamar St., Gaithersburg MD. . Venue for periodic country-western dances.
Groupies. Longbranch Community Center, Social Hall A,
8700 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring MD. (301) 439-4815. ***
Village. 1834 Columbia Road, NW, Washington DC. (202)
462-6310. Salsa/Merengue/etc.: Wed through Sat after 9pm
(Salsa lessons Wed-Fri; Argentine Tango lessons on Sat.)
- Harry's Bar.
1220 N Charles (& Biddle St.), Baltimore MD. . Restaurant/bar with live music on weekends. Zydeco classes Sunday nights
and Zydeco bands as scheduled.
Pennsylvania 6-5000, 3619 Fisk Ave., Philadelphia PA 19129. 215-951-9756 (email@example.com). Promoter of swing events in the
Philadelphia area including weekly events at the at The Five Spot.
- Hollywood Ballroom. 2126 Industrial
Parkway, Silver Spring MD 20904. (301) 622-5494 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Ballroom dancing Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun. Latin dancing on Thu.
- Hutch's dance
studio. 3409 Silver Maple Place, Falls Church VA 22042.
(703) 698-9811 (email@example.com). Classes and
- Irving Plaza Ballroom,
The. The Continental Club, 15th Street & Irving Place, New
York NY. . Big Band Swing with The New York Swing Dancing
- Izaak Walton
League. 12230 McCrossin Lane (off Traviloh Road),
Rockville MD. .
4728 14th Street NW, Washington DC. (202) 829-3380. Salsa/Merengue/Bachata: Fri, Sat, Sun 10pm-3am
Restaurant. 4 West Main St., Westminster MD. (410)
876-0101. Live Swing Trio on Wed; small dance
- Johnson Center,
The. George Mason University, Fairfax VA. . Swing dancing on Wed.
- Julito's. 4300 University Blvd., Hyattsville MD. (301) 439-0200. Merengue/Salsa/Cumbia/Bachata: Fri, Sat, Sun 10pm-3am
The. 1330 E. Gude Dr., Rockville MD. (301)
217-5820. ***** CLOSED ****
- K2 Dance Studio. Sunrise
Plaza, 10800E Rhode Island Ave., Beltsville MD. 301-937-7076 (K2Dance@aol.com). Ballroom studio with classes and dances
- Kala Kala.
2439 18th St NW, Washington DC 20009. (202) 232-5433. African/Reggae/Zouk: Wed-Sat
- KatManDu. Mercer County Waterfront
Park, 50 Riverview Executive Plaza, Rte 29, Trenton NJ 08611. 609-393-7300 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Restaurant/bar with an Island theme. Swing on Sun,
Blues on Wed, Country on Mon, DJ Dance Parties on Tue & Thu, and live bands Fri-Sun.
- King Peppers.
808 King St, Alexandria VA. 703-683-5124. Restaurant with
swing dancing on Thursdays.
- La Copa.
5171 Lee Highway, Arlington VA. (703) 536-1884. Merengue/Cumbia/Salsa: Fri, Sat 10:00pm-2:00am
- La Fontaine Bleu at Glen
Burnie. 7514 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie MD. 410-760-4115. Dinner and Country-Western dancing on Tuesdays
- La Fontaine Bleu at
Lanham. 7963 Annapolis Rd, Lanham MD. 301-731-4333. Dinner and Country-Western dancing on
- Langway's Restaurant &
Sports Bar. 9430 Annapolis Rd, Lanham MD.
301-577-7997. DC Hand Dancing on Fridays.
- Latin Jazz
Alley. 1721 Columbia Road NW, Washington DC. (202)
328-6190. Salsa lessons/dancing (Wed,Fri,Sat) and home of
dcMambo's Mambo Thursdays.
- Leon's. 1250 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington DC. 202-638-3589
(email@example.com). Argentine Tango lessons and dancing
on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
- Lewie's. 6845 Reed Street
(Corner of Woodmont & Bethesda Ave), Bethesda MD 20814. 301-652-1600.. Jazz, rock, and rhythm & blues club with a Sunday Night Swing.
- Little Texas.
8014 Pulaski Hwy, Rosedale MD. 410-574-0696. Country-western dancing and lessons (Tues-Sun).
- London Swing Dance
Society, The. 31 Rashleigh House, Thanet Street, London
WC1H 9ER United Kingdom . 0171 387 1011 (SwingUK@zetnet.co.uk). The LSDS founded in 1986 by Simon Selmon promotes swing dancing by hosting dances,
classes, and performances. Projects include the Sugar Foot Stompers performance troupe and the Lindy
Hop Shop Ltd.
- Louisiana Community Bar & Grill. 622 Broadway (between Houston & Bleeker Sts.), New York NY. 212-460-9633 (LouComm@aol.com
). Cajun & Creole Restaurant with free live music 7 nights a
week (Blues - Swing - Jazz - Zydeco - Rockabilly ). Regular lindy/swing dance nights are Mon, Tues, &
McCain. 10 W. College Ter, Frederick MD. 301-695-7200
. Country-western dancing Wed-Sun.
- Lucky Bar.
1221 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington DC. (202) 331-3733.
Salsa lessons and dancing on Monday, and swing lessons and dancing
- Lulu's Club Mardi Gras . 1217 22nd
Street, NW (22nd & M), Washington DC. 202-861-5858 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Salsa lessons and dancing on Tuesday, Argentine Tango lessons and
dancing on Tuesday, and swing lessons and dancing on Wednesday.
- LuLu's at Blackie's
. 6710 Commerce St., Springfield VA. (703) 971-4200.
. Lulu's is the "back room" of Blackie's a C-W nightclub,
restaurant, and bar.
- Lyon Park Community
Center. 414 No. Fillmore, Arlington VA. . Venue for classes under aegis of Washington Ski Club
- Madam's Organ. 2461 18th St, NW, Washington DC. 202-667-5370 (email@example.com). Blues bar in Adams Morgan with live music nightly.
- Marriott Hunt Valley
Inn. 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley MD 21031.
- Maryland Youth
Ballet. 7702 Woodmont Ave., Suite 203 Studio I, Bethesda
MD. (301) 652-2232. Venue for classes and
- Meadowbrook Recreation
Center (Candy Cane City). Meadowbrook Drive, Chevy
Chase MD. . An Argentine Tango venue in its The Old Stone
House alias. Contact Flying Feet Enterprises at 301-299-8728
for more information.
- Monique's Golden Comb. 1916 9th
Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20014. (202) 387-4858 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Smooth & EZ Hand Dance Institute classes on Tuesdays
Sally's. 11210 Grandview Ave, Wheaton MD. 301-429-0021 (Live music with limited dance space).
2004 Green Spring Dr. (at the Timonium
Holiday Inn), Timonium MD. 410-252-7373. Country-western
dancing and lessons Tuesday-Sunday.
- New Baltimore Hand
Dance Association, Charm City Dancers. 2270 Park Hill
Avenue, Baltimore MD 21211. 410-523-0575, 410-331-7533 (voice mail). Organizes hand dancing classes (Tu,We,Sa), dances (Su,We,Th), and parties.
- New Baltimore Hand Dancing Inc., The. Green Spring Middle School, 4701 Green Spring Avenue, Baltimore MD. (410) 331-7533 or
(410-523-0575 - 7a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) (email@example.com). Smooth & EZ Hand Dance Institute classes Tuesday
- New Haven Lounge,
The. 1551 Havenwood Rd., Baltimore MD. (410)
366-7416. Live music venue; primarily jazz, blues, and
Cabaret. 415 South 2nd Street (btw South Street and
Pine), Philadelphia PA. 215-627-9801. Swing dancing on
Tuesdays and Thursdays (big band).
- Nick's. 642 S Pickett St., Alexandria VA.
(703) 751-8900. Swing dancing & lessons on Mond, Fri, Sat;
Salsa dancing and lessons on Tuesdays; and Country-western dancing & lessons on
- North River
Bar. 145 Hudson St. (at corner of Hubert, below Canal St.),
New York NY. 212-226-9411. West Coast Swing dancing with
John Festa on Tuesdays.
- Old Stone
House. Meadowbrook Lane (Rock Creek Park), Chevy
Chase MD. . . Flying Feet Enterprises sponsors an Argentine
Tango/Milonga on the second and last Fridays of the month.
- Orchard Ballroom (formerly First Step) .
8819 Orchard Tree Lane, Towson MD. 410-321-9181. Ballroom studio with classes and dances.
- Oxford Tavern (The Zoo
Bar). 3000 Connecticut Ave NW (Woodley Park Metro),
Washington DC. (202)-232-4225 (Live music with limited dance space).
- Ozio Martini & Cigar
Lounge. 1835 K Street NW , Washington DC. .
Swing happy hour on Tuesdays.
- P3s. Rosecroft Shopping Center, 3285
Brinkley Road, Temple Hills MD. (301) 894-7660 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Smooth & EZ Hand Dance Institute classes held on Saturdays & Tuesdays
- Paper Moon.
1069 31st Street NW, Washington DC. (202) 965-6666. International/House/Salsa/Merengue dancing on Sat.
- Paris Bisou
Restaurant. 1338 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington DC
20007. 202-333-5886. Argentine Tango on Thursdays and
- Phantasmagoria. , . .
Schedule bands weekly; some of which are danceable
- Poli-Tiki Subterranean Tiki Bar. 319
Penn Ave, SE [Capitol Hill], Washington DC. 202-546-1001 (email@example.com). "Swing is the thing! Every weekend at Poli-Tiki hear Sinatra, Glenn Miller,
Big [Bad] Voodoo Daddy, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Les Brown, Ella and the Duke, The Royal Crowns, Benny
Goodman, Kay Kaisar, Doris Day, and Indigo Swing."
- Polly Esther's.
605 12th Street NW, between F & G Streets, Washington DC. 202-737-1970
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Retro (70's) night club.
200 N. Glebe Road, Arlington VA. (703) 527-8200. Cumbia/Merengue/Salsa
- Progressive Dance
Studio. 7 High Street, Nutley NJ. (973) 235-9835.
Ballroom Studio with Hustle dancing on Sundays.
- Randy's California
Inn. Route 1 & Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel MD. 301-725-4103. Restaurant that features live music from the '50s,
'60s and '70s (sometimes Daryl Davis) on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
- Red Moon
Saloon. Holiday Inn, Fair Oaks VA. 703-352-2525.
Country-western dancing and lessons Mon-Sat.
- Red's Texas
Barbecue. 8950 Annapolis Rd, Lanham MD. 301-459-4250. Country-western night on
- Rhodeside Grill. 1836 Wilson Blvd.
(Corner of Rhodes and Wilson), Arlington VA. (703) 243-0145. Venue of live music including swing and zydeco
- Roots Cafe, The. St. John's
Church, 27th & Saint Paul Streets., 2640 Saint Paul Street (Charles Village), Baltimore MD 21218. 410-880-3883. Venue of live roots music including
239 W. 52 , New York NY. 212-245-5761;. Concert venue with dancing that features some of the major swing
- S.O.B'S (Sounds of Brazil). 200
Varick Street (at Houston St.), New York NY 10014. (212) 243-4940 (email@example.com). Restaurant/nightclub that features Brazilian, Latin, and International music
and dancing. Live shows regularly. Latin Mondays.
- Saints Cafe. 827 Teaneck Road,
Teaneck NJ 07666. 201-833-1100. Restaurant/nightclub with
hustle dancing on Saturdays.
- Sandra Cameron Dance Center. 20 Cooper
Square, New York NY 10003. 212-674-0505 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Ballroom studio with classes and dances. Frankie Manning teaches here.
- Scottish Rite Temple,
The. 3900 N. Charles Street, Baltimore Maryland.
(410-583-7337). A Friday Night Swing Club venue.
(formerly The Gingerbread Man)566-A Ritchie Highway (In thePark Plaza
Strip Mall), Severna Park MD. (410) 554-4705. Venue for live
music including zydeco bands
- Skinifatz. , Woodridge VA. 703-550-9252 (SuperSho@ix.netcom.com). Night Club with C/W
on Wed & Sat.
- South Beach.
18th and Colombia Rd (Adams Morgan), NW Washington. DC
(202-234-0774). *** Closed ***
- South Harbor
Pier. South Harbor Pier, Deck Bar, 100 Harbor View Dr, off
Key Hwy, Baltimore MD. . Swing Happy Hour every Friday
5-10pm until Fall 1998. Free live local swing bands.
- Spiral Flight Yoga
Center. 1726 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (between R and S),
2nd floor, Washington DC. . Argentine Tango lessons and
dancing some Fridays and most Saturdays.
- Spurs. 2106 Crain Highway (MD Route
301), Pinefield South Shopping Center, Waldorf Md. (301) 843-9964 (email@example.com). Country-western bar with CW and DC Hand Dancing (Wed)
- Spy Club.
805 15th Street NW, Washington DC 20005. (202) 289-1779.
Salsa dancing on Saturdays.
3919 Eastern Ave., Highlandtown Baltimore. MD (410-342-8462). Sunday Open Mic Night; Tuesday Karaoke;
Wed-Sat CW dancing to live music.
- Stables at Westminster,
The. 452 E. Main St. (intersection of Rt. 97 & East Main/Rt.
32), Westminster MD. 410) 840-8181. Neighborhood
restaurant and lounge with CW dancing Thurs-Sat on small parquet dance floor.
- Stamp Student Union (Ballroom at
Maryland). Box 152, University of MD, College Park
MD 20742. (Ballroom@NetInnovation.com). Ballroom classes
- Stepping Out Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio . 1780 Broadway (at 57th), New York NY. 212-245-5200
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Ballroom studio with group
and private classes, weekly dance events, and special workshops.
- Strathmore Hall Arts
Center. 10701 Rockville Pike (Rt 355), Bethesda MD.
(301) 530-0540. Venue for live music
- Summit Hall Farm Park
Activity Center. 506 S. Fredrick Ave., Gaithersburg MD.
301-258-6350. The City of Gaithersburg Parks & Recreation
sponsors a series of friday night dances.
- Sunset Grille.
7250 Columbia Pike, Annandale VA. 703-658-0928. Live music with limited dance area
- Supper Club. 240 W 47th Street
(Between 8th & Broadway), New York NY. (212)921-1940 (SupperClub@aol.com). Vintage decor, big bands and dancing. Jacket required. House big band at
8pm followed by late night swing at 11:00pm with a top swing bands.
- Surfside 7.
48 South River Road (Rte 2 on south end of South River bridge in
Annapolis), Edgewater MD 21037. 410-956-8075. Swing
dancing to live music on Wed.
- Swing 46 Jazz & Supper Club. 349
West 46th Street, New York NY. 212-262-9554 (email@example.com). Live jazz and swing music nightly. Free dance lessons by Dance Manhattan Studios at
- Swing Baltimore. 624 Frederick
Rd, Catonsville MD. 410-377-7410. Founded in 1988, Swing
Baltimore is a volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of swing
dance and music.
- Swingtime Dance Studio.
16452 Bellflower Blvd (LA area), Bellflower CA. 652-867-2928 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Dance Studio with classes and dances.
- Takoma Station Tavern. 6914
Fourth Street, NW, Washington DC. 202-829-1999 & 202-829-1937. Jazz club that features top national and local talent. Also Sunday night Reggae with DC's finest
Roots and Dancehall bands.
- Tall Cedars.
2501 Putty Hill Ave., Parkville MD. (410-583-7337) (May be inactive as a
Friday Night Swing Club venue.).
- That's Dancing Ballroom Dance Studio. 8610 Baltimore Washington Blvd., Suite 203, Jessup MD. 301-776-0085 or
410-792-0091 (email@example.com). Ballroom studio with
classes and dances.
- The Club .
1213 K Street, NW, Washington DC. . Dancing on weekends
- The Greatest Bar on Earth at Windows on the World.
One World Trade Center, 107th floor, New York NY. 212/524-7000. Live swing bands most weekends. DJs spin mix of
lounge, rhythm and blues, swing and jazz.
- The Other Place (now
Coconuts). 1629 Crain Highway, Crofton MD 21114. .
((301) 261-3366.). Now called Coconuts; see
Armory. 307 Washington Avenue, Towson MD. .
A Friday Night Swing
- Tropix. The McLean Hilton, Tysons Corner VA. (703) 734-0660. Hotel Bar with DJ'ed music; Wednesday is Disco, Thursday is Salsa, and
Fri/Sat is Top 40 & Club dance music.
- Trump Marina. Huron Avenue &
Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic City NJ 08401. 1-800-777-8477. The Wave dance club has Swing
night every Sunday at 8pm. The Shell a
music venue. Grand Cayman
headline musical acts.
Zone. 601 Commerce Drive (off Caton Ave, just south of
Baltimore), Halethorpe MD 21227. 410-737-8000 Hot Line (410-813-4111 directions). Large after-hours club featuring high energy dance music, elaborate lighting
effects and excellent sound system. Dance floor can hold hundreds. Open Thursday to Saturday from
midnight to 5:00am. Hustle dancing on Tuesday night.
- Twist & Shout.
4800 Auburn Ave, Bethesda MD. (301) 652-3383. *** Closed
- Universal Dance
Center. Rt. 130 & Haddon Ave.(near Cooper River),
Collinswood NJ. 609-869-0010. Tuesday hustle lesson and
Friday hustle lesson and dancing.
- V.F.W. Hall of
Washington Township (NJ). 639 Jefferson Ave,
Washington Township NJ. 201-666-8220.
- Vienna Tap &
Grill. 146 E. Maple Ave, Vienna VA. (703) 548-6425 or
- Washington Swing Dance Committee, The. 11942 Barrel Cooper Court, Reston VA 20191. 301/340-9732 (hotline)
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Saturday night dances and
annual Savoy Swings Again dance camp.
- Webster Hall. 125 E 11th St (between
3rd and 4th ave), New York NY 10003. (212) 353-1600 (Webster-Hall@usa.net). Swing dance every Saturday.
Restaurant. 2247 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd/7th Ave (btw
132nd & 133rd St.), New York NY. 212-234-0700;
. Come for the Harlem Rennaissance Orchestra and stay for
the waffles and chicken.
2761 Washington Blvd, Arlington VA. 703-525-9825. Live music with almost no dance area
- Whitlow's on Wilson. 2854 Wilson
Blvd., Arlington VA. (703) 276-9693. Live music venue;
entertainment and food
- Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts & The Barns at Wolf
Trap. 1624 Trap Road, Vienna VA. General
information: (703) 255-1860; Ticket information: (703)218-6500. Concerts with some dances at the Barns
- Women's Club of Chevy
Chase. Dunlop Street & Conneticut Ave., Chevy Chase MD.
. Venue for some dances
- Zanzibar. 1714 G St NW, Washington DC
- Zones. 918 E St, NW, Washington DC. 703-242-DOIT (ZonesDC@aol.com).
Friday nights only club with five themed rooms of music.
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