Hello friends and come see your favorite local gypsy jazz band, the Bitter Dose Combo, play their inaugural dance at your favorite 1920s amusement park venue, the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo! What better way to celebrate October 20th, the 209th anniversary of the ratification of the Louisiana Purchase, than dancing to the sweet tunes of gypsy jazz? Free beginner swing lesson with paid admission to dance. The beginner lesson is at 8:00, and $15 lets you swing til midnight. Invite your dance friends, invite your dance enemies; invite your non-dance friends, invite your non-dance enemies. We guarantee everyone will like it. Brought to you by DCLX 2013!
Straight from the Bitter Dose Facebook page – “The Bitter Dose Combo is the only gypsy jazz band whose skinny ties are as tight as its rhythm. Based in Washington, DC, the Bitter Dose entertains at premier area restaurants and lavish cocktail parties, while also getting down and dirty at swing dances and gypsy weddings. Our guitars, accordion, clarinet and upright bass jump and jive with influences stretching from New Orleans to Paris and Brazil to Romania. We play traditional gypsy jazz, swing and straight-ahead, but we’ve also been known to sing some Gloria Gaynor.”
What? Gloria Gaynor? Why yes! Check them out from DCLX 2012!
Free beginner lesson: 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Dance: 9:00 – 12:00 am
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc.
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD 20812
Presented in cooperation with Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Montgomery County, MD and the National Park Service.