There are many opportunities for ballroom dancing in the greater Washington DC – Baltimore area. We list some of the ballroom dance studios and special dance events that our members attend and find useful. This list is not comprehensive; it is a selected list of studios and events recommended by some of our members.  Also listed are selected Ballroom Dance organizations and competitions that may be of interest to dancers.

Ballroom Asia Dance Studio  7777 Leesburg Pike, 104N Tysons Corner, VA 22043

Capital Ballroom  7800 Wisconsin Ave. (2nd Floor), Bethesda, MD 20814

Chevy Chase Ballroom  5207 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20015 

Colvin Run Dance Hall 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA 22066 

Crown Dance Studio 2820 Dorr Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031 

Dance Studio Lioudmila 18 Roth St 2nd Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314  

DC Dancesport Academy 8315 Lee Hwy #210, Fairfax, VA 22031                                                                                                                                                                     

Elegant Dancing 1230 Waples Mill Road, Suite 118, Fairfax, VA 22030                                                                                                                                

Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center (Includes afternoon Tea Dances on national holidays.) 2126 Industrial Parkway, Silver Spring, MD 20904  

Promenade Dance Studio  2605 Lord Baltimore Drive, Suite L-P, Windsor Mill, MD 21244 

That's Dancing Ballroom & Dancesport Center   8610 Washington Boulevard, Suite 203,  Jessup, MD 20784

Many dance events take place at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo. 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812.

Waltz Time   A folk waltz group that organizes live music events primarily on the 1st and 3rd Sunday afternoon of each month.  Three out of four dances are waltzes rotating with tango, swing or a folk dance such as hombo or schottishe.  All waltz styles are welcomed.

Strauss Ball at Glen Echo – Annual Viennese Waltz Ball.  A formal Viennese waltz ball organized by Waltz Time and usually held on a Saturday evening in late April or early May.

The Organization of American States (OAS) Ball – Viennese Waltz Ball. 200 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006. 

 A Night in Vienna – Viennese Waltz Ball at the Austrian Embassy. 3524 International Ct, NW Washington, DC 20008.        


National Dance Council of America (NDCA)

USA Dance

Collegiate Dancesport Association

World Dance Council

International Choreographed Ballroom Dance Association (ICBDA) 

Wikipedia List of dance organizations

Our events are listed in the weekly newsletter Blob’s Park Dance Friends.


Virginia State Dancesport Championship

Maryland Dancesport Competition

Baltimore Dance Challenge

DC Dance Challenge

DC Dancesport Inferno

Yuletide Ball

Philadelphia Dancesport Competition


Ohio Star Ball

Blackpool Dance Festival