Glen Echo Park Labor Day Weekend Dance Showcase

Ballroom Time has been invited to participate in the Park's Labor Day Weekend Dance Showcase on September 2 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.  Our segment will take place in the Bumper Car Pavilion and kick off a full weekend Showcase of Dance.  Admission is free.  Our instructors will offer a brief introduction to ballroom dancing for the general public and Mike Surratt will perform live music for your dancing enjoyment! Please support Glen Echo Park and join us for this fun dance event.

More information on Glen Echo Park Labor Day Weekend Dance Showcase can be found here:

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Our First Ballroom Dance 

Our first ballroom dance will take place in the historic Spanish Ballroom on May 28, 2023. Music will be provided by the Mike Surratt Trio. Mike and his musicians performed regularly in the Spanish Ballroom prior to the Covid pandemic. Mike graciously changed his busy performance schedule to make this come back appearance for out fist event. We're delighted -Thank you. Mike !! They will be playing a selection of ballroom music Slow Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Samba, Mambo, Swing and more. A large part of the fun is having the opportunity to practice a variety of dances to live music. So please join us. There will be a Workshop on the ABC's of Ballroom Dancing at 1:30 pm led by Ms Annie Zhong of Ballroom Asia Dance Studio. Music begins at 3:30 and goes to 6:00 pm. There will be a mixer and a samba line dance during the event. A slow waltz showcase will be presented during the intermission. Admission is $15 at the door (cash or check only). No partner is required in order to attend Ballroom Time events. All are invited.

But Wait, there's more... At 5:45 pm world-class professional ballroom champions Emanuele Pappacena and Francesca Lazzari will honor us  with a ballroom tango showcase. After the showcase they will lead dancers in a snowball mixer to close our event. Ballroom Time is co-promoting the  showcase with Tango Brillante which is holding an Argentine Tango event in the Spanish Ballroom that same evening. Dancers have the rare opportunity  to sample both styles of tango on the same day, same location.  For those not already admitted to the Ballroom, specially priced $10 tickets just to see Emanuele and Francesca showcase go on sale at the  door at 5:30 pm. Don't miss this rare opportunity!

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