Jitterbug Jamboree! Los Angeles' PHAT CAT SWINGER and the THIRD ANNUAL VIRGINIA STATE JITTERBUG AND LINDY HOP COMPETITION at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo

  • Glen Echo Park

Beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra 8-9pm, dance 9pm-12midnight. Admission $20 at the door.

Part of JITTERBUG JAMBOREE, Eight Great Dance Events! We'll have a dance performance by our special instructors, Carla Heiney and Marty Lau, as well as the Third Annual Virginia State Jitterbug and Lindy Hop Competition.

Home grown and refined over thirteen years, Phat Cat Swinger is a 10-piece “little-big band” with a West Coast sound that brings style, class, charisma and an explosive energy to the stage. Combine their ingenious song list with a powerful 5-piece horn section, jumpin' rhythm section and their Canadian Crooner, Curtis Parry, and you've got a recipe for an instant party.

Phat Cat made their debut performance with Gottaswing in April and blew the roof off. we are delighted to have them join us again!

Making tonight even more special, it's the Third Annual Virginia State Jitterbug and Lindy Hop Competition. Grab a partner and join the competition, or come out to cheer on your favorite dancers. 

• FIRST PLACE $300 • SECOND PLACE $150 • THIRD PLACE $50
• DANCE TO YOUR OWN MUSIC • LOCAL, FRIENDLY! • NO ENTRY FEE • PROFESSIONAL JUDGE •

• HOW IT WORKS: The competition will be held during the first and second band break; winners will be announced during the third band set. 
• HOW THE COMPETITION WILL BE RUN: Limited to a maximum of eight couples. Each couple will dance individually to music they will provide, song length not shorter than 2 minutes, not longer than 3-1/2 minutes. Costumes encouraged but not required. 
• HOW TO SIGN UP: Simply Email [email protected] no later than 5pm on Friday, November 18 to reserve your spot and request a copy of the rules.
• HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? NOTHING! Competitors get into the dance free; bring your friends to cheer you on.

BEFORE AND AFTER THE COMPETITION HEATS, WE’LL ENJOY DANCING TO PHAT CAT SWINGER. SEE YOU THERE!