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BATTLE OF THE BIG BANDS REMATCH! Celebrating FRANKIE MANNING with the TOM CUNNINGHAM ORCHESTRA and NYC's GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo

  • Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, Maryland 20852 (map)

Beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra 8-9pm, dance 9pm-12midnight
ADMISSION: $20 PRE-SALES (Only 500 advance tickets will be sold. Pre-sales ends at 11:59pm on Friday, May 26)
$30 AT THE DOOR
Ages 11-17 years, $17

Pre-sales are credit card sales only and are non-refundable.

ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASE HAS ENDED. JUST SHOW UP AT THE DOOR WITH PAYMENT.

Purchase our FREQUENT DANCER DISCOUNT CARD—a $120 value! Pre-pay $100 for five dances at the Spanish Ballroom and get the sixth dance FREE! On sale at all of our dances at the Spanish Ballroom. Email [email protected] for more info.

Celebrating Frankie Manning Month! In conjunction with the Frankie Manning Foundation, the international Lindy Hop community comes together every May to honor the original Ambassador of Lindy Hop. We'll spend the night doing the best thing we could ever do in the memory of Frankie Manning—dancing the dance we all love and spreading the joy of Lindy Hop with old friends and new. Enjoy dance performances by special guests Carla Heiney and Rye Crowen, and Jean Veloz. Gottaswing intermediate class members will perform a dance routine as homage to Frankie Manning. Good friend Rusty Frank will be on hand. The third band set will kick off with a gigantic Shim Sham Shimmy. Be part of the world-wide community of Lindy Hoppers!

The George Gee Swing Orchestra revels in its hard-earned reputation as the swingin’-est, blowin’-est, heppest classic big band in New York City. In more than 30 years of playing for dancing feet, the George Gee Swing Orchestra band has developed a special bond with lindy hoppers all around the world. A long-time person favorite of Frankie Manning, there's nothing more natural than including George and the orchestra in this annual celebration.

 

C'mon all you hep cats! See for yourself why everyone calls the Tom Cunningham Orchestra "the swingin'est band around!" Lindy Hop Legend Frankie Manning said it best when he said, "I haven't heard it played that good since Basie!" There could be no higher compliment! With two of Frankie's favorite bands on stage at the same time, you know this is going to be a fantastic evening.

See the original Battle of the Big Bands in March 1999!