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Pittsburgh's DR. ZOOT at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo

  • Glen Echo Park 7300 Macarthur Boulevard Northwest Glen Echo, MD, 20812 United States (map)

Drop-in beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra 8-9pm, dance 9pm-12midnight
Admission $18 ages 18 years and older; $12 ages 11-17 years; $10 10 years and younger. Pay at the door. Carpooling is always recommended at Glen Echo.

At first it was just a steady weekday gig in 1998 at a small swing club in Pittsburgh's south side, but the band grew in popularity and soon they were packin' em in. The crowd listened to Dr. Zoot, but Dr. Zoot also listened to the crowd and were exposed to new influences. The dancers and musicians came every week, and Dr. Zoot soon became a staple of the Pittsburgh swing scene. As their reputation spread, recording sessions soon followed, as well as travel to nearby East Coast cities such as New Jersey, New York City and Washington, DC, as well as Los Angeles. Today, Dr. Zoot is still infusing the swing scene with energy and verve with music that makes you want to move.