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GIRLS FROM MARS at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo

  • Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, Maryland 20812 (map)

Beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra 8-9pm, dance 9pm-12midnight
Admission $20; $15 for ages 11-17; $10 for ages 10 and younger

Tonight is also the Fifth Annual Virginia State Jitterbug and Lindy Hop Competition! We'll be holding the competition heats during the first and second band breaks and will announce the winner that evening. Grab a partner and show us your best stuff! See more info at Virginia State Jitterbug and Lindy Hop Competition.

Wendi Bourne, Lauren Janson and Annie Patterson, all formerly members of Big Nite Out, are the GIRLS FROM MARS, singing and playing swing music from the 1930s and '40s made popular by such artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, the Andrews Sisters, the Boswell Sisters, Cats 'N the Fiddle, Billie Holiday, and Glenn Miller. Their unique style features the kind of close harmony you'd hear from groups such as the Andrews Sisters and the Boswell Sisters. Tonight, the Girls are joined by Tom Mitchell, John Previti and Big Joe Maher--what a line-up! The Girls from Mars are big favorites of the old-school DC swing dance community.