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Blues Winter Mixer!

Come and get your blues fix before the holidays! We will have three classes with fabulous instructors Megan Taylor Morrison & Clyde Wright and Mike Marcotte & Feonix Fawkes. Here’s the lowdown:

$15 / class
$40 / the whole day of 3 classes

1pm – 2:30pm
– Megan and Clyde teach jazzy blues
2:30pm – 3:15pm
- coffee break/practica space
3:15pm – 4:15pm
 – Mike and Feonix teach weight sharing, counter balance and dips
4:30pm – 5:30pm
 all four instructors teach choreographed solo movement!

All classes will be held in the Back Room at Glen Echo Park. It’s the same place where we host our Thursday Night dances.

Glen Echo Park
The Back Room (aka Ballroom Annex)
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812


RSVP on Facebook. No partner required. No pre-registration.

Thursday Beginner and Intermediate Series at Glen Echo

Another series starts this Thursday. You can register on Glen Echo Park Partnership for the Arts & Culture’s website.  For now, have a quick read of the workshop descriptions.

Emergence Blues Lessons — Weekly Beginner Series in DC!

We’re running  a weekly beginner series in DC! Classes begin at 8:00pm, every Wednesday at Emergence Community Arts Collective at 733 Euclid Street NW (right off Georgia Ave, next to Howard University).

The class is a monthly series — in four weeks, you’ll have four different lessons, with the first class starting on the first Wednesday of the month. Classes will build off each other, but feel free to just drop in. All are welcome.

It’s only $5 (cash only, please), and  you don’t need to bring a partner. Shoes that slide (or socks) recommended.

After class, there’s a great dance at Angles Bar in Adams Morgan, so you can practice all your sweet moves and make some new friends.

If you’re interested in teaching at the Emergence Beginner Series, please email Alissa at alissa.perman [at] for more information.

Confession: I want to write you a letter.

Right now, we do a lot of our publicity and announcements at Back Room Blues and on our local events page on Facebook but we’d rather be a bit more… personal. We’d like to keep you informed of dances and events so you can plan ahead, get early bird discounts, and maybe take the next day off work.

And so we’re asking, most kindly, if you’ll sign up here for this newsletter. We’ll be sending you a letter when we’ve got a band playing at Back Room (Bushmaster! Solomon Douglass! Clarence Turner!) or are opening registration for a big event. No spam, no bullshit. Sign it up right here!

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Like R. Kelly, I will also be sending you a love letter. Otherwise, I am not R. Kelly.

Like R. Kelly, I will also be sending you a love letter. Otherwise, I am not R. Kelly.