Workshops With Julie Brown and Shawn Hershey!

Capital Blues is bringing that fabulous duo, Julie Brown and Shawn Hershey, to DC to teach workshops on Saturday, Sept. 24!

$15 per class, or $45 for the whole day (if you pay for three classes, you get the fourth free!)
Locatuion: Spanish Ballroom @ Glen Echo

After the workshops are over, grab some dinner and then come dance with us in DC! Facebook Event!

*Class Descriptions*

12 p.m.: Ballroomin’ Magic – all-levels ballroomin sampler, covering close embrace, traveling, shaping, and some moves

1:15 p.m.: Phrasing class – creating larger arcs of change over an entire dance, from followers’ & leaders’ perspective

Lunch break from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.!

3:30 p.m.: Ouiji class – this is a framework Shawn & Julie use to create super-connected dancing and use it as a platform for follower expression in close embrace and closed position

4:45 p.m.: Independent footwork mode – int-adv class on a mode of dancing where partners can play with rhythm & shape in their footwork, sharing a clear movement path but having independence of footwork

Capital Blues is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, and comfortable dance experience for everyone. This includes our classes! Our safe space policy can be found at

This event is presented in cooperation with Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, the National Park Service, and Montgomery County, MD.


September 29th ONLY: Role Reversal with Marshall & Heather

Greetings everyone! We’re going to fall into Autumn with a great WORKSHOP from Marshall and Heather on Role Reversal.

When you learn both roles of a partnered dance style, you get a balanced sense of what the dance is like as a whole, you improve your conversational skills in dancing, and you expand your creative options. Come practice your non-dominant role and learn how to switch between both roles in subtle and flashy ways. All levels welcome. No partner required. Tuition includes free admission into Blues dance immediately following the class from 9-11:30pm.

$20 — drop-in.
Thursday, September 29th, 8pm – 9pm

The Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812