Your Capital BluesLetter

We’re sleeping in on Thanksgiving!

In celebration of Thanksgiving,  Glen Echo Park  is closed on Thursday. We took the hint, and we’ll be sleeping in this Thursday, November 27th. No dance, no DJs;  just tryptophan.

If you’d like to get your dance on, we’d suggest taking yourself to Angles Bar on Wednesday, and dancing straight through ’til Thursday.


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.


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.