Dance Jam Productions team presents....
Friday night dances at Hollywood Ballroom will be closed until the world becomes safe again for people to gather and dance.
DC's Largest, Weekly West Coast Swing Party Fridays @ Hollywood Ballroom - Silver Spring, MD
The Dance Jam Productions team has hosted weekly West Coast Swing lessons and social dance parties in the DC area for more than a dozen years. For many years the Friday dances have been the largest in the area. Our current venue, Hollywood Ballroom is perfect for all this fun with it's giant 7,200' hardwood dance floor.
WHAT - West Coast Swing is one of today’s most fun, exciting, versatile, contemporary social dances. It's loads of fun that anyone can enjoy. Fridays offer friendly, casual, group classes where all ages are welcome. No partner or experience is required. All you need is a desire to have some fun, meet friendly people and learn a new social skill. Beginner classes are taught as a progressive month long series which begin every 1st Friday of the month. The Level 2 intermediate classes offer dancers with some experience a chance to learn more complex patterns, styling and techniques with rotating guest instructors. The party that follows has become legendary for attracting 200+ friendly dancers from near and far. All ages and skill levels are welcome. There is a well stocked snack bar with fresh fruit, veggies, desserts and more. Sodas & Snacks are free. There are tables in the ballroom for taking a break or mingling. This venue has lots of socializing space beyond the dancing areas. Many of the dancers we see on Fridays are long time regulars that have been dancing with us for 10+ years. We have a Code of Conduct to help everyone understand some ways we can all help to keep our social dance community fun and safe for everyone to enjoy.
WHEN - Dances
are scheduled EVERY Friday except for an occasional holiday or when we
close in support of
3 annual all weekend events. These closings and other special
Friday night events are listed below. If bad weather is forecast please
check this page for last minute information. CLOSED March 6 for MADjam.
NEXT BEGINNER CLASS SERIES starts March 13 This is the very best night to bring a friend, family member or co-worker out to experience the fun. First time students arriving for the start of the 7:30pm beginner class get in FREE (1st Fridays only!) Hosts Dave Moldover, Debbie Lynn Tuttle & the rest of the DJP teaching team will get them started out right in a friendly, supportive and inclusive group class. Experienced dancers are encouraged to arrive early to meet new dancers. It's great practice for all level.
Swing 101 video series - Review of the basic patterns and concepts
Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center (301) 326-1181
2126 Industrial Parkway Silver Spring, MD 20904
Off Rt. 29 in Montgomery County between Randolph Rd. and New Hamsphire Ave. Across from DMV.
Minutes from the ICC, I-95, I-495. 20 minutes south of Columbia. Free, ample and well-lit parking
SCHEDULE - Get there early for 2x 45 minute West Cost Swing lessons...
7:30pm Basic Beginner West Coast Swing Series. No partner or experience required. Experienced dancers are encouraged to participate too. This class runs as a monthly series beginning the 1st Friday of the month. New beginners should join on the 1st Friday of the month. A questions & answer with supervised practice session just for beginners is offered from 8:15-9pm during the intermediate lesson.
8:15pm Intermediate West Coast Course. New challenging material for more experienced social dancers taught by a guest instructors on a monthly basis. You should be experienced with all the basics of West Coast Swing social dancing.
9pm -1am Dancing with DJ Dave Moldover & the DJP team.
ABOUT THE VENUE Hollywood Ballroom features a 7200' floating, wood dance floor in a decorated ballroom. Dance Jam Productions serves Sodas, ice water, fruit, snacks and a dessert buffet beginning at 9pm. Beer, wine and hot food are for sale at the ballroom's Take 5 cafe. You may not bring in outside beverages. The ballroom is non-smoking. Parking is abundant in the lots surrounding the ballroom.What's Nearby? These and more are walking distance in the shopping center next door!
Dinner meetup or a Late Night Breakfast! A new food plaza is 1 block away with lots of good choices. There are even late night options if you don't want the night to end. TGI Fridays(2am), IHOP(24hrs), Panera Bread, Qdoba, Five Guys, Asian Bistro & Sushi, Chik fila, Jerry's Pizza and more. Hollywood Ballroom's cafe will also be open during the dance hours.
$15 ($8 under 21), cash or checks only includes: ice water, snacks, drinks and dessert buffet.
Full bar service and hot food are for sale at the Ballroom's cafe.
First Friday, First time special - First time students in the door by 7:30pm for the start of the monthly series get in FREE! Bring a friend, co-worker or family member. We'll offer them a warm welcome and help to get them dancing quickly.
THE DJP TEAM
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