West Coast Swing
Social Dancing
Casual Drop-in Lessons

Hollywood Ballroom – Silver Spring, MD
GRAND RE-OPENING MAY 14th!

Hi friends!

We are super excited about reuniting the DC area’s West Coast Swing social dance community. Covid 19 vaccines make social dancing much safer. Fully vaccinated people are greatly protected against infection and serious illness and are far less likely to transmit covid-19 to others. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible so we can dance together safely!

All fully vaccinated dancers are invited to join us Fridays at Hollywood Ballroom. We have new rules to help keep us safe. Prior to attending everyone must create an account, provide contact information, certify your vaccination status, upload a photo of your vaccination record and agree to follow all safety rules and our code of conduct. After your account is verified you may log in to pre-purchase admission in advance of each Friday dance.

Covid Safety Rules & Precautions (subject to change)

  • Fully Vaccinated only (NO exceptions).
  • Pre-purchased admissions only (NO walk ins).
  • Attendance limited to 50% capacity by Montgomery County.
  • Masks must be worn inside the ballroom except when eating or drinking.
  • Use Hand sanitizer frequently, provided by the ballroom.
  • Attendance records provide data for contact tracing.
  • Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) equipment has been installed in the HVAC system.
  • If you live with others who are not vaccinated or have other risk factors consider their safety first!
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Friday Night
West Coast Swing Details

  • Social dancing 8:30pm – 12:30am. (No lessons May 14)
  • Rotating DJs: Dave Moldover, Margie Tuttle, Curt Kothera and John Collini
  • Self service snacks, desserts and soft drinks.
  • Alcohol beverages for sale at the bar (No outside Alcohol)

ABOUT DANCE JAM PRODUCTIONS
WEEKLY WCS LESSONS & SOCIALS

Dave Moldover’s Dance Jam Productions team has organized weekly West Coast Swing lessons and social dance parties in the DC area for nearly 2 decades. Friday nights have been the area’s largest for many years. Hollywood Ballroom is a perfect venue for all this fun with a giant 7,200 SF floating hardwood dance floor.

WHAT?

West Coast Swing is one of today’s most fun, exciting, casual and versatile, contemporary social dances. The experience is something anyone can enjoy. The crowd is very diverse, friendly and inclusive. Our goal is to help everyone feel safe and 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 over 200 friendly dancers from near and far. There is a well stocked snack bar with fresh fruit, veggies, desserts and more. Sodas & Snacks are included. Alcohol beverages are for sale at the bar. There are tables and social spaces off the dance floor for taking a break or mingling. Many of the dancers are long time regulars who 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 held EVERY Friday except for an occasional holiday or when we close in support of 3 annual all weekend events. Scheduled closings will be listed here. If bad weather is forecast please check this page for last minute information.

WHERE?

Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center (301) 326-1181 2126 Industrial Parkway Silver Spring, MD 20904 - One block off Rt. 29 in Montgomery County between Randolph Rd. and New Hampshire Ave. Across from DMV. Minutes from the ICC, I-95, I-495. 20 minutes south of Columbia. Parking – lots of easy, free, well-lit parking in the off street lot.

NEXT BEGINNER CLASS SERIES

(SUSPENDED FOR NOW) 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 and the Dance Jam 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.

WCS 101 VIDEO SERIES

Review your basic patterns here.

ABOUT THE VENUE

Hollywood Ballroom features a 7200 SF floating, wood dance floor in a decorated ballroom. Dance Jam Productions serves sodas, ice water, fruit, snacks and a loaded dessert buffet beginning at 9pm. Alcohol beverages are for sale at the ballroom’s bar. County law prohibits outside alcohol beverages. The ballroom is non-smoking. Parking is abundant in the lots surrounding the ballroom.

WHAT'S NEARBY?

Many familiar restaurants are a short walk from the ballroom making it easy to plan a dinner meetup or a late night stop – TGI Fridays(2am), IHOP(24hrs). There is a Hilton Garden Inn next door if overnight accommodation is needed.

West Coast Swing Fridays

GRAND RE-OPENING MAY 14th!

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