West Coast Swing
Social Dancing
Casual Drop-in Lessons

Hollywood Ballroom – Silver Spring, MD

*** January 20, 2022 – All classes & dances temporarily closed due to increased local Omicron surge. 
Your financial support is appreciated! Your donation helps cover ongoing expenses during this time of lost revenue.

Hi friends! Since the pandemic began we’ve followed current, ever changing covid safety recommendations. We closed our doors for 14 months until vaccines brought reliable protection for most of us. Recently circumstances here in Montgomery County, Maryland have become worse. For the safety of our community we need to postpone classes and social dancing until conditions improve. This was a difficult decision. Please get boosted and stay healthy so we can dance together again soon!

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. 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 the safety rules and code of conductt. After your account is verified you may log in to pre-purchase admission in advance of each dance.

Masks Required. Due to extra risks inherent to social dancing, recent breakthrough infections and an increase in local case numbers we need to continue requiring masks while dancing, for now. Thank you for your cooperation with this and all the rules that help keep our community safe!

Friday Night
West Coast Swing

  • 7:30pm Class series (starts on 1st Fridays)
  • 8:15pm Intermediate drop in class
  • 9pm-1am Social dance party!
  • DJs: Dave Moldover, Jalene Haramia, Casey Daniels, James Kong, Ian Stalker, Curt Kothera
  • Buffet style fruit, snacks, desserts and soft drinks.
  • Alcohol beverages for sale (No outside Alcohol)

Covid Safety Rules

  • Fully Vaccinated only (NO exceptions).
  • Pre-purchased admissions only (NO walk ins).
  • Mask Required
  • Use Hand sanitizer frequently, provided by the ballroom.
  • Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) equipment has been installed in the HVAC system.
  • Attendance records provide data for contact tracing.
  • If you live with others who are not vaccinated or have other risk factors consider their safety first!
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Dave Moldover’s Dance Jam Productions team has hosted 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 the perfect venue for all this fun with a giant 7,200 SF floating hardwood dance floor.


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. Every evening begins with group lessons. 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. Soft drinks and ice water 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 dancers are long time regulars who have been dancing with us for decades others are new to this group. 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.


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. Join our email list at the bottom of this page to receive weekly updates .***We will be closed for the holidays on Fridays December 24th & 31st.


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


New students should start on week 1 of this 4 week series. The next group begins January 7th. This is the very best way to help a friend, family member or co-worker get started. Classes run as a monthly series beginning each first Friday of the month. Dave Moldover and the Dance Jam teaching team will help everyone learn the foundation patterns and fundaments in a friendly, supportive and inclusive group class. Partners not required. No experience is necessary. All you need is a desire to meet people and learn a new social skill. We will switch partners frequently in class. Experienced dancers are encouraged to participate. It’s great practice for all level.


Review your basic patterns here.


Hollywood Ballroom has decades of history of hosting social dance groups and private events. It features an impressive 7200 square foot floating maple dance floor in a decorated, air conditioned ballroom. County law prohibits outside alcohol beverages. The ballroom is non-smoking.


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.

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