As featured in DC Magazine, The Washingtonian Magazine and the Washington Post — The Jam Cellar Tuesday is a weekly dance party hot-spot held in a posh, turn of the century mansion in Northwest Washington, DC. The Jam Cellar boasts:

We also host special events periodically.

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Now announcing DC Balboa Club

On 21 September, the Jam Cellar is excited to begin hosting a weekly night of balboa lessons and practice.

     Every Wednesday

     8:00–9:00pm Intermediate Class
     9:00–10:00pm Beginnner TBD
     10:00–11:00pm Open practice

     St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church
     1525 Newton St NW, Washington, DC, 20010 (map)

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Below you'll find our latest mailing. This message comes out every week before our Tuesday dance, so the information you see might apply to last week. If you'd like to keep up to date with the mailing list, see below. We pride ourselves on our ridiculous emails.

September 19th, 2016

New kid on the block

Jason Niesz DJs Tuesday!

Michael Quisao DJs DCBC Wednesday!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Make our little cousin feel welcome as she makes her debut. DC Balboa Club will enter center stage promptly at 8 p.m. this Wednesday, September 21. You've got questions, we've got answers:

When? Every Wednesday! Intermediate classes from 8 pm to 9pm with award-winning instructors David & Chelsea Lee. Beginner classes from 9 pm to 10pm with the legendary Michael & Annabel Quisao. DJ Dance 10pm to 11pm.

Where? 1525 Newton St NW, Washington, DC 20010

How much? $60 for a four week series + dance OR $15 per class / $5 Dance

Wait, what's Balboa again? Balboa is a swing dance that originated in Southern California during the 1930s and '40s. It is a partnered dance that focuses on connection, footwork, and shared rhythms. Balboa is danced to music at a variety of tempos, but super helpful for those fast jams and tight spaces.

But what about Lindy on Tuesday's? Yes, yes. That's still a thing. Same time, same place. We'll see you for lessons at 8 and dance at 9 whether you like it or not.

This Weeks Classes:

Beginner Series: 8-ct w. Curtis & Julia, wk 2
Intermediate Series: St. Louis Jitterbug & Shag w. David & Annabel, wk 2

Intermediate Series: Balboa Explorers w. Chelsea & David, wk 1
Beginner Series: Balboa Pioneers w. Annabel & Michael, wk 1

Coming Soon:

Balboa: Beginner & Intermediate Balboa classes start THIS WEDNESDAY @ St Stephens.
Solo: Thriller! Starts Sept 26th @ St Stephens
Intermediate Lindy: Al & Leon's Shim Sham w. David, oct 11th.
Advanced Lindy: Something Something Class, w. Jason & Caroline oct 4th.
Glen Echo: The Dan Levinson All Stars Ft. Craig Gildner, Oct 22nd.
Special: Save the Date, March 18th 2017

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