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April 4th, 2016

mood swing-out

Mike Marcotte DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar

Doctors are nosy – always wanting to know what hurts, testing your heart rate and asking about your mood swings. Ha! If only they knew how often you deal with mood swings. Music puts you in a mood and you swing it without skipping a beat. You're a clinical case of addiction and your only cure is more of the same drug.

You can count on us to enable that addiction. We've got a Tuesday chock-full of healthy, moody goodness coming right up. The lessons start swingin' at 8 p.m. and the music comes out to play at 9 p.m. See you then!

This Weeks Classes:

Next Beginner Class: 8-count w. Curtis & Julia, wk 3

Next Inter/Adv Class: Visual Learning w. Jason & Caroline, wk 3

Coming Soon:

Jam Cellar Presents: Craig Gildner's Blue Crescent Syncopators. April 30. Glen Echo

Lastly, Wanna Volunteer?

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March 28th, 2016

Snooze

John Mortenson DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar

Never trust a snooze button. Just say no. Don't give in. It asks for an inch and takes a mile. You just want to be accepted in your moment of need, sure – but It has no respect for you. We're just saying this for your good. Because we love you.

We won't be hitting snooze on any of Tuesday's plans. Week two of our series classes commences promptly at 8 on followed by musical majesty at 9 on the dot.

P.S. DCLX is around the corner. Make sure you've got your affairs in order for that one cause it's kinda a BFD.

This Weeks Classes:

Next Beginner Class: 8-count w. Curtis & Julia, wk 2

Next Inter/Adv Class: Visual Learning w. Jason & Caroline, wk 2

Lastly, Wanna Volunteer?

Want to get in free to events? Get discounts on classes? Get a better understanding of the interconnectedness of all things? Volunteer! Just email huh@thejamcellar.com

March 21st, 2016

But do they have wifi?

New Classes! Two DJs!
Mike Marcotte! Suzanne Ducker!

We're not short on amenities. In addition to our classy personnel, gorgeous mansion of a venue and life-changing Lindy Hop lessons, we have wifi. Yes, free wifi. Mic drop.

Not that you'll need said wifi because you'll be too busy enjoying our new series of said life-changing lessons. On Tuesday, Jason and Caroline begin 4 weeks of a class based on methods of purest visual learning with a focus on six-count intermediate variations. Meanwhile, Curtis and Julia will school beginners in an eight-count method series designed to get pupils real comfy with their Lindy Hop home base.

All that begins at 8 p.m. with a 9 p.m. chaser of music. Monsieur Marcotte will be in the DJ booth with an up-and-comer and we'll dance until they kick us out. See you then!

This Weeks Classes:

Next Beginner Class: 8-count w. Curtis & Julia, wk 1

Next Inter/Adv Class: Visual Learning w. Jason & Caroline, wk 1

Lastly, Wanna Volunteer?

Want to get in free to events? Get discounts on classes? Get a better understanding of the interconnectedness of all things? Volunteer! Just email huh@thejamcellar.com

March 14th, 2016

Mixed Signals

Nothing this week!

We need to talk. It's been great between us. We've worked through some rough beats and sweaty temperatures, but we need a break. Don't cry; it's not you! It's totally us – we just need some space.

No, literally. We don't have a space for our usual gig on Tuesday so take our date off your calendar and go see other people. We'll hold it over your head more than Rachel did Ross, but it'll work out in the end. Come back spunky as ever on March 22 for a whole new set of beginner and intermediate classes and fresh perspective on just how much you can't live without us.

Next Weeks Classes:

Next Beginner Class: 8-count w. Curtis & Julia, wk 1

Next Inter/Adv Class: Visual Learning w. Jason & Caroline, wk 1

Lastly, Wanna Volunteer?

Want to get in free to events? Get discounts on classes? Get a better understanding of the interconnectedness of all things? Volunteer! Just email huh@thejamcellar.com

March 7th, 2016

#NeverTrumped

David Soltysik DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar!

Whether you're With Her or Making America Great Again, you're definitely Feelin' the Bern of trusTED taglines as we pick the next prez of A New American Century. Fun fact: the Jam Cellar doesn't have a tagline and we like it that way. That's because taglines are that person at the bar who's just trying too hard – bless their heart – and thankfully, we've never had that problem.

Turns out we don't have to push a product because people like what they get when they're with us. And then they tell their friends. And their friends tell their friends. And then, all of the sudden, we have a naturally diverse group of bonafide Americans fired up and voting to keep their Tuesday's filled with the inalienable right to dance. *cue patriotic montage*

This Weeks Classes:

Next Beginner Class: 6-count w. David & Chelsea, wk 4

Next Inter/Adv Class: Kick it Up A Notch w. Jeff & Kelly, wk 4

Lastly, Wanna Volunteer?

Want to get in free to events? Get discounts on classes? Get a better understanding of the interconnectedness of all things? Volunteer! Just email huh@thejamcellar.com

February 29th, 2016

Knock Knock

Yulai Liu DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar!

Knock, Knock.

Who's there?

Hello.

Hello Who?

Hello, it's me not referencing Adele…

And, your friendly reminder that the team who brings you super Tuesdays on the reg is here to save you from mainstream madness. Sandwiched between Hollywood's prom night and Donald Trump's inevitable news coverage, our series classes continue this Super Tuesday at 8 p.m. and the music will begin to drown out the political chatter at 9 p.m. See you then!

This Weeks Classes:

Beg Class series: 6-count w. David & Chelsea, wk 3

Int/Adv Class series: Kick it Up A Notch w. Jeff & Kelly, wk 3

Lastly, Wanna Volunteer?

Want to get in free to events? Get discounts on classes? Get a better understanding of the interconnectedness of all things? Volunteer! Just email huh@thejamcellar.com

February 22nd, 2016

Morning After

Jerry Almonte DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar!

"Oh G'morning, you" is exactly what the a.m. will sweetly say after you've finished a night with us. Not to brag, but we aim to please and haven't had a single complaint the morning after. Breakfast isn't included, but you'll wake up loving your decision and dying to be in our hall again; however, we will make you wait another week. Anticipation is all part of the game they say.

Too good to be true? Find out for yourself on Tuesday. At 8 p.m. our free drop-in class starts and our series classes continue. Round two begins at 9 p.m. as our resident blog-tographer Jerry Almonte brings all the dancers to the yard with his entrancing tunes. We'll see you then.

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: 6-count w. David & Chelsea, Feb 16th

Next Inter/Adv Class: Kick it Up A Notch w. Jeff & Kelly, Feb 16th

Lastly, Wanna Volunteer?

Want to get in free to events? Get discounts on classes? Get a better understanding of the interconnectedness of all things? Volunteer! Just email huh@thejamcellar.com

February 15th, 2016

Like totes.

New Classes start & Jason Niesz DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar!

So, like, Valentine's Day is like, sooo yesterday. Presidents are really hot right now (not like that, you nasty.) We're just really into guys that like, give federal employees the day off, yaknow? #RealTalk. Commitment is just supes scary and change is totes necessary. That's why we shake up our classes every month-ish, yaknow, so like, you don't get bored with us.

Bring your squad to our new classes starting Tuesday. If you've been doing this, like, dancing thang for a while, you should def do our "Kick it Up A Notch" series. It's 4 weeks of Charleston by Jeff and Kelly!!! You know it'll be good because that title is just so darn clever. Across the hall we've got David & Chelsea teaching 6-ct.

So, it's a date, yeah? I mean, not like a date-date! But like a casual, let's not rush the beat kinda thing! Great, see you at 8 p.m. for the lessons and 9 p.m. for the dance.

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: 6-count w. David & Chelsea, Feb 16th

Next Inter/Adv Class: Kick it Up A Notch w. Jeff & Kelly, Feb 16th

Lastly, Wanna Volunteer?

Want to get in free to events? Get discounts on classes? Get a better understanding of the interconnectedness of all things? Volunteer! Just email huh@thejamcellar.com

February 8th, 2016

Your Mom goes to College!

Adam Bean DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar!

Inspired by the resplendent, eloquent words of Napoleon Dynamite, let's go to college! Washington D.C.'s own Catholic University Swing Club is hosting its Third Annual Lindy Exchange. On Saturday, February 13, they've got a full day of both beginner and intermediate track workshops on campus followed by a dance featuring Sarah Sullivan and the New Old Fashioneds. Sure, you can just come for the dance. It's only $10 cash at the door for broke college students and $15 for those who pay real bills. (Psst. Register here for all the details on workshops.)

We may already be thinking about the weekend, but there's many long hours until then. We'll provide your pick-me-up at the usual venue on Tuesday night. Lessons at 8 p.m. and music at 9 p.m. END scene.

Lastly, Wanna Volunteer?

Want to get in free to events? Get discounts on classes? Get a better understanding of the interconnectedness of all things? Volunteer! Just email huh@thejamcellar.com

February 1st, 2016

peanut or plain?

Mike Marcotte DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar!

While you're definitely wrong or have a genetic mutation in retrograde evolutionary direction if you prefer plain m&m's over peanut m&m's, they're both great life choices. Such is dancing. It doesn't really matter which flavor you choose, as long as you're feasting with us on Tuesdays, you're golden.

After last week's psyche-out, come on back to the Jam Cellar for real this time and help melt the remaining snow piles by warming up our floor. We'll be making up last week's forgone lesson at 8 p.m. and the always fabulous Mike Marcotte will drop dat syncopated beat at 9 p.m.

P.S. If you're already tired of people being political on your social media (Ha! It's going to be a long year!), join our group on Facebook and follow us on Instagram. Trust us, it'll help you get through 2016. You're going to need it. Seriously. Do it.

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: Charleston w. David & Chelsea, Jan 12th

Next Inter/Adv Class: Swingout Shine Up w. Jeff & Kelly, Jan 12th

Lastly, Wanna Volunteer?

Want to get in free to events? Get discounts on classes? Get a better understanding of the interconnectedness of all things? Volunteer! Just email huh@thejamcellar.com