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May 2nd, 2016

National Treasure

Adam Bean DJs Tuesday!

As a DC-based entity, it's amazing we've made it this far without a reference to Nicholas Cage or stealing the Declaration of Independence. Even though what we offer is a true national treasure, our authentic hipster status pervades us from eliciting help from cheap pop culture references. (Ok, fine. We just couldn't figure out how to incorporate Hamilton, Game of Thrones, Beyoncé or the pending Civil War into this one. Bluff called.)

Mainstream isn't our mainstay, but we maintain as May remains giving us Tuesdays. This week we've got a DJ who elicits the best of pun-spiration. Adam "Whereya" Bean is in the house and will sprout up some gaseous tunes for us at 9 p.m. Come around at 8 p.m. for our always-classy, free drop lesson and week three of our series classes.

This Weeks Classes:

Beginner Series: Charleston w. David & Chelsea, wk 3

Intermediate Series: Something, Something, SWingouts w. Jason & Caroline, 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

May 2nd, 2016

National Treasure

Adam Bean DJs Tuesday!

As a DC-based entity, it's amazing we've made it this far without a reference to Nicholas Cage or stealing the Declaration of Independence. Even though what we offer is a true national treasure, our authentic hipster status pervades us from eliciting help from cheap pop culture references. (Ok, fine. We just couldn't figure out how to incorporate Hamilton, Game of Thrones, Beyoncé or the pending Civil War into this one. Bluff called.)

Mainstream isn't our mainstay, but we maintain as May remains giving us Tuesdays. This week we've got a DJ who elicits the best of pun-spiration. Adam "Whereya" Bean is in the house and will sprout up some gaseous tunes for us at 9 p.m. Come around at 8 p.m. for our always-classy, free drop lesson and week three of our series classes.

This Weeks Classes:

Beginner Series: Charleston w. David & Chelsea, wk 3

Intermediate Series: Something, Something, SWingouts w. Jason & Caroline, 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

May 2nd, 2016

National Treasure

Adam Bean DJs Tuesday!

As a DC-based entity, it's amazing we've made it this far without a reference to Nicholas Cage or stealing the Declaration of Independence. Even though what we offer is a true national treasure, our authentic hipster status pervades us from eliciting help from cheap pop culture references. (Ok, fine. We just couldn't figure out how to incorporate Hamilton, Game of Thrones, Beyoncé or the pending Civil War into this one. Bluff called.)

Mainstream isn't our mainstay, but we maintain as May remains giving us Tuesdays. This week we've got a DJ who elicits the best of pun-spiration. Adam "Whereya" Bean is in the house and will sprout up some gaseous tunes for us at 9 p.m. Come around at 8 p.m. for our always-classy, free drop lesson and week three of our series classes.

This Weeks Classes:

Beginner Series: Charleston w. David & Chelsea, wk 3

Intermediate Series: Something, Something, SWingouts w. Jason & Caroline, 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

May 2nd, 2016

National Treasure

Adam Bean DJs Tuesday!

As a DC-based entity, it's amazing we've made it this far without a reference to Nicholas Cage or stealing the Declaration of Independence. Even though what we offer is a true national treasure, our authentic hipster status pervades us from eliciting help from cheap pop culture references. (Ok, fine. We just couldn't figure out how to incorporate Hamilton, Game of Thrones, Beyoncé or the pending Civil War into this one. Bluff called.)

Mainstream isn't our mainstay, but we maintain as May remains giving us Tuesdays. This week we've got a DJ who elicits the best of pun-spiration. Adam "Whereya" Bean is in the house and will sprout up some gaseous tunes for us at 9 p.m. Come around at 8 p.m. for our always-classy, free drop lesson and week three of our series classes.

This Weeks Classes:

Beginner Series: Charleston w. David & Chelsea, wk 3

Intermediate Series: Something, Something, SWingouts w. Jason & Caroline, 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

April 30th, 2016

Bump into you Saturday?

Blue Crescent Syncopators Saturday!

While DC gets gussied up for the nerd prom, we're gearing up for International Jazz Day. On Saturday, April 30, we're bringing Craig Gildner's Blue Crescent Syncopators to syncopate under the crescent moon above Glen Echo Park's Bumper Car Pavilion. The lively six-piece band will begin their first set at 9 p.m. and go until your carriage turns back into a pumpkin at midnight. Not done yet! We'll also be presenting a beginner lesson from our 5-star staff at 8 p.m. for those that want to dance along to those sweet, swung beats. The whole affair will only set you back $18.

So, bump into you Saturday? (Not a floor-craft pun.)

April 25th, 2016

hey batter, batter

Greg Stasiewicz DJs Tuesday!

Hey batter, batter swing
Pendulum swing
Swing set
Swing the beat
Mood swing
Porch swing
Swing's coffee
Swinging monkeys
Door swing
Swing states
Golf swing
Take a swing at it.

See, dancing is everywhere. Look for it in all the unfamiliar places and swing by our place at 8 p.m. for lessons and 9 p.m. for the music.

BUT WAIT! There's more! Hold Saturday April, 30 because we've got our first live band dance of 2016 at Glen Echo Ballroom coming right at you! This weekend, Craig Gildner's Blue Crescent Syncopators will be spittin' hot rhythm beginning at 9 p.m. Bring your new swing converts to the beginner lesson at 8 p.m. and we'll see you then!

This Weeks Classes:

Beginner Series: Charleston w. David & Chelsea, wk 1

Intermediate Series: Something, Something, SWingouts w. Jason & Caroline, wk 1

Coming Soon:

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

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

April 18th, 2016

swungover

Justiin Hill DJs & New Classes Tuesday!

Raise your Gatorade and aspirin to a DC Lindy Exchange well done! In case you haven't heard despite our shameless cheerleading, DCLX just crested 15 years of epic by hosting 15 bands over 4 days in 6 locations for dancers from across the country and the world. Mad props to the Canadians, Aussies and South Koreans who will add jet lag to their swungover state.

If you're an out-of-towner sticking around for a while or you discovered us for the first time at one of the outdoor dances this weekend or you're a standard-issue local or you don't know what the heck we're talking about, join us Tuesday as we continue the Lindy love. We're serving up a fresh batch of 4-week classes starting at 8 p.m. with a sweet chaser of a social dance at 9 p.m. Cheers!

This Weeks Classes:

Next Beginner Class: Charlesston w. David & Chelsea, wk 1

Next Inter/Adv Class: Something, Something, SWingouts w. Jason & Caroline, wk 1

Coming Soon:

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

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

April 11th, 2016

Awkward teenage years

Jason Niesz DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar

In case the head cheerleader didn't invite you to neighborhood party this weekend, we're here to share the cool points and tell you that DC Lindy Exchange is throwing a huge party for its 15th birthday! (eye roll if you read "huge" as "yuge" – you know who you are.)

Much like the freshman that walked onto varsity, DCLX skipped a lot of awkward teenage years and jumped straight up to straight-up legit. Rumor has it there will be dancing and lots of live music at their party, like, lots of live music. So plan your best outfit and we'll see you at the party this weekend.

But first, come pre-game with us on Tuesday at the usual gig. We'll teach you the moves at 8 p.m. and provide the mood at 9 p.m.

This Weeks Classes:

Next Beginner Class: 8-count w. Curtis & Julia, wk 4

Next Inter/Adv Class: Visual Learning w. Jason & Caroline, wk 4

Coming Soon:

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

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

April 11th, 2016

Awkward teenage years

Jason Niesz DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar

In case the head cheerleader didn't invite you to neighborhood party this weekend, we're here to share the cool points and tell you that DC Lindy Exchange is throwing a huge party for its 15th birthday! (eye roll if you read "huge" as "yuge" – you know who you are.)

Much like the freshman that walked onto varsity, DCLX skipped a lot of awkward teenage years and jumped straight up to straight-up legit. Rumor has it there will be dancing and lots of live music at their party, like, lots of live music. So plan your best outfit and we'll see you at the party this weekend.

But first, come pre-game with us on Tuesday at the usual gig. We'll teach you the moves at 8 p.m. and provide the mood at 9 p.m.

This Weeks Classes:

Next Beginner Class: 8-count w. Curtis & Julia, wk 4

Next Inter/Adv Class: Visual Learning w. Jason & Caroline, wk 4

Coming Soon:

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

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

April 11th, 2016

Awkward teenage years

Jason Niesz DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar

In case the head cheerleader didn't invite you to neighborhood party this weekend, we're here to share the cool points and tell you that DC Lindy Exchange is throwing a huge party for its 15th birthday! (eye roll if you read "huge" as "yuge" – you know who you are.)

Much like the freshman that walked onto varsity, DCLX skipped a lot of awkward teenage years and jumped straight up to straight-up legit. Rumor has it there will be dancing and lots of live music at their party, like, lots of live music. So plan your best outfit and we'll see you at the party this weekend.

But first, come pre-game with us on Tuesday at the usual gig. We'll teach you the moves at 8 p.m. and provide the mood at 9 p.m.

This Weeks Classes:

Next Beginner Class: 8-count w. Curtis & Julia, wk 4

Next Inter/Adv Class: Visual Learning w. Jason & Caroline, wk 4

Coming Soon:

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

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