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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

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

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?

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 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