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April 20th, 2015

Dance Card: NO VACANCY

Dyan Kilpatrick DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar!

Pie in the Sky Jazz Band, Bumper Car Pavilion, May 2nd!

Not to take you back to the 18th century, but your dance card should be looking pretty beefy for the next couple weeks.

This weekend, we'll take backseat while our endearing little sibling DCLX has its moment in the sun (literally – check out the outdoor Lindy bomb lineup). However, we'll be there to help out the week-after stragglers, swungover regulars and happenstance DMV locals on May 2 at Glen Echo's Bumper Car Pavilion. No leftovers for us! We've got multiple Grammy nominee and Curator of the National Jukebox, David Sager and his seven piece Pie in the Sky Band. His jazz era hot tunes range musically from chunky Charleston to dynamic Bal-swing and geographically from the Parisian Opera Comique to New Orleans.

Amidst all this hubbub, don't forget we've got the weekly Tuesday night lessons and dance on tap. We'll see you then for a dance – if you have room on your card, of course.

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: Charleston w. Jason & Caroline, begins April 14th.

Next Inter/Adv Class: Swingout Madness w. Jeff & David & Kelly & Chelsea, Begins April 14th.

Next Glen Echo dance: David Sager's: Pie in the Sky Jazz Band, May 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

April 13th, 2015

you've really blossomed

Jerry Almonte DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar!
New Classes start!

We're fresh off of Cherry Blossom Festival in the DMV! Meaning, we're now officially warmed up (pun intended) for the onslaught of tourists that innocently clog our walking lane on the escalator and wield selfie sticks with the accuracy of 3-year-old discovering a tennis racquet.

While you're busy gearing up for that mayhem, why not add some more madness to your docket – Swingout Madness that is. Our next intermediate series will be an insane spin on adding technique and styling to your swingouts. Jeff and Kelly will take the lead for the first two weeks then David and Chelsea will wrap it up. That's four different swingout perspectives for the price of one! Across the hall, Jason and Caroline will launch their beginner Charles in Charge charelston series. They'll help you add some serious character to your dancing quiver.

Speaking of seasonal events that draw thousands of travelers to the city, DCLX is right around the corner, April 24-26 to be exact. Make sure you register for that onslaught of amazing bands and dances. Follow DC Lindy Exchange on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest on schedule, pricing and saucy t-shirts. See you Tuesday for lessons at 8 p.m. and the dance at 9 p.m.!

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: Charleston w. Jason & Caroline, begins April 14th.

Next Inter/Adv Class: Swingout Madness w. Jeff & David & Kelly & Caroline, Begins April 14th.

Next Glen Echo dance: TBA, May 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

April 13th, 2015

you've really blossomed

Jerry Almonte DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar!

New Classes start!

We're fresh off of Cherry Blossom Festival in the DMV! Meaning, we're now officially warmed up (pun intended) for the onslaught of tourists that innocently clog our walking lane on the escalator and wield selfie sticks with the accuracy of 3-year-old discovering a tennis racquet.

While you're busy gearing up for that mayhem, why not add some more madness to your docket – Swingout Madness that is. Our next intermediate series will be an insane spin on adding technique and styling to your swingouts. Jeff and Kelly will take the lead for the first two weeks then David and Chelsea will wrap it up. That's four different swingout perspectives for the price of one! Across the hall, Jason and Caroline will launch their beginner Charles in Charge charelston series. They'll help you add some serious character to your dancing quiver.

Speaking of seasonal events that draw thousands of travelers to the city, DCLX is right around the corner, April 24-26 to be exact. Make sure you register for that onslaught of amazing bands and dances. Follow DC Lindy Exchange on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest on schedule, pricing and saucy t-shirts. See you Tuesday for lessons at 8 p.m. and the dance at 9 p.m.!

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: Charleston w. Jason & Caroline, begins April 14th.

Next Inter/Adv Class: Swingout Madness w. Jeff & David & Kelly & Caroline, Begins April 14th.

Next Glen Echo dance: TBA, May 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

April 13th, 2015

you've really blossomed

Jerry Almonte DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar!

New Classes start!

We're fresh off of Cherry Blossom Festival in the DMV! Meaning, we're now officially warmed up (pun intended) for the onslaught of tourists that innocently clog our walking lane on the escalator and wield selfie sticks with the accuracy of 3-year-old discovering a tennis racquet.

While you're busy gearing up for that mayhem, why not add some more madness to your docket – Swingout Madness that is. Our next intermediate series will be an insane spin on adding technique and styling to your swingouts. Jeff and Kelly will take the lead for the first two weeks then David and Chelsea will wrap it up. That's four different swingout perspectives for the price of one! Across the hall, Jason and Caroline will launch their beginner Charles in Charge charelston series. They'll help you add some serious character to your dancing quiver.

Speaking of seasonal events that draw thousands of travelers to the city, DCLX is right around the corner, April 24-26 to be exact. Make sure you register for that onslaught of amazing bands and dances. Follow DC Lindy Exchange on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest on schedule, pricing and saucy t-shirts. See you Tuesday for lessons at 8 p.m. and the dance at 9 p.m.!

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: Charleston w. Jason & Caroline, begins April 14th.

Next Inter/Adv Class: Swingout Madness w. Jeff & David & Kelly & Caroline, Begins April 14th.

Next Glen Echo dance: TBA, May 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

April 13th, 2015

you've really blossomed

Jerry Almonte DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar!

New Classes start!

We're fresh off of Cherry Blossom Festival in the DMV! Meaning, we're now officially warmed up (pun intended) for the onslaught of tourists that innocently clog our walking lane on the escalator and wield selfie sticks with the accuracy of 3-year-old discovering a tennis racquet.

While you're busy gearing up for that mayhem, why not add some more madness to your docket – Swingout Madness that is. Our next intermediate series will be an insane spin on adding technique and styling to your swingouts. Jeff and Kelly will take the lead for the first two weeks then David and Chelsea will wrap it up. That's four different swingout perspectives for the price of one! Across the hall, Jason and Caroline will launch their beginner Charles in Charge charelston series. They'll help you add some serious character to your dancing quiver.

Speaking of seasonal events that draw thousands of travelers to the city, DCLX is right around the corner, April 24-26 to be exact. Make sure you register for that onslaught of amazing bands and dances. Follow DC Lindy Exchange on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest on schedule, pricing and saucy t-shirts. See you Tuesday for lessons at 8 p.m. and the dance at 9 p.m.!

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: Charleston w. Jason & Caroline, begins April 14th.

Next Inter/Adv Class: Swingout Madness w. Jeff & David & Kelly & Caroline, Begins April 14th.

Next Glen Echo dance: TBA, May 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

April 13th, 2015

you've really blossomed

Jerry Almonte DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar!

New Classes start!

We're fresh off of Cherry Blossom Festival in the DMV! Meaning, we're now officially warmed up (pun intended) for the onslaught of tourists that innocently clog our walking lane on the escalator and wield selfie sticks with the accuracy of 3-year-old discovering a tennis racquet.

While you're busy gearing up for that mayhem, why not add some more madness to your docket – Swingout Madness that is. Our next intermediate series will be an insane spin on adding technique and styling to your swingouts. Jeff and Kelly will take the lead for the first two weeks then David and Chelsea will wrap it up. That's four different swingout perspectives for the price of one! Across the hall, Jason and Caroline will launch their beginner Charles in Charge charelston series. They'll help you add some serious character to your dancing quiver.

Speaking of seasonal events that draw thousands of travelers to the city, DCLX is right around the corner, April 24-26 to be exact. Make sure you register for that onslaught of amazing bands and dances. Follow DC Lindy Exchange on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest on schedule, pricing and saucy t-shirts. See you Tuesday for lessons at 8 p.m. and the dance at 9 p.m.!

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: Charleston w. Jason & Caroline, begins April 14th.

Next Inter/Adv Class: Swingout Madness w. Jeff & David & Kelly & Caroline, Begins April 14th.

Next Glen Echo dance: TBA, May 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

April 13th, 2015

you've really blossomed

Jerry Almonte DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar!

New Classes start!

We're fresh off of Cherry Blossom Festival in the DMV! Meaning, we're now officially warmed up (pun intended) for the onslaught of tourists that innocently clog our walking lane on the escalator and wield selfie sticks with the accuracy of 3-year-old discovering a tennis racquet.

While you're busy gearing up for that mayhem, why not add some more madness to your docket – Swingout Madness that is. Our next intermediate series will be an insane spin on adding technique and styling to your swingouts. Jeff and Kelly will take the lead for the first two weeks then David and Chelsea will wrap it up. That's four different swingout perspectives for the price of one! Across the hall, Jason and Caroline will launch their beginner Charles in Charge charelston series. They'll help you add some serious character to your dancing quiver.

Speaking of seasonal events that draw thousands of travelers to the city, DCLX is right around the corner, April 24-26 to be exact. Make sure you register for that onslaught of amazing bands and dances. Follow DC Lindy Exchange on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest on schedule, pricing and saucy t-shirts. See you Tuesday for lessons at 8 p.m. and the dance at 9 p.m.!

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: Charleston w. Jason & Caroline, begins April 14th.

Next Inter/Adv Class: Swingout Madness w. Jeff & David & Kelly & Caroline, Begins April 14th.

Next Glen Echo dance: TBA, May 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

April 6th, 2015

We're Cereal-ous Business

Justin Spicuzza DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar!

When's the last time you walked down the cereal aisle at the grocery store and just admired the hundreds of weirdly colorful cereal names? Fine. You were probably 5 or so, but don't you remember Fruity Pebbles, Honey Comb, Cap'n Crunch, Lucky Charms, Coco Puffs, Kix, Cheerios, Honey Bunches of Oats, Fruit Loops, Trix – the wheels turning yet?

Funny thing is, those don't sound much different from moves you can learn in our classes. Just think! Struggling cereal tycoons everywhere could have saved millions of marketing dollars if they had spent some time in Lindy Hop and solo jazz classes. Can you imagine if you were out of Tranky Doos?! "Hey, can you grab a box of Pattycakes while you're out?" Shorty George is just a healthier alternative, yaknow? Apple Jacks are so tasty….

There's a lovable wackiness to Lindy Hop that resembles the childlike wonder of sugary kid's cereal. We're serious about dancing, but also about having a fantastic time. I guess you could say we're cereal-ous. On Tuesday, we seriously start the final week of our current series and next week we've got a brand spankin' new four weeks. Stay tuned for details, but in the interim we'll see you at the usual times and place, and maybe the cereal aisle.

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: Charleston w. Jason & Caroline, begins April 14th.

Next Inter/Adv Class: Swingout Madness w. Jeff & David & Kelly & Caroline, Begins April 14th.

Next Glen Echo dance: TBA, May 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

April 6th, 2015

We're Cereal-ous Business

Justin Spicuzza DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar!

When's the last time you walked down the cereal aisle at the grocery store and just admired the hundreds of weirdly colorful cereal names? Fine. You were probably 5 or so, but don't you remember Fruity Pebbles, Honey Comb, Cap'n Crunch, Lucky Charms, Coco Puffs, Kix, Cheerios, Honey Bunches of Oats, Fruit Loops, Trix – the wheels turning yet?

Funny thing is, those don't sound much different from moves you can learn in our classes. Just think! Struggling cereal tycoons everywhere could have saved millions of marketing dollars if they had spent some time in Lindy Hop and solo jazz classes. Can you imagine if you were out of Tranky Doos?! "Hey, can you grab a box of Pattycakes while you're out?" Shorty George is just a healthier alternative, yaknow? Apple Jacks are so tasty….

There's a lovable wackiness to Lindy Hop that resembles the childlike wonder of sugary kid's cereal. We're serious about dancing, but also about having a fantastic time. I guess you could say we're cereal-ous. On Tuesday, we seriously start the final week of our current series and next week we've got a brand spankin' new four weeks. Stay tuned for details, but in the interim we'll see you at the usual times and place, and maybe the cereal aisle.

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: Charleston w. Jason & Caroline, begins April 14th.

Next Inter/Adv Class: Swingout Madness w. Jeff & David & Kelly & Caroline, Begins April 14th.

Next Glen Echo dance: TBA, May 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

April 6th, 2015

We're Cereal-ous Business

Justin Spicuzza DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar!

When's the last time you walked down the cereal aisle at the grocery store and just admired the hundreds of weirdly colorful cereal names? Fine. You were probably 5 or so, but don't you remember Fruity Pebbles, Honey Comb, Cap'n Crunch, Lucky Charms, Coco Puffs, Kix, Cheerios, Honey Bunches of Oats, Fruit Loops, Trix – the wheels turning yet?

Funny thing is, those don't sound much different from moves you can learn in our classes. Just think! Struggling cereal tycoons everywhere could have saved millions of marketing dollars if they had spent some time in Lindy Hop and solo jazz classes. Can you imagine if you were out of Tranky Doos?! "Hey, can you grab a box of Pattycakes while you're out?" Shorty George is just a healthier alternative, yaknow? Apple Jacks are so tasty….

There's a lovable wackiness to Lindy Hop that resembles the childlike wonder of sugary kid's cereal. We're serious about dancing, but also about having a fantastic time. I guess you could say we're cereal-ous. On Tuesday, we seriously start the final week of our current series and next week we've got a brand spankin' new four weeks. Stay tuned for details, but in the interim we'll see you at the usual times and place, and maybe the cereal aisle.

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: Charleston w. Jason & Caroline, begins April 14th.

Next Inter/Adv Class: Swingout Madness w. Jeff & David & Kelly & Caroline, Begins April 14th.

Next Glen Echo dance: TBA, May 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