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March 16th, 2015

Maestro!

Adam Bean DJs Tuesday!
Blue Sky 5 @ Glen Echo Saturday!

Blue Skies
Comin' this spring.
To nothin but Blue Sky (5)
Will we swing.

Blue skirts
Swirl in the hall,
March twenty-first
All night long.

In the meantime, we'll keep it bright
With Tranky Doo by Niesz-Caroline.
Eight count too – at usual time.
Then Adam Bean will spin it just right.

Blue garb,
All of it gone.
Bring on the green
For Patrick's dawn.

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: 8-Count w. David & Chelsea, Begins mar 17th

Next Inter/Adv Class: Tranky Do's and Dont's w. Jason & Caroline, Begins Mar 17th.

Next Glen Echo dance: Blue Sky 5, Mar 21.

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 16th, 2015

Maestro!

Adam Bean DJs Tuesday!

Blue Sky 5 @ Glen Echo Saturday!

Blue Skies
Comin' this spring.
To nothin but Blue Sky (5)
Will we swing.

Blue skirts
Swirl in the hall,
March twenty-first
All night long.

In the meantime, we'll keep it bright
With Tranky Doo by Niesz-Caroline.
Eight count too – at usual time.
Then Adam Bean will spin it just right.

Blue garb,
All of it gone.
Bring on the green
For Patrick's dawn.

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: 8-Count w. David & Chelsea, Begins mar 17th

Next Inter/Adv Class: Tranky Do's and Dont's w. Jason & Caroline, Begins Mar 17th.

Next Glen Echo dance: Blue Sky 5, Mar 21.

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 10th, 2015

Ye Olde Announcement

John Mortenson DJs Tuesday!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Upon this first day of ritual grumblings, greetings from yonder District of Columbia and the surrounding provinces. Lift thine eyes and ears and behold latter proclamation.

BELOVED CITIZENS OF LISTERVIA

Thy presence is ardently requested upon nightfall of Day-Tues. A jolly gathering of dancers and jockeys of discs will commence said eve a mere stone's cast from the Park Meridian. 'Tis our heart's deepest desire to rest gaze upon thy merriment.

(Yeah, that was it. No, really. That's all. It's just fun to ignore this century sometimes. We'll see you Tuesday.)

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: 8-Count w. David & Chelsea, Begins mar 17th

Next Inter/Adv Class: Tranky Do's and Dont's w. Jason & Caroline, Begins Mar 17th.

Next Glen Echo dance: TBA.

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 3rd, 2015

The Legend of the Lost Year

Jason Niesz DJs Tuesday!

Some of you may have heard – certainly not from us – a vicious rumor that this year is our ten year anniversary at Josephine Butler Parks Center. Ok, so maybe you heard it from us, but as with most errors in basic math, we have good reason.

We leave all serious numbers-heavy decisions in Bobby's capable hands. Unfortunately his degree in English Literature didn't help much when jet lag left him incapable of determining what year it was. Nor does it help that Curtis was lost for six weeks exploring the fabled fifth floor at Josephine Butler Parks Center in search of a lost city of gold. This explains why our archivist was running off the Mayan calendar. Thankfully, Jeff's background in music allowed him to count accurately and determine our actual ten year anniversary is next year.

As long as our team doesn't get stuck in El Dorado within the next 300 days or so, we'll be ready to celebrate ten years properly when it comes around for real. Tuesday, we'll celebrate the usual way with lessons starting at 8 p.m. and the dance at 9 p.m. See you there! (Unless YOU find El Dorado. In which case, you should probably just stay there and start your own dance.)

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: 8-Count w. David & Chelsea, Begins mar 17th

Next Inter/Adv Class: Tranky Do's and Dont's w. Jason & Caroline, Begins Mar 17th.

Next Glen Echo dance: TBA soon.

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 2nd, 2015

The Legend Of The Lost Year

Michael Quisao DJs Tuesday!

10th Anniversary coming soon!

Some of you may have heard – certainly not from us – a vicious rumor that this year is our ten year anniversary at Josephine Butler Parks Center. Ok, so maybe you heard it from us, but as with most errors in basic math, we have good reason.

We leave all serious numbers-heavy decisions in Bobby's capable hands. Unfortunately his degree in English Literature didn't help much when jet lag left him incapable of determining what year it was. Nor does it help that Curtis was lost for six weeks exploring the fabled fifth floor at Josephine Butler Parks Center in search of a lost city of gold. This explains why our archivist was running off the Mayan calendar. Thankfully, Jeff's background in music allowed him to count accurately and determine our actual ten year anniversary is next year.

As long as our team doesn't get stuck in El Dorado within the next 300 days or so, we'll be ready to celebrate ten years properly when it comes around for real. Tuesday, we'll celebrate the usual way with lessons starting at 8 p.m. and the dance at 9 p.m. See you there! (Unless YOU find El Dorado. In which case, you should probably just stay there and start your own dance.)

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: 8-Count w. David & Chelsea, Begins mar 17th

Next Inter/Adv Class: Tranky Do's and Dont's w. Jason & Caroline, Begins Mar 17th.

Next Glen Echo dance: TBA.

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 23rd, 2015

and the Oscar goes to…

Kate Hedin DJs Tuesday!

10th Anniversary coming soon!

Psych! You can read all the snarky commentary about Neil Patrick Harris' underwear, the fact that Jared Leto still looks like Jesus and the beautiful moment of Glom Gazingo elsewhere.

All we have here is the belief that Julie Andrews is a still a goddess and a straightforward, honest-to-goodness promise that our show will go on this week! We're not closing our doors for that nasty sludge so bring your dancing shoes and longing hearts. The series lessons will pick up where they left off beginning at 8 p.m. and we'll see you on the floor at 9 p.m.

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: 6-Count w. Curtis & Kate, Begins Feb 10th

Next Inter/Adv Class: The Shapes of Lindy Hop w. Jason & Chelsea, Begins Feb 10th.

Next Glen Echo dance: TBA.

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 17th, 2015

CLASSES AND DANCE CANCELLED

Not all days of the week are created equally. It seems Tuesday's special talent is dance-prohibiting weather. We're closing shop tonight for your safety, but classes will be made up next week and continue through March 10th. Unless there's more snow. In which case classes will finish sometime before the heat death of the universe. Stay Tuned!

February 17th, 2015

CLASSES AND DANCE CANCELLED

Not all days of the week are created equally. It seems Tuesday's special talent is dance-prohibiting weather. We're closing shop tonight for your safety, but classes will be made up next week and continue through March 10th. Unless there's more snow. In which case classes will finish sometime before the heat death of the universe. Stay Tuned!

February 16th, 2015

Mab Lib Valentine

Helene Horowitz DJs Tuesday!

February classes start!

Whether you spent Valentine's Day in affection, anguish or apathy towards your fellow

homo sapiens, you probably forgot to reflect on your love for Lindy Hop. It's a few days

late, but love knoweth no bounds of time or space, right? Enjoy your romantic journey

down memory lane with this ab lib love letter (and refresher on elementary grammar):

______ (Salutation) Lindy Hop,

Through the ___ (number) months/years we've spent together, it's been a most _____

(adjective) time. I remember the first time we met — it was ________ (place). You ____

(verb) my body and ______ (verb) my soul. That memory is matched only by the time I fell

in love with you at ______ (place). There you inspired me to treat this relationship with

the utmost care. It's been no cakewalk; we've had to work on our craft, especially that

one time when ______ (event). There were times you left me feeling both ____ (adjective)

and ____ (adjective). At times I even wanted to ____ (verb) you ________ (adverb). It's

been a _______ (adjective) journey, my dearest Lindy, and I look forward to the years to

come. Happy belated Valentine's Day!

Sincerely,
(Name)

P.S. I heard you celebrated your 10 year anniversary at the Cellar last week,

congratulations! Please know I will be there to partake in the festivities once the staff

announces their grand plans. For now, I will settle for the usual 8 p.m. classes and 9

p.m. dance – you make Tuesdays so delightful, my love.

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: 6-Count w. Curtis & Kate, Begins Feb 10th

Next Inter/Adv Class: The Shapes of Lindy Hop w. Jason & Chelsea, Begins Feb

10th.

Next Glen Echo dance: TBA.

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 9th, 2015

Shape it Up

Lindsay Kelly DJs Tuesday!

February classes start!

Look up. No, really. Look up. Not to get all mathematical on you, but everything you just saw was constructed by shapes. Shapes are the building blocks of all things in life – and dancing is no exception.

As February blossoms, Jason & Chelsea will take you on a journey to geometrically proof (too punny?) just that with a series mysteriously titled "The Shapes of Lindy Hop." The course will focus on a different shape each week – not triangles, octagons or parallelograms – but rather, investigate how you can dance in different orientations, including side-by-side, front-to-back and spirals. It's a core technique, but instructor-guaranteed to improve creativity by expanding your vocabulary of moves. Just across the grand staircase, the alliterative power couple Curtis & Kate will christen the next beginner series focused on 6-count. If you've been getting your feet wet, but waiting for a chance to jump in the pool of Lindy Hop, 6-count is the perfect place for you.

For those who heard rumors, the Tranky Doo class is still headed your way; it's just taking a detour. We'll be ready for it just like every week. New classes begin at 8 p.m. and the dance at 9 p.m. Be there or be square – get it, shapes!

Coming up:

Next Beginner Class: 6-Count w. Curtis & Kate, Begins Feb 10th

Next Inter/Adv Class: The Shapes of Lindy Hop w. Jason & Chelsea, Begins Feb 10th.

Next Glen Echo dance: TBA.

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