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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

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

March 30th, 2015

Struggle is real

Neil MItten DJs Tuesday @ The Cellar!

It's not easy being a dancer. People gawk in the dazzle of your celebrity, longing after your skills and joyous demeanor, wondering how you could ever complain. But being a dancer is a condition you live with 24/7. It never stops – and it gives no regard to time or place. The soundtrack at the coffee shop at 9:30 (a.m. or p.m.) lends itself to lindy hop. Your iPod skips to a song with a taste of syncopation and dismantles your straight-beat running rhythm. The home-brewed musician at the metro stop is actually good and you have to pull away before your solo jazz steps autopilot.

A consistent target for tempting beats and empty streets – every song a tantalizing invitation. And while the rest of the non-infected world may not get it, we're here for you in your compulsion to dance, because we're infected too.

You can always find a support group at the Jam Cellar on Tuesday nights (Lessons at 8 p.m. and dance at 9 p.m.). In the meantime, bring on the Tranky Doo at the metro stop. Break your run for a moment. Lead your friend in a swingout at the coffee shop. Hang in there and we'll see you soon.

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

March 23rd, 2015

Hit the Road, Jack Frost

Kate Hedin DJs Tuesday!

If you got out of bed this weekend, it's quite clear the DMV is never, ever getting back together with old man winter. All the boys and girls ceremoniously mic-dropped and said "it's not me, it's you, you cold-hearted beast." Fifty shades of Fahrenheit is here!

Can't say we were exempt from the festivities. To help us get over the icy break up, hundreds of our best friends took us out for a night of dancing and live music last Saturday. To all you still warming up to the idea of leaving Jack Frost, just remember, there will be moments of shivers and uncertainty, but it's a new season of life. Spring's got your back – and she'll even bring you flowers just because.

Thankfully, Lindy Hop stays in style no matter the season. Join us Tuesday as the free beginner lesson, Tranky Doo series and 8-count class continue at 8 p.m. Social dancing starts upstairs at 9 p.m. See you there!

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, 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

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