The evening of January 20 is full of pricey inaugural balls starting at $150 and up. Well if you have forgotten to pack your ball gown or your wallet is feeling a bit light, you might want to head over to the Jam Cellar's "Black and White Inaugural Ball" and benefit for Washington Parks & People. The admission is a measly six bucks (you might want to drop a bit more in the bucket to benefit the nonprofit center.)
The evening will feature hot swing dance music spun by local DJs Jerry Almonte and Mike Marcotte to get you warmed up after a chilly day on the Mall. If your jitterbug is a bit rusty, there is a free beginner's lesson from 9-9:30pm. Dancing from 9 to midnight. I'll be there, so save me a dance!
The Jam Cellar is at the Josephine Butler Parks Center, at 2437 Fifteenth Street, NW, across from Meridian Park in Washington, DC (Google Maps link). Head to the Jam Cellar website for more info or read the complete announcement after the jump…
Our Black & White Inaugural Ball & WPP Benefit
On January 20, 2009, we invite you to join us our our very own
non-conventional Inauguaral Ball. Don your best black and white
fineries and join your fellow swing dancers to come together to
celebrate the beginning of a historic new presidency in one of the most
beautiful dance spaces in the area.
All proceeds of this night will go to our gracious hosts at Washington Parks & People.
While the admission is only $6 for the night, we highly encourage you
give more to support them, the Parks Center, and their mission.
Alternatively, you can give to WPP via their website.
Week 3 of our Lindy in the Fast Lane with Bobby White and Gretta Thorn. Drop-ins welcome for $15. For Int/Adv dancers. From 8:30-9:30.
Week 5 of our Beginner Series. No drop-ins please. From 8:30-9:30.
FREE BEGINNER LESSON! No Partner or Experience Needed! From 9:00-9:30.
DJ: A double bill (or would it be bicameral for the occasion?) with
Jerry Almonte and Mike Marcotte – two of Washington's favorite DJs!
[CC-licensed photo by Silverlyn / Soo Clark.]