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Feb
28
Fri
Airplane Blonde Rocks Caddies! @ caddies
Feb 28 @ 9:30 pm
Airplane Blonde Rocks Caddies! @ caddies |  |  |

90’s/Alt Rock, No Cover Charge, Drink Specials!

Feb
29
Sat
Dance Your Way Into 2020 @ Kentlands Mansion
Feb 29 all-day
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Kentlands Mansion, in partnership with Two Left Feet, presents an evenings of Swing dancing. These are instructor-led, beginner’s classes. No experience is necessary. Recommended for ages 18 & up. Non-alcoholic refreshments included; cash bar available. ID required. Admission is $30.

Jump, Jive & Leap Year
February 29, 2020 • 6:30 PM
Beginner lesson at 6:30 PM followed by open dancing 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Swing – Beginner Dance Lesson, no experience necessary. Leap through time with modern & traditional dances of Swing, Foxtrot & Waltz.

DesiGrooves Dance Workshop Vol. 6 – Bollywood Fusion @ Zind Performing Academy
Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
DesiGrooves Dance Workshop Vol. 6 - Bollywood Fusion @ Zind Performing Academy |  |  |

We are back with DesiGrooves, a monthly pop-up dance workshop for all ages and levels.

For our first meet-up of 2020, our theme will be Bollywood Fusion and our instructor will be Chitra Subramanian.

Chitra Subramanian is a dance artist based in Washington, DC and focused on blending her foundation in Indian Classical dance with Hip Hop dance and culture.

A Pittsburgh native, and originally from South India, Chitra has trained, taught, and performed for over 12 years in the cities she has resided in, including DC, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland. She danced with the award-winning Culture Shock DC Dance Troupe, and has served on faculty at City Dance Center, Sitar Arts Center, The Movement Factory and has shared/taught at various community-based, studio, and University spaces.

Chitra’s dance foundation began with her training in Bharathanatyam, an Indian Classical Dance form, and studied this art under the nationally and internationally renowned Pittsburgh-based teacher, Jaya Mani. Chitra began immersing herself in Hip Hop culture after graduating from college, falling in love with all of its art forms and especially urban dance styles through all of the extensive time she spent in DC clubs. She continues to train and participate in the culture as much as possible and deeply believes in the power of Hip Hop to transform, unleash, and highlight unrecognized and untapped talent and potential.

Chitra’s style explores how the basic foundations of Indian dance infuses new possibility, awareness, and energy into urban dance forms. Her goal is to elevate Indian dance fusion styles by being intentional, authentic, and deeply respectful of these dance foundations that have inspired her. Her classes typically focus on fundamentals in Indian classical movements, exercises in grooves, footwork, and individual freestyle concepts, and demonstration through choreography.

In 2018, Chitra founded TRIBE (now chitra.MOVES), a group of diverse, female artists from different cities, coming together to share and perform the fusion of Hip Hop and Indian dance styles. Most recently, TRIBE competed in the second season of DanceUSADance, a global dance competition and platform, and advanced to the finals in New Jersey and New York City and aired on India’s ZeeTV network. Chitra has also performed with the DC-based Hip Hop collective, Project Charma, at Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, and recently participated as a guest performer and teacher at pearlPresents Dance Festival in Pittsburgh. This year, Chitra secured a residency to develop new work through NextLOOK, in partnership with University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith for the Performing Arts and Joe’s Movement Emporium for their 2019-2020 season.

You can find her dance videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/nohalfsteps1

Admission:

Prepaid – $20 for 1.5 hours of group dance instruction; payable via Venmo – @dcwaledesi

Day of event – $25; payable cash or Venmo at the door

Please note that we only have the capacity of up to 30 dance enthusiasts for this edition of DESIGROOVES.

There will be an opportunity to network and connect with like-minded South Asians and other attendees at the dance workshop.

Leap To The Beach Party! @ Caddies
Feb 29 @ 9:00 pm
Leap To The Beach Party! @ Caddies

Join us for a Leap To The Beach party on Leap Day featuring an island cocktail and food menu, beach games with prizes including a weekend stay in Ocean City and live music from Sons of Pirates.

Malibu Rum and Miller Lite will be sponsoring the party with flip flops, shirts, visors and koozies as prizes for the beach games. Beach attire is encouraged!

Mar
1
Sun
Sunday Afternoon Waltz @ Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park
Mar 1 @ 2:45 pm

Join us for a Waltz Dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park on Sunday, March 1, 2020 featuring the ensemble Contratopia playing a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango, and Polka.

The 45-minute dance lesson begins at 2:45 p.m. with a half-hour introductory Waltz workshop and a more advanced move presented the last 15 minutes. Social dancing follows until 6 pm. Admission is $13. No partner required.

For more information, call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org or e-mail info@WaltzTimeDances.org. The Glen Echo National Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812.

Presented in cooperation with the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture, Inc., the National Park Service, and Montgomery County, MD.

Mar
8
Sun
Magic Toyshop Ballet Tea Party @ Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Magic Toyshop Ballet Tea Party @ Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy |  |  |

Want to meet some of the characters from MBT’s next ballet – La Boutique Fantasque – The Magic Toyshop? You are cordially invited to join us at our Magic Toyshop Tea Party on March 8th. Please call or click for tickets. These will sell out quickly!

Some of the magical toys you might meet: The ballerina doll, the soldier doll, the russian stacking dolls, the rag dolls, the jack in the box, and more!

-Meet characters from the ballet and watch them perform for you
-Enjoy a ballet class and a craft
-Enjoy a snack and a sweet treat

Each child needs a ticket; parents are admitted free of charge. This event is age-appropriate for children ages 3-7. Tickets $20 each.

Mar
15
Sun
Sunday Afternoon Waltz @ Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park
Mar 15 @ 2:45 pm

Join us for a Waltz Dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park on Sunday, March 15, 2020 featuring the ensemble Morrison, Knight, and Rose playing a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango, and Polka.

The 45-minute dance lesson begins at 2:45 p.m. with a half-hour introductory Waltz workshop and a more advanced move presented the last 15 minutes. Social dancing follows until 6 pm. Admission is FREE. No partner required.

For more information, call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org or e-mail info@WaltzTimeDances.org. The Glen Echo National Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812.

Presented in cooperation with the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture, Inc., the National Park Service, and Montgomery County, MD.

Mar
20
Fri
MOVE! Women’s Rights from ISADORA DUNCAN to NOW @ The Whittemore House, Home of the Woman's National Democratic Club
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
MOVE! Women's Rights from ISADORA DUNCAN to NOW @ The Whittemore House, Home of the Woman's National Democratic Club

2020 is the 100th year anniversary of the 19th amendment–women’s right to vote.

Join the dancers, actors, and singers of Word Dance Theater in an artful, exuberant and immersive celebration of the Suffragist movement from 1920 to now.

Audiences will be guided through the beautiful historic Whittemore House, home of the Woman’s National Democratic Club, as they witness a delicate weaving of Isadora Duncan’s groundbreaking historical dances for social justice from the suffragist period with contemporary dances created by award-winning Duncan choreographer and dancer, Cynthia Word. A live chorus led by virtuoso pianist and music director Carlos Cesar Rodriguez offers emboldening songs of suffragists then and now, and powerful theatrical scenes created from historical and contemporary writings of the women’s movement by Helen Hayes Award nominated playwright Jenny McConnell Frederick tell the stories of the suffragist journey from Votes for Women to #MeToo.

A Q&A session will follow the performance.

ABOUT WORD DANCE THEATER
Word Dance Theater, www.wordance.org, is an award-winning modern dance company specializing in preserving the dances of Isadora Duncan, the Mother of Modern Dance, as well as creating new dances in the Duncan style for 21st century audiences. For over 20 years, Word Dance Theater has artfully blended music, theater, and visual arts with free and natural dance movements to explore and celebrate the resilient human spirit.

Word Dance Theater is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

Photo credit: Ryan Maxwell

Mar
21
Sat
La Boutique Fantasque – The Magic Toyshop: A ballet experience @ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Mar 21 – Mar 22 all-day
La Boutique Fantasque - The Magic Toyshop: A ballet experience @ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre presents: La Boutique Fantasque – The Magic Toyshop! This is a fun, interactive ballet experience not to be missed!

Your ticket includes:

Pre-performance:
*Lobby activities: Children can visit MBT’s toyshop to select a small toy. (one included with each child’s ticket); Facepainting

During the performance:
*Interactive elements during the ballet

Intermission:
*Magic show on stage & activities continue in the lobby

Post-performance:
*Stay to meet characters from the ballet

Performances:
Sat. March 21 12pm & 4pm
Sun. March 22 12pm & 4pm

Special post-performance meet-n-greet for children of all ages will be held after each performance.

Theater Information:
Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Montgomery College
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850

-All tickets are general admission.
-The lobby opens one hour prior to performance time.
-The theater doors open 30 minutes prior to performance time.
-No food or drink is permitted into the theater, but refreshments are permitted in the lobby.
-Every person (including infants) must have a ticket, per fire marshal regulations.
-Refreshments and small gifts are available for purchase in the lobby.
-Flowers for your favorite cast member are available for purchase in the lobby.
-There is plenty of room in the lobby if your child needs a little break from the performance.
-Seating for patrons with disabilities is available, please speak with an usher.
-Our production of “La Boutique Fantasque-The Magic Toyshop” lasts approximately two hours including the Magic Show at intermission.

Mar
27
Fri
MOVE! Women’s Rights from ISADORA DUNCAN to NOW @ The Whittemore House, Home of the Woman's National Democratic Club
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
MOVE! Women's Rights from ISADORA DUNCAN to NOW @ The Whittemore House, Home of the Woman's National Democratic Club

2020 is the 100th year anniversary of the 19th amendment–women’s right to vote.

Join the dancers, actors, and singers of Word Dance Theater in an artful, exuberant and immersive celebration of the Suffragist movement from 1920 to now.

Audiences will be guided through the beautiful historic Whittemore House, home of the Woman’s National Democratic Club, as they witness a delicate weaving of Isadora Duncan’s groundbreaking historical dances for social justice from the suffragist period with contemporary dances created by award-winning Duncan choreographer and dancer, Cynthia Word. A live chorus led by virtuoso pianist and music director Carlos Cesar Rodriguez offers emboldening songs of suffragists then and now, and powerful theatrical scenes created from historical and contemporary writings of the women’s movement by Helen Hayes Award nominated playwright Jenny McConnell Frederick tell the stories of the suffragist journey from Votes for Women to #MeToo.

A Q&A session will follow each performance.

ABOUT WORD DANCE THEATER
Word Dance Theater, www.wordance.org, is an award-winning modern dance company specializing in preserving the dances of Isadora Duncan, the Mother of Modern Dance, as well as creating new dances in the Duncan style for 21st century audiences. For over 20 years, Word Dance Theater has artfully blended music, theater, and visual arts with free and natural dance movements to explore and celebrate the resilient human spirit.

Word Dance Theater is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

Photo credit: Ryan Maxwell

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