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Swouk DC Halloween & 5-Year Anniversary Party (Zouk + West Coast Swing)

sat30oct8:00 pmsat2:00 amSwouk DC Halloween & 5-Year Anniversary Party (Zouk + West Coast Swing)8:00 pm - 2:00 am Glen Echo Spanish BallroomDance StyleZouk,WCSFeaturesIncludes Class

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Join us for a night of Brazilian Zouk & West Coast Swing.
πŸ’œ 1.5 hours of multi-level lessons in each dance with Elena Rovito & Kelly Ponce de Leon
πŸ’œ 4.5 hours of social dancing w/ DJ LOJYK & DJ Chapibol – all music is danceable for both dances.

We’ll be celebrating Halloween plus our 5-Year Anniversary of Swouk DC!
πŸ’œ Costumes welcome
πŸ’œ For those who prefer not to wear Halloween costumes, wear purple and/or black to celebrate.



8:00-8:45pm Beginner Zouk & West Coast Swing Classes
8:45-9:30pm Intermediate Zouk & West Coast Swing Classes

– Brazilian Zouk w/ Elena Rovito
– West Coast Swing (WCS) w/ Kelly Ponce de Leon

Each time slot we have two concurrent classes you can choose between. Learn something new or refresh your memory – the first classes are great for beginners, those needing refreshers for these dances, or those interested in cross training.

– Zouk: Learn or review Brazilian zouk foundations, including timing, connection and basic steps. We will cover patterns such as simple turns, traveling basics, and lateral. Practice these fundamentals so you can enjoy dancing all night!

– WCS: Learn or review west coast swing foundations including timing and footwork. We will cover patterns such as sugar push, sugar tuck, left/right side pass, and whips.



9:30pm-2:00am Zouk & WCS Party
– DJ LOJYK (James Kong) from DC
– DJ Chapibol (Luis Velasco) from DC

Music will be danceable for both dances, so we’ll keep you dancing all night!



Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom
7300 Macarthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812

We’ll be in the big, beautiful main ballroom this time!
Photos: https://www.getawaymavens.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Spanish-Ballroom-Glen-Echo-Park-MD.jpg



Katie Meadows will be our photographer for the night!



Attendees must be fully vaccinated and wear a mask. Must complete covid symptom screener on the day of the event: https://www.danceplace.com/covid/screening


🟣 COST 🟣

– $15 early bird tickets if you purchase by 10/15
– $20 from 10/16-10/29
– $25 on 10/30
– Includes both lessons



Pre-registration is required – get tickets here: https://www.danceplace.com/index/no/9912/Swouk+DC+Halloween+_++5_Year+Anniversary+Party-2021-Glen+Echo_+MD-United+States-Brazilian+Zouk+Dance+event



October 30, 2021 8:00 pm - 2:00 am


Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom

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Swouk DC

Washington, DC is lucky to have a large and vibrant West Coast Swing (WCS) community that offers several weekly classes, socials and annual events. As the Brazilian Zouk scene in Washington, DC and nationally has been growing, there has been growing interest from dancers in the zouk and WCS communities in crossing over and fusing the styles. In October 2016, Helen Chao (a local WCS dancer) and Ashley Kent (a local zouk instructor) got together and organized a local swouk party at Glen Echo Park with a support team of District Zouk and several local WCS dancers. Ashley Kent and Jalene Haramia are now organizing monthly swouk parties, often bringing in international and champion-leveled zouk and WCS artists and instructors.

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