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Great Gatsby Ball at Ft. Myer's Officer’s Club - with Live Band & Swing Lessons

THE EMBASSY OF AMERICA - 1920s!

The Roaring 20s come alive as we step (and dance) ourselves into F Scott Fitzgerald’s timeless and classic novel “The Great Gatsby”. Relive the prosperity, extravagance and decadence of 1920’s America as portrayed in one of the Greatest American novels.

At the same time, we’ll recognize and celebrate a tribute to our members in the Armed Forces at one of the oldest and most respected military bases for a fantastic multi-part Gala. Welcome to Ft. McNair Invoke the spirit of Jay Gatsby, Nick Carraway, Daisy and Tom Buchannan, and many more fictional – yet historical figures as we learn the Charleston, dance the Lindy hop, and celebrate all night!

This is the perfect event for everyone with plenty of chances to meet new friends through dance lessons, dinner and a late night party. Following an elegant dinner and special tribute to our armed forces, we'll break out into a three part music celebration featuring:

A) Exclusive review of the United States Army Color Guard (Pending approval)

B) ELEGANT DINNER: American Classic Designer Salad Breast of Chicken Picatta Decadent Apple Pie. A cash bar will be available as well.

C) 1920s CHARLESTON and SWING DANCING WITH LESSONS Imagine yourself during the roaring 1920s on a popular dance floor, dancing the Charleston and flapping your hands and legs as they did almost 100 years ago. WW1 has ended and now you yearn for music, dance, company and the chance to hold a special someone in your arms . The spirit, style, and sound of that unforgettable time are recreated in this special gala recreating popular decadent nightlife during the 1920s swing era.

SWING AND CHARLESTON LESSONS Provided by Tom and Debra – Washington’s Swing Masters and Instructor Extraordinariness/Stars for over 15 years. BONUS: Swing Lessons Provided by Tom and Debra - DC's Swing Masters, Instructor Extraordinaire, and Swing Stars for over 15 years!

D) LIVE SWING BAND: Our bank will play from the heart...and usually without music! All the greatest jazz tunes of the 20's and 30's done up right with some spice and swing. Perfect for listening, dancing, or, of course, Great Gatsby Dinner Dance




About the Venue: 
ABOUT OUR VENUE: Fort Myer, one of the oldest Army posts in the country, is located adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery near the banks of the Potomac River. In February of 1881, Fort Myer was named in honor of Brigadier General Albert J. Myer who commanded the Signal School for Army and Navy Officers. Prior to that time it was known as Fort Whipple, in honor of General Amiel W. Whipple, who paid the supreme sacrifice in the Battle of Chancellorsville during the Civil War. At the direction of President Abraham Lincoln, Fort Whipple was commissioned in October 1862. Today, Fort Myer is home to the 3rd U. S. Infantry Regiment, "The Old Guard", the Army's official ceremonial unit and escort to the President, as well as the U. S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own." 


Directions: 
Note: Every attendee MUST have proper picture Identification before being allowed onto the base. If you do not have ID, you will not be allowed on and we cannot grant you a refund. 


Suggested Attire: Black Tie, Semi-Formal, or 1920's vintage wear encouraged. Our members in the armed forces are encouraged to wear their military dress uniforms.

Directions: Ft. Myer Officer's Club 
214 Jackson Avenue 
Fort Myer, VA 22211 

Note: Every attendee MUST have proper picture Identification before being allowed onto the base. If you do not have ID, you will not be allowed on and we cannot grant you a refund


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  • Shalina

    great

    March 30, 2014

  • Claire C.

    i love the music ~ awesome instructors too :)

    March 30, 2014

  • James

    My first Embassy Events meetup. It was a wonderful time and I'm looking forward to future events!

    March 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What time do doors open?

    March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    is there parking there?

    March 28, 2014

    • Greg

      Yes, there is plenty of parking

      March 29, 2014

  • Greg

    5) After dessert, we may have to move some tables away to accommodate our large guest count. Therefore, after dessert, you may not reserve or save seats. There will still be plenty of seating and expect anyone who wants to sit will have ample opportunity throughout the evening. 6) If you are coming with a big group for dinner, please identify yourself when you arrive so we can seat you early and accordingly. 7) If you haven't yet paid, we ask that you do so in advance if you can. We will allow walk ons, but it will be much easier for catering planning. After you RSVP, a paypal link will appear next to the price. The price will go up to $70 on site, and we ask you bring cash if you will be paying then. We look forward to seeing you Tomorrow.

    March 28, 2014

  • Greg

    We hope you are looking forward to Tomorrow’s Gala at Ft Myer’s Officer’s Club. A few important Updates:


    1) All attendees MUST have ID to get onto the base. No exceptions. If you forget ID, we cannot guarantee you can get onto the base and no refund requests will be honored. 2) Remember, the event was moved from Ft. Mcnair to Ft. Myer. The best gate to use for entrance is on 2nd Street and Courthouse. 3) Attire is Black Tie, Semi-Formal, or 1920's vintage wear encouraged. Our members in the armed forces are encouraged to wear their military dress uniforms. Jeans or Stand alone tee shirts will not be allowed. 4) Because we have a big program, dinner will be served promptly at 8:15 PM. We expect to be finished by 9 PM so we can begin the Swing lessons. Please arrive early so we can begin promptly.

    March 28, 2014

  • Greg

    Given the bad weather (cold and possible rain), we are going to forgoe the pre gala tour. There was not much interest expressed in that anyway.

    March 28, 2014

  • Elisabeth E.

    Hello Greg!

    do we have to be accompanied by a gentleman to attend this Swing dance (Greta Gatsby) at Fort Myers? a friend, a lady and I might be very interested in attending..Thank you Greg!

    March 24, 2014

    • Greg

      Of course not. You can come with whomever you want or even alone. In fact, during the dance lessons, we rotate partners so you can meet plenty of new friends

      March 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, how do we pay? I don't see a link.

    March 18, 2014

    • Greg

      After you RSVP, you will see a link next to the price to take you to payPal

      March 18, 2014

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