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."
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