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Carpe Diem! 2nd Thursdays! Don't miss the chance to dance to live music & caller

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If you can walk, you can do these dances.

No need for a partner or prior experience.

The caller tells you what to do.
Fabulous fun and great exercise too!

AND a great way to make new friends.

If you don't feel like dancing, you can enjoy the live music and festivities.

Find out what all the buzz is about and why HUNDREDS of people turn out every Friday and Sunday nights at the Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom for live music and contra-dancing. Its popularity is sweeping the nation--so we hope you will seize the day and catch the wave.

Join us on the 2nd Thursday of every month (Feb 13, March 13, April 10, etc.) in the beautiful Great Hall, our new Community Dance venue, and participate in the pleasure of dancing on the sprung wood floor--one of our Silver Spring Civic Building's greatest assets! And discover the most fun way to get exercise ever invented!

Sprung wood floor in the Great Hall

7-7:30pm--beginner dance workshop
7:30-10pm--dancing to live music (with break for refreshments)

Plenty of parking in public lot across the street:
801 Ellsworth Dr. (between Spring St. & Fenton)

Five-minute walk from the Silver Spring Metro

$10 general admission (FREE to first-time attendees)
$8 Revels, FSGW & BFMS members, Meet-Ups
$5 students

NOTE: Volunteers get free admission. Call for more info. Opportunities for Student Service Learning hours.

More info: [masked] /[masked]
Bob Mathis: [masked]
Jeff Kenton: [masked]

To learn more about the dance and which musicians and caller are featured each month, visit: ( (

Here is an article about the Silver Spring Dance:

The Silver Spring Dance is presented by Carpe Diem Arts (c/o Class Acts Arts) -- in partnership with the Montgomery County Recreation Department's
BE ACTIVE MONTGOMERY initiative, and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW) -- with additional support from the MoCo Community Access Pilot Program, Silver Spring Town Center Inc. and Blessed Coffee.

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