Future dates in 2024:

March 24: Rhys Jones and Friends with Will Mentor

April 28: “The French Connection”: Contras, singing squares, and French dances: Sarah Gowan, Bill Quern and Leslie Barr with Leslie Barr, Janine Smith and Susan Taylor.  

June 16

July 28: Playing with Fyre with Timothy Klein

August 25

September 15

October 27: Froghammer with Caroline Barnes

November 24: Waverley Station


More at: http://thedambeavers.band

The Bumper Car Pavilion has a wonderful wooden floor and the  overhead radiant heaters will keep you toasty warm throughout the winter months no matter the weather!

Tickets are $15 payable at the door either by cash or Venmo.  

Please provide a valid email address when you register at the door.  We will add you to our email list and inform you about future dances.  You can unsubscribe at any time.

Unless you opt-out, we will also inform you if there has been a report of Covid infection.  Please let us know when you register. 



Covid policies:

This is a mask-optional event.  We recommend vaccinations, boosters and masks, but they are not required.  If you are symptomatic, or have tested positive, or if you have recently been exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid, please stay home. If you test positive within 48 hours after attending a dance, please email us immediately at: dancingplanet@erols.com


Also of interest:

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW) and the Friday Night Dancers co-sponsor a series of dances on Friday nights at the Spanish Ballroom.  More information at https://fsgw.org/Friday-contra-square-dance.


Dancing Planet Productions

Sunday Afternoon Contra Dance

Music by 

 The Dam Beavers

Ben Schreiber: fiddle
Scotty Leach: piano

Caller: Janine Smith

Sunday, February 25, 2024

3:00-6:00 pm
Glen Echo Park
Bumper Car Pavilion
7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD

        New dancer introductory session at 2:30 pm


Dam Beavers is one of the hottest bands on the contra circuit.   Ben and Scotty are fabulous musicians and provide a ton of energy to the dance floor.   Of course, Janine Smith is the perfect match.   Be prepared to smile all day, dance your socks off, and wonder how you haven’t danced to them before.  We guarantee a great time.  Gender-neutral calling.

More at: http://thedambeavers.band