Dancing Planet Productions

Sunday Evening Contra Dance

(with spice: see below)

Music by 

 Caroline McCaskey: fiddle
Larry Unger: guitar, banjo


Caller: Susan Taylor

Sunday, September 17, 2023

7:00-10:00 pm
Glen Echo Park
Spanish Ballroom
7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD

        New dancer introductory session at 6:30 pm

Note: Larry and Caroline will be playing for the afternoon waltz, also in the Ballroom.  See: https://www.waltztimedances.org/

Make it a whole-day activity and have a potluck dinner in the park.



Sunday Afternoon Contra Dance

Music by the Gigmeisters

Caller: Janine Smith

Sunday, October 22, 2023
3-6 pm

Glen Echo Park
Bumper Car Pavilion

New dancer introductory session at 2:30 pm




Tickets are $15 payable at the door either by cash or Venmo.  We recommend preregistration, which will expedite our sign-in process.  Please email your name(s) and email address(es) to dancingplanet@erols.com

We need a valid email address from all registrants for contact tracing purposes.  We  will add you to our email list in order to inform you of upcoming dances, but you are free to unsubscribe at any time.



Extra spice program:

Our spice for September 17th:  This will be a traditional contra dance with traditional calling and plenty of dances that were popular during the 1970s and 80s. 

October 22nd spice: TBA



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.






Covid policies:

This is a mask-optional event, we recommend vaccinations, boosters and masks, but they are not required. The Bumper Car Pavilion is a covered, well-ventilated outdoor space.  The Ballroom is enclosed, but also very well-ventilated.
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