Dancing Planet Productions

Contra Dance

(no tickets will be sold at the door)

Triple Helix with
Caroline Barnes and Melissa Chatham

Thursday, February 3rd

Anyone who was registered for January 13th is automatically registered for February 3rd.

The EventBrite registration is now open.

7:30-10:30 pm
Glen Echo Park
Bumper Car Pavilion
7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD

Triple Helix is:
Alexander Mitchell– fiddle/mandolin
Colleen Reed flute/sax
Keith Gillis– guitar. 

Caroline Barnes and Melissa Chatham will provide the calling

Jamie Platt: sound


Future dances will take place on: 

February 24
March 10
March 24

Registration for each dance will take place after the prior dance–to give us time to respond to possible changes.

Janine and the DC Square Dance Collective are organizing a square dance on Saturday, March 5th.  We will provide the link soon.

Tickets are $15 plus a small Eventbrite fee.  You must provide proof of being fully vaccinated, plus proof of receiving a booster (if eligible).  Masks are mandatory for all dancers (no exceptions).  The Bumper Car Pavilion is a covered outdoor space.  There are space heaters in the ceiling.  We will keep many of the plastic curtains open for added ventilation.  We limited ticket sales to 175.  No cancellations.

EventBrite link:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dancing-planet-contra-dance-at-glen-echo-park-january-13-tickets-232405560287

But what about Covid, you ask? Please read carefully: Our planning involves close consultation with an epidemiologist, we are watching the numbers daily, and we’re following State and County recommendations. The dances are scheduled weeks apart to give us time to reevaluate as conditions change.

We’re happy to tell you we received NO reports of illness following the November 4th and December 9th dances. The January 13th dance was postponed, because of the increased risk at that time.

We now require full vaccination AND a booster, for those who are eligible. If you received 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine more than 6 months ago, or one dose of the J&J vaccine more than 2 months ago, please obtain a booster at least a week in advance of the February 3rd dance so you may attend this dance.  While we may have a record that you were vaccinated, and we may have your phone number from last time, we did not keep a record of those who had a booster. On EventBrite, you will be asked to provide phone numbers (use the format: xxx-xxx-xxxx). You must email proof of vaccination and booster to dancingplanet@erols.com. We will keep a record that you were boosted, so you can attend future dances, but we will not maintain a copy of your vaccination card.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you register and then decide you are unable to attend, you may not transfer your registration to anyone else. Since everyone must be pre-registered, if someone else shows up in your place, that person cannot be admitted, per Glen Echo Park requirements.  We will, however, provide you with credit toward a future Dancing Planet dance event–if you send an email at least 24 hours in advance to dancingplanet@erols.com.  

Please email a photo of your vaccination card (showing your booster) to:  dancingplanet@erols.com.  If you are registering with another person please include their vaccination card and phone number, too.



  • No walk-ins at the door, per Glen Echo Park requirements. Registrations are not transferable.
  • Masks are required at all times. Masks should fit well and cover your nose and mouth at all times. We advise Level 3 surgical masks or better (N95/KN95/double masking with surgical mask covered by cloth mask).
  • Tickets limited to 175 dancers (BCP capacity is 350).
  • Many BCP curtains will be rolled up to maximize air flow and allow open air dancing.
  • Please bring your Photo ID to show at the door.


And, OF COURSE, a quick reminder: If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please do not attend this dance. Please wait until the next dance to dust off your dancing shoes!

Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting

ALSO, if you have recently been exposed to someone who is symptomatic or who tested positive for Covid, or you are waiting for Covid test results yourself, please stay home. If you test positive by PCR after attending a dance, please email us immediately at: dancingplanet@erols.com

LOST AND FOUND FROM DECEMBER 9: Are you missing something?

Brown variegated forever scarf, purple stress ball, purple water bottle, blue cloth mask, two sided purple cloth mask. We have your stuff! Please contact barkleyassoc@gmail.com