As featured in DC Magazine, The Washingtonian Magazine and the Washington Post — The Jam Cellar Tuesday and Wednesday are weekly dance party hot-spots. Held in a posh, historic mansion and a charming, historic church respectively in Northwest Washington, DC. The Jam Cellar boasts:

We also host special events periodically.

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Below you'll find our latest mailing. This message comes out every week before our Tuesday dance, so the information you see might apply to last week. If you'd like to keep up to date with the mailing list, see below. We pride ourselves on our ridiculous emails.

March 28th, 2017

Norma Miller is bae

Norma Miller is bae

Big day, ladies and gents! You shan't regret opening this email and we promise not to use the word "bae" more than is absolutely necessary. Here's the bae-sic idea.

For the next 3 weeks, LaTasha Barnes is offering our advanced track students a shot at a rare-find, BRAND NEW TO US, dance routine created by Queen Normal Miller herself. The Queen Swings Basie series will major step up your solo jazz performance game. No, it's not Trickeration – for you know-it-alls – it's a routine Norma created for her dancers in 1940 and didn't share again until Herrang Dance Camp 2016 in a secret workshop given by herself and Chester Whitmore. As far as Norma knows, this was not a wiretapped lesson, so you definitely have to come here first if you want a piece of this routine set to Rock-a-bye Basie.

These will run Tuesdays at 9pm on 3/28, 4/4, 4/11 and set you back a mere $45. Yeah, $45 to dance history. That's a bargain. A very strong knowledge of Lindy Hop and intermediate styling is required.

Our usual business will go down too, from the free beginner drop-in lesson at 8 p.m. to the sweet sounds of digital musical intrigue at 9 p.m. P.S. You do know DCLX is just around the river bend, right? April 7 – 9, the district will play host to dancers and musicians from all over the world. It'd be a shame to miss it.

This Week in Jam:

DJ:John Mortenson
Beginner Series: Lindy A, w. Jeff & LaTasha, wk 2!
Intermediate Series: Charleston w. Jason & Caroline, wk 2!
Advanced Series:Norma Miller Dancers routine w LaTasha, wk 1! @9pm


Glen Echo: Save the Date: April 29th!

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Tuesday Dance Hours

FREE Drop-In Beginner Lesson

Dance Class Series


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Tuesday Dance Prices

Beginner Lesson=FREE
Series Class=$15
Dance=$8 ($5 w. student ID)
Series Class + Dance=$20