Glen Echo in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Glen Echo Park: Spanish Ballroom c. 1943
Caption of photo in upper right hand corner of marker
Dancers pack the Ballroom on a warm night in 1943. The picnic grove was a popular place to cool off and socialize during the dance break.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
Location. 38° 58.044′ N, 77° 8.317′ W. Marker is in Glen Echo, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo MD 20812, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glen Echo Park: Protest Years 1960 (here, next to this marker); Glen Echo Park: Aerial View c. 1954 (here, next to this marker); Glen Echo Park: Chautaugua c. 1891 Glen Echo Park c. 1930 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Glen Echo Park Yurts (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Clara Barton Trail (about 300 feet away); Trolley Parks In America (about 300 feet away); Glen Echo From Past to Present (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Echo.
More about this marker. These pictures were taken with Elite Chrome 200 film and scanned into JPEG files.
Regarding Glen Echo Park: Spanish Ballroom c. 1943. The Spanish Ballroom remains an active center for the DC region's dance community. Here are some examples of ongoing dance styles and schedules:
A variety of dance styles on Thursday nights.
The Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo Park.
Mostly Contra Dance and Square Dance with some Waltz.
The Washington Swing Dance Committee
Swing Dance on Saturday Night
Mostly Waltzes but with some Tangoes and other styles. 2 Sunday afternoons per month.
Folklore Society of Greater Washington
Mostly Contra Dance and Square
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,046 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 25, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.