DCLX 2014 April 25-27th in Washington DC

Join us for our 13th annual Lindy Hopping festival featuring bands from New Orleans, Pittsburgh, New York, and starring our stripes with three from Washington, DC!

The price is $80, and registration closes April 21st.

Register before April 10th to guarantee housing. Or take a look at our killer diller bands lineup! We still need volunteers, too, so if you'd like to get in at a discounted rate please e-mail volunteer@dclx.org

Thursday Meet & Greet with Capital Blues

Coming in early? Want to warm up with a really hot blues band? Capital Blues has the ticket with a Kick-off for DCLX: Bushmaster Blues at Back Room! $12 from 9-midnight. (If you’re counting that makes seven bands in four days.)

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We’re so excited to feature Bushmaster Blues — Gary Brown is “massively funky, and uncorks truckloads of energy.” And I like my funk massive, you know? Take a listen here and get excited:
http://www.bushmasterblues.com/

We’ve got a beginner lesson at 8:15, and newer dancers are so welcome. No need to bring a partner! It’s only $12 for the night, lesson included.

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Registration closes MONDAY at MIDNIGHT!!

You heard us right: Registration will be closing TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT, so get your tushes over to the registration tab to make sure you will have the time of your life next weekend!

If you’re still not convinced of the importance of this endeavor, just check out the other tabs on this site to learn more about the 6 amazing live bands and 6 incredible DJs we’ve got lined up for you, not to mention the awesome DC venues you’ll get to enjoy while you’re here. And in case you need physical proof of how much fun you will have, here are some pictures from the Lindy Bomb we had this past weekend in Dupont Circle (one of DCLX’s venues) to get the word out to the local DC community about DCLX:

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Pictures thanks to Jerry Almonte

See you all here in less than a week!!

Calling All Hospitable People!

Calling all hospitable people who live in the DC area!

Do you have a couch, futon, or floor space that you could lend to a fellow dancer coming from out of town for DCLX? If you do, then please let us know! Having dancers come from near and far is what makes this event so amazing, but we will need all the help we can get to make sure our out-of-towners have a place to rest their heads at night (or early in the morning if they stay at the late nights as late as we’ll let them!). And on top of helping to make this event as amazing as ever, you will be entered for a chance to win 2 free passes to see Bria Skonberg on June 21st at Glen Echo Park hosted by DCLX for every person you host through the DCLX hosting program!

How do you sign up you say? Well, we’re glad you asked! Once you have registered for DCLX and confirmed your email, login to the DCLX system, and click on the “Housing” tab. Select the “Be a Host” button, and fill out the form. Then keep an eye out for emails coming from the DCLX Housing Committee  regarding the eternally grateful dancers who will be staying with you. Finally, dream about how amazing it would be to get to see Bria Skonberg for free if you were the lucky winner of the 2 tickets to her show on June 21st… That’s all! Thanks in advance, and be sure to let us know if you have any questions about the housing process!

Are You in the Running for A FREE PASS to DCLX??

If for some reason you have not registered for DCLX yet, now is the time! Register and pay for your ticket by Saturday, 3/15  at 11:59PM and not only will you be saving yourself some cash, as the price increases to $80 after 3/15, but you will also be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a WEEKEND PASS to DCLX!! You heard us right, the entire weekend – FREE. So for all you procrastinators out there, end your procrastination right now (or by 3/15 if you insist on procrastinating a while longer) and get yourself to DCLX’s registration page – it’s that tab right up there that says “Register.” After the deadline, we’ll draw one lucky winner for a priceless weekend here at DCLX!

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Photo thanks to Jerry Almonte

On another note, thanks for coming out and making our March 1st event DCLX’s most successful Saturday night event to date! Of course, when you have classes taught by the wonderful Mike Thibault and Joanna Kassoulides followed by an evening of dancing to the tunes of Michael Gamble and His Rhythm Serenaders and then top it off with Mike Thibault DJing some of his favorite songs for our dancing delight, you can only expect to have a happy crowd. We got some great feedback from those who attended, so we’ll be sure to make our upcoming events that much better! And a huge thanks to all of our special guests, Jerry Almonte for DJing the main dance, and all of our volunteers who made the event possible.