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. . . Gone Dancing at Glen Echo Park

Sunday, November 2, 2003; Page C02

. . . gone dancing at Glen Echo Park. Tainted by decades of segregation that were followed by years of neglect, the park is now in the midst of a renaissance. At the center of that is the Spanish Ballroom, an architectural wonder of southwestern, Moorish and Egyptian influences. Its most impressive feature, though, will be at your feet: the sprung maple floor whose unusual design provides a bit of give as the dancers twirl about. Let it put a little spring in your step as well.

A recent $4 million renovation restored the Spanish Ballroom's swinging charm. (Lois Raimondo -- The Washington Post)

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Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. From Saturday night swing dances to Sunday waltzes, the ballroom hosts a range of events. For details, call for information at 301-492-6229 or the recording at 301-492-6282, or go to www.nps.gov/glec.

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