Resources: Dance Lessons and Venues

More Places to Dance

The calendar on Friends of Country Dance lists many places to dance. Check with each venue to confirm before going.

Local small businesses (both are woman-owned) offering country line dancing and lessons:

Facebook: there are a number of Facebook groups about country-western dancing in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area: W.I.L.D., Virginia Line Dance Festival, DC Area Country Dancers, All About Line Dance VA/MD/DC, Backroom Brewery Line Dancers MD Country Western Dancers, Virginia Line Dancers, Tush Push Line and Couples Dancing, Line Dancers on Facebook, Mid-Atlantic Dance Classic, Firehouse Fridays.

Venues: some bars and restaurants occasionally host line dance groups: the Bluemont Station Brewery and Winery in Bluemont, CraftWorx Taproom in Gainesville, the Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, Madigan’s Waterfront in Occoquan, Ned Devine’s Irish Pub in Herndon, Tucked Away Brewing Company in Manassas,. In DC the Firehouse Fridays event is held twice a month at the Hill Country BBQ.

More Lessons

NVCWDA offers dance lessons at the beginning of each dance, usually one line dance (half hour) and one couples dance (half hour). We also review recently taught dances on a regular basis.  Here are the recently taught dances.

Some NVCWDA members offer lessons as part of community programs. Check with the organizer about registration, and fees before you go.

The calendar on Friends of Country Dance lists lessons.

Fredericksburg Country Dance offers line dance lessons.

Many other dance places and clubs offer lessons as do some of the dance studios in the area. Start with a Facebook search for events and groups.


One of the best YouTube channels to learn line dances is Jenny. She has several channels with thousands of videos each with a demo and a lesson: LineDanceDallas3 and LineDanceDallas5

Photo of couples taking a lesson before a NVCWDA dance

NVCWDA usually offers a couples dance lesson and a line dance lesson before each dance. Here we are learning a couples dance.