Sunday Jam Past

The Sunday jam has been happening for a long time. On November 27, 2012 we found out more about our history when Robin Gilmore posted to our group mailing list some stuff she discovered in her files...

Robin Gilmore:

'Look what showed up during a purge of old file cabinets (the old fashioned metal kind)... Almost live from 7th St., circa 1982, it's Robin, Roger, another Robin and someone whose name escapes me.

Check out Roger's Tom Selleck look!'

Roger Neece:

'The studio space was at 407 7th ST, NW, the old Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) building. I had a shared studio with Murray Spaulding (now in NYC doing her "mandala" work), and we split the 7th floor with Eric Hampton's ballet studio.

We all mucked it out from 18" of pigeon guano, laid a floor (Alex?) and danced there for 3 years. I think that the other Robin is Robin Bowie?

Cannot remember/ID the other woman in the pic. David Appel and I shared teaching duties, twice a week. We moved into this space after being at GWU for 2 years, then we were on to using space with Liz Lerman at her old Landsburgh department store loft.'

Ken Manheimer:

'Since then, the DC jam has been at several places along the way, including two substantial tenures at St. Monica and St. James Church social hall in Northeast DC, American University, Glen Echo Park, Joe's Movement Emporium in Mt. Ranier, MD, and George Washington University.

The shifts have happened for many different reasons, but we've missed hardly any Sundays along the way.'

  • Recent venues

    • August and September, 2022:

Saint Monica and Saint James Episcopal Church social hall
222 8th Street, NE, Washington, DC (Capitol Hill)

    • Oct 2019 through July 2022

Dance Institute of Washington
3400 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010 (Columbia Heights)
(Hiatus for COVID quarantine from March 2020 through June 2021, and jam was sporadic until around Sep 2021.)

    • Aug 2017 through Sep 2019

St. Marks Episcopal Church
301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003 (Capitol Hill)

    • Mar 2013 through July 2017

Saint Monica and Saint James Episcopal Church social hall
222 8th Street, NE, Washington, DC (Capitol Hill)

    • Before that (not in particular order):

      • George Washington University Corcoran School of Arts and Design studio at The Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052. We send big thanks to Maida Withers for having made this option available for several years and on many scattered occasions, besides.

      • Joe’s Movement Emporium

      • American University

      • Saint James Episcopal Church (later became Saint Monica and Saint James) for many years

      • A bit of time at Glen Echo