1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
The Washington Hilton is temporarily closed due to Covid. We are hopeful that with the vaccine rollout that hotels will be safely reopening their doors throughout the country later in 2021. It is possible to make a reservation for DC Out 2021 through the Hilton Reservation line, but we think it would be prudent to wait for the hotel to physically reopen its operations at the Washington Hilton before we encourage our attendees to book their reservations. We hope to know more by the end of March and will keep you posted on our plans for DC Out 2021.
The event begins Thursday, September 2nd through Sunday, September 5th, 2021 (There will be dancing through the early morning hours of September 5th, 2021).
The hotel may allow us to extend our discounted rate ($119/night) if you want to stay in DC for a longer visit, so let us know if you need an extended stay and we will find out what is possible!
ROOM RATE: $119 per night for single/double occupancy.
RESERVATIONS: You will be able to make reservations online beginning September 5th, 2020.
DC Out Family:
It is with sadness that we announce we are cancelling DC Out on May 21st – May 24th, 2020 due to health and safety concerns and government restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The good news, however, is that we have been working closely with the event hotel and have made arrangements to hold DC Out over Labor Day in 2021 (September 2nd – 6th) at the Washington Hilton. The hotel has also agreed to lower our room rate to $119 for single or double occupancy!
We miss our dance family and are going to be in dance withdrawal for several months, but we know that these social distancing measures are necessary and important. We send our love and support out to all of you, especially those out of work.
Accordingly, if you have already paid for your 2020 weekend pass, you have two options:
1. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a refund.
2. We will automatically transfer your payment to our event next year and you will be all set for Labor Day 2021. If for some reason you cannot attend the Labor Day 2021 event, you may transfer your pass to someone else.
Lastly, the Washington Hilton needs DC Out guests that have made hotel reservations to cancel them as soon as possible. The hotel needs to release these rooms to try to recapture any new room reservations they can. Unfortunately, the hotel system will not let you book a room more than 365 days out, so you cannot make new reservations until September 2020.
Again, we send our love to all of you as you help to flatten the curve and take care of yourselves and family.
We hope to see you at other dance events later in 2020 and 2021. The Wrangler Weekend in Los Angeles is July 17-19, 2020 and IAGLCWDC/Stompede event is September 3-6, 2020 in San Francisco.
Jim, John and Sara
Coming by Plane
Planning to fly into one of DC's three convenient airports? Then take one of the following ground transportation options:
FROM REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT (DCA) Take the Metro from the airport (blue or yellow lines then transfer to red line) to Dupont Circle. Exit at the north end of the Station to Q Street and walk four blocks north on Connecticut Avenue. Metro's site
FROM WASHINGTON-DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (IAD) Take a free shuttle to the Wiehle Metro Station. Take Metro (silver line then transfer to red line) to Dupont Circle. Exit at the north end of the Station to Q Street and walk four blocks north on Connecticut Avenue. Metro's site
FROM BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BWI) Catch a free shuttle to the MARC/AMTRAK train station, where you can get a train to Union Station. From there, transfer to Metro red line to Dupont Circle. Exit at the north end of the Station to Q Street and walk four blocks north on Connecticut Avenue. More Info
Coming By Train
Ride Amtrak from many places on the Eastern Seaboard and in the Midwest directly to Union Station. From there, transfer to Metro red line to Dupont Circle. Exit at the north end of the Station to Q Street and walk four blocks north on Connecticut Avenue.
Coming By Bus
From NYC or Boston, ride Megabus or Boltbus express bus services directly to Union Station. From there, transfer to Metro red line to Dupont Circle. Exit at the north end of the Station to Q Street and walk four blocks north on Connecticut Avenue. See www.boltbus.com or www.megabus.com for more information.
Coming By Car / Parking
If you can, leave your car behind and enjoy the DC by Metro / walking. If you are traveling by car, the hotel offers parking for $52 self-park and $62 valet per night (including 24-hour in/out privileges) for hotel guests. DC Out guests will be given a 25% discount on self-park and the effective rate is $39 per day. Directions: From Connecticut Avenue, turn onto T Street and drive alongside the perimeter of the hotel. Drive past the T Street Ballroom entrance, and at the first intersection, take a hard left onto Florida Avenue, and then another left onto 19th Street. The parking facility entrance is located on the left, on 19th Street.