French Embassy Gatsby Soiree with Live Band, French Wine, Desserts along with Swing and Viennese Waltz Lessons
Join us to relive the 1920s with a thrilling night of music, dance, wine, and delectable desserts at one DC's most magnificent embassies. Attend on your own or with friends for an unforgettable rendezvous with swing and Viennese waltz lessons followed by dancing. Also enjoy wine and delectable Parisian desserts available for purchase. 

Event Date

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Event Address

Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington DC 20007

Requested Attire

Gatsby inspired attire requested. Ladies are encouraged to wear cocktail or fashionable vintage attire. Gentlemen are invited to wear cocktail attire or swanky period attire. All guests must be strictly 21 and over to attend and all guests must attend with photo ID. French Embassy security will check and validate IDs of all guests.

Event Description

Join us at the Embassy of France for our Gatsby Dance Soiree with dancing to The Foggy Bottom Whomp-stompers! The evening begins with swing and Viennese Waltz dance lessons. A partner or prior dance experience not needed to sign up so join us on your own or with friends and dance the night away to our live band performing thrilling prohibition era music from the 1920s and 30s as you experience a memorable rendezvous in the City of Lights. 

Whisper the password (or present your ticket!) to enter the secret world of speakeasy that bring to life the thrilling excitement of the 1920s. Experience a sophisticated celebration of music, art, wine, desserts and dancing at one of DC's most magnificent embassies! The music performed by our live band brings to life the the glamour, elegance, and extravagance of 1920s America as characterized in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby. As you enjoy the evening, enjoy French wine and desserts available for purchase at the cash bar. Our Gatsby Soiree sold out last year. Ticket availability is limited so make your reservations early and join us in your vintage inspired attire. 

Please note that dinner is not served at the event and instead French desserts and wine will be available for purchase. Please plan to have dinner before or after the event. The event is structured as a dance soiree to meet, network, and socialize with ICDC members as you enjoy an evening of dancing at the French Embassy. As such kindly note that the event is not presented as a seated event and we kindly ask for your patience and understanding while we work with our event partners to present you a wonderful evening. 

We need a complete guest list of all the attendees for security purposes at the entrance so if you reserve more than one ticket, please e-mail us the full name of each guest. All guests must be 21 and over. Reserve your tickets now as space is limited. For a limited time discounted tickets are available and ticket prices are subject to increase without notice as we reach capacity for the event. The current ticket price is listed below. 


  $30.00 - 7PM Admission French Embassy Gatsby Soiree with Swing and Viennese Waltz Lessons for ICDC Members:
At our French Embassy Gatsby Soiree in Paris you will learn how to dance the Viennese waltz, one of the most elegant and romantic ballroom dances followed by swing, one of the most thrilling dances that bring to life the excitement of the 1920s. Lessons will be followed by a dance soiree in the embassy ballroom. Also enjoy wine and French desserts available for purchase.

$25.00 - 8:30PM Admission French Embassy Gatsby Dance Soiree with dancing to a live band for ICDC Members:
Join us for our French Embassy Gatsby Dance Soiree with dancing to a live band as you meet ICDC members and make new friends. Also enjoy wine and French desserts available for purchase. Admission is at 8:30 PM.

Please note that online ticket sales are non-refundable. The current ticket prices are listed above. Please note that ticket prices are subject to increase as we approach the commencement of the event and we encourage you to reserve your tickets early, as space is limited.

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Event Agenda (May change)

Due to enhanced security at the French Embassy, photo ID is REQUIRED for attendance. Please ensure all ticketholders and each guest attending with a ticketholder has valid photo ID. We are unable to issue a refund if you are denied entry due to lack of photo ID. If you reserve more than one ticket, please e-mail us the full name of each guest.

7:00 PM Admission commences
~ Viennese Waltz Dance Lesson
~ Swing dance lesson

8:30 PM Dance Party  (starting time approximate, and after the dance lessons)
Dance the night away to our live band performing a thrilling selection of vintage music for an unforgettable night of dancing! We will play Viennese Waltzes and other music during band breaks. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice your dancing and socialize with other attendees.

10:30 PM Evening concludes with the cash bar closing at 10:15 PM.


If driving, street parking will be available on Reservoir Road and throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. Also, there is a pay lot located across the street at Georgetown University Hospital. Due to security considerations, parking WILL NOT be available on the grounds of the Embassy of France.

If using public transportation, the D6 Metro Bus towards Sibley Hospital drops off directly in front of the embassy. Due to limited parking, we recommend Uber, public transportation or a cab.

Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.