Thanksgiving Dance Parties at Millennium Stage, DC9, and Tropicalia Thursday, Nov. 28

Some may argue the hours following a rich, luxurious meal are best spent napping, not dancing. But should you fight through the effects of tryptophan this Thanksgiving, D.C. is rife with opportunities to burn off those potatoes and gravy. The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage invites swing dancers to show off their rock steps and kicks beginning at 6 p.m. Should you prefer electronic-tinged music created in this century, DJ Rex Riot (shown) has you covered at DC9, along with Crown Prince and Shanti Shree. Events take a funkier turn later in the evening at Tropicalia’s “Re-Union” party, where dancehall DJ Spyda spins Jamaican hits into the early hours. So it’s official: You’ve got no excuse to stay on the couch rubbing your belly tonight. The Thanksgiving Swing Dance Party begins at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. “No Offense” begins at 9 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $3. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com. “The Re-Union” dancehall party begins at 10 p.m. at Tropicalia, 2001 14th St. NW. $10. (202) 629-4535. tropicaliadc.com.

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