Areas for will be provided for changes of clothing before the Ball. Signs will be posted to direct dancers to changing rooms for ladies and men.
The Spring Ball is a fun and welcoming event with a line-up of dances to appeal to most dancers and is not a "for those who know event." (See answer to immediately preceding question.)
If sheet music for a Ball dance is not readily available in standard references such as
or "Barnes II" (scroll-down on this
web page), dance leaders may contact the Ball Chair about sources (see "More Questions," below, for contact info).
The facility at Cherry Hill park was designed for dancing. It has a wood floor for comfortable dancing and is nicely air conditioned.
METRO has a bus that runs from the College Park Metro station, on the Green Line, to Cherry Hill Park - Bus No. 83 (see:
Metro's Trip Planner and the schedule —download a
PDF). Note that the last bus leaves Cherry Hill Park at 9:26 p.m. so consult with organizers at the Ball to arrange a ride, e.g., to a Metro station. Dancers might also provide a ride if convenient to their commute to/from the Ball.
The Ball is being held at the Cherry Hill Park conference center. The park includes a camp ground with cabins, tents and spaces for RVs. Dancers interested in camping should contact the park directly — Cherry Hill Park
web site). They offer discounts to members of certain RV clubs and associations. The park also touts that it is the camp ground closest to the sites in Washington, DC. Being in a major Metro area, the prices are higher than other locations.
Work scholarships are available to those who need assistance paying for admission. Contact the Ball Chair or Registrar for information about availability (see "More Questions," below, for contact info). Note also that there are also discounts for students and for early registration.
Volunteers are always welcome and needed. Opportunities include,
- Decorating the hall
- Setup and cleanup
- Helping with the potluck
- Contact the Ball Chair or Registrar to volunteer (see "More Questions," below, for contact info).
main ball page for more info, e.g., to view the program of dances, to register, for directions, tips on where to eat near Cherry Hill Park, etc. If your questions are still unanswered, send an email to the
or, to Fred Todt,