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.)
Many of the tunes for the dances are in the "standard" references for ECD tunes, i.e., "Barnes I"
or "Barnes II." See
Resources for a index to tunes in the Barnes books, and, for links to sheet music for those tunes not listed in Barnes.
The facility at Cherry Hill park was designed for dancing. It has a wood floor for comfortable dancing and is nicely air conditioned.
METRO bus No. 83 runs from the College Park Metro station, on the Green Line, to Cherry Hill
Metro's Trip Planner, and, view a bus route and 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.
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 Carol Marsh,