The Folklore Society of Greater Washington
30th Annual Washington Spring Ball
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Access: Park (free) at 801 Ellsworth Drive. Cross Ellsworth to enter the Civic Building
Do not park at the Whole Foods Lot.
Venue: 5,000 square-foot dance floor; located in a plaza with hotels, restaurants, and shops.
Park free on weekends.
Karen Axelrod (piano)
Eric Martin (violin and viola)
Rachel Bell (accordion)
Save the date — more info to follow
Reception: 7:00-7:30 p.m. — Ball: 7:30-11:00 p.m.
~ Light refreshments served during the break ~
- Bar a Bar
- Cockle Shells
- Fair and Softly
- The Farmer’s Joy
- Gold for the Mahieus
- The Homecoming
- Michael and All Angels
- Pluck Me a Fig
- Prince William
- Puck's Deceit
- Snow Day
- Speed the Plough
- The Two Cousins
- Watkin's Ale
- We Meet Again
- The Young Widow
Dances will be prompted for a few rounds - no walk-throughs. Enhance dancing pleasure for all by becoming familiar with
dances before the Ball by attending Wednesday evening dances, participation in the pre-ball practice session, and, accessing
, which include
, references for tunes in
Barnes and downloadable sheet music for other tunes.
which includes written dance instructions (PDF, 1.8 MB)
2:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Caller: Anna Rain
Musicians: David Knight (fiddle), Melissa Running (piano)
Silver Spring Civic Building
(Same venue as Ball)
5:00 to 7:00
Dinner on your own — many restaurants are within walking distance of the Ballroom —
see Restaurant Tips.
Potluck — Laurie and Jim Mielke have generously volunteered to host a Potluck at their home in nearby Chevy Chase. Directions will be available at the Practice Session
Admission by Reservation
$33 for members (FSGW, ATDS, BFMS, CDSS)
$38 for non-members
Members: $16.50, non-members: $19
Download Ball flyer (PDF, 257 kB).
Carrie Rose, Chair; Kappy Laning, Co-Chair; Roger Broseus, Registrar