The Folklore Society of Greater Washington
31st Annual Washington Spring Ball
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Save the Date — a terrific program is in-prep — details to follow.
Venue: 5,000 square-foot dance floor; located in a plaza with hotels, restaurants, and shops.
Directions / Free parking / map / Don't park at Whole Foods.
Daron Douglas (fiddle)
Paul Oorts (accordion &
Reception: 7:00-7:30 p.m. — Ball: 7:30-11:00 p.m.
~ Light refreshments served during the break ~
- After Dinner Maggot
- Beach Spring
- Dance of a Lifetime
- Emperor of The Moon
- Geud Man of Ballangigh
- The Haymakers
- Mr. Isaac's Maggot
- The Punch-Bowl
- Ramblin' Rosie
- Sapphire Sea
- Terry's Triad
- Trip to Paris
- Waters of Holland
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, participating in the pre-ball practice session, and, accessing
, which include
, as well as references for tunes in
Barnes and downloadable sheet music for other tunes.
which includes written dance instructions (PDF, 1 MB)
2:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Caller: Anna Rain
Musicians: Becky Ross (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 (366 kB).
Kappy Laning, Chair; Ann Fallon, Co-Chair; Will Strang, Registrar