FSGW (Folklore Society of Greater Washington) creates opportunities for participation in the joys of traditional dance, music, and storytelling in the Washington DC metro area, for over 50 years.

  • Over 200 events a year
  • Discounts and free events for Members
  • No experience or partner necessary at dances
  • Family friendly

City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums (Washington Folk Festival)
Miyako Taiko (Washington Folk Festival)
Open Jam (Washington Folk Festival)
Washington Toho Koto Society (Washington Folk Festival)
Lursan Dagra, Mongolian Throat Singer (Mid-Winter Festival)
Soul in Motion (Washington Folk Festival)
Halau Ho'omau (Washington Folk Festival)
Kevin Owens of Reverb Stage (Washington Folk Festival)


  • Interested in what members of the Dance Community are saying about non-gendered calling terms?  Many written comments have been submitted to supplement those delivered in person at the Sunday June 9 Listening Forum and you can access this document now.  There were close to 80 comments and this is the final document. A recording of the meeting is available as of August 3, 2019. It is 1 hr 5 minutes long, starts with 8 seconds of quiet, and opens a new tab to play in.
  • The October 2019 and November 2019 Newsletters are available online.
  • If you have lost your FSGW site password, click this: Reset password.

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