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?  Over 60 written comments have been submitted thus far before, during, and after the Sunday June 9 Listening Forum and you can access this document now.  It will be updated again in two weeks. Recording of the meeting coming soon.
  • The results of the 2019-2020 FSGW Board of Directors Election are available.  
    Thank you to the current and new board members for your willingness to serve.   
  • The May 2019 Newsletter and June 2019 Newsletter are available online.
  • If you have lost your FSGW site password, click this: Reset password.

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