(update 4/12/2020) Not all of our events are canceled, some are changing to an online format using conferencing and live streaming tools.
The FSGW Calendar can be viewed two ways:
On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the FSGW Board will meet from 8pm to 10pm in a video conference meeting. Please contact the FGSW President via this link or the FSGW WebMaster via this link to get the video conference information if you wish to attend.
Board meetings are open to members. If you have agenda items you wish to have considered, please contact the FSGW President at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLINE PERFORMANCE! Featured tellers are Don White and Beth Horner. Registration and donation information to come. Check back here before the night!
General information about The Grapevine (Storytelling)
Join us online for an evening of English Country Dancing.
Our talented caller has put together a program of dances adapted for one or two dancers.
We will be using Zoom video conference. To get details on how to attend, visit the English Country Dance page
Each week we will be collecting contributions to the caller (turns out it is more work to prepare an evening of dances for people dancing solo, or in pairs, in their homes). To contribute to this week's caller, please use the link below:
Online ECD caller contribution
We're not letting the pandemic stop us from getting together online to enjoy each other's company and to sing delightful songs! You can join us using any Internet-connected device--computer, tablet, or smartphone--or you can join by dialing a phone number.
This monthly family-friendly song circle is about the joy of singing, not about talent. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age or experience. Bring kids and grandkids, and come for informal group singing or just to listen, but do come to enjoy great songs, old or new, humorous or serious, timeless or topical.
Wendy Lanxner will lead some songs with guitar accompaniment. If you would like to request or lead one or more songs and/or be an instrumental accompanist, please tell us when you register.
For security of the Zoom session, please register at https://forms.gle/jr4sR9tmu6VRMBdN8. The Zoom link will be sent on July 14 or 15 to those who register by 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday.
If this will be your first use of Zoom, go to https://zoom.us, click on " Sign Up, It's Free " and follow the prompts (entering your email address when asked for "your work email"). Do this ahead of time so that you'll be all set to "join the meeting" when it's time to do so. Information about getting started with Zoom is at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697.
If you installed Zoom before April 28, go to https://zoom.us/download to install Version 5.0+ before you want to join any Zoom session. (Version 5.0.4 is the latest one.)
Join us on July 15 via Zoom. Especially if you're just getting started with Zoom, please try to join the Zoom session 10 or 15 minutes before 1 p.m. so that we can help with any technical issues before the session begins.
For more information see the Song Circles page.
ONLINE PERFORMANCE! Featured tellers are Janice del Negro and Alton Takiyama-Chung. Registration and donation information to come. Check back here before the night!
For security of the Zoom session, please register at https://forms.gle/jr4sR9tmu6VRMBdN8. The Zoom link will be sent on August 18 or 19 to those who register by 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday.
Join us on August 19 via Zoom. Especially if you're just getting started with Zoom, please try to join the Zoom session 10 or 15 minutes before 1 p.m. so that we can help with any technical issues before the session begins.
The 2021 Getaway is being scheduled for the weekend of September 24-27, 2021--may the coronavirus be under control by then!
In the meantime, we may try to create some of the Getaway workshops and sing-arounds in a virtual format, so you can Zoom in from anywhere in the world. Stay tuned.
Online registration will not open until the 2021 prices are set and ratified. Any prices shown on this page were for 2019. Unfortunately, prices will need to be raised for 2021, although the scholarship fund can help offset the increases for those who can't afford them. Contact Dean Clamons at 703-980-2853 or email@example.com.
This dance will be called with non gendered role terms
Bands: THE MEAN LIDS; UNCLE FARMER; BUDDY SYSTEM
Callers: Will Mentor, Gaye Fifer, Sarah VanNorstrand
When: October 4, 2020 from 1pm to 11pm. There is a break between 6pm and 7pm for the contra dance world's best potluck.
The 10th annual full day of dancing will feature three amazing bands and callers, with hours and hours of blissful dancing!
Please use fragrance sparingly or not at all. Contrastock is being called with non- gendered dance role terms