FSGW Calendar

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Upcoming events

    • 19 Feb 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
    This twice-monthly song circle is about the joy of singing, not about talent. Come for informal group singing or just to listen, but do come to enjoy delightful songs! Words will be provided; no need to read music. 


    For more information see the Song Circles page.


    • 20 Feb 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901

    Along with other songs, sing some love songs, some spirituals, and some civil-rights songs in observance of Valentine's Day and Black History Month.

    This monthly song circle is about the joy of singing, not about talent. Come for informal group singing or just to listen, but do come to enjoy delightful songs! Words will be provided; no need to read music.

     Wendy Lanxner will be a song leader and guitar accompanist. Other song leaders and instrumental accompanists welcome.

    For more information see the Song Circles page.



    • 20 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Town Hall 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812

    Melissa Running calls the dances while Becky Ross (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), and Neil Epstein (piano) play

    The dance is held in the upstairs room of the Glen Echo Town Hall.

    General information on our English Country Dances


    • 22 Feb 2019
    • 8:30 PM - 10:45 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Linda Mansdorf will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:30 - 9:00pm

    Request dancing 9:00-10:45pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Kathie Mack's

    Maine troubadour Will Brown returns to FSGW country where he was a featured artist at the 2017 and 2012 Getaways. He has recorded with fellow Downeasters Gordon Bok, Grey Larsen, and Cindy Kallet and appears on Singing Through the Hard Times, Righteous Babe Records’ 2009 tribute to Utah Phillips. Will’s repertoire spans the Atlantic from Ireland and Scotland to the Maritimes, Quebec, and Puerto Rico. At the home of Kathie Mack (5-minute walk from Takoma Metro station). RSVP & directions: 301-270-5367, kpmack2@gmail.com. $15 suggested donation.

     

    • 24 Feb 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: M Melissa Chatham calls with; Fiddles: Vince O’Donnell, Carol Bittenson, Jane Rothfield, Rebecca Weiss, Linden Bittenson, Abraham Joyner-Myers, Colleen Holroyd  Guitar: Owen Morrison, Bass: Allan Carr, Piano: Charlie Pilzer

    Not Enough Fiddles is a spirited inter-generational contra dance band. The 8 fiddlers and 3 rhythm players are passionate about playing for dancers. Their repertoire of reels and jigs ranges from classic New England to Southern hoedowns to newly composed tunes.





    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 27 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Town Hall 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812

    Ann Fallon calls to the playing of Colleen Reed (flute), Owen Morrison (guitar), and Francine Krasowska (piano)

    The dance is held in the upstairs room of the Glen Echo Town Hall.

    General information on our English Country Dances


    • 01 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Mitchellville, MD

    FSGW Open Sing * Mitchellville, MD

    Friday, March 1 * 8:00 pm

    At the home of Steve Woodbury and Ann Bauer

    Theme:  “Moving:  Moving Out, Moving In, Moving Up, Moving On …. 

    Steve and Ann are hosting at their new home in Mitchellville MD, just outside the beltway.  

    To RSVP and to get directions [more useful than GPS]:  woodburybauerATverizonDOTnet .

    Please:  all snacks must be gluten-free.



    • 01 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 PM - 10:45 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Larry Weiner

    will lead an

    Oldies but Goodies Night

    all request evening featuring recorded music international folk dance favorites
    - many easy dances to just follow along -

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Request dancing 8:30-10:45pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 02 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Bethesda, MD -- contact for directions

    Storytellers and listeners are invited to the home of Jane Dorfman for an evening of shared stories and potluck snacks. Free. Contact Jane at dorfmanjo@gmail.com for RSVPs and directions.

    General information on Story Swaps

    • 03 Mar 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Takoma Park, MD

    The English Country Dance Committee meets at least twice yearly, to consider issues of importance to FSGW English Country Dancing. Meetings are open to all FSGW members.

    If you want to attend and so need to know the exact meeting address, you can email: ecd.chair@fsgw.org

    • 03 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: Caroline Barnes calls with Sandy Hofferth on fiddle, Howard Zane on  banjo, Joe Langley on guitar and Art Abrams on bass.  Old time done right!

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 05 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
    This twice-monthly song circle is about the joy of singing, not about talent. Come for informal group singing or just to listen, but do come to enjoy delightful songs! Words will be provided; no need to read music. 


    For more information see the Song Circles page.


    • 05 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Janie Meneely's

    Alan Reid was one of the leading lights of the Battlefield Band from 1969-2010; since then, he and guitarist Rob van Sante have released five CDs together. Their live set includes traditional Scots songs, songs from Rob's contemporary repertoire, a few vintage Battlefield Band songs and new compositions from Alan's productive pen—along with plenty of fun banter. Alan plays piano, accordion and guitar, and Rob andds his fine guitar playing and vocal stamp. Back in Takoma Park by popular demand on the last leg of their eastern U.S. tour, this is their last show together before returning to Europe. (Rob will be back in June with John Connolly and Janie Meneely.) Visit reidvansante.co.uk for audio samples.

    At Janie Meneely’s (RSVP/directions: jheathmusic@gmail.com). Doors and refreshments at 7:30, concert at 8. $20 suggested donation.

    • 06 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Town Hall 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812

    Melissa Running calls the dances to the music of  Becky Ross (fiddle), Tom Wright (10 string mandolin), and Janina O’Brien (piano).

    The dance is held in the upstairs room of the Glen Echo Town Hall.

    General information on our English Country Dances


    • 08 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Lyceum

    Based in Brooklyn and Sevilla, Spain, Julia Patinella presents Andalusian music “steeped in the celebration and the laments of southern Spain … sub-genres that are only passed down through oral tradition and have been barely exported beyond Andalucia.” She also brings original songs in Spanish, Sicilian and English that reflect themes of the immigrant experience from the perspective of a first-generation American woman.

    Cosponsored by the Office of Historic Alexandria and FSGW, this is the January concert in the Alexandria After Work concert series held in the heart of Old Town Alexandria at 6 pm on the second Friday of each month. Take the free trolley that runs every 15 minutes from King Street Metro station! At the Lyceum (201 S Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314). $15 suggested donation; cash bar.

     

    • 08 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 PM - 10:45 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Ben Hole will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:30 - 9:00pm

    Request dancing 9:00-10:45pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 10 Mar 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex, Glen Echo, MD
    Come out for the Family Dance


    Find general information about Family Dance here

    • 10 Mar 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Welcome Spring! Will Mentor and Uncle Farmer bring an afternoon of mind-benders to encourage you to challenge your dance practice at whatever level you may be. A typical challenging session features dances with figures that might not be regularly encountered in an evening of dance. So be ready to challenge your brain and feet with star thru contra corners, backward progressions, left hand chains, and other odd delights. 

    You will advance your dance practice, be it through learning new moves, getting smoother on infrequent ones, or helping others to do so. Mostly it’s a chance to dance your best and have fun! Informal potluck to follow - stay for the evening dance.

    Uncle Farmer is Ben Schreiber on fiddle and Michael Sokolovsky on guitar. With an Irish and New England sound at its core, the duo is known for its original dance tunes, modern twists on old favorites, and sets mixed with pop rhythms and improvisational flair. Their performances range from sweet and nostalgic to gritty and energetic, and their sound truly fills both the room and the hearts of dancers.


    Both dances will be called with Larks and Ravens


    see you on the dance floor! 


    • 10 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD
    Will Mentor with Uncle Farmer!

    Uncle Farmer is Ben Schreiber on fiddle and Michael Sokolovsky on guitar. With an Irish and New England sound at its core, the duo is known for its original dance tunes, modern twists on old favorites, and sets mixed with pop rhythms and improvisational flair. Their performances range from sweet and nostalgic to gritty and energetic, and their sound truly fills both the room and the hearts of dancers.

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance



    • 13 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012.

    The snow is melting, the days are lengthening, and there's a certain smell just beginning upon the air. The smell of leaves and happy earthworms and new stories sprouting from The Grapevine. The Grapevine is spoken word performance for adults and teens, celebrating the timeless art of the story, hosted by storytellers Noa Baum, Renée Brachfeld, and Tim Livengood. Our featured tellers this month include our own jugglerific Renée Brachfeld, and the marvelous storytelling duo of Norm Brecke and Anne Rutherford.

    The show opens with up to three open-mic storytellers, followed by our featured tellers. Put your name in the hat to be one of our open-mic tellers! Traditional or true, happy or blue, tell the story that you have in you to tell within five (5) minutes(-ish).

    Admission is free. We ask for a $15 donation to support our featured tellers.

    General information about The Grapevine (Storytelling)

    • 13 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Town Hall 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812

    Anna Rain calls the dances while Susan Brandt (flute), Tina Chancey (fiddle), and Melissa Running (piano) make the music.

    The dance is held in the upstairs room of the Glen Echo Town Hall.

    General information on our English Country Dances


    • 14 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building 8525 Fenton Street, Silver Spring MD 20910

    Caller & Musicians:

    General information on the Silver Spring Contra Dance Abigail Hobart will have you up on your feet to the music of LILT - Tina Eck & Keith Carr with Graham DeZarn.  There will be a free introductory workshop from 7 to 7:30.

    • 15 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 PM - 10:45 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Michael Gelman will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:30 - 9:00pm

    Request dancing 9:00-10:45pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
    • St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church 1525 Newton St. NW, Washington, DC 20010

     Come out and stomp your feet.

    More information visit the DC Square Dances



    • 17 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: Erik Sessions (fiddle), Patrice Pakiz (piano, oboe, percussion), Pat O'Loughlin (english concertina and banjo), John Goodin (mandolin and guitar), began playing together in late 1999 and decided that the rewards of working together outweighed the challenges of geographical separation. Many groups of dancers have enjoyed Contratopia's unique musical approach at events from Montana to Florida and the band anticipates continuing to share their enthusiasm for jigs, reels and waltzes with dancers for a long time to come. Ted Hodapp adds feet, concertina and dances.  

    Ladies and Gents

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 19 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Allyworld

    Gathering Sparks, the Ontiario-based duo of Eve Goldberg and Jane Lewis, was described by an Ottawa concert promoter as “plumbing the depths of gospel, folk, and singer-songwriter traditions with talent and grace.” After their debut EP in 2014, they were nominated for the Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year; since then, they have toured from British Columbia to the Maritimes and New England. Eve plays guitar and ukulele; Jane plays accordion and piano; and, in the words of music critic Eric G. Thom in Penguin Eggs magazine, they sing “rich, honeyed harmonies.”

    At Allyworld in the Tonal Park Studios complex, 7014-C Westmoreland Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912 (Metro: Takoma or Ride-On bus no. 12 from Silver Spring). $20 suggested donation. (Use Takoma Radio entrance.)

     

    • 19 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
    This twice-monthly song circle is about the joy of singing, not about talent. Come for informal group singing or just to listen, but do come to enjoy delightful songs! Words will be provided; no need to read music. 


    For more information see the Song Circles page.


    • 20 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901

    Along with other songs, sing some songs in observance of the spring equinox, Irish Heritage Month, and Women's History Month.

    This monthly song circle is about the joy of singing, not about talent. Come for informal group singing or just to listen, but do come to enjoy delightful songs! Words will be provided; no need to read music.

     Wendy Lanxner will be a song leader and guitar accompanist. Other song leaders and instrumental accompanists welcome.

    For more information see the Song Circles page.



    • 20 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Town Hall 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812

    Tom Spilsbury calls the dances while Carrie Rose (flute), Paul Oorts (mandolin and accordion), and Jacqueline Schwab from MA (piano) play.

    The dance is held in the upstairs room of the Glen Echo Town Hall.

    General information on our English Country Dances


    • 22 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 PM - 10:45 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    John Robinson will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:30 - 9:00pm

    Request dancing 9:00-10:45pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Potter Violins

    U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion in 2013 & 2015…. Glenfiddich National Fiddle Champion of Scotland in 2014… yet Mari Black’s touring repertoire includes Celtic, American, and Canadian fiddle tunes, jazz, tango, klezmer, folk, and original material. With degrees from Yale and Columbia and a reputation for “energetic fiddling, sparkling stage presence, and engaging narratives that tie the whole odyssey together, she takes listeners on a musical journey exploring the dance-driven music of the world.” Mari is joined on this tour by guitarist Owen Morrison, familiar to the contra community as a member of Elixir and Wild Asparagus, and bassist Joe Magar.

    This event will be one of the two concerts per year where nominations for the FSGW board of directors are accepted from the audience during intermission. (FREE to FSGW members! Please bring your current membership card.) At the John Kendall Recital Hall at Potter Violins, 7711 Eastern Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912 (Metro: Silver Spring or bus 70 or S2). $20 nonmembers.

     

    • 24 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: Cathy Mason (fiddle), Craig Edwards (fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and vocals), Henry Yoshimura (guitar) The Dead Sea Squirrels is a versatile band that plays the traditional music of the American South, both instrumental and vocal, a rich stew of archaic British transplanted ballads; haunting modal tunes and songs, African-rooted rhythms and blues; Cajun waltzes two-steps; Celtic-influenced guitar nuances; and old-time fiddle and banjo tunes – driving and stately, bouncy, quirky and often eerily beautiful. Canadians Tom and Myra come to call.

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Town Hall 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812

    Kappy Laning calls to the playing of Jeff Steinberg (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (cello), and Liz Donaldson (piano).

    The dance is held in the upstairs room of the Glen Echo Town Hall.

    General information on our English Country Dances


    • 29 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 PM - 10:45 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Michael Gelman will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:30 - 9:00pm

    Request dancing 9:00-10:45pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 31 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: Tristan Henderson (Mandolins, Tenor Banjo, Feet, Vocals), Rick Klein (Guitar, Vocals), Peter Macfarlane (Fiddle, Low Whistle, Vocals), Viveka Fox (Fiddle, Bodhran, Djembe), Brian Hamshar, calling

    Atlantic Crossing has for a decade and a half been thrilling concert audiences and elating contra dancers with songs and acoustic traditional dance music of New England, music which is rooted deeply in the Celtic British Isles and in French and Maritime Canada. Atlantic Crossing's arrangements reveal a deep love of these traditions, coupled with a high level of creativity, emotional expression and just plain fun.

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
    This twice-monthly song circle is about the joy of singing, not about talent. Come for informal group singing or just to listen, but do come to enjoy delightful songs! Words will be provided; no need to read music. 


    For more information see the Song Circles page.


    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Stephen Simko & Phyllis Derrick

    Aside from six solo CDs of traditional Cape Breton fiddle music and original compositions, Andrea Beaton is featured on the 2007 Smithsonian Folkways recording of The Beaton Family of Mabou. Her 2010 CD Branches won the Canadian East Coast Music Award for Instrumental Recording of the Year. On this tour she teams up with Nova Scotia pianist and fiddle player Troy MacGillivray, classically trained at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and St. Francis Xavier University. His fourth CD, Live at the Music Room, was the 2008 ECMA Instrumental Recording of the Year. Like Andrea, Troy is a tradition bearer through his musical family; his grandfather, Hugh A. MacDonald, is a member of the Nova Scotia Country Hall of Fame.

    At the home of Stephen Simko and Phyllis Derrick in Silver Spring, they present Cape Breton music with plenty of room to dance. RSVP/directions: phllsdrrck@gmail.com. $20 suggested donation.

     

    • 05 Apr 2019
    • 8:30 PM - 10:45 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Larry Weiner

    will lead an

    Oldies but Goodies Night

    all request evening featuring recorded music international folk dance favorites
    - many easy dances to just follow along -

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Request dancing 8:30-10:45pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3022 Woodlawn Ave, Falls Church, Virginia 22042

    A traditional and powerful singing of American shape-note hymns, fuging tunes, and anthems in unaccompanied four-part harmony from The Sacred Harp and The Shenandoah Harmony.

    Mid-day picnic on the grounds.

    Note location change ONLY FOR FIRST DAY to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3022 Woodlawn Ave, Falls Church, Virginia 22042.

    See the Potomac River Sacred Harp Singing Convention page for details.


    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • The Great Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike (Rte. 193), Great Falls, Virginia

    A traditional and powerful singing of American shape-note hymns, fuging tunes, and anthems in unaccompanied four-part harmony from The Sacred Harp and The Shenandoah Harmony.

    Mid-day picnic on the grounds.

    See the Potomac River Sacred Harp Singing Convention page for details.


    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: Elke Baker (fiddle), Marc Glickman (piano), Susan Brandt (flute), Sugar Beat is a folk fusion band blending Scottish, Irish, Quebecois, Klezmer, and American music with contemporary improvisation. Stephanie Marie, one of our favorite Southern Belles comes to call!


    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 10 Apr 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012.

    April is the cruelest month, according to one poet who also had a thing about peaches. But who cares about that guy, when there are stories to be heard at The Grapevine? The Grapevine is spoken word performance for adults and teens, celebrating the timeless art of the story, hosted by storytellers Noa Baum, Renée Brachfeld, and Tim Livengood. Our featured tellers this month are the fantastic Susan O'Halloran and the story-filled TAHIRA.

    The show opens with up to three open-mic storytellers, followed by our featured tellers. Put your name in the hat to be one of our open-mic tellers! Traditional or true, happy or blue, tell the story that you have in you to tell within five (5) minutes(-ish).

    Admission is free. We ask for a $15 donation to support our featured tellers.

    General information about The Grapevine (Storytelling)

    • 12 Apr 2019
    • 8:30 PM - 10:45 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Ben Hole will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:30 - 9:00pm

    Request dancing 9:00-10:45pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Falls Church, VA -- contact for directions

    Storytellers and listeners are invited to the home of Margaret Chatham for an evening of shared stories and potluck snacks (ultimate tax relief!) Free. Contact Margaret at Margaret.chatham@veizon.net or 703-698-5456 for RSVPs and directions.

    General information on Story Swaps

    • 14 Apr 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex, Glen Echo, MD
    Come out for the Family Dance


    Find general information about Family Dance here

    • 14 Apr 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: Marty Taylor (flute, piccolo, concertina), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Jonathan Jensen (bass, piano, ocarina), Steve Hickman (fiddle) occasional member, 

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 16 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex, Glen Echo, MD

    Contra Sonic, FSGW's alternative music contra series, is the Washington region's only techno contra series! Come on out to the Back Room and contra dance to a selection of electronic, techno, pop, or club music one Tuesday every other month. Featuring by new and upcoming performers, a new sound system, and club-style lights, Contra Sonic is proud to present a dynamic form of the living contra tradition. Contra Sonic uses non-gendered role terms. All newcomers welcome! 

    Admission: $9, $7 for members, youth, and students

    Dancing 8:00 - 10:30pm with an orientation to contra dancing at 7:30

    • 19 Apr 2019
    • 8:30 PM - 10:45 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Passover weekend - no dance

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 21 Apr 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    It can't possibly snow enough to shut us down today, can it?

    Caller & Musicians: Tom Wright, mandolin; Susan Brandt, flute; Charlie Pilzer, piano; Tina Chancey, violin;

    Are We There Yet? all went to music school, and spent varying numbers of years in classical music before starting to play in jazz, rock, or folk. Tom Wright, on mandolin, is the relative newcomer to folk, but dropped out of music school to play in his old rock band before getting his job with the Chicago Symphony. A few years ago his sister Susan Brandt finally succeeded in talking him into playing for dances. Charlie Pilzer (piano) put in his time playing bass in youth orchestras and in music school, but impressed the girls playing jazz piano in high school, and later played for just about everything from Balkan dance to contra dance, with just about everybody. Susan Brandt (flute, percussion) was a young classical soloist in high school, but after music school, many recitals and freelancing, discovered folk music, and joined a crazy contra dance band with her old youth orchestra friend, Charlie, to be followed by a succession of bands. Tom Wright had also played in youth orchestra with Charlie, as well as going to the same music school as Tina Chancey, but somehow Tina and Tom didn't meet at the time! Tina Chancey (violin) is best known for her many years in Hesperus and other early music groups, but just wasn't having enough fun, apparently, and one day was recruited into dance music. The result is a highly trained band that promises not to let training get in the way.


    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Camp Letts, Edgewater, MD
    FSGW is excited to announce its 37th annual Chesapeake Dance Weekend. This springtime getaway is one of FSGW's premier events during the calendar year. Superb calling and fantastic musicianship draw campers from across the east coast. With dance workshops during the day and evening dances after dinner, the all-inclusive weekend offers heated cabins, full meals, and plenty of camaraderie. This year's program features contras, squares, and Balkan dancing with headliners Stomp Rocket (Dave Langford, Glen Loper, Bethany Waickman), Jesse Milnes and Friends (Jesse Milnes, Kevin Chesser, Joe "Bass" DeJarnette, Nate Druckenmiller), and Reimlingen Band (Michael Ginsburg, Catherine Foster, Morgan Clark, Belle Birchfield, Emily Geller, Don Godwin). Calling will be led by crowd favorites Diane Silver and Tom Hinds, with Michael Ginsburg leading Balkan Dancing. Registration is now open, so sign up by January 28 for that FSGW member-only discount. Info/registration: chesapeakedanceweekend.org.
    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 8:30 PM - 10:45 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    John Robinson will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:30 - 9:00pm

    Request dancing 9:00-10:45pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: 

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 03 May 2019
    • 8:30 PM - 10:45 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Larry Weiner

    will lead an

    Oldies but Goodies Night

    all request evening featuring recorded music international folk dance favorites
    - many easy dances to just follow along -

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Request dancing 8:30-10:45pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 05 May 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: Deborah Colón (fiddle), Karl Clark Colón (guitar), Robert Douglas (percussion), , 

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 08 May 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012.

    At last, the days are growing longer, the nights are growing warmer, and the scent of honeysuckle is in the air. And there are stories budding on The Grapevine! The Grapevine is spoken word performance for adults and teens, celebrating the timeless art of the story, hosted by storytellers Noa Baum, Renée Brachfeld, and Tim Livengood. Our featured tellers this month are the international Valentina Ortiz and the story-encouraging Scott Whitehair.

    The show opens with up to three open-mic storytellers, followed by our featured tellers. Put your name in the hat to be one of our open-mic tellers! Traditional or true, happy or blue, tell the story that you have in you to tell within five (5) minutes(-ish).

    Admission is free. We ask for a $15 donation to support our featured tellers.

    General information about The Grapevine (Storytelling)

    • 11 May 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building - Great Hall, Silver Spring , MD

    The full 2019 Spring Ball web pages are here: www.bronord.com/ball2019/

    Here is an overview of our English Country Dance ball.

    Dance 7:30 - 11pm, Reception 7 - 7:30 pm.

    Afternoon Practice Session 2:30 to 5:00 pm, also at Silver Spring Civic Building

    A nearby potluck supper follows the practice session, 5:15 to 6:30 pm.

    Clothing changing rooms will be provided.

    Refreshments served during the break at the Ball.

    More info: Washington Spring Ball

    • 12 May 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex, Glen Echo, MD
    Come out for the Family Dance


    Find general information about Family Dance here

    • 12 May 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians:

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 19 May 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians:

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 26 May 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: George Marshall (caller, concertina, and bodhran), Ron Grosslein (fiddle and mandolin), Tim Van Egmond (caller, hammered dulcimer), Timm Triplet (piano), David Cantieni (saxophone, flute, bombard, whistle, and feet)

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 01 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD
    The 39th Annual Washington Folk Festival will be held on Saturday, June 1and Sunday, June 2, 2019. The festival runs from Noon to 7:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday at Glen Echo Park. Rain or Shine! The festival is FREE to the public.


    Full information is on the Washington Folk Festival page


    • 02 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD
    The 39th Annual Washington Folk Festival will be held on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 2019. The festival runs from Noon to 7:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday at Glen Echo Park. Rain or Shine! The festival is FREE to the public.


    Full information is on the Washington Folk Festival page


    • 02 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians:

    After the Washington Folk Festival, what could be better than a contra dance!

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 09 Jun 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex, Glen Echo, MD
    Come out for the Family Dance


    Find general information about Family Dance here

    • 09 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians:

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 11 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex, Glen Echo, MD

    Contra Sonic, FSGW's alternative music contra series, is the Washington region's only techno contra series! Come on out to the Back Room and contra dance to a selection of electronic, techno, pop, or club music one Tuesday every other month. Featuring by new and upcoming performers, a new sound system, and club-style lights, Contra Sonic is proud to present a dynamic form of the living contra tradition. Contra Sonic uses non-gendered role terms. All newcomers welcome!

    Admission: $9, $7 for members, youth, and students

    Dancing 8:00 - 10:30pm with an orientation to contra dancing at 7:30

    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012.

    Summer has returned, the natural disaster that afflicts this region each year. Time for one last cooling evening with The Grapevine before we take a little summer break. The Grapevine is spoken word performance for adults and teens, celebrating the timeless art of the story, hosted by storytellers Noa Baum, Renée Brachfeld, and Tim Livengood. Our featured tellers this month are the multitalented Mama Edie McLoud Armstrong and our own whimsical scientist, Tim Livengood. 

    The show opens with up to three open-mic storytellers, followed by our featured tellers. Put your name in the hat to be one of our open-mic tellers! Traditional or true, happy or blue, tell the story that you have in you to tell within five (5) minutes(-ish).

    Admission is free. We ask for a $15 donation to support our featured tellers.

    General information about The Grapevine (Storytelling)

    • 16 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: Case Murray on guitar and cello, Daphne Pickens and Molly Tucker on fiddles and vocals, Anne Lutun comes to make her Glen Echo Sunday Debut.

    Anne is hailed by Bob Isaacs as one of the best new callers of 2017, an Isaacs protege, Anne is well prepared, a dynamic teacher and has an excellent repertoire.

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: 

    Laura Brophy, Fiddle, Kevin Johnsrude, Guitar and Michael Proctor, Bass. SF Bay Area caller Kelsey Hartman come to call


    The Nettles play...

    ...Celtic music that’s progressive, exciting and a little bit dangerous. This band ignites audiences with fiery music that blends traditional music with modern spices. The Nettles play improvisational music based on traditional tunes, a Celtic jam band that makes audiences move and groove.

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 30 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: Andrae Raffield (fiddle), Joey Dorwart (drums, sax), Jimi Periano (guitar), 

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 07 Jul 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: Quena crain calls with 

    Jonah Sidman: Fiddle
    Corey Walters: Flute, Mandolin
    Michael Friedman: Piano
    Ness Smith-Savedoff: Percussion
    Ross Harriss: Sax/Guitar 

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 14 Jul 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex, Glen Echo, MD
    Come out for the Family Dance


    Find general information about Family Dance here

    • 14 Jul 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians:

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 20 Jul 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • 21 Jul 2019
    • 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD

    Join us for the #dance Weekend.  What's trending?  A one of a kind ultra challenging dance weekend of alternative (non-gendered) role names, hash calling, no-walk-throughs,  squares and other formations that will challenge you to your core. William Mentor and Seth Tepfer are your callers for a wonderful one-off weekend of dancer fever dreams!

    We've got events going on all day and night Saturday, Saturday and Sunday, 

    Get all the info you need about the #dance Weekend (schedule, bands & callers, registration)


    • 28 Jul 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians:

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 04 Aug 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians:

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 11 Aug 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians:

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 13 Aug 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex, Glen Echo, MD

    Contra Sonic, FSGW's alternative music contra series, is the Washington region's only techno contra series! Come on out to the Back Room and contra dance to a selection of electronic, techno, pop, or club music one Tuesday every other month. Featuring by new and upcoming performers, a new sound system, and club-style lights, Contra Sonic is proud to present a dynamic form of the living contra tradition. Contra Sonic uses non-gendered role terms. All newcomers welcome!

    Admission: $9, $7 for members, youth, and students

    Dancing 8:00 - 10:30pm with an orientation to contra dancing at 7:30

    • 18 Aug 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians:

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 25 Aug 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians:

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 01 Sep 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex, Glen Echo, MD
    Come out for the Family Dance


    Find general information about Family Dance here

    • 01 Sep 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: Dave Langford (fiddle, guitar), Bill Tomczak (clarinet, sax, banjo, uke, dumbek), Kate Barnes (piano, guitar, flute, harmonica), A New England based dance band featuring a trio of musicians fervent with the desire and talent to ignite flames under dancing feet. With a wide ranging and hopelessly eclectic repertoire including everything from Irish and Scottish traditional jigs and reels to Balkan, blues and swing tunes (often juxtaposed next to each other) the Latter Day Lizards bring excellent musicianship, playfulness, drama and unrelentingly infectious rhythm to their dance performances.  The incredible Carol Ormand of Wisconsin comes to call

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 08 Sep 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians:


    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 15 Sep 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: Andrea Hoag (violin), David Wiesler (piano), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), 


    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    This dance will be called with non gendered role terms

    Contrastock 9 (2019)

    Bands:  THE RIPPLES; THE ORGANIC FAMILY BAND; ED HOWE, STUART KENNEY, CASEY MURRAY, AND EMERALD RAE

    Callers:  Will Mentor,  Lindsey Dono,  Alex Deis- Lauby

    When: September 22, 2019 from 1pm to 11pm.    There is a break between 6pm and 7pm for the contra dance world's best potluck.

    The 9th 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 

    • 29 Sep 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians:

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 04 Oct 2019
    • 07 Oct 2019
    • United Methodist West River Center, West River, MD

    It starts Friday, October 4, with a pot-luck dinner, and runs so late on Sunday night that we serve breakfast on Monday morning, October 7. See the Getaway page for details 

    • 06 Oct 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians:

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians:

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 20 Oct 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: Owen Morrison - guitar,  Anna Patton - clarinet, Naomi Morse - fiddle

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex, Glen Echo, MD

    Contra Sonic, FSGW's alternative music contra series, is the Washington region's only techno contra series! Come on out to the Back Room and contra dance to a selection of electronic, techno, pop, or club music one Tuesday every other month. Featuring by new and upcoming performers, a new sound system, and club-style lights, Contra Sonic is proud to present a dynamic form of the living contra tradition. Contra Sonic uses non-gendered role terms. All newcomers welcome!

    Admission: $9, $7 for members, youth, and students

    Dancing 8:00 - 10:30pm with an orientation to contra dancing at 7:30

    • 03 Nov 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: 

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 10 Nov 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: 

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 17 Nov 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: 

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 24 Nov 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

    Caller & Musicians: 

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 10 Dec 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex, Glen Echo, MD

    Contra Sonic, FSGW's alternative music contra series, is the Washington region's only techno contra series! Come on out to the Back Room and contra dance to a selection of electronic, techno, pop, or club music one Tuesday every other month. Featuring by new and upcoming performers, a new sound system, and club-style lights, Contra Sonic is proud to present a dynamic form of the living contra tradition. Contra Sonic uses non-gendered role terms. All newcomers welcome!

    Admission: $9, $7 for members, youth, and students

    Dancing 8:00 - 10:30pm with an orientation to contra dancing at 7:30

    • 08 Feb 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Takoma Park, MD
    See full description on the Mid-Winter Festival page.

Past events

17 Feb 2019 Greg Frock with Ball, Oorts, and Gordon Sunday Contra & Square Dance Ravens and Larks
16 Feb 2019 Turnspit Dogs (FREE to members)
15 Feb 2019 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
15 Feb 2019 Occidental Gypsy
14 Feb 2019 Silver Spring Contra Dance: Kappy Laning calling to Tea and Honey
13 Feb 2019 Caller: Anna Rain (Wednesday English Country Dance)
13 Feb 2019 Grapevine Storytelling, with a Quartet of Featured Tellers!
12 Feb 2019 CANCELLED! There is no power at Glen Echo, the venue is closed. Ethan Ableman with DJ Mike Lentz; Contra Sonic features non-gendered role terms
10 Feb 2019 Janine Smith with Otter Loop Sunday Contra & Square Dance Ladies and Gents
10 Feb 2019 February Gospel Sing
10 Feb 2019 Janine Smith and Otter Loop Family Dance
09 Feb 2019 February Open Sing
08 Feb 2019 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
08 Feb 2019 The Alligator Pears
06 Feb 2019 Caller: Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
05 Feb 2019 February 2019 Board Meeting
05 Feb 2019 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
03 Feb 2019 Ann Fallon with Rhapsody Sunday Contra & Square Dance Ravens and Larks
02 Feb 2019 Mid-Winter Festival
01 Feb 2019 Macedonian Music & Dance (Greenbelt) - with Luk Na Glavata & Friends
30 Jan 2019 Caller: Andrea Nettleton (Wednesday English Country Dance)
27 Jan 2019 David Giusti with Tea and Honey Sunday Contra & Square Dance Larks and Ravens
26 Jan 2019 DC Square Dance: The Great American Square Dance Revival LXV
26 Jan 2019 Caller: Scott Higgs (Special Event English Country Dance)
25 Jan 2019 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
23 Jan 2019 Caller: April Blum (Wednesday English Country Dance)
20 Jan 2019 Kappy Laning with Jake Blount and The Satanic Panic Sunday Contra & Square Dance Ladies and Gents
19 Jan 2019 Cold Chocolate (concert)
18 Jan 2019 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
16 Jan 2019 Caller: Dan Gillespie (Wednesday English Country Dance)
15 Jan 2019 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
13 Jan 2019 Cancelled Greg Frock with Are We There Yet? Sunday Contra & Square Dance (Ravens and Larks)
13 Jan 2019 January Gospel Sing--CANCELLED
13 Jan 2019 Cancelled Kappy Laning with Charlie Pilzer and Tina Chancey Family Dance
11 Jan 2019 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
11 Jan 2019 Leigh Beamer (concert)
10 Jan 2019 Silver Spring Contra Dance, Tom Hinds calls to Terpsichore
09 Jan 2019 Guest Caller: Tom Roby (Wednesday English Country Dance)
09 Jan 2019 Grapevine Storytelling, Donald Davis and Noa Baum
06 Jan 2019 Anna Rain with Maivish Sunday Contra & Square Dance Larks and Ravens
04 Jan 2019 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
04 Jan 2019 January Open Sing
02 Jan 2019 Caller: Stephanie Smith (Wednesday English Country Dance)
01 Jan 2019 NO Circle of Life Song Circle on New Year's Day (Song Circles)
31 Dec 2018 New Year's Eve Contra Dance Ball
31 Dec 2018 New Years Eve English Country Dance Gala
30 Dec 2018 Alex Deis-Lauby with Stomp Rocket Sunday Contra & Square Dance (Ravens and Larks)
28 Dec 2018 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - No Dance - Dance Studeo Unavailable
26 Dec 2018 Caller: Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
23 Dec 2018 Sue Gola calls with Live Wire Sunday Contra & Square Dance called with Ravens and Larks
21 Dec 2018 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - No Dance - Dance Studeo Unavailable
19 Dec 2018 Caller: Susan Taylor (Wednesday English Country Dance)
19 Dec 2018 Schweinhaut Song Circle (Song Circles)
18 Dec 2018 Contra Sonic - DJ Flourish and Brian Hamshar
18 Dec 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
16 Dec 2018 April Blum with Cabaret Sauvignon Sunday Contra & Square Dance called with Ladies and Gents
15 Dec 2018 The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part LXIV
14 Dec 2018 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
14 Dec 2018 FSGW Holiday Concert w/ Meridian
13 Dec 2018 Silver Spring Contra Dance: Sonya Kaufman calls to Eloise & Company
12 Dec 2018 Caller: Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
12 Dec 2018 Grapevine Storytelling, Adam Booth and Geraldine Buckley
09 Dec 2018 Gaye Fifer with The Lumber Jacksons Sunday Contra & Square Dance called with Ravens and Larks
09 Dec 2018 December Gospel Sing
08 Dec 2018 FSGW Storyswap
07 Dec 2018 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
07 Dec 2018 December Open Sing
06 Dec 2018 International Folk Dancing (Bethesda) - Annual Romanian Day Dance Party
05 Dec 2018 Caller: Kappy Laning (Wednesday English Country Dance)
05 Dec 2018 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
04 Dec 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
02 Dec 2018 Susan Taylor with Polka Pants Trio Sunday Contra & Square Dance called with Ladies and Gents
30 Nov 2018 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
29 Nov 2018 International Folk Dancing (Bethesda)
28 Nov 2018 Caller: Ann Fallon (Wednesday English Country Dance)
25 Nov 2018 Alex Deis-Lauby calls with The Ripples Sunday Contra & Square Dance called with Ravens and Larks
25 Nov 2018 Challenge Dance Alex Deis-Lauby calls with The Ripples (Special Contra Dance called with ravens and larks)
23 Nov 2018 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - No Dance - Thanksgiving Holiday
21 Nov 2018 Caller: Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
21 Nov 2018 Schweinhaut Song Circle (Song Circles)
20 Nov 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
18 Nov 2018 Emily Rush with Playing with Fyre Sunday Contra & Square Dance Called with Ravens and Larks
17 Nov 2018 The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part LXIII
17 Nov 2018 Cider Week Virginia mini-concerts: Cigar Box String Band, Sibling Rivalry, and Chris Lindsay & Andrew Dodds
16 Nov 2018 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
15 Nov 2018 International Folk Dancing (Bethesda)
14 Nov 2018 Caller: Anna Rain (Wednesday English Country Dance)
14 Nov 2018 Grapevine Storytelling, Megan Wells and Jiaan Powers
11 Nov 2018 Kappy Laning with Hot Coffee Breakdown Sunday Contra & Square Dance called with Ladies and Gents
11 Nov 2018 November Gospel Sing
11 Nov 2018 Penelope Pineapple and Night Jar Family Dance
09 Nov 2018 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
09 Nov 2018 DC Ambiance (concert)
08 Nov 2018 International Folk Dancing (Bethesda)
08 Nov 2018 Silver Spring Contra Dance - Caller Sargon de Jesus, Band is The Organic Family Band
07 Nov 2018 Caller: April Blum (Wednesday English Country Dance)
07 Nov 2018 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
06 Nov 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
04 Nov 2018 Kim Forry with Hammer and String Sunday Contra & Square Dance Called with Ladies and Gents
04 Nov 2018 Nordic Fiddlers Bloc (concert)
03 Nov 2018 FSGW Storyswap
02 Nov 2018 Armenian Dance Workshop (Greenbelt) - with Carolyn Rapkievian and the Hyetones Armenian Band
02 Nov 2018 November Open Sing
01 Nov 2018 International Folk Dancing (Bethesda) - 35th Anniversary Dance!
31 Oct 2018 Caller: Dan Gillespie (Wednesday English Country Dance)
31 Oct 2018 Storyswap, Spook Stories at Quince Orchard Library
28 Oct 2018 JoLaine calls with Frog Hammer Sunday Contra & Square Dance called with Ravens and Larks
27 Oct 2018 Storyswap at Quince Orchard Library
26 Oct 2018 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
26 Oct 2018 Colebrook Road (concert)
25 Oct 2018 International Folk Dancing (Bethesda)
24 Oct 2018 Caller: Kappy Laning (Wednesday English Country Dance)
21 Oct 2018 Greg Frock and Rhapsody Sunday Contra & Square Dance called with Ravens and Larks
21 Oct 2018 Joe Penland (concert)
20 Oct 2018 The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part LXII
20 Oct 2018 FSGW Storyswap
20 Oct 2018 Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation 20th Anniversary Concert w/ Phil Wiggins
20 Oct 2018 Schweinhaut Song Circle (Song Circles)
19 Oct 2018 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
19 Oct 2018 Ronn McFarlane (concert)
18 Oct 2018 International Folk Dancing (Bethesda)
17 Oct 2018 Caller: Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
17 Oct 2018 Schweinhaut Song Circle (Song Circles)
16 Oct 2018 J9 with DJ Mike Contra Sonic this dance will be called with Ravens and Larks
16 Oct 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
14 Oct 2018 Janine Smith with Morrison Brothers Band Sunday Contra & Square Dance called with Ladies and Gents
14 Oct 2018 October Gospel Sing
14 Oct 2018 Janine Smith calls with Rhys' Pieces Family Dance
13 Oct 2018 Fink, Marxer & Gleaves (concert)
12 Oct 2018 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
12 Oct 2018 The Natterjacks (concert)
12 Oct 2018 2018 Getaway (FSGW Getaway)
11 Oct 2018 Dick Hensold & Patsy O'Brien (house concert)
11 Oct 2018 International Folk Dancing (Bethesda)
11 Oct 2018 Silver Spring Contra Dance: Andrea Nettleton calling to Frog Hammer
10 Oct 2018 Caller: Andrea Nettleton (Wednesday English Country Dance)
10 Oct 2018 Grapevine Storytelling, Judith Black and Linda Gorham
07 Oct 2018 Caroline Barnes with Waverley Station Sunday Contra & Square Dance called with Ravens and Larks
06 Oct 2018 Irish-Appalachian Fusion Showcase (concert)
05 Oct 2018 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
05 Oct 2018 October Open Sing
05 Oct 2018 Matthew Byrne w/ The Fretless (concert)
04 Oct 2018 International Folk Dancing (Bethesda)
03 Oct 2018 Caller: Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
03 Oct 2018 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
02 Oct 2018 October 2018 Board Meeting
30 Sep 2018 George Marshall and Wild Asparagus (Sunday Contra called with Ravens and Larks)
29 Sep 2018 Jez Lowe & James Keelaghan (concert)
28 Sep 2018 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
26 Sep 2018 Caller: April Blum (Wednesday English Country Dance)
23 Sep 2018 CONTRASTOCK 8, An all day dance event called with Ravens and Larks
22 Sep 2018 The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part LXI
22 Sep 2018 Alice Gerrard CD Release w/ Jake Blount & Tataiana Hargreaves (concert)
21 Sep 2018 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
21 Sep 2018 Bua (concert)
20 Sep 2018 Archive Challenge Sampler Concert w/ Jaimeo Brown, Elena & Los Fulanos, Huda & Kamyar, and the Ship’s Company Chanteymen
19 Sep 2018 Caller: Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
19 Sep 2018 Schweinhaut Song Circle (Song Circles)
16 Sep 2018 Susan Taylor with Larry Unger, Elke Baker and Ralph Gordon (Sunday Contra called with Ladies and Gents)
14 Sep 2018 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
14 Sep 2018 After the Flood (concert)
13 Sep 2018 Silver Spring Contra Dance: The Too Hot Mamas (Janine Smith and Susan Taylor) with the Dead Sea Squirrels
12 Sep 2018 Caller: Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
12 Sep 2018 Grapevine Storytelling, Len Cabral and Milbre Burch
09 Sep 2018 Jean Gorrindo with Cloud Ten (Sunday Contra - Non Gendered Calling)
09 Sep 2018 September Gospel Sing
07 Sep 2018 September Open Sing
06 Sep 2018 Martyn Wyndham-Read (house concert)
05 Sep 2018 Caller: Ann Fallon (Wednesday English Country Dance)
05 Sep 2018 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
04 Sep 2018 ECDC Meeting (Wednesday English Country Dance)
04 Sep 2018 September 2018 Board Meeting
04 Sep 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
02 Sep 2018 Penelope Weinberger with Hammer and String (Sunday Contra)
02 Sep 2018 FREE Family dance: Hammer and String with Penelope Pineapple (Family Dance)
29 Aug 2018 Caller: Bob Farrall (Wednesday English Country Dance)
26 Aug 2018 Jacqui Grennan with Unger, Mitchell, Gordon, Koretzky (Sunday Contra)
22 Aug 2018 Caller: Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
21 Aug 2018 DJ Beats & Tea with Ann Fallon Contrasonic
21 Aug 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
19 Aug 2018 Ann Fallon with Medicinal Purpose (Sunday Contra)
18 Aug 2018 Julia Patinella Trio (concert)
15 Aug 2018 Caller: Ann Fallon (Wednesday English Country Dance)
15 Aug 2018 Schweinhaut Song Circle (Song Circles)
12 Aug 2018 Jack Mitchell with Gotham Carnival (Sunday Contra)
12 Aug 2018 August Gospel Sing
11 Aug 2018 CANCELLED: Mari Black World Fiddle Ensemble (concert)
11 Aug 2018 Susan Pepper & Ash Devine: Ballad Workshop & House Concert
10 Aug 2018 Cat and the Fiddle w/ Abe Joyner-Meyers & Darrow Sherman (concert)
09 Aug 2018 Silver Spring Contra Dance: Anna Rain calling to David Knight and Dave Wiesler
08 Aug 2018 Caller: Anna Rain (Wednesday English Country Dance)
07 Aug 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
05 Aug 2018 Anna Rain with Green Light Karma (Sunday Contra)
03 Aug 2018 August Open Sing
01 Aug 2018 Caller: Melissa Running, Guest Band: Gotham Carnival (Wednesday English Country Dance)
01 Aug 2018 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
29 Jul 2018 Valerie Young with Frog Hammer (Sunday Contra)
28 Jul 2018 Seán Heely CD Release (concert)
25 Jul 2018 Caller: Dan Gillespie (Wednesday English Country Dance)
22 Jul 2018 Stephanie Marie calls with Polka Pants Trio (Sunday Contra)
20 Jul 2018 Jeff & Gerret Warner (multimedia presentation)
18 Jul 2018 Callers: Kappy Laning and Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
18 Jul 2018 Schweinhaut Song Circle (Song Circles)
17 Jul 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
15 Jul 2018 Hashdance Weekend Zesty Contra (Sunday Contra)
14 Jul 2018 Saturday Night Zesty Contra Special HASHDANCE Weekend Zesty Dance (SATURDAY EVENING)
13 Jul 2018 Hashdance Weekend (Fri, all day Sat, all day Sun)
13 Jul 2018 Seth Tepfer and the Fabulous Glen Echo Open Band Hashdance Weekend (FRIDAY EVENING)
13 Jul 2018 Ship's Company Chanteymen (concert)
12 Jul 2018 Silver Spring Contra De Laura Padovan calling to Devine Comedy (John Devine, Marty Taylor and Steve Hickman)
11 Jul 2018 Special Guest Caller: Philippe Callens (Wednesday English Country Dance)
10 Jul 2018 Board Meeting
08 Jul 2018 Kim Forry with Sligo Creek Stompers (Sunday Contra)
08 Jul 2018 July Gospel Sing
08 Jul 2018 Penelope Pineapple calls with Chris Ousley and Sara Foard (Family Dance)
06 Jul 2018 July Open Sing
04 Jul 2018 No Wednesday English Dance on Independence Day, and no Beginner Session in July
03 Jul 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
01 Jul 2018 Darlene Underwood and Wild Rumpus (Sunday Contra)
27 Jun 2018 Caller: April Blum (Wednesday English Country Dance)
24 Jun 2018 Jonathan King with The New Hipsters (Sunday Contra)
23 Jun 2018 June Doo Wop Sing
22 Jun 2018 Martin Grosswendt & Susanne Salem-Schatz (house concert)
20 Jun 2018 Caller: Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
20 Jun 2018 Schweinhaut Song Circle (Song Circles)
19 Jun 2018 Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins (house concert)
19 Jun 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
17 Jun 2018 Luke Donforth and Nova (Sunday Contra)
17 Jun 2018 Challenge Dance Luke Donforth and Nova (Special Dance)
15 Jun 2018 Wicked Sycamore (house concert)
14 Jun 2018 Silver Spring Contra with Janine Smith calling to Slow Down Tommy
13 Jun 2018 Caller: Anna Rain (Wednesday English Country Dance)
12 Jun 2018 Donna Hunt with Beats and Tea Contra Sonic
10 Jun 2018 Caroline Barnes with Back Step Cindy (Sunday Contra)
10 Jun 2018 June Gospel Sing
10 Jun 2018 Kappy Laning with Back Step Cindy (Family Dance)
08 Jun 2018 Cigar Box String Band (concert)
07 Jun 2018 Night Tree (Concert)
06 Jun 2018 Caller: Orly Krasner (Wednesday English Country Dance)
06 Jun 2018 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
05 Jun 2018 June 2018 Board Meeting
05 Jun 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
03 Jun 2018 Janine Smith with Stomp Rocket (Sunday Contra)
03 Jun 2018 38th Washington Folk Festival (Sunday)
02 Jun 2018 38th Washington Folk Festival (Saturday)
01 Jun 2018 June FSGW Open Sing
31 May 2018 International Folk Dancing
30 May 2018 Caller: Ann Fallon (Wednesday English Country Dance)
27 May 2018 George Marshall and Swallowtail (Sunday Contra)
27 May 2018 FSGW Shape Note Singing
24 May 2018 International Folk Dancing
23 May 2018 Caller: Carol Marsh (Wednesday English Country Dance)
20 May 2018 Perry Shafran with Steam (Sunday Contra)
18 May 2018 Dulcemelos (House Concert)
17 May 2018 International Folk Dancing
16 May 2018 Caller: Stephanie Smith (Wednesday English Country Dance)
16 May 2018 Schweinhaut Song Circle (Song Circles)
15 May 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
13 May 2018 Janine Smith with The Morrison Brothers (Sunday Contra)
13 May 2018 May Gospel Sing
13 May 2018 Janine Smith with The Morrison Brothers (Family Dance)
12 May 2018 The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part LX
12 May 2018 Two Sisters (House Concert)
12 May 2018 32nd Annual Washington Spring Ball
11 May 2018 Alexandria After Work: Michael & Paty Sevener (Concert)
10 May 2018 International Folk Dancing
10 May 2018 Silver Spring Contra Dance - Susan Taylor calls to Otter Loop
09 May 2018 Caller: Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
06 May 2018 Steve Gester with Organic Family Band (Sunday Contra)
05 May 2018 Tret Fure (Special Event)
02 May 2018 Caller: Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
02 May 2018 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
01 May 2018 Board meeting
01 May 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
29 Apr 2018 Emily Rainbowface Abel and Chimney Swift (Sunday Contra)
28 Apr 2018 Remembering Jean Ritchie (Special Event)
27 Apr 2018 Chesapeake Dance Weekend
27 Apr 2018 36th Annual Chesapeake Dance Weekend--2018
25 Apr 2018 Caller: Anna Rain (Wednesday English Country Dance)
22 Apr 2018 Kappy Laning with Squirrelly Dan and the Eastern R (Sunday Contra)
22 Apr 2018 FSGW Shape Note Singing
22 Apr 2018 Ari & Mia Friedman (Special Event)
18 Apr 2018 Caller: Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
18 Apr 2018 Schweinhaut Song Circle (Song Circles)
17 Apr 2018 Penelope Pineapple with DJ Flourish (Contra Sonic)
17 Apr 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
15 Apr 2018 Don Veino with Dead Sea Squirrels (Sunday Contra)
15 Apr 2018 Lithuanian Centennial Concert (TBD)
15 Apr 2018 Lithuanian Centennial Concert (TBD)
14 Apr 2018 The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part LIX
12 Apr 2018 Gaye Fifer with Rachel Eddy, Alex and Brad (Co-Sponsored Dance)
11 Apr 2018 Callers: Kappy Laning & Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
08 Apr 2018 Alex Deis-Lauby with Contrapositive (Sunday Contra)
08 Apr 2018 April Sing--CHANGED LOCATION (Gospel Sing)
08 Apr 2018 Penelope Pineapple & Rhys Pieces (Family Dance)
08 Apr 2018 Potomac River Convention (Potomac River Sacred Harp Singing Convention)
07 Apr 2018 Janie Meneely & Rob Van Sante (Special Event)
07 Apr 2018 Doo-Wop Sing
07 Apr 2018 Potomac River Sacred Harp Singing Convention
07 Apr 2018 Potomac River Convention (Potomac River Sacred Harp Singing Convention)
06 Apr 2018 April Open Sing
06 Apr 2018 Richmond Blues Boys: Justin Golden, Andrew Alli, Josh Small (Special Event)
04 Apr 2018 Caller: April Blum (Wednesday English Country Dance)
04 Apr 2018 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
03 Apr 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
01 Apr 2018 Bob Isaacs with Tempest (Sunday Contra)
31 Mar 2018 The Fly Birds (Special Event)
30 Mar 2018 The Turnspit Dogs (Special Event)
28 Mar 2018 Caller: Dan Gillespie (Wednesday English Country Dance)
27 Mar 2018 Schweinhaut Song Circle POSTPONED from March 21 (Song Circles)
25 Mar 2018 Orrin Star Celebration (Special Event)
25 Mar 2018 Will Mentor with Langford, Newman, and Kenney (Sunday Contra)
25 Mar 2018 FSGW Shape Note Singing
25 Mar 2018 CHALLENGE DANCE Will Mentor with Langford, Newman (Sunday Contra)
24 Mar 2018 Old Howard Troupe (Special Event)
24 Mar 2018 Challenging Square Dance at Ballroom Blum (Special Dance)
23 Mar 2018 Yale Russian Chorus (Special Event)
23 Mar 2018 CANCELLED: Sara Pajunen (Special Event)
21 Mar 2018 Caller: Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
20 Mar 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
18 Mar 2018 Tom Hinds with Unbowed (Sunday Contra)
16 Mar 2018 Pumpkin Bread (Special Event)
14 Mar 2018 Caller: Stephanie Smith (Wednesday English Country Dance)
12 Mar 2018 ECDC Meeting (Wednesday English Country Dance)
11 Mar 2018 Bill Wellington with Morrison Pilzer & Crow (Sunday Contra)
11 Mar 2018 Bill Wellington with Morrison and Crow... (Family Dance)
09 Mar 2018 March Open Sing (Rescheduled)
07 Mar 2018 Caller: Bob Farrall (Wednesday English Country Dance)
07 Mar 2018 Alan Reid & Rob Van Sante (Special Event)
07 Mar 2018 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
06 Mar 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
04 Mar 2018 Ted Hodapp with Contratopia (Sunday Contra)
28 Feb 2018 Caller: Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
27 Feb 2018 Ali Dineen & Feral Foster (Special Event)
25 Feb 2018 Anna Rain with Cloud Ten (Sunday Contra)
25 Feb 2018 (Shape Note Singing)
24 Feb 2018 The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part LVIII
24 Feb 2018 Andrew Finn Magill & Peter Mawanga (Special Event)
23 Feb 2018 Evie Ladin & Keith Terry (Special Event)
21 Feb 2018 Caller: Ann Fallon (Wednesday English Country Dance)
21 Feb 2018 Schweinhaut Song Circle (Song Circles)
20 Feb 2018 PShaf and Beats and Tea Contra Sonic
20 Feb 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
18 Feb 2018 April Blum with Brambleberry (Sunday Contra)
17 Feb 2018 Janie Meneely & Rob Van Sante CD Release w/ Caâ€[TM]M (Special Event)
14 Feb 2018 Caller: Liz Donaldson (Wednesday English Country Dance)
11 Feb 2018 Caroline Barnes with Sugar Beat (Sunday Contra)
11 Feb 2018 Penelope Pineapple calls with Nightjar (Family Dance)
07 Feb 2018 Caller: Anna Rain (Wednesday English Country Dance)
07 Feb 2018