FSGW Calendar

Look through our calendar below to find both in person and online events.

The FSGW Calendar can be viewed two ways:

Upcoming events

    • 24 Jul 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Glen Echo, MD & Online

    The Glen Echo Folk Dancers will be meeting in-person every Wednesday evening at Glen Echo Park (7300 MacArthur Blvd). 

    7:30 pm: beginning/intermediate/advanced teaching 

    8:30-10 pm: open request dancing

    Admission: $10

    We strongly urge everyone to be vaccinated and fully boostered, but do not require it. If you have not done so already, please send your email address to dancingplanet@erols.com.

    Note: if you are having symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or may be positive, please attend the class via Zoom for the next week or 2. If you attend the class and then test positive, please let me know immediately, so I can inform those who attended the class (without identifying you).  

    For out-of-towners and those who cannot attend in person, we are offering this class via Zoom. You can enter by clicking onto the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87152651884?pwd=QWVyVEc1cm9uWTNqTkwrYTdPWlRrdz09

    Meeting ID: 871 5265 1884
    Password: 145

    See the website for more information: dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance

    • 24 Jul 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Town Hall 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812
    • 48
    Register
    Andrea Nettleton calls while Mari Carlson (fiddle), Paul Oorts (mandolin) and accordion), and Francine Krasowska (piano) make the music

    In-person dancing at Glen Echo Town Hall

    You may register in advance (preferred) or at the door. Attendance will be limited to 50 dancers and spectators so if you are planning on registering at the door, please check the event page beforehand to see how many spaces are left.

    If you have not previously attended a Wednesday night English country dance at Glen Echo, you may select "first time free" when registering. New dancers are welcome. If you have no previous English country dance experience or would like a refresher, please arrive at around 7:30 for a lesson.

    COVID info: masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required. More info

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

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    If you'd like to get weekly reminders and other email of interest to our local dancers, please send an email to ecd.registrar@fsgw.org to be added to the list.

    General information on our English Country Dance web page


    • 26 Jul 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

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

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 27 Jul 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Washington, DC metropolitan area

    FSGW and Voices in the Glen invite storytellers and listeners to an evening of shared stories. Anyone is welcome to tell a tale; no one ever has to. Event details here. Event is in-person, so please check the link and message ahead for directions.

    Cost: FREE!

    General information on Story Swaps

    • 31 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Thomas Jefferson Building - Whittall Pavilion (LJG45E) Ten 1st Street SE, Washington, DC 20540

    Swanky Kitchen Band, Live at the Library!

    Co-Sponsored with the Library of Congress Homegrown Concerts Series

    When: Wednesday, July 31, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

    Where: Thomas Jefferson Building - Whittall Pavilion (LJG45E)
    Ten 1st Street SE, Washington, DC 20540


    Ticketing Information:

    Free and Open to the public, but tickets are required: The event is free, but tickets are required, and there may be special restrictions. Get Tickets

    Accessible seating is available upon request. Please request ADA accommodations at least five days in advance by contacting 202-707-6362 or ada@loc.gov.


    Swanky Kitchen Band is on an essential quest to revive the traditional music of the Cayman Islands. Set amidst the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, the three tiny islands are home to kitchen dance music, an infectiously danceable fiddle-driven style. The kitchen dance sound, created through a crossroads of European and African influences, might have disappeared save for the efforts of Swanky Kitchen Band, the last of the Caymanian Kitchen Bands.  Kitchen dance bands were led by master fiddlers, including the late Radley Gourzong, who performed at the Grand Ole Opry in 1987, a surprising feat for a Caribbean fiddler.  Kitchen dance music owes its name largely to architectural necessity: because Caymanians traditionally lived in easily burned thatched-roof homes, their kitchens were constructed in open-air/semi-enclosed detached structures. Thus, the cooking of meals often became a community-wide event, with much comradery and celebration which often included music. In 2003, Samuel Rose, along with guitarist Nicholas Johnson, created Swanky Kitchen Band to preserve and revitalize this rapidly disappearing musical art form.


    General information on Concerts

    • 31 Jul 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Glen Echo, MD & Online

    The Glen Echo Folk Dancers will be meeting in-person every Wednesday evening at Glen Echo Park (7300 MacArthur Blvd). 

    7:30 pm: beginning/intermediate/advanced teaching 

    8:30-10 pm: open request dancing

    Admission: $10

    We strongly urge everyone to be vaccinated and fully boostered, but do not require it. If you have not done so already, please send your email address to dancingplanet@erols.com.

    Note: if you are having symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or may be positive, please attend the class via Zoom for the next week or 2. If you attend the class and then test positive, please let me know immediately, so I can inform those who attended the class (without identifying you).  

    For out-of-towners and those who cannot attend in person, we are offering this class via Zoom. You can enter by clicking onto the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87152651884?pwd=QWVyVEc1cm9uWTNqTkwrYTdPWlRrdz09

    Meeting ID: 871 5265 1884
    Password: 145

    See the website for more information: dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance

    • 31 Jul 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Town Hall 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812
    • 50
    Register
    Anna Rain leads the dances as Jeff Steinberg (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute), and Neil Epstein (piano) play

    In-person dancing at Glen Echo Town Hall

    You may register in advance (preferred) or at the door. Attendance will be limited to 50 dancers and spectators so if you are planning on registering at the door, please check the event page beforehand to see how many spaces are left.

    If you have not previously attended a Wednesday night English country dance at Glen Echo, you may select "first time free" when registering. New dancers are welcome. If you have no previous English country dance experience or would like a refresher, please arrive at around 7:30 for a lesson.

    COVID info: masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required. More info

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

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    If you'd like to get weekly reminders and other email of interest to our local dancers, please send an email to ecd.registrar@fsgw.org to be added to the list.

    General information on our English Country Dance web page


    • 02 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online

    Hosted by Linda Mansdorf, John Robinson, Ben Hole, Vita Hollander & other guest instructors. This is a FREE event. 

    To Register for the Zoom link contact John Robinson at j_srobinson@verizon.net

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 02 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM

    Melissa Marosy and David Kidman will co-host the August Online Open Sing on 8/2/24 at 7:30PM EDT

    The Topic will be: Travel and Adventure.  Or, Adventure Travel.  Or, Traveling Adventures. 

    ***Only those wishing to sing need to register.***

    Signup

    https://bit.ly/AugustOpenSingSign-up

    Singer's List

    https://bit.ly/AugustSingersList

    Reminder:

    Registration will be open til Noon EDT on 8/2/24.

    Zoom Link will be sent to the Open Sing Mailing List, if you're not a member, sign up at https://groups.io/g/FSGWOpenSings

    • 06 Aug 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Video conference meeting

    On Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 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: president@fsgw.org


    • 07 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Glen Echo, MD & Online

    The Glen Echo Folk Dancers will be meeting in-person every Wednesday evening at Glen Echo Park (7300 MacArthur Blvd). 

    7:30 pm: beginning/intermediate/advanced teaching 

    8:30-10 pm: open request dancing

    Admission: $10

    We strongly urge everyone to be vaccinated and fully boostered, but do not require it. If you have not done so already, please send your email address to dancingplanet@erols.com.

    Note: if you are having symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or may be positive, please attend the class via Zoom for the next week or 2. If you attend the class and then test positive, please let me know immediately, so I can inform those who attended the class (without identifying you).  

    For out-of-towners and those who cannot attend in person, we are offering this class via Zoom. You can enter by clicking onto the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87152651884?pwd=QWVyVEc1cm9uWTNqTkwrYTdPWlRrdz09

    Meeting ID: 871 5265 1884
    Password: 145

    See the website for more information: dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance

    • 07 Aug 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Town Hall 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812
    • 50
    Register

    April Blum calls to the playing of Jeff Steinberg (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)

    In-person dancing at Glen Echo Town Hall

    You may register in advance (preferred) or at the door. Attendance will be limited to 50 dancers and spectators so if you are planning on registering at the door, please check the event page beforehand to see how many spaces are left.

    If you have not previously attended a Wednesday night English country dance at Glen Echo, you may select "first time free" when registering. New dancers are welcome. If you have no previous English country dance experience or would like a refresher, please arrive at around 7:30 for a lesson.

    COVID info: masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required. More info

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

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    If you'd like to get weekly reminders and other email of interest to our local dancers, please send an email to ecd.registrar@fsgw.org to be added to the list.

    General information on our English Country Dance web page


    • 08 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building 8525 Fenton Street, Silver Spring MD 20910
    • 100
    Register

    In the Great Hall (wood floor) at the Silver Spring Civic Building. 

    Please note: There is no longer free parking at the Civic Center Parking Garage

    Caller: TBA

    Band: Seán Heely Trio (Seán Heely on fiddle, Abbie Palmer on harp, and Agi Kovacs on percussion)

    Calling Terms: Larks and Robins

    Lesson at 7:00pm, Dance is from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

    COVID info: masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required. More info

    Registration is required of all participants. Pre-registration is preferred - you may pay online or wait to pay at the door. You may register at the door. Cash and credit card are accepted at the door. Registrations may be cancelled prior to the event, and any payment will be refunded as a credit for future use. No refunds will be available after the event has started.


    • 09 Aug 2024
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Schweinhaut Senior Center or Online via Zoom

    The monthly Song Circle provides a daytime opportunity to enjoy delightful songs, old or new, humorous or serious, timeless or topical. Free!

    Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience. Come for informal group singing or just to listen, in person or via Zoom.

    Bring or request your favorite summertime songs, or any other songs! We'll go around the room as many times as we can, giving everyone a chance to lead or request a song (or just pass) during each round. 

    If you wish to request particular songs, it helps to keep the singing going if you let us know in advance using the registration form linked below.

    Susan McNelis will lead songs with guitar accompaniment, and any participant may lead any song, a cappella or self-accompanied. 

    The Song Circle will be held in person at the Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901. Plenty of free parking!

    The in-person session will be held under FSGW's COVID-19 Policy Tier 2 guidelines.

    If you can't come in person, you can join us on Zoom with any Internet-connected device--computer, tablet, or smartphone--or you can join by dialing a phone number.

    The Zoom link and phone number will be sent Friday morning to those who have attended the Song Circle using Zoom and to others who register at https://forms.gle/jr4sR9tmu6VRMBdN8 by Thursday, August 8.   

    If this will be your first use of Zoom, go to https://zoom.us, click on " Sign Up Free " and follow the prompts. 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.

    Before you join a Zoom session, if you installed Zoom on your computer before July 1, go to zoom.us/download to download and install the current version (6.1.1).  For a smartphone or tablet, update the Zoom app from your App Store or equivalent source.

    Join us on August 9 in person or via Zoom. Especially if you're just getting started with Zoom, please try to join the Zoom session 5 or 10 minutes before 1:30 p.m. so that we can help with any technical issues before the singing begins.

    For more information see the Song Circles page.

    • 09 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online

    Hosted by Linda Mansdorf, John Robinson, Ben Hole, Vita Hollander & other guest instructors. This is a FREE event. 

    To Register for the Zoom link contact John Robinson at j_srobinson@verizon.net

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 11 Aug 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park, MD

    No Barn Dance this month, please check back in September!

    General information on our Barn Dance web page

    • 11 Aug 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Riverdale Park, MD

    FSGW Gospel Sing in Kensington MD 

    Sunday, August 11, 4 - 7 pm

    The August 2024 Gospel Sing will take place at Karen Smith’s home in Kensington MD. Group singing for two hours, from 4 - 6 pm, potluck dinner from 6 -7 pm. Hymnals provided. A mask-friendly event — masks are optional but welcome. Everyone is welcome, but be sure you have had the latest COVID booster and are symptom-free. RSVP/directions: email kwren.smith@gmail.com or kpmack2@gmail.com or call/text 240-338-0180. 

    General information about Gospel Sings



    • 14 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Glen Echo, MD & Online

    The Glen Echo Folk Dancers will be meeting in-person every Wednesday evening at Glen Echo Park (7300 MacArthur Blvd). 

    7:30 pm: beginning/intermediate/advanced teaching 

    8:30-10 pm: open request dancing

    Admission: $10

    We strongly urge everyone to be vaccinated and fully boostered, but do not require it. If you have not done so already, please send your email address to dancingplanet@erols.com.

    Note: if you are having symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or may be positive, please attend the class via Zoom for the next week or 2. If you attend the class and then test positive, please let me know immediately, so I can inform those who attended the class (without identifying you).  

    For out-of-towners and those who cannot attend in person, we are offering this class via Zoom. You can enter by clicking onto the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87152651884?pwd=QWVyVEc1cm9uWTNqTkwrYTdPWlRrdz09

    Meeting ID: 871 5265 1884
    Password: 145

    See the website for more information: dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance

    • 14 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Busboys and Poets in Takoma Park, DC, or Online

    There is no Grapevine Storytelling program in August. We are taking a rest!

    The Grapevine is spoken word performance for adults and teens, celebrating the timeless art of the story, hosted by storytellers Renée Brachfeld and Tim Livengood.

    Learn more about The Grapevine (Storytelling) series

    • 14 Aug 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Town Hall 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812
    • 50
    Register

    Ann Fallon leads the dancing while Becky Ross (fiddle), Melissa Running (piano), and Ralph Gordon (cello) play the tunes.

    In-person dancing at Glen Echo Town Hall

    You may register in advance (preferred) or at the door. Attendance will be limited to 50 dancers and spectators so if you are planning on registering at the door, please check the event page beforehand to see how many spaces are left.

    If you have not previously attended a Wednesday night English country dance at Glen Echo, you may select "first time free" when registering. New dancers are welcome. If you have no previous English country dance experience or would like a refresher, please arrive at around 7:30 for a lesson.

    COVID info: masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required. More info

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

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    If you'd like to get weekly reminders and other email of interest to our local dancers, please send an email to ecd.registrar@fsgw.org to be added to the list.

    General information on our English Country Dance web page


    • 16 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online

    Hosted by Linda Mansdorf, John Robinson, Ben Hole, Vita Hollander & other guest instructors. This is a FREE event. 

    To Register for the Zoom link contact John Robinson at j_srobinson@verizon.net

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 17 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Washington, DC metropolitan area

    FSGW and Voices in the Glen invite storytellers and listeners to an evening of shared stories. Anyone is welcome to tell a tale; no one ever has to. Event details and Zoom link here.

    Cost: FREE!

    General information on Story Swaps

    • 21 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012

    The Takoma Park Old-Time Jam is again at Busboys and Poets in Takoma Park, the 3rd Wednesday of the month. 

    The slow jam is 7:30-8pm or so and then we'll fast jam til 9:45pm. This jam is open to all skill levels and instruments. Please come with whatever you play!


    Busboys and Poets have generously agreed to host our crazy crew so please come out and join the fray. Please make sure to support the venue by buying some food or drink!


    More info about the Old-Time Jams

    • 21 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Glen Echo, MD & Online

    The Glen Echo Folk Dancers will be meeting in-person every Wednesday evening at Glen Echo Park (7300 MacArthur Blvd). 

    7:30 pm: beginning/intermediate/advanced teaching 

    8:30-10 pm: open request dancing

    Admission: $10

    We strongly urge everyone to be vaccinated and fully boostered, but do not require it. If you have not done so already, please send your email address to dancingplanet@erols.com.

    Note: if you are having symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or may be positive, please attend the class via Zoom for the next week or 2. If you attend the class and then test positive, please let me know immediately, so I can inform those who attended the class (without identifying you).  

    For out-of-towners and those who cannot attend in person, we are offering this class via Zoom. You can enter by clicking onto the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87152651884?pwd=QWVyVEc1cm9uWTNqTkwrYTdPWlRrdz09

    Meeting ID: 871 5265 1884
    Password: 145

    See the website for more information: dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance

    • 21 Aug 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Town Hall 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812
    • 50
    Register

    Melissa Running calls to the music of Mari Carlson (fiddle), Anna Rain (recorders), and Liz Donaldson (piano)

    In-person dancing at Glen Echo Town Hall

    You may register in advance (preferred) or at the door. Attendance will be limited to 50 dancers and spectators so if you are planning on registering at the door, please check the event page beforehand to see how many spaces are left.

    If you have not previously attended a Wednesday night English country dance at Glen Echo, you may select "first time free" when registering. New dancers are welcome. If you have no previous English country dance experience or would like a refresher, please arrive at around 7:30 for a lesson.

    COVID info: masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required. More info

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

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    If you'd like to get weekly reminders and other email of interest to our local dancers, please send an email to ecd.registrar@fsgw.org to be added to the list.

    General information on our English Country Dance web page


    • 23 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online

    Hosted by Linda Mansdorf, John Robinson, Ben Hole, Vita Hollander & other guest instructors. This is a FREE event. 

    To Register for the Zoom link contact John Robinson at j_srobinson@verizon.net

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 28 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Glen Echo, MD & Online

    The Glen Echo Folk Dancers will be meeting in-person every Wednesday evening at Glen Echo Park (7300 MacArthur Blvd). 

    7:30 pm: beginning/intermediate/advanced teaching 

    8:30-10 pm: open request dancing

    Admission: $10

    We strongly urge everyone to be vaccinated and fully boostered, but do not require it. If you have not done so already, please send your email address to dancingplanet@erols.com.

    Note: if you are having symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or may be positive, please attend the class via Zoom for the next week or 2. If you attend the class and then test positive, please let me know immediately, so I can inform those who attended the class (without identifying you).  

    For out-of-towners and those who cannot attend in person, we are offering this class via Zoom. You can enter by clicking onto the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87152651884?pwd=QWVyVEc1cm9uWTNqTkwrYTdPWlRrdz09

    Meeting ID: 871 5265 1884
    Password: 145

    See the website for more information: dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance

    • 28 Aug 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Town Hall 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812
    • 50
    Register

    Helen White (Guest Caller from NY) calls the dances as David Knight (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), and Neil Epstein (piano) play.

    In-person dancing at Glen Echo Town Hall

    You may register in advance (preferred) or at the door. Attendance will be limited to 50 dancers and spectators so if you are planning on registering at the door, please check the event page beforehand to see how many spaces are left.

    If you have not previously attended a Wednesday night English country dance at Glen Echo, you may select "first time free" when registering. New dancers are welcome. If you have no previous English country dance experience or would like a refresher, please arrive at around 7:30 for a lesson.

    COVID info: masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required. More info

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

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    If you'd like to get weekly reminders and other email of interest to our local dancers, please send an email to ecd.registrar@fsgw.org to be added to the list.

    General information on our English Country Dance web page


    • 30 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online

    Hosted by Linda Mansdorf, John Robinson, Ben Hole, Vita Hollander & other guest instructors. This is a FREE event. 

    To Register for the Zoom link contact John Robinson at j_srobinson@verizon.net

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 06 Sep 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 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 8:00-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 06 Sep 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    An evening with the Balkan Soul Band.

    Bulgarian folk tunes and songs are known in the West for their complex rhythms, asymmetrical meters, melodic ornamentation, and unique harmony. “Balkan Soul” band brings the rich Bulgarian musical heritage to audiences on the East Coast at concerts, dance events, community celebrations, workshops, and lectures at universities.

    “Balkan Soul” band performs Bulgarian folk music from all regions of Bulgaria as well as folk music from Romania, Serbia, Albania, and Northern Macedonia. The band members are Kalin Kirilov (accordion, tambura), Yana Kirilova (vocals), and Stanley Kirilov (tapan, tarambuka). 

    http://larryweiner.com/BSB%20Poster%20and%20Bios%20-%20V2.pdf

    - many easy dances to just follow along -

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    8:00-9:30pm.

    This is a free event!

    Greenbelt Community Center - Dance Studio
    (Metropolitan DC Area)
    15 Crescent Rd. - Greenbelt, MD  20770

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 09 Sep 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Video conference meeting

    On Monday, September 9, 2024, 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: president@fsgw.org


    • 12 Sep 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building 8525 Fenton Street, Silver Spring MD 20910
    • 100
    Register

    In the Great Hall (wood floor) at the Silver Spring Civic Building. 

    Please note: There is no longer free parking at the Civic Center Parking Garage

    Caller: Perry Shafran

    Band: Starling (Mo Brachfeld and Jared Kirkpatrick)

    Starling is a long-distance duo, coming from Western MA and NC. The two met at dance camp many years ago and have been jamming ever since. The duo weaves together traditional fiddle styles from Appalachia to Ireland with contemporary contra dance tunes and original music! 


    Mo Brachfeld is a fiddler and dancer who grew up attending intergenerational music and dance events. They play traditional and original tunes for concerts and dances, including as part of the duo Starling with Jared Kirkpatrick. Mo teaches sean nós (Irish old style) dance in person and online, and is a creator and co-organizer of Dissident Rhythms, a queer percussive dance retreat. They are also a committee member of Youth Dance Weekend. Mo lives in Western Massachusetts where they work on honing their pottery skills and expanding their collection of houseplants. More about Mo


    Jared Kirkpatrick (Starling, Flamingo Sketches) has been immersed in the contra dance world all his life, and has been lucky enough to play with multiple dance bands. With very broad musical influences and interests from Balkan harmony singing to fusion and jazz music, he loves focusing on the possibilities that arise when these styles influence each other and come together. Jared studied jazz vibraphone at Temple University, and is now based in NC, taking every excuse to travel and play contra dances all across the country. More about Jared

    Calling Terms: Larks and Robins

    Lesson at 7:00pm, Dance is from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

    COVID info: masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required. More info

    Registration is required of all participants. Pre-registration is preferred - you may pay online or wait to pay at the door. You may register at the door. Cash and credit card are accepted at the door. Registrations may be cancelled prior to the event, and any payment will be refunded as a credit for future use. No refunds will be available after the event has started.


    • 13 Sep 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

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

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 15 Sep 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Ireland’s Four Provinces, 105 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046
    • 94
    Register

    COME JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND CAREER OF MARY CLIFF!

    As a voice on radio, as a promoter of traditional music, as a long-time President of the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, and as a founding member of the international Folk Alliance, MARY CLIFF has been an unmatched leader of the folk community, not only in the Washington D.C. area, but nationally. In short, no one has contributed more to promoting folk music in the DMV than Mary Cliff.

    Mary’s career dates back to the 1960s when she met DJ DICK CERRI at Georgetown’s Cellar Door and soon after became his assistant. Mary soon moved from assisting radio programming to become an on-air presence. After stints at WAVA and pre-progressive WHFS, Mary moved to WETA-FM shortly its founding in 1970. Assigned to its folk music show in 1973, her radio show, “Traditions,” became a staple of public radio, and usually introduced or followed the nationally syndicated “Prairie Home Companion.”  When WETA adopted an all-classical format, both these shows found a new home on WAMU-FM. When Mary left WAMU-FM, she became a volunteer on the air at Arlington Community Radio, WERA-LP. 

    Mary promoted folk music -“and things you can see from here” - by playing music on “Traditions.” In so doing, she helped discover and promote many performers who went on to great things, including MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER, EMMYLOU HARRIS, NANCY GRIFFITH, GARNET ROGERS, MAGPIE, MARY BLACK, and many, many others. And she also championed local performers through”Who’s Where,”  her bulletin board on“Traditions,” which alerted listeners to performers and venues that  might otherwise have gone unnoticed. 

    Mary also lent her skills to the FSGW, first as a Board member, and later as President. Her calm demeanor shepherded the Board through many contentious issues. And the respect she had earned in the Washington community opened doors for the FSGW and the performers it sponsored.  And every year, she emceed the program at the Cuddleup stage at the FSGW Festival.

    In addition, Mary played an important role behind the scenes in the Smithsonian’s annual Festival of American Folklife. Recognizing an unfulfilled need, with the help of volunteers, every evening Mary organized food, drink, and hospitality for the performers appearing at the festival and the staff. In so doing, Mary strengthened the bonds between performers and the festival and helped them create bonds with each other.

    Join us on Sunday, September 15 at 1:00 P.M. at Ireland’s Four Provinces, located at 105 Broad Street in Falls Church, Virginia, to celebrate Mary’s life and career. Some of Mary’s friends and admirers will talk about that life. And several of Mary’s favorite performers will lend their talents, too. You can expect great food at “The 4 P’s” in a 3-course lunch with multiple choices (including vegetarian). While there will be an open bar, everything else - food, soft drinks, and tip - will be included in the $50 ticket price. It will be a great afternoon, not soon to be forgotten.

    • 20 Sep 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

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

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 27 Sep 2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • 30 Sep 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • United Methodist West River Center, West River, MD
    Register

    The Getaway Friday, September 27th, with a pot-luck dinner, and runs so late on Sunday night that we serve breakfast on Monday morning, September 30th.

    The Getaway is an amazing weekend-long party of folks who love to sing, play and listen to folk music. We come together in a lovely riverside retreat to join together in making music, sharing what we bring and learning from friends old and new. There will be workshops, sing-arounds, sign-up concerts, music and conversations at all hours. Participation is encouraged at any level comfortable to you in a supportive and welcoming environment. Old and new songs and tunes, recitations and stories, along with information on historical contexts and insights, have filled the Getaway, along with conversation and laughter, for over half a century; come be a part of the fun!

    2024 invited guests include Sally Rogers and Howie Bursen, Bare Bones (Bill and Becky Kimmons, Dock Cutlip), David Jones, and Marcy Cochran.

    Registration is now open. Although the Getaway will not occur until the weekend of September 27 - September 30, 2024, it is helpful if you can register soon. You do not need to pay immediately, but we expect you to view registration as a commitment. If you have not paid in full by September 10 we will remind you. If you have not paid or made arrangements with us by September 13 we will cancel your registration without refund.

    Please fill out the entire registration form. We pay close attention to what you write; we use this information to plan workshops and assign rooms.

    Here is a summary of the prices:

    Overnight Registrations                       Day Registrations


    2 Nights

    3 Nights

    Adult Member



    Upper Bunk

    $265

    $310

    Lower Bunk

    $275

    $325

    Adult Non-Member



    Upper Bunk

    $300

    $345

    Lower Bunk

    $310

    $360

    Child age through 3

    $0

    $0

    Child age 4 to 12

    $115

    $160

    Child age 13 to 17

    $150

    $190

    Student 18 and older

    $190

    $230


    1 Day

    2 Days

    Without Meals



    Adult Member

    $50

    $100

    Adult Non-Member

    $60

    $120

    Child age through 3

    $0

    $0

    Child age 4 to 12

    $8

    $15

    Child age 13 to 17

    $30

    $60










    See the Getaway page for details.


    • 27 Sep 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

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

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 04 Oct 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

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

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 11 Oct 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

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

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 18 Oct 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 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 8:00-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 20 Oct 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo, MD
    • 203
    Register

    Contrastock: 8+ hours of contra dancing! A premier contra dance event, featuring nationally renowned bands and callers and an amazing open air dance hall. 

    When: October 20, 2024 from 1pm to 10:00 PM. There is a break for dinner.

    Where: Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park

    Bands: Engine Room (Noah VanNorstrand, Alex Sturbaum, Kelsey Wells), Dam Beavers (Ben Schreiber and Scotty Leach), Handspring (Owen Morrison, Alexander Mitchell, and Carrie Rose)

    Callers: Will Mentor, Beth Molaro, Scott Higgs

    Please use fragrance sparingly or not at all. Contrastock is being called with non- gendered dance role terms 


    Covid protocol: Masks and vaccinations are encouraged but not required

    More about the FSGW COVID-19 Response policy

    • 25 Oct 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

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

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 01 Nov 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 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 8:00-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 08 Nov 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

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

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 15 Nov 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

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

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 22 Nov 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

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

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 29 Nov 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online

    Hosted by Linda Mansdorf, John Robinson, Ben Hole, Vita Hollander & other guest instructors. This is a FREE event. 

    To Register for the Zoom link contact John Robinson at j_srobinson@verizon.net

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 06 Dec 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 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 8:00-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 13 Dec 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

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

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 20 Dec 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

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

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 22 Dec 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD
    Sunday, December 22, 2024 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Greenbelt Community Center - Upstairs Gymnasium
    (Metropolitan DC Area)
    15 Crescent Rd. - Greenbelt, MD

    Free

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 27 Dec 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online

    Hosted by Linda Mansdorf, John Robinson, Ben Hole, Vita Hollander & other guest instructors. This is a FREE event. 

    To Register for the Zoom link contact John Robinson at j_srobinson@verizon.net

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 31 Dec 2024
    • 8:00 PM
    • 01 Jan 2025
    • 12:15 AM
    • Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD
    • 138
    Register

    FSGW is thrilled to return to the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase for another fantastic New Year’s celebration. We plan a full evening of fun dances to amazing musicians. Stay tuned for the fanciest NYE in the Metro area. 

    Doors open at 7:15, and the Grand March starts at 8. There will be a toast at midnight, followed by Auld Lang Syne, then some final dancing.

    Caller: Gaye Fifer

    Band: Hot Coffee Breakdown (Tom Cunningham, Kate Sanders, and Luis deLeon)

    Come join us for the end-of-year festivities!

    Details and updates can be found on the New Year's Eve Contra Dance Ball page.

    Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack to share! 


    Covid protocol: If Covid transmission rates are low in Maryland, DC, and Virginia at the time of the event we will be encouraging but not requiring masks and vaccinations

    More info on FSGW's Covid response here
    • 29 Mar 2025
    • 10:00 AM
    • 30 Mar 2025
    • 6:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD

    SAVE THE DATE!

    #Dance Weekend is an ultra challenging urban dance weekend featuring mind bending figures, non-gendered calling, and phenomenal music. Two days of amazing workshops, dancing, community, fun, and food in the fabulous open air, covered Bumper Car Pavilion; workshops throughout Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD


    Bands and callers TBA

    Volunteering: Full-weekend volunteers will be assigned 3 hours of work. Partial-weekend volunteers will be assigned 1 hour of work

    • 17 May 2025
    • 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building - Great Hall, Silver Spring, MD
    • 110

    SAVE THE DATE!

    Come join us for a fabulous time! Doors open at 7:00 pm. Dancing starts at 7:30.

    Music by Hijinks featuring Miranda Weinberg on violin, Carrie Rose on flute, and Kathy Talvitie on keyboard.


    Please visit the Annual Washington Spring Ball page for additional details.

Past events

20 Jul 2024 July 2024 In Person Open Sing
19 Jul 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
17 Jul 2024 English Country Dance: Kappy Laning with Becky Ross, Elisabeth Epstein, and Melissa Running
17 Jul 2024 Takoma Park Old-Time Jam
17 Jul 2024 International Folk Dancing
14 Jul 2024 Gospel Sing
14 Jul 2024 Barn Dance with music by Charlie Pilzer, Steve Hickman, & Rebecca Weiss
14 Jul 2024 FSGW Picnic in the Park
12 Jul 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
12 Jul 2024 Song Circle
11 Jul 2024 Silver Spring Contra Dance: Michael Karcher calling with Petrichord
10 Jul 2024 English Country Dance: Melissa Running with Carrie Rose, Sophie Chang, and Bobby LaRose
10 Jul 2024 International Folk Dancing
10 Jul 2024 No Grapevine Storytelling in July
05 Jul 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
05 Jul 2024 July FSGW Online Open Sing
03 Jul 2024 English Country Dance: Dan Gillespie with Tina Chancey, Susan Brandt, and Liz Donaldson
03 Jul 2024 International Folk Dancing
02 Jul 2024 FSGW Board Meeting by video conference
29 Jun 2024 Sara Curruchich, Live at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
28 Jun 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
28 Jun 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Greg Frock calling to Coracree
26 Jun 2024 English Country Dance: April Blum with Becky Ross, Bruce Edwards, and Bobby LaRose
26 Jun 2024 International Folk Dancing
23 Jun 2024 Sonya Cohen Cramer - You’ve Been a Friend to Me - CD Release Concert
21 Jun 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Penelope Weinberger calling to Charlie, Zachary, and Bobby
21 Jun 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
19 Jun 2024 English Country Dance: Kappy Laning with Mari Carlson, Paul Oorts, and Liz Donaldson
19 Jun 2024 Takoma Park Old-Time Jam
19 Jun 2024 International Folk Dancing
19 Jun 2024 An Evening of Balfolk Dance
15 Jun 2024 June In Person Open Sing
14 Jun 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Virginia Varland calling to Dan Levenson and the Gina-Tones
14 Jun 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
14 Jun 2024 Song Circle
13 Jun 2024 Silver Spring Contra Dance: Lucia Schaefer calling with the Pinky Pickers
12 Jun 2024 English Country Dance: Andrea Nettleton with Tina Chancey, Ralph Gordon, and Francine Krasowska
12 Jun 2024 Grapevine Storytelling with Jackson Gillman and Vijai Nathan
12 Jun 2024 International Folk Dancing
09 Jun 2024 Gospel Sing
09 Jun 2024 Barn Dance featuring the music of Dan Levenson and Gina Faber
08 Jun 2024 (Online) FSGW & VITG Storyswap for June 2024
07 Jun 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Colette Mrozek and Ben Sela calling to Handspring
07 Jun 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
07 Jun 2024 June Online Open Sing
05 Jun 2024 English Country Dance: Dan Gillespie with David Knight, Anna Rain, and Melissa Running
05 Jun 2024 International Folk Dancing
04 Jun 2024 FSGW Board Meeting by video conference
31 May 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
31 May 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Perry Shafran calling with the Boneshakers
29 May 2024 English Country Dance: Anna Rain with Tina Chancey, Tom Wright, Liz Donaldson
29 May 2024 International Folk Dancing
24 May 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
24 May 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Julian Blechner calling with Cojiro
23 May 2024 Somapa Thai Dance Company Live! At the Library
22 May 2024 English Country Dance: April Blum with Jeff Steinberg, Robin Wilson, Neil Epstein
22 May 2024 International Folk Dancing
20 May 2024 House Concert with Kalos
19 May 2024 Tune Workshop with Kalos
18 May 2024 Petrichord - House Concert
18 May 2024 May In Person Open Sing
17 May 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
17 May 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Ben Sela and Rebecca Anger calling with Petrichord
15 May 2024 English Country Dance: Ann Fallon with Susan Brandt, Paul Oorts, Liz Donaldson
15 May 2024 Takoma Park Old-Time Jam
15 May 2024 International Folk Dancing
15 May 2024 An Evening of Balfolk Dance
12 May 2024 Gospel Sing
12 May 2024 Barn Dance featuring the music of Sarah, Sargon, & Leuna
11 May 2024 FSGW & VITG Storyswap IN PERSON for May 2024
10 May 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
10 May 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Jordan Kammeyer calling with the Glen Echo Open Band
10 May 2024 Song Circle
09 May 2024 Silver Spring Contra Dance: Janine Smith calling with Triple Helix
09 May 2024 Andrew Finn Magill and Alan Murray Live in Concert at the Lyceum
08 May 2024 English Country Dance: Melissa Running with Becky Ross, Elisabeth Epstein, Janina O’Brien
08 May 2024 International Folk Dancing
08 May 2024 Grapevine Storytelling with Laura Simms and Baba-C
07 May 2024 FSGW Board Meeting by video conference
03 May 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Kappy Laning calling with Snapdragon
03 May 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
03 May 2024 May 2024 Online Open Sing
01 May 2024 English country dance: Kappy Laning with Emily Aubrey, Carrie Rose, and Melissa Running
01 May 2024 International Folk Dancing
27 Apr 2024 38th Annual Washington Spring Ball (English Country Dance)
26 Apr 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Andrea Nettleton calling with The Treble Makers
26 Apr 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
25 Apr 2024 CANCELLED - Windborne, Live! At the Library
24 Apr 2024 English Country Dance: Melissa Running with live music
24 Apr 2024 International Folk Dancing
20 Apr 2024 (Online) FSGW & VITG Storyswap for April 2024
19 Apr 2024 CANCELLED DUE TO EMERGENCY - Balkan Soul Band - An evening of Bulgarian music & dance
19 Apr 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Melissa Chatham calling with Frog Hammer
17 Apr 2024 English Country Dance: Dan Gillespie with live music
17 Apr 2024 Takoma Park Old-Time Jam
17 Apr 2024 An Evening of Balfolk Dance
17 Apr 2024 International Folk Dancing
14 Apr 2024 April Gospel Sing (in-person)
14 Apr 2024 Barn Dance featuring the music of Sandy Hofferth and Joe Langley
13 Apr 2024 Judy Cook, House Concert and Song-Sharing
12 Apr 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
12 Apr 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Janine Smith calling with the Hollertones String Band
12 Apr 2024 Song Circle
11 Apr 2024 Silver Spring Contra Dance: Anna Rain calling with Gyrations
10 Apr 2024 English Country Dance: Andrea Nettleton with live music
10 Apr 2024 Grapevine Storytelling with Noa Baum and Denise Bennett (In Person and Online)
10 Apr 2024 International Folk Dancing
06 Apr 2024 Potomac River Shape Note Singing Convention, 2024
05 Apr 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: 50th Anniversary Callers with the Glen Echo Open Band - FREE!
05 Apr 2024 An evening of Bulgarian & Scandinavian music & dance
05 Apr 2024 April 2024 Online Open Sing
03 Apr 2024 English Country Dance: Tom Roby with live music
03 Apr 2024 International Folk Dancing
02 Apr 2024 FSGW Board Meeting by video conference
29 Mar 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
29 Mar 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Robin Banerji calling with Are We There Yet?
27 Mar 2024 English Country Dance: Anna Rain with live music
27 Mar 2024 International Folk Dancing
22 Mar 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
22 Mar 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Penelope Weinberger calling with the Dead Sea Squirrels
20 Mar 2024 English Country Dance: Andrea Nettleton with live music
20 Mar 2024 Takoma Park Old-Time Jam
20 Mar 2024 An Evening of Balfolk Dance
20 Mar 2024 International Folk Dancing
16 Mar 2024 March IN-PERSON Open Sing
16 Mar 2024 March In-Person Open Sing
15 Mar 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
15 Mar 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Melissa Chatham calling with Laurie Andres, John Devine, and Steve Hickman
14 Mar 2024 Silver Spring Contra Dance: Melissa Chatham calling with Lilt
13 Mar 2024 English Country Dance: Val Medve with live music
13 Mar 2024 Grapevine Storytelling with Leeny Del Seamonds and Walter Jones Jr. (In Person and Online)
13 Mar 2024 International Folk Dancing
11 Mar 2024 Alex Cumming "Homecoming" CD Release House Concert featuring Audrey Jaber - FREE TO MEMBERS
10 Mar 2024 March Gospel Sing (in-person)
10 Mar 2024 Barn Dance: Lucia Schaefer calling with Jacob Howley and David Coltun
09 Mar 2024 (Online) FSGW & VITG Storyswap for March 2024
09 Mar 2024 #Dance Weekend 2024
08 Mar 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Will Mentor calling with the Ice Cream Truckers
08 Mar 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
08 Mar 2024 Song Circle
07 Mar 2024 Concert: Northern Resonance, Scandinavian Roots Music String Trio
06 Mar 2024 English Country Dance: April Blum with live music
06 Mar 2024 International Folk Dancing
05 Mar 2024 FSGW Board Meeting by video conference
01 Mar 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Caroline Barnes calling with Waverley Station
01 Mar 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
01 Mar 2024 March 2024 Online Open Sing
28 Feb 2024 International Folk Dancing
28 Feb 2024 English Country Dance: Anna Rain with live music
23 Feb 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Alex Deis-Lauby calling with Kingfisher
23 Feb 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
21 Feb 2024 International Folk Dancing
21 Feb 2024 English Country Dance: Kappy Laning with live music
21 Feb 2024 Takoma Park Old-Time Jam
21 Feb 2024 An Evening of Balfolk Dance
17 Feb 2024 February IN-PERSON Open Sing
16 Feb 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Greg Frock calling with Emily Aubrey, Tom Wright and Charlie Pilzer
16 Feb 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
15 Feb 2024 Co-Sponsored Concert (In-Person): Live! at the Library with Rev. Robert B. Jones, Sr.
14 Feb 2024 English Country Dance: Melissa Running with live music
14 Feb 2024 International Folk Dancing
14 Feb 2024 Grapevine Storytelling in Hyattsville with tellers Gayle Ross and Tim Livengood (In Person and Online)
11 Feb 2024 Co-Sponsored Concert at the Lyceum: Seán Gavin and Colm Gannon
11 Feb 2024 February Gospel Sing (in-person)
11 Feb 2024 Barn Dance: Kim Forry calling with Joe DeZarn and Gina Faber
10 Feb 2024 (Online) FSGW & VITG Storyswap for February 2024
09 Feb 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Perry Shafran calling with the Glen Echo Open Band
09 Feb 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
09 Feb 2024 Song Circle
08 Feb 2024 Silver Spring Contra Dance FREE TO MEMBERS: Greg Frock calling with Are We There Yet
07 Feb 2024 English Country Dance: Dan Gillespie with live music
07 Feb 2024 International Folk Dancing
06 Feb 2024 FSGW Board Meeting by video conference
02 Feb 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
02 Feb 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Penelope Weinberger calling with Rachel Eddy and Friends
02 Feb 2024 February Online Open Sing
31 Jan 2024 International Folk Dancing
31 Jan 2024 English Country Dance: Kappy Laning with live music
26 Jan 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Andrea Nettleton calling with Snapdragon
26 Jan 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
26 Jan 2024 Co-Sponsored Concert at the Lyceum: Bruce Molsky
24 Jan 2024 English Country Dance: April Blum with live music
24 Jan 2024 International Folk Dancing
20 Jan 2024 Dick Hensold & Patsy O’Brien in Concert
20 Jan 2024 January In-Person Open Sing
19 Jan 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - Zoom
19 Jan 2024 CANCELLED: Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Michael Karcher calling with Squirrel's Chair
17 Jan 2024 English Country Dance: Andrea Nettleton with live music
17 Jan 2024 International Folk Dancing
17 Jan 2024 An Evening of Balfolk Dance
17 Jan 2024 Takoma Park Old-Time Jam
14 Jan 2024 January Gospel Sing (in-person)
14 Jan 2024 Barn Dance: Penelope Weinberger calling with the Black Oranges and Friends
13 Jan 2024 (Online) FSGW & VITG Storyswap for January 2024
12 Jan 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Gaye Fifer calling with the Glen Echo Open Band
12 Jan 2024 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
12 Jan 2024 House Concert with Keith Murphy
12 Jan 2024 Song Circle
11 Jan 2024 Silver Spring Contra Dance: David Giusti calling with Sugar Beat
10 Jan 2024 English Country Dance: Ann Fallon with live music
10 Jan 2024 International Folk Dancing
10 Jan 2024 Grapevine Storytelling **in Hyattsville, MD** with Liza Newell and Regi Carpenter (In Person and Online)
09 Jan 2024 FSGW Board Meeting by video conference
05 Jan 2024 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Kappy Laning calling with the Rhythmajigs
05 Jan 2024 Online - International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
05 Jan 2024 January FSGW Online Open Sing
03 Jan 2024 International Folk Dancing
03 Jan 2024 English Country Dance: Melissa Running with live music
31 Dec 2023 New Year's Eve Contra Dance Ball
29 Dec 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Louise Siddons calling with Donaldson, Game, and Gordon
29 Dec 2023 Online - International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
27 Dec 2023 No International Folk Dance Today
27 Dec 2023 English Country Dance: Melissa Running with live music (in person)
22 Dec 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
22 Dec 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Penelope Weinberger calling to Charlie Pilzer, Zachary Mills and Bobby LaRose
20 Dec 2023 English Country Dance: Andrea Nettleton with live music (in person)
20 Dec 2023 International Folk Dancing
20 Dec 2023 Takoma Park Old-Time Jam
19 Dec 2023 (Online) A Celtic Christmas Concert with KA/PO (Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts), Andrea Hoag, and Eileen Estes
19 Dec 2023 (In-Person) A Celtic Christmas Concert with KA/PO (Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts), Andrea Hoag, and Eileen Estes
16 Dec 2023 December In-Person Open Sing
15 Dec 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
15 Dec 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: New Callers Workshop calling with Black Oranges
14 Dec 2023 Silver Spring Contra Dance: Caroline Barnes calling with Andrea Hoag and Charlie Pilzer
13 Dec 2023 English Country Dance: April Blum with live music (in person)
13 Dec 2023 International Folk Dancing
13 Dec 2023 Grapevine Storytelling with Anthony Burcher and Gary Lloyd (In Person and Online)
10 Dec 2023 December Gospel Sing (in-person)
10 Dec 2023 Barn Dance: Janine Smith calling with Gina Faber and Liz Donaldson
09 Dec 2023 (Online) FSGW & VITG Storyswap for December 2023
08 Dec 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Jack Mitchell calling with Sugar Beat
08 Dec 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
08 Dec 2023 Schweinhaut Song Circle
06 Dec 2023 International Folk Dancing
06 Dec 2023 English Country Dance: Dan Gillespie with live music (in person)
05 Dec 2023 FSGW Board Meeting by video conference
01 Dec 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
01 Dec 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Gwyn Williams calling with Some Assembly
01 Dec 2023 December Online Open Sing
29 Nov 2023 English Country Dance: Ann Fallon with live music (in person)
29 Nov 2023 International Folk Dancing
27 Nov 2023 Danish Folk Music House Concert with Gangspil
24 Nov 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Scott Higgs calling with Gyrations
24 Nov 2023 Online - International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
22 Nov 2023 English Country Dance: Dan Gillespie with live music (in person)
22 Nov 2023 International Folk Dancing
22 Nov 2023 Takoma Park Old-Time Jam
18 Nov 2023 (Online) FSGW & VITG Storyswap for November 2023
17 Nov 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
17 Nov 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Melissa Chatham calling with Triple Helix
15 Nov 2023 International Folk Dancing
15 Nov 2023 English Country Dance: Kappy Laning with live music (in person)
12 Nov 2023 November Gospel Sing (in-person)
12 Nov 2023 Barn Dance: Lucia Schaefer with Carrie Rose and Marc Glickman
10 Nov 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Susan Michaels calling with the Glen Echo Open Band
10 Nov 2023 Online - International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
10 Nov 2023 Schweinhaut Song Circle
09 Nov 2023 Silver Spring Contra Dance: Penelope Weinberger calling with the Rhythamajigs
08 Nov 2023 International Folk Dancing
08 Nov 2023 English Country Dance: Anna Rain with live music (in person)
08 Nov 2023 Grapevine Storytelling IN PERSON and online with Milbre Burch and Elizabeth McCain
07 Nov 2023 FSGW Board Meeting by video conference
04 Nov 2023 Concert for Native American Heritage Month
03 Nov 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
03 Nov 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Anna Rain calling with BOW
03 Nov 2023 November Online Open Sing
01 Nov 2023 English Country Dance: Margaret Bary with live music (in person)
01 Nov 2023 International Folk Dancing
29 Oct 2023 Rocklands Square Dance and Fall Festival
29 Oct 2023 Concert (In-Person): Cillian Vallely
27 Oct 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
27 Oct 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Qwill Duvall calling with the Gigmeisters
26 Oct 2023 Online English Country Dance - Caller: Andrea Nettleton
25 Oct 2023 English Country Dance: Andrea Nettleton with live music (in person)
25 Oct 2023 International Folk Dancing
21 Oct 2023 October In-Person Open Sing
20 Oct 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
20 Oct 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Caroline Barnes calling with Handspring
18 Oct 2023 International Folk Dancing
18 Oct 2023 English Country Dance: Dan Gillespie with live music (in person)
18 Oct 2023 House Concert with Genticorum
15 Oct 2023 CONTRASTOCK 11, An all day dance event
14 Oct 2023 (Online) FSGW & VITG Storyswap for October 2023
13 Oct 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Sue Gola and Friends calling with Live Wire
13 Oct 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
13 Oct 2023 Schweinhaut Song Circle
12 Oct 2023 Silver Spring Contra Dance: Gaye Fifer calling with Elke Baker & friends
11 Oct 2023 International Folk Dancing
11 Oct 2023 English Country Dance: Melissa Running with live music (in person)
08 Oct 2023 October Gospel Sing (in-person)
08 Oct 2023 Barn Dance: Sargon de Jesus calling with Sandy Hofferth and Joe Langley
06 Oct 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
06 Oct 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Bob Isaacs calling with The Last Chance Saloon House Band
06 Oct 2023 October Online Open Sing
04 Oct 2023 English Country Dance: April Blum with live music (in person)
04 Oct 2023 International Folk Dancing
03 Oct 2023 FSGW Board Meeting by video conference
29 Sep 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
29 Sep 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Lisa Greenleaf calling with Daybreak Trio
29 Sep 2023 2023 FSGW Getaway
28 Sep 2023 Online English Country Dance - Caller: Andrea Nettleton
27 Sep 2023 English Country Dance: Ann Fallon with live music (in person)
27 Sep 2023 International Folk Dancing
23 Sep 2023 Square Dancing at the 15th Annual Takoma Park Play Day
22 Sep 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Greg Frock calling with Frog Hammer
21 Sep 2023 Bulgarian Folk Dance Workshop (Greenbelt) - In-Person
20 Sep 2023 International Folk Dancing
20 Sep 2023 English Country Dance: Andrea Nettleton with live music (in person)
15 Sep 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Abigail Hobart calling with Hot Coffee Breakdown
15 Sep 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
14 Sep 2023 Silver Spring Contra Dance: Sargon de Jesus calling with Black Oranges (at Seekers Church)
13 Sep 2023 International Folk Dancing
13 Sep 2023 English Country Dance: Kappy Laning with live music (in person)
10 Sep 2023 Concert (In-Person): Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira and Claude Bourbon
10 Sep 2023 September Gospel Sing (in-person)
10 Sep 2023 Barn Dance: Kappy Laning calling with Emily Aubrey and Liz Donaldson
10 Sep 2023 Takoma Park Folk Festival
09 Sep 2023 (Online) FSGW & VITG Storyswap for September 2023
08 Sep 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Penelope Weinberger calling with the Glen Echo Open Band
08 Sep 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
08 Sep 2023 Schweinhaut Song Circle
06 Sep 2023 English Country Dance: Melissa Running with live music (in person)
06 Sep 2023 International Folk Dancing
05 Sep 2023 FSGW Board Meeting by video conference
05 Sep 2023 Concert (In-Person): Vidar Skrede - Nordic Fiddle Music
03 Sep 2023 Special Contra Dance Showcase: Family Dance and Contra Dance
01 Sep 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: NO DANCE TONIGHT
01 Sep 2023 NO DANCE
01 Sep 2023 September Open Sing
01 Sep 2023 Online - International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
30 Aug 2023 International Folk Dancing
30 Aug 2023 English Country Dance: Ann Fallon with live music (in person)
25 Aug 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Ben Allbrandt calling with Some Assembly
25 Aug 2023 Online - International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
24 Aug 2023 Online English Country Dance - Caller: April Blum
23 Aug 2023 English Country Dance: Andrea Nettleton with live music (in person)
23 Aug 2023 International Folk Dancing
19 Aug 2023 (Online) FSGW & VITG Storyswap for August 2023
19 Aug 2023 In Person Open Sing
18 Aug 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Janine Smith calling with Jump Fingers
18 Aug 2023 Online - International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
16 Aug 2023 English Country Dance: Anna Rain with live music (in person)
16 Aug 2023 International Folk Dancing
13 Aug 2023 August Gospel Sing (in-person)
11 Aug 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Jon Southard calling with Contranella
11 Aug 2023 Online - International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
11 Aug 2023 Schweinhaut Song Circle
10 Aug 2023 Silver Spring Contra Dance: Andrea Nettleton calling with Emily Aubrey, Tom Wright, and Charlie Pilzer
09 Aug 2023 English Country Dance: April Blum with live music (in person)
09 Aug 2023 International Folk Dancing
04 Aug 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Kappy Laning calling with Charlie Pilzer, Zachary Mills and Bobby LaRose
04 Aug 2023 August Open Sing
04 Aug 2023 Online - International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
02 Aug 2023 International Folk Dancing
02 Aug 2023 English Country Dance: Melissa Running with live music (in person)
01 Aug 2023 FSGW Board Meeting by video conference
28 Jul 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Jason Little calling with Box and String
28 Jul 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
27 Jul 2023 Online English Country Dance - Caller: Kappy Laning
26 Jul 2023 English Country Dance: April Blum with live music (in person)
26 Jul 2023 International Folk Dancing
22 Jul 2023 House Concert with Starling
21 Jul 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
21 Jul 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Anna Rain calling with Starling
19 Jul 2023 English Country Dance: Anna Rain with live music (in person)
19 Jul 2023 International Folk Dancing
15 Jul 2023 (Online) FSGW & VITG Storyswap for July 2023
14 Jul 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Greg Frock calling with the Glen Echo Open Band
14 Jul 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
14 Jul 2023 Schweinhaut Song Circle
13 Jul 2023 Silver Spring Contra Dance: April Blum calling with Whiskey Before Breakfast Band
12 Jul 2023 International Folk Dancing
12 Jul 2023 English Country Dance: Kappy Laning with live music (in person)
11 Jul 2023 FSGW Board Meeting by video conference
09 Jul 2023 July Gospel Sing (in-person)
09 Jul 2023 Family Dance: Kim Forry calling with the String Beans
07 Jul 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
07 Jul 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Robin Banerji calling with Petrichord
07 Jul 2023 July Open Sing
05 Jul 2023 International Folk Dancing
05 Jul 2023 English Country Dance: Dan Gillespie with live music (in person)
01 Jul 2023 #Dance Weekend 2023
30 Jun 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
30 Jun 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Will Mentor and Frannie Marr calling with Stomp Rocket
28 Jun 2023 International Folk Dancing
28 Jun 2023 English Country Dance: Kappy Laning with live music (in person)
27 Jun 2023 Concert (In-Person): Brendan Mulvihill and Friends
23 Jun 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
23 Jun 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: CHANGED: Greg Frock calling with Go Figure
22 Jun 2023 Online English Country Dance - Caller: Dan Gillespie
21 Jun 2023 English Country Dance: April Blum with live music (in person)
21 Jun 2023 International Folk Dancing
16 Jun 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
16 Jun 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Sue Gola calling with The Orphans
15 Jun 2023 Co-Sponsored Concert (In-Person): Now with Christylez Bacon!
14 Jun 2023 International Folk Dancing
14 Jun 2023 English Country Dance: Dan Gillespie with live music (in person)
14 Jun 2023 Grapevine Storytelling online, with Megan Wells and Oba William King
11 Jun 2023 June Gospel Sing (in-person)
11 Jun 2023 Family Dance: Penelope Weinberger calling with Ulrike and William Brauneis
10 Jun 2023 (Online) FSGW & VITG Storyswap for June 2023
09 Jun 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Penelope Weinberger calling to Squirrel's Chair
09 Jun 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
09 Jun 2023 Schweinhaut Song Circle
08 Jun 2023 Silver Spring Contra Dance: Greg Frock calling with Brambleberry
07 Jun 2023 International Folk Dancing
07 Jun 2023 English Country Dance: Melissa Running with live music (in person)
06 Jun 2023 FSGW Board Meeting by video conference
03 Jun 2023 Washington Folk Festival
02 Jun 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Andrea Nettleton calling to Are We There Yet?
02 Jun 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person
02 Jun 2023 June Open Sing
02 Jun 2023 June Open Sing
31 May 2023 International Folk Dancing
31 May 2023 English Country Dance: Andrea Nettleton with live music (in person)
26 May 2023 Friday Night Contra and Square Dance: Gaye Fifer calling with the Sligo Creek Stompers
26 May 2023 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt) - In-Person & Zoom
25 May 2023 Online English Country Dance - Caller: Melissa Running