FSGW Calendar

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Upcoming events

    • 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


    • 24 Apr 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 Tina Chancey (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), and Melissa Running (piano)

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

    General information on our English Country Dances


    • 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)



    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church 1525 Newton St. NW, Washington, DC 20010
    The D.C. Square Dance Collective holds its first ever Family Dance! If you have been meaning to come to a DC Square Dance but couldn't find a baby sitter, this dance is for you! We will lead dances appropriate for parents and their children aged 4-12. Proceeds will benefit Loaves and Fishes, a charity based at Saint Stephen's that fights hunger in the DC. area. Saint Stephen's and the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St, NW near the Columbia Heights Metro. Admission is $5 per adult, children are free.

    More information on the DC Square Dances
    General information on the Family Dance


    • 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

    Greek Folk Dance lessons with Olga Vonikaki

    Traditional Greek Music  with Karpouzi Trio

    Join us for an evening of beautiful Greek music and dancing with Karpouzi Trio, playing music on traditional instruments from the Greek mainland and islands, and Asia Minor.

    Karpouzi Trio loves to play for dance parties and community celebrations, and always, even in concerts, invites the audience out of their seats and onto the dance floor! Karpouzi Trio members are Spyros Koliavasilis (vocals, oud, laouto, kemane), Margaret Loomis (santouri) and Len Newman (laouto).

    Dances will be taught using recorded music, followed by live music with Karpouzi Trio for dancing during the remainder of the evening.

    No experience or partner necessary.

     Admission $12 - Seniors and Students half price

    Lessons: 8:30 - 9:00pm

    Dancing with live music: 9:10 -10:45pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)




    • 05 May 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD

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


    Potluck to follow, stay for the evening dance!

    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


    • 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


    • 07 May 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.


    • 07 May 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park, MD Classroom #201

    From September 2019 through July 2019, the FSGW Board will meet from 8pm to 10pm at Glen Echo Park in classroom 201 on the 1st Tuesday of each month.

    If you have agenda items you wish to have considered, please contact FSGW President Charlie Baum at president@fsgw.org.


    • 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)

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

    Caller & Musicians:De Laura Padovan will have you up on your feet as she calls to Devine Comedy: Marty Taylor on concertina and piccolo, Steve Hickman on fiddle and John Devine on guitar.  Special guest artist - Dom Flemons who is proficient on the banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, percussion, quills, and rhythm bones.  Free dance lesson from 7:00 to 7:30. 



    General information on the Silver Spring Contra Dance


    • 10 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lloyd House

    SAVE THE DATE AND WATCH FOR DETAILS!

    Cosponsored by the Office of Historic Alexandria and FSGW, this is the May 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 historic Lloyd House (220 N Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314). $15 suggested donation; cash bar.

    NOTE: Lynn Noel, originally scheduled for this date, will reschedule.

    • 10 May 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)



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

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

    To register online, use the orange Register button on this page.
    Note: Dancers should only use the guest registration option when the guest is the same registration category (member, non-member, student) as they are; otherwise please make separate registrations so each person will be registered in the correct category.

    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

    You can dine at one of the many local restaurants within walking distance following the practice session (no potluck this year).

    Clothing changing rooms will be provided.

    Refreshments served during the break at the Ball.

    More info: Washington Spring Ball

    • 11 May 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Seekers Church

    SAVE THE DATE AND WATCH FOR DETAILS!

    • 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
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Takoma Park, MD

    Gospel Sings are held the second Sunday of every month at various homes. Group singing starts at 4 pm and breaks for a covered dish supper at 6 pm, with more group singing after supper until 8 pm. Everyone is welcome!

    This month’s Gospel Sing will take place at the home of Kathie Mack in Takoma Park MD. Info/directions: email kpmack2@gmail.com or call 301-270-5367

    General information about Gospel Sings



    • 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


    • 17 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • 19 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Prince William Forest Park, Cabin Camp 4, Dumfries, VA
    The DC Square Dance Collective and our friends at the Baltimore Square Dance are teaming up to bring Dare to Be Square back to the DC area for the third year in a row! This is a fun, affordable, weekend-long gathering and getaway featuring sessions where you can square dance to your heart’s content, learn to call your first dance, hone your calling skills (any and all levels), enjoy instrument and singing sessions, learn clogging/flatfooting, play lawn games (for real), or take advantage of oodles of opportunities to jam and just hang out!


    We have an exciting lineup of callers and musicians, including:
    • Will Mentor

    • Megan Downes

    • Tui (Jake Blount, Libby Weitnauer, A'yen Tran, and Eli Broxham)

    • Black Twig Pickers (Sally Anne Morgan, Mike Gangloff, Nathan Bowles, and Isak Howell)
    • Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno
    • Brad Kolodner

    • ​& More!

    For ALL the details and to register visit: Dare To Be Square DMV website

    • 17 May 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)



    • 18 May 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Bethesda, MD -- contact for directions

    Storytellers and listeners are invited to the home of story enthusiast Lonni Millman for an evening of shared stories and potluck snacks. Free. For RSVPs and directions, contact Lonni at lonnimillman@gmail.com.

    General information on Story Swaps

    • 18 May 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Seekers Church

    SAVE THE DATE AND WATCH FOR DETAILS!

     

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

    Caller & Musicians: Tui is Jake Blount and Libby Weitnauer 


    General information about the Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance

    • 21 May 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.


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

    Memorial Day weekend - no dance

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 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


    • 31 May 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)



    • 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


    • 04 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park, MD Classroom #201

    From September 2019 through July 2019, the FSGW Board will meet from 8pm to 10pm at Glen Echo Park in classroom 201 on the 1st Tuesday of each month.

    If you have agenda items you wish to have considered, please contact FSGW President Charlie Baum at president@fsgw.org.


    • 07 Jun 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)



    • 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)

    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Potomac, MD

    The singing starts at 6:30, and we have an optional potluck dinner at 5:30.

    Remember those classic harmonies from the early days of rock— from groups like the Platters, the Clovers, and the Drifters? Not to mention the great girl groups such as the Shirelles, the Angels, the Crystals, the Dixie Cups, etc. Come join us as we sing those wonderful songs from that era, such as: Under the Boardwalk; Goodnight, Sweetheart; Goin’ to the Chapel; and so many more. Lyrics are provided.

    At the home of Al Kehs and Lynn Blei.

    RSVP / directions:  Ron Davies, 301-270-9365 or rondavies7@icloud.com

    General information: Doo Wop Sings

    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Silver Spring, MD -- contact for directions

    Storytellers and listeners are invited to the home of Anne Sheldon for an evening of shared stories and potluck snacks. Free. Contact Anne at Anne.sheldon1@verizon.net for RSVPs and directions.

    General information on Story Swaps

    • 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
    • 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
    Register

    Join us for the #dance Weekend.  What's trending?  

    What's going on...  (aka the schedule)

    FSGW presents: #dance weekend 2019!

    An ultra challenging urban dance weekend featuring mind bending figures and non-gendered calling by Will Mentor & Seth Tepfer; Music by Cloud Ten, featuring Cedar Stanistreet, Ness Smith-Savedoff, Donal Sheets, and Max Newman; and Silver Sail, featuring Kristen Planeaux (The Ripples), Mimi Larson (the Mean Lids) and Kelsey Wells (Turnip the Beet)

    Three nights and two days of amazing workshops, dancing, community, fun and food. Main dances in the fabulous open air, covered Bumper Car Pavilion, workshops throughout Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD

    WHAT IS THIS WEEKEND!?!?!?

    FRIDAY: 8:30 to 11:30 PM dance in the fabulous, famous, Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom.

    SATURDAY Daytime (Registered Weekend Attendees only)
    starting around 9:00 am with a callers workshop, workshops, dancing from 10 to lunch, lunch (provided), dancing from 2 to dinner, potluck - evening dancers welcome to please join the potluck at 6:30.

    SATURDAY Night - no lesson - 7:30 - 11:30 (included in weekend registration. Welcome Walk Ins - Students: $10, All others $20, at the door.)
    A "Zesty" Contra Dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion, 7:30 - 11:30, Calling by Seth and Will, Bands are Cloud Ten and Silver Sail

    SUNDAY Day (Registered Weekend Attendees only)
    Like Saturday: callers workshop and coffee, workshops, dancing, lunch (provided), workshops, dancing Potluck - evening walk ins welcome to join the potluck at 6:00!

    SUNDAY Night - 7:30 to 10:30; included in weekend registration, walk ins welcome. Students $10, all other walk-ins $15
    Wrap up the weekend with our scheduled Sunday Night Dance with two hot bands and two hot callers!

    Housing match-ups, volunteer opportunities, registration open now!


    • 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 Apr 2019 Caller: April Blum (Wednesday English Country Dance)
17 Apr 2019 Schweinhaut Song Circle (Song Circles)
16 Apr 2019 DJ Luminous with Ann Fallon calling Contra Sonic uses non-gendered role terms
16 Apr 2019 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
14 Apr 2019 Penelope Weinberger with Taylor Among the Devils Sunday Contra & Square Dance Ravens and Larks
14 Apr 2019 April Gospel Sing
14 Apr 2019 Penelope Pineapple with Flutes and Fiddles! Family Dance
13 Apr 2019 FSGW Storyswap for April
12 Apr 2019 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
12 Apr 2019 Two Sisters
11 Apr 2019 Silver Spring Contra: Penelope Weinberger calls to Brambleberry
10 Apr 2019 Caller: Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
10 Apr 2019 Grapevine Storytelling, with Susan O'Halloran and TAHIRA
07 Apr 2019 Ann Fallon with Sugar Beat Sunday Contra & Square Dance. Roles: Ladies and Gents
07 Apr 2019 Potomac River Shape-Note Singing Convention 2019 (Sun)
06 Apr 2019 April Doo Wop Sing
06 Apr 2019 Potomac River Shape-Note Singing Convention 2019 (Sat)
05 Apr 2019 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
05 Apr 2019 April FSGW Open Sing
04 Apr 2019 House Concert: Andrea Beaton & Troy MacGillivray
03 Apr 2019 Caller: Renée Camus (Wednesday English Country Dance)
02 Apr 2019 FSGW Board Meeting
02 Apr 2019 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
31 Mar 2019 Free to FSGW members! Brian Hamshar with Atlantic Crossing Sunday Contra & Square Dance Larks and Ravens
29 Mar 2019 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
27 Mar 2019 Caller: Kappy Laning (Wednesday English Country Dance)
24 Mar 2019 Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg with The Dead Sea Squirrels Sunday Contra & Square Dance Ladies and Gents
23 Mar 2019 Mari Black World Fiddle Ensemble (FREE to FSGW members)
22 Mar 2019 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
20 Mar 2019 Caller: Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
20 Mar 2019 Contra Sonic! Ethan Ableman with DJ Mike Lentz;
20 Mar 2019 Schweinhaut Song Circle (Song Circles)
19 Mar 2019 Gathering Sparks
19 Mar 2019 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
17 Mar 2019 Ted Hodapp with Contratopia Sunday Contra & Square Dance Ladies and Gents
16 Mar 2019 DC Square Dance: The Great American Square Dance Revival LXVI
15 Mar 2019 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
14 Mar 2019 Silver Spring Contra Dance, Caller: Abigail Hobart Band, LILT -- Tina Eck & Keith Carr Graham DeZarn
13 Mar 2019 Caller: Anna Rain (Wednesday English Country Dance)
13 Mar 2019 Grapevine Storytelling, with Brachfeld! Brecke! Rutherford!
10 Mar 2019 Will Mentor with Uncle Farmer Sunday Contra & Square Dance (Larks and Ravens)
10 Mar 2019 March Gospel Sing
10 Mar 2019 Challenge Dance: Will Mentor calls with Uncle Farmer (Special Contra Dance - Larks and Ravens)
10 Mar 2019 Kappy Laning calls with Carolee Rand and Friends Family Dance
08 Mar 2019 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
08 Mar 2019 JUST ANNOUNCED! Lydia & Emily Martin
06 Mar 2019 Caller: Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
05 Mar 2019 House Concert: Alan Reid & Rob Van Sante
05 Mar 2019 FSGW Board Meeting
05 Mar 2019 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
03 Mar 2019 Caroline Barnes with Back Step Cindy Sunday Contra & Square Dance Ravens and Larks
03 Mar 2019 ECDC Meeting (Wednesday English Country Dance)
02 Mar 2019 FSGW Storyswap for March
01 Mar 2019 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
01 Mar 2019 March Open Sing
27 Feb 2019 Caller: Ann Fallon (Wednesday English Country Dance)
24 Feb 2019 Free to FSGW Members! Melissa Chatham with Not Enough Fiddles Sunday Contra & Square Dance Ladies and Gents
23 Feb 2019 House Concert: Will Brown (sold out)
22 Feb 2019 International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)
20 Feb 2019 CANCELLED due to weather (Wednesday English Country Dance)
20 Feb 2019 Schweinhaut Song Circle (Song Circles)
19 Feb 2019 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
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!
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 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
06 Feb 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
04 Feb 2018 Greg Frock with Terpsichore (Sunday Contra)
04 Feb 2018 Bill Destler and Sarah Murdoch (Special Event)
03 Feb 2018 Mini-fest
02 Feb 2018 February Open Sing
31 Jan 2018 Caller: Carol Marsh (Wednesday English Country Dance)
30 Jan 2018 Schweinhaut Song Circle (Song Circles)
28 Jan 2018 Ann Fallon with Rhys Jones and friends (Sunday Contra)
28 Jan 2018 (Shape Note Singing)
27 Jan 2018 Tenores de Aterúe (Special Event)
25 Jan 2018 International Folk Dance
24 Jan 2018 Caller: Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
21 Jan 2018 Susan Taylor with The Bouncers (Sunday Contra)
20 Jan 2018 The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part LVII
19 Jan 2018 Windborne (Special Event)
19 Jan 2018 Windborne CD release concert (Special Event)
18 Jan 2018 International Folk Dance
17 Jan 2018 Callers: Kappy Laning & Stephanie Smith (Wednesday English Country Dance)
17 Jan 2018 Schweinhaut Song Circle POSTPONED (Song Circles)
16 Jan 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
14 Jan 2018 Kappy Laning with Devine Comedy (Sunday Contra)
14 Jan 2018 Kappy Laning with Devine Comedy (Family Dance)
13 Jan 2018 Doo Wop Sing
11 Jan 2018 International Folk Dance
10 Jan 2018 Caller: Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
07 Jan 2018 Gaye Fifer with Polaris (Sunday Contra)
06 Jan 2018 Greenbelt Contra Dance: April Blum and Transatlantic Crossing
06 Jan 2018 January Open Sing (SATURDAY!)
04 Jan 2018 International Folk Dance
03 Jan 2018 Caller: April Blum (Wednesday English Country Dance)
03 Jan 2018 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
02 Jan 2018 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
01 Jan 2018 SPECIAL EVENT! Hot Squares New Year's Day! (Square Dance)
31 Dec 2017 New Year's Eve Contra & Square Dance Ball
31 Dec 2017 New Years Eve Dance, not at Glen Echo (Sunday Contra)
27 Dec 2017 Caller: Ann Fallon (Wednesday English Country Dance)
24 Dec 2017 No Dance Tonight (Sunday Contra)
20 Dec 2017 Caller: Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
20 Dec 2017 Schweinhaut Song Circle (Song Circles)
19 Dec 2017 Sonic (Contra Sonic)
19 Dec 2017 Circle of Life Song Circle (Song Circles)
19 Dec 2017 Circle of Life Song Circle (Open Sing)
19 Dec 2017 Circle of LIfe Song CIrcle (Song Circles)
17 Dec 2017 Susan Kevra and Eloise and Company (Sunday Contra)
14 Dec 2017 Silver Spring Dance with Honeysuckle Rose (Co-Sponsored Dance)
13 Dec 2017 Caller: Anna Rain (Wednesday English Country Dance)
10 Dec 2017 Caroline Barnes calls with Elizabeth Baker and... (Sunday Contra)
10 Dec 2017 December Gospel Sing
09 Dec 2017 The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part LVI
09 Dec 2017 VITG Monthly Story Swap
09 Dec 2017 SPECIAL EVENT! Square Dance Calling Workshop!
06 Dec 2017 Caller: Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
06 Dec 2017 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
03 Dec 2017 Ann Fallon with Rhapsody (Sunday Contra)
03 Dec 2017 Meridian (Special Event)
02 Dec 2017 Meridian w/ Molly Hickman & Corinne Ducey (Special Event)
29 Nov 2017 Caller: April Blum (Wednesday English Country Dance)
26 Nov 2017 Melissa Chatham calls with Taylor Among the Devils (Sunday Contra)
26 Nov 2017 (Shape Note Singing)
22 Nov 2017 Caller: Bob Farrall (Wednesday English Country Dance)
19 Nov 2017 Bill Wellington calls with Honeysuckle Rose (Sunday Contra)
18 Nov 2017 Ed Trickett w/ Sarah White (Special Event)
18 Nov 2017 CigarBoxStringBand/MassiveDonut/SiblingRivalry (Special Event)
17 Nov 2017 Djoukil (Special Event)
15 Nov 2017 Caller: Liz Donaldson (Wednesday English Country Dance)
15 Nov 2017 November Song Circle (TBD)
12 Nov 2017 Too Hot Mamas with Dead Sea Squirrels (Sunday Contra)
12 Nov 2017 Gospel Sing November 2017
12 Nov 2017 Susan Taylor with Dead Sea Squirrels (Family Dance)
11 Nov 2017 Cassie & Maggie MacDonald w/ Shannon Dunne (Special Event)
11 Nov 2017 David Evans presents “Early Mississippi Blues�? (Special Event)
10 Nov 2017 Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons w/ David Evans (Special Event)
09 Nov 2017 Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen (Special Event)
09 Nov 2017 Silver Spring Dance w/ Cassie & Maggie MacDonald (Co-Sponsored Dance)
08 Nov 2017 Caller: Dan Gillespie (Wednesday English Country Dance)
05 Nov 2017 Maia McCormick with Switching Protocols (Sunday Contra)
04 Nov 2017 The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part LV
04 Nov 2017 Dolphin & You (Special Event)
03 Nov 2017 November Open Sing
01 Nov 2017 Caller: Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
01 Nov 2017 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
31 Oct 2017 Scary Sonic - Agent P - Beats and Tea (Contra Sonic)
29 Oct 2017 Diane Silver With the Gnutones (Sunday Contra)
29 Oct 2017 SOLD OUT: Allan Henderson (Special Event)
29 Oct 2017 Harry Bolick & Brian Slattery (Special Event)
28 Oct 2017 Doo-Wop Sing
25 Oct 2017 Caller: Ann Fallon (Wednesday English Country Dance)
22 Oct 2017 Andrea Nettleton with Turnip the Beet (Sunday Contra)
22 Oct 2017 NEW LOCATION (Shape Note Singing)
20 Oct 2017 Mike Agranoff (Special Event)
18 Oct 2017 Callers: Kappy Laning & Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
18 Oct 2017 October Song Circle (TBD)
15 Oct 2017 Dugan Murphy with Organic Family Band (Sunday Contra)
15 Oct 2017 Pierre Chartrand Trio concert & dance (Special Event)
14 Oct 2017 Mari Black World Fiddle Ensemble w/ Bea Lehman (Special Event)
13 Oct 2017 William Pint & Felicia Dale (Special Event)
13 Oct 2017 October Open Sing
12 Oct 2017 Silver Spring Dance with Sligo Creek Stompers (Co-Sponsored Dance)
11 Oct 2017 Caller: Carol Marsh (Wednesday English Country Dance)
08 Oct 2017 Alexandra Deis Lauby with Tim Ball, Paul Oorts, an (Sunday Contra)
08 Oct 2017 Night Tree (Special Event)
08 Oct 2017 October Gospel Sing--NOTE CHANGED LOCATION
08 Oct 2017 Janine Smith calls (Family Dance)
07 Oct 2017 Claude Martin Memorial Concert & CD Release (Special Event)
07 Oct 2017 Greenbelt Contra Dance (Co-Sponsored Dance)
06 Oct 2017 Archie Fisher w/ Two Sisters (Monthly Program)
04 Oct 2017 Caller: Anna Rain (Wednesday English Country Dance)
04 Oct 2017 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
01 Oct 2017 Yoyo Zhou calls w/ Lydia Martin, Robbie Caruthers (Sunday Contra)
30 Sep 2017 Double Bill: Simple Gifts and Cold Chocolate (Special Event)
27 Sep 2017 Callers: Laura Schultz and Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
26 Sep 2017 Stary Olsa (Special Event)
24 Sep 2017 Julie Henigan (Special Event)
24 Sep 2017 (Shape Note Singing)
24 Sep 2017 CONTRASTOCK 7 (Sunday Contra)
23 Sep 2017 The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part LIV
22 Sep 2017 Andrew McKay & Carole Etherton (Special Event)
20 Sep 2017 Caller: Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
20 Sep 2017 September Song Circle (TBD)
17 Sep 2017 Janine Smith with Owen Morrison, TJ Crow and Ralph (Sunday Contra)
15 Sep 2017 2017 Getaway (FSGW Getaway)
14 Sep 2017 Silver Spring Dance with Callithump (Co-Sponsored Dance)
13 Sep 2017 Caller: April Blum (Wednesday English Country Dance)
10 Sep 2017 Eileen Thorsos with Sugar Beat (Sunday Contra)
10 Sep 2017 September Gospel Sing
09 Sep 2017 Bare Bones (Special Event)
08 Sep 2017 Bua (Special Event)
06 Sep 2017 Caller: Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
06 Sep 2017 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
04 Sep 2017 Vidar Skrede & Patrik Ahlberg w/ M. Hickman & C. Ducey (Special Event)
03 Sep 2017 Ann Fallon with Treble Makers (Sunday Contra)
03 Sep 2017 Auntie Em and I-97 FREE Family dance! (Family Dance)
02 Sep 2017 Lynn Noel CD Release w/ Nora Rodes (Special Event)
01 Sep 2017 September Open Sing
01 Sep 2017 Iain Matthews & Jim Fogarty w/ Callithump (Special Event)
30 Aug 2017 Caller: Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
29 Aug 2017 Emily Rainbowface Abel calls with Beats and Tea (Contra Sonic)
27 Aug 2017 Emily Abel calls with a Graham DeZarn Joint (Sunday Contra)
27 Aug 2017 (Shape Note Singing)
23 Aug 2017 Caller: Stephanie Smith (Wednesday English Country Dance)
20 Aug 2017 Perry Shafran with Back Step Cindy (Sunday Contra)
19 Aug 2017 Doo Wop SIng (Doo-Wop Sing)
18 Aug 2017 Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts (Special Event)
16 Aug 2017 Caller: Anna Rain (Wednesday English Country Dance)
16 Aug 2017 August Song Circle (TBD)
13 Aug 2017 Stephanie Marie calls with Pilzer, Joyner-Meyers, (Sunday Contra)
13 Aug 2017 August Gospel Sing--VENUE CHANGED
12 Aug 2017 TriHearn (Special Event)
10 Aug 2017 Silver Spring Dance with Backstop Cindy (Co-Sponsored Dance)
09 Aug 2017 Caller: Andrea Nettleton (Wednesday English Country Dance)
06 Aug 2017 Sue Gola with Cabaret Sauvignon (Sunday Contra)
05 Aug 2017 Greenbelt Contra Dance (Co-Sponsored Dance)
04 Aug 2017 August Open Sing
02 Aug 2017 Caller: Carol Marsh (Wednesday English Country Dance)
02 Aug 2017 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
30 Jul 2017 Rona Wiener with Contraforce (Sunday Contra)
29 Jul 2017 Square Dance Under the Stars!
26 Jul 2017 Caller: Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
23 Jul 2017 Greg Frock with Contra Rebels (Sunday Contra)
23 Jul 2017 (Shape Note Singing)
23 Jul 2017 Judy Cook (Special Event)
22 Jul 2017 Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes (Special Event)
21 Jul 2017 Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes (Special Event)
21 Jul 2017 Billy Bragg book talk (Special Event)
19 Jul 2017 Caller: Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
19 Jul 2017 July Song Circle (TBD)
18 Jul 2017 Nicole Singer (Special Event)
16 Jul 2017 Mike and Penelope with Narrowminded Naysayers (Sunday Contra)
14 Jul 2017 MSG Acoustic Blues Trio (Monthly Program)
13 Jul 2017 Silver Spring Dance with Organic Family Band (Co-Sponsored Dance)
12 Jul 2017 Guest Caller: Philippe Callens (Wednesday English Country Dance)
11 Jul 2017 Elias Alexander Band (Special Event)
09 Jul 2017 April Blum with Zeke's Fancy (Sunday Contra)
09 Jul 2017 July Gospel Sing
09 Jul 2017 Penelope Pineapple with Zeke's Fancy (Family Dance)
07 Jul 2017 July Open Sing & Firefly Show
05 Jul 2017 Caller: Bob Farrall (Wednesday English Country Dance)
05 Jul 2017 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
04 Jul 2017 Massive Donut (Special Event)
02 Jul 2017 Janine Smith with The Ripples (Sunday Contra)
02 Jul 2017 Challenge Dance Janine Smith and Ripples (Special Dance)
28 Jun 2017 Caller: Carol Marsh (Wednesday English Country Dance)
28 Jun 2017 FSGW Members Day at the Library of Congress (Special Event)
27 Jun 2017 Alex Deis-Lauby with Jocelyn Haversat Summer Soni (Contra Sonic)
25 Jun 2017 Practicum with Green Light Karma (Sunday Contra)
24 Jun 2017 Sara Grey & Kieron Means (Special Event)
23 Jun 2017 Tim Eriksen (Special Event)
21 Jun 2017 Caller: Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
21 Jun 2017 June Song Circle (TBD)
20 Jun 2017 Free Contra Dance (Special Dance)
20 Jun 2017 Callers Practicum - Contra 4 Registration Required (Special Dance)
18 Jun 2017 Donna Hunt and Atlantic Crossing (Sunday Contra)
17 Jun 2017 Tom Lewis (Monthly Program)
17 Jun 2017 John Lomax 150th Birthday Concert & CD Release (Special Event)
16 Jun 2017 Amanda Ekery & Hannah Grantham (Special Event)
14 Jun 2017 Caller: Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
14 Jun 2017 June 2017 Joint Board Meeting--Postponed from June 7
14 Jun 2017 The Grapevine (TBD)
13 Jun 2017 Free Contra Dance (Special Dance)
13 Jun 2017 Callers Practicum - Contra 3 Repertoire Registrati (Special Dance)
11 Jun 2017 David Kaynor and Polka Pants (Sunday Contra)
11 Jun 2017 June Gospel SIng (Gospel Sing)
11 Jun 2017 David Kaynor and Polka Pants (Family Dance)
09 Jun 2017 June Open Sing
09 Jun 2017 Dare To Be Square - DMV - Weekend (Square Dance)
08 Jun 2017 Silver Spring Dance - Triple Helix (Co-Sponsored Dance)
07 Jun 2017 Caller: Anna Rain (Wednesday English Country Dance)
07 Jun 2017 June 2017 Board Meeting--Postponed to June 14
07 Jun 2017 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
06 Jun 2017 Free Square Dance (Special Dance)
06 Jun 2017 John Roberts Ballad Singing Workshop (Special Event)
06 Jun 2017 Callers Practicum - Squares Registration Required (Special Dance)
04 Jun 2017 Diane Silver and Wild Rumpus (Sunday Contra)
03 Jun 2017 37th Washington Folk Festival
02 Jun 2017 John Roberts w/ Janie Meneely & Rob van Sante (Special Event)
31 May 2017 Caller: Stephanie Smith (Wednesday English Country Dance)
30 May 2017 Free Dance! Family and Wedding Dances (Special Dance)
30 May 2017 Callers Practicum - Family and Wedding Registratio (Special Dance)
28 May 2017 George and Tim and Swallowtail (Sunday Contra)
28 May 2017 (Shape Note Singing)
25 May 2017 Pumpkin Bread (Special Event)
24 May 2017 Caller: Dan Gillespie (Wednesday English Country Dance)
23 May 2017 Free English Country Dance (Special Dance)
23 May 2017 Callers Practicum - ECD Repertoire Registration Require (Special Dance)
21 May 2017 Susan Kevra with Bell, Broome, and Trudel (Sunday Contra)
20 May 2017 Keith Murphy (Special Event)
20 May 2017 31st Annual Washington Spring Ball
19 May 2017 Seán Heely & Kevin Elam w/ Emmet Furlong (Special Event)
17 May 2017 Caller: Anna Rain (Wednesday English Country Dance)
17 May 2017 May Song Circle (TBD)
16 May 2017 Free English Country Dance (Special Dance)
16 May 2017 Callers Practicum - ECD Basics Registration Requir (Special Dance)
14 May 2017 Melissa Chatham with Triple Helix (Sunday Contra)
14 May 2017 Janine Smith with Triple Helix (Family Dance)
13 May 2017 Steve Cormier (Special Event)
12 May 2017 The Newlands Co-op (Special Event)
11 May 2017 Silver Spring Dance - Le Vent du Nord (Co-Sponsored Dance)
10 May 2017 Caller: Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
10 May 2017 The Grapevine (TBD)
09 May 2017 Free Contra Dance (Special Dance)
09 May 2017 Callers Practicum - Contra 2 Music Registration Re (Special Dance)
07 May 2017 Caroline Barnes with Wiesler, Baker, and Oorts (Sunday Contra)
06 May 2017 The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part LIII
06 May 2017 Sofia Talvik w/ Lonely Ocean (Monthly Program)
06 May 2017 Greenbelt Contra Dance (Co-Sponsored Dance)
05 May 2017 May Open Sing
05 May 2017 Sarah Murdoch w/ the Squeezers (Special Event)
03 May 2017 Caller: Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
03 May 2017 May 2017 Board Meeting
03 May 2017 May 2017 Board Meeting
03 May 2017 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
02 May 2017 Free Contra Dance (Special Dance)
02 May 2017 Callers Practicum - Contra 1 Basics Registration (Special Dance)
30 Apr 2017 Tony Parkes with Tidal Wave (Sunday Contra)
28 Apr 2017 Two Sisters (Special Event)
26 Apr 2017 Caller: Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
25 Apr 2017 Agent P with Beats and Tea (Contra Sonic)
23 Apr 2017 Rich Goss with Frog Hammer (Sunday Contra)
23 Apr 2017 Jane Voss & Hoyle Osborne (Special Event)
23 Apr 2017 (Shape Note Singing)
22 Apr 2017 Nora Jane Struthers & Joe Overton (Special Event)
19 Apr 2017 Callers: Laura Schultz and Stephanie Smith (Wednesday English Country Dance)
19 Apr 2017 April Song Circle (TBD)
16 Apr 2017 Ann Fallon with Black Oranges (Sunday Contra)
16 Apr 2017 CANCELLED: Lynn Noel (Special Event)
15 Apr 2017 Paul McKenna & Finn Magill CDs Release Concert (Special Event)
15 Apr 2017 Workshop: Paul McKenna & Andrew Finn Magill (Special Event)
15 Apr 2017 Workshop: Martin Grosswendt & Susanne Salem-Schatz (Special Event)
14 Apr 2017 Martin Grosswendt & Susanne Salem-Schatz (Special Event)
13 Apr 2017 Silver Spring Dance - Tempest (Co-Sponsored Dance)
12 Apr 2017 Caller: Anna Rain (Wednesday English Country Dance)
12 Apr 2017 The Grapevine (TBD)
09 Apr 2017 Susan Taylor with the Free Raisins (Sunday Contra)
09 Apr 2017 Susan Taylor with Maelstrom (Family Dance)
08 Apr 2017 The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part LII
08 Apr 2017 The BLTs w/ After the Flood (Special Event)
08 Apr 2017 April Open Sing (SATURDAY!)
05 Apr 2017 Caller: Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
05 Apr 2017 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
02 Apr 2017 Adina Gordon and Pete's Posse (Sunday Contra)
02 Apr 2017 Bob Zentz & Jeanne McDougall (Special Event)
02 Apr 2017 (Potomac River Sacred Harp Singing Convention)
01 Apr 2017 Pete's Posse (Special Event)
01 Apr 2017 Greenbelt Contra Dance (Co-Sponsored Dance)
01 Apr 2017 Bob Zentz & Jeanne McDougall (Special Event)
01 Apr 2017 (Potomac River Sacred Harp Singing Convention)
31 Mar 2017 Jennifer Cuttingâ€[TM]s OCEAN CD Release (Special Event)
29 Mar 2017 Caller: Anna Rain (Wednesday English Country Dance)
29 Mar 2017 April 2017 Board Meeting (a little early)
26 Mar 2017 Tom and Myra with Tracy, Bell and Vallimont (Sunday Contra)
26 Mar 2017 (Shape Note Singing)
24 Mar 2017 Queens of Everything (Special Event)
22 Mar 2017 Caller: Dan Gillespie (Wednesday English Country Dance)
21 Mar 2017 Circle of Life Song Circle (Open Sing)
19 Mar 2017 FREE TO FSGW MEMBERS Ted Hodapp with Contratopia (Sunday Contra)
18 Mar 2017 Angela Kessler: Stories from the Kalevala (Special Event)
17 Mar 2017 Emma's presents the Irish Breakfast Band (Special Event)
15 Mar 2017 Caller: Stephanie Smith (Wednesday English Country Dance)
15 Mar 2017 March Song Circle (TBD)
12 Mar 2017 Greg Frock with Terpsichore (Sunday Contra)
12 Mar 2017 Penelope Pineapple with Liz Donaldson and Emily Au (Family Dance)
11 Mar 2017 The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part LI
11 Mar 2017 Starry Mountain Singers w/ Orfeia (Monthly Program)
11 Mar 2017 Vocal Workshop w/ Starry Mountain Singers (Special Event)
08 Mar 2017 Caller: Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
08 Mar 2017 The Grapevine (TBD)
07 Mar 2017 Circle of Life Song Circle (Open Sing)
05 Mar 2017 Will Mentor and Stringrays (Sunday Contra)
05 Mar 2017 Challenge with Will Mentor and Stringrays (Special Dance)
05 Mar 2017 Castlebay (Special Event)
03 Mar 2017 March FSGW Open Sing
01 Mar 2017 Caller: Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
01 Mar 2017 March 2017 Board Meeting
01 Mar 2017 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
26 Feb 2017 Brian Hamshar with Wheelhouse (Sunday Contra)
26 Feb 2017 (Shape Note Singing)
22 Feb 2017 Callers: Tom Spilsbury & April Blum (Wednesday English Country Dance)
21 Feb 2017 Sub (Zero) Sonic! J9 with JorD (Contra Sonic)
21 Feb 2017 Circle of Life Song Circle (Open Sing)
19 Feb 2017 FREE TO FSGW MEMBERS Bill Wellington with In Wildness (Sunday Contra)
18 Feb 2017 By & By bluegrass band (Monthly Program)
17 Feb 2017 Third Friday at Emma's: Shannon Dunne (Special Event)
15 Feb 2017 Caller: Carol Marsh (Wednesday English Country Dance)
15 Feb 2017 Oisín Mac Diarmada, Seamus Begley Samantha Harvey (Special Event)
15 Feb 2017 February Song Circle (TBD)
12 Feb 2017 Janine Smith with Organic Family Band (Sunday Contra)
12 Feb 2017 Dailey & Vincent (Special Event)
12 Feb 2017 February Gospel Sing
12 Feb 2017 Janine Smith with Bluestar (Family Dance)
11 Feb 2017 The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part L
09 Feb 2017 Silver Spring Contra Dance with Maelstrom Fiddlers (Co-Sponsored Dance)
08 Feb 2017 Caller: Bob Farrall (Wednesday English Country Dance)
07 Feb 2017 Circle of Life Song Circle (Open Sing)
05 Feb 2017 Perry Shafran calls with Coracree (Sunday Contra)
04 Feb 2017 2017 Midwinter Festival (Mini Fest)
04 Feb 2017 2017 MidWinter Festival (MiniFest) (Mini Fest)
03 Feb 2017 February Open Sing
01 Feb 2017 Caller: Liz Donaldson (Wednesday English Country Dance)
01 Feb 2017 February 2017 Board Meeting
01 Feb 2017 February 2017 Board Meeting
01 Feb 2017 Lesson for beginners, before the dance (Wednesday English Country Dance)
29 Jan 2017 Kappy Laning with Treble Makers (Sunday Contra)
27 Jan 2017 Maelstrom CD Release Concert (Special Event)
25 Jan 2017 Caller: Anna Rain (Wednesday English Country Dance)
22 Jan 2017 Andrea Nettleton and Maelstrom (Sunday Contra)
22 Jan 2017 (Shape Note Singing)
20 Jan 2017 No Third Friday at Emma's this month! (Special Event)
18 Jan 2017 Caller: Tom Spilsbury (Wednesday English Country Dance)
18 Jan 2017 January Song Circle (TBD)
15 Jan 2017 Luke Donforth calls with Rachel Eddy, Brad Kolodner and Scotty Leach (Sunday Contra)
14 Jan 2017 Debra Cowan (Special Event)
11 Jan 2017 Caller: Melissa Running (Wednesday English Country Dance)
11 Jan 2017 January 2017 Board Meeting
10 Jan 2017 Thomas McCarthy w/ Peter Brice & Sybling Ryvalrie (Special Event)
08 Jan 2017 Ann Fallon calls with Unger and Knuth (Sunday Contra)
08 Jan 2017 January Gospel Sing--NOTE new location!
08 Jan 2017 Janine Smith with Maelstrom (Family Dance)
07 Jan 2017 The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part XLIX
07 Jan 2017 January Greenbelt Contra (Co-Sponsored Dance)
06 Jan 2017 January Open Sing
04 Jan 2017 Caller: Stephanie Smith (Wednesday English Country Dance)
04 Jan 2017