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37th Annual Washington Spring Ball (English Country Dance)

  • 06 May 2023
  • 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Silver Spring Civic Building - Great Hall, Silver Spring, MD
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  • This is for members of: FSGW, BFMS, ATDS, CDSS
  • This is for members of: FSGW, BFMS, ATDS, CDSS

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

Music will be provided by Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle)*, Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (cello). 

* Unfortunately, Elke Baker won't be to play at the ball owing to illness.  However, we are thrilled that Tina Chancey has agreed to fill in on fiddle!

A dance program put together by April Blum and Melissa Running will be prompted by our local callers.

An afternoon practice session at the Civic Center will run from 2:00 - 5:00 pm on the day of the ball and is included in the ball admission fee. April Blum and Melissa Running will lead the practice session with music provided by Tina Chancey (fiddle) and Paul Oorts (mandolin, cittern, musette accordion, and guitar). 
  • Covid precautions: The health and safety of the dance community is our top priority, and thus, per FSGW's current policy for Tier 1 events all participants must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 (with at least one booster) and wear KN-95 or N-95 masks. Participants must provide proof of full vaccination with at least one booster (completed at least two weeks before the ball) at the door unless they previously did so at a FSGW event. If you can't purchase your own KN-95 or N-95 mask beforehand, KN-95 masks will be available at the ball ($1 each).
  • The Civic Center is a Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) Star Accredited facility that was equipped with MERV13 air filters at the beginning of the pandemic.  

Please visit the 37th Annual Washington Spring Ball page for additional details.

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