In-person weekly Wednesday night dances have resumed with appropriate COVID-19 precautions (see below) There is an attendance cap, so we suggest that you register well in advance to be assured of a space. Registration opens on Thursdays (mid-morning), 6 days before each dance. Click on the dance for the upcoming week at the bottom of this page under "Upcoming English Country Dances" to start registration. See "Check-in" below for special check-in procedures that we have implemented to accommodate our COVID-19 precautions.
The FSGW weekly English Country Dance offers delightful dancing, led by talented callers, accompanied by top-notch musicians playing a wide variety of instruments. The crowd is friendly; new dancers are always welcome and can get an informal lesson if they arrive around 7:30. You don't need to bring a partner, or dress up.
We dance in the upstairs community room of the Glen Echo Town Hall, which has a springy wood floor and is air-conditioned for dancing comfort in hot weather. Some dancers are sensitive to fragrances, and they are grateful when you skip the perfume and scented after-shave.
Plus we host an annual ball. Every year in May, usually on the 2nd Saturday, we hold a dress-up ball, the Washington Spring Ball. The 2022 Ball will be held the afternoon of Sunday, May 15th.
Online dancing continues on Zoom: Online dances on Zoom will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month. Interested? See the schedule on the English Country Dance (on-line) .
In-person ECD dances at Glen Echo Town Hall
|When:||Wednesday from 8:00 - 10:30 p.m.
We dance every Wednesday throughout the year, unless that day is a major holiday. However, note we only post our schedule of upcoming dances for the next 1 to 2 months.
|Where:||Glen Echo Town Hall. 6106 Harvard Ave, Glen Echo MD 20812 Directions to Glen Echo Town Hall
$12 Members (FSGW, BFMS, ATDS, CDSS)
$ 7 Students, and those with limited income
You may pay online when you register or pay at the door. Glen Echo residents and those wishing to redeem a 2nd time free card should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space for a given dance.
Safety: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are observing the following procedures for the safety of our community. These procedures are consistent with the FSGW Policy regarding COVID-19 and Participation at In-Person Events.
All attendees, callers, and musicians are required to wear KN-95 or N-95 masks. N-95 masks will be available at the door ($1 donation requested).
Check-in: The following procedures will help us start the dance smoothly while our safety procedures are in effect.
Questions? Email English Country Dance or call Anna Rain at 240-645-8482.
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