The Washington Spring Ball is a joyful yearly event of English Country Dancing to glorious music. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. We have a review session the afternoon of the ball, at which most of the dances will be taught. Attending the practice session is strongly encouraged. At the ball, all dances will be briefed and then prompted for the first few rounds. Dancers wear what makes them feel happy and festive; some choose attire from the 18th or 19th century.
Search YouTube for Washington Spring Ball and you can see how much fun it is!!
The full 2018 Spring Ball web pages are here: www.bronord.com/ball2018/
Below is an overview of the ball.
Music by Waverley Station: David Knight (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (cello), Liz Donaldson (piano).
Clothing changing areas will be available for those that wish to change at the location. Light refreshments served during the break at the Ball. Further details to come as information becomes available.
Ball dances will be practiced at the FSGW's weekly Wednesday evening English Country Dances in addition to the practice session the afternoon of the ball.
5:15 - 6:30: Nearby potluck supper tentatively follows the practice session. Details to come.
7:00 - 11:00: The Washington Spring Ball !!!
Where: The Great Hall of the Silver Spring Civic Building. 801 Ellsworth Dr. There is free parking in the public parking garage across the street. Directions to Silver Spring Civic Center
$33 for members of FSGW/BFMS/ATDS/CDSS
$38 for non-members
$40/$45 for registrations postmarked after April 28th
Students: $16.50 for members, $19 for non-members