Washington Spring Ball (English Country Dance)

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 (talk-through) 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.

Save the date for our 2022 Spring Ball (in-person), scheduled for Sunday afternoon, May 15th at the Silver Spring Civic Center, featuring musicians Josh Burdick (violin), Paul Oorts (fretted instruments, and Dave Wiesler (piano).  Our Ball Chairs are Anna Rain and Bob Mathis.  A final decision as to whether we can safely convene the ball will not be made until early in 2022.  We will follow local public health guidelines and FSGW policy regarding COVID-19 and participation in in-person events.

The afternoon walk-through is a good opportunity to learn dances. It's fun too!

Spring Ball Photos taken by Rachel Winslow

Questions?  Contact the 2022 Ball Chair Anna Rain at ball.chair@fsgw.org, or the 2022 Registrar Bob Hershler at ecd.registrar@fsgw.org.

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