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 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.

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33rd Washington Spring Ball 2019

See the full 2019 Spring Ball web pages (www.bronord.com/ball2019/). These pages will be updated as planning proceeds. Below is an overview of the ball.

Music by:  Three Roses: Edith Coakley Stowe (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), Melissa Running (piano).

Clothing changing rooms will be available for those that wish to change at the Ball. Light refreshments are served during the break at the Ball.

Ball dances will be practiced at the FSGW weekly Wednesday evening English Country Dances and at a practice session the afternoon of the ball.

When:  Saturday May 11, 2019


Where:  The Great Hall of the Silver Spring Civic Building. 801 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD. There is free parking on weekends in the public parking garage across Ellsworth Dr, and other nearby garages. Directions to Silver Spring Civic Building

Admission:   (prices are not yet finalized)


Questions?  Contact Ball Chair Tom Spilsbury at ball.chair@fsgw.org, or Registrar Bob Hershler at ecd.registrar@fsgw.org.

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