The Folklore Society of Greater Washington
presents the
26th Annual Washington Spring Ball
May 19, 2012

Reception: 7:00 p.m. Dance: 7:30 to 11:00 p.m.
Cherry Hill Park, College Park, MD  (Directions)

Music by
Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Julie King (piano), Ralph Gordon (cello)



Reception 7:00    ~    Dance 7:30 to 11:00 p.m.

  • Elizabeth
  • Gigue for Genny
  • Grimstock
  • Leather Lake House
  • Mendocino Redwood
  • Michael & All Angels
  • Mr. Lane's Magot
  • Muriel's Measure
  • O, Susato
  • Playing (in) the Field
  • Quite Carr-ied Away
  • The Ragg
  • Red House
  • Round about Our Coal Fire
  • Slaughterhouse
  • Sun Assembly
  • Take a Dance
  • A Trip to Florence
  • Two Cousins

Download program booklet, with instructions for dances, PDF (350 kB). new

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Light refreshments served during the break

Admission by Reservation

$32 for members of FSGW, BFMS
or CDSS for registrations
postmarked by May 5th

$35 for non-members
Students - 1/2 price
($16 / $17.50)


Add $6 for registrations post-
marked after Saturday, May 5th
(Students add $3)

Registration Form

Practice Session

Tom Spilsbury,
Melissa Running

Music by
Colleen Reed (flute),
Becky Ross (fiddle)

Time: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Cherry Hill Park Conference Center
(Same venue as potluck and ball)

Immediately after practice session

At Cherry Hill Park Conference Center
(Same venue as practice session and ball)


Contribution of a potluck dish
is optional for out-of-town guests.

Restaurant Tips

  • All dances will be prompted for a few rounds, with no walk-throughs.
  • Dancers are urged to attend local dance events where ball dances will be taught to help all dancers enjoy the evening.
  • Limited copies of calls and sheet music for the dances are available from the Ball Chair for members of out-of-town communities who may wish to practice in advance of the Ball.
  • Information about the pre-ball practice session and driving directions will be mailed with program booklets.
  • Public transport: METRO now has a bus that runs from the College Park Metro station, on the Red Line, to the Cherry Hill campground - bus No. 83 (see Metro's Trip Planner). new
  • Work scholarships are available.
  • Please wear clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the dance floor.

Info: e-mail or call Laura Parsons, Ball Chair, at 703-835-7822.

"Pretty" version of flyer (PDF, 150 kB)

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