The Folklore Society of Greater Washington
presents the
27th Annual Washington Spring Ball
May 18, 2013

Cherry Hill Park, College Park, MD  (Directions)

Music by
Trio con Brio
Band: Paul - Elke - Jonathan
Paul Oorts (accordion & fretted instruments),
Elke Baker (fiddle), Jonathan Jensen (piano, whistles, ocarinas)



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

  • After Dinner Maggot
  • Apley House
  • Cockle Shells
  • Dunsmuir Waltz
  • The Emperor of the Moon
  • Impertinence
  • The Introduction
  • Jacob Hall's Jig
  • Noisette
  • The Potter's Wheel
  • The Pursuit
  • The Queen's Jig
  • Rufty Tufty
  • To Dance Divine
  • A Trip to San Jose
  • Turning by Threes
  • Wakefield Hunt
  • Well Done Jack
  • Zephyrs and Flora

Instructions for dances — download PDF (532 kB, final 5/7)

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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 4th

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


Add $6 for registrations post-
marked after Saturday, May 4th
(Students add $3)

Registration Form

Practice Session

Callers and Musicians

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.
  • Please wear clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the dance floor.
  • Work scholarships are available.
  • 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; schedule (PDF) for bus).
  • Instructions for dances — download PDFnew (532 kB, final 5/7).  If tunes are not in Barnes I or II, callers may contact the Ball Chair for limited copies of sheet music.

Info: send an email to the , or the Ball Chair, .

"Pretty" version of flyer (PDF, 330 kB)

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