The Folklore Society of Greater Washington
32nd Annual Washington Spring Ball
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Venue: 5,000 square-foot dance floor; located in a plaza with hotels, restaurants, and shops.
Directions / Free parking / map / Don't park at Whole Foods.
Reception: 7:00-7:30 p.m. — Ball: 7:30-11:00 p.m.
~ Light refreshments served during the break ~
- Ani's Waltz
- Bath Carnival
- The Black Nag
- Bloomsberry Market
- Footprints in the Sand
- Hambleton's Round O
- The Highlanders Humour
- Jack's Health
- Lilli Burlero
- Long Live London
- Mrs. Savage's Whim
- The Mulberry Garden
- Old Wife Behind the Fire
- True Kit
- Under the Influence
- Up with Aily
- Whiskey Before Dinner
Dances will be prompted for a few rounds - no walk-throughs. Enhance dancing pleasure for all by becoming familiar with dances before the Ball by attending Wednesday evening dances, participating in the pre-ball practice session, and, accessing
: written dance instructions, illustrative videos
, as well as references for tunes in
Barnes and downloadable sheet music for other tunes.
which includes written dance instructions (PDF, 1.5 MB)
2:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Callers: Anna Rain & Tom Spilsbury
Musicians: Becky Ross (fiddle),
Melissa Running (piano)
Silver Spring Civic Building
(Same venue as Ball)
5:00 to 7:00
Dinner on your own — many restaurants are within walking distance of the Ballroom —
see Restaurant Tips.
Potluck — Laurie and Jim Mielke have generously volunteered to host a Potluck at their home in nearby Chevy Chase. Directions will be available at the Practice Session
Admission by Reservation
$33 for members (FSGW, ATDS, BFMS, CDSS)
$38 for non-members
Members: $16.50, non-members: $19
Download Ball flyer PDF (220 kB).
Ann Fallon, Chair | Tom Spilsbury, Co-Chair; | Roger Broseus, Registrar