Supported by
a generous
grant from

Playford &

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington
presents the
32nd Annual Washington Spring Ball
Saturday, May 12, 2018


Ballroom, Silver Spring Civic Building

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.

Music by
Waverley Station

David Knight (fiddle)
Liz Donaldson (piano, accordion)
Ralph Gordon (cello)

Sound: Tom Bryson

Waverly Station: David Knight, Liz Donaldson, Ralph Gordon


Reception: 7:00-7:30 p.m. — Ball: 7:30-11:00 p.m.

~ Light refreshments served during the break ~

  1. Ani's Waltz
  2. Bath Carnival
  3. The Black Nag
  4. Bloomsberry Market
  5. Companions
  6. Footprints in the Sand
  7. Hambleton's Round O
  8. The Highlanders Humour
  9. Jack's Health
  10. Lilli Burlero
  11. Long Live London
  12. Mrs. Savage's Whim
  13. The Mulberry Garden
  14. Old Wife Behind the Fire
  15. True Kit
  16. Under the Influence
  17. Up with Aily
  18. 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 Resources: written dance instructions, illustrative videos, as well as references for tunes in Barnes and downloadable sheet music for other tunes. Download a Ball Program, which includes written dance instructions (PDF, 1.5 MB).

Practice Session
2:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Callers: Anna Rain & Tom Spilsbury
Musicians: Becky Ross (fiddle),
Melissa Running (piano)

Location: 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
Full-time students
Members: $16.50, non-members: $19

For registrations post-marked
after Saturday, April 28th
Members: $40, Non-members: $45

Registration Form    |  On-line Reg / Payment

Download Ball flyer PDF (220 kB).

Ann Fallon, Chair    |    Tom Spilsbury, Co-Chair;    |    Roger Broseus, Registrar
Info: e-mail:     |    


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