In-person weekly Wednesday night dances have resumed with appropriate COVID-19 precautions (see below). You may register in advance (preferable) or at the door. Attendance is limited to 44 dancers and spectators so if you plan to register at the door, please check the event page beforehand to see how many spaces are left. Registration opens on Thursdays (mid-morning), 6 days before each dance. To register, click on the dance for the upcoming week near the bottom of this page under "Upcoming English Country Dances". See "Check-in" below for special check-in procedures that we have implemented to implement our COVID-19 precautions.
The FSGW weekly English Country Dance offers delightful dancing, led by talented callers, accompanied by top-notch musicians playing a wide variety of instruments. The crowd is friendly; new dancers are always welcome and can get an informal lesson if they arrive around 7:30. You don't need to bring a partner, or dress up.
We dance in the upstairs community room of the Glen Echo Town Hall, which has a springy wood floor and is air-conditioned for dancing comfort in hot weather. Some dancers are sensitive to fragrances, and they are grateful when you skip the perfume and scented after-shave.
Plus we host an annual ball. Every year in May, usually on the 2nd Saturday, we hold a dress-up ball, the Washington Spring Ball. The 2022 Ball will be held the afternoon of Sunday, May 15th.
Online dancing continues on Zoom: Online dances on Zoom will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month. Interested? See the schedule on the English Country Dance (on-line) .
In-person ECD dances at Glen Echo Town Hall
|When:||Wednesday from 8:00 - 10:30 p.m.
We dance every Wednesday throughout the year, unless that day is a major holiday. However, note we only post our schedule of upcoming dances for the next 1 to 2 months.
|Where:||Glen Echo Town Hall. 6106 Harvard Ave, Glen Echo MD 20812 Directions to Glen Echo Town Hall
$12 Members (FSGW, BFMS, ATDS, CDSS)
$ 7 Students, and those with limited income
You may pay online when you register or pay at the door. Glen Echo residents and those wishing to redeem a 2nd time free card should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space for a given dance.
Safety: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are observing the following procedures for the safety of our community. These procedures are consistent with the FSGW Policy regarding COVID-19 and Participation at In-Person Events.
All attendees, callers, and musicians are required to wear KN-95 or N-95 masks. N-95 masks will be available at the door ($1 donation requested).
Check-in: The following procedures will help us start the dance smoothly while our safety procedures are in effect.
Questions? Email English Country Dance or call Anna Rain at 240-645-8482.
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