FSGW Calendar

Look through our calendar below to find both in person and online events.

The FSGW Calendar can be viewed two ways:

Upcoming events

    • 17 Apr 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • Glen Echo, MD & Online

    The Glen Echo Folk Dancers will be meeting in-person every Wednesday evening at Glen Echo Park (7300 MacArthur Blvd). 

    7-8 pm: beginning instructions (see below)
    8-8:30 pm: intermediate/advanced teaching 
    8:30-10 pm: open request dancing

    Admission: $10

    We strongly urge everyone to be vaccinated and fully boostered, but do not require it. If you have not done so already, please send your email address to dancingplanet@erols.com.

    Note: if you are having symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or may be positive, please attend the class via Zoom for the next week or 2. If you attend the class and then test positive, please let me know immediately, so I can inform those who attended the class (without identifying you).  

    For out-of-towners and those who cannot attend in person, we are offering this class via Zoom. You can enter by clicking onto the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87152651884?pwd=QWVyVEc1cm9uWTNqTkwrYTdPWlRrdz09

    Meeting ID: 871 5265 1884
    Password: 145

    See the website for more information: dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance

    • 17 Apr 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • The School of Musical Traditions 7112 Willow Ave Takoma Park, MD 20912

    Le Bal Perdu DC and FSGW present an evening of Balfolk! Dances from France

    At the School of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, MD. Easy street parking and a few blocks from the Takoma Metro. 

    (note - the School of Musical Traditions is in a different location than the House of Musical Traditions)

    Cost: $10   (pay at the door)

    Live music from Trio Mirambel - fiddle, accordion, and hurdy-gurdy 

    All dances taught, no partner needed! 

    More info: lebalperdu.dc@gmail.com 

    • 17 Apr 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012

    The Takoma Park Old-Time Jam is again at Busboys and Poets in Takoma Park, the 3rd Wednesday of the month. 

    The slow jam is 7:30-8pm or so and then we'll fast jam til 9:45pm. This jam is open to all skill levels and instruments. Please come with whatever you play!


    Busboys and Poets have generously agreed to host our crazy crew so please come out and join the fray. Please make sure to support the venue by buying some food or drink!


    More info about the Old-Time Jams

    • 17 Apr 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Town Hall 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812
    • 33
    Register
    Dan Gillespie calls to the music of David Knight (fiddle), Tom Wright (10-string mandolin), and Melissa Running (piano)

    In-person dancing at Glen Echo Town Hall

    You may register in advance (preferred) or at the door. Attendance will be limited to 44 dancers and spectators so if you are planning on registering at the door, please check the event page beforehand to see how many spaces are left.

    If you have not previously attended a Wednesday night English country dance at Glen Echo, you may select "first time free" when registering. New dancers are welcome. If you have no previous English country dance experience or would like a refresher, please arrive at around 7:30 for a lesson.


    COVID info: masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required. More info

    The dance is held in the upstairs room of the Glen Echo Town Hall.

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    If you'd like to get weekly reminders and other email of interest to our local dancers, please send an email to ecd.registrar@fsgw.org to be added to the list.

    General information on our English Country Dance (in-person) web page


    • 19 Apr 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    An evening with the Balkan Soul Band.

    Bulgarian folk tunes and songs are known in the West for their complex rhythms, asymmetrical meters, melodic ornamentation, and unique harmony. “Balkan Soul” band brings the rich Bulgarian musical heritage to audiences on the East Coast at concerts, dance events, community celebrations, workshops, and lectures at universities.

    “Balkan Soul” band performs Bulgarian folk music from all regions of Bulgaria as well as folk music from Romania, Serbia, Albania, and Northern Macedonia. The band members are Kalin Kirilov (accordion, tambura), Yana Kirilova (vocals), and Stanley Kirilov (tapan, tarambuka). 

    http://larryweiner.com/BSB%20Poster%20and%20Bios%20-%20V2.pdf

    - many easy dances to just follow along -

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    8:00-9:30pm.

    $10
    Greenbelt Community Center - Dance Studio
    (Metropolitan DC Area)
    15 Crescent Rd. - Greenbelt, MD  20770

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 19 Apr 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park, Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo, MD
    Register

    Contra dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD. Co-sponsored by Friday Night Dancers and FSGW.

    Caller: Melissa Chatham 

    Band: Frog Hammer (Jim Besser on Anglo concertina, Abe Joyner-Meyers on violin, Bob Collins on drums, Glyn Collinson on bouzouki, acoustic and electric guitars, and vocals, Michael Ferguson on harpejji, and Andrew Marcus on piano accordion)

    All dances will be taught. 

    Lesson at 7:30pm, Dance is at 8:00pm.

    COVID info: masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required. More info

    Registration is required of all participants. Pre-registration is preferred - you may pay online or wait to pay at the door. You may register at the door. Cash and credit card are accepted at the door. Registrations may be cancelled prior to the event, and any payment will be refunded as a credit for future use. No refunds will be available after the event has started.


    Click on this link to view the FSGW COVID-19 Response policy

    • 24 Apr 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • Glen Echo, MD & Online

    The Glen Echo Folk Dancers will be meeting in-person every Wednesday evening at Glen Echo Park (7300 MacArthur Blvd). 

    7-8 pm: beginning instructions (see below)
    8-8:30 pm: intermediate/advanced teaching 
    8:30-10 pm: open request dancing

    Admission: $10

    We strongly urge everyone to be vaccinated and fully boostered, but do not require it. If you have not done so already, please send your email address to dancingplanet@erols.com.

    Note: if you are having symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or may be positive, please attend the class via Zoom for the next week or 2. If you attend the class and then test positive, please let me know immediately, so I can inform those who attended the class (without identifying you).  

    For out-of-towners and those who cannot attend in person, we are offering this class via Zoom. You can enter by clicking onto the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87152651884?pwd=QWVyVEc1cm9uWTNqTkwrYTdPWlRrdz09

    Meeting ID: 871 5265 1884
    Password: 145

    See the website for more information: dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance

    • 24 Apr 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Town Hall 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812
    • 44
    Register

    Melissa Running calls while Mari Carlson (fiddle), Colleen Reed  (flute), and Ralph Gordon (cello) make the music

    In-person dancing at Glen Echo Town Hall

    You may register in advance (preferred) or at the door. Attendance will be limited to 44 dancers and spectators so if you are planning on registering at the door, please check the event page beforehand to see how many spaces are left.

    If you have not previously attended a Wednesday night English country dance at Glen Echo, you may select "first time free" when registering. New dancers are welcome. If you have no previous English country dance experience or would like a refresher, please arrive at around 7:30 for a lesson.


    COVID info: masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required. More info

    The dance is held in the upstairs room of the Glen Echo Town Hall.

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    If you'd like to get weekly reminders and other email of interest to our local dancers, please send an email to ecd.registrar@fsgw.org to be added to the list.

    General information on our English Country Dance (in-person) web page


    • 25 Apr 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium 10 First St. SE Washington, DC
    • 100

    Live! at the Library: Windborne Old Songs, Bold Harmony

    Thursday, April 25, 2024, Doors open at 6:30, show 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

    This event is FREE, but tickets are required for entry. You can reserve a ticket here:

    You'll need to reserve free timed entry passes at this link before your visit to the Library.

    Advance passes online: Timed-entry passes are available up to 30 days in advance. Same-day passes online: A limited number of same-day passes will be available online each open day at 9 a.m. ET

    FSGW is working with the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress to bring you this concert. The fee structure and COVID protocols are those of the Library of Congress.


    Windborne is Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon. The four singers grew up immersed in the traditional song and dance communities of New England and discovered a love of world folk music in their teens. All four have traveled extensively in the US and throughout the world with Village Harmony, Northern Harmony and the Renewal Chorus, leading workshops and giving concerts. Over the past decade, Windborne has sought out masters of traditional singing styles in the US and around the world to study a variety of vocal music. Through these collaborations, they have developed the vocal agility and authentic sound for which they are known.

    In addition to their musical artistry, the members of Windborne are adherents to folk music’s longtime alliance with social activism, labor, civil rights, and other movements that champion the oppressed, the poor, and the disenfranchised. On their latest project, "Of Hard Times & Harmony," they explore themes of social consciousness, singing in four languages and showcasing the depth of emotion their voices can evoke, as well as moments of true hilarity and wit.  For their concert at the American Folklife Center, they will be performing nature related songs from a variety of traditions in celebration of Earth Day.

    • 26 Apr 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park, Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo, MD
    Register

    Contra dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD. Co-sponsored by Friday Night Dancers and FSGW.

    Caller: Andrea Nettleton

    Band: Treble Makers (Emily Aubrey on fiddle, Liz Donaldson on keyboard, and Robin Wilson on saxophone and flute)

    All dances will be taught. 

    Lesson at 7:30pm, Dance is at 8:00pm.

    COVID info: masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required. More info

    Registration is required of all participants. Pre-registration is preferred - you may pay online or wait to pay at the door. You may register at the door. Cash and credit card are accepted at the door. Registrations may be cancelled prior to the event, and any payment will be refunded as a credit for future use. No refunds will be available after the event has started.


    Click on this link to view the FSGW COVID-19 Response policy

    • 26 Apr 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Linda Mansdorf will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 27 Apr 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building - Great Hall, Silver Spring, MD
    • 44
    Register

    Come join us for a fabulous time! Doors open at 7:00 pm. Dancing starts at 7:30.

    Music by Reelplay featuring Robbin Marcus on piano, Dave Marcus on concertina.

    Special guest Paul Oorts will join them on guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, and accordion.

    Music at the afternoon practice session will be provided by Elke Baker and Liz Donaldson. The session will run from 2:00-5:00 pm on the day of the ball and is included in the ball admission fee.


    COVID info: masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required. More info


    Please visit the Annual Washington Spring Ball page for additional details.

    • 01 May 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • Glen Echo, MD & Online

    The Glen Echo Folk Dancers will be meeting in-person every Wednesday evening at Glen Echo Park (7300 MacArthur Blvd). 

    7-8 pm: beginning instructions (see below)
    8-8:30 pm: intermediate/advanced teaching 
    8:30-10 pm: open request dancing

    Admission: $10

    We strongly urge everyone to be vaccinated and fully boostered, but do not require it. If you have not done so already, please send your email address to dancingplanet@erols.com.

    Note: if you are having symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or may be positive, please attend the class via Zoom for the next week or 2. If you attend the class and then test positive, please let me know immediately, so I can inform those who attended the class (without identifying you).  

    For out-of-towners and those who cannot attend in person, we are offering this class via Zoom. You can enter by clicking onto the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87152651884?pwd=QWVyVEc1cm9uWTNqTkwrYTdPWlRrdz09

    Meeting ID: 871 5265 1884
    Password: 145

    See the website for more information: dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance

    • 01 May 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Town Hall 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812
    • 44

    Kappy Laning will call to Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute),  and Melissa Running (piano)

    In-person dancing at Glen Echo Town Hall

    You may register in advance (preferred) or at the door. Attendance will be limited to 44 dancers and spectators so if you are planning on registering at the door, please check the event page beforehand to see how many spaces are left.

    If you have not previously attended a Wednesday night English country dance at Glen Echo, you may select "first time free" when registering. New dancers are welcome. If you have no previous English country dance experience or would like a refresher, please arrive at around 7:30 for a lesson.

    COVID info: masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required. More info

    The dance is held in the upstairs room of the Glen Echo Town Hall.

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    If you'd like to get weekly reminders and other email of interest to our local dancers, please send an email to ecd.registrar@fsgw.org to be added to the list.

    General information on our English Country Dance web page


    • 03 May 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom

    Many thanks to Dave Rabinowitz for hosting the May Online Open Sing.

    Dave's theme is Town and Country.

    ***Only those wishing to sing need to register.***

    Register at bit.ly/MayOpenSingSignup

    Singer's List at bit.ly/MayOpenSingSingersList

    Reminder:

    Registration will be open till Noon EDT on May 3, 2024.

    Zoom Link will be sent to the Open Sing Mailing List. If you're not a member, sign up at groups.io/g/FSGWOpenSings

    Info: Vince@VinceWilding.com

    • 03 May 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD
    Register

    Contra dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD. Co-sponsored by Friday Night Dancers and FSGW.

    Caller: Kappy Laning

    Band: Snapdragon (Dave Wiesler on piano, Miranda Weinberg on fiddle, Carrie Rose on the flute)

    All dances will be taught. 

    Lesson at 7:30pm, Dance is at 8:00pm.


    COVID info: masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required. More info

    Registration is required of all participants. Pre-registration is preferred - you may pay online or wait to pay at the door. You may register at the door. Cash and credit card are accepted at the door. Registrations may be cancelled prior to the event, and any payment will be refunded as a credit for future use. No refunds will be available after the event has started.

    • 03 May 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Larry Weiner

    will lead an

    Oldies but Goodies Night

    all request evening featuring recorded music international folk dance favorites
    - many easy dances to just follow along -

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Request dancing 8:00-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 07 May 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Video conference meeting

    On Tuesday, May 7, 2024, the FSGW Board will meet from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in a video conference meeting. Please contact the FGSW President via this link or the FSGW WebMaster via this link to get the video conference information if you wish to attend.

    Board meetings are open to members. If you have agenda items you wish to have considered, please contact the FSGW President at: president@fsgw.org


    • 08 May 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • Glen Echo, MD & Online

    The Glen Echo Folk Dancers will be meeting in-person every Wednesday evening at Glen Echo Park (7300 MacArthur Blvd). 

    7-8 pm: beginning instructions (see below)
    8-8:30 pm: intermediate/advanced teaching 
    8:30-10 pm: open request dancing

    Admission: $10

    We strongly urge everyone to be vaccinated and fully boostered, but do not require it. If you have not done so already, please send your email address to dancingplanet@erols.com.

    Note: if you are having symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or may be positive, please attend the class via Zoom for the next week or 2. If you attend the class and then test positive, please let me know immediately, so I can inform those who attended the class (without identifying you).  

    For out-of-towners and those who cannot attend in person, we are offering this class via Zoom. You can enter by clicking onto the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87152651884?pwd=QWVyVEc1cm9uWTNqTkwrYTdPWlRrdz09

    Meeting ID: 871 5265 1884
    Password: 145

    See the website for more information: dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance

    • 08 May 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Busboys and Poets in Takoma Park, MD, or Online
    Register
    Our featured tellers this month are the luminous Laura Simms and the honorable, by golly, Honorable Baba-C.


    Join us on Wednesday, May 8, at 7:30 EST at Busboys and Poets Takoma; or, for out-of-towners, via Zoom. You can register FOR FREE for access to the live stream or to catch the recorded show later.

    You will get emails with reminders on the date, time, and location, as well as Zoom information. We ask for donations to support our tellers, suggested $20 per person. Donations can be made online before, during, or after the event. 

    The Grapevine is spoken word performance for adults and teens, celebrating the timeless art of the story, hosted by storytellers Renée Brachfeld and Tim Livengood.


    ABOUT OUR TELLERS:

    Laura Simms is an internationally acclaimed storyteller, writer, and educator, advocating engaged storytelling as compassionate action for personal and community transformation. In these times of pandemic, climate change, and aggression, she offers in-depth classes, coaching, and powerful performances of stories that address the most pressing issues of our times with dignity and joy. More abut Laura


    The Honorable Baba-C has been described as a “Creative force of Nature.” Baba-C is a unique interactive master storyteller using stories, rhymes, chants, songs, and narratives that pull the audience into the performance. A favorite Global Teller in Morocco at the Marrakech International Storytelling Festival (2022 & 2023), Baba-C continues to captivate audiences. From Africa to America and the Worldstorytellingcafe.com, Baba-C entertains, uplifts, and inspires audiences of all ages, transcending socio-economic boundaries. More about Baba-C


    For more information go to The Grapevine (Storytelling)

    • 08 May 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Town Hall 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812
    • 44

    Melissa Running leads the dancing while Becky Ross (fiddle), Elisabeth Epstein (flute), and Janina O’Brien (piano) make the music

    In-person dancing at Glen Echo Town Hall

    You may register in advance (preferred) or at the door. Attendance will be limited to 44 dancers and spectators so if you are planning on registering at the door, please check the event page beforehand to see how many spaces are left.

    If you have not previously attended a Wednesday night English country dance at Glen Echo, you may select "first time free" when registering. New dancers are welcome. If you have no previous English country dance experience or would like a refresher, please arrive at around 7:30 for a lesson.


    Covid Protocol: This dance series is now Tier 2, meaning that masks and vaccination-and-booster are encouraged but not required

    Click on this link to view the FSGW COVID-19 Response policy


    The dance is held in the upstairs room of the Glen Echo Town Hall.

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    If you'd like to get weekly reminders and other email of interest to our local dancers, please send an email to ecd.registrar@fsgw.org to be added to the list.

    General information on our English Country Dance web page


    • 09 May 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington Street

    Andrew Finn Magill and Alan Murray Live in Concert at the Lyceum. Presented by FSGW and the Traditional Music Series at the Lyceum.

    Thursday, May 9th. Doors open 6:30, 7:00 Show at The Lyceum, Alexandria, VA.

    Ticket information:

    Advanced tickets: Adults $25 / at the door $30

    For Advance ticketing, go to: https://ticketstripe.com/magillandmurray


    ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

    For twenty years violinist/fiddler and composer Andrew Finn Magill has been pursuing parallel careers in traditional Irish music, Brazilian choro, jazz and American fiddle and he has performed with everyone from grammy-nominees Trio Brasileiro to Rising Appalachia. Finn grew up studying Irish, old-time, and bluegrass with dozens of the best fiddlers in the world every summer at The Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, North Carolina.   Finn has performed with John Doyle, Rising Appalachia, Charm City Junction, Open the Door for Three, Greg Ruby, The Paul McKenna Band, and Peter Mawanga among others.

    Guitarist, bouzouki player and singer Alan Murray hails from Glasgow, Scotland, where he grew up playing the whistle and later guitar. Eventually moving to New York City, he has established himself as an in-demand performer and teacher on the Irish music scene. He has played and toured around the world with many of the finest traditional musicians and acts today. 

    Listen to Finn and Alan

    • 09 May 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building 8525 Fenton Street, Silver Spring MD 20910
    • 100
    Register

    In the Great Hall (wood floor) at the Silver Spring Civic Building. 

    Please note: There is no longer free parking at the Civic Center Parking Garage

    Caller: Janine Smith

    Band: Triple Helix (Colleen Reed, Alexander Mitchell, and Keith Gillis)

    Calling Terms: Larks and Robins

    Lesson at 7:00pm, Dance is from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

    Covid Precautions: Tier 2 - masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required

    Click on this link to view the FSGW COVID-19 Response policy

    • 10 May 2024
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Schweinhaut Senior Center or Online via Zoom

    The monthly Song Circle provides a daytime opportunity to enjoy delightful songs, old or new, humorous or serious, timeless or topical. Free!

    Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience. Come for informal group singing or just to listen, in person or via Zoom.

    May 3 is Pete Seeger’s birthday and May 12 is Mother’s Day, so bring or request your favorite Pete Seeger songs, songs about mothers, or any other songs!

    To keep the singing going, it's helpful if you send your requests in advance using the form in the registration link below.

    Susan McNelis will lead songs with guitar accompaniment, and any participant may lead any song, a cappella or self-accompanied.

    The Song Circle will be held in person at the Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901. Plenty of free parking!

    Participants should read and follow FSGW’s revised Policy Regarding Respiratory Viruses and In-Person Event Participation.

    If you can't come in person, you can join us on Zoom with any Internet-connected device--computer, tablet, or smartphone--or you can join by dialing a phone number.

    The Zoom link and phone number will be sent Friday morning to those who have attended the Schweinhaut Song Circle using Zoom and to others who register at https://forms.gle/jr4sR9tmu6VRMBdN8 by Thursday, May 9.

    If this will be your first use of Zoom, go to https://zoom.us, click on " Sign Up Free " and follow the prompts. Do this ahead of time so that you'll be all set to "join the meeting" when it's time to do so. Information about getting started with Zoom is at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697.

    Before you join a Zoom session, if you installed Zoom on your computer before March 8, go to zoom.us/download to download and install the current version (5.17.11). For a smartphone or tablet, update the Zoom app from your App Store or equivalent source.

    Join us on May 10 in person or via Zoom. Especially if you're just getting started with Zoom, please try to join the Zoom session 5 or 10 minutes before 1:30 p.m. so we can help with any technical issues before the singing begins.

    For more information see the Song Circles page.

    • 10 May 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    John Robinson will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 10 May 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD
    Register

    Contra dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD. Co-sponsored by Friday Night Dancers and FSGW.

    Caller: Jordan Kammeyer

    Band: Glen Echo Open Band

    All dances will be taught. 

    Lesson at 7:30pm

    Calling all musicians! The Glen Echo Open Band is scheduled to play for the contra dance (organized by Friday Night Dancers and FSGW), which will take place in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park from 8-11pm. If you are interested in helping to provide exciting, high-energy live music for contra dancers, please join us! Musicians of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate.

    If you would like to be paid after playing the dance, please complete a W-9 form and either submit it electronically at this link to FSGW or present a physical copy to the check-in table at the dance.

    Click here for more info about the open band, or here for a tune list. 


    Registration is required of all participants. Pre-registration is preferred - you may pay online or wait to pay at the door. You may register at the door. Cash and credit card are accepted at the door. Registrations may be cancelled prior to the event, and any payment will be refunded as a credit for future use. No refunds will be available after the event has started.


    COVID Policy : This is an FSGW Tier 2 event, which means that masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required

    More info on FSGW's Covid response here



    • 11 May 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Washington, DC metropolitan area

    FSGW and Voices in the Glen invite storytellers and listeners to an evening of shared stories IN PERSON. Anyone is welcome to tell a tale; no one ever has to. Event details here. Please contact margaret.chatham@verizon.net for directions.

    Cost: FREE!

    General information on Story Swaps

    • 12 May 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • classroom 202/203 in the Arcade building at Glen Echo Park, MD

    Barn Dance from 1-3pm in classroom 202/203 in the Arcade building at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD. 

    Caller: Kappy Laning

    Music: The Magnolia House Band (Sargon de Jesus on piano, Leuna de Jesus on fiddle and cello, and Sarah Foard on fiddle and mandolin)


    Covid Info: This is an FSGW Tier 2 event -

    Masks and vaccination are encouraged but not required

    Admission: Free!  (no need to register, just show up at the door)


    General information on our Barn Dance web page

    • 12 May 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Takoma Park, MD

    The May 2024 Gospel Sing will take place on Mother’s Day in Barbara and Arthur Karpas’ Garden of Eden in Takoma Park. Group singing outside in the garden for two hours, from 4 - 6 pm. (No potluck dinner afterwards this time.) Hymnals provided. A mask-friendly event — masks are optional but welcome. Everyone is welcome, but be sure you have had the latest COVID booster available and are symptom-free. RSVP/directions: call Barbara at 301-270-4239 (landline; no texts) or email Kathie at kpmack2@gmail.com.


    General information about Gospel Sings




    • 15 May 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • Glen Echo, MD & Online

    The Glen Echo Folk Dancers will be meeting in-person every Wednesday evening at Glen Echo Park (7300 MacArthur Blvd). 

    7-8 pm: beginning instructions (see below)
    8-8:30 pm: intermediate/advanced teaching 
    8:30-10 pm: open request dancing

    Admission: $10

    We strongly urge everyone to be vaccinated and fully boostered, but do not require it. If you have not done so already, please send your email address to dancingplanet@erols.com.

    Note: if you are having symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or may be positive, please attend the class via Zoom for the next week or 2. If you attend the class and then test positive, please let me know immediately, so I can inform those who attended the class (without identifying you).  

    For out-of-towners and those who cannot attend in person, we are offering this class via Zoom. You can enter by clicking onto the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87152651884?pwd=QWVyVEc1cm9uWTNqTkwrYTdPWlRrdz09

    Meeting ID: 871 5265 1884
    Password: 145

    See the website for more information: dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance

    • 15 May 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012

    The Takoma Park Old-Time Jam is again at Busboys and Poets in Takoma Park, the 3rd Wednesday of the month. 

    The slow jam is 7:30-8pm or so and then we'll fast jam til 9:45pm. This jam is open to all skill levels and instruments. Please come with whatever you play!


    Busboys and Poets have generously agreed to host our crazy crew so please come out and join the fray. Please make sure to support the venue by buying some food or drink!


    More info about the Old-Time Jams

    • 15 May 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • The School of Musical Traditions 7112 Willow Ave Takoma Park, MD 20912

    Le Bal Perdu DC and FSGW present an evening of Balfolk! Dances from France

    At the School of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, MD. Easy street parking and a few blocks from the Takoma Metro. 

    (note - the School of Musical Traditions is in a different location than the House of Musical Traditions)

    Cost: $10   (pay at the door)

    Live music from Trio Mirambel - fiddle, accordion, and hurdy-gurdy 

    All dances taught, no partner needed! 

    More info: lebalperdu.dc@gmail.com 

    • 15 May 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Town Hall 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812
    • 44
    Ann Fallon calls to the music of Susan Brandt (flute), Paul Oorts (mandolin and accordion), and Liz Donaldson (piano)

    In-person dancing at Glen Echo Town Hall

    You may register in advance (preferred) or at the door. Attendance will be limited to 44 dancers and spectators so if you are planning on registering at the door, please check the event page beforehand to see how many spaces are left.

    If you have not previously attended a Wednesday night English country dance at Glen Echo, you may select "first time free" when registering. New dancers are welcome. If you have no previous English country dance experience or would like a refresher, please arrive at around 7:30 for a lesson.


    Covid Protocol: This dance series is now Tier 2, meaning that masks and vaccination-and-booster are encouraged but not required

    Click on this link to view the FSGW COVID-19 Response policy


    The dance is held in the upstairs room of the Glen Echo Town Hall.

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    If you'd like to get weekly reminders and other email of interest to our local dancers, please send an email to ecd.registrar@fsgw.org to be added to the list.

    General information on our English Country Dance web page


    • 17 May 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Ben Hole will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 17 May 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD
    Register

    Contra dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD. Co-sponsored by Friday Night Dancers and FSGW.

    Caller: Ben Sela and Rebecca Anger

    Band: Petrichord (Bobby LaRose on keys, mandolin, and bones, Colleen Holroyd on fiddle and feet, and Sophie Chang on cello)

    All dances will be taught. 

    Lesson at 7:30pm, Dance is at 8:00pm.

    COVID Policy: This is an FSGW Tier 2 event, which means that masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required

    Registration is required of all participants. Pre-registration is preferred - you may pay online or wait to pay at the door. You may register at the door. Cash and credit card are accepted at the door. Registrations may be cancelled prior to the event, and any payment will be refunded as a credit for future use. No refunds will be available after the event has started.


    Click on this link to view the FSGW COVID-19 Response policy

    • 22 May 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • Glen Echo, MD & Online

    The Glen Echo Folk Dancers will be meeting in-person every Wednesday evening at Glen Echo Park (7300 MacArthur Blvd). 

    7-8 pm: beginning instructions (see below)
    8-8:30 pm: intermediate/advanced teaching 
    8:30-10 pm: open request dancing

    Admission: $10

    We strongly urge everyone to be vaccinated and fully boostered, but do not require it. If you have not done so already, please send your email address to dancingplanet@erols.com.

    Note: if you are having symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or may be positive, please attend the class via Zoom for the next week or 2. If you attend the class and then test positive, please let me know immediately, so I can inform those who attended the class (without identifying you).  

    For out-of-towners and those who cannot attend in person, we are offering this class via Zoom. You can enter by clicking onto the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87152651884?pwd=QWVyVEc1cm9uWTNqTkwrYTdPWlRrdz09

    Meeting ID: 871 5265 1884
    Password: 145

    See the website for more information: dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance

    • 22 May 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Town Hall 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812
    • 44
    April Blum calls while Jeff Steinberg (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute), and Neil Epstein (piano) make the music

    In-person dancing at Glen Echo Town Hall

    You may register in advance (preferred) or at the door. Attendance will be limited to 44 dancers and spectators so if you are planning on registering at the door, please check the event page beforehand to see how many spaces are left.

    If you have not previously attended a Wednesday night English country dance at Glen Echo, you may select "first time free" when registering. New dancers are welcome. If you have no previous English country dance experience or would like a refresher, please arrive at around 7:30 for a lesson.


    Covid Protocol: This dance series is now Tier 2, meaning that masks and vaccination-and-booster are encouraged but not required

    Click on this link to view the FSGW COVID-19 Response policy


    The dance is held in the upstairs room of the Glen Echo Town Hall.

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    If you'd like to get weekly reminders and other email of interest to our local dancers, please send an email to ecd.registrar@fsgw.org to be added to the list.

    General information on our English Country Dance web page


    • 23 May 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium 10 First St. SE Washington, DC
    • 100

    In celebration of the Asian and Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Somapa Thai Dance Company.

    Thursday, May 23, 2024, Doors open at 6:30, show 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

    FREE for all, you'll need to reserve free timed entry passes at this link before your visit to the Library.


    Advance passes online: Timed-entry passes are available up to 30 days in advance. Same-day passes online: A limited number of same-day passes will be available online each open day at 9 a.m. ET


    Somapa Thai Dance Company is a distinguished Thai dance and music company based in the Washington DC area. The group features the best Thai orchestra in the United States. Many of its artists have been trained with highly recognized dance and music masters, including National Artists and others from Chulalongkorn University and the prestigious Department of Fine Arts in Bangkok, Thailand. The group’s mission is to preserve and promote Thai culture and arts in the Americas. Through performances and workshops, the Company hopes that music and dance will bring peace and diversity to society through increased understanding of people’s different cultures and backgrounds.

    The American Folklife Center is hosting the group in celebration of the Asian and Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month and as part of the Homegrown Concert Series and Live! At the Library. Co-Sponsored with the Folklore Society of Greater Washington.


    FSGW is working with the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress to bring you this concert. The fee structure and COVID protocols are those of the Library of Congress.

    • 24 May 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Linda Mansdorf will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 24 May 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD
    Register

    Contra dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD. Co-sponsored by Friday Night Dancers and FSGW.

    Caller: Julian Blechner

    Band: Cojiro (Mark Price on guitar and mandolin, Jess Newman on fiddle)

    All dances will be taught. 

    Lesson at 7:30pm, Dance is at 8:00pm.

    COVID Policy: This is an FSGW Tier 2 event, which means that masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required

    Registration is required of all participants. Pre-registration is preferred - you may pay online or wait to pay at the door. You may register at the door. Cash and credit card are accepted at the door. Registrations may be cancelled prior to the event, and any payment will be refunded as a credit for future use. No refunds will be available after the event has started.


    Click on this link to view the FSGW COVID-19 Response policy

    • 29 May 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • Glen Echo, MD & Online

    The Glen Echo Folk Dancers will be meeting in-person every Wednesday evening at Glen Echo Park (7300 MacArthur Blvd). 

    7-8 pm: beginning instructions (see below)
    8-8:30 pm: intermediate/advanced teaching 
    8:30-10 pm: open request dancing

    Admission: $10

    We strongly urge everyone to be vaccinated and fully boostered, but do not require it. If you have not done so already, please send your email address to dancingplanet@erols.com.

    Note: if you are having symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or may be positive, please attend the class via Zoom for the next week or 2. If you attend the class and then test positive, please let me know immediately, so I can inform those who attended the class (without identifying you).  

    For out-of-towners and those who cannot attend in person, we are offering this class via Zoom. You can enter by clicking onto the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87152651884?pwd=QWVyVEc1cm9uWTNqTkwrYTdPWlRrdz09

    Meeting ID: 871 5265 1884
    Password: 145

    See the website for more information: dancingplanetproductions.com/folkdance

    • 29 May 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Glen Echo Town Hall 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812
    • 44
    Anna Rain leads the dancing while Tina Chancey (fiddle), Tom Wright (10-string mandolin), and Liz Donaldson (piano) play

    In-person dancing at Glen Echo Town Hall

    You may register in advance (preferred) or at the door. Attendance will be limited to 44 dancers and spectators so if you are planning on registering at the door, please check the event page beforehand to see how many spaces are left.

    If you have not previously attended a Wednesday night English country dance at Glen Echo, you may select "first time free" when registering. New dancers are welcome. If you have no previous English country dance experience or would like a refresher, please arrive at around 7:30 for a lesson.


    Covid Protocol: This dance series is now Tier 2, meaning that masks and vaccination-and-booster are encouraged but not required

    Click on this link to view the FSGW COVID-19 Response policy


    The dance is held in the upstairs room of the Glen Echo Town Hall.

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    If you'd like to get weekly reminders and other email of interest to our local dancers, please send an email to ecd.registrar@fsgw.org to be added to the list.

    General information on our English Country Dance web page


    • 31 May 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    John Robinson will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 31 May 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD
    Register

    Contra dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD. Co-sponsored by Friday Night Dancers and FSGW.

    Caller: Perry Shafran

    Band: The Boneshakers (Joe DeZarn on fiddle, Gina Faber on mandolin, Paul Hammerton on guitar, and Ralph Gordon on bass)

    All dances will be taught. 

    Lesson at 7:30pm, Dance is at 8:00pm.

    COVID Policy: This is an FSGW Tier 2 event, which means that masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required

    Registration is required of all participants. Pre-registration is preferred - you may pay online or wait to pay at the door. You may register at the door. Cash and credit card are accepted at the door. Registrations may be cancelled prior to the event, and any payment will be refunded as a credit for future use. No refunds will be available after the event has started.


    Click on this link to view the FSGW COVID-19 Response policy

    • 04 Jun 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Video conference meeting

    On Tuesday, June 4, 2024, the FSGW Board will meet from 8pm to 10pm in a video conference meeting. Please contact the FGSW President via this link or the FSGW WebMaster via this link to get the video conference information if you wish to attend.

    Board meetings are open to members. If you have agenda items you wish to have considered, please contact the FSGW President at: president@fsgw.org


    • 07 Jun 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Larry Weiner

    will lead an

    Oldies but Goodies Night

    all request evening featuring recorded music international folk dance favorites
    - many easy dances to just follow along -

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Request dancing 8:00-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 09 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park, MD

    Barn Dance from 1-3pm in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD. 

    Caller: TBA

    Music: Dan Levenson (fiddle) and Gina Faber (guitar/mandolin)

    Covid Info: This is an FSGW Tier 2 event -

    Masks and vaccination are encouraged but not required

    Admission: Free!  (no need to register, just show up at the door)


    General information on our Barn Dance web page

    • 14 Jun 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Linda Mansdorf will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 19 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • The School of Musical Traditions 7112 Willow Ave Takoma Park, MD 20912

    Le Bal Perdu DC and FSGW present an evening of Balfolk! Dances from France

    At the School of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, MD. Easy street parking and a few blocks from the Takoma Metro. 

    (note - the School of Musical Traditions is in a different location than the House of Musical Traditions)

    Cost: $10   (pay at the door)

    Live music from Trio Mirambel - fiddle, accordion, and hurdy-gurdy 

    All dances taught, no partner needed! 

    More info: lebalperdu.dc@gmail.com 

    • 21 Jun 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Ben Hole will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 28 Jun 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    John Robinson will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 02 Jul 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Video conference meeting

    On Tuesday, July 2, 2024, the FSGW Board will meet from 8pm to 10pm in a video conference meeting. Please contact the FGSW President via this link or the FSGW WebMaster via this link to get the video conference information if you wish to attend.

    Board meetings are open to members. If you have agenda items you wish to have considered, please contact the FSGW President at: president@fsgw.org


    • 05 Jul 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Larry Weiner

    will lead an

    Oldies but Goodies Night

    all request evening featuring recorded music international folk dance favorites
    - many easy dances to just follow along -

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Request dancing 8:00-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 12 Jul 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Linda Mansdorf will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 14 Jul 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park, MD
    Register

    FSGW is excited to bring back our annual picnic where the FSGW community can mix and mingle. There will be dancing in the bumper car pavilion, open singing and jamming, and a potluck lunch.  This event is free so invite your friends and bring a dish to share!

    The barn dance will take place from 1pm to 3pm. It's a multi-generational dance, all are welcome to participate.

    It will be a chance to meet members of the 2024-2025 board. There will be a brief membership meeting reviewing the previous year of FSGW and upcoming plans for the year.

    Admission: Free!  RSVP requested (but not required) so that we can have a sense of how many may come to the picnic.

    • 14 Jul 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park, MD

    Barn Dance from 1-3pm in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD. 

    Caller: TBA

    Music: TBA


    Covid Info: This is an FSGW Tier 2 event -

    Masks and vaccination are encouraged but not required

    Admission: Free!  (no need to register, just show up at the door)


    General information on our Barn Dance web page

    • 19 Jul 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Ben Hole will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 26 Jul 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    John Robinson will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 02 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online

    Hosted by Linda Mansdorf, John Robinson, Ben Hole, Vita Hollander & other guest instructors. This is a FREE event. 

    To Register for the Zoom link contact John Robinson at j_srobinson@verizon.net

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 09 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online

    Hosted by Linda Mansdorf, John Robinson, Ben Hole, Vita Hollander & other guest instructors. This is a FREE event. 

    To Register for the Zoom link contact John Robinson at j_srobinson@verizon.net

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 16 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online

    Hosted by Linda Mansdorf, John Robinson, Ben Hole, Vita Hollander & other guest instructors. This is a FREE event. 

    To Register for the Zoom link contact John Robinson at j_srobinson@verizon.net

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 23 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online

    Hosted by Linda Mansdorf, John Robinson, Ben Hole, Vita Hollander & other guest instructors. This is a FREE event. 

    To Register for the Zoom link contact John Robinson at j_srobinson@verizon.net

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 30 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online

    Hosted by Linda Mansdorf, John Robinson, Ben Hole, Vita Hollander & other guest instructors. This is a FREE event. 

    To Register for the Zoom link contact John Robinson at j_srobinson@verizon.net

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 06 Sep 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Larry Weiner

    will lead an

    Oldies but Goodies Night

    all request evening featuring recorded music international folk dance favorites
    - many easy dances to just follow along -

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Request dancing 8:00-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 13 Sep 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Linda Mansdorf will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 20 Sep 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Ben Hole will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 27 Sep 2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • 30 Sep 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • United Methodist West River Center, West River, MD

    The Getaway Friday, September 27th, with a pot-luck dinner, and runs so late on Sunday night that we serve breakfast on Monday morning, September 30th.

    The Getaway is an amazing weekend-long party of folks who love to sing, play and listen to folk music. We come together in a lovely riverside retreat to join together in making music, sharing what we bring and learning from friends old and new. There will be workshops, sing-arounds, sign-up concerts, music and conversations at all hours. Participation is encouraged at any level comfortable to you in a supportive and welcoming environment. Old and new songs and tunes, recitations and stories, along with information on historical contexts and insights, have filled the Getaway, along with conversation and laughter, for over half a century; come be a part of the fun!

    2024 invited guests TBA

    See the Getaway page for details.


    • 27 Sep 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    John Robinson will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 04 Oct 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Larry Weiner

    will lead an

    Oldies but Goodies Night

    all request evening featuring recorded music international folk dance favorites
    - many easy dances to just follow along -

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Request dancing 8:00-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 11 Oct 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Linda Mansdorf will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 18 Oct 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Ben Hole will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 20 Oct 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo, MD
    • 220

    Contrastock: 8+ hours of contra dancing! A premier contra dance event, featuring nationally renowned bands and callers and an amazing open air dance hall. 

    When: October 20, 2024 from 1pm to 10:00 PM. There is a break for dinner.

    Where: Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park


    Bands: 

    TBA


    Callers: 

    TBA

    Please use fragrance sparingly or not at all. Contrastock is being called with non- gendered dance role terms 

    Covid protocol: Tier 2, masks and vaccination-and-booster are encouraged but not required

    More about the FSGW COVID-19 Response policy

    • 25 Oct 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    John Robinson will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 01 Nov 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Larry Weiner

    will lead an

    Oldies but Goodies Night

    all request evening featuring recorded music international folk dance favorites
    - many easy dances to just follow along -

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Request dancing 8:00-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 08 Nov 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Linda Mansdorf will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30-9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)



    • 15 Nov 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD

    Ben Hole will lead, teach and organize the request dancing.

    No experience or partner necessary. 

    Lessons 8:00 - 8:30pm

    Request dancing 8:30 - 9:30pm.

    More information: International Folk Dancing (Greenbelt)