English Country Dance 

co-sponsored by FSGW 

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.

Dancers should wear comfortable shoes with soft non- marking soles to help protect the wooden dance floor.

When: Wednesday from 8:00 - 10:30 p.m. We dance every Wednesday throughout the year, unless that day is a major holiday.

Where: Glen Echo Town Hall. 6106 Harvard Ave, Glen Echo MD  20812


First time attendees FREE!

$17 Dance Admission (non-members)

$15 Members (FSGW, BFMS, ATDS, CDSS) 

$8 Students, and those with limited income

Town of Glen Echo residents Free

Questions? Email English Country Dance 

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.


Masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required. Learn more

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Transportation and Parking:

Montgomery County's Bus 29 connects from the Friendship Heights and Bethesda Metro stations on the Red Line to a "Glen Echo" bus stop next to the Exxon gas station on Goldsboro Rd, at the Glen Echo Center shopping plaza.  From there, it's a 1/4 mile walk Northwest along and across Macarthur Blvd to the Glen Echo Town Hall. The last bus back to Friendship Heights Metro is scheduled to leave Glen Echo before the end of the dance, at 10:18 pm the last we checked. The last bus back to Bethesda Metro is scheduled to leave Glen Echo before the end of the dance, at 10:22 pm the last we checked. If you would like to stay at the dance longer, car rides to a Metro station are available. We will NOT leave anyone stranded. 

If you are arriving by car, please note that, for the benefit of Glen Echo residents, the mayor of Glen Echo has requested that dance attendees not park on residential streets. She has suggested several alternatives, including the Bannockburn neighborhood directly across MacArthur Blvd. from the Town Hall and the Glen Echo Park parking lot. 

The Rich Galloway Fund

The Rich Galloway Fund was created in 2022 to support the participation of students and others with limited income at the FSGW Annual Washington Spring Ball and to help cover the logistical costs of the ball.

Please donate to this fund: any amount is welcome!

Richard Michael Galloway (1947 - 2021) was a longtime contributor to the English country dance community in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas.  He was a vibrant dancer, caller, organizer, and teacher.  For many years he designed printed programs that documented ball dances and set an elegant and playful tone for the annual Washington Spring Ball.  He also wrote several English country dances.  The dance Rich Delights was written in his honor by Philippe Callens in 2003.



Make check out to Folklore Society of Greater Washington, write “Rich Galloway Fund” in the memo line of the check, and send it to this address: Folklore Society of Greater Washington, P.O. Box 323, Cabin John, MD 20818.

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