Glen Echo
International Folkdancers




Learn dances from Bulgaria, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Croatia, Serbia, Scandinavia, and more. Our specialties are great music, fun dances, and nice people.

Thursday Nights All Year *


Regular class led by Jamie every Thursday, except:

November 28: Thanksgiving - no dance
December 5: Romania National Day Party
December 26: Christmas- no dance
January 2: Annual Chocolate Party and our last regular dance at Church of Redeemer

Beginning January 8th, the Glen Echo Folk Dancers will be meeting on Wednesday evenings at Glen Echo Park. In January, we will meet in Classroom 302/303 in the Arcade. Starting in February, we will meet at the Backroom of the Ballroom, which is temperature controlled and has a sprung wood floor. Updated information soon.


Lessons 7:30-9:00pm. No experience or partner necessary. Request dancing 9:00-10:45pm. Admission $8


Church of the Redeemer
6201 Dunrobbin Drive
Bethesda, MD

Info: Jamie Platt or 301-466-3018

Co-sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington


The Glen Echo Folkdancers (formerly Foggy Bottom Folkdancers) started in 1983 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Foggy Bottom. The church required substantial repairs and we had to move, eventually landing up at the Church of the Redeemer. Since our move, the Glen Echo Folkdancers has grown a bit, but we still maintain a very welcoming atmosphere, lots of great music and dancing, occasional parties (sometimes with live music), and, most importantly, great people to share an evening with. Plan to have a wonderful time, learn some dances, listen to some wild music, and meet some new friends. No partner is necessary. No skill is needed. Dress comfortably. Wear soft-soled shoes, if possible. Smile.If you would like to be added to our email list and receive notices of upcoming events, please email Jamie. For more folkdancing in the DC area, go to the links page.


Directions to Church of the Redeemer

From Virginia: Take 495 across American Legion Bridge. Take first exit and bear right toward Glen Echo. Exit left at Cabin John. Turn left at the stop sign, then turn right at the "T" (MacArthur Boulevard). Go over the 1 lane bridge. Dunrobbin Drive is the 3rd left turn after the bridge.

From the Beltway in Maryland: Exit at River Road toward DC. Turn right at Wilson Lane (188) and left at MacArthur Boulevard. Dunrobbin Drive is the 2nd left turn.