International Folk Dancers
Learn dances from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Croatia, Serbia, and more. Our specialties are great music, fun dances, and nice dancers.
Wednesday Nights All Year
Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD
8 pm: instructions at all levels
9 pm: open request dancing
July – ?: Bumper Car Pavilion (outdoor, covered dance pavilion with wood floor).
When it gets too cold: Spanish Ballroom Annex
(temperature controlled, wood floor)
Until further notice, these dances are private, invitation-only, and limited to those who have been fully vaccinated. Everyone will need to show proof of vaccination and provide their name, email address, and phone number for contact tracing. No exceptions. Masking is optional. These dances are instruction-oriented from 8-9 pm with open request dancing after 9 pm. If you wish to attend, please contact Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org before attending.
For out-of-towners, we will try to show the class via Zoom. You can enter by clicking onto the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/
Meeting ID: 871 5265 1884
If you click on the link, you may not need to enter a password.
Note: We did not meet on 9/15, due to the Jewish holiday.
If you arrive and another activity is taking place in the Bumper Car Pavilion, it is likely that we have been moved to the Ballroom Backroom.
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 at the Church of the Redeemer, where we danced until December 2019. In January 2020, we moved to Glen Echo Park. In all these years we have maintained 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. Smile. If you would like to be added to our email list and receive notices of upcoming events, please email Jamie.
The Glen Echo International Folk Dancers are produced by Dancing Planet Productions and co-sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington–in cooperation with the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Montgomery County, and the National Park Service.