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Bal DC (with Jesse Ball)
January 4 - January 5
For the very first time, Bal DC brings a weekend of bal folk dance and music to the United States!
The weekend is a treat for dancers and musicians alike. You don’t need any previous experience dancing or playing to join us, just the curiosity and passion to explore the bal folk tradition.
We are joined by the premier French traditional dance bands in the United States, Nova and Eloise & Co., and guided by expert dance instructor Jeremy Carter-Gordon, among many others who make this weekend possible!
Inspired by the great bals of Western Europe, Bal DC blends the close community of a late night at your local bar with the adrenaline rush of a weekend escape, all in Washington, DC’s relaxed urban setting.
Morning workshops for dancers and musicians will be open exclusively to people who register for the entire weekend. The weekend will also include a Saturday evening concert with our featured musicians, a Saturday night bal open to the public, and open jamming into the wee hours of Sunday morning.