A weekend of French dance and music in Washington, DC

4-5 January 2020

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. Learn more about bal folk!

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! Learn more about our performers!

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. Learn more about the weekend schedule!

The weekend counts on volunteers and local hosts to provide help and lodging for our attendees. Thanks for all of your generosity!

Questions? Email us AT INFO@BAL-DC.ORG!