First and foremost, if you would like to discuss any issue, or if you have any problems or concerns about this policy, we are here to listen to you. You can find any of us on Facebook (Maria, Robin, Eva, and Colleen) or click the button below to email us. Unless you explicitly give us … Continue reading Safe Space Policy
Transportation: getting around DC and getting to the venue
Driving in DC can be a hassle, and parking in Dupont Circle is often limited and expensive! Here are some recommendations for getting around the city: Public Transportation Our venue is well-connected to public transportation options, operated by WMATA. The Whittemore House is two blocks' walk from the Dupont Circle Metro station on the Red … Continue reading Transportation: getting around DC and getting to the venue
Volunteer for Bal DC!
This weekend cannot be a success without your help and participation! We encourage folks who choose to pay the minimum price to volunteer, but these positions are open to anyone who wants to help us out. Please reach out to Marjo, our volunteer coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org! Some roles include: Before the weekend Button creation During … Continue reading Volunteer for Bal DC!
Food & drink in Dupont Circle
Bal DC is located in Dupont Circle, one of the city's most vibrant and historic neighborhoods. It's also a center of LGBTQ community and history (and even got a shoutout from the New York Times!). The neighborhood is full of incredible places to eat, from fine dining to delicious and affordable casual restaurants. While the … Continue reading Food & drink in Dupont Circle
Lodgings in the District and beyond
If you aren't able to find a place to stay, we'll do our very best to find you housing with a local dancer; please take note that hospitality will be first-come, first-served. There are also numerous wonderful places to stay in Dupont Circle and around the city. For out-of-towners planning to provide their own lodging, … Continue reading Lodgings in the District and beyond
Kids & childcare
Bal DC is committed to making sure that all kids and parents are able to have a convenient and safe time at the festival! We're committed to creating an intergenerational bal folk community, so children are welcome to dance, participate in music workshops, or join with other kids in childcare activities. Childcare will be available … Continue reading Kids & childcare
Our events during the weekend will be held on the first two floors of the Whittemore House. There is an elevator between floors. Doorways are wide and fit wheelchairs. The Whittemore House is accessible by a short flight of stairs in the front of the building (New Hampshire Avenue) and a ramp in the rear … Continue reading Accessibility information