Andrea Hoag
Karen Ashbrook
Dave Wiesler
Paul Oorts

Lesson 2:45 pm
Dancing 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Welcome to Waltz Time

Waltz Time is an all-volunteer group of dancers who have produced the twice-monthly waltzes at Glen Echo Park since 1995. The group has donated all net proceeds to the renovation of the Spanish Ballroom and the Bumper Car Pavilion, and to help continue Park programs. All of the Sunday afternoon waltz dances are held at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812 in the Spanish Ballroom or occasionally in the Bumper Car Pavilion (noted in the schedule below).

The Sunday afternoon waltz program follows a similar format at each event.

  • A lesson is offered from 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm and starts with basic concepts for those not familiar with the folk style of waltz. At 3:15 pm, we teach an "advanced" step for returning dancers looking for a little something extra to add to their repertoire.
  • The lesson is followed by dancing to live music from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Cost is $10, cash or check, including the lesson from 2:45 - 3:30 pm.
  • Dress is casual.
  • You do not need a partner.
  • You do not need prior dance experience.
  • Tickets are sold at the door - there are no advance ticket sales.

Please visit our FAQ page for more answers to your questions. You can also email us at info AT waltztimedances DOT org. We invite you to join the lively community of waltzers and enjoy the afternoon dances at Glen Echo Park. We know that you will have a great time!


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2014 Sunday Afternoon Waltz Schedule and Annual Strauss Ball


January 5: WALTZ DU JOUR with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

January 19: HICKMAN, GLICKMAN & DEVINE with Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar), Marc Glickman (piano)



February 2: KAREN COLLINS and THE BACKROADS BAND with Karen Collins, Ira Gitlin, Geff King, Paul Hoffmaster

February 16: MACARTHUR BOULEVARD with Katie Davis Henderson (fiddle), Paul Oorts (mandolin, accordion), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

MARCH 2014

March 2: CONTRATOPIA with Patrice Pakiz, Erik Sessions, Ted Hodapp, John Goodin, Pat O'Loughlin

March 16: SOME ASSEMBLY with Donna Boylan (piano), Mary Flora (flute, saxophone, whistles) Joe Klausner (violin, mandolin), Paul Miller (guitar)

March 30: THE FIGMENTS with Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle), Anna Patton (clarinet), Owen Morrison (guitar and foot percussion).


APRIL 2014

April 6: SUGAR BEAT with Susan Brandt (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle), Marc Glickman (piano)

April 20: DESTINO da ROSA with Susan Brandt (flute), Paul Oorts (guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass), Alan Oresky (violin)


A Benefit Dance for Glen Echo Park featuring OLDE VIENNA with Dave Wiesler (piano), Alexander Mitchell (violin), Elke Baker (violin/viola), Barbara Heitz (flute), and Ralph Gordon (bass). 8:00 pm - midnight in the beautiful Spanish Ballroom.

Formal attire suggested, no partner required. Enjoy complimentary Refreshments, Waltz Lesson, Grand March, Dance Cards. Carousel open until 10:30 pm ($1.25/person). All tickets sold at the door beginning at 7:40 pm; $20/person.

MAY 2014

May 25: SWALLOWTAIL with George Marshall (concertina), Ron Grosslein (fiddle), Tim van Egmond (hammered dulcimer), Timm Triplett (piano), David Cantieni (wind instruments)


JUNE 2014

June 15: MAIVISH with Jaige Trudel, Adam Broome, George Marshall(concertina)

June 29: ADDISON BLEUFONTE with Marc Glickman (piano), Andrea Hoag (fiddle), David Julian Gray (clarinet), David Lopez (drums)

JULY 2014

July 6: TAYLOR AMONG THE DEVILS with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Jonathan Jensen (piano, vocals)

July 20: GREEN LIGHT KARMA with David Knight (fiddle), Adam Bern (fiddle), Dave Wiesler (piano, and/or guitar)



August 3: WALTZ MAGIC with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Barbara Heitz (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

August 17: TERPSICHORE with Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)


September 7: ELKE, PAUL, RALPH & LARRY with Larry Unger (banjo, guitar), Elke Baker (fiddle), Paul Oorts (mandolin, button accordion, banjo, guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass)

September 21: BLUE BAMBOO with Barbara Heitz (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle), John Devine (guitar), Marc Glickman (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)



October 5 : VALSE IMPRESSIONS with Katie Davis Henderson (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

October 19 (Bumper Car Pavilion): RHAPSODY with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass)


November 2 : DEVINE COMEDY with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar and vocals), Ralph Gordon (bass)

November 30: CABARET SAUVIGNON with Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer & wooden flute), Dave Wiesler (piano & guitar), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo & guitar)



December 7: TRIO CON BRIO with Paul Oorts (mandolin), Elke Baker (violin), Jonathan Jensen (piano)

December 21: AVANT GARDENERS with Laura Light (fiddle and vocals), George Paul (piano), David DiGiusseppe (accordion), Dave Wiesler (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

December 28: GIGMEISTERS with Dave Wiesler (piano), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo & guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass)

All bands and prices are subject to change.
For final information, please revisit this site prior to attending a Waltz.

Photo credits: Candace Clifford, Donna Barker and the late Elaine Washburn.

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