Larry Unger
Eden MacAdam-Somer
And Friends

Waltz Lesson 2:45 pm
Dancing 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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

Twenty Years and Counting!

Thanks to you, Waltz Time is celebrating an anniversary this year, the 20th! In honor of this milestone, we're planning a special dance on Sunday, November 15. Join the festivities in the Spanish Ballroom. There'll be cake, music by the incomparable Cabaret Sauvignon -- and a surprise!

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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2015 Sunday Afternoon Waltz Schedule and Annual Strauss Ball


January 4: DEVINE COMEDY with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar, vocals), Ralph Gordon (bass)

January 18: MARTY, STEVE, JOHN & ALEXANDER with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar, vocals), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle)



February 1: TRIO CON BRIO with Paul Oorts (mandolin), Elke Baker (violin), Jonathan Jensen (piano)

February 15: AUDACIOUS with Larry Unger (guitar & banjo), Audrey Knuth (fiddle), Paul Oorts (mandolin & accordion) & more

MARCH 2015

March 1: TAYLOR AMONG THE DEVILS with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Jonathan Jensen (piano, vocals)

March 15: VALSE IMPRESSIONS with Edith Coakley Stowe (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

March 29: WALTZ WEAVERS with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Carrie Rose (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass).


APRIL 2015

April 5: WALTZ MAGIC with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Barbara Heitz (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

April 19: ADDISON BLEUFONTE with Marc Glickman (piano), Andrea Hoag (fiddle), David Julian Gray (clarinet), David Lopez (drums)


A Benefit Dance for Glen Echo Park featuring OLDE VIENNA with Alexander Mitchell (violin), Elke Baker (violin/viola), Barbara Heitz (flute), Dave Wiesler (piano), 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 2015

May 10: BLUE BAMBOO with Barbara Heitz (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle), John Devine (guitar), Marc Glickman (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

May 24: SWALLOWTAIL with George Marshall (concertina), Ron Grosslein (fiddle, mandolin), Tim van Egmond (hammered dulcimer), Timm Triplett (keyboard), David Cantieni (wind instruments)


JUNE 2015

June 7: MAIVISH with Jaige Trudel, Adam Broome, Matthew Olwell

June 21: GREEN LIGHT KARMA with David Knight (fiddle), Andrew Marcus (accordion), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar)

JULY 2015

July 5: HONEYSUCKLE ROSE with Liz Donaldson (piano), Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass)

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



August 2: MOUNTAIN AIR with Jodi Beder (cello), Andrea Hoag (fiddle), David Lopez (percussion), Melissa Running (piano, nyckelharpa)

August 16: IVORY BOYS with David DiGiuseppe (accordion), Jim Roberts (drums), George Paul (piano)


September 6 (Bumper Car Pavilion): LATTER DAY LIZARDS with Bill Tomczak (clarinet, tenor sax, percussion), Peter Barnes (guitar, piano), Dave Langford (fiddle, guitar)

September 20 (Bumper Car Pavilion): ALEXANDER'S RAGTAG BAND with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Colleen Reed (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)



October 4: NOTORIOUS FOLK with Larry Unger, Eden MacAdam-Somer, and more!

October 18 (Bumper Car Pavilion): WAVERLEY STATION with David Knight (fiddle), Barbara Heitz (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

October 25: TANGERINE TEMPO with Elke Baker (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Alex Lacquement (bass)


November 1: SUGAR BEAT with Susan Brandt (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle), Marc Glickman (piano)

November 15: Waltz Time's 20th Anniversary Waltz featuring CABARET SAUVIGNON with Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer, wooden flute), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar)

November 29: AVANT GARDENERS with Laura Light (fiddle, vocals), George Paul (piano), Loren Oppenheimer (tabla), Roger Gold (guitar), Dave Wiesler (guitar, piano)



December 6: WALTZING STARS with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Liz Donadlson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

December 20: GIGMEISTERS with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), David Wiesler (piano), 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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