OUR NEXT WALTZ

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21

THE BACKROADS BAND
Karen Collins
Ira Gitlin
Geff King
Pat Puglisi
Lynn Kasdorf

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

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

Welcome to Waltz Time

NOTICE: You knew this had to happen sometime!

Waltz Time has not increased our prices for many years, holding admission at $10 even during the financial crisis and the protracted recovery. But we still have to keep up with expenses, even though we're all volunteers, and we want to continue to donate to Glen Echo Park's dance programs.

So in order to maintain the high standards Waltz Time demands and that you deserve, we're raising admission to $13 per person ($25 per couple). Students and children remain at $5.

We hope you understand that this was not an easy choice. We trust that an increase now means we won't have to raise the price again in the near future.

We thank you for your support and look forward to greeting you at the next waltz on January 21.

The Waltz Time Committee

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 $13 per person ($25 per couple), $5 full-time students; cash or check (includes 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!

Join us on Facebook or at our News Blog!

Two more ways to view Waltz Time events are at our Facebook Group or Waltz Time News, a blog that is maintained by Waltz Time Committee members.



2018 Sunday Afternoon Waltzes & Strauss Ball

JANUARY 2018

January 7: CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREME COLD

January 21: KAREN COLLINS & THE BACKROADS BAND with Karen Collins (vocals, acoustic guitar), Ira Gitlin (lead guitar), Geff King (vocals, acoustic guitar), Pat Puglisi (drums), Lynn Kasdorf (pedal steel)

 

FEBRUARY 2018

February 4: VALSE IMPRESSIONS with Elke Baker (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

February 18: TERPSICHORE with Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)


MARCH 2018

March 4: CONTRATOPIA with Patrice Pakiz, Erik Sessions, Theodore Hodapp, John Goodin, Pat O'Loughlin

March 18: TAYLOR AMONG THE DEVILS with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Jonathan Jensen (piano, vocals)

 

APRIL 2018

April 8: FIREFLY with Diane Sorenson, Beverly Russell, Jane Ziki, Linda Rowan

April 22: CHAMELEON with David Wiesler (piano), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass)


SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 5, 2018: AN EVENING WITH STRAUSS

A Benefit Dance for Glen Echo Parktentatively featuring OLDE VIENNA with Alexander Mitchell (violin), Elke Baker (violin, viola), Jonathan Jensen (piano), Barbara Heitz (flute, piccolo), 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 2018

May 13: BLUE BAMBOO with Barbara Heitz (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle), John Devine (guitar), Marc Glickman (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

May 27: ADDISON BLEUFONTE with Andrea Hoag (fiddle), David Julian Gray (clarinet), David Lopez (drums), Marc Glickman (piano)

 

JUNE 2018

June 10: GYRATIONS with David Knight (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano)

June 24: WALTZING STARS TRIO with Liz Donaldson (piano), Alexander Mitchell (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina)


JULY 2018

July 8: TBA

July 22: TBA

 

AUGUST 2018

August 5: TBA

August 19: TBA


SEPTEMBER 2018

September 2: A special FREE dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion presented in cooperation with the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

September 16: TBA

 

OCTOBER 2018

October 7: TBA

October 21: TBA


NOVEMBER 2018

November 4: TBA

November 18: TBA

 

DECEMBER 2018

December 2: TBA

December 16: TBA

December 30: TBA

Waltz Time News

Waltz Time has discontinued its bi-monthly newsletter that was emailed to subscribers through Constant Contact from 2008 through its July/August 2016 issue. In its place, we have established Waltz Time News -- a blog that is maintained by Waltz Time Committee members.

To receive email notifications of posted information from our new blog, please visit Waltz Time News, provide your email in the box located in the right-hand column, and click the box labelled "Subscribe." You will then get an email with instructions to confirm your subscription.

Back issues of the Waltz Time Newsletter can be viewed at these links:

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.