OUR NEXT WALTZ

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15

HONEYSUCKLE ROSE
Andrea Hoag
Paul Oorts
Liz Donaldson

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

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.

  • LESSON: A lesson is included in the cost of admission and runs from 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm. The lesson 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 something extra to add to their repertoire.
  • DANCING to live music runs from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • COST is $13 per person, $5 full-time students and children; cash or check only (no credit cards). Tickets are sold at the door (no advance ticket sales).
  • ATTIRE is casual.
  • No partner or prior experience needed.

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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End of 2019 Sunday Afternoon Waltzes

NOVEMBER 2019

November 3: GIGMEISTERS with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), David Wiesler (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

November 17: GREEN LIGHT KARMA with David Knight (fiddle), Andrew Marcus (accordion), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar)

 

DECEMBER 2019

December 1: JAQUELOPES with Larry Unger (fiddle), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (mandolin, guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass)

December 15: HONEYSUCKLE ROSE with Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Liz Donaldson (piano)

December 29: DANCE DU JOUR with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), Liz Donaldson (piano)


The following table shows the full schedule of 2020 dates for Sunday afternoon waltzes and the annual "Evening with Strauss" Viennese Waltz Ball. Please mark your calendar! (NOTE: band information is subject to change.)

2020 Sunday Afternoon Waltzes & Strauss Ball

JANUARY 2020

January 5: WALTZ WEAVERS with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

January 19: WALTZING STARS TRIO with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Liz Donaldson (piano)

 

FEBRUARY 2020

February 2: TRIO CON BRIO with Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (mandolin), Jonathan Jensen (piano, vocals)

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


MARCH 2020

March 1: CONTRATOPIA with Patrice Pakiz (piano, oboe), Erik Sessions (fiddle), Theodore Hodapp (melodeon, concertina), John Goodin (mandolin, guitar), Pat O'Loughlin (English concertina, banjo, cajón)

March 15: MORRISON, KNIGHT, and ROSE with Owen Morrison (guitar, piano), David Knight (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute)

 

APRIL 2020

April 5: THE LIGHT BRIGADE with Laura Light (fiddle), Susan Brandt (flute), Charlie Plizer (piano)

April 19: TIM BALL TRIO with Tim Ball (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass)


SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 2, 2020: AN EVENING WITH STRAUSS

A Benefit Dance for Glen Echo Parkfeaturing OLDE VIENNA with Elke Baker (violin), Andrea Vercoe (violin), Barbara Heitz (flute, piccolo), David Wiesler (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass).

  • Viennese lesson at 8:00 pm
  • Dancing to Olde Vienna from 9:00 pm - midnight in the beautiful Spanish Ballroom
  • Formal attire suggested, no partner required
  • Also included: Grand March, refreshments, dance cards
  • Tickets sold at the door beginning at 7:40 pm, $30/person, $20 for students (cash or check only)
  • Carousel open 8:30 - 10:30 pm ($1.25/ride)

MAY 2020

May 10: GOLDCREST with Daron Douglas (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), David Wiesler (piano)

 

JUNE 2020

June 7: AVANT GARDENERS with Laura Light (fiddle), David Wiesler (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

June 21: WALTZ SISTERS with Liz Donaldson (piano), Tina Chancey (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass)


JULY 2020

July 5: (Bumper Car Pavilion) ROSE BY THE DOOR with Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Liz Donaldson (piano)

July 19: DEVINE COMEDY TRIO with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass)

 

AUGUST 2020

August 2: TAYLOR AMONG THE DEVILS TRIO with Steve Hickman (fiddle, harmonica, vocals), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), John Devine (piano, vocals)

August 16: DANCE DU JOUR with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), Liz Donaldson (piano)


SEPTEMBER 2020

September 6: (Bumper Car Pavilion) EVENING STAR with Steve Hickman (fiddle, harmonica), David Crandall (sax, flute, French horn), John Devine (guitar), John Bryant (bass)

September 20: RHAPSODY with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass)

 

OCTOBER 2020

October 4: (Bumper Car Pavilion) 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)

October 18: BLUE BAMBOO with Elke Baker (fiddle), Barbara Heitz (flute), John Devine (guitar), Marc Glickman (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)


NOVEMBER 2020

November 1: MAIVISH with Jaige Trudel (fiddle), Adam Broome (guitar), Matthew Olwell (flutes, bodhrán, percussive dance)

November 15: GIGMEISTERS with Elke Baker (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar)

 

DECEMBER 2020

December 6: HONEYSUCKLE ROSE with Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Liz Donaldson (piano)

December 20: CABARET SAUVIGNON with Andrea Hoag (violin), Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), David Wiesler (piano)

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.

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All bands and prices are subject to change.
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Photo credits: Candace Clifford, Donna Barker and Elaine Washburn.