David Knight
Andrew Marcus
David Wiesler

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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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.

2019 Sunday Afternoon Waltzes & Strauss Ball


January 6: DEVINE COMEDY with Marty Taylor (woods concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass)

January 20: KAREN COLLINS & THE BACKROADS BAND with Karen Collins (vocals, acoustic guitar), Ira Gitlin (lead guitar), Geff King (vocals, acoustic guitar), Paul Hofmaster (drums), Lynn Kasdorf (pedal steel)



February 3: RHAPSODY with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass)

February 17: TIM BALL TRIO with Tim Ball (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass)

MARCH 2019

March 3: SUGAR BEAT with Susan Brandt (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle), Marc Glickman (piano)

March 17: 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 31: FIREFLY with Jane Ziki (fiddle, melodica), Linda Rowan (fiddle), Beverly Russell (hammered dulcimer), Diane Sorenson (keyboard)


APRIL 2019

April 7: GYRATIONS with David Knight (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano)

April 21: WAVERLEY STATION with David Knight (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)


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

  • Viennese lesson at 8:00 pm with Mike Marcotte
  • 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 2019

May 12: BLUE BAMBOO with Elke Baker (fiddle), Barbara Heitz (flute), John Devine (guitar), Marc Glickman (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

May 26: SWALLOWTAIL with Ron Grosslein (fiddle, mandolin), David Cantieni (flute, whistle, bombard, saxophone), Timm Triplet (keyboard), Tim Van Egmond (hammered dulcimer), George Marshall (concertina, bodhran)


JUNE 2019

June 9: ELIXIR with Anna Patton (clarinet), Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle), Owen Morrison (guitar), Nils Fredland (trombone), Jesse Readlynn (trumpet)

June 23: AVANT GARDENERS with Laura Light (fiddle), David Wiesler (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

JULY 2019

July 7: TAINTED ROMAINE with Chelle Fulk (violin), Owen Morrison (guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass)

July 21: WALTZ WEAVERS with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)



August 4: TRIO CON BRIO with Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (mandolin), Jonathan Jensen (piano, vocals)

August 18: WALTZ SISTERS with Liz Donaldson (piano), Tina Chancey (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass)


September 1: FREE dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion with THE LATTER DAY LIZARDS with Bill Tomczak (clarinet, tenor sax, percussion), Kate Barnes (piano, guitar, flute), Dave Langford (fiddle, guitar)

September 15: CABARET SAUVIGNETTES with Andrea Hoag (violin), David Wiesler (piano), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer)



October 6: MAIVISH with Jaige Trudel, Adam Broome, Matthew Olwell

October 20: OWEN MORRISON'S DAYBREAK TRIO with Owen Morrison (guitar, piano), Anna Patton (clarinet), Naomi Morse (violin)


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 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)

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.

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