Elke Baker
Colleen Reed
Liz Donaldson
Ralph Gordon

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 (BCP).

Upcoming Social Waltz Dance Classes, Glen Echo Park

    Our next class series is Intermediate/Advanced Waltz. This series runs Fridays, March 1 through March 22, from 6:30 to 7:45 pm. If you are comfortable with the skills and moves taught in our Beginner/Intermediate Waltz series or have attended at least four of our regular Sunday afternoon waltzes (lessons and dancing), this series will help you to the next level. You will focus on more challenging moves, learn 2-way communication between follows and leads, explore how to achieve greater musicality, and build a repertoire to interpret different tempos and styles of music. All can lead; all can follow.

    Glen Echo registration for this class is at https://reg126.imperisoft.com/glenechopark/ProgramDetail/3531373834/Registration.aspx or find it by searching for Dance-Waltz in the Spring semester on their Class Registration System: https://reg126.imperisoft.com/glenechopark/Search/Registration.aspx.

    Then in May we are offering another of our Beginner/Intermediate Waltz series. If you want to review what you learned in a prior Beg/Int series, make up a class you might have missed, or bring your friends to learn waltz basics, this is for you. That series runs every Tuesday in May (7, 14, 21, and 28) from 7:00 to 8:15 pm. Advance registration is at https://reg126.imperisoft.com/glenechopark/ProgramDetail/3531373836/Registration.aspx

    DESCRIPTION FOR MAY SERIES: This 4-class series is for both beginners and dancers with some folk waltz experience. After introducing/reviewing basics, we focus on partnering skills for leads and follows as well as expanding your repertoire. Learn skills that make waltzing in a social dance setting more fun! No partner required but encouraged to enable ample practice opportunity. All can lead; all can follow. Each class includes 1 hour instruction plus 15 mins practice. Drop-ins welcome. 4 sessions.

    More info: WaltzTimeLessons@gmail.com

2024 Sunday Afternoon Waltzes


January 7: THE HIGH DRIVE with David Wiesler (piano), Paul Oorts (accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), David Courret-Knight (fiddle)

Admission for January 7 only:
"pay what you want / pay what you can"

January 21: LARRY UNGER AND FRIENDS with Larry Unger (guitar, banjo), Elke Baker (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute)



February 4: SOME ASSEMBLY with Mary Flora (flute, sax, pennywhistle), Donna Moore Boylan (keyboard, accordion), Adam Lee (guitar), Joe Klausner (fiddle, violin, banjo), Iain Sturrock (percussion and vocals)

February 18: DESTINO with Paul Oorts (accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Tom Wright (ten string Brazilian style mandolin), Charlie Pilzer (piano), Susan Brandt (flute)

MARCH 2024

March 3: March 3: TANGERINE TEMPO with Elke Baker (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

March 17: SNAPDRAGON with Carrie Rose (flute), Miranda Weinberg (fiddle), David Wiesler (piano)


APRIL 2024

April 7: DJANGOLAYA TRIO with Jeanine Greene (vocals, violin), Charlie Schueller (accordion), James Key (guitar)


A Benefit Dance for Glen Echo Parkfeaturing OLDE VIENNA with Alexander Mitchell (viola/violin), Elke Baker (viola/violin), Susan Brandt (flute), Jonathan Jensen (piano), Ralph Gordon (string bass)

  • Viennese lesson at 8:00 pm
  • Dancing to live music: 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 7:30 pm, $30/person, $20 for students (cash or check only)
  • Carousel open 8:00 - 10:00 pm (separate cost for ticket)

MAY 2024

May 5: TBD

May 19: TBD


JUNE 2024

June 9: TBD

June 23: TBD

JULY 2024

July 7: TBD

July 21: TBD



August 4: TBD

August 18: TBD


September 15: TBD

September 29: TBD



October 6: TBD

October 20: TBD


November 3: TBD

November 17: TBD



December 1: TBD

December 15: TBD

December 29: TBD

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