David Knight
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).

NEW SERIES: Waltz Lessons

    DATES: Mondays: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
    DESCRIPTION: This 4-week series is intended for both beginners and those with some prior folk waltz experience. The 1-hour lesson is followed by 15 minutes of practice.
    COST: $40 for the series or $15/class for drop-ins (plus Glen Echo Park's account fees).
    INSTRUCTORS: Tony Treston and Katherine Anderson

2023 Sunday Afternoon Waltzes

All waltzes are in the Spanish Ballroom unless specified otherwise. Admission to Sunday afternoon dances is $15 per adult, $5 per child/student, payable at the door. We accept cash and checks (no credit cards).

Please visit our FAQ page for more answers to your questions. You can also email us <info@waltztimedances.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!


January 1: DANCE DU JOUR with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

January 15: DJANGOLAYA with Charlie Schueller (accordion), Andrew Deshler (guitar), Jeanine Greene (vocals, violin)

January 29: SUGAR BEAT with Susan Brandt (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle), Marc Glickman (piano)



February 5: DEVINE COMEDY with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle, harmonica, vocals), John Devine (guitar, vocals)

February 19: VALSE IMPRESSIONS with Elke Baker (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

MARCH 2023

March 5: DAYBREAK TRIO with Owen Morrison (guitar, piano), Anna Patton (clarinet), Naomi Morse (violin).

FOR MARCH 5 ONLY: Lesson is at 1:45 pm, Dance from 2:30 - 5:00 pm.

March 19: LARRY UNGER & FRIENDS with Larry Unger (guitar, banjo), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass)


APRIL 2023

April 2: WAVERLEY STATION with David Knight (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

April 16: DJANGOLAYA TRIO with Charlie Schueller (accordion), James Key (guitar), Jeanine Greene (violin, vocals)


A Benefit Dance for Glen Echo Parkfeaturing OLDE VIENNA with Alexander Mitchell (viola/violin), Elke Baker (viola/violin), Susan Brandt (flute), Dave Weisler (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 2023

May 7: VALSE IMPRESSIONS with Elke Baker (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano)

May 21: WYNDREÁM with Janet Muse (piano), Edith Coakley Stowe (fiddle), David Knight (fiddle)


JUNE 2023

June 18: SUGARBEAT with Elke Baker (fiddle), Susan Brandt (flute), Marc Glickman (piano)

JULY 2023

July 9: TAYLOR AMONG THE DEVILS with Marty Taylor (whistles, recorder,concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle, harmonica, vocals), Jonathan Jensen (piano, vocals)

July 23: KAREN COLLINS & THE BACKROADS BAND with Karen Collins (vocals, rhythm guitar), Ira Gitlin (lead guitar, banjo), James Key (guitar), Pat Puglisi (drums)



August 6: GO FIGURE with Janet Muse (piano), Mike Dunn (fiddle), Suzanne Hosch (flute)

August 20: WALTZ WEAVERS with Carrie Rose (flute). Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Liz Donaldson (piano)


September 3: SOME ASSEMBLY with Joe Klausner (fiddle, violin, banjo), Adam Lee (guitar), Mary Flora (flute, sax, pennywhistle), Donna Moore Boylan (keyboard, accordion)

September 17: LARRY and CAROLINE with Larry Unger (guitar, banjo), Caroline McCaskey (fiddle), Paul Oorts (accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar)



October 15: VALSA CHORINHO with Paul Oorts (accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Carrie Rose (flute), Tom Rohde (guitar)

October 29: DJANGOLAYA TRIO with Charlie Schueller (accordion), Andrew Deshler (guitar), Jeanine Greene (violin, vocals)


November 5: PETRICHORD with Sophie Chang (cello), Colleen Holroyd (fiddle, feet), Robert LaRose (piano, mandolin)

November 19: CALLITHUMP with Andrew Marcus (accordion), Glyn Collinson (guitar, voice, foot percussion), David Knight (fiddle)



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

December 17: WYNDREÁM with Janet Muse (piano), Edith Coakley Stowe (fiddle), David Knight (fiddle)

December 31: WALTZ SISTERS with Tina Chancey (fiddle), Paul Oorts (accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)


In compliance with current CDC and Montgomery County recommendations, we encourage full vaccination, including boosters, and masks for those who prefer to wear them. We request that those with symptoms of illness absent themselves until recovery.

If you have tested positive for Covid or have been exposed to the virus, please help us safeguard all our waltzers. We expect that everyone exposed or testing positive will refer to and follow CDC Guidelines on isolation and quarantine to help protect themselves and others.

NOTE: Waltz Time may reinstate vaccine and/or mask requirements if circumstances warrant.

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