Paul Oorts
Carrie Rose
Tom Rohde

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).

Registration Open: Two New Social Waltz Classes, Glen Echo Park

September: Folk Waltz Beginner-Intermediate Series

    HALL: Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD 20812
    DATES and TIME: Thursdays, 9/7/2023 - 9/28/2023, 7:30 PM-8:45 PM EDT

    DESCRIPTION: This class teaches basics and techniques of folk waltz, a style danced in country dance halls, barn dances, dance weekends, contra dances, cajun dances, and many other social dance venues, and for over 37 years at Glen Echo. This series is popular with 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. Anyone can lead, anyone can follow. 4 sessions. Each class includes 1 hour instruction plus 15 mins practice. Drop-ins welcome for individual classes.
    More info: WaltzTimeLessons@gmail.com

October/November: Folk Waltz Intermediate-Advanced Series

    HALL: Ballroom Back Room of the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD 20812
    DATES and TIME: Mondays 10/30/2023 - 11/20/2023, 7:30 PM-8:45 PM EDT

    DESCRIPTION: 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 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. No partner required but encouraged to enable ample practice opportunity. Anyone can lead, anyone can follow. 4 sessions. Each class includes 1 hour instruction plus 15 mins practice. Drop-ins welcome for individual classes.
    More info: WaltzTimeLessons@gmail.com

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 Wiesler (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: GYRATIONS with David Knight (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), and 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), Ian Sturrock (percussionist)

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.