OUR NEXT WALTZ

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

VALSE IMPRESSIONS
Elke Baker
Carrie Rose
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).



COVID POLICY: After extensive deliberation, Waltz Time has decided to suspend the proof of vaccination requirements for dance attendance, effective Sunday, September 18.

In considering the hundreds of attendees who have already registered their vaccination status with us, the diminishing rate of infections in the DMV region, and current CDC and Montgomery County recommendations, we are confident that our dancers can feel comfortable attending the waltzes.

We continue to 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 protect 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 requirements if circumstances warrant.



2022 Sunday Afternoon Waltzes

All waltzes are in the Spanish Ballroom unless specified otherwise.

JANUARY 2022

January 2: DANCE DU JOUR with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

CANCELED DATE: January 16

 

FEBRUARY 2022

February 6: TRIO CON BRIO with Elke Baker (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Jonathan Jensen (piano)

February 20: SOME ASSEMBLY with Joe Klausner (fiddle, violin, banjo), Mary Flora (flute, sax, pennywhistle), Adam Lee (guitar), Donna Moore Boylan (keyboard, accordion)


MARCH 2022

March 6: DEVINE COMEDY with Steve Hickman (fiddle, harmonica, vocals), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), John Devine (guitar, vocals)

March 20: KAREN COLLINS & THE BACKROADS BAND with Karen Collins (vocals, rhythm guitar), Ira Gitlin (lead guitar, banjo), Pat Puglisi (drums), James Key (bass)

 

APRIL 2022

April 3: THREE ROSES with Edith Coakley Stowe (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), Melissa Running (piano, nyckelharpa)

April 17: WALTZ SISTERS with Tina Chancey (fiddle), Paul Oorts (accordion, mandolin), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)


SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 7, 2022: AN EVENING WITH STRAUSS

A Benefit Dance for Glen Echo Parkfeaturing OLDE VIENNA with Alexander Mitchell (violin), Chelle Fulk (viola/violin), Susan Brandt (flute), Dave Weisler (piano), Ralph Gordon (string bass).

  • Viennese lesson at 8:00 pm
  • Dancing to live music 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 8:00 - 10:00 pm (tickets $2)

MAY 2022

May 15: PETRICHORD with Colleen Holroyd (fiddle, feet), Sophie Chang (cello), Bobby LaRose (piano, mandolin)

May 29: TERPSICHORE with Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

 

JUNE 2022

June 19: SUGAR BEAT with Elke Baker (fiddle), Susan Brandt (flute), Marc Glickman (piano)


JULY 2022

July 17: GIGMEISTERS with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Dave Wiesler (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

 

AUGUST 2022

August 7: EVENING STAR with Steve Hickman (fiddle, harmonica), Claudio Buchwald (piano), John Devine (guitar), John Bryant (bass)

August 21: LARRY UNGER & FRIENDS with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Larry Unger (guitar, banjo), Ralph Gordon (bass)


SEPTEMBER 2022

September 4 (in the BCP): A FREE DANCE co-sponsored with the Glen Echo Park Partnership. NOTE: this event includes a short lesson from 2:00-2:15 pm, followed by dancing from 2:15 - 4:00 pm. The featured band is DJANGOLAYA with Jeanine Greene (violin), James Key (guitar), Charlie Schueller (accordion)

September 18: KAREN COLLINS & THE BACKROADS BAND with Karen Collins (vocals, rhythm guitar), Ira Gitlin (lead guitar, banjo), Pat Puglisi (drums), James Key (bass)

 

OCTOBER 2022

October 2: WALTZ DU JOUR with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

October 16: WALTZ WEAVERS with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)


NOVEMBER 2022

November 6: ELKE BAKER, PAUL OORTS & DAVE WIESLER with Elke Baker (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Dave Wiesler (piano)

November 20: SUGAR BEAT with Elke Baker (fiddle), Susan Brandt (flute), Marc Glickman (piano)

 

DECEMBER 2022

December 4: VALSE IMPRESSIONS with Elke Baker (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

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


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