OUR NEXT WALTZ

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

34th Annual Viennese
Waltz Ball
"An Evening with Strauss"

OLDE VIENNA

Alexander Mitchell
Elke Baker
Jonathan Jensen
Barbara Heitz
Ralph Gordon

Lesson 8:00 pm
Dancing 9:00 pm - Midnight

Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Coming Soon! The 34th Annual Viennese Waltz Ball
An Evening with Strauss, Saturday, April 29, 8 pm - midnight

Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park

    Don't Miss This Night — our Annual Strauss Waltz Ball and Benefit Dance for Glen Echo Park Partnership! OLDE VIENNA is our premier Strauss Waltz ensemble, featuring Alexander Mitchell (violin), Elke Baker (violin, viola), Jonathan Jensen (piano), Barbara Heitz (flute, piccolo), and Ralph Gordon (bass). It promises to be a wonderful night of classical waltzes, polka, tango, and schottische. Viennese Waltz Lesson at 8 pm followed by dancing until midnight in the Spanish Ballroom. Enjoy the traditional Grand March, dance cards and refreshments; fancy attire recommended, $20/person, all tickets sold at the door (no advance ticket sales). Carousel rides until 10:30 pm, $1.25/person.
    Viennese Waltz Classes: Mike Marcotte will teach Viennese waltz classes on Thursdays, April 6 - 27, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm, in the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park. Register online at Viennese Waltz Classes or email Mike at mike.marcotte@gmail.com for more information.

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.

  • A lesson is offered from 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm and 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 a little something extra to add to their repertoire.
  • The lesson is followed by dancing to live music from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Cost is $10, cash or check, including the lesson from 2:45 - 3:30 pm.
  • Dress is casual.
  • You do not need a partner.
  • You do not need prior dance experience.
  • Tickets are sold at the door - there are no advance ticket sales.

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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2017 Sunday Afternoon Waltzes & Strauss Ball

JANUARY 2017

January 8: AUDACIOUS with Larry Unger (guitar & banjo), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Audrey Knuth (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass)

January 22: TANGERINE TEMPO with Elke Baker (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Scott Weaver (bass)

 

FEBRUARY 2017

February 5: TRIO CON BRIO with Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (mandolin), Jonathan Jensen (piano, vocals)

February 12: FIREFLY with Jane Ziki (fiddle, melodica), Linda Rowan (fiddle), Beverly Russell (hammered dulcimer), Diane Sorenson (keyboard)


MARCH 2017

March 5: GIGMEISTERS with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), David Wiesler (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

March 19: CONTRATOPIA with Patrice Pakiz, Erik Sessions, Theodore Hodapp, John Goodin, Pat O'Loughlin

 

APRIL 2017

April 2: DEVINE COMEDY with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar, vocals), Ralph Gordon (bass)

April 16: HONEYSUCKLE ROSE with Liz Donaldson (piano), Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass)


SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 29, 2017: AN EVENING WITH STRAUSS

A Benefit Dance for Glen Echo Park — featuring OLDE VIENNA with Alexander Mitchell (violin), Elke Baker (violin, viola), Jonathan Jensen (piano), Barbara Heitz (flute, piccolo), Ralph Gordon (bass); 8:00 pm - midnight in the beautiful Spanish Ballroom.

Formal attire suggested, no partner required. Enjoy complimentary Refreshments, Waltz Lesson, Grand March, Dance Cards. Carousel open until 10:30 pm ($1.25/person). All tickets sold at the door beginning at 7:40 pm; $20/person.


MAY 2017

May 7: JUBILEA with Mary Lea (violin), David Wiesler (piano), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar)

May 28: SWALLOWTAIL with George Marshall (concertina, bodhran), Ron Grosslein (fiddle, mandolin), Tim van Egmond (hammered dulcimer), Timm Triplett (keyboard), David Cantieni (wind instruments)

 

JUNE 2017

June 11: GO FIGURE with Janet Muse, Mike Dunn, Suzanne Hosch

June 25: GREEN LIGHT KARMA with David Knight (fiddle), Andrew Marcus (accordion), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar)


JULY 2017

July 9: VALSE IMPRESSIONS with Edith Coakley Stowe (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

July 23: TRIO with Liz Donaldson, David Knight, Carrie Rose

 

AUGUST 2017

August 6: CABARET SAUVIGNON with Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer, wooden flute), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar)

August 20: WALTZ DU JOUR with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), Liz Donaldson (piano)


SEPTEMBER 2017

September 3 (Bumper Car Pavilion): WALTZING STARS TRIO with Liz Donaldson (piano), Alexander Mitchell (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina)

September 17: TAYLOR AMONG THE DEVILS with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Jonathan Jensen (piano, vocals)

 

OCTOBER 2017

October 8: ADDISON BLEUFONTE with Andrea Hoag, David Julian Gray, David Lopez, Marc Glickman

October 22: BLUE BAMBOO with Barbara Heitz (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle), John Devine (guitar), Marc Glickman (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)


NOVEMBER 2017

November 5: TERPSICHORE with Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

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

 

DECEMBER 2017

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

December 17: NOTORIOUS FOLK with Larry Unger, Eden MacAdam-Somer, and Friends!

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