Waltz Time is an all-volunteer committee that produces dances at Glen Echo Park under the direction of Dance Presenters:

  • Tony Treston
  • Joan Koury

Other volunteers of this group include (alphabetical listing):

  • Donna Barker
  • Paul Crumrine
  • Ann Emerson
  • Diana Hrabosky
  • Lily McGovern
  • Scott Smith

All about 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. Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812. You can visit the Glen Echo Park Partnership's website to learn more about the Park programs and other special events. Please visit their site for directions to the Park.

We invite you to join the lively community of waltzers and enjoy the afternoon dances that we voluntarily produce and manage at the Park. We know that you will have a great time!

Since 1995, Waltz Time dances at Glen Echo Park have been one of the most popular Sunday afternoon activities. The group also produces other waltz events throughout the year in addition to the Sunday waltzes. Our events welcome all dancers, new and experienced. Aside from the simple pleasure of dancing, this program:

  • provides waltz instruction prior to each dance;
  • brings together dancers of all age groups;
  • is affordable for whole families;
  • sponsors the annual Evening with Strauss, a Saturday evening Viennese Waltz extravaganza;
  • hosts special weekend classes and other special Sunday afternoon pre-dance workshops;
  • provides an afternoon activity that fits the schedule of many working families; and
  • has encouraged the growth of many talented waltz dance bands.

The waltz dances usually occur twice each month, often the first and third Sundays. Each afternoon features a pre-dance introductory lesson from 2:45 - 3:30 pm, followed by waltzing to live music from 3:30 - 6:00 pm. Many different ensembles are scheduled throughout the year, offering an eclectic mix of waltz repertoire and styles. Included in the day of waltzing are always a few other couples dances, including swing/lindy, tango, hambo, polka, zwiefacher, schottische, and foxtrot.

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Updated January 2023