Sunday Waltz with Gyrations – June 10

Fiddle, flute and piano–an unbeatable combination for waltzing on a Sunday afternoon. Glide across the ballroom floor with GYRATIONS: David Knight (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute) and Liz Donaldson (piano). Admission $13 ($5 with valid student ID) includes beginner waltz lesson at 2:45. Cash or check accepted. No partner required. ALL welcome!

And don’t forget the workshops earlier that day!

Sunday Waltz with ADDISON BLEUFONTE, May 27

Before you overindulge on Memorial Day, work off some calories with ADDISON BLEUFONTE: Andrea Hoag (fiddle), David Julian Gray (clarinet), David Lopez (drums) and Marc Glickman (piano). Beginner waltz lesson at 2:45, included with admission, $13 per person ($5 with valid student ID), cash or check. Music and dancing from 3:30-6:00. No partner required. ALL are welcome.


Waltz Time is offering two waltz workshops on Sunday, June 10, with Peggy Leiby and Ret Turner, who teach and sponsor waltzes in Philadelphia. From noon-1:30, learn steps and sequences for those in the intermediate/advanced range. See examples in this video:

From 2:00-3:30, beginners who have taken the introductory lessons and feel comfortable with basic steps and turns can go “beyond the basics.”

Cost for each workshop is $20. Those who attend either are eligible for a $5 discount on admission to the waltz that afternoon.

Sunday Waltz with Blue Bamboo, May 13

It’s take your mother to the waltz day! You and she and everyone else will have a memorable time dancing to BLUE BAMBOO: Barbara Heitz (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle), John Devine (guitar), Marc Glickman (piano) and Ralph Gordon (bass). Beginner waltz lesson at 2:45, dancing from 3:30-6:00, all for $13 admission per person ($5 with valid student ID), cash or check. No partner (or motherhood) required. All are welcome!

After the ball …

To those who were at the Strauss Ball last night — your attendance translates to a donation to the Glen Echo Park Partnership to keep the dance (and other) programs going strong. Thank you!

Strauss Ball, Saturday, May 5

Coming soon to a ballroom near you–the annual Strauss Waltz Ball and Benefit Dance for Glen Echo Park Partnership! Music by OLDE VIENNA: Elke Baker (violin, viola), Andrea Vercoe (violin), David Wiesler (piano), Barbara Heitz (flute, piccolo) and Ralph Gordon (bass). Viennese waltz lesson with Mike Marcotte at 8 pm, followed by dancing (waltz, polka, tango and schottische) until midnight. The evening includes the traditional Grand March, dance cards and refreshments. Evening attire recommended, but certainly not mandatory. Admission $30/person at the door (no advance ticket sales), cash or check. Carousel rides 8:30-10:30 pm ($1.25/ride). ALL are welcome!

Sunday Waltz with CHAMELEON, April 22

Don’t miss this band–CHAMELEON with David Wiesler (piano), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar) and Ralph Gordon (bass)–four of the finest musicians in our midst. As usual, there’s a beginner waltz lesson at 2:45; music from 3:30-6:00. Admission is $13, $5 with valid student ID, cash or check accepted. No partner required. All are welcome!