or those of you who took the workshop last week, Peggy and Ret’s video on YouTube will reinforce the steps you learned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs-FtkPhB_U
Intermediate/Advanced workshop, 12:00-1:30, will be held in the ballroom back room. Beyond the Basics, 2:00-3:30, will be held in room 302/303 in the Arcade building. Signs will be posted directing attendees to the appropriate locations. See you Sunday!
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!
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs-FtkPhB_U
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.
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!
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!
Don your finery and strut your stuff! Three cheers for Mother Nature, who’s giving us a gift of cooler weather tomorrow. See you at 8 (for the lesson) or 9, for dancing.
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!
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!