No Waltz Time dance this Sunday, but…

… there will be some waltzes available when Ballroom Time celebrates the return of ballroom dancing to Glen Echo. Their first anniversary, on May 26, features a party, refreshments and — wow — $1 admission! Music by Mike Surratt Trio. No partner needed and a beginner lesson is included!

The next Waltz Time dance is June 2. Details to follow.

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Waltz Classes, Tuesdays, May 7-28

In case you missed other posts, Waltz Time’s Beginner/Intermediate Waltz series begins this Tuesday, May 7, and continues on 14, 21, and 28, from 7:00 to 8:15 pm in the Spanish Ballroom. If you want to review what you learned in a prior Beg/Int series, make up a class you missed, or bring your friends to learn waltz basics, this series is for you. Advance registration is at https://reg126.imperisoft.com/…/35313…/Registration.aspx

No partner required; anyone may lead, anyone may follow. Each class includes 1 hour instruction and 15 minutes practice. Drop-ins welcome at individual classes. More information at WaltzTimeLessons@gmail.com.

Note: There’s an additional waltz next month. HANDSPRING–Owen Morrison, Carrie Rose and Alexander Mitchell–will play on June 2. More details to follow. Regularly scheduled waltzes on June 9 (GO FIGURE) and June 23 (KAREN COLLINS & THE BACKROADS BAND).

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After the Ball …

You can waltz at a slightly slower tempo when SUGAR BEAT returns to the ballroom May 5 for a regularly scheduled Sunday afternoon waltz. Susan Brandt (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle) and Marc Glickman (piano) will play from 3:30-6:00. Admission is $15 per person ($5 student), payable at the door in cash or by check. As always, there’s a beginner waltz lesson at 2:45 and is included with admission.

No partner required and ALL are welcome.

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In the 60s?

That’s the weather forecast for Saturday evening–perfect for donning your finery and dancing in the ballroom at the the annual Evening with Strauss waltz ball.

Reminder: Waltz lesson at 8:00pm; music at 9:00. Admission is $30 per person. Encourage the young folks in your life to attend; admission for students is only $20 and they’ll have a ball! (Stop groaning; puns are fun.) No partner required and ALL are welcome. Note: All proceeds benefit the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture.

Another reminder: Beginner/Intermediate Waltz series, Tuesdays, May 7-28, from 7:00 to 8:15 pm in the ballroom. More info at www.waltztimedances.org and https://www.facebook.com/groups/118043108217388

Fast Waltz Survival, Glen Echo, 4/20/24, 2-4 pm

Do you want to survive the fast-tempo Viennese dances at Waltz Time’s “Evening with Strauss” Ball, but feel disinclined to delve deeply into formal Ballroom-Viennese technique? Join instructors Tony Treston and Katherine Anderson at Glen Echo for the Fast-Waltz Survival Workshop, Saturday, April 20, 2:00-4:00 pm., for a workshop targeted to folk waltzers and beginner dancers who plan to attend the ball on April 27. Experienced folk waltz teachers Tony and Katherine will introduce you to a hybrid style designed to guide you elegantly through quick-paced waltzes and bi-directional turns.

Prepare for the ball with this practical workshop, specially priced at $10 ($5 for full-time students). More information is available on the Glen Echo Park Events Calendar: https://glenechopark.org/node/4048 (don’t search in the “Dance Class” section). 

Note: The tempo is fast, not the workshop, which includes approximately 1-1/4 hours of instruction followed by supervised practice.

Evening with Strauss Ball, Saturday, April 27, 2024, waltz lesson at 8:00, music at 9:00.

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Pre-Eclipse Sunday Waltz, 4/7/24

What you should do before the solar eclipse on Monday — dance before the next day’s [oh-so-brief] darkness. The Djangolaya Trio — Jeanine Greene (vocals, violin), James Key (guitar) and Tim McGlaughlin (guitar) — takes to the ballroom stage at 3:30 and plays until 6:00. Prior to that, there’s a beginner waltz lesson, included with admission of $15 per person ($5 for students), at 2:45. No partner necessary and ALL are welcome. Wear something sunny!

Coming in May: Beginner/Intermediate Waltz classes, Tuesdays, May 7-28, 7:00 to 8:15 pm at Glen Echo. Details at www.waltztimedances.org.

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SNAPDRAGON for St. Patrick’s Day

May the road rise up to meet you! Or take the road to Glen Echo’s Ballroom to meet up with dancers jigging (it could happen!) or gliding to the strains of SNAPDRAGON: Carrie Rose on flute, Miranda Weinberg on fiddle and David Wiesler on piano.

The customary beginner waltz lesson at 2:45 is included with admission of $15 per person ($5 for students), payable in cash or by check at the door. Music begins at 3:30 and ends at 6:00. No partner required and ALL are welcome.

Reminder that drops-ins are welcome at the Intermediate/Advanced Waltz class this Friday, March 15, 6:30 to 7:45 pm.

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Sunday Waltz, 3/3/24

Five years ago on March 3, we waltzed in the Ballroom. Repeat the experience this Sunday, with TANGERINE TEMPO: Elke Baker (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano) and Ralph Gordon (bass). As always, a beginner waltz lesson at 2:45 pm is included with admission of $15 per person ($5 for students), payable at the door in cash or by check. Music from 3:30-6:00. No partner required and ALL are welcome.

Intermediate/Advanced Waltz Classes, Fridays, March 1-22, 6:30 to 7:45 pm

If you are comfortable with the skills and moves taught in the Beginner/Intermediate Waltz series or have attended at least four of our regular Sunday afternoon waltzes (lessons and dancing), this series of classes will help you reach the next level. You’ll focus on more challenging moves, learn communication between follows and leads, explore how to achieve greater musicality, and build a repertoire to interpret different tempos and styles of music. All may lead; all may follow.

Glen Echo registration for this class available at https://reg126.imperisoft.com/glenechopark/ProgramDetail/3531373834/Registration.aspx or find it by searching for Dance-Waltz in the Spring semester on GE’s Class Registration System: https://reg126.imperisoft.com/glenechopark/Search/Registration.aspx.

Viennese Waltz Lesson, 3/2

Also available this weekend in the Ballroom: Viennese Waltz Lesson and Dance Practice with Todd and Migle, Saturday, March 2, 2:30-5:00 pm (2:30-2:45 social dance warm-up; 2:45-4:30 lesson, 4:30-5:00 assisted/coached social dance). More information on the Waltz Time Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118043108217388

Note: Other Viennese waltz instruction will be available prior to Waltz Time’s annual waltz ball on April 27. More information coming.

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Waltz lessons – March and May

Waltz Time’s next class series is Intermediate/Advanced Waltz, which runs Fridays, March 1 through March 22, 6:30 to 7:45 pm. If you are comfortable with the skills and moves taught in our Beginner/Intermediate Waltz series or have attended at least four of our regular Sunday afternoon waltzes (lessons and dancing), this series will help you to reach the next level. You will focus on more challenging moves, learn communication between follows and leads, explore how to achieve greater musicality, and build a repertoire to interpret different tempos and styles of music. 

Access Glen Echo registration for this class at https://reg126.imperisoft.com/glenechopark/ProgramDetail/3531373834/Registration.aspx or search for Dance-Waltz in the Spring semester on the Class Registration System.

In May, we are offering another Beginner/Intermediate Waltz series. If you want to review what you learned in a prior Beg/Int series, make up a class you might have missed, or bring your friends to learn waltz basics, this is for you. The class meets every Tuesday in May (7, 14, 21, and 28) from 7:00 to 8:15 pm. Register in advance at https://reg126.imperisoft.com/glenechopark/ProgramDetail/3531373836/Registration.aspx

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