Say goodbye to 2017 in style! Notorious Folk–Larry Unger and friends–will waltz us out of the year on Sunday, December 17, at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo. Beginning waltz lesson at 2:45, included with $10 admission (half-price with valid student ID). Cash or check only. Music from 3:30-6:00. No partner required.
We’re sad to report that Orrin Star (right, wearing hat), musician, dancer, all-around nice guy and “sound guy,” has died after a battle with cancer. Please join us at the waltz this Sunday, December 3, to pay tribute to Orrin.
Need to work off the remaining calories from the Thanksgiving glut fest? Do it with RHAPSODY: Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar) and Ralph Gordon (bass). Beginner lesson starts at 2:45; music from 3:30-6:00. Admission is $10, half-price with valid student ID. Cash or check (sorry, no credit cards).
They’ve got the beat! And they’re bringing the sugar. It’s SUGAR BEAT–Susan Brandt (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle) and Marc Glickman (piano)–playing for your dancing delight. Beginning waltz lesson at 2:45. Music starts at 3:30. Admission is $10, half-price with valid student ID; cash or check (sorry, no credit cards). No partner required.
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Sunday’s Waltz on October 22nd will feature BLUE BAMBOO featuring Barbara Heitz (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle), John Devine (guitar), Marc Glickman (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
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Steve and Gail dancing in the Bumper Car during a Fall dance.
As part of the Park’s Labor Day Weekend festivities, Waltz Time and Glen Echo present a special FREE dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion with WALTZING STARS TRIO: lovely Liz Donaldson on piano, amazing Alexander Mitchell on violin and marvelous Marty Taylor on winds and concertina. As always, there’s a beginner lesson at 2:45; music from 3:30-6:00. Although the dance is free, donations will be gratefully accepted for the band.
Waltzer Stephan Vitas recently alerted us to the following story from Medical Xpress: “Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain.” Stephan commented, “But we knew it was good for us — right?”
Mother Nature’s going a little easier on us this weekend (only mid-80s!), so put on your dancing shoes and head to the ballroom for CABARET SAUVIGNON: Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer, wooden flute), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar) and Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar). Beginner waltz lesson at 2:45; no partner needed. Music from 3:30-6:00. Admission $10 pp, $5 for full-time students.
The fabulous SWALLOWTAIL ensemble is playing for the waltz this Sunday, May 28th. You don’t want to miss this exceptional band. Beginner lesson at 2:45; music from 3:30-6:00. No partner required. Admission $10 for adults, $5 for students. Come on out!