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Sunday Waltz with Larry Unger – September 16

We’ll just have to go with the Flo… (sorry). If you’re mobile, head to the ballroom for an afternoon with LARRY UNGER & FRIENDS: Larry Unger on fiddle, Elke Baker joining him on fiddle, Paul Oorts on button accordion, mandolin, banjo and guitar, and Ralph Gordon on bass. Beginner waltz lesson at 2:45, included with admission of $13 per person ($5 with valid student ID), cash or check. Music from 3:30-6:00. No partner required and ALL are welcome.

Note: Check the Glen Echo site (https://glenechopark.org/) for weather updates.

Celebration of Candy Clifford’s Life – October 21

Our dear friend and colleague, J. Candace Clifford, passed away from glioblastoma on August 15, 2018. A wonderful daughter, sister, aunt, friend, dancer, artist, and lighthouse historian, Candy was an enthusiastic traveler and talented photographer whose photos were shown at several galleries and were recognized with several awards. We will miss her greatly and cherish her memory. All are welcome to join a celebration of her life through tributes and dancing at the Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park, on Sunday, October 21, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Please bring a dish and/or a non-alcoholic drink to share at the potluck reception to follow the memorial. Utensils and napkins will be provided.

Candy was a valued member of the Waltz Time committee, volunteering her time and talents in presenting the twice-monthly dances. After our dance dedicated to her memory, you may wish to stay and dance with Candy’s friends at the waltz in the Spanish Ballroom beginning at 3:30 p.m.

FREE Sunday Waltz, Bumper Car Pavilion – Sept. 2

Don’t miss this divine FREE dance September 2 in the Bumper Car Pavilion, presented by Waltz Time in cooperation with the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture. Music provided by DEVINE COMEDY: Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), John Devine (guitar) and Ralph Gordon (bass). Beginner waltz lesson at 2:45; music from 3:30-6:00. No partner required. All are welcome!

Candy Clifford

Friends, we are sad to report that our fellow committee member Candy Clifford, a talented photographer, writer, lighthouse expert, dancer and all-around wonderful woman, has died. We miss her and love her. The world is a lesser place without her.

We will pay formal tribute to her at a later date (details TBA).

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Sunday Waltz with WAVERLEY STATION TRIO-August 19

Summer’s last waltz features the WAVERLEY STATION TRIO: David Knight (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano) and Ralph Gordon (bass). Beginner waltz lesson at 2:45 is included with admission of $13 per person ($5 with valid student ID). Cash or check (sorry, no credit cards). Music from 3:30-6:00 p.m. No partner required and all, and we do mean ALL, are welcome.

Note: The next waltz, September 2 in the Bumper Car Pavilion, is FREE!!

Sunday Waltz with HONEYSUCKLE ROSE, July 8

Frost warning Sunday! (Haha. But the temperature WILL be cooler.) Toast the less oppressive weather with a honey of a trio: HONEYSUCKLE ROSE, with Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar) and Liz Donaldson (piano). Admission of $13 per person ($5 with valid student ID) includes beginner waltz lesson at 2:45, music and dancing from 3:30-6. Cash or check only. No partner required and ALL are welcome. Please wear shoes that will be kind to the historic ballroom floor. Thank you!

Sunday Waltz – June 24

Salute the summer solstice with a stellar threesome: WALTZING STARS TRIO with Liz Donaldson (piano), Alexander Mitchell (violin) and Marty Taylor (winds, concertina). There’s a beginner waltz lesson at 2:45; music from 3:30-6:00. Admission is $13 per person ($5 with valid student ID). Cash or check accepted. No partner required. ALL are welcome!