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Invitation to Waltz, December 5

You’re cordially invited to waltz (and possibly tango, swing or hambo) this Sunday to the music of EVENING STAR: Steve Hickman, John Devine, Dave Crandall, and John Bryant. Suggested donation is $15 per person ($5 for full-time students and children). A beginner waltz class starts at 2:45. Music from 3:30-6:00 p.m. in Glen Echo’s Spanish Ballroom. No partner needed and all are welcome.

Note: Masks and proof of vaccination required.

Invitation to Waltz, 11/21/21

You know it’s coming–Turkey Day over-consumption with the subsequent inertia that gives extra calories extra staying power. You’re invited to bump up your pre-Thanksgiving calorie-burn by dancing to TAYLOR AMONG THE DEVILS in the Spanish Ballroom. Marty Taylor, Steve Hickman and Jonathan Jensen will provide music from 3:30-6:00. Waltz Time will provide a beginner waltz lesson at 2:45. No partner needed. Suggested donation of $15 per person ($5 for students and kids) collected at the door.

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You’re invited to the Waltz, 11/7/21

You’re invited to the third waltz of the season. Tina Chancey, Liz Donaldson and Ralph Gordon, aka WALTZ SISTERS, will provide dance music in Glen Echo’s Spanish Ballroom. Suggested donation of $15 per person ($5 for students and children), to compensate the band and sound tech and pay the room rental, will be collected at the door. Beginning waltz lesson starts at 2:45. Music from 3:30-6:00 p.m. Put on your dancing shoes–they’ve been dormant too long!

Waltz, Sunday 10/24/21

A reminder that proof of vaccination and masking are required for the waltz in the Spanish Ballroom, Sunday, 10/24. If you submitted your vax card at the last waltz or by email, you won’t have to provide it again. Your name (only) will be on a list that Waltz Time maintains. Everyone must be masked (musicians exempt during performance) while in the building. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

See you Sunday!

Invitation to the Dance – 10/24/21

If you enjoyed the first fall waltz of 2021–and you know you did!–Waltz Time invites you to enjoy the second on Sunday, October 24, with SUGAR BEAT (Elke Baker on fiddle, Susan Brandt on flute, Marc Glickman on piano).

Vaccination records are required, indicating complete vaccination least two weeks prior to the dance. If you presented your record previously, you’re registered and need not produce it again. Masks are required at all times in the ballroom (musicians onstage excepted). To remunerate these superb musicians and sound technician and pay the ballroom rental fee, a suggested donation of $15 per person ($5 for students and children) will be accepted at the door. A beginner waltz lesson starts at 2:45 p.m.; music from 3:30-6:00 p.m.

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YOU’RE INVITED!  This message serves as your official invitation to the Waltz Time dance on Sunday, October 10, in the Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom, and to our upcoming dates in 2021 (Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, and Dec. 5 all in the ballroom, and Dec 19 in the Pavilion). In accordance with Glen Echo Partnership’s policy, tickets may not be sold at the door.  As advance sales are not possible at this time, we request from our invitees a donation of $15 to reimburse Waltz Time for the band, sound, and ballroom rental costs (children 12 and under: free, full-time students: $5). If you know other local waltzers who may want to attend but may not have seen this message, they are welcome on Oct. 10th. Please let us know at or so that we can invite them too. If you or your guests would like to be invited to future dances, to comply with GEPPAC and Montgomery County policies, we must ask that everyone’s email address be on our invitee list. 

Remember that our 2021 events are open to VACCINATED DANCERS ONLY, and MASKS ARE MANDATORY IN THE BALLROOM. Per the information at our web site, please bring your completed vax record card (or a photo thereof) to the dance on Sunday, or email us a picture at We will not keep these; we will just note your name to confirm you are vaxed so you don’t have to repeat this for future waltzes. 

Waltzing returns, Sunday, 10/10

A reminder that waltzing resumes next Sunday, October 10. Music will be provided by DEVINE COMEDY: Steve Hickman, Marty Taylor, John Devine and Brian Farrell. Beginner waltz lesson at 2:45 pm; dancing from 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Admission is $15. No partner necessary and ALL are welcome.

Dancing in the time of Covid requires some adjustments, of course. Proof of vaccination is required and masks must be worn at all times in the ballroom. You can bring your vax card to the dance or upload a copy before Sunday to Please check the Waltz Time website,, or the WT page on Facebook for more information.

It’s been a long, long time since we last gathered. Since we’ll all be masked, we’ll provide labels to use as name badges and we hope you’ll wear them.

Pull out your dancing shoes, dust them off, then put them to use!