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Covid notice

Waltzers, I just found out that one of our dancers, who was at the waltz last Sunday, tested positive today for covid, albeit with very mild symptoms. Though vax proof and masking are no longer mandatory, we strongly encourage you to be fully vaccinated and boosted and to wear a mask while dancing.

Stay safe. Hope to see you at the next waltz, October 2 with Waltz du Jour.

Joan Koury for Waltz Time

Vaccination update

After extensive deliberation, Waltz Time has decided to suspend the proof of vaccination requirements for dance attendance, effective Sunday, September 18. In considering the hundreds of attendees who have already registered their vaccination status with us, the diminishing rate of infections in the DMV region, and current CDC and Montgomery County recommendations, we’re confident that our dancers will feel comfortable attending the waltzes. We continue to encourage full vaccination, including boosters, and masks for those who prefer to wear them. We request that those with symptoms of illness absent themselves until recovery.

Note: Waltz Time may reinstate vaccine requirements if circumstances warrant.

Sunday Waltz, 9/18/22

Step into your dance shoes or dance boots and head back to the Spanish Ballroom for KAREN COLLINS & THE BACKROADS BAND: Karen Collins, Ira Gitlin, Pat Puglisi and James Key. As always, there’s a beginner waltz lesson at 2:45, included with admission of $15 person ($5 for kids and full-time students), payable at the door in cash or by check. Music starts at 3:30 and ends at 6:00 pm. No partner needed and ALL are welcome. Dress is casual. Masking is optional, but encouraged.

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Art Deco Society celebration, 11/13/22

Here’s more information about the Art Deco Society’s 40th anniversary celebration at the Spanish Ballroom on November 13. Ticket price includes a drink, hors d’oeuvres, lunch (with vegetarian options), dessert, and music by the Con Brio Ensemble for dancing (2-5pm).

Contact: Joanne Aaronson, Art Deco Society of Washington; jaaronson@adsw.org; 703-624-0130

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Dance Showcase, 9/4, at 2pm

The next Waltz Time event is the opening act of the GLEN ECHO PARK LABOR DAY WEEKEND SOCIAL DANCE SHOWCASE. Click the link for more information about the the two-day event, September 4-5.

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All the dances are free, but donations gladly accepted to help GEPPAC defray costs for this event.

There will be photography, painting, jewelry, sculpture in the Spanish Ballroom, and dancing in the Bumper Car Pavilion. This is a great chance to bring friends to a waltz (brief lesson included) and to give them a taste of all that Glen Echo Park has to offer.

Sunday Waltz, 8/21/22

Now that the weekend is over, it’s time to plan next weekend! Join Larry Unger and friends Ralph Gordon and Alexander Mitchell for an afternoon of waltzes (and perhaps a tango or hambo or swing for good measure–pun intended) in the Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom. Introductory waltz lesson at 2:45 is included with admission of $15 per person ($5 for children and full-time students), payable in cash or by check at the door. No partner necessary. ALL are welcome.

Reminder

A reminder to test yourself for covid after attending a social dance where you were in close contact with others, especially if you know that someone in the group has tested positive. We’ve heard recently from two waltz attendees–one tested negative and the other, who tested positive, is in quarantine. If you are even slightly symptomatic or feel unwell, please test yourself. If positive, we ask that you wait until you test negative before coming to the next dance, which is on August 21 with Larry Unger, Alexander Mitchell and Ralph Gordon. Thank you for being considerate of your fellow dancers.

Sunday Afternoon Waltz, 8/7/22

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Come in out of the rain to dance to EVENING STAR: Steve Hickman, Claudio Buchwald, John Devine and John Bryant. A beginner waltz lesson at 2:45 is included with admission of $15 per person ($5 for children and full-time students), payable in cash or by check at the door. Music from 3:30 – 6:00. No partner needed. ALL are welcome to Glen Echo’s Spanish Ballroom. Vaccination/booster mandatory; masking optional but encouraged.

Note: Claudio Buchwald joins the band in place of the late David Crandall.

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Sunday Waltz, 7/17/22, 3:30 p.m.

We’re back! And we have the fabulous Gigmeisters–Alexander Mitchell, Paul Oorts, Dave Wiesler and Ralph Gordon–to play (and possibly sing) your favorite waltz tunes. Admission of $15 per person ($5 for full-time students and children), payable at the door in cash or by check, includes a beginner waltz lesson at 2:45. Music from 3:30-6:00 in Glen Echo’s Spanish Ballroom. No partner needed and ALL are welcome.

Note: Vax and booster required. Masking is optional but encouraged.