Author Archives: Joan

Labor Day weekend dance, 9/5/21

A heads up for Labor Day weekend: GEPPAC will once again host a free event on Sunday, September 5, in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Waltz Time will participate with a two-hour dance featuring music by Liz Donaldson (piano) and Alexander Mitchell (violin), who are scheduled to play from 2:00-4:00 p.m. More details (proof of vaccination? masking? limit on attendance?) as they become available. If there are changes to the schedule, information will be sent by email and posted to Waltz Time’s Facebook page. In the meantime, SAVE THE DATE!

Terpsichore concert Saturday, 6/12

Message from Liz Donaldson:

Outdoor Concert this Saturday, June 12, at 3 pm in Columbia, MD (rain date Sun 13th). Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle), me (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass) — yes WITH Ralph this time!! Will be playing music from Scotland, England, America and elsewhere.

Requested donation $20, bring mask to wear when getting situated, a folding chair, though some will be available. Send Liz a Facebook message for more info.

A Little Night Music – 5/14/21, 7:30

A reminder that Live from the Spanish Ballroom will present a special engagement with Terpischore–Elke Baker (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (piano)–this Friday. The event will be streamed live on YouTube starting at 7:30 pm.\

SBR details at

Please consider supporting Glen Echo Park and its programs by donating to the Virtual Tip Jar during the live stream (stay tuned for the link).

Terpsichore concert, May 14, 7:30 on YouTube

As part of the Live from the Spanish Ballroom series, the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is pleased to present a series of special engagements highlighting some of our favorite social dance presenters!

Join the Partnership and Waltz Time for live music from Terpischore: Elke Baker (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (piano)!

The event will be streamed live on Youtube starting at 7:30 pm on May 14, 2021.

Please consider supporting our partners and the Park by donating to the Virtual Tip Jar (stay tuned for the link)!

Live from the SBR

Heads up: On April 23, fiddle champion Elke Baker and virtuoso pianist Liz Donaldson will present a concert in the Spanish Ballroom as part of GEPPAC’s “Live from the SBR” web series. Details to come.

The Waltz: Music, Sex, Society, and Politics

Coming in May, a Smithsonian Associates program: The Waltz: Music, Sex, Society, and Politics in Three-Quarter Time

Cost is a tad steep for a webcast–$80 for members, $90 for non-members–but if you’re interested, the date is Friday, May 14, 2021, 10 AM – 4 PM.

Latest update from GEPPAC:

In consideration of current jurisdictional and CDC guidance and guidelines, Glen Echo Park will not host social dances until at least April 1, 2021.

Check Waltz Time’s Facebook page,, for news from Larry Unger about a virtual event and from Susan Brandt about a new CD.

In the meantime, dance around your living room or bedroom and dream about the day we can all dance together. Stay safe.