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Sunday Waltz with FYRE – November 18

On a cool Sunday, we’ve got FYRE: George Paul (piano), Rob Zisette (fiddle) and a mystery friend. Learn the identity of the unknown musician this Sunday and set fire to your feet! Beginner waltz lesson at 2:45, music at 3:30. Admission $13 per person ($5 with valid student ID), payable at the door by cash or check. ALL welcome.

And don’t forget the workshop, Waltzing in the Style of Fred and Ginger, at 1:30 in the Annex. Admission $10 at the door.

“Waltzing in the Style of Fred and Ginger” – Nov. 18, 1:30-3:00

Fred and Ginger wannabes, this is for you! Waltzers Ron Sadowski and Betsy Schmidt, whom some of you may know, will conduct a workshop in the climate-controlled Ballroom Annex, before the regularly scheduled afternoon waltz, on November 18 at 1:30. The 90-minute workshop will focus on waltz styling, in the manner of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, with an emphasis on technique. It is strongly recommended that attendees be experienced waltzers. Cost is $10, cash or check, payable at the door. After the workshop, put your skills to use at the waltz that afternoon.

Sunday Waltz with RHAPSODY, October 21

Come dance to the lush sounds of RHAPSODY–Marty Taylor, Alex Mitchell, Dave Wiesler and Ralph Gordon. Beginner waltz lesson at 2:45, music from 3:30-6:00, all included in admission of $13 per person ($5 with valid student ID), cash or check (sorry, no credit/debit cards). Expect cool temps, but you’ll warm up quickly once you start gliding across the floor. Wear layers.

Sunday Waltz with SOME ASSEMBLY – October 14

They were supposed to play in the depths of winter, but the dance was canceled, so Joe Klausner, Adam Lee, Mary Corletta Flora and Donna Boylan, aka SOME ASSEMBLY, return in much better weather this weekend. As always, the beginner lesson starts at 2:45. Admission is $13 ($5 with valid student ID) per person, cash or check (sorry, no credit cards). Music from 3:30-6:00. No partner required and all are welcome!

Sunday Waltz with SUGAR BEAT – October 7

We have three — count ’em, three! — waltzes this month. Taking the bandstand first is SUGAR BEAT: Susan Brandt (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle) and Marc Glickman (piano). Beginner waltz lesson at 2:45 included with admission of $13 per person ($5 with valid student ID), check or cash (sorry, no plastic). Music from 3:30-6:00 p.m. ALL y’all are welcome!

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.