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Workshops will be taught by Peggy Leiby and Ret Turner from Philadelphia. You can find video demos under either or both names on YouTube.

The first, from 12 noon to 1:30, is targeted to those in the intermediate/advanced range. The other, from 2:00-3:30, is
for those who have taken beginner lessons and want to go “beyond the basics.”

Cost for each workshop is $20. Those who take either are eligible for a $5 discount on admission to the waltz that afternoon.

Mark your calendars!

(Reminders will be posted periodically.)

Sunday Waltz with FIREFLY, April 8

Apparently no one told the four winds it’s time for their spring break. Still there’s a hint of summer when the women of FIREFLY — Jane Ziki (fiddle, melodica), Linda Rowan (fiddle), Beverly Russell (hammered dulcimer) and Diane Sorenson (keyboard) — invite you to waltz away the afternoon with them. As usual, there’s a beginner waltz lesson at 2:45, included with admission of $13 ($5 with valid student ID). Cash or check accepted. Music from 3:30-6:00. No partner required. ALL are welcome.

Waltz workshops

We have asked Peggy Leiby and Ret Turner, who teach for and manage “Mostly Waltz” in Philadelphia, to conduct intermediate/advanced waltz workshops at Glen Echo. Many of our regular dancers will recognize them, since they frequently come to our Sunday Waltzes. They’re excellent teachers and dancers. The date, cost and specific content of the workshops is TBD, but look for them to happen in late spring. More details forthcoming. Watch this space!

Important update

You knew this had to happen sometime!

Waltz Time has not increased our prices for many years, holding admission at $10 even during the financial crisis and the protracted recovery. But we have to keep up with expenses, even though we’re all volunteers, and we want to continue to donate to Glen Echo Park’s dance programs.

So in order to maintain the high standards Waltz Time demands and that you deserve, we’re raising admission to $13 per person. Students and children remain at $5.

We hope you understand that this was not an easy choice. We trust that an increase now means we won’t have to raise the price again in the near future.

We thank you for your support and look forward to greeting you at the next waltz on January 21.

The Waltz Time Committee