Category Archives: Scheduled Event

Cabaret Sauvignon to Play Waltz August 6

Mother Nature’s going a little easier on us this weekend (only mid-80s!), so put on your dancing shoes and head to the ballroom for CABARET SAUVIGNON: Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer, wooden flute), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar) and Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar). Beginner waltz lesson at 2:45; no partner needed. Music from 3:30-6:00. Admission $10 pp, $5 for full-time students.

Sunday Waltz with TRIO

The aptly named TRIO — Liz Donaldson, David Knight and Carrie Rose — will charm you on the twenty-THIRD with music in THREE-quarter time. As always, a beginner lesson precedes the dance at 2:45; music from 3:30-6:00. No partner required. Admission is $10; half-price for full-time students. Please wear shoes that will be kind fo the historic ballroom floor.

Cabaret Sauvignon to Play Sunday Waltz

Good news/bad news: The bad news is that Jubilea cannot play for the waltz Sunday. The good news is that CABARET SAUVIGNON can!

The good news is that full-time students (and of course, kids) pay half-price admission. The bad news is that old people still have to pay $10.

In any case, come to the ballroom and dance to the music of Karen Ashbrook, Andrea Hoag, Paul Oorts and David Wiesler. You’ll forget all about the [temporary] disappearance of spring. Beginner lesson at 2:45; music from 3:30-6:00. Admission: see above. No partner required. Please wear shoes that will be kind to the historic ballroom floor.

Gigmeisters to Play March 5 Waltz

You know them, you love them and this Sunday you’ll be able to hear them and dance to their inspired musicianship — the fabulous GIGMEISTERS! Four of the best musicians in the region: Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), David Wiesler (piano) and Ralph Gordon (bass) will play from 3:30-6:00. As always, beginner lesson at 2:45. Admission only $10. No partner required.

Viennese Waltz Class offered at Glen Echo

An Evening with Strauss, 2015

Are you planning to attend our Annual Viennese Waltz Ball? Here is an opportunity to master the dance! Mike Marcotte will be teaching Viennese waltz classes on Thursdays, April 6 – 27, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm, in the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park. Online registration begins January 28. Visit Glen Echo Park Classes or email Mike at for more information. You can also download the 2017 Spring/Summer Course Catalog for a list of all upcoming dance classes.

The 34th Annual Viennese Waltz Ball
An Evening with Strauss, will take place Saturday, April 29, from 8 pm to midnight in the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park. Music will be provided by Olde Vienna, our premier Strauss Waltz ensemble, featuring Alexander Mitchell (violin), Elke Baker (violin, viola), Jonathan Jensen (piano), Barbara Heitz (flute, piccolo), and Ralph Gordon (bass).

Enjoy the traditional Grand March, dance cards and refreshments; fancy attire recommended, $20/person, all tickets sold at the door (no advance ticket sales). Carousel rides until 10:30 pm, $1.25/person.

Submitted by Candace Clifford, January 28, 2017

2017 Waltz Time Schedule Now Available

The 2017 Waltz Time schedule is now available at The Strauss Ball is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Our last dance in 2016 will be Sunday, December 18. Celebrate the holiday season dancing to the GIGMEISTERS with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), David Wiesler (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).


MAVISH to Play Sunday Waltz November 6

halloween-waltz-1Back to back waltzes — yes! There’s another waltz this weekend. DON’T FORGET TO CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS so you can fully enjoy dancing to MAIVISH: Jaige Trudel, Adam Broome and Matthew Olwell. Beginner lesson at 2:45. Dancing from 3:30-6:00. No partner required. Admission $10 pp.

Sunday’s Waltz Features FREQUENT FLYERS

2014 Halloween Waltz

2014 Halloween Waltz

The Friday Night Dancers have decorated the ballroom for Halloween. Come out and enjoy FREQUENT FLYERS: Laura Light (fiddle, vocals), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar), Anita Anderson (piano) and Julia Weatherford (cello), Sunday, October 30th. Beginner lesson at 2:45. Music from 3:30-6:00. No partner required. Admission $10 pp. Feel free to come in costume should the spirits move you!