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.
DEVINE COMEDY with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar, vocals), and Ralph Gordon (bass)
Lesson begins at 2:45 pm and live music from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. For more information visit watlztimedances.org.
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.
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 email@example.com 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
The 2017 Waltz Time schedule is now available at waltztimedances.org. 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).
Enjoy the cooler temps in the Spanish Ballroom while dancing to TRIO CON BRIO with Paul Oorts (mandolin), Elke Baker (violin), and Dave Wiesler (piano).
Waltz Time Committee Member Candace Clifford captured some “Waltzing Shadows” during the last waltz — music by Mavish.
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!
The weather on Sunday, October 16, will be perfect for waltzing to Sugar Beat with Susan Brandt (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle), and Marc Glickman (piano). Lesson starts at 2:45 pm and live music from 3:30 to 6 pm. See you in the ballroom!
Photo by Candace Clifford
This Sunday we’ll be waltzing to the band “Go Figure” with Janet Muse, Mike Dunn, and Suzanne Hosch. The dance will be in the Bumper Car Pavilion because the Ballroom will be hosting the Contrastock Festival. The weather forecast is for drier weather than we’re currently having so come out and enjoy the cooler temps!