Category Archives: Strauss Ball

An Evening with Strauss Fundraiser – April 29

Stan Fowler leads the Grand March

Countdown to the annual waltz ball on Saturday, April 29! Viennese waltz lesson from 8-9, followed by dancing until midnight.

    • 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.

OLDE VIENNA, our premier Strauss Waltz ensemble, features Alexander Mitchell (violin), Elke Baker (violin, viola), Jonathan Jensen (piano), Barbara Heitz (flute, piccolo), and Ralph Gordon (bass). It promises to be a wonderful night of classical waltzes, polka, tango, and schottische. Viennese Waltz Lesson at 8 pm followed by dancing until midnight in the Spanish Ballroom.

Here’s the program:

1. Waltz, Strauss: Artist’s Life
2. Waltz. O. Straus: Leise, Ganz Leise
3. Polka, Strauss: Tanzi Bari 
4. Waltz, Jensen: Nydia’s Waltz
5. Tango. Weil: Youkali
6. Waltz, Strauss: Tales from the Vienna Woods
7. Grand March

* * INTERMISSION * *

8. Waltz, Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Flowers
9. Waltz, Jensen: Dark Waters
10. Schottische, Jos. Strauss: Schottischer Tanz
11. Waltz, Strauss: Roses from the South
12. Tango, Padula: Nueve de Julio
13. Waltz, Baker: Wörschweiler Waltzer
14. Polka, Strauss: Éljen a Magyar
15. Waltz, Strauss: Blue Danube

* * INTERMISSION * *

16. Waltz, Waldteufel: Les Patineurs
17. Waltz, Wiesler: Über den Bodensee
18. Schottische, Jensen: Starlight Schottische
19. Waltz, Kálmán: Grüß mir mein Wien
20. Waltz, Strauss: Sweetheart Waltz
21. Tango, Petersburski: Ta Ostatnia Niedziela
22. Waltz, Schostakovich: Second Waltz
23. Waltz, Strauss: Emperor Waltz

See photos from the 2016 Ball.

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 mike.marcotte@gmail.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

2016 Strauss Ball Memories

Photos of the recent Strauss Ball by Candace Clifford