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Glen Echo Park Open

The park is open and the waltz will occur as scheduled. See you there! shows rain for much of the afternoon, a mix and some snow 4-5pm, and back to rain only by 6pm. Since temperatures will be in the mid- to high 30s all day, significant accumulation is unlikely.

Waltz and Weather

In case the weather gets ugly tomorrow (March 3), check the Glen Echo hotline 301-320-2330 for updates. GEPPAC announces closures fairly early in the day — according to their recording by 7am for daytime events such as our afternoon waltz. Hoping the predictions are mere bluster.

Sunday Waltz with SUGAR BEAT, 3/3/19

Add a little sweetness to your Sunday with SUGAR BEAT: Susan Brandt (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle) and Marc Glickman (piano), playing waltzes and other tunes for your dancing pleasure. Of course, there’s a beginner waltz lesson at 2:45, followed by dancing from 3:30-6:00. No partner required. Admission is $13 per person ($5 with valid student ID), cash or check (no plastic — sorry). Warming beverages will be available!

Sunday Waltz – Tim Ball Trio, February 17

A new threesome’s coming to the ballroom this weekend: the TIM BALL TRIO includes fiddler Tim Ball (duh), Paul Oorts on button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar, and Ralph Gordon on bass. Beginner waltz lesson at 2:45 included with admission–$13 per person ($5 with valid student ID), payable in cash or by check (sorry, no credit cards). Music from 3:30-6:00. No partner necessary and ALL are welcome.

Note: Weather forecast for Sunday is iffy. Check the Waltz Time page on Facebook or the Glen Echo website ( for updates.

Sunday Waltz with RHAPSODY, February 3

No knowing what Punxsutawney Phil is going to say (in his way) this weekend, but the weather service says warmer on Sunday. Believe! Celebrate the balmy temps with RHAPSODY: Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar) and Ralph Gordon (bass). Beginner waltz at 2:45 included with admission of $13 per person ($5 with valid student ID), payable at the door (cash or check only). Music from 3:30-6:00. No partner required and EVERYONE is welcome!

Sunday Waltz – Karen Collins & Backroads Band, Jan. 20

Waltzes come in all flavors, including those seasoned with a little honky tonk or bluegrass or Cajun or country. Y’all are in for a treat when KAREN COLLINS & THE BACKROADS BAND — Karen Collins on vocals and acoustic guitar, Ira Gitlin on lead guitar, Geff King on vocals and acoustic guitar, Paul Hofmaster on drums and Lynn Kasdorf on pedal steel — play for the Sunday waltz. Dance lesson, taught by Sharon Schilliro and Michael Hart from 2:45-3:30, included with admission of $13 ($5 with valid student ID). Cash or check accepted (sorry, no credit cards). Music from 3:30-6:00. No partner necessary. All are welcome!

Note: The weather this Sunday will be (fill in the blank). Check the WT page on Facebook or the Glen Echo website ( for updates, if necessary.

Sunday Waltz with Devine Comedy, January 6

Last week we bid adieu to 2018. This week we say bonjour to 2019 with DEVINE COMEDY: Marty Taylor (woods concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar) and Ralph Gordon (bass). As always, there’s a beginner waltz lesson at 2:45, included with admission price of $13 ($5 with valid student ID) per person, cash or check (sorry, no credit cards). Music from 3:30-6:00. ALL, kids to seniors, are welcome. No partner required.

Sunday Waltz still on the schedule, Dec. 30

The waltz is ON this Sunday. Notice from the Glen Echo website:

Glen Echo Park Will Remain Open

The Park will remain open in the event of a federal government shutdown that may begin this weekend. Although Glen Echo Park is owned by the National Park Service, under a new agreement signed with Montgomery County, the Park can remain open during federal budget-related closures.