For those of you who want more waltz lessons, the waltz is featured on Wednesdays this month at Cherry Hill RV Park in College Park, MD. Info at: HowToDanceNow.com. The website hasn’t been updated yet for December, but the newsletter indicates that “The Lesson at Cherry HIll in December is Waltz.” If you need more details, contact Dean at Dgarrish@comcast.net.
Funny name, great musicians. Work off those Thanksgiving calories with Jaquelopes: Larry Unger, Alex Mitchell, Henry Korerzky and Ralph Gordon. As usual, a beginner waltz lesson at 2:45, music from 3:30-6:00. Admission $13 per person ($5 with valid student ID. No partner necessary. All are welcome!
This one’s a GO! GREEN LIGHT KARMA: Dave Wiesler, David Knight and Andrew Marcus, playing from 3:30-6:00 in the Spanish Ballroom. Before that, there’s a beginner waltz lesson at 2:45, included with admission of $13 per person ($5 with valid student ID), payable in cash or by check at the door. No partner needed. ALL are welcome.
Note: If you need to claim an item from the Glen Echo lost and found, do so before November 24. Unclaimed items will be discarded on 11/25.
Don’t forget to adjust your analog clocks tonight. You’ll feel energized for the Gigmeisters’ waltz tomorrow, thanks to that extra hour of sleep.
It’s been a long time coming … The Gigmeisters’ new CD, Thirty-Three More: Anniversary Waltzes by Dave Wiesler, available at the waltz in Glen Echo’s Spanish Ballroom on Sunday. The CD is a set of 15 waltzes that Dave wrote for Jamie Platt and Betsy Smith Platt. Bring some extra $$ to purchase this long-awaited CD. The band will perform many of these waltzes at the dance. Before the music starts, there will be a beginner waltz lesson, included with admission of $13 per person ($5 with valid student ID), payable in cash or by check. Lesson from 2:45-3:30. Dancing from 3:30-6:00. No partner required. ALL are welcome!
FYI: Viennese waltz lesson at the Folger
Friday, November 15, 6:00 pm
Taught by Tanzmeisters Carol and Herb Traxler
After break of day, spend the afternoon and early evening dancing to OWEN MORRISON’S DAYBREAK TRIO, with Owen on guitar and piano, Anna Patton on clarinet and Naomi Morse on violin. If you’re a beginner, there’s a basic waltz lesson at 2:45, included with admission of $13 per person ($5 with valid student ID), payable at the door in cash or by check (sorry, no plastic). Music and dancing from 3:30-6:00. No partner required and ALL are welcome.
Now hear this: A new CD, Thirty-Three More: Anniversary Waltzes by Dave Wiesler, arranged and performed by the Gigmeisters, will be available when the band plays for the waltz on November 3. The CD is a set of 15 waltzes that Dave wrote for Jamie Platt (our estimable sound guy) and Betsy Smith Platt over the past decade+. The band will perform many of these waltzes on the 3rd. You’ll be able to purchase this long-awaited CD before, during and after the dance. Bravo, Gigmeisters!
CHRISTMAS BALL AT BELMONT MANSION
Friday, December 6, 7 pm
A Viennese Christmas Ball, Friday, December 6, 7 pm, Perry Belmont Mansion, Washington, DC. Black Tie/White Tie optional. $150. Reservations Required: Margaret.firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate the Season, Friday, December 6, at Washington’s annual Viennese Christmas Ball held at the magnificent Beaux Arts’ Perry Belmont Mansion – a rare opportunity to attend a formal Viennese waltz ball at this beautiful venue just opened to the public for select events. Champagne reception, Austrian savories and desserts buffet, selected wines and coffee. Join in the famed Radetsky March, Austrian folk dances and the Fledermaus Quadrille No. 6, as done at midnight at grand balls in Vienna. Washington’s celebrated salon orchestra, Con Brio!, will delight with more of our favorite waltzes by Strauss, Lehar, Waldteufel and Tchaikovsky, polka, fox trot, tango and favorite holiday melodies arranged for dancing. Traditional Opening Ceremonies with performance of all 6 Fledermaus Quadrilles. Black Tie/White Tie and Decorations optional. Tickets: $150. Reservations required: Margaret Bocek, 540-882-4808, email@example.com “Bringing a slice of traditional Europe and splendor to the Nation’s capital.” The Epoch Times
Saturdays, November 9, 16 and 2310 am – 1 pm. The Ballroom, 5521 Landy Lane, Bethesda, MD; $85 for the Series
Learn the Viennese Waltz as Danced in Vienna
Learn the Viennese waltz as danced in Vienna on Saturdays, November 9, 16 and 23, 10 am – 1 pm, The Ballroom, 5521 Landy Lane, Bethesda, Maryland, taught by Tanzmeister Herbert and Carol Traxler. No prior dance experience required. Individuals and couples welcome. Dancers will change partners frequently. $85 p/p for the series. Information: margaret.bocek@gmailcom, 540-882-4808
Tired of dancing in a hot ballroom? Well autumn’s a-comin’, just in time for music from MAIVISH: Jaige Trudel, Adam Broome and Matthew Olwell. A beginner waltz lesson at 2:45 is included with admission of $13 per person ($5 with valid student ID), payable at the door in cash or check (sorry, no plastic). Dancing from 3:30-6:00. No partner necessary. ALL are welcome.