Sunday Waltz, 2/18/24

Fortune cookie says: You are destined to attend a waltz with DESTINO — Paul Oorts (accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Tom Wright (ten-string Brazilian-style mandolin), Charlie Pilzer (piano) and Susan Brandt (flute) — in the Spanish Ballroom, Sunday, February 18.

A beginner waltz lesson at 2:45 is included with admission of $15 per person ($5 for students), payable at the door in cash or by check. Music from 3:30-6:00. No partner required and ALL are welcome.

http://www.waltztimedances.org

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Some Assembly Required, 2/4/24

Your attendance is requested for SOME ASSEMBLY‘s presentation in the Spanish Ballroom, Sunday, February 4. Mary Flora (flute, sax, pennywhistle), Donna Moore Boylan (keyboard, accordion), Adam Lee (guitar), Joe Klausner (fiddle, violin, banjo) and Iain Sturrock (percussion and vocals) will surely help you put it all together. Beginner waltz lesson at 2:45 included with admission of $15 per person ($5 for students), payable at the door in cash or by check. Music from 3:30-6:00. No partner required. Waltz Time welcomes ALL participants.

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Happy Anniversary to Mostly Waltz

Our sibling waltz group in Philadelphia turns 25! 

Peggy and Ret of Mostly Waltz celebrate 25 years of their waltz events on Sunday, January 28. The venue in Broomall, PA, is a few hours’ drive from the DC area, but you’d feel right at home with the mix of three waltzes followed by an “other” dance, Dave Wiesler leading the live band, and a friendly crowd.

More info at https://mostly waltz.com and on the Waltz Time FB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118043108217388

Glen Echo Park is OPEN

As you may know, Glen Echo Park was closed on Friday thanks to the snow. It has now re-opened.

Yes, the Spanish Ballroom will be chilly on Sunday, but a sunny day, with temperatures warmer than today’s, is predicted.

Larry Unger heads the band with local favorites Elke Baker and Carrie Rose. Larry, a musician and composer well-known to many of us waltzers, is based in Massachusetts; we wouldn’t want him to think that DC-MD-VA residents are scared of a cold temp!

Don some layers, put on your dance shoes and game face and help warm up the ballroom this Sunday, 7/21. Beginner waltz lesson at 2:45; music from 3:30-6:00 p.m.

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Sunday Waltz, 7/21/24

How to stay warm on a sunny but cold Sunday: First, dress in layers, then increase the heat by waltzing in the Spanish Ballroom. Larry Unger (on guitar and banjo) returns to Glen Echo, with fiddler Elke Baker and flutist Carrie Rose, to motivate you to circle the dance floor.

As always, there’s a beginner waltz lesson at 2:45, included with admission of $15 per person ($5 for students), payable at the door in cash or by check. Music from 3:30-6:00 p.m. Novices, longtimers and everyone in between are welcome–and encouraged. No partner needed.

*Reminder of the third lesson in the Folk Waltz Beginner/Intermediate class tomorrow. Drop-ins welcome. More information at http://waltztimedances.org/

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“Something Different” Sunday Waltz – 1/7/24

It’s Sunday afternoon, there’s a waltz in the Spanish Ballroom, the musicians are on stage preparing to play — standard procedure. But there’s something different on January 7: “Pay What You Want/Pay What You Can” admission.

Waltz Time regulars know that this event is well worth the usual price of $15, but if you’re new to waltz, are a young student, have limited resources after the holiday season, or haven’t attended recently and aren’t sure you’ll still enjoy waltzing, this is your chance to dance for whatever you can afford. Please invite friends, neighbors and the next generation of waltzers.

If your 2024 resolution includes a plan to exercise more, make new friends, support local musicians, or simply enjoy live music in Glen Echo’s beautiful ballroom, this is the day to begin!

Your contribution (electronic, cash or check, payable at the door) includes a beginner waltz lesson at 2:45, with music from 3:30-6:00. THE HIGH DRIVE musicians are David Wiesler (piano), Paul Oorts (accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar) and David Courret-Knight (fiddle). No partner required and ALL are welcome!

The Last Waltz — of 2023

We started 2023 with waltzing in the Ballroom and we’re ending 2023 the same way. Dance out the old, cold year with music from the WALTZ SISTERS: Tina Chancey on fiddle, Paul Oorts on accordion, mandolin, banjo and guitar, Liz Donaldson on piano and Ralph Gordon on bass. (Note: The band name takes some liberties with facts.) Even though it’s the last waltz of the year, there’s still a beginner waltz lesson at 2:45 and it’s still included with admission of $15 per person ($5 for students), payable at the door in cash or by check. (Sorry, still no credit cards or pre-payment.) The music still runs from 3:30-6:00 p.m. and we still and will always welcome ALL. No partner needed.

The first 2024 waltz, on January 7, will feature something a little different. Details forthcoming.

The new year will also feature lessons in beginner/intermediate folk waltz, January 5-26, in the Spanish Ballroom. Full info at waltztimedances.org/.

Farewell 2023, hello 2024!

Sunday Waltz, 12/17/23

Snow? Not this Sunday! You’ll have no trouble making your way to the Spanish Ballroom to dance to Wyndreám: Janet Muse (piano), Carrie Rose (flute, piccolo) and David Courret-Knight (guitar). If you’re new to waltz, or just need a refresher, there’s a beginner lesson at 2:45, included with admission of $15 per person ($5 for students), payable at the door in cash or by check. Music from 3:30-6:00. No partner required and ALL are welcome.

http://www.waltztimedances.org/

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Sunday Waltz, 12/3/23

Come to the first of our three December waltzes this Sunday, 12/3/23, and dance to music from a colorful quartet, TANGERINE TEMPO: Elke Baker (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano) and Ralph Gordon (bass). The weather prognosticators say the temperature will be in the mid-to-high 50s, perfect for dancing in the Spanish Ballroom. As always, the beginner waltz lesson at 2:45 is included with admission of $15 per person ($5 for students); music from 3:30-6:00. No partner required and ALL are welcome.

Info also available at www.waltztimedances.org and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/118043108217388/.