Happy New Year, dancers. Begin 2020 the right way–WALTZ! The marvelous musicians who ushered out 2019 last week, Liz Donaldson, Ralph Gordon and Alex Mitchell, accompanied this week by Carrie Rose, will usher in the 2020 waltz year as WALTZ WEAVERS. Continuing the tradition, there’s a beginner waltz lesson at 2:45, followed by dancing from 3:30-6:00 in Glen Echo’s Spanish Ballroom, all included in admission of $13 ($5 with valid student ID), payable in cash or by check (sorry, no credit cards). No partner required and ALL are welcome.
Note: The full 2020 schedule is posted on the web page: waltztimedances.org.
Don’t miss the final waltz of 2019, with Dance du Jour: Liz Donaldson, Alex Mitchell and Ralph Gordon. Beginner waltz lesson at 2:45 included with admission of $13 per person ($5 with valid student ID), payable at the door, cash or check. Dancing from 3:30-6:00. No partner required and ALL are welcome.
Note: First waltz of 2020 takes place the following week, January 5.
There’s a honey of a trio playing on Sunday: HONEYSUCKLE ROSE with Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar) and Liz Donaldson (piano). If you’re new to the dance, arrive at 2:45 for a beginner waltz lesson, which is included in the admission price of $13 per person ($5 with valid student ID), payable at the door by cash or check. Not joining the lesson? Music from 3:30-6:00. No partner needed and ALL are welcome. Please wear shoes that will be kind to the historic ballroom floor. Dress in layers!
As we look toward 2020, we want to let you know that the Waltz Time schedule is nearly final and will be posted on our website, www.waltztimedances.org.
Our friends from Mostly Waltz in Philadelphia have posted several videos demonstrating and then breaking down various waltz moves and sequences. Search for Peggy Leiby on YouTube to view them.
P.S. The next waltz is December 15 with Honeysuckle Rose. A reminder will be sent!
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!