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.email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org “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.
A waltz routine video from our friends Peggy and Ret of Mostly Waltz in Philadelphia. There are several other instructional videos of theirs on YouTube. Check them out.
Reminder that there’s no waltz this Sunday, September 29. Our next waltz is October 6 with MAIVISH. See you then.
Life is a cabaret, chums! So head to the Spanish Ballroom to enjoy c: Andrea Hoag (violin), David Wiesler (piano), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar) and Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer). If you’re new to waltz, join the beginner lesson at 2:45, included with admission of $13 per person ($5 with valid student ID), payable at the door by cash or check (sorry, no credit cards). Music from 3:30-6:00. No partner required. ALL are welcome!
Know anyone who wants to give waltz a try without spending a cent? Do you want to dance for free, too? Then head to the Bumper Car Pavilion and leave your wallet at home. Dance to THE LATTER DAY LIZARDS: David G Langford (fiddle, guitar), Bill Tomczak (clarinet, tenor sax, percussion) and Kate Barnes (piano, guitar, flute). There’s a beginner lesson at 2:45; music from 3:30-6:00. ALL are welcome.