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Greetings from Waltz Time! This newsletter offers a calendar of upcoming waltz dances and workshops, dance community news and informative articles. We encourage your articles to our newsletter. What would you like to know? Please send your story or suggestions for topics to email@example.com.
Waltz Time is an all-volunteer committee that produces the twice monthly Sunday afternoon waltz dances at Glen Echo Park's Spanish Ballroom. The April and May waltzes are listed below or view the entire year's calendar at our web site.
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We received two haikus for our "contest" and one poem. Please join the fun and send us your creative words! Enjoy...
by Donna Daniel
by Ron Sadowski
The haiku contest continues, so send us your creative words - haiku is the traditional form of non-rhyming poetry with 3 lines that are 5, 7, and 5 syllables. It doesn't take long to write one just complete the first line and think of a couple more to go with it. Submit your haiku by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Ron Sadowski
Save this date on your 2009 calendar: Waltz Time will present the 26th Annual Viennese Strauss Ball Saturday, May 2. This benefit event is always a highlight of the spring season, giving dancers a chance to strut their stuff in elegant attire while supporting Glen Echo Park.
As always, there will be an introductory Viennese Waltz lesson at 8 p.m., followed by dancing until midnight in the Spanish Ballroom. A Grand March, dance cards, Carousel rides ($1.25/person) and refreshments complete a perfect evening. $20/person. Check Waltz Time for more details as we get closer to the date.
Please help: Waltz Time is a completely volunteer, nonprofit group. We don't have enough members to adequately manage this event, so please offer to help! For your time, you will get free admission. Please let us know at email@example.com if you'd like to volunteer.
Donna Barker and Mike Marcotte are offering a 4-week Viennese Waltz class on Wednesday nights at Glen Echo Park. The 1-hour classes run from April 8 - 29, 7 - 8pm. For full details, visit their website.
Although you can waltz any style you prefer at the Strauss Ball on Saturday evening, May 2nd, you may want to learn the Viennese waltz to give you variety and to challenge your dancing. Viennese waltz is the dance from which all ballroom dances evolved. Its popularity is world-wide. In this class you'll learn left and right turns and the change step that allows you to switch between the turns. No partner or experience is required. Cost is $40/person for the four weeks. You can register online at the Glen Echo Park website. Online registration is encouraged but you may also register at the door on April 8.
An out-of-town dancer, who googled our website, asked if we know of recordings of Viennese waltzes that one can actually dance to, not just listen to. The reply may be of interest to our readers, so we offer it here:
Sunday Afternoon Waltzes begin with an introductory waltz lesson from 3 - 3:30 pm,
April 5: BLUE BAMBOO with Elke Baker, Barbara Heitz, Jonah Blaustein, John Devine, Ralph Gordon, Marc Glickman
May 3: THE FIGMENTS with with Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, Anna Patton, Owen Morrison
All events are held at the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD and
sponsored in cooperation with the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc.,
the National Park Service and Montgomery County, Maryland.