November/December 2014 Waltz Time Newsletter


January/February 2015
There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.
--Vicki Baum
Happy New Year from Waltz Time! This newsletter offers a calendar of upcoming waltz dances and workshops, dance community news and informative articles.
Our newsletter is sent every two months and offers a calendar of waltz dances and workshops, dance community news and informative articles. We encourage your articles for our newsletter. Or tell us what would you like to know! Please send your story or suggestions for topics to
Waltz Time is an all-volunteer committee that produces the twice-monthly Sunday afternoon waltz dances and the Annual Strauss Ball at Glen Echo Park's Spanish Ballroom. View Waltz Time's entire 2015 calendar on our web site.
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From all of us at Waltz Time

Waltz Time Newsletter Archives:
2008 to Present
Please visit Waltz Time's Website for links to all of the newsletters published since 2008. You'll find a variety of articles about the history of waltz and other couple dances, as well as articles ranging from dance etiquette to a biography of the "Waltz King" Johann Strauss. In 2009 we published "dance" poetry from our readers; in 2010 you'll find a brief history of Waltz Time at Glen Echo Park; in all of our archives you can read the personal anecdotes from dancers who met their soul mates at a Glen Echo Park waltz, and in 2014 we featured interviews of our local musicians who play for the waltzes at Glen Echo Park.
We hope to include your own articles and experiences in our 2015 newsletters. Please send us your stories, musings, and dancing adventures to share with our community. Just email - we welcome your input!
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Upcoming Sunday Afternoon Waltzes in 2015
Sunday Afternoon Waltzes begin with an introductory waltz lesson from 2:45 - 3:30 pm, followed by dancing to live music until 6 pm. Cost is $10, including the lesson. Dances are held in the Spanish Ballroom unless otherwise noted. Visit WALTZ TIME'S WEBSITE for the complete 2015 schedule of waltzes.

January 4: DEVINE COMEDY with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar, vocals), Ralph Gordon (bass)

January 18: MARTY, STEVE, JOHN & ALEXANDER with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar, vocals), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle)
February 1: TRIO CON BRIO with Paul Oorts (mandolin), Elke Baker (violin), Jonathan Jensen (piano)

February 15: AUDACIOUS with Larry Unger (guitar & banjo), Audrey Knuth (fiddle), Paul Oorts (mandolin & accordion) & more

All events are held at the Spanish Ballroom (or Bumper Car Pavilion where noted), 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.