July/August 2015 Waltz Time Newsletter


September/October 2015
What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.
It is always the same step, but you have to take it.
- Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Waltz Time's 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 staff@waltztimedances.org.
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

Twenty Years and Counting!
Thanks to you, Waltz Time is celebrating an anniversary this year, the 20th! In honor of this milestone, we're planning a special afternoon dance on Sunday, November 15. Join the festivities in the Spanish Ballroom. There will be cake, music by the incomparable Cabaret Sauvignon -- and a surprise!
And, speaking of special dates . . . Waltz Time has added another Sunday afternoon date to our 2015 schedule. On October 25, the featured band Tangerine Tempo will take the stage for a wonderful fall waltz. See the entire October schedule below.
Wedding Bells for Neil and Nelle!
Congratulations to Nelle McLeod and Neil Zimmerman, who will be married in September. Neil, a longtime waltzer, met Nelle at a Glen Echo swing dance and proposed to her at a Sunday afternoon waltz. We wish them many years of waltzing and wedded bliss!
NSAL Viennese Waltz Ball, November 7
The National Society of Arts and Letters Washington DC Chapter is pleased to formally announce the 2015 Viennese Waltz Ball which will take place on Saturday, November 7, at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC. Prior to this annual event, dancers may enroll for Viennese waltz lessons to be offered on Wednesday nights in October. To request a registration form for the ball or lessons please contact John Curd at Johndc16@icloud.com or call 571-332-3265. More information is available at the NSAL website.
Labor Day Weekend Festivities at Glen Echo Park
In addition to the usually scheduled activities, Glen Echo Park presents three fabulous events that dancers and families alike will enjoy throughout the Labor Day Weekend. The Labor Day Art Show, Irish Music & Dance Showcase and the Open House for Classes encompass all of the best things in life: art appreciation, music and dance performances, and participatory workshops - check out the following details.
Irish Music & Dance Showcase
Gas prices keeping you local over the Labor Day weekend? Airfares keeping you from a transatlantic vacation? Well, you can take an in-town trip to Ireland thanks to the Irish Music & Dance Showcase at Glen Echo Park, Saturday, September 5 and Monday, September 7, 12 - 6 pm each day in the Bumper Car Pavilion.
Enjoy music and dancing by our local Irish community, experts in their craft. Free and open to the public; bench seating provided, but patrons are welcome to bring their own folding chairs if preferred.
The 45th Annual Labor Day Art Show
Along with the Irish festivities, visitors can browse the 45th Annual Labor Day Art Show in the Spanish Ballroom, beginning with the Opening Reception on Friday, September 4 from 7:30 - 9 pm, and continuing Saturday through Monday from 12 - 6 pm each day. You can see over 500 pieces of artwork including sculpture, paintings, ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography, pottery, fabrics, furniture, and more. It's fun to just browse this beautiful exhibition, but bring your checkbook in case you see something you want to purchase.
Open House for Classes
On your Saturday visit to the Art Show and Irish Showcase, be sure to take some time for the Open House for Classes. You can learn about classes for all ages, visit artist studios, meet instructors, enjoy visual arts and dance demonstrations, and participate in free classes. The Open House is free and open to the public from 12 - 4 pm on Saturday, September 5.
All Labor Day weekend activities are presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc.
Then & Wow is Fun and Historical!
The annual Then & Wow! festival will be held on Sunday, September 27 from 11 am - 5 pm. This event celebrates the Park's past and present and features amusement rides for kids, performances, vintage cars, arcade games, and more! Share your Glen Echo Park stories and learn about the Park through exhibits and programs. This is also the last day to get a ride on the Dentzel Carousel -- the carousel buttons down for the winter and reopens next Spring! The festival is open to the public, free admission. Rides and some activities require ticket purchase ($1.25 each or 10 tickets for $10).
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.

September 6 (Bumper Car Pavilion): LATTER DAY LIZARDS with Bill Tomczak (clarinet, tenor sax, percussion), Peter Barnes (guitar, piano), Dave Langford (fiddle, guitar)

September 20 (Bumper Car Pavilion): ALEXANDER'S RAGTAG BAND with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin) and more!

October 4: NOTORIOUS FOLK with Larry Unger, Eden MacAdam-Somer, and more!

October 18 (Bumper Car Pavilion): WAVERLEY STATION with David Knight (fiddle), Barbara Heitz (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

October 25: TANGERINE TEMPO with Elke Baker (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Alex Lacquement (bass)

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.