July/August 2016
Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.
— Charles Baudelaire
Important News from Waltz Time! This issue of our newsletter is the last one of its kind. In its place is our new "ONLINE BLOG" that will offer our subscribers an opportunity to share dance news and receive updates to Waltz Time's schedule or other events. See more information below.
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 2016 calendar on our web site.
From all of us at Waltz Time


After eight years, we're bidding farewell to the Waltz Time newsletter as we inaugurate the Waltz Time News "blog." All you need to do to find waltz news, receive reminders about upcoming events, view photographs and more is to click on Waltz Time News. There you'll find instructions for subscribing to this new site.
What has NOT changed -- as always you can get Waltz Time information on our Waltz Time Website or on our Facebook Group Page.
Thank You!
Dancing Helps You Deal with Pain
We've written previously about the [obvious] health benefits of dancing. Well, now we can add another one!
According to an NPR story, new social science research shows that dancing in synchrony with others increases a person's threshold for dealing with pain. This probably has an evolutionary basis. Read the transcript of the NPR story here Health Benefits of Dancing Go Beyond Exercise and keep dancing!
Lord Byron's Poem "The Waltz"
Those of you with literary (as well as Terpsichorean) inclinations or interests may want to give Lord Byron's poem The Waltz a whirl. You can read it HERE.
FREE Summer Concerts at Glen Echo Park
Glen Echo Park Partnership presents FREE Concerts every Thursday night from June 9 - August 25, and a special Family Jazz Day, co-sponsored by Blues Alley, on Sunday, July 17. Enjoy fabulous live music in the Bumper Car Pavilion with your friends and family. The remaining summer schedule includes:
  • June 30: Back Porch Blues
  • July 7: The Rock & Roll Relics
  • July 14: U.S. Marine Jazz Combo
  • July 21: Dave Kline Band
  • July 28: Hit the Roof
  • August 4: Trifilio Tango Trio
  • August 11: Brian Gaffney with opening act Elle Hope
  • August 18: Dave Chappell & Friends featuring Anthony Pirog
  • August 25: The Montgomery College Jazz Ensemble
Upcoming Sunday Afternoon Waltzes in 2016
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 2016 schedule.

JULY 2016
July 3: LET'S PLAY THREE! with Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Jodi Beder, Melissa Running, David Lopez

July 17 (Bumper Car Pavilion): ADDISON BLEUFONTE with Marc Glickman (piano), Andrea Hoag (fiddle), David Julian Gray (clarinet), David Lopez (drums)
August 7: WALTZ MAGIC with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Barbara Heitz (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

August 21: WAVERLEY STATION with David Knight (fiddle), Barbara Heitz (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (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.