Elke Baker
Colleen Reed
Liz Donaldson
Ralph Gordon

Lesson 2:45 pm
Dancing 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Welcome to Waltz Time

Waltz Time is an all-volunteer group of dancers who have produced the twice-monthly waltzes at Glen Echo Park since 1995. The group has donated all net proceeds to the renovation of the Spanish Ballroom and the Bumper Car Pavilion, and to help continue Park programs. All of the Sunday afternoon waltz dances are held at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812 in the Spanish Ballroom or occasionally in the Bumper Car Pavilion (BCP).

Upcoming Social Waltz Dance Classes, Glen Echo Park

January 2024: Folk Waltz Beginner/Intermediate

    HALL: Spanish Ballroom Back Room, Glen Echo Park, MD 20812
    DATES and TIME: Fridays 1/5/2024 - 1/26/2024, 6:30 PM-7:45 PM EDT

    DESCRIPTION: This 4-class series is for both beginners and dancers with some folk waltz experience. After introducing/reviewing basics, we focus on partnering skills for leads and follows as well as expanding your repertoire. Learn skills that make waltzing in a social dance setting more fun! No partner required but encouraged to enable ample practice opportunity. All can lead; all can follow. Each class includes 1 hour instruction plus 15 mins practice. Drop-ins welcome. 4 sessions.

    More info: WaltzTimeLessons@gmail.com

    REGISTER: https://reg126.imperisoft.com/glenechopark/ProgramDetail/3530323834/Registration.aspx

    Stay tuned for information about the March 1 - 22 Intermediate/Advanced classes and the May 7 - 28 Beginner/Intermediate classes.

Remaining 2023 Sunday Afternoon Waltzes

All waltzes are in the Spanish Ballroom unless specified otherwise. Admission to Sunday afternoon dances is $15 per adult, $5 per child/student, payable at the door. We accept cash and checks (no credit cards).

Please visit our FAQ page for more answers to your questions. You can also email us <info@waltztimedances.org>. We invite you to join the lively community of waltzers and enjoy the afternoon dances at Glen Echo Park. We know that you will have a great time!


November 5: PETRICHORD with Sophie Chang (cello), Colleen Holroyd (fiddle, feet), Robert LaRose (piano, mandolin)

November 19: CALLITHUMP with Andrew Marcus (accordion), Glyn Collinson (guitar, voice, foot percussion), David Knight (fiddle)



December 3:TANGERINE TEMPO with Elke Baker (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

December 17: WYNDREÁM with Janet Muse (piano), Edith Coakley Stowe (fiddle), David Knight (fiddle)

December 31: WALTZ SISTERS with Tina Chancey (fiddle), Paul Oorts (accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

Upcoming 2024 Sunday Afternoon Waltzes


January 7: THE HIGH DRIVE with David Wiesler (piano), Paul Oorts (accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), David Courret-Knight (fiddle)

January 21: LARRY UNGER AND FRIENDS with Larry Unger (guitar, banjo), Elke Baker (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute)



February 4: SOME ASSEMBLY with Mary Flora (flute, sax, pennywhistle), Donna Moore Boylan (keyboard, accordion), Adam Lee (guitar), Joe Klausner (fiddle, violin, banjo), Iain Sturrock (percussion and vocals)

February 18: DESTINO with Paul Oorts (accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Tom Wright (ten string Brazilian style mandolin), Charlie Pilzer (piano), Susan Brandt (flute)

MARCH 2024

March 3: March 3: TANGERINE TEMPO with Elke Baker (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)

March 17: DAVE WIESLER, MIRANDA WEINBERG & CARRIE ROSE with Carrie Rose (flute), Miranda Weinberg (fiddle), David Wiesler (piano)


APRIL 2024

April 7: DJANGOLAYA TRIO with Jeanine Greene (vocals, violin), Charlie Schueller (accordion), James Key (guitar)

April 21: TBD


A Benefit Dance for Glen Echo Parkfeaturing OLDE VIENNA with Alexander Mitchell (viola/violin), Elke Baker (viola/violin), Susan Brandt (flute), Jonathan Jensen (piano), Ralph Gordon (string bass)

  • Viennese lesson at 8:00 pm
  • Dancing to live music: 9:00 pm - midnight in the beautiful Spanish Ballroom
  • Formal attire suggested, no partner required
  • Also included: Grand March, refreshments, dance cards
  • Tickets sold at the door beginning at 7:30 pm, $30/person, $20 for students (cash or check only)
  • Carousel open 8:00 - 10:00 pm (separate cost for ticket)

MAY 2024

May 5: TBD

May 19: TBD


JUNE 2024

June 9: TBD

June 23: TBD

JULY 2024

July 7: TBD

July 21: TBD



August 8: TBD

August 14: TBD


September 15: TBD

September 29: TBD



October 6: TBD

October 20: TBD


November 3: TBD

November 17: TBD



December 1: TBD

December 15: TBD

December 29: TBD


In compliance with current CDC and Montgomery County recommendations, we encourage full vaccination, including boosters, and masks for those who prefer to wear them. We request that those with symptoms of illness absent themselves until recovery.

If you have tested positive for Covid or have been exposed to the virus, please help us safeguard all our waltzers. We expect that everyone exposed or testing positive will refer to and follow CDC Guidelines on isolation and quarantine to help protect themselves and others.

NOTE: Waltz Time may reinstate vaccine and/or mask requirements if circumstances warrant.

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Photo credits: Candace Clifford, Donna Barker, and Elaine Washburn.