Elke Baker
Chelle Fulk
Susan Brandt
Jonathan Jensen
Ralph Gordon

Lesson 8:00 pm
Dancing 9:00 pm - Midnight

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

Welcome to Waltz Time

    SPECIAL NOTE: Don't miss our annual Ball: "An Evening with Strauss" -- Saturday, April 27, 8:00 pm - Midnight! Details are below.

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

    Fast-Waltz Survival Workshop

    Want to survive the fast-tempo Viennese dances at Waltz Time’s “Evening with Strauss” Ball but don’t want to have to delve deeply into formal Ballroom-Viennese technique? Join us at our Fast-Waltz Survival Workshop on Saturday, April 20, 2:00-4:00 pm. This workshop is targeted at folk waltzers and beginner dancers planning to attend the “Evening With Strauss” Ball the following weekend. Experienced folk waltz teachers Tony Treston and Katherine Anderson will introduce you to a hybrid waltz style designed to get you elegantly through quick-paced waltzes and bidirectional turns. Approximately 75 minutes of instruction followed by supervised practice. Prepare for the Ball with this specially-priced and practical workshop ($10 / $5 full time students). More information is available at Glen Echo Park Events Calendar (don’t search in the “Dance Class" section).

    Beginner/Intermediate Waltz

    Offered in May, this series is for those dancers who may want to review what you learned in a prior Beg/Int series, wish to make up a class you might have missed, or to bring your friends to learn waltz basics. That series runs every Tuesday in May (7, 14, 21, and 28) from 7:00 to 8:15 pm. Advance registration is at https://reg126.imperisoft.com/glenechopark/ProgramDetail/3531373836/Registration.aspx

    DESCRIPTION FOR MAY SERIES: 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

2024 Sunday Afternoon Waltzes


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

Admission for January 7 only:
"pay what you want / pay what you can"

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: SNAPDRAGON 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)


A Benefit Dance for Glen Echo Parkfeaturing: OLDE VIENNA with Elke Baker (viola/violin), Chelle Fulk (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: SUGAR BEAT with Susan Brandt (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle), Marc Glickman (piano)

May 19: CALLITHUMP with Andrew Marcus (accordion), Glyn Collinson (guitar, voice, and foot percussion), David Courret-Knight (fiddle)


JUNE 2024

June 2: HANDSPRING with Owen Morrison (guitar, piano), Carrie Rose (flute), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin, vocals)

June 9: GO FIGURE with Mike Dunn (fiddle), Suzanne Hosch (flute), Janet Muse (piano)

June 23: KAREN COLLINS & THE BACKROADS BAND with Karen Collins (vocals, rhythm guitar), Ira Gitlin (lead guitar, vocals), Pat Puglisi (vocals, drums), James Key (upright bass)

JULY 2024

July 7: LARRY UNGER AND FRIENDS with Larry Unger (guitar, banjo), Miranda Weinberg (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute)

July 21: GYRATIONS with Carrie Rose (flute), David Courret-Knight (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano)



August 4: DEVINE COMEDY with Marty Taylor (whistles, recorder, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle, harmonica, vocals), John Devine (guitar, vocals)

August 18: THE GIGMEISTERS with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Paul Oorts (accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), David Wiesler (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass)


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

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