Mostly Waltz

Come enjoy and mostly waltz to the music of Karen Axelrod and Rachel Bell at our February dance.

Sunday, February 2, the duo of Karen Axelrod (piano & accordion) and Rachel Bell (accordion) return by popular demand to fill our hearts (and dancing feet) with music, while Susan Peckitt and Kent Koeninger will teach the free lesson. Read about Karen here and meet Rachel on Facebook here.
Sunday, March 1, we’ll be mostly waltzing to old musical friends of ours, Larry Unger (guitar) and Julie Metcalf (fiddle). Find out everything you want to know about Larry here and Julie here. Charlie Mandelberg, also an old friend, will be dropping in to teach the free lesson.
Sunday, April 5, we welcome back the mostly-waltzy music of Spare Parts, aka Liz Stell (flute) and Bill Matthiesen (fiddle and piano). This popular duo has been with us before—many enjoyable times. Read about them here and see and hear them playing at one of our past dances here. Marc Casslar will be onboard for the free lesson.

Free snacks at HCD Mostly Waltz dances.

HCD’s Mostly Waltz events are from 3:00–5:30 the first Sunday afternoon of every month (except summer months, when we take a break) at Griffith Academy in Wethersfield. If you’re new to waltzing, come early for a free beginner lesson from 2:30–3:00. In addition, during band breaks we have mini-lessons on some aspect of waltz or another popular dance style. Our dances feature waltzes, waltz mixers, and other couple dances (though you needn’t come as a couple as there are plenty of singles to dance with). Every third tune is a tango, swing, foxtrot, or other couple dance.

General admission to our dances is $15, or $7 for students (with school ID). Volunteers are normally reimbursed for their admission charge in exchange for a half-hour of their time, provided we are able to cover our costs for that dance. If you’d like to be included on our roster of prospective volunteers, complete the form at the bottom of this page, including your name, email address, and “I’D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER” in the Subject field.

View a video of a recent Mostly Waltz dance here.

View a printable schedule of upcoming Mostly Waltz and all other HCD events here.

The HCD Mostly Waltz Committee is made up of (l. to r.) Linda (chair), Ken, and Wendy.

The HCD Mostly Waltz Committee will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Get in touch with them concerning HCD Mostly Waltz by completing the form below.

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