Mostly Waltz

Spare Parts will provide the music at our November dance.

Sunday, November 3, we welcome back one of our favorite musical couples, Spare Parts (Liz Stell, flute, and Bill Matthiesen, piano). For over 25 years they’ve been researching, recording, and performing all types of dance music. More about this enjoyable duo here. Kent Koeninger will teach the free lesson.
Sunday, December 1, one of our favorite musicians, Eric Eid-Reiner (piano), will be joined by Ron Grosslein (fiddle, mandolin) to fill our venue with the most danceable music. Read about Eric here and Ron here. Marc Casslar will be the instructor for the free lesson.
Sunday, January 5, our first dance of 2020 will feature the music of “one of New England’s busiest musicians,” Kate Barnes (piano, guitar), and Mary Lea (fiddle), who comes to us from Brattleboro. More about Kate here and Mary here. Also, you won’t want to miss the free lesson taught by Charlie Mandelberg.

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, 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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