Mostly Waltz

Sunday, March 3, we’ll be mostly waltzing to the melodic music of Sarah-Hadley Yakir (violin; see here), Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin (accordion; see here), and Kristen Planeaux (piano; see here). The waltz lesson for this event will be taught by Kent Koeniger.

Sunday, April 7, we’ll be doing something different: we’ll be featuring DJ music, and our DJs for the afternoon will be none other than HCD’s very own Charlie Mandelberg and Barbara Renna. You may know Charlie from HCD Scandi, another one of our HCD family of dances, and Barbara is one-third of the HCD Mostly Waltz Committee. The waltz lesson will be taught by Charlie.

May 5: Larry Unger & Company, with lesson by Marc Casslar.

HCD’s Mostly Waltz events take place from 3:00–5:30 the first Sunday afternoon of every month (except June through September, when we take a summer break) at Temple Beth Torah 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. See a video of one of our dances here.

General admission to our live-music dances is $15, $10 when music is provided by a DJ. In both cases students (with school ID) are $7, and children 12 and under are admitted free. These fees are subject to change. 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 typical HCD Mostly Waltz dance here.

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

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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