Mostly Waltz

Sunday, October 1, will be the first dance for our new season, and for this kickoff event we’ll be dancing to music provided by our DJ for the afternoon, our very own Barbara Renna (who will be happy to provide basic instruction to anyone with limited waltz experience). You won’t want to miss this beginning of another year of mostly waltzing.

Sunday, November 5, we welcome back to the bandstand the musical twosome Spare Parts (Liz Stell on flute and Bill Matthiesen on keyboards), who have been recording and performing all types of dance music for over 25 years. Read all about them here, and enjoy a sample of their music here. This duo has been providing music for our dances for years now, and always to great acclaim. The lesson will be provided by Don Heinold.

December 3: Karen Axelrod & Rachel Bell with Charlie Mandelberg’s lesson.
January 7: Kate Barnes and Mary Lee with Marc Casslar’s lesson.
February 4: Black River Ironworks with lesson TBD.
March 3: TBD with lesson TBD.
April 7: Larry Unger + TBD with lesson TBD.
May 5: TBD with lesson TBD.

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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