UPCOMING MOSTLY WALTZ DANCES
Sunday, January 6, for our first dance of the new year the musical duo of Cedar Stanistreet (fiddle) and Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin (piano, guitar) will be with us. Read about Cedar here and Guillaume here. A free lesson on various waltz styles will be given by Charlie Mandelberg.
Sunday, February 3, music will be provided by Peregrine Road, with Karen Axelrod (piano and accordion) and Rachel Bell (accordion), and the free dance lesson will feature the salsa as taught by Janice Jacogsen and Damian Vincent. Read about the band and enjoy their music here.
Sunday, March 3, the duet of Eric Eid-Reiner (piano) and Ron Grosslein (fiddle and mandolin) will be our musical guests, while Savio Cheng will teach the free dance lesson. Enjoy a sampling of Eric and Ron’s music (with the group Moving Violations) here.
HCD’s Mostly Waltz events are from 3:00–6:00 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 point person for HCD’s Mostly Waltz dances is Linda, and she’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have. If you’d like to get in touch with her concerning Mostly Waltz, complete the form below.