Mostly Waltz

Sunday, January 7, music will be provided by the duo of Kate Barnes and Mary Lea. Kate will be on the piano and guitar, while Mary will be on the fiddle. Mary is known for her lush, romantic couple dance music, and we love her many fiery and expressive tunes from South America. Kate is one of her bandmates in the popular Bare Necessities. Marc Casslar will be providing the lesson for this event.

Sunday, February 4, we’ll be introducing our HCD mostly-waltzers to a new-to-us musical group, Black River Ironworks, the original “tradical is radical” trio. They are Jonah Sidman, fiddle; Corey Walters, flute; and Michael Friedman, piano. See why we’re excited to welcome them to our dance community by viewing and listening to them perform here, and meet up with them on Facebook here.

March 3: Sarah Hadley-Yakir, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin, and Kristen Planeaux 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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