UPCOMING HCD MOSTLY WALTZ DANCESIn addition to filling out the waiver/contact-tracing form described on the home page, all those attending HCD Mostly Waltz dances must be fully vaccinated, though masks are optional but recommended (please bring your own). Also, as was the case prior to the pandemic, drinking water and paper cups will be provided, but if you prefer not sharing the water spigot with others, feel free to bring your own water.
Sunday, February 5, will be our first Mostly Waltz event of 2023, and to celebrate this kickoff dance of the new year we’ll be mostly waltzing to the music of Kate Barnes (piano, guitar) and Mary Lea (fiddle). View and listen to a sampling of their music (along with Anna Patton) here. And if you’re new to waltz, you won’t want to miss the free beginner lesson provided by waltz instructor Kent Koeninger.
Sunday, March 5, we welcome back Spare Parts, a duo who have played for us many times before to great appreciation. They are Liz Stell (flute) and Bill Matthiesen (piano), and they have been researching, recording, and performing all types of dance music for more than 25 years. You can read about them here and enjoy a sampling of their eminently danceable music here. Also, Charlie Mandelberg will be providing a free beginner waltz lesson.
HCD’s Mostly Waltz events take place from 3:00–5:30 the first Sunday afternoon of every month (except summer months, when we take a 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.
General admission to our live-music dances is $15, $10 when there’s a DJ. In both cases, students (with school ID) are $7, and children 12 and under (who must be vaccinated) 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 will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Get in touch with them concerning HCD Mostly Waltz by completing the form below.