Mostly Waltz for Boston schedule

Concord Scout House, 74 Walden Street, Concord, Massachusetts

2016–17 schedule

September 25, 2016
Music by Larry Unger (guitar, banjo) and Julie Metcalf (fiddle)
Dance lesson: Waltz Secrets with Diane Gonzales – Learn/review tips and techniques for right-turning rotary waltz and some easy variations. Great for beginner waltzers or those looking to polish their skills.

October 30, 2016
Halloween party – Costumes are optional but will be much admired!
Music by Becky Tracy (fiddle) and Keith Murphy (piano, guitar, mandolin)
Dance lesson: Waltz Variations with Kent Koeninger – Learn patty-cake variations peppered with twirls and around-the-world circles.

November 27, 2016
Thanksgiving weekend dance with music by Mary Lea (fiddle) and Kate Barnes (piano, guitar)
Dance lesson: Learn to Hambo with Tom Roby and Laura Stern – Learn this great Swedish turning dance often done at contra, international, and Mostly Waltz dance events.

January 8, 2017
Music by Karen Axelrod (piano) and Anna Patton (clarinet)
Dance lesson: Dancer Survival Guide with Diane Gonzales. Learn the basics (or how to fake it!) for the other couple dances typically done at Mostly Waltz, including Polka, Schottis, Tango, and Blues.

February 12, 2017
This dance was canceled because of snow.

March 12, 2017
Music by Eric Eid-Reiner (piano) and Audrey Knuth (fiddle)
Dance lesson: Around-the-World Variations with Tom Roby and Diane Gonzales

April 9, 2017
NOTE: This dance will be held at Park Avenue Congregational Church, 50 Paul Revere Road, Arlington Heights, MA.
Music by Julie Vallimont (piano) and Anna Patton (clarinet)
Dance lesson: Waltz Moves for a Crowded Hall with Tom Roby and Diane Gonzales

May 7, 2017
NOTE: This dance has been rescheduled from April 30.
End of Season Bash!
Recorded music deejayed by Diane Gonzales

Last season’s schedule, 2015–16

September 27, 2015
Music by Pandora: Amy Cann (violin), Ray Salvo (clarinet), and Norb Spencer (accordion)
Dance lesson: Intro waltz lesson with Kent Koeninger

October 25, 2015
Music by Mary Lea (fiddle) and Peter Barnes (piano, guitar)
Dance lesson: Shadow Waltz Moves with Tom Roby and Diane Gonzales

November 29, 2015
Music by 3rd String Trio: Karen Axelrod (accordion), Peter Barnes (guitar), and Aldo Fabrizi (mandolin)
Dance lesson: Cuddle Variations with Tom Roby and Diane Gonzales

December 27, 2015
Holiday party! Music will be a mix of traditional, contemporary, and holiday tunes deejayed by Diane Gonzales
Dance lesson: Dealing with Speed, with Diane Gonzales. Learn some tips and techniques for waltzing to faster music – We'll start at mid-tempo and gradually ramp up the speed!

January 24, 2016
Music by Notorious: Larry Unger (guitar, banjo) and Eden MacAdam-Somer (fiddle, vocals)
Dance lesson: Tango Vals with Hsueh-tze Lee – Discover how the syncopated dynamics of the Argentine Tango Vals leads to surges, sweeps and melodic suspensions. These dynamics can be creatively incorporated into all waltzes.

March 13, 2016
Music by Becky Tracy (fiddle) and Keith Murphy (piano, guitar, mandolin)
Dance lesson: Cross-step Waltz with Tom Roby and Diane Gonzales

April 10, 2016
Music by Eric Eid-Reiner (piano) and Audrey Knuth (fiddle)
Dance lesson: Cross-step Waltz with Diane Gonzales

May 22, 2016
End of Season Bash!
Recorded music deejayed by Diane Gonzales
Dance lesson: New Waltz Variations with Kent Koeninger – The new groom (congratulations to Kent and Susan!) will be teaching lots of position variations and transitions - how to get into closed hold, cuddle hold, and varsouvienne hold, and will continue the arm work into windmills and more. Great for all skill levels.

Special on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, 2016:
A Friday evening workshop with Ari Levitt: Advanced Fusion Waltz Innovations, 8-10 pm at Park Avenue Congregational Church in Arlington, MA, and
three afternoon and evening dance workshops and a mostly waltz dance party with Ari, 1-10:30 pm at Chelmsford Center for the Arts in Chelmsford, MA.