Mostly Waltz for Boston schedule

Concord Scout House, 74 Walden Street, Concord, Massachusetts, Sundays, 2–5:30 pm (except as noted)

Download the Winter 2017/Spring 2018 Mostly Waltz for Boston schedule.

2017–18 schedule

September 17, 2017
Music by Dave Langford (fiddle) and Jacqueline Schwab (piano)
Dance lesson: Underarm Turns with Tom Roby and Diane Gonzales – We’ll start with a quick review of rotary waltz basics and then work on variations using underarm turns.

SPECIAL: Saturday night, October 14, 2017
7:30–11 pm at FUSN, West Newton, MA
Music by Larry Unger (guitar) and Julie Metcalf (fiddle, viola)
The evening will start with an introductory waltz lesson by special guest Ari Levitt at 7:30, followed by live music and dancing at 8:15 pm. Mini-lessons will be given throughout the evening. See the Boston Waltz Weekend page for the full schedule of workshops with Ari.

October 29, 2017
Special location: Payson Park Church, Belmont, MA
Halloween party, deejayed by Diane Gonzales
Dance lesson: Tom Roby and Diane Gonzales will teach a combo of some of the “other” dances that we typically do (e.g. tango, schottis, blues, Norwegian polka) and fun novelty dances like Salty Dog Rag, Gypsy Wine, and the Polish Kujawiak.

November 26, 2017
Thanksgiving weekend dance with music by Mary Lea (fiddle) and Kate Barnes (piano, guitar)

January 7, 2018
Music by lydia ievins (fiddle) and Kate Barnes (piano, guitar)

February 11, 2018
Music by Anna Patton (clarinet) and Julie Vallimont (keyboard, accordion)

March 11, 2018
Music by Eric Eid-Reiner (piano) and Dave Langford (fiddle, guitar)

April 8, 2018
Music by Becky Tracy (fiddle) and Keith Murphy (piano, guitar, mandolin)

May 6, 2018
End of Season Bash! Musicians TBD

Last season’s schedule, 2016–17

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 was 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 was rescheduled from April 30.
End of Season Bash!
Recorded music deejayed by Diane Gonzales
Dance lesson: Cross-step Waltz Fundamentals and a Few Variations with Tom Roby and Diane Gonzales