Mostly Waltz for Boston schedule

Concord Scout House, 74 Walden Street, Concord, Massachusetts, Sundays, 2–5:30 pm

Download the spring 2019 Mostly Waltz for Boston schedule flier.

Mostly Waltz schedule, 2018–19


October 14, 2018
Music by Larry Unger (guitar, banjo) and Julie Metcalf (fiddle)
Dance lesson with Tom Roby and Diane Gonzales: Waltz Secrets – Learn/review tips and techniques for right-turning rotary waltz and learn some fun, easy variations – great for beginner waltzers or those looking to polish their technique. Ringers are welcome.

November 25, 2018
Music by Mary Lea (fiddle) and Kate Barnes (piano, guitar)
Dance lesson with Diane Gonzales: Shadow Waltz Variations

December 30, 2018
Holiday party, deejayed by Diane Gonzales
Dance lesson with Diane Gonzales: Dealing with Speed (or dancing to faster waltzes without killing yourself!). We’ll start slow and gradually ramp up the tempo while learning some tips, techniques, and variations for dealing with faster waltz music.

January 13, 2019
Music by Dave Langford (fiddle) and Max Newman (guitar, mandolin)
Dance lesson with Richard Wyatt and Meggie Winchell from Mostly Waltz in Greenfield, MA: Waltz Zigzags (Parallels) and Switchbacks, with a focus on dance frame

February 10, 2019
Music by Robert Penny (cello), Barbara Pixton (piano, bass), and Tom Pixton (accordion)
Dance lesson with Tom Roby and Diane Gonzales: Cross-Step Waltz

March 10, 2019
Music by Rachel Bell (accordion), Becky Tracy (fiddle), and Karen Axelrod (piano, accordion)
Dance lesson with Tom Roby and Diane Gonzales: More Cross-Step Waltz

March 31, 2019
Music by Julie Vallimont (piano) and Anna Patton (clarinet)
Dance lesson with Diane Gonzales: More Cross-Step Waltz

April 28, 2019
Music by Julie Metcalf (fiddle) and Max Newman (guitar, piano)
Dance Lesson with Kent Koeninger: Waltz Variations

May 19, 2019
Joint event with Scandinavian Sundays
Music by Becky Tracy (fiddle) and Keith Murphy (piano, guitar, mandolin)
Dance lesson with Tom Roby and Diane Gonzales: Improving your Hambo

Last season’s schedule, 2017–18


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)
Dance lesson: Waltz Variations with Tom Roby and Diane Gonzales

January 7, 2018
Music by lydia ievins (fiddle) and Kate Barnes (piano, guitar)
Dance lesson with Diane Gonzales: Left-turning Rotary Waltz – in other words, how to turn the other way!  Good for newer waltzers who want to work on turning, as well as for more experienced dancers who want to add variety to their waltzing and learn transitions to reverse turns.

February 11, 2018
Music by Anna Patton (clarinet) and Julie Vallimont (keyboard, accordion)
Dance lesson with Tom Roby and Diane Gonzales: Metamora Waltz – a lovely waltz sequence choreographed by Richard Powers that incorporates a number of waltz variations and flourishes

March 11, 2018
Music by Eric Eid-Reiner (piano) and Dave Langford (fiddle, guitar)
Dance lesson with Kent Koeninger: Moves That Engender Smiles – standard windows, windows twisting into face-to-face, leading without touching, and, if time allows, six forward single steps

April 8, 2018
Music by Becky Tracy (fiddle) and Keith Murphy (piano, guitar, mandolin)
Dance lesson with Tom Roby and Laura Stern: Scandi and Waltz Pivots – Learn some easy Scandinavian dances that include pivots (e.g. Schottis, Snoa and/or Norwegian Polka) and then work on incorporating pivots in your waltzing.

May 6, 2018
End of Season Bash!
Music by Gypsy Minor from Maine: Sarah Jane Nelson (piano, flute) and Tom Moreau (violin, viola)
Dance lesson with Tom Roby and Diane Gonzales: More Scandi and Waltz Pivots – We’ll review and build on last month’s lesson, teaching some easy Scandi dances that involve pivots and how to incorporate pivots into your everyday social waltzing.