Mostly Waltz for Boston
Waltzes and other couple dances
2–5:30 pm selected Sundays, November through June
Concord Scout House, 74 Walden Street, Concord, Massachusetts
Admission $12 • FAC members $10 • Young adults $6
Your second time attending Mostly Waltz is FREE!
Beginners, experienced dancers, singles, and couples are all welcome!
Note our new location since Fall 2012: the Concord Scout House in Concord, MA!
The Folk Arts Center and Mostly Waltz for Boston present Sunday afternoon sessions of live music for waltzing and other couple dances. This series duplicates the Mostly Waltz afternoons held in other cities across North America. Mostly Waltz for Boston also presents occasional special workshops in styles such as cross-step waltz.
The regular Sunday dances in this series feature a lesson in waltz basics, figures, or styles from 2 to 3 pm, followed by live music for dancing until 5:30 pm, with intermediate-level "cool moves" or other dance variations taught during the break, 4:10 to 4:30 pm. A variety of waltz tunes and tempos are played during the session; every third number is a different couple dance, such as a polka, hambo, schottische, swing, tango, one-step, blues, or zwiefacher.
To protect the hall's wooden floor and to make turning easier, please change from street shoes to clean shoes, ideally leather-soled, before dancing. For the comfort and well-being of all our dancers, especially those with allergies or asthma, please do not wear perfume or fragranced personal products at our dances. Thank you!
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Mostly Waltz for Boston Sunday schedule for 2012–2013:
November 11, 2012
Special cross-step waltz workshops with Susan de Guardiola
2-2:50 pm... Cross-step waltz basics
3-4:20 pm... Cross-step waltz variations
4:30-5:30 pm... Open waltzing deejayed by Susan
November 25, 2012
Music by Mary Lea (fiddle) and Peter Barnes (piano, guitar)
Dance lesson: Waltz Secrets with Tom Roby and Diane Gonzales - Learn/review the essentials plus tips and tricks for right-turning rotary waltz.
January 13, 2013
Music by Barbara Pixton (piano), Catherine Miller (fiddle), and Robert Penny (cello)
Dance lesson: Cross-step waltz with Diane Gonzales - Learn/review the essentials plus a few new variations.
February 10, 2013
Valentine's Party - donations to the refreshment table are welcome.
Music by Mary Lea (fiddle) and Karen Axelrod (piano, accordion).
Dance lesson: "Opposites Attract" (in honor of Valentine's Day) with Veronica McClure - Learn a waltz sequence with both open moves and sustained closed connections, with emphasis on partnering.
March 10, 2013
Music by The Figments: Anna Patton (clarinet), Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle), and Owen Morrison (guitar, feet)
Dance lesson: Open Waltz Variations with special guests Peggy Leiby and Ret Turner, from Mostly Waltz Philadelphia
April 14, 2013
Music by Karen Axelrod (piano, accordion), Aldo Fabrizi (mandolin), and Emily Troll (fiddle, accordion)
Dance lesson: Cross-step waltz with Diane Gonzales and Tom Roby - Learn/review the essentials plus a few new variations (just in time to get prepared for the intermediate cross-step waltz workshop and dancing at NEFFA!)
May 12, 2013
Music by Larry Unger (guitar, banjo) and Julie Metcalf (fiddle)
Dance lesson with Diane Gonzales and Tom Roby
June 9, 2013
End of Season Bash, deejayed by Diane Gonzales
Download the Mostly Waltz early 2013 flier as a printable PDF.