Austrian Embassy Viennese Waltz Lessons and Evening of Austrian Wine and Dancing
Learn how to dance the Viennese Waltz, as it is danced in Vienna, in time for the Viennese Ball and other Galas. Expert instruction. No partner needed to sign up. Meet gala attendees and enjoy Austrian wine.

Event Date

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Event Address

Embassy of Austria
3524 International Ct NW

Washington DC 20008

Requested Attire

Business or cocktail attire requested. Due to turns involved with the Viennese Waltz, we recommend leather soled shoes. We do not recommend rubber soled shoes.

Event Description

Whether you plan to attend our Viennese Ball at Austrian Embassy or would simply like to learn how to dance the Viennese Waltz, as it is danced in Vienna, don't miss this rare opportunity to learn how to dance one of the most elegant and romantic dances of all time. The lessons will be taught on a wooden dance floor at the Austrian Embassy, one of the most magnificent embassies in Washington DC.

The Viennese waltz lessons will be taught by Herb and Carol Traxler. A Native of Austria, Herbert Traxler with his wife Carol Traxler have taught the Viennese waltz to hundreds of enthusiastic dancers in the Washington, DC, area -- at the White House, Smithsonian, and other venues around town. Their Viennese waltz lessons include the Viennese waltz (Linkswalzer, Rechtswalzer, hesitation step), posture, dance etiquette, and the Handkuss (hand kiss), as well as an introduction to the Viennese balls and to the Viennese waltz music of the Strauss dynasty. The Traxlers will be glad to answer your questions about the Viennese waltz as well as the upcoming Viennese Ball.

As you learn to dance the Viennese Waltz, enjoy Austrian wine available for purchase at the cash bar. Please bring cash for the cash bar and note that the dance lessons does not include food so please plan to have dinner before or after the event. 


  $27.00 - 7-9 PM Viennese Waltz Lessons for ICDC Members:
Join us to learn how to dance the Viennese Waltz as it is danced in Vienna.

Event Agenda (May change)

You are invited to arrive at 6:30 PM to enjoy Austrian wine available for purchase at the cash bar as you meet ICDC Members with Viennese waltz music played in the background. .

6:30 PM Admission commences Viennese Waltz Lesson
~ Check in at the Austrian Embassy
~ Enjoy Austrian wine at the cash bar
~ Meet other attendees
~ Viennese Waltz lesson
~ After the lesson practice dancing the Viennese Waltz to recorded music
9:00 PM Event Concludes 

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The Embassy is located about 3 blocks from the Van Ness Metro station. Parking for the Austrian Embassy Viennese Ball is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the Austrian Embassy. There will be no parking available at the Austrian Embassy. Due to the limited availability of parking, Uber, a cab or another transportation arrangement is highly recommended. For Metro directions, please call (202) 637 7000.

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