Schedule 2023


WALTZ WEEK (Feb 20-26, 2023):

  *Please Note:  The agenda below is working draft.  Given the number of activities to choose from, the schedule may be changed according to the group's interests & what is available locally.


Monday, Feb 20th: 

  • Doors to the "Some Like It Hot Ballroom" open, Meet & Greet!  1:30pm 
    • Sechshauserstra├če 9, A-1150 Wien (Click Here for location and how to get there)
  • Official Welcome, Orientation, & Introductions, 2:00 pm (Please be on time!)
  • Opening Workshop with Ari & Christine, 2:30-4:30 ("Viennese Waltz" & "Quadrille, part 1")
  • Lecture on Viennese Balls & What to Expect, 4:30-5:00
  • Dinner at the Vienna's most famous Palace Restaurant, 6:00-7:30                                     
  • Rudolfina (Masked) Ball at the Hofburg Palace.  7:30pm - 4:30am (Tues morning).  See "Ballpage for more info.  (*Doors open at 7:30pm, the Opening Ceremony is at 9pm)
  • Survivors Breakfast, 5:00am (TBA)

Tuesday, Feb 21st: 

  • Sleep in
  • Afternoon Workshops, 1-3:00  ("Swing, parts 1&2", "Quadrille, part 2")
  • Museums, Hofburg Palace Tour, Opera House Tour, etc. 3-4:30
  • Light Dinner/Snack at Historic Restaurant  4:30pm
  • Special Viennese "Folk-Dance" Class, 6:00-7:30pm  (Details TBA at orientation)
  • Dance Exchange with Local Folk-Dance School (a real highlight!), 7:30- 9:30 
  • Pizza Party Social 9:30-11:00pm

Wednesday, Feb 22nd:

  • Morning Workshops, 10-12:00 ("Foxtrot & Laminu" prep for tonight's dance; "Quadrille, part 3")
  • Lunch at our favorite 600 year old Weinkeller, 12:30-2:30
  • Walking Tour of Vienna's Old Town, Ending with Coffee & Cake at Vienna's Most Famous Coffee House (not to be missed!), 2:30-5:00pm
  • Dinner at Local Historic Restaurant,  6:00pm
  • Swing & Social Dance Exchange,  8:30-11:30pm  

Thursday, Feb 23rd:  (FREE DAY For Exploring the Region)

  • [Optional]  Good Morning Coffee at the Hotel Sacher (home of the famous "Sachertorte")
  • [Optional]  Visit the Nasch Market, Vienna's largest Outdoor Food & Flea Market 
  • [Optional]  Day hike through Vienna's outlying vineyards and lunch at traditional Biergarten
  • [Optional]  Day trip to Bratislava, Slovakia
  • [Optional]  Cultural Events as available (Concert, Theatre, Kafe Haus, etc)
  • [Optional]  Soak in the local Thermal Baths (Spa)
  • [Optional]  Dance Exchange with Local Ballroom School 
  • [Optional] Ice Skating at the Rathaus.  Details at Rathaus Ice Skating 

Friday, Feb 24th:

  • Morning Workshop, 10-12:00  ("Cross-Step Waltz, parts 1&2", "Quadrille, part 4")
  • Lunch, 12:00-1:00  
  • Afternoon Workshops, 1:00-3:00 ("Salsa", "Cha Cha", & "Rumba", "Quadrille Review")
  • Schonbrunn Palace Tour,  3:00-5:00
  • Official Group Dinner & Social, 5:30pm (Included with your Waltz Week package)  
  • Ice Skating at the Rathaus
  • [Optional] "The Akademiker Ball" at the Hofburg Palace, 8:00pm - 4:30am (Saturday morning).  See "Ball" page for more info.  (*Doors open at 7:30pm, the Opening Ceremony is at 9pm)

Saturday, Feb 25th:

  • Sleep in!
  • Group Lunch & Social at Historic Bodega,  12:00-2:00pm, or.....
  • Visit the Nasch Market, Vienna's largest Outdoor Food & Flea Market 
  • Relax, prep for Ball
  • [Optional]  Dance Kaffee ("Saturday Tea Dance") 
  • Dinner at famous historic Cafe near the Rathaus 
  • "The Berufsfeurwehr Ball" at the Rathaus, 7:30pm - 4:30am (Sunday morning).  See "Ball" page for more info.  (*Doors open at 7:30pm, the Opening Ceremony is at 9pm)
  • Survivors Breakfast, 5:00am (TBA)

Sunday, Feb 26th  

  • Sleep in!
  • [Optional]  Lunch social at beautiful historic restaurant:  12:00-ish 
  • [Optional]  For those staying in town and interested going Swing Dancing this evening, there is a lovely free DJ'd dance in town from 8:30pm-1:00am. 


Other Waltz Week Activity Options:

Our choice of group activities, dining locations, cultural activities, etc, can be fairly flexible.  Much will be decided by the group on location.  Activities may include, but are not be limited to: 

  • Specialty Dance Workshops & Classes   
  • Extra Dance Practices, Group Outings
  • Attending Other Local Social Partner Dance Parties - Ballroom, Tango, Swing, Salsa, etc.  (Click Here for a schedule of options)
  • Exploring Vienna's Famous Kafeehaus's - Sacherhaus, Cafe Vienna,  (Click Here to learn more)  
  • Architecture Tour:  Hofburg Palace Tour, Belvedere Palace Tour, Schonbrunn Palace Tour, Opera House Tour
  • Group meals at famous local restaurants
  • Day trip to Bratislava, Slovakia (an hour by bus).  Tickets cost 10-15 Euro roundtrip on the Flixbus Bus Line (buses leave daily every 1-2 hours from the Central Bus Station, located just outside the U3 Erdberg U-Bahn station)
  • Visit Vienna's Thermal Baths
  • Visit Regional Hot Springs
  • Outdoor Ice-skating at the Rathaus Winter Wonderland Rink - Not to be missed!
  • Cultural Events (museums, concerts, theater, exhibitions, etc)
  • Lipizzaner Stallion show, or tour (Tickets must be arranged in advance)
  • Day hikes through Vienna's outlying vineyards and lunch at traditional Biergarten (weather dependent)
  • Click Here to check out a schedue of local Vienna Antique & Flea Markets (or "flohmarkt")  Please Note, the site is written in German only, but you can use Google Translator to change it to English


ROCK THAT SWING FESTIVAL: Feb 16 - 20, 2023  (Munich, Germany)

  • If you have a few days to spare for additional travel & dance before Waltz Week, consider shifting into "swing" mode and joining Ari & Christine in Munich from Feb 16-20th for "Rock That Swing", Europe's largest swing dance festival -- Not to be missed!   CLICK HERE to go to their webpage for tickets, registration, and details. 

Menu Options for Group Dinner 
at Restaurant Zum Alten Fase 
(Ziegelofengasse 37, 1050 Wien) 
Monday, Feb 20th, 2023

Menu 1

Viennese potato soup with porcini mushrooms


Cooked boiled beef with roast apples, chive sauce and apple rind


Potatoes and pumpkin roulade stuffed with feta cheese & dried paradeisers

on autumn salad with herb cream


Mousse plate with fresh fruits, berries and whipped cream

Menu 2

Beef soup with semolina dumpling


Veal wienerschnitzel with salad plate


Roasted salmon fillet with smoked potatoes, vegetables and hollandaise sauce


Styrian autumn strudel with rum vanilla foam