Schedule


 Prior to Waltz Week  (Outside of Vienna):

PLEASE NOTE:  This is NOT part of Waltz Week, but rather Ari's travel schedule pre-Waltz Week.  You are more than welcome to join Ari on his dance adventures, but you will need to arrange your own travel, room & board, and cover your own expenses.    

Saturday - Monday (Jan 23-25, 2016):    Munich, Germany

  • Munich "Roll Up The Rug" Workshop Weekend  (CLICK HERE and scroll down the page for more info & registration)

SATURDAY SESSIONS (BALLROOM INFLUENCED DANCE):
       •  "Intro to Night Club 2-Step"
       •  "Intro to Cross-Step Waltz“
       •  "Fantastic Mr. Foxtrot“

SUNDAY SESSIONS (SWING/BLUES DANCES):
       •  "Swinging Outside the Box with a Fox!"
       •  "Fun with Ballroomin‘ Blues"
       •  "The Magic & Art of Freestyle Fusion Fugue-ing"
 

  • Evening Swing Dance
  • Old City Walking Tour, Hoffbrau Haus, Cafe's & Restaurants, Explore Bavaria!

Wednesday - Thursday, (Jan 26-27, 2016):   Prague, Czech Republic

  • Travel to Prague for More Dance Travel-Adventure Touring
  • Wednesday Night "Roll Up The Rug" Shag Workshops. Located at Kavárna Liberál, Heřmanova 6, 17000 Prague, Czech Republic  (CLICK HERE for details)
  • Evening Swing Dance with Zig-Zag Dance Studio
  • Old City Walking Tour, Castle Walk, Art & Architecture Tour, Historic Art Deco Cafe's & Restaurants, Explore Bohemia!


 Pre-Waltz Week (In Vienna)

Friday, Jan 29th, 2016:   

  • Snowflake Blues "Pre-Camp Party" with Live Music by "Herby & The Mud Cats" + DJ'd Blues, 8:30pm-1am at WUK Statt-Beisl, Währinger Straße 59, A-1090 Vienna.  FREE Entry   Click here for event details
    • [Optional] DANCE CALENDAR:  Click Here to see a full & updated listing of social dances happening in Vienna this week  (swing, boogie, ballroom, wcs, Latin, salsa, etc) *Note: While this site is published in German, it's very well organized and easy to read for activities & locations

    Saturday, Jan 30th, 2016:   

    • Special "SNOWFLAKE BLUES WORKSHOP WEEKEND" DAY 1 - with Ari (Saturday Workshops 11:00am-3:30pm).  LOCATION:  Tangoloft, Cothmannstraße 9, A-1120 Vienna (find it HERE)   Click here for details & registration
      • 11:00-11:30:  doors open, registration
      • 11:30-1:00:  History of Blues Music & Movement” (All-Levels)
      • 2:00-2:30: The Magic & Art of Freestyle Fugue-ing“ (All-Levels)

    **Please notewhile all Waltz Week participants are invited to join the blues workshops, this is a separate event requiring separate registration and payment.

    • Snowflake Blues "Saturday Swing Party" with DJ'd Swing & Blues Music 9pm-2am at "7 stern kulturzentrum café", Siebensterngasse 31, 1070 Vienna.  FREE Entry  (But please consider making a donation)  Click here for  details
    • [Optional]  DANCE CALENDAR:  Click Here to see a full & updated listing of social dances happening in Vienna this week  (swing, boogie, ballroom, wcs, Latin, salsa, etc) *Note: While this site is published in German, it's very well organized and easy to read for activities & locations
    • [Optional]  Tanzschule Svabek Social Night Dance Party, 8:00-10:00pm  (DJ'd mix of ballroom dance music for dance practice, if you would like to go out social dancing on your own at a typical Viennese dance school).   Admission is €4 Euros.  Click Here for details.
    • [Optional]  Pre-Waltz Week Ball: "The PHYSICIANS Ball" [Vienna]
               (See "Ball" page for more information) 

    Sunday, Jan 31st, 2016:  

    • Special "SNOWFLAKE BLUES WORKSHOP WEEKEND" DAY 2 - with Ari (Sunday Workshops 11:30am-3:30pm).  LOCATION:  Tangoloft, Cothmannstraße 9, A-1120 Vienna (find it HERE)   Click here for details & registration
      • 11:00-11:30:  doors open, registration
      • 11:30-1:00:  “Fun with Double-Pulse ‘Latin’ Blues” (All-Levels)
      • 2:00-2:30:  “Blues & The Art Of Effortless Dance" (All-Levels)
    • For Regular Waltz-Weekend Attendees:  Arrive in Vienna.  Free day for shopping, touring, settling in.  Informal get-together and group dinner option.  Details to be announced for all participants as the date nears.  See the "Getting There" and "In & Around Vienna" pages for more logistical information. 
    • [Optional]  DANCE CALENDAR:  Click Here to see a full & updated listing of social dances happening in Vienna this week  (swing, boogie, ballroom, wcs, Latin, salsa, etc) *Note: While this site is published in German, it's very well organized and easy to read for activities & locations

     

     

    WALTZ WEEK (Feb 1-7, 2016):

      *Please Note:  The agenda below is merely a rough sketch.  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 1st:  

    • Doors to the "Some Like It Hot Ballroom" open, Meet & Greet!  9:15am (Click Here for location and how to get there)
    • Official Welcome, Orientation, & Introductions, 9:30am (Please be on time!)
    • Morning Workshops with Axel & Sandra, 10-12:00 ("Viennese Waltz" & "Quadrille")
    • Lunch, 12:00 to 1:00
    • Afternoon Workshops with Ari, 1:00-3:00 ("American Waltz", Parts 1&2)
    • Lecture on Viennese Balls & What to Expect, 3:15-3:45
    • Explore Vienna's Old City & St Stephan's Square, 4-6:00
    • Welcome Dinner & Group Social, 7:00pm (Included with your Waltz Week package) 
      • Restaurant Zum Alten Fassl, Ziegelofengasse 37, 1050 Wien
        (PT info: near U4 Pilgramgasse)

    Tuesday, Feb 2nd:  

    • Morning Workshops with Ari, 10-12:00 ("Swing", Parts 1&2)
    • Group Lunch & Social at Historic Bodega, Cafe Brezlgwölb, 12-2:00 
      • Cafe Brezl Gwolb,Ledererhof 9, 1010 Vienna
    • Museums, Hofburg Palace Tour, Opera House Tour, etc. 2-4:
    • Light Dinner/Snack
    • Special Viennese "Folk-Dance' Class, 4:30-6:00  (Details TBA at orientation)
      • Tanzschule Svabek, Judenplatz 5, 1010 Vienna
    • Dance Exchange with Local Folk-Dance School (a real highlight!), 7:00- 9:30
      • Alpenverein Austria, Rotenturmstraße 14, 1010 Vienna
        (PT info: near U1/U4 Schwedenplatz)

    Wednesday, Feb 3rd:

    • Morning Workshops with Axel & Sandra, 10-12:30 ("Quadrille", "Polka", "Ballroom Exchange")
    • Lunch at Esterhazykeller (our favorite 600 year old Weinkeller), 12:30-2:30
      • Esterhazykeller, Haarhof 1, 1010 Vienna
    • Axel's famous Walking Tour of Vienna's Old Town, Ending with Coffee & Cake at a Local Coffee House (not to be missed!), 2:30-5:00
    • Dinner at Quant Local Restaurant
    • Swing & Social Dance Exchange at the Shuffle Café, 8-11:00 
      • Bar Azul, Postgasse 2, 1010 Vienna (entrance located in a small passageway)
        (PT info: U3 Stubentor)

    Thursday, Feb 4th:  (FREE DAY For Exploring the Region)

    • 9 a.m. Good Morning Coffee at the Hotel Sacher (home of the famous "Sachertorte")
    • [Optional]  Day hike through Vienna's outlying vineyards and lunch at traditional Biergarten (weather dependent)
    • [Optional]  Day trip to Bratislava, Slovakia (an hour by bus)
    • [Optional]  Cultural Event - Concert, Theatre, Kafe Haus
    • [Optional]  Visit to Local Thermal Baths (Spa)
    • [Optional]  Dance Exchange with Local Ballroom School @ Tanzschule Watzek, 7:30-11:00pm.  Admission is €4 Euros.  Click Here for details.
    • [Optional]  Other Dance Options:  Click Here to see a full & updated listing of social dances happening in Vienna this week 
    • [Optional]  "The OPERA Ball"  8:00pm-4:00am (Friday morning).  See "Ball" page for more information. 

    Friday, Feb 5th:  

    • Morning Workshop with Axel & Sandra, 10-12:00 ("Viennese Waltz", "Ballroom Exchange")
    • Lunch, 12:00-1:00
    • Afternoon Workshops with Ari, 1:00-3:00 ("Salsa", "Cha Cha")
    • More Vienna City Fun, Schonbrunn Palace Tour,  3:00-5:00
    • Dinner at the Palmenhaus "Café Brasserie Bar" on the Hofburg, 5:30-7:00
    • [Optional]  Dance Exchange with Local Ballroom School @ Tanzschule Watzek, 7:30-11:00pm.  Admission is €4 Euros.  Click Here for details.
    • [Optional]  "The Kaffeeseider Ball" 7:30pm - 4:30am (Saturday morning).  See "Ball" page for more information
    •  [Optional]  "The Bon Bon Ball" 7:30pm - 4:30am (Saturday morning).  See "Ball" page for more information

    Saturday, Feb 6th:  

    • Optional Open Class with Axel & Sandra, 10-12:00 (Topics Determined by Group)
    • Closing Session (wrap-up, review, practice), 12-1:00
    • Visit the Nasch Market, Vienna largest Saturday Food & Flea Market (U-Bahn: U4 Kettenbruckegasse).  Lunch Onsite or at a Quaint Local Restaurant, 1:00-2:30
    • More Vienna City Fun, Last Minute Shopping, Ball-Prep
    • Waltz Week Ball:  "The LAYWERS Ball" 7:30pm - 4:30am (Saturday morning*).  See "Ball" page for more information

    Sunday, Feb 7th:  

    • Return from the LAYWERS Ball.  Sleep.  Relax.  Pack.  Check out.
    • Last Meeting, Wrap-Up and Goodbye's (details TBA), Airport departures
    • [Optional]  For those staying in town and interested in catching the Superbowl, we can talk about arranging something together.  Click Here for one possible option
    • [Optional]  For those staying in town and interested going Swing Dancing, there is a lovely free DJ'd dance at the Cafe Leopold (Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien. U-Bahn U2 Museumsquartier) from 8:30-1:00am every 2nd & 4th Sunday.  Click Here for details from their Facebook webpage.  Click Here to see other swing opportunities in Vienna with the "Some Like It Hot" dance school

    *Note:  If you plan to attend the Saturday LAWYERS Ball and stay through early Sunday morning, you might consider arranging your travel home no earlier than Sunday evening (Feb 7th) or Monday morning (Feb 8th) so that you can really savor the Ball experience.

     

    Other Waltz Week 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)  
    • Museums, 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
    • Cultural Events (concerts, theater, etc)
    • Lipizzaner Stallion show, or tour (Tickets must be arranged in advance)
    • Evening Dance Excursions (swing, salsa, ballroom, etc)  Click Here for a schedule of options
    • Evening Concerts at Shonnbrunn Palace
    • 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