Schedule 2019

 

WALTZ WEEK (Feb 17-23, 2019):

  *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.

 

Sunday, Feb 17th: 

  • Doors to the "Some Like It Hot Ballroom" open, Meet & Greet!  12:00pm 
    • Sechshauserstraße 9, A-1150 Wien 
    • (Click Here for location and how to get there)
  • Official Welcome, Orientation, & Introductions, 12:30 pm (Please be on time!)
  • Opening Workshop with Ari & Christine, 1:30-3:30 ("Viennese Waltz" & "Quadrille, part 1")
  • Lecture on Viennese Balls & What to Expect, 3:30-4:00
  • 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) 


Monday, Feb 18th:

  • Morning Workshop, 10-12:00 ("American Waltz, parts 1&2", "Quadrille, part 2")
  • Lunch, 12:00-1:30
  • Afternoon Workshops, 1:30-3:30 ("Swing, parts 1&2")
  • More Vienna City Fun, Schonbrunn Palace Tour,  3:30-6:00
  • Dinner at the Palmenhaus "Café Brasserie Bar" on the Hofburg, 6:30-7:30
  • [Optional]  Dance Exchange with Local Ballroom School @ Tanzschule Watzek, 8:00-11:00pm.  Admission is €4 Euros.  Click Here for details.


Tuesday, Feb 19th: 

  • Morning Workshops, 10-12:00 ("Viennese Waltz", "Quadrille, part 3")
  • 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)
    • Alpenverein Austria, Rotenturmstraße 14, 1010 Vienna (PT info: near U1/U4 Schwedenplatz)
  • Dance Exchange with Local Folk-Dance School (a real highlight!), 7:30- 9:30
    • Alpenverein Austria, Rotenturmstraße 14, 1010 Vienna (PT info: near U1/U4 Schwedenplatz) 


Wednesday, Feb 20th:

  • Morning Workshops, 10-12:00 ("Foxtrot & Laminu" prep for tonight's dance)
  • Lunch at Esterhazykeller (our favorite 600 year old Weinkeller), 12:30-2:30
    • Esterhazykeller, Haarhof 1, 1010 Vienna
  • Walking Tour of Vienna's Old Town, Ending with Coffee & Cake at "Damels" -- Vienna's Famous Coffee & Cake House (not to be missed!), 2:30-5:00
  • Dinner at Quant Local Restaurant (TBA)
  • 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 21st:  (FREE DAY For Exploring the Region)

  • 9 a.m. Good Morning Coffee at the Hotel Sacher (home of the famous "Sachertorte")
    • Hotel Sacher, Philharmoniker Str. 4, 1010 Wien, Austria
  • [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   

Friday, Feb 22nd:

  • Morning Workshop, 10-12:00 ("Salsa", "Cha Cha", & "Rumba")
  • Lunch, 12:00-1:00
  • Afternoon Workshops, 1:00-3:00 ("Topic Determined by Group", "Quadrille Review")
  • More Vienna City Fun, Schonbrunn Palace Tour,  3:00-5:00
  • [Optional]  Dinner together near the Hofburg, prep for the ball
  • "The Kaffeeseider Ball" 7:30pm - 4:30am (Saturday morning).  See "Ball" page for more 


Saturday, Feb 23rd:

  • Sleep in!
  • [Optional]  Post-dance meet up at a local cafe near the Nasch Market:  12:00-ish
  • [Optional]  Visit the Nasch Market, Vienna's largest Saturday Food & Flea Market (U-Bahn: U4 Kettenbruckegasse).  Lunch Onsite or at a Quaint Local Restaurant, 1:00-3:30
  • [Optional]  Dance Kaffee ("Saturday Tea Dance") @ Tanzschule Watzek, 4:30-7:00pm. 
    • Salzgries 12, 1010 Wien
      • €3 Euros, Dance Only
      • €5.50 Euros, Dance with Coffee & Pastry
  • [Optional]  More fun and evening dancing in Wien!   Click Here for a schedule of options


POST WALTZ WEEK:  Sunday, Feb 24th  (Vienna)

  • [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 8:30pm-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


ROCK THAT SWING FESTIVAL: Feb 28 - March 4, 2019  (Munich, Germany)

  • [Optional]  If you have a second week to spare for additional travel & dance adventure after Waltz Week, consider shifting into "swing" mode and joining Ari & Christine in Munich from Feb 28-Mar 3rd for "Rock That Swing", Europe's largest swing dance festival -- Not to be missed!  CLICK HERE to go to their webpage. 

 

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