Viennese Waltz Lessons and Dance Rehearsal for Viennese Ball: An Evening of Wine & Dance
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.

Event Date

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Event Address

Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington DC 20007

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 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 French Embassy, one of the most magnificent embassies in Washington DC.

During the lessons French wine (served to guests 21+) and other drinks will be 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.

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.


  $25.00 - 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.

Please note that online ticket sales are non-refundable.

Event Agenda (May change)

You are welcome to arrive at 6:45 PM before the event starts at 7:00 PM, so you can relax and enjoy French wine served at the cash bar.

7:00 PM Admission commences for 7PM Viennese Waltz Lesson
~ Enjoy French wine at the cash bar
~ Meet other attendees
~ Viennese Waltz lesson
~ After the lesson practice dancing the Viennese Waltz to recorded music
9:30 PM Event Concludes for 7PM Admission Viennese Waltz session


If driving, street parking will be available on Reservoir Road and throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. Also, there is a pay lot located across the street at Georgetown University Hospital. Due to security considerations, parking WILL NOT be available on the grounds of the Embassy of France. 

Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.