Feb. 25:  Good news.  The Apr. 28-30 Richard Powers waltz weekend plans are being completed and will be open for registration sometime next week.  Seth Tepfer, Florida Rhapsody producer, will produce this weekend since Sid Hetzler has other business commitments this spring.   Seth needs volunteers.  Email offers to assist at Seth needs help.  

Richard Powers' Waltz Weekend, April 28-30--new flyer will be ready late Feb/early March.  Seth Tepfer, producer.

This is last year's flyer, not a current one. New flyer will be ready sometime next week.

Updated:  04/18/07              Visitors: Hit Counter           Visit Split Tree's Waltz Page

UPDATES:       Single days/dances:  As of Oct. 20, we have 60 of our 100 maximum dancers registered and it appears we will have room for single dance and single day admissions.  Ticket cost (must be gender paired regardless of portion of weekend attending) is $40 for Sat/Sunday (includes ball); $25 for Sat/Sun alone; $25 for Saturday Halloween Ball alone.  This does not include food, which due to need for advance planning and preparations will cost $25 for the weekend, same as if at full weekend.   Call Anna Sue at 706/539-2485 with any questions.
       Sunday afternoon waltz swap:  Tim Lamm of Lexington will lead a waltz swap dance and workshop Sunday afternoon after Richard and Angela leave for the airport.  Tara Rishko, Sid Hetzler and others will also participate in this session from about 2-4 p.m.  Bring your favorite waltz and music too.  All are invited to a dutch treat Sunday dinner 5 p.m. at the excellent Canyon Grill up on Lookout Mountain; or clean up the leftovers.   Let us know in advance if you're staying over Sunday night.
       Accomodations:  House beds and floor spaces are full but studio and barn spaces are available; we suggest you bring tents for the covered barn or pasture camping.  See web page for off-campus housing.
      Weather: See web link on index page for Chattanooga weather; our guess is highs in 60s and lows in high 30s/low 40s with fall colors at their peak--a little less bright this year due to dry weather.  If it rains again, we have had gutters put along the studio roof to allow sliding glass doors to be opened.

     Viennese Carnival Ball trip:  We will announce definite plans for the waltz trip to Vienna in mid-February.  Tara Rishko, this year's chair of the Stanford University Ball, will be attending this Split Tree waltz weekend to research our Viennese and Austrian materials, including videos,  for possible inclusion in Stanford's Austrian week that precedes the Stanford Viennese Ball on Feb. 27 in Palo Alto.  Email if you're interested.  S.H.

Welcome to:      Richard Powers' Waltz Weekend

(link to full logo)

Friday October 30 through Sunday Nov 1, 1998

with a Halloween Waltz Ball Saturday evening

led by Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas from Stanford University

at the Split Tree Farm Pavilion Studio
in the northwest Georgia mountains two hours north of Atlanta near Chattanooga

Total immersion in two centuries of waltzing, from the 'nineties to the 'nineties

1790s waltzing to the Viennese waltz to

1890s Victorian waltz to the Ragtime hesitation waltz to

       1990s waltz swing and cross-step freestyle

      emphasizing partnering for improvisation
       classes for both advanced and beginning dancers


LOCATION:  Split Tree Farm is located 20 miles south of Chattanooga, TN and 100 miles NW of Atlanta in the NW Georgia mountains.   Click on map page.

COST: $55 before Oct. 16; $65 after; credit refunds only after Oct. 23.  Single dance tickets if space available.  FOOD/ON-CAMPUS SHELTER (optional): $25 (no single meals).

LODGING:   See housing page for info on motel/BnBs and other nearby housing.    There is no charge for tent or RV camping on Split Tree's 200 acres of woods and pasture in the NW Georgia mountains.  There are 16 beds and couches available by earliest registration date in the house along with house/studio floor space and also shelter in a large barn--you need only your warm sleeping bag, air mattress, and pillow.   Bring usual camping supplies: pillow, sleeping bag or bedding, air mattress, towel and soap, swimsuit for hot tub, etc. We have a few tents and sleeping bags to loan for a modest donation to our dance gypsy fund.

FOOD:   For Friday night, bring your picnic or contribute a $5 donation to Anna Sue's fresh bread and hot soup crockpot fund, which features organic vegetables from her first Split Tree garden.  For $25, five tasty vegetarian meals will be served in the Split Tree cafe by volunteers.  Several work exchange dancers are needed for food preparation, serving and clean-up; call the registration office at number below...or send email.

GENERAL: Gender balanced by paired registration.  Come with or without a partner. Halloween or period attire is encouraged but optional.    Must wear clean non-street, non-marking, soft-sole shoes for dancing.  No child care facilities.  No pets or alcohol allowed.  Avoid strong perfumes.  Smoking is discouraged and is allowed only away from all buildings.

INFORMATION:  Anna Sue Courtney (or Sid Hetzler) at 1/706-539-2485.  Fax: 706/539-2430.  Email address: waltz98@splittree.org.  Click here for Full information and photo of  studio, maps.

REGISTRATION:  Electronic or fax registration is allowed but this form must be mailed with a check within seven days after registering to hold a space.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 100 persons.  Send check payable to: Split Tree Farm/WW98, 597 W. Cove Road, Kensington, GA 30707.

Date:_________________________________

Name(s)_________________________________Address___________________________

City/State___________________________Zip Code____________

Email address____________________________

Day phone ________________________Evening phone____________________________

Do you want order Waltz Weekend T-Shirt with the flyer logo?    yes/no    Cost $12.

#___dancers at $ 55 each = ____$_________      #____meal tickets at $25 each=$______

Total___________.   # ____T-shirts at $12 each.    Grand total: $___________.

Shelter plans:  Bed______? (limited) House/studio floor space____________? Barn space__________? (A mattress of wood shavings)     Pature tenting?________
Motel/BnB_____________? Other?______________

FLIGHT INFO:  Nearest public airport is Chattanooga (45 minutes); Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, Knoxville airports are about 2-3 hours and usually some rides can be found with the help of dancers in nearby cities.

Questions about and suggestions for the dance program (see confirmed schedule below) can be directed to Prof. Powers at:    vintage@leland.stanford.edu     Web link: http://dance.stanford.edu


FUTURE ANNOUNCED EVENTS:  Split Tree Fool's Fest Dance Weekend, April 2-4, 1999; Richard Powers' Zen of Waltz Weekend, April 30-May 2.  Return to main page for events list.


Schedule of Waltz Weekend Oct. 30-Nov. 1

For beginners, Powers will use two split lunch class periods on Saturday and a single one on Sunday to accomodate beginning level waltzers. 

WALTZ WEEKEND III SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

6:00 Picnic dinner and Anna Sue's dance gypsy soup

7:00 Registration & warm up dancing

8:00 Playing with Cross-Step Waltz

9:15 Informal freestyle dancing

10:30 or 11 Early bedtime

SATURDAY

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Class 1 -- Warmups and Polka Redowa (not Redowa)

10:20 short break

10:30 break Class 2 -- Hesitation Waltz, Half and Half (sequences and freestyle)

11:30 Advanced Class A and beginner's lunch -- 1880s Polska & Hambo

12:30 Beginner's Class A and advanced dancer's lunch -- Basic Viennese Waltz

1:30 Class 3 -- 1930s Boston Waltz

2:30 Advanced Class B and beginner's break --  1914 Argentine Valse

3:30 Beginner's Class B and advanced dancer's break -- St. George's Waltz, Veleta, etc.

4:30 Class 4 -- Getting dizzy with Zweifachers (new ones)

6:00 Dinner

8:00 Halloween Waltz Ball with recorded music from Richard Powers' collection

Midnight -- snacks, potato bar

SUNDAY

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 Deeper States of Waltzing

11:00 Break

11:15  Deeper States of Waltzing

1:00 Lunch and farewells

Sunday afternoon waltz swap:  Tim Lamm of Lexington will lead a waltz swap dance and workshop Sunday afternoon after Richard and Angela leave for the airport.  Tara Rishko, Sid Hetzler and others will also participate in this session from about 2-4 p.m.   Bring your favorite waltz and music too.  All are invited to a dutch treat Sunday dinner 5 p.m. at the excellent Canyon Grill up on Lookout Mountain; or clean up the leftovers.   Let us know in advance if you're staying over Sunday night.

Sunday afternoon at the farm--guests are encouraged to enjoy informal dancing in the studio, relax sore muscles in the hot tub, walk in the rolling pastures and woods or just settle into serious porching on the decks.  Sunday night lodging is available; donations of work or dollars welcomed. For those staying over until Monday, we can have a Sunday supper of left-over veggies sauteed, fried, grilled or boiled.  Or we can go out to dinner at the new Lookout Mountain restaurant, Canyon Grill, where portabello mushrooms have become the yuppie rage locally.  Or go to LaFayette's Twin Pizza Inn for a very fine Greek pizza.  BYOB and $. Or whatever...following some serious porching and clean-up.  Weekend post-mortums discouraged.  The studio is always open for practice dancing; bring your favorite tapes, CDs or instruments.


Facilities:  Split Tree Farm is located on a high ridge in the center of 200 acres in historic, rural McLemore Cove and has a panoramic view of  Lookout and Pigeon mountains.  It has a new floating hardwood floor in a 60x36-foot glass-enclosed and heated dance studio pavilion with north and south decks and picnic tables. It is attached to a large house with fireplace, hot tub, kitchens and three private baths with a European continuous hot water system.  The land has been in Sid Hetzler's family for several generations.  The facility was designed for the participatory arts, especially movement and other performing arts.  A few photos are available from the main web page index.

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