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Herbert & Carol Traxler, Tanzmeister

Herbert and Carol Traxler have taught the Viennese waltz to hundreds in the Washington, DC, area. Below is a listing of some of their past lessons and balls. For upcoming lessons and balls, see www.viennesewaltz.org

2017

Teaching a Viennese waltz lesson in February at The Ballroom, Bethesda, organized by Margaret Bocek in preparation for the 35th Evening of Viennese Waltzing
Leading the Grand March in February at the 35th Evening of Viennese Waltzing at the OAS Ballroom, Washington, DC, sponsored by The International Policy Forum, with music by con brio!
Teaching the Viennese waltz in March at the Austrian Embassy for the International Club of DC in preparation for the ball the following evening
Leading the Grand March and teaching the Fledermaus Quadrille #6 in March at the ICDC's 14th Annual Viennese Ball at the Austrian Embassy, "An Evening in Vienna," with dance music by The Salon Orchestra of Washington

2016

Attending the Tirolerball held at the Rathaus (City Hall) in Vienna in January
Attending the Wiener Opernball (the Vienna Opera Ball) held at the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera House) in February
Leading the Grand March at the 34th Evening of Viennese Waltzing in February at the OAS Ballroom, sponsored by The International Policy Forum, with music by con brio! (eveningofviennesewaltzing.com)
Teaching two lessons in Viennese waltz at the Austrian Embassy, sponsored by the International Club of DC, in preparation for their Viennese Ball, in March.
Leading the Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the Austrian Embassy Viennese Ball: A Night in Vienna in March, with music by the Salon Orchestra of Washington, and sponsored by the International Club of DC.
Leading the Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the Washington Psychiatric Society Ball Ball in April.
Leading the Fledermaus Quadrille at the 4th annual V&A Viennese Waltz Ball in Alexandria in September
Teaching a Viennese waltz lesson of the International Club of DC at the Austrian Embassy in preparation for the Viennese Ball in October
Leading the Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the Viennese Masquerade Ball and ICDC Anniversary Gala at the Austrian Embassy with music by the DC Salon Orchestra in October
Leading the Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the Viennese Ball by the National Society of Arts & Letters, Washington, DC Chapter, held at the Cosmos Club in November. Photos by Paolo Galli

2015

Attending the Kaerntnerball in Vienna in January
Leading the Grand March at the 33rd Annual Evening of Viennese Waltzing in February held at the OAS Ballroom, sponsored by The International Policy Forum, with music by con brio!
Leading the Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the ICDC's An Evening in Vienna Viennese ball held in February at the Embassy of Austria, Washington
Leading the Fledermaus Quadrille # 6 at the 3rd Annual V & A Viennese Waltz Ball in October held at Dance Studio Lioudmila, Alexandria, VA
Teaching the Viennese waltz lesson for the International Club of DC at the Austrian Embassy, Washington, in October
Leading the Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the ICDC's Viennese Masquerade Ball and ICDC Anniversary Gala held at the Austrian Embassy, Washington, in October.
Leading the Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the Annual National Society of Arts & Letters (NSAL) Viennese Ball held at the Cosmos Club, Washington, in November. (Photos and videos by Paolo Galli)
Teaching the Viennese waltz lesson series of three lessons on Saturdays At The Ballroom in Bethesda in November in preparation for the Viennese Christmas Ball organized by Margaret Bocek.
Teaching the Viennese waltz lesson series of four lessons held at the Naval Academy, Annapolis, and training selected midshipmen in the Opening Cotillion for the Opening of the December Viennese Christmas Ball organized by Margaret Bocek, where the midshipmen perform the Faecher Polonaise, the Fledermaus Quadrilles, and the Viennese waltz.
Leading the Grand March, leading the Opening Cotillion of dancers from the Naval Academy, teaching Austrian folk dances, and teaching the Fledermaus Quadrille at the Viennese Christmas Ball at the Washington Golf and Country Club in December, organized by Margaret Bocek.
(Photos by Alan Schlaifer) (Video by Bryan Duffy of the 2012 Viennese Christmas Ball.)

2014

Attending the Wirtschaftsuniversitaetsball (WU Ball) held at the Hofburg (Imperial Palace) in Vienna in January.
Attending the Tiroler Ball held at the Rathaus (City Hall) in Vienna in January.
Leading the Grand March at the 32nd Annual Evening of Viennese Waltzing in February held at the OAS Ballroom, sponsored by The International Policy Forum, with music by con brio!
Viennese waltz lesson for the International Club of DC at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in February.
Leading the Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the ICDC's An Evening in Vienna Viennese ball held at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in February.
Attending the Concordia Ball held at the Rathaus (City Hall) in Vienna in June.
Leading the Grand March and teaching the Fledermaus Quadrille at the Summer Gala of ThingsToDoDC held at the Austrian Embassy in June.
Teaching the 2014 NSAL Viennese beginner and refresher waltz lesson series of three lessons in October in preparation for the Viennese Ball sponsored by the National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL) in November at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC.
Leading the Grand March and teaching the Fledermaus Quadrille at the Annual National Society of Arts and Letters Viennese Waltz Ball in November at the Cosmos Club, Washington, DC. (Photos and videos by Paolo Galli)
Teaching the Viennese waltz lesson series of three lessons held in November at The Ballroom in preparation for the Viennese Christmas Ball held in December.
Teaching the Viennese waltz lesson series of four lessons held at the Naval Academy, Annapolis, and training selected midshipmen in the Opening Cotillion for the Opening of the December Viennese Christmas Ball, performing the Faecher Polonaise, the Fledermaus Quadrilles, and the Viennese waltz.
Leading the Grand March, leading the Opening Cotillion of dancers from the Naval Academy, teaching Austrian folk dances, and teaching the Fledermaus Quadrille at the Viennese Christmas Ball at the Washington Golf and Country Club in December, organized by Margaret Bocek. ( Video by Bryan Duffy of the 2012 Viennese Christmas Ball.)

2013

Preparation of the Cotillion for the Russian New Year Gala at the Mayflower Hotel Ballroom in January, with special choreography to the Polonaise from Eugene Onegin and the Russian Dance from The Nutcracker.
Attending the Kaerntner Ball in Vienna in January.
Viennese waltz lesson at the Belle Haven Country Club in preparation for the Evening of Viennese Waltzing by the Committee for Western Civilization.
Leading the Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the Evening of Viennese Waltzing by the Committee for Western Civilization held at the OAS Ballroom in February. (video)
Viennese waltz lesson for the International Club of DC at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in February.
Leading the Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the ICDC's An Evening in Vienna Viennese ball at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in February. (video)
Teaching the Fledermaus Quadrille at the V & A Ball in Alexandria, Virginia on September 22.
Performing the Viennese waltz and the polka française at the 27th Annual Distinguished German-American Gala held at the Cosmos Club, Washington, DC, on September 28, sponsored by the German-American Heritage Foundation.
Viennese waltz lesson series in preparation for the Viennese Ball sponsored by the National Society of Arts and Letters in November.
Special advanced lesson including Viennese waltz, mazurka, and polka française in preparation for the Viennese Ball sponsored by the National Society of Arts and Letters in November.
Leading the Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the Viennese Ball held at the Cosmos Club, sponsored by the National Society of Arts and Letters in November. (photos and video)

2012

Preparation of the Cotillion for the Russian New Year Gala at the Mayflower Hotel Ballroom in January, with special choreography to the Polonaise from Eugene Onegin and the Russian Dance from The Nutcracker.
Attending the Ball der Offiziere in Vienna in January.
Attending the Tirolerball in Vienna in January.
Attending the Kaerntner Ball in Vienna in February.
Viennese waltz lesson at the Army Navy Country Club in preparation for the Evening of Viennese Waltzing by the Committee for Western Civilization in February.
Leading the Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the Evening of Viennese Waltzing by the Committee for Western Civilization held at the OAS Ballroom in February. (video)
Viennese waltz lesson at the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage in March, followed by dancing to Sidney's Viennese Waltz Orchestra.
Viennese waltz lesson at the National Museum of Women in the Arts for the International Club of DC in preparation for the ICDC Masquerade Ball in February.
Viennese waltz lesson series in preparation for the Viennese Ball sponsored by the National Society of Arts and Letters in November.
Leading the Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the Viennese Ball held at the Cosmos Club, sponsored by the National Society of Arts and Letters in November.
Viennese waltz lesson series held in Virginia in preparation for the December Viennese Christmas Ball organized by Margaret Bocek.
Viennese waltz lesson series held at the Naval Academy, Annapolis in preparation for the December Viennese Christmas Ball organized by Margaret Bocek.
Training the Opening Cotillion at the Naval Academy, Annapolis in preparation for their performance at December Viennese Christmas Ball organized by Margaret Bocek.
Leading the Opening Cotillion, Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the Annual Christmas Viennese Ball organized by Margaret Bocek and held at the Washington Golf and Country Club in December. (Video of the Viennese Christmas Ball by Bryan Duffy; Video of the Opening Cotillion in the Faecher Polonaise)

2011

Viennese waltz lesson at the Army-Navy Country Club in preparation for the 29th Annual Evening of Viennese Waltzing by the Committee for Western Civilization in February.
Leading the Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the 29th Annual Evening of Viennese Waltzing held at the OAS Ballroom in February.
Viennese waltz lesson for the International Club of DC at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in February.
Attending the Kaerntner Ball in Vienna in February.
Attending the Concordia Ball in Vienna in June.
Leading the Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the ICDC's An Evening in Vienna Viennese ball at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in February.
Viennese waltz lesson for the International Club of DC at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in October, in preparation for the Eighth Annual Gala and Masquerade Ball.
Training in October and November of an Opening Cotillion in Viennese waltz and special choreography for the formal Viennese-style opening of the Viennese Christmas Ball by a Cotillion of Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis.
Viennese waltz lesson series in November at the Belle Haven Country Club Ballroom, Alexandria, organized by Margaret Bocek, in preparation for the Viennese Christmas Ball.
Choreography and performance at the Cosmos Club, Washington, at the Cosmos Club Anniversary Dinner in November.
Leading the Opening Cotillion, Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the Annual Christmas Viennese Ball organized by Margaret Bocek and held at the Washington Golf and Country Club in December.

2010

Preparation of the Cotillion for the Russian New Year Gala at the Mayflower Hotel Ballroom in January.
Viennese waltz lesson at the Army Navy Country Club (cancelled due to snowstorm) in preparation for the Evening of Viennese Waltzing by the Committee for Western Civilization.
Attending the Ball der Offiziere in Vienna in January.
Leading the Grand March at the Evening of Viennese Waltzing by the Committee for Western Civilization held at the OAS Ballroom in February.
Viennese waltz lesson at the National Museum of Women in the Arts for the International Club of DC in preparation for the ICDC Viennese Ball in February.
Leading the Grand March and teaching the Fledermaus Quadrille at the National Museum of Women in the Arts for the International Club of DC Viennese Ball in February.
Teaching the Viennese waltz for ICDC at Dumbarton Historic House, Georgetown in September.
Teaching the Viennese waltz during a 5 Day Dance Cruise to Bermuda in September.
Viennese waltz lesson at the National Museum of Women in the Arts for the International Club of DC in preparation for the ICDC Viennese Ball in October.
Viennese waltz lesson series for the National Society of Arts and Letters in preparation for the Viennese Ball at the Cosmos Club in November.
Leading the Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the NSAL Viennese Ball at the Cosmos Club in November. (video)
Preparation of the Cotillion at the Naval Academy for the formal opening of the Viennese ball at the Washington Golf and Country Club in December.
Viennese waltz lesson series at the Naval Academy in preparation for the Viennese ball at the Washington Golf and Country Club in December.
Leading the Opening Cotillion, Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the Annual Christmas Viennese Ball at the Washington Golf and Country Club in December.

2009

Preparation of the Cotillion for the Russian New Year Gala at the Mayflower Hotel Ballroom in January.
Attending the Blumenball in Vienna in January.
Attending the Oberoesterreicher Ball in Vienna in January.
Viennese waltz lesson at the Embassy of France in preparation for the Evening of Viennese Waltzing by the Committee for Western Civilization held at the OAS Ballroom in February
Viennese waltz lesson at the National Museum of Women in the Arts for the International Club of DC in preparation for the ICDC Viennese Ball in February.
Viennese waltz lesson at the Russian Cultural Center for the International Club of DC.
Viennese waltz lesson for ThingsToDoDC in preparation for the Viennese Evening at the Austrian Embassy in July.
Leading the Fledermaus Quadrille for ThingsToDoDC at the Viennese Evening at the Austrian Embassy in July. (video)
Viennese waltz lesson at the National Museum of Women in the Arts for the International Club of DC in preparation for the ICDC Anniversary Gala in October
Viennese waltz lesson series for the National Society of Arts and Letters in preparation for the Viennese Ball at the Cosmos Club in November.
Leading the Grand March and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the NSAL Viennese Ball at the Cosmos Club in November.
Preparation of the Cotillion at the Army-Navy Country Club for the formal opening of the Viennese ball at the Washington Golf and Country Club in December.
Viennese waltz lesson series at the Army-Navy Country Club in preparation for the Viennese ball at the Washington Golf and Country Club in December.
Leading the Opening Cotillion, Grand March, Skater's Waltz, and the Fledermaus Quadrille at the Annual Christmas Viennese Ball at the Washington Golf and Country Club in December, given in honor of Herbert and Carol Traxler.

1999-2008

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1998

Preparation of the Opening Cotillion for the Second Viennese Opera Ball in Washington at the Washington Hilton Grand Ballroom in September.
Viennese waltz lesson series at the Austrian Embassy in preparation for the Second Viennese Opera Ball in Washington at the Washington Hilton Grand Ballroom in September.

1997

Preparation of the Opening Cotillion for the First Viennese Opera Ball in Washington at the National Building Museum in March.
Viennese waltz lesson series at the Austrian Embassy in preparation for the First Viennese Opera Ball in Washington at the National Building Museum in March.
Viennese waltz lesson series at the White House in preparation for the First Viennese Opera Ball in Washington at the National Building Museum in March.

Herbert & Carol Traxler, 5817 Runford Drive, New Carrollton, MD 20784, 301-577-3503, caroltraxler@yahoo.com.

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Last update: May 2017