See the calendar for the full schedule of upcoming events.

Trenary and the Coal Miners Main Street on the Dock Concert in Port Townsend July 9th

Thu, 9-Jul-2015, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pope Marine Park
Water Street and Madison Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368


THURSDAYS July 2 through August 20th

Seating opens at 4:30 with music from 5:00pm to 7:30pm.

Food, wine, beer, cider and you!

Here is the line up:

Swing Workshops with Ari Levitt at the Quimper Grange July 9th

Thu, 9-Jul-2015, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Quimper Grange #720
1219 Corona Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From Cheri Van Hoover on behalf of Ari Levitt:

Join us in PORT TOWNSEND July 9th, 2015 for two fabulous


with Ari Levitt

Thursday, July 9th, 2015: (all levels, no partner needed)

  • 7:00-8:00pm: “East Coast Swing, 101” - fun, informative!
  • 8:15-9:15pm: “Swinging Outside The Box” - the best!
  • 9:15-10:00pm: FREE Guided Practice


Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St, Port Townsend, WA


Pre-Register on line OR just show up at the door!

Suggested Price: $15/class, or $25 for both classes.

Pay by Credit Card or PayPal online, or by cash or check at the door.

There will be a Pay-What-You-Can option at the door!


1) 7-8pm: "East Coast Swing 101":

Starting from scratch, we'll quickly review the basics of 6-count East Coast Swing, plus add a little flair with fun syncopations and solo steps. After that, we'll dive deeper in techniques that will not only help you to develop great connection and natural movement, but have you dancing with confidence and ease after only the first hour.

2) 8:15-9:15pm: "Swinging Outside The Box" - Mix it Up, Make it New!

In the second hour, learn the art of improvisation and the use of alternate rhythms with this fun East Coast Swing (ECS)-based approach to dance that integrates elements of swing, blues, and foxtrot to create something new and wonderful. In this workshop you'll not only learn a whole host of fun, original steps and combinations, but also a greater appreciation for those elements of partnering, framework, and connection that make the dance that much sweeter!

You must take Workshop #1 to participate in Workshop #2

All welcome - No partner needed.

Nightclub 2-Step, Country 2-Step, West Coast Swing Workshops and "Footloose Dance" at the Port Townsend Masonic Hall July 18th

Sat, 18-Jul-2015, 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Masonc Lodge #6
1338 Jefferson Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From Dance Port Townsend:

Midsummer Dance Events

Saturday, July 18, 2015


Kathy Carter Workshops & “Footloose” Dance

Night Club 2-Step, Country 2-Step, West Coast Swing

Masonic Lodge: 1338 Jefferson, Port Townsend, WA 98368


1:00-2:00 -- Nightclub 2-step Intensive: (Beginning)

If you’re interested in learning how to “glide” across the dance floor, this is the style for you! This class will have new students dancing a smooth and dreamy NC2S from the ground up and will provide more experienced dancers a chance to refine their skills. We will cover foundational rhythm, connection, patterns & technique.

2:00-3:00 -- Nightclub 2-step -- “Flowing Combinations”: (Intermediate)

Extraordinary NC2S should feel seamless. This workshop will provide you with a few creative patterns that are designed to go together. One pattern will flow into the next, creating energetic and graceful movement.

3:00-3:30 -- Break

3:30-4:30 -- Country 2-Step -- “Flashy and Functional Patterns”: (Intermediate)

It’s time to put a little flash in your C2S. This workshop will provide you with some fun, flashy, and socially usable patterns to jazz up your dance.

4:30-5:30 -- West Coast Swing -- “Fabulous Direction Changes” (Intermediate)

The best WCS dancers are experts at managing energy. In this workshop, we will work on interesting direction changes and discuss the technique necessary to initiate/follow the changes like a superstar.

5:30-7:00 -- Dinner Break (Not Hosted)

7:00-10:00 -- “Footloose” DJ Dance on the Peninsula

Expect an energetic mix of music focusing on WCS, C2S, Hustle and NC2S.

Cost: $55 for Full day (includes dance) or $15/class, $30/2 Classes, $10/ Dance only. Payment by cash or check, payable to Kathy Carter.

Contact: danceporttownsendatgmail [dot] com


Dance Port Townsend is delighted to collaborate with Kathy Carter, who will offer 4 new workshops, and “Footloose” Friends for a DJ dance.

Kathy Carter brought her fun and creative spirit to PT earlier this year. She has been sharing the joy and richness of dance with students in the Willamette Valley for over 13 years.

Footloose Friends hosts a popular, regular dance in Portland, OR, on the first Friday of each month. Footloose Friends is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes social dancing and supports various pediatric eye care programs.

“Footloose Friends” are Greg Krolicki, Allison Krolicki, Tim Baur, Glenna Cook, Kathy Carter, and Jason Carter.

For more information about Kathy Carter, visit her website at www.kathycarterdance.com.


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