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Tango Milonga at Manresa Castle March 1st

Date: 
Sun, 1-Mar-2015, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Manresa Castle Hotel
651 Cleveland Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From Randy Pendergrass:

5:00pm to 8:00pm.

Entrada $9

Music for the evening will be digitally restored golden age selections by DJ Ernie Baird.

Manresa Castle Room reservations and info: 360.385.5750 or infoatmanresacastle [dot] com.

Janice Eklund's Beyond Basics East Coast Swing Class Starts March 3rd

Date: 
Tue, 3-Mar-2015, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Date: 
Tue, 10-Mar-2015, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Date: 
Tue, 17-Mar-2015, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Date: 
Tue, 24-Mar-2015, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (some future dates hidden)
Location: 
Quimper Grange #720
1219 Corona Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From Janice:

The next session of partner dance classes at the Quimper Grange will begin on Tuesday, March 3. It will be a 5 week session concluding on March 31. The session will be a continuation of the current series on both Beginning East Coast Swing (Triple Time) and Beginning Waltz. Now that we have the basics, we can start to learn more moves to add to our repertoire. As always, we will continue to focus on the fundamentals of good partnering for both leads and follows.

The new session will be a Non-Novice level. The prerequisite is that you have familiarity with the basics of these dances. During the two week break between the end of the current and start of the new session, I am available for private lessons in the basics. Please contact me if you have questions: (360) 379-8052 or eklundjlataol [dot] com.

FIVE TUESDAYS : MARCH 3 TO MARCH 31

6:30 - 7:30 EAST COAST SWING (TRIPLE TIME) LEVEL TWO (NON-NOVICE)

We will learn some fun variations to keep our dancing interesting…moves, footwork…and styling.

No partner necessary.  Bring a water bottle, your dance shoes and your sense of humor.

5 WEEK SESSION: $50 per person/class

$37.50 repeat discount

$12. drop-in

Questions: Call Janice Eklund 379-8052 or eklundjlataol [dot] com

Janice Eklund's Beyond Basics Waltz Class Starts March 3rd

Date: 
Tue, 3-Mar-2015, 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Date: 
Tue, 10-Mar-2015, 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Date: 
Tue, 17-Mar-2015, 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Date: 
Tue, 24-Mar-2015, 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm (some future dates hidden)
Location: 
Quimper Grange #720
1219 Corona Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From Janice:

The next session of partner dance classes at the Quimper Grange will begin on Tuesday, March 3. It will be a 5 week session concluding on March 31. The session will be a continuation of the current series on both Beginning East Coast Swing (Triple Time) and Beginning Waltz. Now that we have the basics, we can start to learn more moves to add to our repertoire. As always, we will continue to focus on the fundamentals of good partnering for both leads and follows.

The new session will be a Non-Novice level. The prerequisite is that you have familiarity with the basics of these dances. During the two week break between the end of the current and start of the new session, I am available for private lessons in the basics. Please contact me if you have questions: (360) 379-8052 or eklundjlataol [dot] com.

FIVE TUESDAYS : MARCH 3 TO MARCH 31

7:45 - 8:45 WALTZ TWO

We will continue to work on our floor craft and traveling line of dance. There are some lovely variations to be learned…the Waterfall, the Orbit, the Follower’s Solo (Ocho) to name a few. All of them have that lovely glide across the dance floor.

No partner necessary.  Bring a water bottle, your dance shoes and your sense of humor.

5 WEEK SESSION: $50 per person/class

$37.50 repeat discount

$12. drop-in

Questions: Call Janice Eklund 379-8052 or eklundjlataol [dot] com

"Just Waltz" First and Third Thursdays at the Port Townsend Masonic Hall

Date: 
Thu, 5-Mar-2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Date: 
Thu, 19-Mar-2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Date: 
Thu, 2-Apr-2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Date: 
Thu, 16-Apr-2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 
Masonc Lodge #6
1338 Jefferson Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From Janice Eklund:

One of my very favorite dances is Waltz. There is nothing like floating across a dance floor with a partner in your arms. But there are so few chances to actually spend an evening doing just that…and none of them locally. Lots of other dance styles are represented with regular dances and practices. I would love to gather of group of Waltz enthusiasts who would enjoy spending an evening practicing the lovely flow of Waltz. I would be there to help if needed…a sort of guided practice. It would be an organic evening…just relaxed and enjoyable. We can adjust it as we go along, depending on the needs of the group. There is always the problem of a shortage of leads…but several women in the dance community do a wonderful job of both following and leading. So those of us in that category can help with the balance so we can all get a chance to dance.

I think the best place for this occasion is the Masonic Hall. The Masonic is located at 1338 Jefferson Street in Port Townsend. It is just across the street from the Post Office on the corner of Jefferson and Van Buren. The dance floor has been refinished and is a good size. They painted the interior and reupholstered all the oak benches. It is really quite lovely. We will have to negotiate the pillars…but surely we can do that. There are dance etiquette rules that will help us. We could use that space on the first and third Thursdays of the month beginning in March. The time would be 6:30 to 8:30. I think of this endeavor as an evening to feed the soul. These evenings are collaboration between Dance Port Townsend and myself. The cost for the evening is $8.00. Please tell your friends…better still, bring them. Everyone is welcome

I have spent some time collecting some new music for Waltz. If you have a favorite that you love to dance to, let me know. We can share our love of this dance and it’s stunning music. Ladies can decide if they want to wear their “twirly” skirts. We might bring a few treats to share. We can see how it evolves. Please refrain from wearing scents to accommodate those with sensitivities. Mostly we just want to dance and feel the magic of Waltz.

We begin Thursday, March 5 at 6:30. Please join us.

Manresa Castle Tango Retreat April 17th to 19th

Date: 
Fri, 17-Apr-2015, 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Date: 
Sat, 18-Apr-2015, 12:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Date: 
Sun, 19-Apr-2015, 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: 
Manresa Castle Hotel
651 Cleveland Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From Cliff Coulter:

Visit Port Townsend's friendly tango community for a relaxing weekend retreat, April 17-19.

Enjoy five milongas: three traditional, one 50/50, and one alternative.

Mention the Tango Retreat for Manresa Castle room discounts.

The hotel restaurant and bar will be open for your enjoyment.

Admission for the Tango Retreat is $50 per person before March 15 and $60 thereafter.

Registration is limited and role balanced. Reserve your place today.

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