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Whozyamama at the Quimper Grange October 25th

Date: 
Sat, 25-Oct-2014, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location: 
Quimper Grange #720
1219 Corona Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From Jeannette Wilson:

Music and dancing 7:30pm until 10:30pm

Pre-dance instruction 7:00pm - 7:30pm .

$12 cover with a discount for children.

Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona, Port Townsend

Snacks are appreciated.

Questions? Contact Jeannette Wilson at 360-385-1667 or jeannettewilson0005atgmail [dot] com.

Janice Eklund's Beyond Beginner Salsa Class Starts October 28th

Date: 
Tue, 28-Oct-2014, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tue, 4-Nov-2014, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tue, 11-Nov-2014, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Date: 
Tue, 18-Nov-2014, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (some future dates hidden)
Location: 
Quimper Grange #720
1219 Corona Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From Janice:

A warm hello to all the members of our Olympic Peninsula Dance Community,

Tuesday Night dance lessons will continue into the Fall at the Quimper Grange. We will continue with the current lineup of Salsa and NIghtclub Two Step. Dance is such a creative learning process for each individual…and we have to adjust to each partner. My agenda for this season is to share the similar elements between different dance forms. If you take both of these classes consecutively, you can practice the movements you learn in one class, and adjust them to fit the rhythm pattern of the next class. It increases your dance vocabulary quickly… and you learn this process early on. The Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368. (corner of Corona and Sheridan)

Five Tuesdays: $50 per person/class, OCTOBER 28 - DECEMBER 2 (SKIPPING THANKSGIVING WEEK, NOVEMBER 25)

Repeat discount: $37.50

Drop-in $12 per class

Make checks payable to: JANICE EKLUND

SALSA – BEYOND BEGINNER

6:30 – 7:30

The most popular dance style enjoyed worldwide. No matter where you travel, you will likely find Salsa dancing. Now that we have the basics, we can add some more fun variations and bump up the tempo a bit.

I have observed lately, here in Port Townsend, that lots of dancers are versed in Swing and Waltz. But when Latin or various Foxtrot tempos are playing…they are uncertain as to how to dance to them. Here is a chance to fill that void. Please join us for the exploration.

In the New Year, I intend to begin teaching Waltz as one of the Tuesday classes. I am looking forward to that.

No partner necessary, everyone is welcome. Classes presented are a non-competitive, just for the fun of it exploration of dance. Good partnering skills will be emphasized during class.

QUESTIONS ?:

JANICE EKLUND
(360) 379-8052
eklundjlataol [dot] com

As ever,

Janice

Janice Eklund's Beyond Beginner Nightclub Two Step Class Starts October 28th

Date: 
Tue, 28-Oct-2014, 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Date: 
Tue, 4-Nov-2014, 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Date: 
Tue, 11-Nov-2014, 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Date: 
Tue, 18-Nov-2014, 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm (some future dates hidden)
Location: 
Quimper Grange #720
1219 Corona Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From Janice:

A warm hello to all the members of our Olympic Peninsula Dance Community,

Tuesday Night dance lessons will continue into the Fall at the Quimper Grange. We will continue with the current lineup of Salsa and NIghtclub Two Step. Dance is such a creative learning process for each individual…and we have to adjust to each partner. My agenda for this season is to share the similar elements between different dance forms. If you take both of these classes consecutively, you can practice the movements you learn in one class, and adjust them to fit the rhythm pattern of the next class. It increases your dance vocabulary quickly… and you learn this process early on. The Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368. (corner of Corona and Sheridan)

Five Tuesdays: $50 per person/class, OCTOBER 28 - DECEMBER 2 (SKIPPING THANKSGIVING WEEK, NOVEMBER 25)

Repeat discount: $37.50

Drop-in $12 per class

Make checks payable to: JANICE EKLUND

NIGHTCLUB TWO STEP BEYOND BEGINNER

7:45 – 8:45

There are at least 4 versions of Nightclub Two Step, the modern version of Foxtrot. All the versions are wonderful…none is more “correct” than the others. Every dance form evolves with the creativity of the people who dance it. We will explore the original version, popularized by Buddy Schwimmer. It is the “Rock Step” version beginning with Quick, Quick, Slow. It is the same rhythm pattern as Salsa. So the movements you learn will translate between these dance forms with very little adjustment. This session we will learn some steps that will enable us to travel around the dance floor.

Nightclub Two Step is a very useful dance. It can be danced to slow, “oozy” romantic tunes, as well as more up-tempo funky tunes. If pressed, I would admit it is my favorite dance…but only by a hair.

I have observed lately, here in Port Townsend, that lots of dancers are versed in Swing and Waltz. But when Latin or various Foxtrot tempos are playing…they are uncertain as to how to dance to them. Here is a chance to fill that void. Please join us for the exploration.

In the New Year, I intend to begin teaching Waltz as one of the Tuesday classes. I am looking forward to that.

No partner necessary, everyone is welcome. Classes presented are a non-competitive, just for the fun of it exploration of dance. Good partnering skills will be emphasized during class.

QUESTIONS ?:

JANICE EKLUND
(360) 379-8052
eklundjlataol [dot] com

As ever,

Janice

Halloween Workshop and Dance with Ari Levitt at the Quimper Grange October 30th

Date: 
Thu, 30-Oct-2014, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location: 
Quimper Grange #720
1219 Corona Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From Air Levitt:

I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014 back at the Quimper Grange (1219 Corona St., Port Townsend) for our big Halloween workshop and dance. Highlights are:

DATE: Thurs, Oct 30th: 7pm-10:30pm

Live Music Dance with the Ranger and the Re-Arrangers at the Bainbridge Island Center Hall November 8th

Date: 
Sat, 8-Nov-2014, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: 
Island Center Hall
8395 Fletcher Bay Road
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

From Sheila:

Local band featuring fabulous musicians have fine tuned to play for dancers! At the heart of their sound is Ranger Sciacca's sweet violin playing with an exquisite marriage to guitar. They bring forth a snappy rhythm and a calm and catchy grace. The band’s repertoire includes Swing standards, the music of Django & Grappelli, Latin Swing tunes, Waltzes and Ranger's unique originals.

Island Center Hall on Bainbridge Island, 7:30-11:00 pm.

Doors open 7:15 pm.

Free with admission, Cross-Step Walz lesson, 7:30-8:30 pm.

Robin Bessier and Sollatí Play for the Olympic Peninsula Dance Club at the Port Townsend Elks November 21st

Date: 
Fri, 21-Nov-2014, 7:00 pm
Location: 
Elks Lodge #317
555 Otto Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

The Olympic Peninsula Dance Club is thrilled to present Robin Bessier and her new band Sollatí (pronounced Soul La TEA) at the Port Townsend Elks on November 21st.  The dance starts at 8:00pm.

Sollatí is composed of Robin Bessier on vocals, Kurt Festinger on saxophone, clarinet & flute, George Radebaugh on piano, Ted Enderle on bass, and Kurt Bischoff on drums.  All are professional musicians who have played in bands across the Northwest and the country including Porto Allegre, Redshift, the "Other Side of Forever Band" backing Bessier on her CD of the same name, Pies on the Run, the Chuck Easton Quartet, Impulse, and Opus Fluke.  Enderle was princial bassist with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Sollati

As Bessier says, "Sollati's repertoire has been customized specifically to create a perfect mix of dance tunes. From East Coast Swing to Night Club 2-Step, Foxtrot to Cha-Cha, Waltz to Salsa, East Coast Swing to an occasional Tango and Bossa thrown into the mix, Sollati' will get you up on the dance floor and keep your feet happy all night long.  ... Their mission in coming together and creating Sollati is to provide the best possible experience for dancers with a mix of swing, Latin, R&B, pop, and soul. Their growing repertoire spans generations of the best dance music, from the 1920s to current and original tunes, and everything in between. Sinatra to Stevie, the Duke to Marvin, Benny to Ray."

A free (with admission) dance lesson will be offered by Janice Ekland at 7:00 p.m.  Experienced dancers are encouraged to come help beginners. Couples and singles are welcome. No partner or registration is necessary.

This is a smoke-free dance open to all ages.

Admission: $10.

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