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Dance Port Townsend Ends Dances

Dance Port Townsend has ended its monthly (mostly second Saturday) dances, effective immediately.  Dance PT may sponsor occasional workshops and/or dances in the future - just no more regularly scheduled dances.

CADECO Season Announcement from Karl Sebastian

Looks like another great schedule of Cajun and Zydeco music in Port Townsend this year!  Here's the low-down from Karl:

Hey Yall...

How ya been? Still movin'?  I hope so, and that you have good memories of past

Zydeco dances to tell stories about.

Welcome to the 2nd half of 2012 C/Z dance season!

This CADECO news letter is sent out with several repeated and random messages all circling C/Z to bring you up to beat... SO hang on here we go again.

New Website for Seattle-area Dance Events

Zachariah Cassady of Waltz etcetera in Seattle has created a new site for Seattle-area dances and other events.  It doesn't try to be comprehensive, but focuses on the events of Waltz etcetera, the Northwest Dance Network, Dance for Joy, Left Foot Boogie, Waltz Cafe, Roll Up the Rug, and Sonny Newman's Dance Hall.  It will be updated every few days and should be a great resource for folks looking to get a dance fix in Seattle.

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Upcoming Bolero workshop

From Joe Thompson:

Bolero Dance Workshop

The Cuban "Dance of Love"

It is danced as a very slow type of Rumba rhythm. The music is frequently arranged with Spanish vocals and a subtle percussion effect and the slow dreamy music gives Bolero a very slow, smooth, powerful, romantic look and feeling. The foot patterns are similar to Rumba but have a very different feeling.

Joe Thompson is organizing a 2 hour workshop on the Olympic Peninsula designed for intermediate level dancers taught by Roberto Villamarin.

May's Milonga at Manresa Castle has been cancelled

Due to a last-minute scheduling conflict, Manresa Castle isn't available for the Milonga scheduled for May 5th (tonight!)

Here's the message from Mike and Liz:

We have been informed by the Castle that Thursday and Friday night are not available to us for tango this month. We apologize for this inconvenience and we hope to see you in June.


Liz and Mike Fessler

Tweaks to the WCS Lesson Series That Began March 22nd at the PT Highway 20 Roadhouse

After the first class there have been some changes - to class times, meeting dates, and fees.  Check out the updated entry.

4PLUS4's Dancing at the Gardiner Center Cancelled February 24th Due to Snow

From Louie Torres:

There will NOT be any dancing at the Gardiner Community Center on Thursday,  February 24, 2011, due to weather conditions.   The 4PLUS4  Round Dance and Plus Program Square Dance is CANCELED for February 24, 2011.  

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UPDATED - Karl Sebastian to Offer Zydeco Classes Through Peninsula College Starting January 11th

Peninsula College is offering a beginning/intermediate zydeco dance class in two locations (Port Townsend and Sequim) starting in early January.

The Port Townsend classes will be Tuesday nights from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, January 11th through February 15th.  The cost is $70.  It will meet at Fort Worden State Park.  Bonnie Thomas will assist.

The Sequim classes will be Thursday afternoons from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, January 13th through February 17th.  The cost is $82.  It will meet at the Dungeness School House.  Lindy Brooking will be assisting.

Catch-up Mini-Lessons at PA Tango Sunday Classes December 28th

From Cliff Coulter:

The snow is pretty, but we're ready for it to GO AWAY now. The roads are clearing and RAIN is in the forecast. We're looking forward to seeing you all at Sunday's tango lesson. For those kept away by snow last week, we will offer free special catch up mini-lessons: 4:30 for beginners prior to the 5:00 lesson and 6:00 for intermediates prior to the 6:30 lesson. See you at the Eagles on Sunday!

Upcoming Dances