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Malo Combo Play for OPD at the Port Townsend Elks December 13th sticky icon

Location: 
Elks Lodge #317
555 Otto Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Olympic Peninsula Dance presents the Kitsap band Malo Combo, playing acoustic latin and swing music on Friday, December 13 at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge.

The Malo Combo keeps hips swiveling on the Kitsap peninsula and in the South Puget Sound area with the intimate sounds of acoustic guitar and latin percussion.Malo Combo Friday night, December 13, Malo Castro will bring his congas, timbales and bongos north for a rare visit to Port Townsend adding rhythmic spice to the quintet's passionate music from Cuba and Puerto Rico. Malo's natural feel for rhythm and knowledge of dance translates directly to the dance floor and gets people moving.

There will be a free (with admission) dance lesson by Malo Castro in Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata at 7:00 pm.  Experienced dancers are encouraged to come help beginners. No partner or registration is necessary.

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

Admission: Adults $15; disabled or student with school ID $10; age 12 and under $7.

For more information, call (360) 385-5327.

Stickshift Annie with Kimball and the Fugitives Play for Olympic Peninsula Dance November 19th sticky icon

Location: 
Elks Lodge #317
555 Otto Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Red-hot blues and swing dancing come to the Port Townsend Elks on Friday, November 19 from 8 to 11 p.m. with a visit from the Seattle powerhouse band, Stickshift Annie with Kimball and the Fugitives.  The dance, which is open to all, is sponsored by Olympic Penninsula Dance.

2017 Juan de Fuca Festival in Port Angeles May 26th through May 29th

Location: 
Multiple Venues Port Angeles, WA 98362

Too many performers and dance opportunities to list here.  See http://jffa.org/festival-2014-2/performer-schedule/

Quickstep and Cha-Cha Classes with Darlene and Michael Clemens Begin May 1st at the Scandia Hall in Port Angeles

Location: 
Port Angeles Scandia Hall
131 West Fifth Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: 360.912.7007

From Darlene Clemens:

Dear ones,

Michael and I have been asked by several of you to teach Quickstep and Cha Cha Cha. We're scheduling four weeks of lessons on Monday nights in May (1, 15, 22, 29 and (maybe)June 5 at Scandia Hall in Port Angeles.

Our goal with these lessons is to instill or enhance your skill enough that you can put these dances onto the social dance floor.

We plan to teach beginning Quickstep from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. And beginning/intermediate Cha Cha Cha 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Jazz Dinner Dance at the Sequim High School January 14th

Location: 
Sequim High School
601 North Sequim Avenue Cafeteria
Sequim, WA 98382

From Karen Holtrop:

Jazz dinner and dance featuring the Stardust Big Band and Sequim High School Jazz Band. Listen to great live music, eat a delicious dinner, and do some dancing!

Doors open at 6 pm, music starts at 6:30.

Tickets available at Full Moon Candle Co, 609 W Washington St #13, Sequim, or at the door, $15 each or $25 per couple.

Price includes Hawaiian-style dinner: pulled pork, chicken, rice, salad.

Introductory Workshops in Six Different Dance Styles at the Kingston Village Green Community Center Starting October 6th

Location: 
Village Green Community Center
26159 Dulay Road NE
Kingston, WA 98346

From Angei Kostoff:

Come and meet our new instructors Soleman Krebs and Angei Kostoff Thursdays starting October 6th from 6:30-7:30pm at the new Village Green Community Center, 26159 Dulay Rd NE, Kingston, WA

Oct and Nov we will be introducing you to six different dance styles. In December we will begin scheduling one dance in a 4 week series in order to learn more in depth that specific dance style!

October and November Schedule

Salsa Night with Malo Castro at the One Ten Lounge in Poulsbo

Location: 
One Ten Lounge
18881 Front Street Suite K
Poulsbo, WA 98370

From the One Ten Lounge's web site:

Every Thursday starting at 7:30pm.

No cover.

Drinks and a selection of nibbles and noshes.

 

Cha Cha Classes with Darlene and Michael Clemens Begin January 5th at the Scandia Hall in Port Angeles

Location: 
Port Angeles Scandia Hall
131 West Fifth Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: 360.912.7007

From Sonja Hickey on behalf of the North Olympic Dance Consortium:

The next series of ballroom dance lessons with the North Olympic Dance Consortium will begin on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

Darlene and Michael Clemens will be teaching cha cha at Scandia Hall in Port Angeles on Tuesdays during the month of January.

Beginner's class will begin at 7:00 p.m. and advanced at 8:00 p.m. The cost for each hour for an individual is $8.

For more information contact the Clemens' at 457-2001 or e-mail to luvndancin14atyahoo [dot] com.

Jazz Dinner Dance at the Sequim High School January 16th

Location: 
Sequim High School
601 North Sequim Avenue Cafeteria
Sequim, WA 98382

Jazz Dinner Dance at Sequim High School, 601 N. Fir St, Sequim.

Featuring Stardust Big Band and Sequim HS Jazz Band.

Robin Bessier and Full Circle Play for Discovery Dance at the Port Townsend Elks December 18th

Location: 
Elks Lodge #317
555 Otto Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Discovery Dance is thrilled to welcome back Robin Bessier and Full Circle to the Port Townsend Elks on December 18th.  The dance starts at 8:00pm.

Bessier and Full Circle play a mix of the best dance music from the 1920's to today.  The songbook includes Duke Ellington, Bill Withers, Ray Charles, Cole Porter, Lerner & Lowe, Benny Goodman, Tina Turner, The Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind & Fire, Johnny Mandel, Burt Bacharach, and Nat King Cole.  Bessier's two prior dances performances at the Elks kept dancers on the floor from opening to close.  Look forward to East Coast Swing. Night Club 2-Step, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, Waltz, Two-Step, West Coast Swing, and blues.

Full Circle

Full Circle is composed of professional musicians Robin Bessier on vocals and percussion, Ed Donahue on trumpet, George Radebaugh on piano, Ted Enderle on bass, Tom Svornich on drums, and Bill Kiely on percusssion.  All have played in bands across the Northwest and the country.

A free (with admission) workshop in Rumba will be offered by Janice Eklund 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.