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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.

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.

Thursday Night Salsa at the Port Angeles Dance Center

Date: 
Thu, 27-Jul-2017, 7:00 pm
Location: 
Port Angeles Dance Center
124 East Front Street (across from the transit station, next to Turnip the Beet)
Port Angeles, WA 98362

From Sonja Hickey:

There's salsa dancing tonight in Port Angeles if you're feeling the itch to dance... We do a beginner salsa lesson at 7ish, an intermediate lesson at 8, and then open dance from 9 till 11. We've just changed locations and are working to grow the evening! It's a regular night, every Thursday, and we'd love to see you all there.

7:00 Beginner Salsa Lesson

8:00 Intermediate Lesson (or beginner level lesson of another latin style like Bachata or Cha Cha Cha)

9:00 - 11:00 Open Dance

$3 entry

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.

Port Angeles Tuesday Dance with Cat's Meow at the Port Angeles Senior Center

Date: 
Tue, 25-Jul-2017, 7:30 pm
Location: 
Port Angeles Senior Center
328 E. 7th Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Dancing to Cat's Meow on excellent hardwood floor. Swing, Latin, Ballroom.

7:30pm to 9:30pm.

All dancers welcome.

Admission $5 per person; no charge first time.

Refreshments served.

Mojito! An Evening of Carribbean Music at Manresa Castle April 24th

Location: 
Manresa Castle Hotel
651 Cleveland Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Rumba, Mambo, Cha Cha, ...

Michael and Vickie Townsend, on tres guitar and button accordion & flute, are accompanied by Kurt Festinger on clarinet & saxophone, Dirk Anderson on bass, and Bill Kiely on percussion.

Dancing greatly encouraged on Manresa's beautiful ballroom floor.

$10 admission.

For more info, contact Vickie at (360)385-7635 or at vickietownsendatgmail [dot] com.

Robin Bessier and Sollatí Play for the Olympic Peninsula Dance Club at the Port Townsend Elks April 17th

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

The Olympic Peninsula Dance Club is thrilled to welcome Robin Bessier and Sollatí (pronounced Soul La TEA) back to the Port Townsend Elks on April 17th.  The dance starts at 8:00pm.

Bessier and Sollatí play a mix of the best dance music from the 1920's to today - swing, R&B, SollatíLatin, pop, and perhaps a few surprises.  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.  Sollatí's debut at the November 2014 OPD dance kept dancers on the floor from opening to close.  Look forward to East Coast Swing. Night Club 2-Step, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, Waltz, Salsa, an occasional Tango and Bossa thrown into the mix.

Sollatí is composed of professional musicians Robin Bessier on vocals, Kurt Festinger on saxophone, clarinet & flute, George Radebaugh on piano, Ted Enderle on bass, and Tom Svornich on drums.  All 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 principal bassist with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

A free (with admission) workshop on the "other" Nightclub 2-Step 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.

Second Sunday Salsa at Manresa Castle

Location: 
Manresa Castle Hotel
651 Cleveland Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Salsa Night happens on (mostly) second Sundays of the month at the Manresa Castle, 651 Cleveland Street, Pt. Townsend.  The Banquet Room has a beautiful dance floor; use the Hotel entrance at the south end farthest from the hospital.

A lesson in Rumba starts at 6pm, taught by Jean Bettanny and Tom Fairhall.

There will be Latin dancing from 7-9. Everyone is welcome!

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