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West Coast Swing Workshops with Roberto Villamarin at the Quimper Grange June 8th

By kenbarnettpt - Posted on 21 May 2013

Quimper Grange #720
1219 Corona Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From Roberto Villamarin:

Dancing in Port Townsend!

Dear Friends and dancers,

We hope this finds all of our Peninsula dancing family doing well!  We have missed our workshops and dances in the Port Angeles/Sequim/Port Townsend area, and the opportunity to connect with all our friends there, very much!!  Since last we all met, we've been very busy dancing, training, and competing, and are sooo ready to come share all our new adventures and dance accomplishments.  As many of you may have heard, Roberto founded and is part of an advanced level performance team in Seattle, "Swingin' in the Rain".  Hearty Congragulations go to the team for their First Place Win in the team competitions at MADJam, one of the largest dance conventions in the world!!  If you would like to see the team perform, they will be doing a slightly modified version of their amazing, fun, intricate routine at the Folklife Festival in  Seattle this year, and the team is busy preparing to compete at the U.S. Open this coming Thanksgiving!!  Kookie also came home with a First Place win at MADJam in the Newcomer Division, among a field of 90 competitors! On the personal side, we've sent one daughter off to college, are getting another one through high school and driver's ed, and are continuing our careers at Boeing and Microsoft.  Things are never dull around our household, to be sure!! 

And now, on to some exciting news: Roberto is very happy to announce his return to Port Townsend this summer, for a series of special monthly workshops!

Please mark your calendars now to save the date, Saturday, June 8th!!
Workshops will be at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Street, Port Townsend,WA

There is some limited time for private lessons available in the morning--contact Roberto asap!!

1pm-2pm : Open Level West Coast Swing Foundations Class  $12
This class is a fantastic place to start your West Coast Swing journey, brush up on your basics and technique, or really fine tune and incorporate all your dance technique into the foundations that the Champions use in their dance.  Recommended for all levels!

2:15pm - 3:40 pm Open Level Dance Choreography, Part 1  (no partner required) $15
Choreographies are one of the best ways to rapidly improve your level of dance!  This class will focus on dance technique and syncopation rhythms that will really put some awesome things into your west coast swing (or any other dance for that matter)!  It is a line dance style choreography, so there is no partner required!!  You do not need to know west coast swing to participate in this class, so even if you are just learning, come have fun with us learning this waaay cooool dance!

4pm-5:30pm  Intermediate/Advanced Level West Coast Swing Choreography, Part 1 $15
Yep, choreographies really are one of the best ways to rapidly improve your level of dance!! This class will challenge the Intermediate/Advanced level dancers by learning a super fun choreography!  You will need to be confident with your basic patterns (talk to Roberto if you are unsure about your proficiency).  This class will improve your level of dance, and focuses on leading skills, follower styling, and plenty of attitude for everybody!!

We will accept registrations at the door, but we do need to have a minimum number of participants per workshop to make this possible so please register in advance.  If you would like to register via paypal, you can do so through our website,
Or, before June 1st you can send a check to UWD Global at 14007 69th Dr SE, Unit Z-1, Snohomish, WA 98296.  Please call and let us know if you are paying by mail, so we can keep a close eye on the mailbox!

We are really, really looking forward to sharing these workshops with the Peninsula Dance Community--see you all on the dance floor soon!!

In closing, we would like to take a moment to express our sadness at the loss of Woody Dennis.  We remember him as a gentleman and good friend--we know Woody is dancing with the Angels!

Live, Dance, and Be Well,

Roberto and Kookie Villamarin
United We Dance Global
rvillamarinatuwdglobal [dot] com
Visit us at:

July 6th
Summer Workshop Series, Part 2

Mark your calendars--we want to see YOU there!!


We are available for private lessons from 10am to 12:30pm. Contact Roberto at 425-753-8086 for details and scheduling.

August 3rd
Summer Workshop Series, Part 3

Mark your calendars--we want to see YOU there!!