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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.

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

Date: 
Sun, 10-May-2015, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Date: 
Sun, 14-Jun-2015, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: 
Manresa Castle Hotel
651 Cleveland Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Second Sunday Salsa Night happens every second Sunday 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.

Salsa at Manresa Castle March 8th

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

From Judy Rudolph:

Hola, Salseros y Salseras!

Second Sunday Salsa Night March 8th will be 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.

Cha-Cha / Rumba / Salsa Class Starts at the Sequim Prairie Grange Hall February 17th

Location: 
Sequim Prairie Grange Hall
290 Macleay Rd
Sequim, WA 98382

From Carol Hathaway:

Yee Ha! This Tuesday March 17, at Sequim Prairie Grange in Carlsborg, a ChaCha/Rumba rhythm variation - that travels to Country Music - COWBOY CHA CHA will be offered from 7 to 8pm, then a Western alternative to Quickstep and Foxtrot rhythms - COUNTRY 2 STEP will be offered from 8 to 9.

$6 per Leprechaun per class. Civilians same price :)

Salsa at Manresa Castle February 8th

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

From Judy Rudolph:

Second Sunday Salsa Night February 8th will be 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.

Salsa at Manresa Castle January 11th

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

From Judy Rudolph:

Second Sunday Salsa Night January 11th will be 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.

Monthly Second Saturday Dance Port Townsend DJ Dance and Lesson at the Port Townsend Masonic Hall

Date: 
Sat, 9-May-2015, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: 
Masonc Lodge #6
1338 Jefferson Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

New Monthly Dance 2nd Saturdays at the Masonic Lodge in Uptown Port Townsend

6:30 - 7:30pm    Pre-dance lesson with Janice Eklund

7:30 - 9:30pm  DJ'd dance with a variety of music; waltz, NC2 step, Latin, swing, country 2 step, Foxtrot, zydeco and more.

Everyone is welcome, no partner necessary.  Smoke and scent-free.

$10 admission includes lesson.

For more info, contact danceporttownsendatgmail [dot] com or call (360) 437-0654.

Salsa at Manresa Castle December 14th

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

From Judy Rudolph:

Hola, Salseros y Salseras!

Second Sunday Salsa Night December 14th will be 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.

Janice Eklund's East Coast Swing Class Starts January 13th

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

From Janice:

We will begin a 5 week session in the New Year: Tuesday January 13 to February 10.

6:30 - 7:30 EAST COAST SWING (TRIPLE TIME) SWING…..Beginning and Beyond

This is the best place to start learning to dance…or to review and refine your skills. This rhythm pattern is the one most often played at swing dances, so it is very useful. If you have always wanted to learn to dance and it is a New Year's resolution of an item on your bucket list…now is the time! Learn now…enjoy it forever. If you have taken this class before, consider learning the other role…or really focusing on the fine details of leading or following.

Everyone is welcome. No partner is necessary. We teach with a non-competitive, just for the fun of it style. But, of course, we try to teach you good technique for partnering. Hope you can join us.

5 WEEK SESSION: $50 per person/class

$37.50 repeat discount

$12. drop-in

Questions: Call Janice Eklund 379-8052 or eklundjlataol [dot] com

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