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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.

"Salsa-Blues Blend" Workshops with Ari Levitt at the Quimper Grange May 14th

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

From Air Levitt:

Join us in PORT TOWNSEND May 14, 2015 for two fabulous

“Salsa-Blues Blend” WORKSHOPS

with Ari Levitt

Thursday, May 14th, 2015: (all levels, no partner needed)

·  7:00-8:00pm:  “Salsa-Blues Blend, Part I”  fun, informative!
·  8:15-9:15pmSalsa-Blues Blend, Part II” - the best!
·  9:15-10:00pm:  FREE Guided Practice

WHERE:

Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St, Port Townsend, WA

COST:     

Pre-Register on line OR just show up at the door!

Suggested Price: $15/class, or $25 for both classes. 

Pay by Credit Card or PayPal online, or by cash or check at the door. 

There will be a Pay-What-You-Can option at the door!

DESCRIPTION:

Learn the foundations of both Blues & Salsa-Blues Fusion in this fantastic workshop that explores the use of double-time rhythms in salsa, and teaches you how you can apply those concepts to a wide range of blues music.  In Workshop #1, we'll review the basics of both salsa & blues as well as some lovely step variations that will lay the foundation for Workshop II.  In workshop II, we'll learn a number of fun, innovative combinations from Ari's library of moves and inventions that you can take with you to the dance floor.  You must take Workshop #1 to participate in Workshop #2

All welcome - No partner needed.

Weekly Salsa Dances in Port Angeles

Date: 
Wed, 27-May-2015, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Date: 
Wed, 3-Jun-2015, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Date: 
Wed, 10-Jun-2015, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Date: 
Wed, 17-Jun-2015, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm (some future dates hidden)
Location: 
Aglazing Art Studio
207 West First Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Every Wednesday at Aglazing Art Studio, 207 W. 1st St. Port Angeles.

7:30pm for beginner lesson, 8:15 for intermediate lesson.

Open dancing from 8:45-11:30.

$3 per person and there are free snacks and refreshments provided.

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, 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.

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.

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