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Northwest veteran jazz, blues and swing vocalist Maia Santell and her band House Blend will serve up swing and blues dancing at the Port Townsend Elks on Friday, October 15 from 8 to 11 p.m. The dance, which is open to all, is sponsored by Olympic Peninsula Dance.
Otto and Krisin bring their handcrafted and danceable music to the Upstage. Good time music for waltzes, country dance and more. 3/4 time dance lessons thrown in!
From Carol Hathaway:
Come practice and enjoy whatever styles of dance you have been learning. A broad variety of upbeat music will be provided by yours truly, the tunes will be continuous, so come enjoy; rest, socialize and rehydrate during the styles you are not yet familiar with and jump up and have fun with the rest!
Ladies, bring a gent or two
Gents, bring a lady or two…YOUTH WELCOME!
From Janice Eklund:
For the last eight months, I have been hosting a monthly dance party on Whidbey Island. It begins with a one hour pre-dance workshop. Each month the focus of the workshop features a different dance form. Often, I present it in the form of a mixer, so that folks get to meet and greet one another at the start of the evening.
Carol Hathaway offers rotating classes in Port Angeles and private instruction. She can be reached at hathaway00gmail [dot] com or by phone at (360) 460-3836.
Note new location and lead incentive program info below!
This is a workshop on dance technique, designed to provide the dancing skills a new dancer must have at the earliest stages. It provides the solid dance foundation needed in order to execute any kind of dance partnership with success.
Lead Incentive Program: Dance Vida is offering an incentive program for the remainder of these workshops. If a follow brings a lead and both sign up for the remaining workshops in this series, the lead gets into the workshops free, and the follow gets a $20 certificate toward a private lesson with Roberto. To redeem the $20 certificate, email Roberto with your name and the lead's name, as well as contact information.
Dance classes are given every Tuesday evening. Beginning classes at 7pm. and Intermediate at 8.10 pm. Couples and Singles are welcome but partners cannot be guaranteed.
Classes at both levels cost $7 per person per week. People with experience in the beginning class may take both classes for $10 per week.
The February classes will be Foxtrot.
The next Mike, Olivia, Perry, Sonja dance will be Jan. 30, 7-10:30 pm at the Eagles in Port Angeles. The reader board will list Swing Dance but it will be the regular DJ mix of a little ballroom as well.
For more info contact sj_hickeyhotmail [dot] com (Sonja).
The 13th annual Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dance will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2009 from 7:30-11:00pm in the Christian Center at First Lutheran Church in Poulsbo.
Music will be by the popular Northwest group, Casanova, who will be playing everything from Swing to Tango. Come and join the fun of dancing and listening to music from the 40’s through the 90’s. Great appetizers will be served and the fellowship is superb. Dress is casual to formal.
Janice teaches small group or private lessons in East and West Coast Swing, Waltz, Nightclub Two Step and Salsa. She has a studio at her Port Townsend home.
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To the dancers on the Olympic Peninsula...and beyond: