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Robin Bessier and Full Circle Play for Discovery Dance at the Port Townsend Elks May 20th sticky icon

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 Elk on Friday, May 20 at the Port Townsend Elks. The dancing begins at 8:00 p.m. following a free (with admission) dance lesson.

Bessier and Full Circle play a mix of the best dance music from the 1920's to today. Thesongbook includes Duke Ellington, Bill Withers, Ray Charles, Cole Porter, Lerner & Lowe, Full CircleBenny 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 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) lesson in rumba will offered at 7:00 p.m. by locatl dance instructor Janice Eklund. Experienced dancers are encouraged to come help beginners. Couples and singles are welcome. No partner or registration is necessary.

This is a smoke-free and scent-free dance open to all ages.

Admission: $10.

Three Chords and the Truth Play for the Olympic Peninsula Dance Club at the Port Townsend Elks February 20th sticky icon

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

The Olympic Peninsula Dance Club presents Port Townsend's dance-friendly Three Chords and the Truth on February 20 at the Port Townsend Elks. The dancing begins at 8:00 p.m. following a free (with admission) dance lesson.

Buffalo Bill CodyThree Chords and the Truth offer classic country and western tunes including two-step, country waltz, rockabilly blues, country swing and cha-cha. The band is led by Doug Warren on guitar and fiddle, Dave Llewellen, Esq. on steel guitar, Jim Newberry on fiddle, Bruce Cannavaro on bass, and Mark Sabella on drums. This performance might also offer a surprise guest singer, and promises a country rockin’ good time.

A free (with admission) lesson in country two-step will offered at 7:00 p.m. by local dance instructor Janice Eklund. Experienced dancers are encouraged to come help beginners. Couples and singles are welcome. No partner or registration is necessary.

This is a smoke-free and scent-free dance open to all ages.

Admission: $10.

 

Maia Santell & House Blend Play for OPD at the Port Townsend Elks April 18th sticky icon

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

Sweet, sassy and satisfying dance music is on tap Friday, April 18 at the Port Townsend Elks with a visit from Tacoma's Maia Santell & House Blend. The dance, sponsored by Olympic Peninsula Dance, welcomes both singles and couples.

Maia SantellOn vocals, Santell's powerful voice -- compared to Bonnie Raitt -- is bold, playful and full of confidence. She's known as "an entertainer's entertainer," delivering songs with a style that's dynamic and full of musical joy.

Backing up Santell, House Blend's guitar, saxophone, bass and drums represent a who's who of Northwest jazz and blues royalty. These seasoned musicians appeal to all age audiences, and dancers are especially enthused by their mix of styles. For more than two decades Santell and House Blend have been favorites around the Pacific Northwest at nightclubs, casinos, festivals, dances, cruises, and special events.

The group performs a mix of jazz, blues, swing, Latin, rhythm and blues, big band hits and contemporary favorites, with a repertoire featuring the best in popular dance music from the 1940's through the 1990's. Maia Santell and House Blend's playlist reflects songs made famous by such artists as Duke Ellington, Etta James, B.B. King, Billie Holiday, Brooks and Dunn, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Santana, Linda Ronstadt, Billie Holiday, Eric Clapton, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Patsy Cline, Wilson Pickett, Fats Domino and Peggy Lee, to name a few. For more information, sound bites and videos, see: www.MaiaSantell.com.

There will be a free (with admission) Foxtrot workshop with Carol Hathaway 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.

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.

Commander Cody at the PT American Legion July 11th sticky icon

Location: 
Port Townsend American Legion Hall
209 Monroe Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

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Jim Nyby and the "F" Street Band Kick Off the 2012-2013 OPD Dance Calendar at the Port Townsend Elks September 21st sticky icon

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

Jim Nyby and the "F" Street BandOlympic Peninsula Dance kicks off its 17th season on Friday, September 21 at the Elks Club with a benefit swing dance featuring, and contributed by, the Jim Nyby & the F Street Band plus silent auction. A Country Waltz lesson begins at 7:00pm, followed by Nyby’s Band at 8:00pm. Both are open to the public

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.

Fusion Practica

Date: 
Wed, 14-Dec-2016, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: 
808 17th Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From the Fusion Inclusion Dance Project website:

Want to take your dancing to the next level? Need some feedback, tips, or someone to try that new move with? This is the place to do that, where we can practice dance stuff in a very friendly casual environment.

The Fusion Inclusion Dance Project in Port Angeles December 11th

Date: 
Sun, 11-Dec-2016, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: 
735 South Chase Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

From Sonja Hickey:

Fusion Dancing is free spirited, unstructured partner dancing with lead and follow exchanges, not for everyone but fun and a bit challenging for those who have an interest. (opinion expressed is my own. SH)

Sunday, December 11 at 6 PM - 10 PM

735 S Chase St, Port Angeles, WA 98362-6139, United States

The Fusion Inclusion Dance Project

Jerry's Country Jam at the Sequim VFW December 10th

Date: 
Sat, 10-Dec-2016, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 
Sequim VFW Hall
169 E. Washington
Sequim, WA 98382

From Sonja Hickey:

The Sequim VFW is having music for dancing on Saturdays through the month. In checking with them they do say it is members and guests, however one member can sign in many guests. Just know you may be asked.

This Saturday is Jerry's Country Jam.

6 pm

$ tips