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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

From the Upstage web site:

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.

Second Friday Dance with DJ Phoenix at the Chimacum Grange February 13th

Date: 
Fri, 13-Feb-2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 
Chimacum Grange
9572 Rhody Drive
Chimacum, WA 98325

Friday, 2/13/15: The Chimacum Grange will be hosting a Oldies Record Dance, 6:00 - 8:30 pm.

DJ Phoenix, aka Jason Dalziel, will be spinning records from the 40's through 60's, covering early rock n' roll, R+B, funk and country, to get you in the mood for Valentines Day.

All ages - singles/families and in-between welcome.

$5 donation.

Let's Boogie!

This event is smoke and substance free.

BYO snacks and water.

For more info, contact heather [dot] grahamatbastyr [dot] edu (Heather.)

Zydeco Dance Party at the Metta Room in Port Angeles February 13th

Date: 
Fri, 13-Feb-2015, 7:00 pm
Location: 
The Metta Room
132 East Front Street
Port Angeles, WA 98382

From the Juan de Fuca Festival web site:

ZYDECO DANCING WEEKEND

Plan a weekend of Zydeco!

On Friday, February 13, join zydeco dance instructors for an informal zydeco dance party at THE METTA ROOM in Port Angeles, 132 East Front St. Here’s a chance to watch and learn from the pros and get a head start on the Mardi Gras celebrations! ALL AGES CAN ATTEND!!! The Party starts at 7pm

Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center February 14th

Date: 
Sat, 14-Feb-2015, 7:00 pm
Location: 
Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center
304 East Park Ave
Port Angeles, WA 98382

From the Juan de Fuca Festival's web site:

Make this the best date night ever! Celebrate Valentine’s Day and/or Mardi Gras with two time Grammy winner Terrance Simien, an eighth generation Louisiana Creole, who is recognized as one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today.

For 30 years he and his Zydeco Experience Band have performed over 7000 concerts and toured millions of miles to over 45 countries as they share the soul and excitement of indigenous Zydeco music.

"Just for Fun" Dance with the Haywire Band at the Vern Burton Community Center March 13th

Date: 
Fri, 13-Mar-2015, 6:30 pm
Location: 
Vern Burton Community Center
308 East 4th Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

From Steve Johnson via Sonja:

Friday, March 13 @ 6:30 Just for Fun Community Dance with Haywire Band!

Vern Burton Center - 308 East 4th Street, Port Angeles

Call Steve or Ann at 360-457-5950 or email annaatolypen [dot] com.

"Just for Fun" East Coast Swing Classes Start at the Vern Burton Community Center February 4th

Date: 
Wed, 4-Feb-2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: 
Wed, 11-Feb-2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: 
Wed, 18-Feb-2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: 
Wed, 25-Feb-2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm (some future dates hidden)
Location: 
Vern Burton Community Center
308 East 4th Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

From Steve Johnson via Sonya:

Just for Fun Dance Classes

Port Angeles Senior & Community Center ~ All ages welcome!

Wednesdays February 4 – March 11

East Coast Swing only $5.00 per class

  • 6:30-7:30 ~ Beginning
  • 8:00-9:00 ~ Beyond Beginning

Call Steve or Ann 360-457-5950 or Email: annaatolypen [dot] com

Friday, March 13 @ 6:30 Just for Fun Community Dance with Haywire Band!

Vern Burton Center - 308 East 4th Street, PA

(Your $5 each week for lessons helps pay for this dance and you get in free!)

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