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STICKSHIFT ANNIE SWINGS INTO SPRING FOR MARCH DANCE
Stickshift Annie with Kimball & the Fugitives
Fri. Mar. 21 8:00 - 10:30pm at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge
Olympic Peninsula Dance keeps partner dancing alive in Port Townsend by bringing Stickshift Annie with Kimball & the Fugitives to the Port Townsend Elks Club on Friday, March 21, 2014.
One of the busiest and hardest-working singers in the Seattle area, Annie Eastwood has been playing venues around the Northwest since 1996. Dancers can't resist her sassy delivery of sultry swing, red-hot blues plus latin, rock and smoldering jazz, composing and recording an eclectic mix that won her a nomination in 2002 by the Washington Blues Society for “Best Female Vocalist” and “Best Northwest Recording Artist.”
Annie’s sultry voice is a good match with six-string and slide-guitarist Kimball Conant, who often joins her on vocals. One of the tightest rhythm sections in the Northwest, the Fugitives Trio is rounded out by Larry Hill, on bass, and John Rockwell, on drums. They contribute texture and beat to the band's smooth sounds and straight-ahead rockin' roadhouse blues.
There will be a free (with admission) dance lesson at in Intermediate East Coast Swing at 7:00 pm by Janice Eklund. Experienced dancers are encouraged to come help beginners. No partner or registration is necessary.
This is a smoke-free dance open to all ages.
Admissions: Adults $15; Disabled, Student with any school ID or with one-time Adult Dance Student Discount $10; Age 12 & under $7. The pre-dance lesson is free with admission.
For more information, call (360) 385-5327.
Olympic Peninsula Dance features T.S. Fisher & the Smoothe Operators on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Elks Lodge, 555 Otto Street in Port Townsend.
Featuring Tim Halpin of The Better Half and Sean Divine of The Jelly Rollers. All seasoned Northwest blues veterans, the band is backed by a spectacular rhythm section featuring Todd Fisher on bass and Tom Svornich on drums. They'll provide a self-proclaimed "Blues to make you move!"
Olympic Peninsula Dance features Jim Nyby & the F Street Band on Friday, January 17 at the Elks Lodge, 555 Otto Street in Port Townsend. The band was originally formed in 2005 to raise funds for survivors of Hurricane Katrina and, with their loyal local following, has proven to be one of Port Townsend's favorite bands.
Olympic Peninsula Dance brings Haywire, a country, blues and R&R band from Sequim, to begin the holiday season on Friday, November 15 at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge.
Every Friday 7-8pm lesson, 8-10pm dance.
No partner necessary, all ages welcome, all for $5.
5 Thursdays beginning October 31 - December 5 (skipping November 28)
At my home studio at 4901 Emerald Street, Port Townsend
6:30 - 8:45ish West Coast Swing ... with some extras thrown in East Coast ... waltz ... who knows?
We will work on our skills for lead/follow and how to adapt moves to various dances. At the break, we will come inside to chat and have a yummy dessert. It puts the "social" in social dancing!!!
$15 per person/night. Note: discount for committing to the entire session, paying $60 the first night.
From Sarah Peller:
An open group of people from all dance backgrounds (from none to tons!). We get together every week to play and experiment with Fusion partner dancing. We start each dance with some type of movement lesson, from salsa to modern dance to acro-fusion. (Check our calendar for the upcoming classes) Then we all practice, experiment, play and learn from each other during the open dance.
Rachael Jorgensen & Barry Burnett have performed together for the last three years both as a duo and as the four-piece band that will be performing for this dance. The band is rounded-out by an outstanding rhythm section including Tom Svornich on drums and Paul Stehr-Green on bass.
Known for both their high-energy and consummate professionalism, The Blues Counselors keep the dancing crowd on its feet the entire evening. The ensemble of six seasoned Pacific Northwest musicians features Rick Allyn on vocals and guitar and Teresa Fraser also doing vocals and contributing percussion.
Tuesday Ballroom Dance Classes
A cadre of dance teachers will continue ballroom lessons this season. They are: Carol Hathaway, Michael Clemens, Darlene Clemens and Steve Johnson. Derek and Pam (teachers emeritus) will be “sometimes available” – at their convenience” – to teach both the teachers and the students. If possible, we will also include guest teachers.