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Hot Club Sandwich with Matt Sircely Play for Discovery Dance at the Port Townsend Elks January 19th

Fri, 19-Jan-2018, 7:00 pm
Elks Lodge #317
555 Otto Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Discovery Dance presents Hot Club Sandwich featuring Matt Sircely, January 19 at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge.  Begin the evening with a FREE dance lesson in One-Step, taught by professional dance instructor Janice Eklund. Live music begins at 8:00 p.m. New and seasoned dancers are welcome. No partner or previous dance experience is necessary to join in the fun.

Fifteen years ago, with Seattle fast becoming a hub of Gypsy jazz resurgence, Hot Club Sandwich was founded by a handful of young string players with a love Hot Club Sandwichfor Manouche swing and other vintage jazz, including other folkloric music of the era from around the world. Several years ago, Known for playing dances as far afield as California or Alaska, the group has made regular appearances in recent years on the Juan de Fuca Festival and NW Folklife stages. Sandwich is composed of founding members Tim Wetmiller in violin and Kevin Connon on guitar and vocals.  Nancy Katz on bass and Terry Smith on drums handle the rhythms.  Local Matt Sircely plays mandolin, guitar, and vocals.  When playing dances, Hot Club Sandwich caters to each event, touching on swing at various tempos, and branching into country shuffles or Latin grooves before sprinkling the set with waltzes.

A free (with admission) lesson in One-Step will offered at 7:00 p.m. by professional 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: $12.

Discovery Dance is a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting partner dancing on and around the Olympic Peninsula.

Dances are held on the third Friday of each month. Find out more at www.discoverydance.org

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