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From Fran Post:
Dance out the old, and dance in the new at Quimper Grange on Tuesday, December 31. Quimper Grange is hosting the 4th annual building maintenance fund raiser on New Year's Eve! Building hall maintenance continues to gouge our small budget. In the past couple of years we have put a new roof on, cleaned up and repaired our crawl space, refinished the dance floor, and installed a new electric main. But there is much more that needs to be done. Floors need refinishing
From Tom Shindler and the Port Angeles Library:
Contra Dance at the Port Angeles Library
Friday, January 10
7pm - 10pm
2210 S. Peabody Street
Band: Riffraff (Lindon Toney - fiddle, Jesse Partridge - fiddle, and Jay Finkelstein – guitar). Olympia-based band.
Caller: Nan Evans
This is a free dance! Brief lesson at 7pm.
See details below.
From Tom Shindler:
The Old Time Fiddlers are playing for a dance they are hosting from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road. Kristin Smith leads the band and Tony Mates calls the dances. Tony says he likes dances that get everyone up and on the floor. He might teach the schottische, a lively couple dance, as well as calling the contra and square dances. Expect some waltzes and a polka, too.
Community dances held, for the most part, at the Black Diamond Community Hall.
Quimper Grange is hosting the third annual New Year’s Eve event featuring square and contra dancing as a fundraiser to support ongoing hall maintenance and improvements. Quimper Grange is Port Townsend’s premier traditional dance venue with Saturday squares, zydeco, contras or tango on any given weekend.
From Tim Shindler,
In March, Fresh Cider play, and Woody Lane of Roseburg, OR will call.
Workshop will start at 7:30, Dance at 8:00
Remember the free workshop at 7:30.
Requested Donation for the dance: adults: $8, kids: $3 (or bring equivalent in goodies to share at break)
As always, in addition to a great band and caller, you'll find the funnest, friendliest folks to dance with anywhere! All ages, and all experience levels.
Frederick Park, North Carolina Dance Master of Circles, Squares, Contras, Waltz and more, (Set Dance Traditions from near and far!) will be calling a special dance this month. He will be joined by the fabulous and all ways tasteful tunes of Ruthie Dornfeld, fiddler par excellence ! (Ruthie's bringing a surprise guest musician to the evening!)They will present an evening of fun-filled, lilting, outrageous dances in Pt. Townsend on Sunday evening, July 8th, 20127:30 PM – 10:30 PM at the Quimper Grange, Silver and Corona (just drive North on Sheridan), Port Townsend, WA
Bring your instruments, your dances, your tunes, your snacks. Coffee, tea & cider provided.
2nd Saturday contra dance and 5th Saturday square dance hosted by Port Townsend Community Dance. Live Music at every dance and all dances taught. All levels are welcome!
In March, Tim Jenkins from Wisconsin will call and Airstream Traveler will play the tunes.
A dance workshop for all dancers will start at 7:30, with the dance to be held from 8-10:30PM.
Regular admission is $6 for adults and $3 for ages 3-18, free for children under 3.
For more information, see http://ptcommunitydance.blogspot.com.
From PT Community Dance:
For those of you who may not know, Dudley is pretty much the point person for the modern resurgence of contra dancing. Most of us learned from him, or from somebody else who learned from him, in direct succession. In 2009, the NEA awarded him a National Heritage Foundation grant for his lifetime’s work as a tradition bearer – thus putting contra dance on the nation’s cultural map. For more:
Dudley will also be giving a poetry reading at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend on Friday, July 1 (free).