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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 December, Red Crow will play, with Michael Karcher calling.
Workshop will start at 7:30, Dance at 8:00
This will be Red Crow's third time on our stage. They like playing for us so much, they keep coming back as fast as we can book them. That's great for us, because they have quickly become one of our favorite bands. (They're the ones that talked us into adding a June dance to our schedule, so they could play again, then drew a great crowd to make it a success!) They are bound to rock the house again Saturday.
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 November, Jeannie Murphy will call and the music is provided by the Rose Street Ramblers.
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).
National treasure Fred Park will be calling.
Come for cookies at 7:00pm. A dance workshop for all dancers will start at 7:30, with the dance to be held from 8-11PM.
All dances taught and all levels are welcome!
Admission is $10 for singles, $20 for families.
For more information, call joyountolypen [dot] com (Jo Yount) at (360)385-0456.
Contra Dance at Black Diamond Community Hall each First Saturday (except for this January, where it's the second Saturday.)
7:30 workshop, 8:00 PM dance.
Live band and caller. All dances taught, beginners welcome.
Requested Donation: $6 (under 18 - $2)
No need to bring a partner, there will be plenty of dancers to partner with.
For more info contact tomshindler [dot] us (Tom).
The New Year's Even Dance and Celebration is a benefit with all proceeds to the Quimper Grange. BYOB (non-alcoholic) refreshments and desserts for the midnight celebration. Tim Jenkins will call with live music from Ragged Mountain.
Squares, contras, mixers and related forms, with all dances taught.
Singles, couples and all ages welcome.
Suggested donation $6.00.
For more information, call edavidtgmail [dot] com (David Thielk) at (360)385-3308.