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(Mostly) Third Saturday Contra Dance in Port Townsend

Quimper Grange #720
1219 Corona Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

3rd 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 July, Jay Finklestein calls while Laurel and the Hardy Boys 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.

Treats/snacks appreciated!

For more information, see

Contra Dance at the Port Townsend Victorian Festival at the American Legion Hall March 22nd

Port Townsend American Legion Hall
209 Monroe Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From Cindy Madsen for Port Townsend Victorian Heritage Festival:

Port Townsend will be hosting their 18th Annual Victorian Festival this upcoming Saturday, March 21-23.

Our press release is below...

New Year's Eve Square and Contra Fundraiser at Quimper Grange

Quimper Grange #720
1219 Corona Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

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

Free Contra Dance at the Port Angeles Library January 10th

Port Angeles Library
2210 South Peabody Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

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.

Contra Dance at the Sequim Prairie Grange Hall January 11th

Sequim Prairie Grange Hall
290 Macleay Rd
Sequim, WA 98382

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.

Port Angeles Contra / Square Dance Web Site

Community dances held, for the most part, at the Black Diamond Community Hall.

New Year's Eve Squares and Contras at the Quimper Grange December 31st

Quimper Grange #720
1219 Corona Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

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.

Black Diamond (Mostly) First Saturday Contra Dances in Port Angeles

Black Diamond Community Hall
1942 Black Diamond Road (2 miles up from Pine Street)
Port Angeles, WA 98363

From Tim Shindler,

In June, Country Capers play, and Jean Gorrindo from California 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.

Special Community Dance at the Quimper Grange July 8th

Quimper Grange #720
1219 Corona Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

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

a homemade new year's party: "CONTRA & BEYOND"

Quimper Grange
1219 Corona Street
Phone: 385-0456 or774-6618

Bring your instruments, your dances, your tunes, your snacks.  Coffee, tea & cider provided.

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