There is plenty of room to move and reasons to lift your spirits. Whether you like to kick up your heels or sit back and watch a performance, Port Townsend provides plenty of dance opportunities. There are classes offered in all types of dance and active dancing communities for everything from salsa, contra and swing with regular events. Be sure and search the Port Townsend Event Calendar for dance events.
The Dance Studio - The O'Meara Family provides dance classes for all ages and styles.
1110 Lawrence Street
210 Polk Street, #8, Port Townsend
Madrona MindBody Institute - Full schedule of year-round workshops, events and daily drop-in classes designed to empower people to achieve physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. Nia Classes & Events, Soul Motion Dance, Dance/Special Classes, Pilates and Yoga.
Dance Groups and Dances
OlympicPeninsulaDance.com - Is a labor of love by a small group of people (often just one!) passionate about dance on the Olympic Peninsula. It is not affliliated with any organizations (including the Olympic Peninsula Dance Club, though the maintainer(s) of this site are members of that group) but tries to support dance instruction, dance venues, live music, and dance in all forms.
Discovery Dance - Join Discovery Dance each month, September through Spring. Discovery Dance takes dance seriously. Seriously fun. Bring a partner, come alone, or with a gaggle. Veteran dancers are always there to help out...all you need is a pair of dance shoes (soft soles), and a smile. Live Music, Expert Dance Instruction (see above), and ALOT more fun than you’d imagine. $10 INCLUDES the lesson at 7pm, followed by dancing from 8pm until around 10:30pm.
Port Townsend Contra and Square Dance - Contra Dances held the second Saturday of each month year round, and Southern Squares on the first Saturday, October through May. Dances open to all--singles, families, newcomers, experienced dancers. Live music, with all dances taught by experienced callers at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St. P.T.
Check PTguide's Event Calendar for all local dances!
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