Wanna have a house dance????

Wanna have a house dance or a dance part with friends? All you need is 8 dancers and a little space. We can organize a band and caller for any event big or small. Dave Thielk 360-385-3308.



February 2016 - Alex MacLeod calls squares for Wild Phil

 Old Time Jam Hosted by Len Feldman on February 3
Len Feldman

Concertina player Len Feldman will lead this month’s Old Time jam.  A recent arrival in Port Townsend from Haines Alaska, Len's repertoire includes often-played tunes as well as a smattering of unusual and interesting tunes rarely heard in these parts.  The tune he will teach at the beginning of the jam is an A modal tune, Clinch Mountain Backstep.  We will be playing in A in a couple of tunings. All abilities are welcome.
We request a $1-2 donation to help pay for heat.






Square Dance with Alex MacLeod / Wild Phil on February 13

Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals
Valentine's Dance? Alex Macleod with Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals are hosting this month's Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social. Alex MacLeod hails from the Seattle area. Wild Phil will be riding all the way from Chimacum Valley to play the dance. Bring your sweetheart, or come by yourself. Who knows what could happen at a dance on the day before Valentine's Day! Partners are not necessary. All dances taught, all ages and experience levels are welcome. 8:00. $6.  16 and under free. Come at 7 to jam with the band. Please bring a personal water bottle. For more info call Dave Thielk at 360-301-6005.

February 20th - Devils Club  

The Devils Club Darlin's have been playing music for nearly 2 centuries, all told, and have collected contra tunes from the mountains, lakes, rivers, and streams all across the USA, but they promise not to bring any real Devil’s Club to the dance. So kick up your heels and swing your partner; lots of energy and laughs to go around with Laurel Bliss, fiddle; John Clark, Banjo; John Hatton, Guitar & Banjo Uke; Howie Meltzer, Fiddle. Joe Micheals has been calling contras as well as squares in the PNW since 1982 and lists his main goal as introducing the joy of traditional dance and making it accessible to as many as possible. The dance will start at 7:30 and end about10:30. $6.00 fee, $3.00 for those 18 to 3 years, free for under 3. The Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona St., in Port Townsend.

January 2016 - Tim Jenkins with the Rose Street Ramblers

Happy New Year!  As I reflect on the past year, I am filled with gratitude at all of the music and dance that I have been part of.  And, as I anticipate 2016, I am anticipating a great year!  I am hoping that you also enjoyed the Port Townsend square and contradance events last year and plan to continue participating.  If you have not attended one of our community based dances with live music, then I think a New Year's Resolution is in order.  Hope to see you at the Grange!  Here is what is happening in January.

January 9  Square Dance with Tim Jenkins and the Rose Street Ramblers


Caller Tim Jenkins
The Rose Street Ramblers
January heat?  Yep, at Quimper Grange! Tonight, January 9!  The illustrious Tim Jenkins, along with The Rose Street Ramblers, welcomes all ages and all abilities.   Tim Jenkins hails all the way from Gays :Mills, Wisconsin and has called dances from New York City to Seattle, Wa.  The Rose Street Ramblers live right here in Jefferson County!  Rustle up some
dancing accomplices and come on down to the Grange tonight.  Or just show up on your own! Partners are not necessary. All dances taught, all ages and experience levels are welcome, all dances are taught.  8:00.   Come at 7 to jam with the band. For more info call Dave Thielk at 360-301-6005.


January 16 Contradance - Information Coming Soon

December 2015 - Caroline Oakley and the Carolina Rowdies play the Square Dance at Quimper Grange

December 12 - Square Dance with Caroline Oakley


The Carolina Rowdies
Old time rock and roll with four edges and four corners?  Yep, at Quimper Grange on December 12!  Portland caller Caroline Oakley and the Carolina Rowdies welcome all ages and all abilities.   Rustle up some dancing accomplices and come on down to the Grange tonight.  Or just show up on your own! Partners are not necessary. All dances taught, all ages and experience levels are welcome,  8:00 - 11:00.    Come and jam at 7 before the dance. Please bring a personal water container, and if so inclined, snacks to share. $6. For more info call Dave Thielk at 360-301-6005.


December 19 Quimper Grange Annual Fundraiser

Airstream Traveler

Come and celebrate our fabulous and local music and dance scene on Saturday December 19. Airstream Traveler players for the contra dance while Nan Evans will keep us dancing. Later David Thielk will call Squares with Rose Street Ramblers providing the tunes. We start at 7:30 and end about 11. You are invited to bring your favorite snacks to compliment those provided by our faithful commercial supporters. This is our annual fund raiser so we ask for a $10-15 donation for anyone over 16. The Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona St., in Port Townsend.