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.

June - August 2016 Square Dance on the Wharf in Port Townsend

No regular square dances at the Grange this summer. We will be back with a special surprise in September.  But in the meantime, we are going to have some spontaneous square dance events on Union Wharf in downtown Port Townsend.  The first one is this Saturday, June 11th, at 7PM.  Check it out!  Dave Thielk will be calling with the Rose Street Ramblers playing.  Dance on the water!

No charge! No experience necessary!  Partners not needed.  Just come and have fun.

Dave T.

May 2016 - Old Time Jam with Bruce and Bonnie; Square Dance with Amy Carroll and the Last Chance Stringband

May 4th, 7:00: pm Old Time Jam

This month's Old Time Jam will be led by Seattleites, WB Reid and Bonnie Zahnow, who have graced the stage on many occasions at Centrum's Festival of American Fiddle Tunes and were stars of a Quimper Grange "House Concert" and workshop in March of last year. WB will teach Illinois Rickett's Hornpipe and has made a regular speed and a slow recording. If you want to preview them they are here:


They will have CDs available in case you are interested in taking some of their fine music home. Our jams are participatory so bring an instrument and prepare to have fun! Players of all ages and abilities are welcome.
There is a suggested donation of $1or $2 to help pay for heating the hall. You are encouraged to bring cookies or other snacks to share. Any questions? Call Marla at 360-385-6924

May 14 - Square Dance - Amy Carroll calls for the Last Chance Stringband

Caller Amy Carroll
Come on out to the last dance of the spring/summer on May 14th  Seattle's Amy Carroll calls all over the PNW and is known for family friendly fun.  Amy always brings an exuberance to her events.  The Last Chance Stringband hails from Port Townsend and includes long time dance fiddler Gary Pasco,
Last Chance Stringband
along with Carol Hardy, Roger Pick and Dave Thielk.   Round up a partner or 3 and head on up to the grange on Saturday, May 14.  Dancing starts at 8 PM, but you can come early and jam with the band at 7.   Partners are not necessary, come as you are!  These dances are family friendly.  All dances are taught; no experience is necessary.  For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-385-3308

Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals
May 21st, 7:30: Contra Dance
Please join us on Saturday May 21 as we dance to the tunes of Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals. AND as special treat, we have guest caller, Laura Mé. Come one, come all and have a great time! The dance will start at 7:30 and end about 10:30. $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.

April 2016 - Square Dance with Lisa McAvoy and the Hi-O Reverlers

April 9th Square Dance with Lisa McAvoy and the Hi-O Revelers

Chantereller Hunter and
Square Dance Caller
Lisa McAvoy
The Hi-O Revelers
Bellingham square dance caller Lisa McAvoy will grace Quimper Grange on April 9th, along with the Hi-O revelers from Seattle. This is Lisa's first dance at the Grange, but rumor has it when Lisa is calling it is hard to tell who is having more fun, the dancers or her! The Hi-O Revelers are Devin Champlin and Katy Harris currently out of Seattle. They play old time music with a good mix of fiddle breakdowns, mandolin rags, guitar blues and singing duets. Both Devin and Katy draw heavy inspiration from early recordings, as well as learning from the great living musicians they are fortunate enough to learn from and play with. Not a slicked up, modern take on an old thing, nor an archival reproduction, this is two people playing music they absolutely love with a passion. They are equally at home playing a square dance, for a honky tonk, on a festival stage, or sitting on a cooler in a field. For this dance, they will be joined by Levi Danner on bass, and Andy Rick on banjo and steel, both of Bellingham.

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.

April 16th (Sat) 7:30 Contra Dance: Tinker Cavallaro Calling

 Need fiddles for the dance?  Au Contraire - dance to traditional Contra Dance tunes which have been morphed into a swing spirit with dance-able improvisations.  Au Contraire members include "Chicago Bob Longmire on harmonica; guitar, George Yount on harmonica; ukulele, master uke picker Dick Hinshaw; Steven Urbanc serves on the great bass.Tinker Cavallaro calls dances to fit your dancing skills.  Bring a partner or find one at the hall.  We'll have plenty of partners to go around on Saturday, April 16th.  The dance will start at 7:30 and end about 10:30. $6.00, free for under 16.