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 360-602-1270 and leave a message.

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June 2018

No square dances will be scheduled at Quimper Grange during the months of June, July, and August.  However, I may put together a dance on Union Wharf some time in early July.  Please stay tuned!.


May 2018 - Colin Sterling calls with the Ferry Hoppers at Quimper Grange

Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social on May 12


Port Townsend's Ferry Hoppers have just returned to Port Townsend from a Lopez Island square dance adventure and are scheduled to rock Quimper Grange on May 12.  The band includes
Caller Colin Sterling
Channing Showalter, along with Chimacum favorites Joanne Pontrello , Paul Denison, and Annie Schermer.  The caller is Colin Sterling from Olympia. Colin has called square dances from way up in Conway all they way down to Olympia. I have been wrangling to get Colin to call one of our dances for several years and he is finally on the schedule.  This is the last dance of the season; don't be left out!  Dancing starts at 8PM (dancers can come early and jam with band

at 7 PM) and goes till 11PM.

All dances are taught. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged. This is a family friendly event (no alcohol). Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona in Port Townsend. Admission is $5 if you arrive on bike or foot or bring a non disposable water bottle; $7 for car drivers; 16 and under is free. Bring yourself, a special friend, the family, or the whole tribe. Come at 7 and jam with the band. For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.

April 2018 - April 7 Barn Dance at Ft. Flagler; April 14 Quimper Grange Square Dance

April 7 Barn Dance - Sponsored by the Friends of Fort Flagler


Caller and fiddler Dave Thielk
What finer way to spend a Saturday afternoon than dancing in the Ft. Flagler Theatre Building from 2 - 4 PM on Saturday, April 7.  Local caller, Dave Thielk will be teaching and calling traditional squares, mixers, reels and circle dances.  Dave Thielk has called at barn dances as far away as Westby, Wisconsin, and as far north as Juneau, AK. He has called dances in barns, motel rooms, living rooms, grange halls, and on Union Wharf under the stars.  The band, Two Hens and a Coop, will be rocking out the dance beat.  Popular dance fiddler Becky Evasick, banjo player Chris Cooper, and guitarist Carol Hardy have been playing for dances in the area and beyond for decades.  The Ft. Flagler Theatre is set on one of the most beautiful state parks in the region, with views north and east of Puget Sound and the Straits of Juan de Fuca.  

All dances are taught. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged. Come alone, with a friend, as a family, or bring the whole tribe.  Experience is not necessary.

This is a family friendly event  Admission is by donation; all funds raised will support the Friends of Fort Flagler.   Bring yourself, a special friend, the family, or the whole tribe and be prepared to rock out on this holiday weekend.

For more information, contact the Friends of Fort Flagler, or call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.

April 14 Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social with Joanne Pontrello and Wild Phil


Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals


Caller Joanne Pontrello
Chimacum Valley’s own Joanne Pontrello will calling squares on April 14th at Quimper Grange.  Dancing starts at 8PM (dancers can come early and jam with band at 7 PM) and goes till 11PM.  Joanne is bringing her friends and neighbors, Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals, also Chimacum Valley residents, to rock out dance tunes.  Wild Phil includes Becky Evasick, Quenn Charrier, Phil Andrus, Carol Sword and Tom Fenollosa.  I don’t think I need to remind all you dancers that these guys have a track record, having played for countless squares and contras around Jefferson County.  The October dance represents a delightful opportunity to hear and dance to a fantastic local caller and band.

All dances are taught.  All experience levels are welcome and encouraged.  This is a family friendly event (no alcohol).  Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona in Port Townsend.  Admission is $5 if you arrive on bike or foot or bring a non disposable water bottle; $7 for car drivers; 16 and under is free. Bring yourself, a special friend, the family, or the whole tribe. Come at 7 and jam with the band. For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.