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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.

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May 2017 - Square Dance with Suzanne Girardot with the Barn Owls





May 13 - Suzanne Girardot with the Barn Owls


The Barn Owls
The last spring square dance is coming up fast. On May 13, Seattle caller Suzanne Girardot is a veteran caller with a very big dance repertoire, This is the first she will grace Quimper Grange hall with her wonderful calling. The Barn Owls are an old-timey, country trio from Seattle. One late summer evening, Brittany Newell, Hanna Traynham and Kate Lichtenstein spent hours trading tunes around the woodstove. By the end of the night, they were a band. The Barn Owls bring an intuitive and inventive bent to the old-time and early country music tradition, mixing high energy dance tunes with tight three-part harmonies on traditional and original songs. Morgan John will be joining them on bass for this dance.

All dances are taught. All ages and experience levels are welcome. This a family friendly event.  Please bring your own personal water container. And, if inclined, bring some light snacks to share.

Dancing starts at 8 PM, but you can come at 7 PM and jam with the band. Adults $6. 16 and under free.  For more info, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.

April 2017 - Amy Hofer and Anticipation at the April Square Dance

April 5th, 7-9 Old Time Jam, Led by Tony Goldenberg


Tony will start the jam teaching “Little Gal’ll Fool Ya”, a Roan Mountain Hilltoppers tune in the key of D and switching to the key of A and may play something in G. For those of us familiar with Tony’s excellent southern fiddling style this will be a real treat; rhythm, tone, cool tunes. What more could you ask for?


Players of all levels are welcome. $1 -$2 donation to help pay for heat. Bringing snacks to share is encouraged. Doors open at 6:45. Questions? Call Marla at 360-385-6924.

April 14th, Friday, 7:30 to 10:30 Square and Contra at Chimacum Grange

Square and contra dance this Friday at Chimacum Grange. The Wild Phil Band along with Tinker Cavallaro and Dave Thielk will be be rocking the dance groove, from 7:30 to 10:30. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS DANCE WILL GO TOWARDS VET BILLS INCURRED WHEN CHARLIE, THE GOOD DOG, BECAME ILL AND DIED LAST MONTH. Come out and support Becky and dance your feet off on Friday April 14.

April 15th, Saturday 7:30 to 11:00 - Contra Dance

1/2 hour lesson 7:30 to 8:00 !

Local wonders Kristin and Otto Smith and their band "The Boathouse Band" with Lori Bernstein on bass and others joining in to add to their incredible melodic and diverse music, will be playing for the dance 

Jay Finkelstein, a popular caller in the Seattle- Olympia contra dance community, is also a musician and avid dancer. His appreciation of the relationship between the music and the dances brings a clarity and ease to his calling... a good match to the smooth and flowing music of the the "Boathouse Band"  Admission $6, under 16 free


April 22nd, Saturday - Square Dance and Social with Amy Hofer, and The Anticipations


Caller Amy Hofer 
Note:  Unfortunately, Amy Hofer will be unable to come to Port Townsend for this dance. Dave Thielk will be the substitute caller for this dance.  

April showers bring - Earth day and more dance fun! Portland caller Amy Hofer, along with the the one night stand band, The Anticipations, are coming to Quimper Grange on April 22nd at 8 PM.  This is Amy's third visit to Quimper Grange. If you haven't danced squares with Amy, you haven't danced. The Anticipations include the musical and remarkable Bruce Reid (fiddle) and Bonnie Zahnow (guitar) from Seattle, and the vivacious and energetic Port Townsender, Jeanie Murphy (banjo).  Rumor has it that other musicians may join the band during the evening.

All dances are taught. All ages and experience levels are welcome. This a family friendly event.
Bruce Reid and Bonnie Zahnow
Dancers are advised to bring their own personal water container. And, if inclined, they can bring some light snacks to share.
Jeanie Murphy
Dancing starts at 8 PM, but you can come at 7 PM and jam with the band. Adults $6. 16 and under free.

For more info, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.

March 2017 - Jammin' with Eva Leach, Square Dancin' with Jenny Monfore, and Contra Dancin' with Laure Me and the Canotes

What a great bunch of folks contributing to music and dance this month at the Grange!  It is fun, and gratifying to see players, callers, and dancers of all ages gracing the Grange Hall.

1st (Wednesday) 7:00-9 Old Time Jamwith Eva Leach

This month's Old Time Jam will be led by Eva Leach who grew up surrounded by music. Her family lived next to the sheep field 
Eva holding forth at the Centralia Old Time Campout
which is the site of the Centralia Old Time Campout, started by her fiddling parents almost 15 years ago and Eva has been a participant at Centrum's Fiddle Tunes Festival for almost as long.

The tune Eva plans to teach at the jam is Newt Payne's Great Big Taters in the key of G (standard tuning on fiddles). We will also be playing in the key of A. All levels of players are welcome however the jam is geared toward an intermediate skill level. A donation of $1or $2 is requested to help pay to heat the hall. Snacks to share are encouraged.
Any questions about the jam? call Marla 360-385-6924



March 11(Saturday) 8:00-11 Square Dance



Caller Jenny Monfore

March is the month of change. Peas go in the ground. Other garden work, also. Daylight savings begins, which means we all go crazy on March 12. Spring starts on March 21. So much to think about. Better get on over to the Quimper Grange and get on an even keel! Jenny Monfore is calling this month.  Jenny is a recent transplant to Port Townsend who plays hot fiddle, as well as calling cool dances. This may be your one and only chance to dance for her as she is attending the Woodworking school for just a few months.  The band is Ratrap. Ratrap is Dave Thielk, Chris Cooper, Terry Weiner and Nancy Katz.  They are still kicking out square dance tunes after all these years!   Check 'em out.  

All dances are taught.  All ages and experience levels are welcome. This a family friendly event.  Dancers are advised to bring their own personal water container.  And, if inclined, they can bring some light snacks to share. Dancing starts at 8 PM, but you can come at 7 PM and jam with the band.  Adults $6.  16 and under free. 

March 18 (Saturday) 7:30-11 Contra Dance: Greg and Jere Canote, LauraMe Smith Calling




For our upcoming contra dance we are blessed to have the famous Canote Brothers, Greg and Jere, playing their incredibly fun and driving music.  With over 40 years of playing together their music brings us all together as one big dancing family.


LauraMe Smith will be calling.  She too has been on the dance scene for many years, and seems to have an infinite amount of dances up her sleeve. Best of all she brings amazing humor to the dance floor.
admission $6,  under 16 free