WEEKEND: Band to buck up Port Angeles community dance
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Michael Karcher, pictured dancing with Mägi Hubert, will be the guest dance caller at the Black Diamond Community Hall in Port Angeles this Saturday night.

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The Red Crow band will alight inside the Black Diamond Community Hall for another night of contra dancing — with all ages and abilities welcome — this Saturday night.

Michael Karcher, a seasoned dance caller from Seattle, will keep everyone moving to the music, starting with a beginners' contra dance workshop at 7:30 p.m.

“[Karcher] is a great, easy-to-learn-from teacher,” said Elizabeth Athair, a member of the contra dance community.

Admission to monthly dance

Admission to these contra dances, typically held the first Saturday night of the month, is by donation. For adults the suggested amount is $7; for youngsters 17 and younger, it's $3. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, however.

“One thing that's so cool about our dances is they have a variety of ages, from schoolkids to great-grandparents,” added Erran Sharpe, a Port Angeles dancer, caller and musician.

For more details, phone 360-457-5667 or visit www.BlackDiamondDance.org.

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Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane.urbani@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: December 05. 2013 7:10PM
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