WEEKEND: Contra dance set Saturday at Black Diamond Hall in Port Angeles
By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News
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The Black Diamond Community Hall at 1942 Black Diamond Road is the place for the all-ages dance, to start with the workshop at 7:30 p.m.
After a half-hour of learning and refreshing, the Rose Street Ramblers from Port Townsend will step up to play till 11 p.m.
Admission is by donation, with $8 suggested for adults and $4 for youth age 12 to 18. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, though.
As always, no partners are required, and dress is casual.
“People can enjoy a contra dance if they can hear the beat in music and walk to the beat,” said Tom Wimmer.
“No fancy footwork [is] required; we'll guide them along the way, and the other dancers will help as well.”
The Wimmers, who organize a weekly contra dance in Seattle's Phinney Ridge neighborhood, are known for tailoring their calling to the dancers' skills and tastes.
They like to take a break from their usual work as project managers and chicken herders “to do something more fruitful, like calling a dance,” said Tom.
For more about the community contra dances held monthly at the Black Diamond hall, phone 360-457-5667 or visit www.BlackDiamondDance.org.
Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at email@example.com.
Last modified: January 30. 2014 8:04PM