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Friday, May 25
 

11:00am PDT

SBOC/Seattle World school
Celebrating student culture!

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • Biography Students come from all over the world to perform their native dance. They also where their native dress.

12:15pm PDT

Montlake Elementary School
American Folksong Fest!

Friday May 25, 2012 12:15pm - 12:45pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMS -- School Ensembles
  • URL
  • Biography We learn American Folk Songs, and then sing them for you accompanied by instruments we make ourselves.

1:00pm PDT

Maplewood 5th & 6th Grade Orchestra
Edmonds Students Perform

Friday May 25, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • Biography The 5th & 6th grade orchestra students have been coming to perform at Folklife for about 17 years. The students love performing, visiting the festival and hearing other musicians play live. It is one of the best field trips ever.

1:45pm PDT

Maplewood 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra
Edmonds' Students Perform

Friday May 25, 2012 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • Biography The 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra from Maplewood K-8 School has been performing at the Folklife Festival for 17 years. The students enjoy a chance to perform and hear others share their craft of music, dance, and art. This field trip is one of their favorites.

2:30pm PDT

Enzian Schuhplattler
Bavarian folk dances

Friday May 25, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDH -- Western Europe - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Enzian Schuhplattler is dedicated to the promotion of Bavarian folk dancing, culture, and costumes. The club was founded in 1965 by German and Austrian immigrants. We perform regional dances from Bavaria (Germany) and Tirol (Austria). "Schuhplattler" is a centuries-old Bavarian and Tirolean folk dance in which the men demonstrate their vigor in a raucous but precise "shoe-slapping" rhythm to alpine folk music and dance flirtatious figures with the women. We are a member of the "Gauverband Nordamerika," an international federation of clubs dedicated to the preservation of Bavarian and Tirolean folk dancing, costumes, customs, and culture, and to establishing mutual fellowship.

3:00pm PDT

Stage Down
Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085

3:50pm PDT

Left Foot Boogie
Waltz, swing, salsa and more!

Friday May 25, 2012 3:50pm - 4:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, High School Swing Dance

4:00pm PDT

Garfield Jazz Ensemble
Contemporary Big Band Swing

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, High School Swing Dance
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble The Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble this year is a 25-member jazz band that is comprised of students from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds. Located in Seattle, Washington, Garfield is a public (tuition-free) high school with such an interest in jazz that it maintains three levels of jazz band in its curriculum. The “Jazz Ensemble” is the top jazz band in this program. The group has won every major competition on the west coast of the United States. In 2006 it was named the “Outstanding Festival Band” at the prestigious Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival for an unprecedented seventh time. In 2011 it was named the ‘Outstanding Instrumental Ensemble’ at the Reno Jazz Festival for a record fourth time. It is also a ‘four time’ winner of the Essentially Ellington National Jazz Band Competition & Festival, held in New York’s Lincoln Center. The music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie is the cornerstone of the Garfield Jazz Ensemble. E.E. music is played at festivals and concerts though out the school year. Garfield made its tenth tour of Europe during the summer of 2011. On that tour it played at Jazz a Vienne, in France in addition to other concerts through out, France and Italy. On its nine previous European tours, the band has performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival, in the Netherlands, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. It has been selected four times to perform at the conference of the prestigious IAJE (International Association for Jazz Education).

4:00pm PDT

4:50pm PDT

Left Foot Boogie
Waltz, swing, salsa and more!

Friday May 25, 2012 4:50pm - 5:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, High School Swing Dance

5:00pm PDT

Eckstein Sr. Jazz Band
Jazz and blues

Friday May 25, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, High School Swing Dance

5:50pm PDT

Dance for Joy! Swing Performance Troupe

Swinging Down to Earth


Friday May 25, 2012 5:50pm - 6:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, High School Swing Dance
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
  • URL
  • Biography This is a group of intermediate to advanced dancers that have come together to show you some of the possibilities of social waltz.

6:00pm PDT

The Jangles
Western Swing Dance Music

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Friday Swing Dance
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography A swinging band in the style of the great Western swing bands such as Bob Willis, Milton Brown and Space Cooley.

7:00pm PDT

Aunt Hester's Hot Mustard w/ Suzanne Girardot, Caller
Hot, Peppy Old-Time Square Dance Music

Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Tractor Tavern Urban Square Dance
  • Genre ZDB -- Contra-Square Dance Band
  • Biography Long time Northwest Friends who for many years have enjoyed playing for traditional old-time square dances at camp-outs, parties and gatherings of all kinds.

8:00pm PDT

Peckin' Out Dough w/ Lucas Hicks, Caller
We Will Knead Your Bodies!

Friday May 25, 2012 8:00pm - 8:50pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Tractor Tavern Urban Square Dance
  • Biography Dave, Tony and Catherine have played together in various forms for many years; we recruited Brigid to play banjo with us, and in her train came Emily on the bass. We've played for a number of dances around Seattle, including the Gypsy Squares and the Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society.

9:00pm PDT

The Forks w/ Paul Silveria, Caller
Great for eating AND dancing!

Friday May 25, 2012 9:00pm - 9:50pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Tractor Tavern Urban Square Dance
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography The Forks is an old-time string band in Seattle, Washington. We play traditional American country dance music, mostly from rural Appalachia. We tend to favor the lively and haunting melodies of Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.
 
Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

Triangularity w/ Susie Kendig, Caller
Joyful Contras to Penetrating Rythyms

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Centerhouse Contra Dance
  • URL
  • Biography Starting playing in Northern California until relocation to Seattle in 2010.

12:00pm PDT

The Alliterations w/ Erik Weberg, Caller
Cool Catchy Contras

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Centerhouse Contra Dance
  • URL
  • Biography Betsy, Clyde, and Sue are long-standing contra dance musicians both in the Northwest and at other venues all across the US. They play together as often as possible. They have recorded a CD, A Portland Play Along Selection, as a companion to the Portland Collection contra dance tune books.

1:00pm PDT

Waltz Partners
Choreography-Free Dancing

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:10pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Dance Performance, Waltz Dance
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
  • URL
  • Biography All of the dances in this troupe are "social" dancers. That is, none of what they'll do is choreographed; everything is spur of the moment, dictated by their partners and the music. This troupe has been performing social waltz for seven years.
  • website

1:00pm PDT

Chassez
Pioneer Dance Music of the NW

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Waltz Dance
  • Genre EMH -- Western Europe - MUSIC
  • Biography Chassez has been playing ballroom dances for years. Recently they have been performing and recording tunes from pioneer Pacific Northwest music manuscripts from which dance bands played community dances in the PNW. These manuscripts were discovered and published by Vivian Williams, now acknowledged as the foremost historian of dance music of the pioneer west.

1:50pm PDT

Dance for Joy! Waltz Performance Troupe
Waltzing Down to Earth

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:50pm - 1:55pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Dance Performance, Waltz Dance
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
  • URL
  • Biography This is a group of intermediate to advanced dancers that have come together to show you some of the possibilities of social waltz.

1:55pm PDT

Left Foot Boogie
Waltz, swing, salsa and more!

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:55pm - 2:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Waltz Dance

2:00pm PDT

The SpeakEasy Band
Prohibition Era Music 1919-34

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Waltz Dance
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Formed in 2004, SpeakEasy plays from authentic "stock arrangements",mostly from the 1920's and early 30's. These were commercially available orchestrations of popular music of that era. This is a recreation of the sound as it would have been heard from many dance bands around the country at that time.

3:00pm PDT

Ilana Rubin & Friends
Tango Demonstrations

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:20pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Tango Dance: Sponsored by Univision-Seattle

3:20pm PDT

Bluefish Tango
Classic Tango & Milonga Dances

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:20pm - 4:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Tango Dance: Sponsored by Univision-Seattle
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • Biography Together for 7 years, the band specializes in the works of Piazzolla as well as classical Tango Dance tunes.

4:00pm PDT

Ilana Rubin & Friends
Tango Demonstrations

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:15pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Tango Dance: Sponsored by Univision-Seattle

4:15pm PDT

Ben Thomas and Tangent Tango
Beautiful Tango Dances

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:15pm - 5:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085

5:00pm PDT

Ilana Rubin & Friends
Tango Demonstrations

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:15pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Tango Dance: Sponsored by Univision-Seattle

5:15pm PDT

The Rouge & Noir Tango Orchestra
Argentine Tango 1920-1960's

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:15pm - 6:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Tango Dance: Sponsored by Univision-Seattle

7:00pm PDT

Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag
Kids with Nordic Fire

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 7:35pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Skandi Dance
  • Genre EMC -- Scandinavia-Baltic - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography The Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag is a group dedicated to performing the music of the Nordic countries. We have been working together for 4 years, and welcome new members in September and January. We perform around the greater Seattle area, and hope to be touring in Sweden in 2013.

7:45pm PDT

The Metro Gnomes
Dance music for happy feet

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:45pm - 8:20pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Skandi Dance
  • Genre EMC -- Scandinavia-Baltic - MUSIC
  • Biography We are about 1 1/2 years old now. Our name is a play on the word, metronome, a device used for setting the tempo for a tune. We play for dancing and listening and we all play in other groups as well.

8:35pm PDT

Hale Bill and the Bopps
Of celestial origins

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:35pm - 9:10pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Skandi Dance
  • Genre EMC -- Scandinavia-Baltic - MUSIC
  • Biography Group has performed together over ten years, and each performer has 25 to 40 years experience in Scandinavian traditional music

9:20pm PDT

Mäd Fiddlu
Hand-me-down music from Sweden

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:20pm - 9:55pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Skandi Dance
  • Genre EMC -- Scandinavia-Baltic - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Bart and Anna have both been playing Swedish music on the nyckelharpa since they were kids, both here and in Sweden. John tags along because the music is so much fun to play.
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

Bridgetown Morris Men
Cotswold Morris Dancing

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Dance Performance, Sunday Morning Morris
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Morris dancers have celebrated the seasons for hundreds of years in England with music dance, songs and plays. Decked out in ribbons and bells they performed athletic dances with handkerchiefs and sticks to encourage good fortune and fertility for the coming season. The Bridgetown Morris Men keep this age-old tradition alive in Portland. Our shows are an energetic mix of traditional dances, music, songs and plays. Keep an eye out for us, you'll see us dancing around Portland at various events throughout the year.

11:00am PDT

Seattle Kids' Morris
Short legs, tall capers!

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Dance Performance, Sunday Morning Morris
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • Biography Traditionally, Morris dancing has been a tradition passed from one generation to the next. Youthful energy and young knees work to the children's advantage! We have every confidence that their abilities will soon surpass those of the established Morris sides.

11:00am PDT

Sound and Fury Morris Dancers
Bells! Sticks! Hankies! Kilts?

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Dance Performance, Sunday Morning Morris
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Sound & Fury Morris & Sword have been dancing around Seattle and the rest of the west coast of North America since the waning days of last century (1999 to be specific). These are dance traditions dating back, well, a long time, from various regions of England. Sound & Fury is proud to bring them to you, residents of the Pacific Northwest!

12:00pm PDT

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann
Puget Sound Branch

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Irish Country Dance

1:00pm PDT

Stuart Williams and his Sprouts w/ Sherry Nevins - Caller
Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Family Dance
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
  • Biography Sherry Nevins is an experienced and enthusiastic family dance caller. Stuart Williams plays traditional Northwest Fiddle styles and has fostered a love for traditional dance music among his fiddle students, both young and old. Stuart's students participate in regular jams, play in family bands, compete at fiddle contests, and enjoy the music community that carries this tradition forward.

2:00pm PDT

Northwest Folkdancer- International Dance Workshop
Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:10pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, International Folkdance Party!
  • Genre ERW -- World-Intl Folk - DANCE
  • Biography BA U of Michigan, El. Education, dance instructor Sno-King International dancers, Bd member NFDI, member NFO, Town Gov. Greenwich, CT., Importer and business owner 15 years, Kawayan Imports, Past-Neighborhood Chairman, USA Girl Scouts _ Manila - 4 years

2:10pm PDT

Allspice
Folkdance music from all over

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:10pm - 3:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, International Folkdance Party!
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • Biography Allspice has been playing for Seattle area folkdancers for 35 years. The band plays folkdance music from many different countries, and has been a regular performer at Northwest Folklife Festival participatory dances for many years, as well as many other venues such as Skandia Midsommarfest and Expo 86 in Vancouver, Canada. The band features "lots of fiddles" with accordion, guitar, and bass, and members also double (or triple) on other instruments as musical styles dictate. Allspice has released a CD of international dance music title "Dance Tonight!", which includes some old favorites as well as some Allspice originals for which the band is well-known.

3:00pm PDT

Northwest Folkdancer- International Dance Workshop
Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:10pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, International Folkdance Party!
  • Genre ERW -- World-Intl Folk - DANCE
  • Biography BA U of Michigan, El. Education, dance instructor Sno-King International dancers, Bd member NFDI, member NFO, Town Gov. Greenwich, CT., Importer and business owner 15 years, Kawayan Imports, Past-Neighborhood Chairman, USA Girl Scouts _ Manila - 4 years

3:10pm PDT

Opa Groupa
Wild Party & Dance Muisc

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:10pm - 4:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, International Folkdance Party!
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Most of Rian Holmes life, has been in the pursuit of becoming a musician. He has been playing music for over 16 years and has studied many different styles of music from across the world. Playing percussion, piano, pluck string instruments, and bowed strings through out his studies. In 2011, Rian graduated from Marylhurst University with a BM in Music Composition, with a performance force on guitar, and violin. Kevin Fisher has been intensely studying music for half of his life, or the last 13 years! During that time, He has realized that music is my greatest passion and it makes him who he is today. I have studied with many great teachers and learned the standards of Western music and theory. It is my life's purpose to read write and perform music in as many different styles as my mind can comprehend. I mainly focus on stringed instruments including guitar, bass and mandolin, but I also can play percussion and sing backup vocals. During my recent experience as a classical guitarist at Marylhurst University I learned how to further optimize my skills as a productive and professional musician. From even a wee age, Cameron Edens has been playing music. He started playing the violin in orchestras through primary school, later the guitar, piano, percussion, and then the bass; finding the bass to become to his most played and studied. Currently Cameron is studding Composition and performance at Marylhurst University, where he is playing in the Symphony, and work's with MYS, a local youth orchestra. By the late 90s Charles Neal felt that his personal playing could use some more work. Also, he felt he needed a change in location. In the fall of 1996 Charles applied to the Berklee College of Music. A year later Charles was accepted to Berklee on scholarship and moved to Boston. While at Berklee Charles’ musical sense grew and his musicianship matured. , Charles is one of the top call drummers for the Portland/Vancouver area. Charles is always on the quest to surround music in his life and is in line to live his passion for music. Sara Leah is hitting the acoustic scene of Portland, unleashing reflections of 26 years of life with this Indie-folk blend of soul-honey singing and confessional lyricism. Her influences are; although, not limited to, Ella Fitzgerald, Nick Drake, Ben Harper, Mazzy Star, and glimmers of traditional Balkan. She as of recently is involved in two projects, Opa Groupa, and her own personal project called Sara Leah.

4:00pm PDT

Polka Mania with Pat 'n Marjorie
Sunday May 27, 2012 4:00pm - 4:10pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Polka Party

4:10pm PDT

The Polka Guys
Polka, why dontcha?

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:10pm - 5:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Polka Party

5:00pm PDT

Polka Mania with Pat 'n Marjorie
Sunday May 27, 2012 5:00pm - 5:10pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Polka Party

5:10pm PDT

Smilin' Scandinavians
Polkas and so much more!

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:10pm - 6:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Polka Party
  • Genre EMH -- Western Europe - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography We're Western Washington's #1 polka band and have performed around the US and Canada at top venues like Branson, Missouri; the International Polka Fest at Ironworld in Minnesota; and the Kimberley International Old-Time Accordion Championships in British Columbia.

7:00pm PDT

Balkanarama
Hot Balkan and Rom dance music

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:00pm - 7:40pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Balkan Dance
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Balkanarama has been performing songs and dance music of the Balkans and the Rom people since 1997 and has performed at Folklife every year since 1998. The band has released 3 CDs.

7:44pm PDT

Zourna Fasaria
Hardcore Balkan dance music!

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:44pm - 7:55pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Balkan Dance
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • Biography The Govetas family has been performing traditional Greek music together since 2004. Christos Govetas fell in love with zourna music as a small child in Greece, and now his kids are traveling the same road.

7:55pm PDT

Orkestar RTW
Music from the Balkans

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:55pm - 8:35pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Balkan Dance
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Orkestar RTW is a five-piece band based in Seattle, Washington that started in 1987 as the house band for the Radost Folk Ensemble. Named in the tradition of post-World War II Balkan radio and television house bands (such as Orkestar Radio-Televizije Beograd), Orkestar RTW (Radio-Televizije Washington) plays the music of those bands, primarily traditional dance and folk music from the countries of Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Serbia.

8:35pm PDT

Vardar
Macedonia village music

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:35pm - 8:45pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Balkan Dance

8:45pm PDT

Maria and Vassil Bebelekovi
Rhodope Mountains come to life

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:45pm - 9:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Balkan Dance

9:00pm PDT

Kaba Seattle
Rhodope Bagpipe Band

Sunday May 27, 2012 9:00pm - 9:15pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Balkan Dance

9:15pm PDT

Dromeno
Balkan Gypsy Dance Party

Sunday May 27, 2012 9:15pm - 10:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Balkan Dance
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Dromeno plays Greek-style brass-band music of the type made famous by Kusturica, in the traditional style. Band members include Christos Govetas and Ruth Hunter, and their kids Eleni and Bobby, along with Nick Maroussis and Peter Lippman. The Govetas family have played all over the US for seminars and festivals, as well as touring in Greece, to great acclaim. Peter Lippman is the work ingest trumpet player in the area, playing with more Balkan bands than you can shake a stick at!
 
Monday, May 28
 

10:50am PDT

Cajun/Zydeco Lesson/Performance
Monday May 28, 2012 10:50am - 11:00am PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Louisiana Centerhouse
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
  • URL
  • Biography Sean Donovan loves dance and teaching dance, and revels in helping others find sheer joy in movement. Emphasizing positive good fun and playful creativity, Sean communicates the essence of dance and its power to delight and transform us.

11:00am PDT

Troupeau Acadien
Honky Tonkin' Cajun Music

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Louisiana Centerhouse
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
  • Biography Three of us have diverse musical backgrounds in celtic, old timey and country. We've all come together to focus on a twin fiddlin' honky tonkin' cajun dancehall sound. We aim to have fun and make people smile whiel they dance.

11:50am PDT

Cajun/Zydeco Lesson/Performance
Monday May 28, 2012 11:50am - 12:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Louisiana Centerhouse
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
  • URL
  • Biography Sean Donovan loves dance and teaching dance, and revels in helping others find sheer joy in movement. Emphasizing positive good fun and playful creativity, Sean communicates the essence of dance and its power to delight and transform us.

12:00pm PDT

Sassafras
Spicy Cajun twin fiddle music

Monday May 28, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Louisiana Centerhouse
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
  • Biography Sassafras is the second iteration of the band previously known as Capuchon. We went dormant for a while after our guitar player got married and moved to Bellingham, but decided after a couple of years that we'd just had too much fun playing together, so switched some instruments around, grabbed Melanie Shelton (Cayenne, Sacalait) to play 't-fer and started anew. It's a little different and we're still having a lot of fun.

12:50pm PDT

Cajun/Zydeco Lesson/Performance
Monday May 28, 2012 12:50pm - 1:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Louisiana Centerhouse
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
  • URL
  • Biography Sean Donovan loves dance and teaching dance, and revels in helping others find sheer joy in movement. Emphasizing positive good fun and playful creativity, Sean communicates the essence of dance and its power to delight and transform us.

1:00pm PDT

Swamp Soul
Cajun/Zydeco Dance Music

Monday May 28, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Louisiana Centerhouse
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
  • URL
  • Biography Karen and John have traveled extensively in Louisiana for over 20 years to learn the music and meet Louisiana musicians. The band has been playing together for the last 5 years and play Cajun/Zydeco dances regularly.

2:00pm PDT

Savoy Swing Club
Lindy Hop ~ Vintage Jazz Dance

Monday May 28, 2012 2:00pm - 2:10pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Swing Dance
  • Genre JAZZD -- Jazz - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography The Savoy Swing Club was formed in 1993 to preserve and promote authentic vernacular American dances from the 1920's, 30's and 40's. This being their eighteenth season, they are one of the longest running swing dance performance troupes in the world today.

2:10pm PDT

The Goer Texans
Original Upbeat Western Swing

Monday May 28, 2012 2:10pm - 3:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Swing Dance
  • Genre CW -- Country Western
  • Biography Inspired by Bob Wills, Merle Travis and other great performers of traditional country and western swing music, The Goer Texans keep the tradition alive with a variety of original compositions. Toe tapping, upbeat music, guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

3:00pm PDT

Savoy Swing Club
Lindy Hop ~ Vintage Jazz Dance

Monday May 28, 2012 3:00pm - 3:10pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Swing Dance
  • Genre JAZZD -- Jazz - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography The Savoy Swing Club was formed in 1993 to preserve and promote authentic vernacular American dances from the 1920's, 30's and 40's. This being their eighteenth season, they are one of the longest running swing dance performance troupes in the world today.

3:10pm PDT

Le Hot Club of Queets
Swing Dance Music

Monday May 28, 2012 3:10pm - 4:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Swing Dance
  • Biography With solo careers encompassing over 50 years of performing and recording, their common goal is to provide accessible dance music that really swings.

4:00pm PDT

Left Foot Boogie
Waltz, swing, salsa and more!

Monday May 28, 2012 4:00pm - 4:10pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Swing Dance

4:10pm PDT

Paul Anastasio & His Swing Cats
Dredged Up Swingstres Play Hot

Monday May 28, 2012 4:10pm - 5:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Swing Dance
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography Paul has been playing the violin for nearly 50 years. You'd think he'd learn. Surrounded by Whomever he could dredge up, he'll be swinging a bunch of old standard melodies. Website: swingcatecterprises.com

6:00pm PDT

Salsa Dancing mini lessons
Monday May 28, 2012 6:00pm - 6:10pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Salsa Dance: Sponsored by Univision-Seattle
  • Biography Seattle Salsa professionals give salsa demonstrations of many types of Latin dancing. Michelle and Gustavo will be teaching mini Salsa lessons so everyone can join in.
  • website

6:10pm PDT

Alma y Azúcar
Diverse, Exciting Latin Styles

Monday May 28, 2012 6:10pm - 7:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Salsa Dance: Sponsored by Univision-Seattle
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Alma y Azúcar brings you an exquisite and passionate selection of Latin styles and flavors. From the bouncy feel of “Perfidia” and “Quizas” to the passionate tango version of “Besame Mucho”, the sultry bossa nova “Waters of March” and the salsa sound of “Bemba Colorá” or “Oye Como Va”, these tunes have captured hearts and entertained internationally for decades. In addition, Alma y Azúcar pays tribute to many numbers originated and made famous by “La Reina de La Salsa”, the late Celia Cruz. Band leader, Alma Villegas started her professional music career in 2001 when she performed with two of Seattle’s most popular Latin salsa music ensembles. Her experiences in these two ensembles reconnected her to her youth in Mexico and led her to create a band that offered a more diverse selection focusing on the traditional bolero (Latin ballad), cha-chas, mid-tempo Latin jazz standards, a variety of Cuban rhythms, salsa and bossa novas.

7:00pm PDT

Salsa Dancing mini lessons
Monday May 28, 2012 7:00pm - 7:10pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Salsa Dance: Sponsored by Univision-Seattle
  • Biography Seattle Salsa professionals give salsa demonstrations of many types of Latin dancing. Michelle and Gustavo will be teaching mini Salsa lessons so everyone can join in.
  • website

7:10pm PDT

Cambalache
Salsa to the Next Level

Monday May 28, 2012 7:10pm - 8:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085

8:00pm PDT

Salsa Dancing mini lessons
Monday May 28, 2012 8:00pm - 8:10pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Salsa Dance: Sponsored by Univision-Seattle
  • Biography Seattle Salsa professionals give salsa demonstrations of many types of Latin dancing. Michelle and Gustavo will be teaching mini Salsa lessons so everyone can join in.
  • website

8:10pm PDT

GUSTAVO 'El General'
SALSAPAPA

Monday May 28, 2012 8:10pm - 9:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music Performance, Salsa Dance: Sponsored by Univision-Seattle
  • Biography Seattle's most experienced bi-lingual Latin entertainer (DJ, Dance Instructor and a master MC. Will involve the audience to participate in the scheduled event.
 

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