Two classes canceled in June 2024 and…

There will not be class on Tuesday June 11 or on Saturday June 22, 2024. On that Saturday, perhaps you will join the revelry that is The Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade. and…for those who plan ahead, no classes July 2-15. I’m going to see my Mama. We’re on our regular schedule July 16 through…

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I had to hunt for Thomas Mapfumo

Way back when I was first starting to teach and make music mixes -and mind you this was so long ago we built these on cassette tape from cassette tapes recordings- I was somewhere when I fleetingly heard a voice and a song I couldn’t get out of my head. It wasn’t so easy to…

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June 16, 2024 is our next live music Sunday!

Summer time is one of my favorite times to dance. Even if Junuary might be in effect on the 16th, our fabulous musicians Denny Stern, Caxambu and Will Matthews will be bringing in the warm tones with rythmns and  instruments from Brasil, the Casamance, perhaps some from Ghana, Nigeria, the Carribean… However it flows, the…

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All the way live from 5 to 85

Our second edition of Wassa’s live music Sunday dances since before the pandemic times was a wonderful event. Beyond my hopes, actually.  In spite of many folks telling me they were out of town, we still had 21 dancers. Our youngest is 5, one of our marvelous elders is 85, and many generations in between,…

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Musing on playlists: Happy Survival

I’ve written before about how interesting it is for me to dive back into playlists I’ve made over the decades that got moth balled during the pandemic, and some for various other reasons. Last Saturday, standing by the stereo scrolling through aaallll the options of mixes I could use for dance class four minutes from…

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Live music Sundays

Wassa’s live music Sundays are back! Come dance with a cross-culturally rich mix of some of Seattle’s finest percussion musicians and Wassa’s joyful moves. June 16, August 25, November 3, 2024 10:00 – 11:30 am Balance Studio 418 N 35th St Seattle WA 98103 $25 Cash, checks and Zelle accepted pay online $30 with Square…

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Revisiting “Keep on…………….”

One of the great things about being entirely back in-person at the studio for classes is the chance to go back through 20+ years of playlists and experience some anew for the first time in 3 years or more. During quarantine and the Zoom era, I felt the conditions called for particular types of music…

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Wassa’s Savory Dances for Autumn 2024!!

I’m thrilled to have this annual tradition back in our mix of possibilities. Wassa’s Savory Dances for Autumn  October 11-13, 2024 Madrona MindBody Institute at Fort Worden Port Townsend, WA                                                  …

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