Look who is teaching for me January 6-13, 2020

By Lara McIntosh | January 2, 2020

My holiday break comes late this year. I’m very pleased to have these wonderful women stepping in to keep you dancing while I am away:

Monday 1/6 – Becci Parsons
Becci brings her beautiful wit, wisdom and love of movement coupled with her many years of Feldenkrais practice.
Wednesday and Friday 1/8 & 1/10 – Janelle Campoverde
Janelle shares her love of Brazilian movement and music along with her great insights in Feldenkrais technique.
Saturday 1/11 – Kine Camara
Kine carries the legacy of her father Ibrahima Camara’s mastery of traditional Senegalese dance and percussion to the next generation along with her studies in Afro-Beats style.

Monday 1/13 – Becci Parsons

Happy 2020!

By Lara McIntosh | January 2, 2020

Wishing you a brilliant new year
full of fulfillment, joy and lots of dancing!

Photos from our 16th Annual Thanks-Giving dance by donation with Village Volunteers

By Lara McIntosh | December 3, 2019
We had a glorious time! Here are just a few shots from this beloved and successful fundraiser. Many thanks to our beautiful musicians, Caxambu, Denny Stern, Thierno Diop, Shemayim Elohim, Jay Braverman and Lance Lu. And to all who participated and contributed to this event.
We’ve raised close to $3,000 so far which translates into business loans for 45 women and their families in rural Kenya.
It’s not too late to donate.

Wassa Dance and Village Volunteers’ 16th annual Thanks-Giving Dance by Donation

By Lara McIntosh | November 14, 2019
This year’s event was a wonderful success! 51 dancers, 7 wonderful musicians and close to $3,000 in that hour and more is coming in!
It’s not too late to donate:

We are thrilled to be offering this beloved community event again this year. Come celebrate with us!

Thursday, November 28, 2019
9:00 -10:15 a.m.
9250 14th Ave. NW Seattle WA 98117 (Ballard)
You are invited to our 16th Annual Thanks-Giving Dance by Donation. This gathering has become a beloved event for many local people who enjoy providing an opportunity for economic freedom for women as part of their holiday traditions.
On Thanksgiving morning, join us as we are led in Afro-Fusion movement with Lara McIntosh of Wassa Dance and accompanied by some of the best percussionists in Seattle to raise funds for Mucharange Village Women to provide start up funding to form micro-lending groups in Kiminini-Trans Nzoia County.
All donations are tax deductible and eligible for company matching funds. If you can’t attend donate online at https://villagevolunteers.org/donate/.
You can also still send a check to Village Volunteers with Wassa Dance on the memo line to
Village Volunteers
5100 South Dawson St. Suite 202
Seattle, WA 98118 Contact Lara for event questions: lara@wassadance.com
Wassa Dance: www.wassadance.com
Contact Shana at Village Volunteers: shana@villagesolunteers.org
www.villagevolunteers.org
http://www.villagevolunteers.org

Wassa’s Live! Music Sunday Dance 11/10/19

By Lara McIntosh | November 8, 2019

We have a wonderful line up of percussion musicians coming to inspire this month’s special Sunday session. Join us!

We’re back with live music Sundays!

By Lara McIntosh | September 3, 2019

One way and another we’ve been doing these live cross-cultural percussion and movement events  for 25 years. So happy the next series is back for the 2019 September- December season!

Come move in the heart of September rhythms with our live music session Sunday 9/8/19.

Muse for Autumn

By Lara McIntosh | September 3, 2019

This beautiful Gita came back from Mali with me from the first trip there. It’s a beautiful instrument. For me, its all about the parts as well. Calabash, pyromancy, cowries, being hand made, acoustic… These alchemical things are among my current autumn muses.

Wassa’s Savory Autumn Intensive

By Lara McIntosh | May 18, 2019
Madrona MindBody Institute
Port Townsend, WA
October 11-13, 2019

Come move in the heart of autumn rhythms for a delicious weekend  of Wassa Dance
 with Lara McIntosh.

This workshop is designed for folks who love to move in a nourishing, structured environment with some of the best music the world has to offer.

Fee for the full weekend  – $260
Friday 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.- Noon & 3:00-6:00 p.m.*
Sunday: 10:00-Noon*
& 1:00-3:00 p.m. *
* schedule subject to change. Can’t make the weekend? Come for a session or a day!
Single drop-in sessions $35.
Contact lara@wassadance.com for details.

Participants arrange their own transportation, lodging and meals.

Contact Lara for registration and information.

Wassa Dance – March Rhythms

By Lara McIntosh | November 13, 2018

Wassa Dance – March Rhythms
Madrona MindBody Institute
Port Townsend, WA 
March 1-3, 2019

Come as you are and let the rhythms take you deeper.
You are invited for a special weekend of dance and movement meditation as we tune into the transition from late Winter into early Spring with some of the best music the world has to offer.

$250 for the weekend.
Day and single session rates available by request.**
To sign up or for more information:
Lara McIntosh – lara@wassadance.com
Wassa Dance – www.wassadance.com

This workshop is designed for people who love to move in a nourishing, structured environment.

We will meet
Friday 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-Noon & 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00-11:30 a.m. & 1:00-3:00 p.m.*
Sunday schedule subject to change

**Drop-ins are especially welcome at our Saturday afternoon 3-6 pm session. $25+written feedback on your experience or $35 and done. Cash & checks only.

Participants arrange their own transportation, lodging and meals.

Several participants are looking into sharing a group lodging arrangement at Fort Worden, I am happy to put you in touch with them.

Contact Lara for registration and information.

Wassa’s Savory Autumn Residency 2018

By Lara McIntosh | July 19, 2018

This annual residency at MMI is a  favorite of mine. This year, I am especially excited to include Marie Chong’s offering in the mix. Her insight and expertise will be a beautiful component of this year’s creative exploration and inspiration.

Wassa’s Savory Autumn Intensive
Madrona MindBody Institute
Port Townsend, WA
October 5 – 7, 2018

You are invited to join us for a delicious weekend  of  Wasssa Dance with Lara McIntosh and a very special Sunday morning session of
GYROKINESIS® with Marie Chong.

This workshop is designed for people who love to move in a nourishing, structured environment with some of the best music the world has to offer.

Fee for the full weekend  – $275*
Friday 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. with Lara
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-Noon & 3:00-6:00 p.m.
with Lara
Sunday: 10:00-11:30 a.m. with Marie
& 1:00-3:00 p.m. with Lara

*Can’t make the weekend? Come for a session or a day! Contact lara@wassadance.com for details.

Participants arrange their own transportation, lodging and meals.

Contact Lara for registration and information.

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with their permission)