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Wassa and Village Volunteers’ 12th Annual Thanks-Giving Dance by Donation!

By Lara McIntosh | November 4, 2015

We had a beautiful event with more than 60 generous dancers and great music by Thierno Diop, Denny Stern, Larry Swanson, Shemayim Elohim and Lance Lu. AND we raised $3,500 that morning toward our goal to fully fund this project. It’s going to happen!  It’s not too late for you to donate. We are most…

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Wassa Live! Sunday is cancelled for July 12, 2015

By Lara McIntosh | July 7, 2015
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Wassa’s Savory Autumn Retreat Oct. 9-11, 2015

By Lara McIntosh | May 28, 2015

WASSA DANCE’S SAVORY AUTUMN INTENSIVE with Lara McIntosh Madrona MindBody Institute Fort Warden in Port Townsend, WA. Friday Oct. 9 – Sunday Oct. 11th, 2015 Join us for a delicious autumn weekend of inspiration and concentrated experiences of Wassa Dance’s joyful African-infused offerings at one of the Puget Sound’s most beautiful resources for movement studies.…

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Wassa Dance Clips- Thanks-Giving 2014

By Lara McIntosh | May 22, 2015

Here’s the first of the sweet bits from Wassa Dance and Village Volunteers‘ 11th Annual Dance by Donation Fundraiser. We had a most wonderful time with 70+ dancers raising $3,600 in an hour’s class for this year’s micro lending partner SISI FUND in Kenya.

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By Lara McIntosh | May 11, 2015

Yes indeed! We will be returning for our 15th beautiful year of dancing at Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center on the Big Island, Hawaii.The dates are February 7-13, 2016 Lodging options are limited this round. Please contact Lara at Join us this winter in seeding a new season of our potential for ease and joyful vitality.…

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Wassa at Night- Accelerated Series

By Lara McIntosh | March 25, 2015

Night time is the right time for fun-fun dancing.               Thursdays Oct. 22 – November 19, 2015 6:15-7:15 p.m. Balance Studio 418 North 35th Street Seattle, WA 98103 $ 50 for the series* or use your 10 class card. Drop-ins are welcome: $15 at the door. This series offers…

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Restorative Movement session 12-4-14

By Lara McIntosh | December 1, 2014

I hope you can join us for a special session of restorative movement on Thursday December 4. 6:15-7:15 p.m. at Balance Studio. This will be our last Thursday evening session of 2014 and it seems a very good time to slow down and nourish our bodies as we head into this busy winter season. Use…

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Report from the Accelerated series 11-20-14

By Lara McIntosh | November 21, 2014

We had a blast tonight putting together two pieces of movement that have been cultivated separately over the past 3 months or so! The movement keeps being informed by different pieces of music. Tonight we danced with MC Solaar’s HIJO de AFRICA and Lala Njava’s VOATSE. Fun fun fun. Next session in Dec. 4 and that…

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JeConte and the Mali All Stars at Jazz Alley 11/17/14

By Lara McIntosh | November 13, 2014

This show features a blend of international musicians along with some of Seattle’s very talented African and Funk/Blues artists. Our good friends at Jazz Alley are offering the Wassa Dance community two for one admission if you call in for reservations and mention “Wassa”. Such a deal!   That leaves $ for a nosh and…

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Wassa Dance and Village Volunteers’ 11 Annual Thanks-Giving Dance by Donation

By Lara McIntosh | November 5, 2014

This year’s event was a beautiful thing.  65+ dancers of many ages came.  We raised $2,500 at the door with more donations coming in and corporate matching funds to add soon. Our musicians Thierno Diop, Caxambu Silverman, Denny Stern, Shemayim Elohim and Larry Swanson created such wonderful music to inspire and bring us all together…

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