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We’re back with live music Sundays!

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.

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Wassa’s Savory Autumn Intensive

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…

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Wassa Dance – March Rhythms

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…

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Wassa’s Savory Autumn Residency 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…

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Our next Hawaii dance residency is happening! Feb 11-18, 2018

WASSA DANCES WITH ALOHA February 11-18, 2018 Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center Big Island, Hawaii Join us for a very special week of inspiration, ease and joyful vitality. Come as you are, let the rhythms dance you deeper. This sweet 7 night island style intensive features daily sessions of movement meditations and personal tuning leading into spirited…

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Thanks-Giving day our 13th Annual Dance by Donation!

I’m so pleased to invite you my favorite event of the Wassa year: WASSA DANCE AND VILLAGE VOLUNTEERS’ 13TH ANNUAL THANKS-GIVING DANCE BY DONATION Featuring some of Seattle’s finest percussionists. COME DANCE WITH US, EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Thursday, November 24th, 2016 9:00 -10:15 a.m. Crown Hill Gym 9250 14th Ave. NW Seattle WA 98117 (Ballard)…

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Wassa’s Savory Autumn Intensive at Madrona MindBody 2017!

Wassa’s Savory Autumn Intensive at Madrona MindBody Institute in Port Townsend, WA  September 29-October 1, 2017 Join us for a delicious weekend of extended dance sessions and inspiration at one of the Puget Sound’s most beautiful resources for movement studios, the Madrona MindBody Institute. Inspired by the elemental roots of Africa and beyond, we’ll immerse in…

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