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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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Muse for Autumn

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.

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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 Retreat Oct. 9-11, 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

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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Wassa Dance and Village Volunteers’ 10th annual Thanks-Giving Fundraiser

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Village Volunteers and contribute to a woman’s opportunity for economic freedom and independence. Wassa Dance’s 10th Annual Thanks-Giving Dance by Donation featuring some Seattle’s finest percussionists and Lara’s joyful moves (please plan to dance barefoot at this event!) Thursday, November 28, 2013 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. ARC School of Ballet – 9250…

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