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Wassa Dance Savory Autumn Retreat – Oct. 10-12, 2014

    WASSA DANCE’S SAVORY AUTUMN INTENSIVE with Lara McIntosh Madrona MindBody Institute Fort Warden in Port Townsend, WA. Friday Oct. 10 – Sunday Oct. 12th, 2013 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…

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A beautiful testimonial

It’s rare that I get this sort of thing but today I received this really lovely piece from one of my beloved long time students. Darryl is a wonderful human being with a large heart and a wicked fun sense of playful adventure.  I am honored by what he has to say here: About Wassa…

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What people are saying

“I believe that Lara a marvelous leader, visionary for African dance in America, and powerful instructor.  I was thrilled to see that our dance group was “my” age group. I have enthusiastically shared my wonderful Wassa Dance experience with many family and friends.” Bettina M- Alaska Participant in “Spring Tuning” at Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center, …

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Big Island Dance Retreat for 2014

  Bringing their collective years of movement and music explorations together, collaborators Lara McIntosh and Marla Simms invite you to WASSA DANCE – SPRING TUNING March 9-15, 2014 Big Island, Hawaii Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center Shake out your winter bones and seed a new season of your body’s potential for ease and joyful vitality through…

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