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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 with ALOHA #15

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 lara@wassa.realbasicsbuilder.com 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

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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Report from the Accelerated series 11-20-14

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

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 – Spring Tuning

WASSA DANCE – SPRING TUNING March 28 – April 2, 2015 Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center – Big Island, Hawaii Join us in seeding a new season of our potential for ease and joyful vitality. Come as you are, let the rhythms dance you deeper. We will be – cultivating fresh vibrancy in our physical wit…

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Epic spirit Geoffrey Holder passes

This week Geoffrey Holder passed away. He was a true Renaissance man.   Our legacy of arts and culture are  greatly enhanced by his time on earth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Holder Here are splendid tidbits from him :   Here’s a letter Leo Holder wrote about the last days with his father. A little more than a week after…

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Wassa Dance in residency with STRETCH at Seattle University

This past week I had the rare pleasure of being part of an interim intensive week for theater and choral students at Seattle University.  I was invited by the organizer and chair of the theater department,  Ki Gottberg, to be the “dance deep queen” leading the first hour warm up for their five day intensive…

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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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