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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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Wassa Accelerated Sessions

Night time is the right time. Come dance on Thursdays!           February 19,26 March 5, 12,19, 2o15. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Balance Studio 418 North 35th Street Seattle, WA 98103 $50 for the series* Drop-ins are welcome: $15 at the door. The Thursday night series is designed for those who want to go…

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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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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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Angelique Kidjo on Mali and so much more

Angelique Kidjo is one of the powerful female artists from West Africa who caught my ear way back. Her music has inspired so much for me. Here’s an 18 minute interview with her that shows why she’s the force she is. ASHE! http://www.npr.org/2013/02/04/171065166/kidjo-urges-malian-musicians-to-fight-ban

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Big Island Retreat March 2013

WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME!   Bringing their many collective years of movement, music and embodiment explorations together, collaborators Lara McIntosh, Chiara Guerrieri and Marla Simms invite you to: SPRING TUNING March 18-23, 2013 Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center – Big Island, Hawaii 5 days in paradise seeding a new season with joyful dance, customized yoga…

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