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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.

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.

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)…

A beautiful new flier for Wassa Dance

I’m so pleased to share a beautiful piece of art created by Phillip Page as the cover for the new invitation to Wassa Dance classes. Come by and get some to share with your friends and communities. Its time to dance!!!!

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.…

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.

Wassa Dance and Village Volunteers’ 11 Annual Thanks-Giving Dance by Donation

This year’s event was a beautiful thing.  65+ dancers of many ages came.  We raised $2,500 at the door with more donations coming in and corporate matching funds to add soon. Our musicians Thierno Diop, Caxambu Silverman, Denny Stern, Shemayim Elohim and Larry Swanson created such wonderful music to inspire and bring us all together…

Live Music Sundays Fabulous Winter Crew

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…

GREAT PHOTO for our Thanks-Giving Event with Village Volunteers