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April 2021

Happy Spring! This month will have an unusual schedule for online classes. We are on our regular Tuesday & Thursdays 10:30 – 11:30 am through April 15. Check back on our class page for details on the rest of the month and also May offerings as things unfold.

Gratitude for our 16 years of Thanks-Giving dances+donate

As with so many things during this time of striving to turn the tide of the Covid pandemic, Wassa Dance and Village Volunteers annual Thanks-Giving Dance by Donation fundraiser will not be happening this year. I am very sad about this as it has been one of the great highlights of my year both personally…

Musing on live music Sundays

Back in the late 1980’s when I was a student at Physical Culture Fitness Studio, there was a Sunday class taught by Kristi Rudolph with live African percussion. That was the most exciting class of the week to take. And, at the time, it was one of the few places drum students (most of whom…

Photos from our 16th Annual Thanks-Giving dance by donation with Village Volunteers

We had a glorious time! Here are just a few shots from this beloved and successful fundraiser. Many thanks to our beautiful musicians, Caxambu, Denny Stern, Thierno Diop, Shemayim Elohim, Jay Braverman and Lance Lu. And to all who participated and contributed to this event. We’ve raised close to $3,000 so far which translates into…

Wassa Dance and Village Volunteers’ 16th annual Thanks-Giving Dance by Donation

You are invited to our 16th Annual Thanks-Giving Dance by Donation.
We are thrilled to be offering this beloved community event again this year. Come celebrate with us!

Thursday, November 28, 2019
9:00 -10:15 a.m.
9250 14th Ave. NW, Seattle WA 98117 (Ballard)

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.…