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The Spring
Gathering

April 22 - 24

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The Talent Show at the 2021 Winter Gathering

our goal

April 22nd-24th OlyDance is hosting a weekend of dancing, workshops, live music, and shows! Our goal is to build and practice community that supports individuals and heals trauma through dance, music, creativity, human connection, humor, joy, and participation. 

The following is our dance weekend by day.

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Malo Castro Congas

Friday

April 22nd

Location: Equal Latins Bar & Restauraunt

520 4th Ave E Olympia, WA 98501

Live Salsa and Latin Music with ¡Clave con Jazz! Anjalia Silva vocals, Ian Jones Saxophone, Jim Cochran piano, Rick White bass, Malo Castro congas.

Late-night DJed afterparty

8pm: Registration/doors open

8:30pm-9pm: Intro Salsa Lesson with Rudy

9pm-Midnight: Live Music w/ Clave con Jazz

DJed Afterparty

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Clave con Jaz!

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Eda Begadix

Saturday

April 23rd

Location: Eagles Grand Ballroom

805 4th Ave E Olympia, WA

Saturday Cabaret! Hosted by Eda Begadix featuring, String and Shadow, Aerialists and more!

Fusion Dance party! With local and out-of-town DJs professionally experienced in playing music for partnering and party dancing!

Saturday Classes

at the Olympia Eagles Ballroom

12:30pm: Doors open/check-in starts

1pm: Sunny - Fusion

2pm: David - Tango for Swing dancers

3pm: Rox - Bachata

Saturday Main Dance & Cabaret

8pm: Doors open

9pm: Cabaret

Dance party after Cabaret until LATE

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String and Shadow: Puppet Theater

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Medicine Creek Winery

Sunday

April 24th

Sunday Classes

@Olympia Eagles Ballroom

12:30pm: Doors open/Check-in

1pm: Rudy - Foxtrot

2pm: David & Undre - Swing

3pm: Rox - West coast

Sunday Swing at Medicine Creek Winery

947 Old Pacific Hwy SE, Olympia, WA 98513

6:30pm: Doors open

7pm: Intro Swing Lesson

7:30-10pm: Live Band Vince Brown and Friends

11pm: Fusion Afterparty location TBA on Sunday (Expect a 5 minute walk to location)

Live Swing Music with the Vince Brown guitar, Michael Grey violin, David Lang accordion, and Osama Afiffi bass, at the Medicine Creek Winery

“Visiting the award-winning tasting room is like stepping back in time to an 1800’s vintage New Orleans brothel. From the tasting room, you will be able to view the barrel room and dance floor”

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David Portugal (DJ Oso)

Sponsored by

Mainstage Pro Light&Sound

"Since 1996"

Dance to his magic Friday and Saturday at the Spring Gathering. David Portugal (DJ Oso) is a musician, producer, and music enthusiast. Hailing out of Tumwater WA, David has had over 20+ years to develop his amalgamation of sound. His emotive music selections are his own therapy. His love for music goes beyond the spectrum of mixing music and is dedicated to sharing his love for music. This translates into sets where he infuses all the pieces of music that every music lover could appreciate.

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David Portugal (DJ Oso)

Hosting/Housing

Out-of-town folks will be welcomed by locals that choose to open their homes. This is a great way to get to know the larger dance community! Send us an Email if you would like to be hosted. Incase our friends are reading this, email us or talk to us in person if you would like to host out of towners.

 

Workshops (6 total)

We are in the process of hiring local and regional dance teachers to teach a variety of classes. We will definitely have Lindy hop, Salsa, Bachata, and Fusion classes. We might add other Latin styles and maybe zouk and blues. There will be 3 Workshops on Saturday and 3 workshops on Sunday. All swing workshops will be on Sunday

Volunteer Opportunities

We love volunteers at OlyDance! They help us keep ticket prices lower and more accessible. Most dance weekends are around $250 Volunteer for free or reduced admission depending on your commitment. Just send us an Email at OlympiaDances@gmail.com

 

 

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