Who We Are
OlyDance is brought to you by David Accurso and Madison (A.k.A. Sunny) Paguirigan
What we're about
Our goal is to build and practice community that supports individuals and heals trauma through dance, music, creativity, human connection, humor, joy, and participation. Financial accessibility is important to us, let us know if money is the reason you can't come. Our goal cannot be accomplished alone, we are grateful to all of the support that our community both new and old has given us
Values we want our community to uphold
About David Accurso:
A serious student of music and dance, David earned a Bachelors of Arts from the Evergreen State College with a focus in Dance and Comparative Movement. David’s interdisciplinary approach draws from Lindy Hop, ECS, Balboa, Blues, Kizomba, Salsa, Bachata, Argentine Tango, Modern Jazz, Odissi (Indian Classical), Ballet, swimming, and musicianship. David considers himself a social dancer even though he has won or placed in Lindy, Blues and Fusion competitions as well as recognized for his choreography. Kabby Mitchell III, Christine Corey, Brenda Russell, Justine Riley, and Frankie Manning have all had a profound impact on David’s approach, and he still seeks out mentors and collaborators to partner with his special type of magic. David has been teaching classes, leading workshops and giving private lessons since 2007, and has since taught around the US as well as internationally. His classes are fun, social, and empowering for the mind, body, and partnership. David's love of dance is contagious.
For private lessons text or call David (360) 970-9881
or email us at OlympiaDances@gmail.com
About Madison Paguirigan (aka Sunny):
Dance became a transformative force in Sunny's life at the age of 12, but it was at 16, when he discovered partner dancing, that his world underwent a profound shift. In 2017, Sunny and David Accurso teamed up, shaping OlyDance into the vibrant community it is today with immense support. Sunny's dedication extends beyond the dance floor as he strives to share the joy of dance with his local scene, whether teaching or supporting other instructors. From the rhythmic beats of Swing to the sultry moves of Salsa, Bachata, Brazilian Zouk Lambada, Argentine Tango, and beyond, Sunny eagerly wants to share the rich tapestry of dance styles with his community.
For private lessons text or call Sunny (360) 223-7425
or email us at OlympiaDances@gmail.com
David, In a world fraught with dense complex ubiquitous suffering, I appreciate you spreading joy with your message of dance.
Thank you!!!!! Thank you very much for your classes and sharing your Love of dance.
- Dale Armstrong
Your classes are great and your instruction is excellent. I've experienced a lot of teachers and different forms of dancing with instructions and without. You do very well.
- Sonia Telesco
Dear OlyDance, Thank you for being. This dance was the best possible birthday present for a far from home traveler,
Love, from Miles
You guys gave me a home. I was working 3 jobs and recovering from addiction and I needed some sort of creative outlet. Oly Dance provided so much more: a safe haven, a place for self-expression, a family. Thank you
This space you have created has been absolutely profound in my life. Thank you so much for all your work time and dedication!
Awesome experience in music, place, and dance Thank you!
You taught me so much and I’m grateful to have gotten to learn from you.
Thank you for being a wonderful role model and teacher.
I still see dance as a huge gift. As my first teacher, I always credit you for opening up my world to dance by creating an environment where it felt fun and possible. I know I’m never going to be the most coordinated or strongest dancer on the dance floor, but for me it has never been about that. It just feels healthy! I’ll always be grateful.
Thank you, David!