Posted tagged ‘Dare to be Square’

Hip to be Square

January 10, 2011
The Tallboys

The Tallboys

Well, we’re two weeks into the new year and if you are holding on to your resolution to, say, get in shape or meet new people, tonight’s square dance at the Tractor Tavern should be right up your alley. The Tallboys will be kicking off another year of twice monthly square dancing events at this Ballard standby.

The Monday Square Dance has become increasingly popular over the years, drawing a large crowd every time. While there tend to be quite a few regulars, you can always find newbies on the dance floor learning by doing. I attended the Monday Square Dance for the first time in November and was pleasantly surprised by the patience and helpfulness of the old pros. By the end of the night I was dancing like a… well, like someone who had been square dancing for a couple hours. But I had a great time!

Dancing starts at 8pm and the cover is $5. If you can’t make it this week (or you think you may become a regular), you will have an opportunity to swing your partner every first and third Monday of the month. Check out the Tractor website for more info.

Dare to Be Square Dance Tonight

December 15, 2009

This weekend’s been a whirlwind of square dancing and old-time jams, as Dare to Be Square–West took over the Richard Hugo House all day and night on Saturday and Sunday.  If you missed out on the dancing or are looking for more, join local stringbands The Tallboys and the Small Wonder Stringband and renowned North Carolina caller Bob Dalsemer tonight at the Century Ballroom for a rousing finale to the weekend.

If you’ve never square danced before, stop by tonight and give it a try!  The caller usually teaches each dance and beginners are welcome!

Bob Dalsemer

With Caller Bob Dalsemer & music by The Tallboys & Small Wonder Stringband
Century Ballroom 915 E Pine St
Admission $7 Advance/$10 at the Door, 21+

Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society

And big congratulations are due to the Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society, not only for organizing Dare to Be Square in Seattle this year, but also for promoting square dancing through a network of Seattle-area house dances.  Check out their webpage and be sure to stop by their next dance!

Weekend Events — December 11-14

December 11, 2009
Folklife Masters, December 11

Folklife Masters, December 11

Friday, December 11
Folklife Masters: John Reischman & The Romeros

Empty Sea Studios | Seattle | 8pm
$35 at door
4 amazing musicians come together to explore the common ground of bluegrass and old-time Southern music on mandolin, guitar, banjo, bass and beautiful vocals all around.

The Tallboys

Saturday, December 12
Dare To Be Square Evening Dance

Richard Hugo House | Seattle | 7pm
Calling from the famed Bob Dalsemer, music by The Tallboys and Small Wonder Stringband and lots of jamming!

Saturday, December 12
Pint & Dale Holiday Extravaganza

Haller Lake Community Center | Seattle | 7pm
$12 at door
Join well-loved maritime and folk singers William Pint & Felicia Dale, with special guests Tonia Opland & Mike Freeman.

Sunday, December 13
Black Nativity w/Pastor Pat Wright & Total Experience Gospel Choir

Intiman Theatre, Seattle | Ticket prices vary
A powerful portrait of the holiday season in gospel song and dance, Black Nativity is an uplifting and joyous celebration of the season.

Black Nativity

Sunday, December 13
Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur

Mississippi Studios | Portland | 7pm
$25 at door
Two giants of folk and jug come together for a fine evening of music and stories.