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Music & Dance Workshops
Music is the heartbeat of the Procession - bridging the hearts and minds of both performers and observers. These workshops are designed to place musical groups throughout the Procession, but we need more music and more types of sounds and rhythms than what is offered here. No matter what your level of expertise, if you would like to form a group, or if you have a group all ready to shake, rattle and roll, then please accept our invitation to be in the Procession’s composition!
So Come Make It Happen!
Every Tuesday • 7:30-9:00pm • Under 12 w/adult • $10
Dig your roots deep into the Earth with natural rhythms in the style of West African percussion and dance. Drummers and dancers of all abilities are invited to join-in with this ensemble lead by Bret BenRaven. Dunun drums provided, or bring your own hand drum, bell, shaker, or even a 5-gallon bucket drum. All skill levels. Contact David Curts: 360-870-3989.
Every Wednesday • 7:00-9:00pm • Under 12 w/adult • United Churches, 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia
Bring your drum if you’ve got one, but there are always percussion instruments for sharing. This workshop of drum circle rhythms is totally improvisational, with simple instruction and huge on camaraderie and fun! see website.
OLYMPIA RHYTHM & DANCE
OlyRAD • Fridays, 7-9pm • Olympia Senior Center, Room 100, 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501
We are going to be frogs, hopping around and sharing our rhythms. This is our rebuilding year, come help build something special. All skill levels welcome. Contact: Laurie Peterson 360-481-1609.
ARTESIAN RUMBLE ARKESTRA
Every Friday • 5:00-6:00pm • 12 years + • Percival Landing at the Kissing Statue, Olympia
Dust off that horn, tune up that snare, and join Olympia’s funkiest marching band! It all started when local artesian wells met our resident earthquakes at the Tectonic Plate Dance, and poof – the Artesian Rumble Arkestra was born! Ability to read music is helpful, but you are welcome to play no matter how rusty! Contact Lee Mohler: 360-705-1974.
Every Sunday • 5:00-7:00pm • 13+ w/adult • Eagles Ballroom, 4th Avenue and Plum Street, Olympia
Everyone is invited to come out of the sound and join Samba OlyWa and the tigers! No matter your level of experience, your presence is welcome! Instruments provided. Contact Juli Kelen: 360-970-6129.