April 3: KGB on Friday

We are hosting KGB for a Friday dance at the Leif Erikson Hall as part of the Richard Powers 2020 Dance Workshop.  While KGB enjoys great fame playing for Contra dances, they have a significant repertoire of Waltzes and Swing.  If you enjoy slow Waltz you will want to be on the dance floor Friday night.  There will also be plenty of Swing and One Step, but no Contra.

Julie King fully exploits the percussive range of seven octaves. Her piano style is driving, richly chordal, providing KGB’s music with emotional tension. Julie has been the rhythmic backbone in numerous bands for over 15 years.

Claude Ginsburg‘s violin melts, swings, growls, soars. He infuses KGB’s music with passion, rhythm, hitting notes high on the fingerboard with power and sweetness.

Dave Bartley sparks with his wicked mandolin, driving guitar and lush cittern.

Together they are KGB.

Quote from Mike Richardson:

“As their music changes in character from tune to tune, the dancing changes with it, alternating among smooth and pulsatile, calm and passionate, whimsical and profound… However, no matter how wild or imaginative their music becomes, it comes back from the edge just in time to support you when you need it, and their steady, driving beat is always there, inexorably pulling your feet across the floor.”

Pre-dance lesson: 7pm to 8pm with Dean Paton and Jodi Fleischman : The romance of Cross Step Waltz

Dance: 8pm to 11pm

Cost: $15 general admission payable by cash or check at the door, $10 students under 23 with ID.  If you are registered for the Dance Vision 2020 workshop this dance is included.

Location:  Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St. Seattle

Parking:  Free parking will be available at this dance in the Banner Bank lot due to a cooperative relationship with Banner Bank, immediately east and next door to the Leif Erikson Hall. Free parking is also available at the Ballard Health Club lot immediately south of the hall and east of Classic Consignment, through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

Details:  Please bring a sweet or savory snack to share. Check that your shoes are clean and do not mark the floor.  For the comfort and well-being of all our dancers, especially those with sensitivities, allergies or asthma, please do not wear perfume or fragranced personal products. Thank you!

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