Calendar & Events

2022-23 Calendar & Events

For the time being, we’re hoping and planning on in person workshops for the fall of 2022 and going forward into 2023.  

Currently maximum of 14 participants. Masks are optional.  All meetings, unless noted otherwise, are held at Donna Varnau’s at this time. Sessions run from 2 -4:30 pm.

Attendees must be vaccinated.

Contact Donna at with questions.

As the time draws nearer, we’ll also announce the location for these sessions!

Here’s the lineup:

  • September 11-hopefully outside, at Donna’s
  • CANCELLED due to poor air quality: October 9- Richmond Beach Saltwater park, upper shelter. 2021 NW 190th St., Shoreline. 
  • November 13
  • December 11


Alasdair and Natalie workshop January 13 – 15

  • February 12
  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 14



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Many thanks!

What a wonderful workshop!  Thanks to so many people for making this happen!  It could not happen at all without our wonderful instructors, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas (photo from the concert).

A BIG thanks to the planning committee who kept each other inspired and full of the “can-do” attitude:

Susan Barkan – Epidemiologist, and Covid expert planner

Jasmin Faulk-Dickerson – Organizer of the Martin Luther King focus, volunteer at the workshop with most varied jobs and responsibilities

Jasmin Faulk-Dickerson presents our MLK Focus!

Erin Esses-Lusk – Ceilidh theme creator, and planner.

Cummings Family- Taught the incredible songs!


Dante and Eros Faulk and Jesse Partridge – Contra dance musicians extraordinaire, and let’s not forget they were also the sound system managers at the workshop!,

Jesse Partridge- Truly fantastic contradance caller


Niki Love- Ceilidh co-organizer, emcee, and amazing helper for concert ticket sales

Derek Stallman- Tune review instructor

Ladies Loe- Most awesome warmup act for the second half of our concert!

Bill Boyd – Our treasurer

Anna Aldrich for taking pictures- We need her to take a selfie, sorry no current photo.

And so many more wonderful people, who just stepped up, and helped make this a truly incredible workshop!



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