Hi everyone, we hope you’re excited about the WDP coming up this week! Here’s the line-up:
Hi everyone, great news! With support from a grant from the Seattle Foundation’s Neighbor to Neighbor Fund, we are putting on more WDPs! The next one will be on 11/15/13 from 6:03pm to 9:27pm at the Filipino Community Center, located at 5740 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.
Mark your calendar and tell your friends. Meanwhile, we’re looking for dancer instructors, volunteers, and Dance Ambassadors, so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you then!
We had a blast, holding our 9th WDP at Folklife. Thank you to our instructors (Eberley, Flamenco; Angela, Belly Dancing; Magnus, West African; The Sliders, line dancing; D’Vorah, Israeli dancing; and Patrick, Swedish). Tons of people showed up. Here’s a video:
WDP may take a break during the summer, doing background stuff like applying for funding to do more WDPs next year, and adding the WDP touch to other events like the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition’s Festival on August 17th and the Othello Park Festival on Sunday August 19th.
Thank you to everyone who helped to make our 9 WDPs so far so much fun. See you again soon.
Sorry we haven’t been updating this blog very often. But that’s because we were planning WDP9, which is taking place at Northwest Folklife! Please invite your friends, family, and/or colleagues — we will be featuring dance instructors who have been a BIG part of the WDP community. We are listed on the list of “28 Great Things to See at Folklife this Year.”
Location: Armory, Seattle Center
What: Learn 6 multicultural dances and dance with the very BEST from the South Seattle/Rainier Valley community!
*Sliders (line dancing)
On Saturday, we had WDP8, our first one in South Park. Of course, it was great, with over 200 people in attendance. Please go to Facebook.com/worlddanceparty for pictures. Also, we were featured in the South Park News!
Meanwhile, here are some pictures. We really got into the dancing and didn’t take as many videos as we should have. If you attended and have some videos/pictures, please email us at email@example.com. See you at World Dance Party 9, held at Folklife on May 25th from 1pm to 3pm at the Armory (food court area). Tell your friends!
On Friday 3/22, Shoreline had their first WDP. Some of us from WDP Seattle dropped by to check it out, and were astonished at how awesome WDP-Shoreline was! The Flamenco, Bollywood, West African, and other dances, were so much fun. The room was PACKED. Totally amazing work, Shoreline! We’re so glad to see WDP spreading around to other cities. We’re looking forward to the next WDP-Shoreline. Here are some videos:
Bollywood. Skip to :55 to see some awesome moves by a couple of kids!
Not sure what that was called, but it was fun!
Just a reminder that WDP8 is today, 3/23, 6:03pm. Scroll down to see the flyer. Bring your friends, neighbors, classmates, kids, parents, co-workers, book club members, knitting buddies, BFF’s, grandparents, etc. Remember, it’s FREE, but it’s a potluck so bring something delicious to share. Beverages will be available (and adult beverages will be available also for a couple of bucks to keep WDP going). Here are some dances we have lined up:
Harlem Shake (the original one)
And if you have a dance, please feel free to come and teach it (We encourage spontaneous teaching of dances)
See you there!
All right, after months of planning, we finally have a set date for WDP8. 3/23/13 6:03pm to 9:27pm at South Partk Community Center. 8319 8th Ave S. Seattle WA 98108. As usual, it’s fun, it’s free, kids are welcome, bring a dish to share. Tell your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers. Here’s the flyer below.
If you want to be a Dance Ambassador, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. DA’s just get 10 people (including themselves) to attend. You’ll get an awesome WDP T-Shirt for being a DA.
Hi everyone, the planning team has been busy planning not one, but two WDP’s. Originally, we were going to have WDP8 in February. Unfortunately, we’re having logistical issues with venues, so it’ll likely be moved to March. Likely Friday, March 22nd, in South Park. Please book your calendar, but keep in mind we haven’t finalized this yet.
Meanwhile, we’ve been in talks with the folks at Folklife. WDP will most likely happen on Saturday the 25th for a few hours in the afternoon in the Armory, which is the food court. Again, we’re still negotiating details, but book your calendar for that one too.
Meanwhile, the Vietnamese Friendship Association is having their Tet Celebration on Friday 2/8 from 6pm to 8pm at New Holly Gathering Hall at 7058 32nd Ave S. 98118. Food, games, fortune-telling, little red envelopes with lucky money, etc. It’s free and fun for the whole family. More details here
See you soon! And as usual, we’re looking for dance instructors, so if you know a dance and want to teach for 15 minutes, let us know. We’re also looking for Dance Ambassadors (people who can bring at least 9 of their friends to WDP). Email email@example.com
As you may have read in the Crosscut article, WDP is talking to Northwest Folklife. They are interested in hosting a World Dance Party AT FOLKLIFE!!!!! We’re still negotiating on the details and will keep you updated.
Meanwhile, WDP8 is being planned for February. We’re tentatively looking at Friday, February 15th, in a location in South Park. Let us know if you want to be a dance instructor or Dance Ambassador. Instructors give 15-minute lessons in a particular dance. Just imagine, 200 or more people of all different ages and cultures, learning a dance that you teach. If you’re interested, contact our co-chair, Teresa, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance Ambassadors promise to bring at least 10 people, including themselves, to the party. You get an awesome free T-shirt for being a DA! Email email@example.com if you want to be one.
We’re having a planning meeting on 12/20 at 1pm at the Vietnamese Friendship Association office at 7101 MLK Jr. Way S. #212 (Above Tammy’s Bakery and Venus Restaurant, right on Othello Station of the light rail). Email us at the address above if you want to help plan.
See you soon!