Category Archive • Dance

Free Dance Lessons, Latin Music Fun, & More This Month

The weather may be cooling down, but things are heating up this month at Third Place Commons! The fun starts this Friday, October 7th  at 6 PM when you can learn to Cha Cha with Mark Willson and Margot Richardson of Delicious Dance. During this free, easygoing one-hour lesson, you’ll dance with new friends and practice ...

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Free Latin Music Series Starts September 2nd!

Third Place Commons is delighted to announce the launch of a new fall Latin Music Series. Over four Fridays in September and October, the Commons will celebrate the irresistible rhythms and melodies of Latin music beginning this Friday, September 2nd with Savani Latin Jazz. Audiences at the Commons always love to dance, which is why we’re ...

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A Very Third Place Saturday

This coming Saturday,  May 2nd, Third Place has you covered! Love Third Place Books?  Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with your very favorite booksellers from 9 am to 5 pm.  There is a lot going on, and you can check out the full schedule here.  Just a glimpse into activities: FREE DRIP COFFEE – Honey Bear will be ...

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An Offbeat Evening

An Offbeat Evening

Its not often you get the chance to hear an 18 member vocal group on our weekend music series. (In fact, I think it may be a first!) But this Friday night, at 7:30pm, The Offbeats Vocal Jazz Ensemble will take the Third Place Stage to sing some 8 part vocal jazz arrangements!  Backed by ...

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Bach in a Hula Skirt and a Little Jive

Spend a Saturday at Third Place Commons, and you are likely to enjoy a kaleidoscope of experiences.  This Saturday, March 21, will be especially colorful. Every year on March 21, Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday, musicians around the world celebrate Bach in the Subways Day by offering performances in subways, public spaces, and concerts open to all. ...

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Scottish Dance and Song on Saturday

Don’t let the post-holiday blahs get you down.  All you need is a lively dose of Scottish music and dance this Saturday, January 10th at 3 pm on the Commons stage. Come see The Shelton Highland Dancers perform many of Scotland’s treasured dance, including the Sword Dance, the Highland Fling, the Hornpipe, and many others this Saturday. The concert ...

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From Classic Bebop to Americana

This Friday evening in the Commons, The Jacob Zimmerman Quartet performs classic bebop jazz from the 40s and 50s. For almost two years the group has held down a monthly series at Egan’s Ballard Jam House, in addition to performances at the Ballard Jazz Festival, The Royal Room, and other venues. Seattle-based alto saxophonist and composer Jacob ...

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New Year, New Music!

New Year, New Music!

Happy 2015!  Welcome to a new year, and a new line up of musicians in the Commons! While you’ll see many of your favorites, we’ll be interspersing new acts and expanding the Commons musical offerings!  From tried and true Swing bands and blues favorites, to 70’s dance covers (Commander Mojo) and bluegrass tinged covers of ...

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Weekend Music in the Commons – 12.26 and 12.27

Come down to the Third Place Commons this weekend and dance off some of those holiday sweets. On Friday night, Swingnuts Jazz plays upbeat original and classic jazz, high-spirited swing, and Brazilian rhythms,all for fun, listening, and dancing. Singer/songwriter Peggy Wendel adds vaudevillian flair, and guitarist Pete Smith spices ’em up, gypsy-style. Philip Nakano adds a palette of ...

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