Discovery Dance presents Ranger and the Re-Arrangers, purveyors of graceful and eminently danceable Gypsy Jazz, April 21 for the last dance of the season at the Port Townsend Elks. The dance begins at 8:00 p.m. preceded by a free (with admission) Cha-Cha dance lesson at 7:00, taught by Janice Eklund. New dancers are encouraged to attend. This is a smoke and scent free event for all ages. No partner or previous dance experience is necessary to join in the fun.
The definition of a working band, Ranger and the Re-Arrangers performs more than 100 times per year and has released 4 CDs. The band is composed of Ranger Sciacca (band leader and violinist), Dave Steward (mandolin, vocals), Mick Nicholson (bass), Jeffrey Moose (percussion), and Mike Sciacca (Ranger’s father and rhythm guitarist). Their upbeat, high energy swing will seduce dancers to the floor and keep them there with jazz, Latin, and swing standards in addition to traditional Gypsy melodies and Ranger’s originals.
Admission only $10.
Discovery Dance is a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of promoting partner dancing on and around the Olympic Peninsula. Dances are held on the third Friday of each month. More information can be found at www.discoverydance.org.