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					                      The Dance Palace
                                 Community Center
                                       5th & B Streets point reyes Station


           Spring/Summer Bulletin 2010




                                                      Summer Camp - June 21 - July 22

  Wheelbarrow of Cash parade - may 8                  geoff Hoyle - July 24
           Tin Hat - July 10                  Dance palace Summer Stock - Aug 6-15




Lester Chambers - June 25       Hot Buttered rum - may 8 & 9

                                                       Spring/Summer 2010 Dance Palace 1
        FuLL DeSCripTionS oF CLASSeS AnD WorkSHopS inSiDe
 the 2010 Dance palace
   Board of Directors
                                                    table of Contents
                                                    event Summary  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 3
 Ann Emanuels, Retired School Principal             Wheelbarrow of Cash  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4
 Melissa Claire, Certified Massage Therapist
                                                    Dp Silent Auction .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 5
 Loretta Farley- Ranger, Point Reyes National
  Seashore                                          Dance palace Camp  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 6
 Ann Gessert, Academic Tutor                        Duck Derby  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7
 Herb Kutchins, Professor Emeritus, California      events may  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 8
  State University, Sacramento
 Josh Luftig, Physician Assistant, Alameda          events June .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 9
  County Medical Center                             events July  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 10
 Susan Nelson, Bed and Breakfast Owner              events August  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 11
 Mark Riesenfeld, Retired County of Marin
  Manager                                           performing Arts Summer Series12-13
 Kerry Rose, Product Specialist, Digidesign;        Classes and Workshops  .  .  .  .  .14-15
  Audio Engineer                                    Yoga .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 16
 Susie Stitt, Choreographer and Dancer
 Tor Taylor, Management Information
                                                    pre-schoolers  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 16
  Specialist, Autodesk, Inc.                        Young people  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 17
 Scoby Zook, Certified Financial Planner            older Adults  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 18
 Victor Fernande, Youth Representative
                                                    recreation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 19
 DAnCe pALACe STAFF                                 Auditions  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 19
 Dan Mankin, Executive Director                     Community meetings  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 20
 Jessica Walker, Assistant Director                 programs & groups  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 20
 Jerry Lunsford, Technical Coordinator
 Margarita Echeverria, Office Manager               Volunteers  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 21
                                                    Dance palace information  .  .  .  .  .  . 22
 DAnCe pALACe pArTnerS                              membership information  .  .  .  .  .  . 23
 Dance Palace Partners are people dedicated
 to the West Marin community and to the
 future of the Dance Palace who have made a         THe DAnCe pALACe LoBBY gALLerY
 commitment of three-year funding in support        4/1 – 5/13 - Connie Smith Siegel
                                                    5/14 – 6/7 - Silent Auction - Mixed Media
 of the Dance Palace’s many programs and            8/1 – 9/14 - Galen Leeds
 services for all ages.
 We gratefully acknowledge:
 Laura & Mark Alderdice, Anonymous, Katie
 Baxter & Stan Gillmar, Bob Blitzer & Xenry,
 Joe & Maureen Blumenthal, Sean Sullivan &
                                                           Coming up
 Kathy Callaway, Betty Anne & Bill Carlin, Rigdon
 Currie & Trish Johnson, Mike Durrie, Ken & Ann
                                                        throughout 2010
 Emanuels, Ann Gessert, Tom & Gillie Hickman,           For those of you who plan ahead, here
 Mark & Jane Kriss, Mary & Robert Kroninger,          are some dates to mark on your calendar
 Andy & Carrick McLaughlin, Meg Linden, Sarah            for the rest of the year: Darol Anger
                                                           on Sept. 4, Annual Dance Palace
 & Dudley Miller, The Monson Family, Douglas
                                                           Rummage Sale, September 5 & 6;
 & Margaret Moore, Axel & Mara Nelson, Don
                                                         Annual Dance Palace Duck Derby,
 & Patty Neubacher, Carlos & Rebecca Porrata,         September 12; Annual Volunteer Brunch,
 Bill & Carol Press, William Prince, Carla Ruff       November 7; 39th Annual Holiday Crafts
 in memory of Bob Mendle, Frank and Lee                     Fair, December 3,4 & 5; Annual
 Seidner, Jean Soost, John & Suzanne Speh,                  Christmas Bird Count Dinner,
 Britt & Susie Stitt, Laurie Monserrat & Tor             December 18; Annual Messiah Sing,
 Taylor, Tony & Sally Torrance, Kris Brown                            December 19.
 & Scoby Zook
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Spring/ Summer
 SummArY 2010
mAY
Saturday, may 1, 11 am / MAYFAIRE, MAYPOLE
Saturday, may 1, 7 pm / LOOSE CHANGE 9/11
Sunday, may 2, 3 pm / MONKEY KING, A
 CIRCUS ADVENTURE
Thursday, may 6, 1:15 pm / BREAD AND ROSES
 SENIOR LUNCH
Saturday, may 8, 10 am / WHEELBARROW OF
 CASH PARADE
Saturday & Sunday, may 8 & 9, 7 pm & 3 pm / HOT
 BUTTERED RUM
Tuesday, may 11, 7 pm / GIFTS OF GRIEF
Friday, Saturday, may 14,15, 7:30 & Sunday, may
 16, 4 pm / KIDS MUSICAL THEATRE
Sunday, may 16, 7:30 pm / MAY WE, IMPROV
 SHOW
Friday, may 21, 8 pm / SENECA FALLS
Saturday, may 22, 7 pm / LLEWELLYN
 VAUGHN -LEE
Saturday, may 29, 4 pm / TEA DANCE WITH
 ALBANY BIG BAND

June
Saturday, June 5, 8 am / 4 H LIVESTOCK SHOW
 AND EXHIBIT
Sunday, June 6, 10:00 am / 35th ANNUAL
 DANCE PALACE SILENT AUCTION
Sunday, June 6, 1:30 pm / TOM RIGNEY AND
 FLAMBEAU
                                                    Point Reyes Seashore Lodge
Friday, Saturday, June 11 & 12, 7:30 pm & Sunday,    & Farm House Restaurant
 June 13, 4:00 pm / LUNATICO, THE DANCE                 Bordering the National Park
 PALACE THEATRE GROUP
Friday, June 18, 6 pm / EAC ANNUAL
 POTLUCK DINNER
Sunday, June 20, 4 pm / ELIANE LUST PIANO
 CONCERT
Wednesday, June 23, 7:30 p .m . / NEW OLD
 TIME CHAUTAqUA
Friday, June 25, 8 pm / LESTER CHAMBERS OF
 THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS
Tuesday, June 29, 7:30 pm / TRAVELING
 POETRY SHOW

JulY
Thursday, July 1, 1:15 pm / BREAD & ROSES
 SENIOR LUNCH
Saturday, July 10, 8 pm / TIN HAT
Friday, July 23, 7 pm / DANCE PALACE CAMP
 OPEN HOUSE                                            Tomales Bay Resort
Saturday, July 24, 8 p .m . / GEOFF HOYLE IN          27 Roo
 GEEzER
Sunday, July 25, 7 pm / JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN

AuguSt
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, August 6,7,8; 13,14,15
 7:30 pm / DANCE PALACE SUMMER STOCK
Friday, Saturday, August 20,21, 8 pm Sunday,
 August 22, 2 pm / IOLANTHE
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  Wheelbarrow of Cash is Back!
  $10,000 Challenge grant featuring a parade on
       Saturday, May 8th, with Steve Kinsey

T   he Wheelbarrow of Cash rolls through
    Point Reyes again! A $10,000 challenge
match has been established by the County
of Marin ($5,000), Xenry and Bob Blitzer
($4,000), and the Dance Palace Board of Di-
rectors ($1,000).

At 10 a.m. the Dance Palace Staff, Board of
Directors and members of the community
will form a parade behind Supervisor Kinsey
as he rolls a wheelbarrow from the Dance
Palace and throughout the downtown area,
accepting tax deductible donations along
the way. Costumes and instruments are en-
couraged! As a match for match, this could
mean an additional $20,000 for vital Dance
Palace programs and services. So, if you are
planning to make a donation to the Dance
Palace this year, May 8th is an excellent day
to make it, as each of your dollars will count
as two! We ask all Dance Palace support-
ers to please help us take advantage of this
incredible opportunity. To find out how you
can participate in this good-spirited event,
please contact the Dance Palace at 663-1075
or dan@dancepalace.org.                          Supervisor kinsey leads
                                                        the cash parade


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   Calling All Bargain Hunters
        and Auction Fans!
       35th Annual Dance Palace Silent Auction
                on Western Weekend
  W      e invite you to our 35th Annual Si-
         lent Auction, Sunday, June 6, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Silent Auction is a ma-
                                                  of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii, overnights
                                                  at Vichy Springs Resort, Sorenson’s Resort &
                                                  Harbin Hot Springs, tickets to San Francisco
jor fundraiser for the Dance Palace, which is     Opera, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Marin
a member supported non-profit performing          County Fair, Scandia Fun Center, Marin
arts and community center that provides a         Theater Company, Pacific Coast Repertory
                                                                       Theater; restaurant meals
                                                                       at Amici’s, Fairfax Scoop,
                                                                       Sorella Cafe, Old Chicago
                                                                       Pizza, wine and beer from
                                                                       Lagunitas Brewing Com-
                                                                       pany, Iron Springs Pub &
                                                                       Brewery, and Cline Cellars.
                                                                       In addition, a wide variety
                                                                       of gift items and certifi-
                                                                       cates have been donated by
                                                                       local and Bay Area busi-
                                                                       nesses including: High Tide
                                                                       Surf Shop, Jackson’s Hard-
                                                                       ware, Petaluma Tire Source,
                                                                       Peets’ Coffee, Lawrence
                                                                       Hall of Science, Rancho Ni-
                                                                       casio and the Magic Flute.
Tom rigney and Flambeau will                                           You can also bid on local
                                                  massages, yoga classes, homemade pies and
perform a free concert                            cookies, B&B overnights, restaurant meals,
                                                  children’s items, clothing, and much more!
wide variety of educational, recreational, cul-      Auction bidders looking for original art
tural and community services. Our goal is to      from West Marin can get a preview of works
raise $20,000 this year, making it our largest    by local artists in the Silent Auction Art Show
auction ever! Tom Rigney and Flambeau will        on exhibit in our lobby gallery May 14–June 8.
be performing live Cajun and zydeco music            Tell your friends and neighbors! The more
on the lawn in front of the Dance Palace from     people that know about our auction the
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., with food and beverages on     easier it will be to achieve our goal of raising
sale to benefit the DP—so make a day of it!       $20,000 this year. So, spread the word and
  Auction highlights include a certificate for    come to find bargains and support your local
four days in a beautiful house minutes north      community center!




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                                                        Dance
                                                        palace
                                                        Camp
                                                        returns!
                                                         new this year, four
                                                         days a week in both
                                                         Sessions!

 C    amp is back with more days, more fun
      and many activities! We have added
 Thursdays to the second session, giving more
                                                   Motion and Games; Catherine Janes teaches
                                                   Ceramics, Arts and Crafts and Sports and
                                                   Games; Shannan Hobbs instructs Kids Cui-
 time for kids to enjoy the summer and a little    sine and Jewelry; and Thomas John will lead
 bit more time for parents and grandparents        Circus and Puppets.
 to take a break.                                     The Counselor-in-Training Program (CITP)
    The first session is a 2-week session,         offers boys and girls ages 13 to 15 leadership
 Monday–Thursday, June 21-July 1; sec-             training, team building, problem solving, rec-
 ond session is a 3-week session, Monday–          reational activities, and supervised learning
 Thursday, July 5–22. We have increased fees       of the skills necessary to be a super coun-
 slightly because of the extra days and to catch   selor and/or babysitter. CITs work with the
 up with growing camp expenses.                    staff and campers to learn about all aspects
    Dance Palace Camp ( for ages 6–12) focus-      of camp counseling. The program will in-
 es on creativity and imagination with hands-      clude first-aid/CPR training, art projects, and
 on, fun activities that foster the development    an all-day naturalist-led kayaking excursion.
 of friendships and social skills. With our low    Successful completion of the CITP will en-
 camper-to-staff ratio (7:1) we can provide        able participants to apply for paid Assistant
 caring, personal attention to all campers and     Counselor positions in the future.
 their families.                                      Here’s what campers and their parents
    The Camp offers adventures and activities      have to say about Dance Palace Camp:
 including sports, art, ceramics, circus fun,         “I like Dance Palace Camp for the tradi-
 outdoor adventures, crafts, cooking, theater,     tions....like grandparents’ day, ice cream and
 music and dance, and special theme days.          going to the park!” —Elias Spanier
 Dance Palace Camp was voted Best Summer              “The Dance Palace Camp is the greatest be-
 Camp in Marin in the 2009 North Bay Bohe-         cause of the loving, fun staff and the exciting,
 mian readers’ poll!                               creative programs” —Connie Mery
    Staff members are skilled, local profession-      “We love camp for all the fun activities like
 als with extensive experience working with        pet day!” —Falipa Scott
 children. They are assisted by teen counselors       “As a parent I know when I drop her off in
 in all activities. Camp Director Vickisa Fein-    the morning she is in a safe, fun, nurturing
 berg is a professional artist who has taught      environment”. —Caren Gately
 Visual Arts at schools throughout the Bay            Brochures are available at the Dance Pal-
 Area. She is a credentialed Emergency Medi-       ace, online at www.dancepalace.org, and at
 cal Technician, volunteer firefighter, and art    local libraries. Scholarships for campers are
 teacher. The staff includes Colleen Conley,       made possible through grants from West
 Director of the Counselor-in-Training Pro-        Marin Thrift Store, Marin Charitable Asso-
 gram; Cheri Leierer, who leads Outdoor Ad-        ciation, and community contributions. For
 ventures, Nature Arts, and various games.         information and registration, contact 663-
 Laura Alderdice will teach Songs and Im-          1075, or email dan@dancepalace.org or visit
 provisation; Carol Friedman leads Dance,          our website www.dancepalace.org.
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   Dance palace
   Duck Derby!
The Duck Derby is a race in which yel-
low rubber ducks are released down the
stream in a push for the finish line. We
have constructed a free-floating race-
course in which we can clearly monitor
the ducks’ progress and easily pluck them
from the water after they cross the finish
line. A number of initial heats will be run,
with the first 20 ducks from each heat
competing against each other in a final
race to determine the first, second, and
third prize winners. First prize is $500!
The course’s finish line at White House
Pool is just upstream from the footbridge,
with plenty of room for parking and view-
ing. There will be live entertainment for
the entire family, and food and drinks will
be on sale to benefit the Dance Palace.

The Seventh Annual Dance Palace Duck
Derby is scheduled for Sunday, September
12, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at White House
Pool. Tickets and t-shirts designed by lo-
cal artist Ido Yoshimoto will go on sale
beginning June 6 at our Silent Auction
and be available throughout the summer
at Toby’s Farmer’s Market and the Dance
Palace office. Tickets are $5 each, or you
can get a ‘quack Pack’- 5 ducks for 20
bucks. Don’t miss your chance to win big
and benefit the Dance Palace at this fun-
filled event. Get your tickets soon!


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eVentS                                                      we do to prevent another 9/11? The film serves as a
                                                            fundamental call to action which is fueled by hope that
                                                            those affected by 9/11 will soon receive the answers
                                                            that they have sought after for nearly a decade.
   keY to SYmBolS                                           Saturday, may 1, 7 p .m . / Donations . For more
                                                            information contact roberta: 721-0906
   x Held in the church space
   k Held in Board Room                                     monkeY king, A CirCuS ADVenTure 7 84
   4 Events that are appropriate for children.              Monkey King is the most beloved character in China,
         Please feel free to bring your children to         inspiring operas, circuses, TV shows, comics and much
         enjoy these programs. All other events are         more. Monkey’s journey to India as the supernatural
         either inappropriate for small children, or        bodyguard to Sanzang, a Buddhist priest, was written
         require parental discretion.                       down in the 16th century, filling 100 chapters, each one
   h Held in the kitchen.                                   more elegant, bizarre and action-packed than the last.
   All other events in main hall                            The Clown Conservatory, the advanced students from
                                                            the San Francisco School of Circus Arts, have taken
   7 Dance Palace sponsored event - members                 some of the wildest adventures, bringing them to life on
         may make phone reservations.                       stage with acrobatics, juggling, puppetry and music. In
   8 Advance tickets available at                           the style of Commedia dell’Arte, which grew up in Venice
         www.dancepalace.org                                at the same time as Monkey King stories ruled China,
                                                            many of the characters will be in masks.
                                                            Sunday, may 2, 3 p .m . / $10 adults, $8 seniors,

mAY eVentS                                                  $6 kids

                                                            BreAD & roSeS perFormAnCe 7
                                                            Join us for this performance presented in collaboration
mAYFAire, mAYpoLe DAnCing, LunCH 4                          with Bread & Roses and West Marin Senior Services,
A community event for all ages, organized by                providing entertaining bi-monthly 45-minute concerts
Huckleberry Forest Program for pre-school aged              following the weekly Thursday Senior Luncheon.
children. Please join us for a dance on the lawn with       Thursday, may 6, 1:15 p .m . / Free
Ingrid Noyes and caller Erik Hoffman. We will have
flowers and ivy to make head wreaths. There will be a       WHeeLBArroW oF CASH
delicious lunch to purchase, a raffle of hand-crafted       DAnCe pALACe FunDrAiSing pArADe
toys and a silent auction featuring unique items and        Join Supervisor Steve Kinsey and the Board and Staff
locally made treasures.                                     of the Dance Palace as we parade from the Dance
Saturday, may 1, 11-3 p .m . / Free, on the lawn .          Palace down Main Street and back collecting funds
For more information contact Jenefer: 669 .9615             for the Dance Palace along the way. Bring costumes,
                                                            instruments and noisemakers!
Loose Change 9/11: an ameriCan Coup x                       Saturday, may 8, 10 a .m . / Free
With the departure of the Bush Administration and the
arrival of an “era of transparency,” opportunities are      HoT BuTTereD rum 78
arising for the disclosure of new information that may      Come see Hot Buttered Rum back where it all started!
shed more light on the events that took place before        In celebration of the new album, Limbs Akimbo, the
and after 9/11/2001. Eight years later, the American        band is performing at one of the first venues they
people continue to live in the aftermath of 9/11 and        ever appeared. Initially formed as an acoustic string
deal with its ongoing repercussions. Is this just another   band, seven years of constant touring has transformed
machination of power on the time line of history? If so,    Hot Buttered Rum into a plugged-in, percussive
the real question is what happens next, and what can        powerhouse that wows critics and fans alike. Their left-
                                                            coast rock reveals an access to jazz, country, and world
                                                            music that few groups can match. While their music
                                                            defies simple categorization, the band’s songwriting
                                                            and stage chemistry delights listeners at every
                                                            performance. Families with children are encouraged to
                                                            attend the special Sunday performance at 3 o’clock.
                                                            Saturday, may 8, 7 p .m . AnD Sunday, may 9, 3
                                                            p .m . / Advance tickets $20 general, $18 seniors .
                                                            At the door, $25 general, $23 seniors . kid’s 12
                                                            and under half price on mother’s day .

                                                             ASSiSTeD LiSTening SYSTem
                                                             The Dance Palace has a special assisted listening
                                                             system to aid those who are hearing impaired.
                                                             Please contact us in advance of the performance if
                                                             you would like to use this system at a specific event.

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giFTS oF grieF x                                             Mujaddidiyya Sufi Order. He writes and lectures
How do we transform the tragedy of our losses into a         extensively about Sufism, mysticism, dreamwork and
life altering experience that deepens and enriches our       spirituality. His specializes in dreamwork, integrating
lives? Hospice of Petaluma and the West Marin Health         the ancient Sufi approach to dreams with the insights
Coalition present The Gifts of Grief, a documentary          of modern psychology. His recent writing and teaching
produced and directed by Nancee Sobonya.                     focus on spiritual responsibility in this time of global
This wonderfully inspiring film follows 7 people,            crisis and global consciousness. Vaughan-Lee is the
including author Isabele Allende, through their grief        founder of the Golden Sufi Center in Point Reyes
processes and healing towards wholeness.                     Station.
Tuesday, may 11, 7 p .m . / Donation . For more              Saturday, may 22, 7 p .m . / $10, tickets at point
information contact Susan prince: 663 .8717                  reyes Books: 663-1542

kiDS muSiCAL THeATre 7 4                                     TeA DAnCe WiTH THe ALBAnY Big BAnD 7
The Dance Palace Kids’ Musical Theatre production of         Dust off your dancing shoes and come swing, foxtrot,
songs, skits and stories from around the world will be       and waltz with the classic big band sounds of the 31-
a special treat for our community. The Theatre features      member Albany Big Band! Tea, cakes, and champagne
music, folktales and legends from England, Hawaii,           cocktails will be on sale at this benefit for the Dance
India, Ireland, Greece, Russia, Nigeria, Mexico and          Palace and Bolinas-Stinson Youth Program.
Scandinavia.                                                 Saturday, may 29, 4 p .m . / $12 general, $10
Friday and Saturday, may 14 and 15, 7:30 p .m .;             seniors, kids and teens free
Sunday, may 16, 4 p .m . / $12 general, $8 seniors,

                                                             June eVentS
$5 teens & kids

mAY We (YeS To improViSing WiTH THe eArTH)
With Rhiannon, Victoria Joy, and Claire Peaslee              4-H LiVeSToCk SHoW & FAir eXHiBiT
An evening of improvisational performance, offered with      There will be cows again in the village of Point Reyes
devotion to our breathing planet. Visiting from Hawaii       Station when Marin’s 4-H clubs present their annual
will be the brilliant and beloved Rhiannon, bringing         livestock show, handiwork, exhibits and much more.
her spiritual, musical, ever-surprising self. Victoria Joy   Saturday, June 5, 8 a .m .-2 p .m . / Free
and Claire Peaslee walk together in “improvisation of
presence” (Action Theater), celebrating and bowing           35TH AnnuAL DAnCe pALACe SiLenT AuCTion 7
toward the mystery. These three cohorts-in-the-              All proceeds from this event will benefit ongoing
moment set out to explore, inhabit and hear the              programs of the Dance Palace Community Center.
sonorous stirrings and living dreams of Gaia.                The auction will include over 200 items such as gift
Sunday, may 16th, 7:30 p .m . /$21 general .                 certificates to fine restaurants, one-of-a-kind vacation
For more information contact: Claire peaslee at              packages, tools, a ranger-led hike, season tickets to
coastliveoak@gmail .com or 415 .663 .1634                    the symphony/sporting events, jewelry, star-gazing
                                                             with an astronomer, massage gift certificates, local
seneCa FaLLs FiLm SHoWing WiTH DireCTor                      baked treats, fine wine, a cord of firewood, musical
LouiSe VAnCe 7 8                                             instruments and lessons, a kayak trip, handy-man
This one-hour documentary breathes life and relevance        work for a day, fine art, dance lessons, and perhaps a
into a revolutionary act barely mentioned in history         partridge in a pear tree.
books: America’s first women’s rights convention, a          Sunday, June 6, 10 a .m . – 4 p .m . / admission free
public protest meeting held in Seneca Falls, New York
in 1848. The film follows WOWER Power, a struggling          Tom rigneY AnD FLAmBeAu 7
multi-cultural teen theater troupe, as they travel           Tom Rigney, the fiery, electrifying violinist/composer,
from San Francisco to Seneca Falls to perform their          joins forces with some of the finest musicians on the
original play at the 150th Anniversary Celebration           San Francisco roots music scene to form Tom Rigney
of this groundbreaking moment in American history.           and Flambeau, a band that will tear the roof off of any
The troupe is guided on their journey by director            place that has one and raise the spirits of everyone
Joan Mankin, a beloved Bay Area actor, who began             around. Rigney, after fifteen years at the helm of The
the project with the girls when she was an artist in         Sundogs, has stepped out into the spotlight with a
residence at San Francisco Community School (a public        vengeance. Flambeau showcases his passionate,
school in San Francisco), and they were just sixth           virtuoso fiddling, his commanding stage presence,
graders. After the film, Filmmaker Louise Vance will         his range, depth, and originality as a composer, and
answer questions about the making of the film.               of course, those notorious red boots. His bandmates
Friday, may 21, 8 p .m ./ $12 general, $10 seniors,          are veterans of the great bands of Charles Brown,
$6 students                                                  Queen Ida, Roy Rogers, Clifton Chenier, and others, and
                                                             together they generate enough heat and energy to
poinT reYeS BookS CounTrY ArTS AnD                           ignite a dance floor or lift an audience to its feet.
LeCTureS SerieS preSenTS:                                    Sunday, June 6, 1:30 p .m ./ Free, on the Dance
LLeWeLLYn VAugHAn-Lee, AuTHor oF return                      palace front lawn
oF the Feminine
Inverness resident Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is a Sufi
mystic and lineage successor in the Naqshbandiyya-
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THe puDDLe CiTY BLue grASS BAnD To BeneFiT                  a group in 1981 Lester has been carrying on their
CommonWeAL                                                  Gospel Rock tradition, performing in venues around
The Puddle City Blue Grass Band, a premier bluegrass        the world and across the country. Most recently,
band in Seattle and Portland in the 70’s is reuniting       Lester blew away the 140,000 people who attended
to play traditional and contemporary music for their        the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love in 2007
friends in West Marin. Band members are coming in           and headlined for 70,000 folks in Golden Gate Park
from Anchorage, Seattle, Salt Lake City and Bolinas.        for the 40 anniversary of Woodstock (West Fest) last
All proceeds will benefit Commonweal. Commonweal,           October. In addition to singing Chambers Brothers hits,
in Bolinas, has been a part of West Marin for over 34       Lester will perform classic blues songs of Otis Redding,
years. Their programs focus on healing ourselves and        Wilson Pickett, and of course Lester’s signature show
our planet.                                                 stopper, “People Get Ready” by Curtis Mayfield. Lester
Tuesday, June 8, 7 p .m . / $20 general                     Chambers will be accompanied by Los Angeles blues
For more information visit www .commonweal .org             guitarist K.K. Martin and by his son Dylan’s Midnight
                                                            Transfer Band.
LunATiCo, THe DAnCe pALACe CommuniTY                        Friday, June 25, 8 p .m . / $24 general, $22 seniors
THeATre group 7
Lunatico, the Dance Palace Theatre Group present            TrAVeLing poeTrY SHoW
an original adaptation of Sheridan’s A School For           The Marin Poetry Center Summer Traveling Show brings
Scandal. Set in contemporary Washington D.C., it’s          together poets from all over the Bay Area to read their
politics as usual as we witness scandal mongering, lies     own or others’ work aloud. These one-hour poetry/
and intrigue in the corridors of power! A high-energy       spoken-word performances are punchy, pithy, informal,
production that combines the joy of Sheridan’s sharp        and bring poetry to life.
wit with Lunatico’s thrilling and original use of songs,    Tuesday June 29, 7:30 p .m . / donations
dance and physical comedy. Directed by Tina Taylor.

                                                            JulY eVentS
Friday and Saturday, June 11 & 12, 8 p .m .;
Sunday, June 13, 4 p .m . / $10 general, $8 seniors

enVironmenTAL ACTion CommiTTee’S 38TH                       BreAD & roSeS perFormAnCe 7
AnnuAL memBerS’ meeTing & poTLuCk Dinner                    Join us for this performance presented in collaboration
The Environmental Action Committee of West Marin’s          with Bread & Roses and West Marin Senior Services,
annual potluck dinner, general meeting, wine tasting,       providing entertaining bi-monthly 45-minute concerts
and gab fest has become a renowned summer                   following the weekly Thursday Senior Luncheon.
celebration for West Marin’s principal grassroots           Thursday, July 1, 1:15 p .m . / Free
environmental organization. This year’s event promises
to uphold the tradition, featuring the fare of West         Tin HAT 7 8
Marin’s best chefs, the latest news from the eco-front,     Forging a new acoustic sound that defies categorization
and the presentation of EAC’s Peter Behr Steward of         while striking universal chords, Tin Hat makes
the Land Award.                                             freewheeling chamber music for the 21st century.
Friday, June 18, 6 p .m . / $5 donation requested;          Garnering widespread critical acclaim for its six CDs, the
reservations essential at 663-9312 or eac@svn .net          group has also earned high marks for their captivating
                                                            performances. Tin Hat’s international audiences have
DAnCe pALACe piAno ConCerT SerieS:                          grown over the years through its many concert tours
eLiAne LuST 7 8                                             in the United States and Europe. Hailed by the press
Hot New Summer Tangos! “It is easy to see why she           for “interweaving Old World Europe with post-modern
has won so many accolades from so many…she is               America, south-of-the-border sensuality with concert-
truly a storyteller with the piano as her voice,” says      hall propriety, and odd-metered syncopation with deeply
the Pacifica Tribune of internationally-acclaimed concert   soulful grooves” (The New York Press), the ensemble
pianist Eliane Lust. The irresistible Tangos Eliane will    has created an original American ethnic music of its
play range from voluptuous and swinging to spunky           own device.
and charming by such great composers as Cage,               Saturday, July 10, 8 p .m . / $20 general, $18
Copland, Albeniz, Lamb, Nazareth and Rzewski among          seniors
others, plus brand new Tangos written just for her
by distinguished Bay Area composers Charles Shere,          DAnCe pALACe CAmp open HouSe
Robert Elkjer and Jeffrey Miller.                           This annual event features an art exhibition by
Sunday, June 20, 4 p .m . / $20 general, $18                campers, a camp slide show, and refreshments.
seniors                                                     Everyone is welcome.
                                                            Friday, July 23, 7 p .m . / Free
LeSTer CHAmBerS oF THe CHAmBerS BroTHerS
78                                                          geoFF HoYLe in geeZer 7 8
Lester Chambers’ screams, haunting lead vocal and           From a hysterical riff on life in a nursing home to The
classic cow bell beat on the 1966 Psychedelic Gospel        Venerable Bede’s meditations on the meaning of life,
Rock Anthem “Time Has Come Today” by the Chambers           from delightful reminisces of his youth in England and
Brothers has been indelibly tattooed into every             young manhood in America to ruminations on ageing
expanded mind of the Summer of Love generation.             and mortality, Hoyle brings his irrepressible sense of
Since the Chambers Brothers stopped performing as           comedy and trademark physicality, as well as a certain
10 Dance Palace Spring/Summer 2010
elegiac wistfulness, to this tour-de-force performance             present a classic theater play to be announced for
about what it is like to grow old. Actor, writer, comedian         their annual summer production. Auditions are May 16
Geoff Hoyle came to the U.S. from England and joined               11–1 p.m. Rehearsals start June 16 and are on Tues,
Larry Pisoni and Bill Irwin as a clown in the Pickle               Wed, and Thurs, from 5–7 p.m. Be on the look out for
Family Circus. He clowned with Montreal’s Cirque du                more information about these aspiring actors and their
Soleil and his original shows include Theatre of Panic at          inspiring production.
New York’s Dance Theatre Workshop, as well as award-               Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6,7,8 &
winning solos such as Boomer! and Feast of Fools which             13,14,15, 7:30 p .m . / $10 general, $8 Dance
toured the U.S., Canada, and Taiwan.                               palace members and seniors, $5 teens & kids
Saturday, July 24, 8 p .m . / $24 general, $22
seniors . not recommended for kids .                               ioLanthe - opereTTA
                                                                   The beloved Gilbert and Sullivan musical which
poinT reYeS BookS CounTrY ArTS AnD                                 spoofs the mores of privilege and politics in 19th
LeCTureS SerieS preSenTS:                                          century London is reset for our own fractious time
JoSepH goLDSTein, BuDDHiST TeACHer in                              in Washington, D.C., where most of the same rules
ConVerSATion WiTH CHriS DeSSer                                     apply. This community production is under the direction
Joseph Goldstein has led insight and loving kindness               of Susie Stitt and Molly Maguire.
meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a                  For information call 415-669-1954 or visit
cofounder and one of the guiding teachers of the                   ioLAnTHe@mollymakesmusic .com .
Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts                 Friday & Saturday, August 20 & 21, 8 p .m ., and
and helped establish the Barre Center for Buddhist                 Sunday, August 22 at 2 p .m . / $20 general, $18
Studies. Goldstein has studied and practiced different             seniors tickets at the door . For more information
forms of Buddhist meditation under eminent teachers                call 669-1954
from India, Burma and Tibet. He is the author of A
Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma: The Emerging Western              nAnCY kAY AuTHor oF speaking For spot:
Buddhism, Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom,             Be the advoCate Your dog needs to Live a
and The Experience of Insight. He is co-author, with               happY, heaLthY, Longer LiFe
Jack Kornfield, of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom and,                Bring your best friend along for this Saturday afternoon
with Sharon Salzberg, of Insight Meditation: An In-                event where vet Dr. Nancy Kay with experience, warmth,
depth Correspondence Course. Benefit for the Insight               wit, and candor will discuss authentic, user-friendly
Meditation Society                                                 ideas for making all types of health care choices
Sunday, July 25, 7 p .m . / $10 tickets at point                   for your dog. According to Marty Becker, resident
reyes Books 663-1542                                               veterinarian on Good Morning America, “with Speaking
                                                                   for Spot, we finally have a book that makes sense of it

AuguSt
                                                                   all!” We’ll see you with your dog on the Dance Palace
                                                                   green.
                                                                   Sunday, August 22, 10:30 a .m . / Free, sponsored
DAnCe pALACe Summer SToCk pLAYerS 74                               by point reyes Books
The Dance Palace Summer Stock Players, a teen
theater group directed by Sam Fisher, is planning to




              Saturday, May 22. 7:00 pm                                         Sunday, July 25, 7:00 pm
      Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Sufi teacher and author of                       Joseph Goldstein, Buddhist teacher in
          The Return of the Feminine and The World Soul                          conversation with Chris Desser
                   Tickets $10.00 at the door                                      Tickets $10.00 at the door
                 Benefit for Golden Sufi Center                                Benefit for the Insight Mediation Society
  Inverness resident Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is a Sufi mystic         Joseph Goldstein has led insight and lovingkindness
  and lineage successor in the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya          meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder
  Sufi Order. He writes and lectures extensively about              and one of the guiding teachers of the Insight Meditation
  Sufism, mysticism, dreamwork and spirituality. His recent         Society in Barre, Massachusetts and helped establish the
  writing and teaching focus on spiritual responsibility in this   Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. He is the author of A
  time of global crisis and global consciousness. Vaughan-         Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma: The Emerging Western
  Lee is the founder of the Golden Sufi Center in Point             Buddhism, Insight Meditation:The Practice of Freedom, and The
  Reyes Station.                                                   Experience of Insight.

         Upcoming events include Kay Ryan, Amy Goodman, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Robert Reich and others.
     To view videos from past events or for more information on these and future events visit www.ptreyesbooks.com

                                                                               Spring/Summer 2010 Dance Palace 11
                         performing Arts
                         Summer Series
monkeY king, A CirCuS ADVenTure 7 84
Monkey King is the most beloved character in China, inspiring operas, circuses, TV shows, comics and much more.
Monkey’s journey to India as the supernatural bodyguard to Sanzang, a Buddhist priest, was written down in the
16th century, filling 100 chapters, each one more elegant, bizarre and action-packed than the last. The Clown
Conservatory, the advanced students from the San Francisco School of Circus Arts, have taken some of the wildest
adventures, bringing them to life on stage with acrobatics, juggling, puppetry and music. In the style of Commedia
dell’Arte, which grew up in Venice at the same time as Monkey King stories ruled China, many of the characters will
be in masks.
Sunday, may 2, 3 p .m . / $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 kids

HoT BuTTereD rum 78
Come see Hot Buttered Rum back where it all started! In celebration of the new album, Limbs Akimbo, the band is
performing at one of the first venues they ever appeared. Initially formed as an acoustic string band, seven years
of constant touring has transformed Hot Buttered Rum into a plugged-in, percussive powerhouse that wows critics
and fans alike. Their left-coast rock reveals an access to jazz, country, and world music that few groups can match.
While their music defies simple categorization, the band’s songwriting and stage chemistry delights listeners at ev-
ery performance. Families with children are encouraged to attend the special Sunday performance at 3 o’clock.
Saturday, may 8, 7 p .m . AnD Sunday, may 9, 3 p .m . / Advance tickets $20 general, $18 seniors . At the
door, $25 general, $23 seniors . kid’s 12 and under half price on mother’s day .

seneCa FaLLs FiLm SHoWing
WiTH DireCTor LouiSe VAnCe
78
This one-hour documentary
breathes life and relevance into a
revolutionary act barely mentioned
in history books: America’s first
women’s rights convention, a public
protest meeting held in Seneca Falls,
New York in 1848. The film follows
WOWER Power, a struggling multi-
cultural teen theater troupe, as they
travel from San Francisco to Seneca
Falls to perform their original play at
the 150th Anniversary Celebration
of this groundbreaking moment
in American history. The troupe is
guided on their journey by director
Joan Mankin, a beloved Bay Area
actor, who began the project with the
girls when she was an artist in residence at San Francisco Community School (a public school in San Francisco),
and they were just sixth graders. After the film, Filmmaker Louise Vance will answer questions about the making of
the film.
Friday, may 21, 8 p .m ./ $12 general, $10 seniors, $6 students

Tom rigneY AnD FLAmBeAu 7
Tom Rigney, the fiery, electrifying violinist/composer, joins forces with some of the finest musicians on the San
Francisco roots music scene to form Tom Rigney and Flambeau, a band that will tear the roof off of any place
that has one and raise the spirits of everyone around. Rigney, after fifteen years at the helm of The Sundogs,
has stepped out into the spotlight with a vengeance. Flambeau showcases his passionate, virtuoso fiddling, his
commanding stage presence, his range, depth, and originality as a composer, and of course, those notorious
red boots. His bandmates are veterans of the great bands of Charles Brown, Queen Ida, Roy Rogers, Clifton
Chenier, and others, and together they generate enough heat and energy to ignite a dance floor or lift an
audience to its feet.
Sunday, June 6, 1:30 p .m ./ Free . on Dance palace front lawn



12 Dance Palace Spring/Summer 2010
                         performing Arts
                         Summer Series
DAnCe pALACe piAno ConCerT SerieS: eLiAne LuST 7 8
Hot New Summer Tangos! “It is easy to see why she has won so many accolades from so many…she is truly a
storyteller with the piano as her voice,” says the Pacifica Tribune of internationally-acclaimed concert pianist Eliane
Lust. She greets the summer solstice with a vibrant array of contemporary Tangos written for solo piano. The irre-
sistible Tangos Eliane will play range from voluptuous and swinging to spunky and charming by such great compos-
ers as Cage, Copland, Albeniz, Lamb, Nazareth and Rzewski among others, plus brand new Tangos written just for
her by distinguished Bay Area composers Charles Shere, Robert Elkjer and Jeffrey Miller.
Sunday, June 20, 4 p .m . / $20 general, $18 seniors

LeSTer CHAmBerS oF THe CHAmBerS BroTHerS 7 8
Lester Chambers’ screams, haunting lead vocal and classic cow bell beat on the 1966 Psychedelic Gospel Rock
Anthem “Time Has Come Today” by the Chambers Brothers has been indelibly tattooed into every expanded mind
of the Summer of Love generation. Since the Chambers Brothers stopped performing as a group in 1981 Lester
has been carrying on their Gospel Rock tradition performing in venues around the world and across the country.
Most recently, Lester blew away the 140,000 people who attended the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love
in 2007 and headlined for 70,000 folks in Golden Gate Park for the 40 anniversary of Woodstock (West Fest) last
October. In addition to singing Chambers Brothers hits, Lester will perform classic blues songs of Otis Redding,
Wilson Pickett, and of course Lester’s signature show stopper, “People Get Ready” by Curtis Mayfield. Lester
Chambers will be accompanied by Los Angeles blues guitarist K.K. Martin and by his son Dylan’s Midnight
Transfer Band.
Friday, June 25, 8 p .m . / $24 general, $22 seniors

                                                             Tin HAT 7 8
                                                             Forging a new acoustic sound that defies categoriza-
                                                             tion while striking universal chords, Tin Hat makes
                                                             freewheeling chamber music for the 21st century.
                                                             Garnering widespread critical acclaim for its six CDs,
                                                             the group has also earned high marks for their capti-
                                                             vating performances. Tin Hat’s international audiences
                                                             have grown over the years through its many concert
                                                             tours in the United States and Europe. Hailed by the
                                                             press for “interweaving Old World Europe with post-
                                                             modern America, south-of-the-border sensuality with
                                                             concert-hall propriety, and odd-metered syncopation
                                                             with deeply soulful grooves” (The New York Press),
                                                             the ensemble has created an original American ethnic
                                                             music of its own device.
                                                             Saturday, July 10, 8 p .m . / $20 general,
                                                             $18 seniors

geoFF HoYLe in geeZer 7 8
From a hysterical riff on life in a nursing home to The Venerable
Bede’s meditations on the meaning of life, from delightful remi-
nisces of his youth in England and young manhood in America
to ruminations on ageing and mortality, Hoyle brings his irre-
pressible sense of comedy and trademark physicality, as well as
a certain elegiac wistfulness, to this tour-de-force performance
about what it is like to grow old. Actor, writer, comedian Geoff
Hoyle came to the U.S. from England and joined Larry Pisoni
and Bill Irwin as a clown in the Pickle Family Circus. He clowned
with Montreal’s Cirque du Soleil and his original shows include
Theatre of Panic at New York’s Dance Theatre Workshop, as well
as award-winning solos such as Boomer! and Feast of Fools which
toured the U.S., Canada, and Taiwan.
Saturday, July 24, 8 p .m . / $24 general, $22 seniors .
not recommended for kids .


                                                                        Spring/Summer 2010 Dance Palace 13
ClASSeS & WorkSHopS
 To regiSTer For CLASSeS                                    SCHoLArSHipS
 For more information or to register for a class, the       Scholarships are always available from the Dance
 class teacher at the listed phone number or email          Palace for those who would like to take a class but
 address or contact the Dance Palace at 663-1075,           cannot afford the full fee. All you need to do is fill out
 dan@dancepalace.org. New students are welcome to           a simple form, which you can get at the Dance Palace
 join ongoing classes at any time.                          office or from your class teacher. For information, call
                                                            663-1075.

BALLroom DAnCe: SALSA & SWing                               on leash and does not include “playtime.” The goal of
Learn basic rhythms, simple moves, leading and              the class is to enhance the relationship between you
following techniques - and gain the confidence to just      and your dog. Proof of current vaccinations required at
get out there and dance. Great exercise, great music,       the first class. First class is mandatory for people
and great fun! Beginners and newcomers always               only . no dogs, please!
welcome.                                                    This class is limited to 6 dog/handler pairs, and must
Taught by Carol Friedman – 663-9512,                        have a minimum of three pairs to proceed. For dogs
http://carolfriedmanfolkdance .blogspot .com/               4 months and older. Primary handler must be 18 but
Swing: Wednesdays 6-7 p .m ., may 19 – June 2               children are welcome to attend with an adult.
Salsa: Wednesdays 7:15-8:15 p .m ., July 7-21               Taught by Holly mcArthur
$25 per 3-week series                                       mondays 6:30-7:30 pm – outside in backyard
                                                            Session i: may 17 – monday June 28, no class
CoLLABorATiVe DAnCe x                                       may 31 Session ii: July 26 – August 30
A co-creative movement experience exploring individual      $140 for each six week session
creativity and open-ended improvisational structures.
Join us for self-discovery and fun. No dance experience     inTernATionAL FoLk DAnCe
necessary; all welcome.                                     Folk dances from all over the world, including Serbia,
For information, contact nancy Hemmingway –                 Turkey, Rumania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Greece, and
669-7770 or melinda Leithold – 669-1614                     Israel. Beginners and newcomers are always welcome;
Wednesdays 6-7:30 p .m .,                                   no partner is necessary. The dances are fun, great
$15 per month or $5 drop-in                                 exercise, and danced to a wonderful assortment of
                                                            world music. Instructor Carol Friedman has been
ConVerSATionAL SpAniSH For BeginnerS k                      teaching folk dancing since 2000.
This course is intended for adults interested in            Taught by Carol Friedman – 663-9512,
Spanish for work, travel, or to better communicate with     http://carolfriedmanfolkdance .blogspot .com/
Spanish-speaking people of the community. We will           Wednesdays 7:15-8:30 p .m ., may 19 – June 16
use a text/work book and other sources to develop           $45 for the 5-week session
vocabulary, basic grammar, sentence structure, and
pronunciation along with conversations designed to          LunATiCo- DAnCe pALACe THeATer group
improve proficiency skills. Brian Kirven has lived and      Work with director Tina Taylor and voice instructor
traveled extensively in the Spanish-speaking world, and     Laura Alderdice on weekly acting classes. We will
taught Spanish in Middle and High School for the last       explore a variety of techniques and genres, while
five years.                                                 working towards a performance of an original
Taught by Brian kirven – 827-9055                           contemporary adaptation of Sheridan’s “A School For
Wednesdays 7-9 p .m ., march 24th – may 19th                Scandal” in June. Set in contemporary Washington, D.C.,
(no class April 21st)                                       it’s politics as usual as we witness scandal mongering,
$100 for the 8-week session + text fee                      lies and intrigue in the corridors of power! A high
                                                            energy production that combines the joy of Sheridan’s
engLiSH CLASSeS k                                           sharp wit with Lunatico’s thrilling and original use of
The morning beginning English classes are a                 songs, dance and physical comedy. The upcoming
cooperative project of the Marin Literacy Program,          sessions will include physical improvisation and
Marin Health Start, Marin County Free Library, and the      dance. Please be prepared to move and expect the
Dance Palace.                                               unexpected! Newcomers always welcome.
For information, call the marin Literacy program            Taught by Tina Taylor – 663-9453,
663-1849                                                    with voice instruction from Laura Alderdice
Thursdays 9-11 a .m ., through June 3 .                     Thursdays 7-9 p .m ., April 15 – June 3, with
                                                            performances scheduled for June 11, 12, & 13 .
FAmiLY Dog 1                                                $120 for the 8-week session
A beginning-level class that covers all the fundamentals
of good canine manners including sit, down, stay, come,     meDiTATion group x
polite greetings, walk nicely on leash, wait at doors and   Meditate with your friends and neighbors. Sitting
leave it. This class includes fun exercises and games       silently together we encourage and enrich one
using positive reinforcement but is conducted entirely      another’s lives. Everyone is welcome-no prior
14 Dance Palace Spring/Summer 2010
experience or particular spiritual orientation necessary.
A short talk or discussion follows a 40-minute session          keY to SYmBolS
of meditation.                                                  x Held in the church space
Led by Carrie and Stuart kutchins – 669-1733
                                                                k Held in Board Room
and Steve mckinney – 663-8761
Wednesdays, 7-8 a .m . / Donations                              4 Events that are appropriate for children.
                                                                     Please feel free to bring your children to
THe mYSTerY noVeL k                                                  enjoy these programs. All other events are
Beginning with the Fall Series we will focus on mystery              either inappropriate for small children, or
novels set in the period from 1914 to 1940. We will                  require parental discretion.
notice how events of World War I brought changes that           h Held in the kitchen.
dramatically shaped both that era and the lives of the
characters. We will pay attention to the changes also           All other events in main hall
occurring in other parts of the globe in the following          7     Dance Palace sponsored event - members
two decades.                                                          may make phone reservations.
Taught by Joan Hammerman robbins – 868-0835                     8     Advance tickets available at
Second Saturday of each month: 10:30 a .m .-                          www.dancepalace.org
noon, through June 12

piLATeS
Sicilian-born Maria Mankin is a Stott Pilates Certified
                                                             TAi CHi AnD CHi gung For nATurAL HeALTH:
instructor, and with her background in Circus arts,
                                                             HArmoniZe Your True nATure x
brings fun and creativity into her classes. Her classes
                                                             Instructor Chris Anderl teaches healing movements as
focus on body awareness, strength-training, core
                                                             a lover of the natural wisdom of Ancient China. We
and stamina building, balance and well-being. She
                                                             strengthen our 3 major energetic spheres: Body –
has worked with a variety of clients at different levels
                                                             Immunity & Structural Support: Mind – Balancing the
of fitness from the fittest athlete to the injured and
                                                             Chi Meridians: Spirit – Allowing Quiet Presence to guide
recovering individual. Teaching with many Pilates props,
                                                             our life beings. Chris recently produced an instructional
while keeping a good pace for the group, Maria can
                                                             DVD filmed on Mt. Tamalpais in collaboration with
adapt exercises suggesting appropriate modifications
                                                             his teacher, American Tai Chi/Chi Gung pioneer Mark
if needed.
                                                             Johnson.
Taught by maria mankin
                                                             Taught by Chris Anderl – 669-9720 for further
please email to reserve a spot in the class:
                                                             info and occasional class time changes go to
maria@pointreyespilates .com, or 663-9303 .
                                                             www .TaiChinature .us .
Tuesdays: mat intermediate Class from 8-9 a .m .
                                                             Saturdays, 10-11:30 a .m . note new day and time!
may 4 – June 22; 8 weeks / $80, drop-ins $15
                                                             Sliding scale $5-10; no class in July or August
genTLe piLATeS
                                                             TAi CHi CHu’An
A gentle approach to Pilates for people who have
                                                             We begin each class with warm-up exercises and
difficulties lying down on a mat. The class will focus on
                                                             Qigong breathing. New students learn the Tai Chi
Pilates exercises which will improve movement, core
                                                             Chu’an form at their own pace and are individually
strength and balance for the day to day life. Students
                                                             taught. Long-time students practice the set together
will sit on a chair to perform gentle exercises with the
                                                             and also learn weapon sets and shaolin. Ellen Serber
help of different Pilates props such as balls, stretch
                                                             was trained by Sifu Kuo Lien Ying, who certified her
bands etc.
                                                             to teach in 1988. She is assisted by Celeste Woo and
Taught by maria mankin
                                                             Barbara Cellers.
please email to reserve a spot in the class:
                                                             Taught by ellen Serber – 663-1662
maria@pointreyespilates .com, or 663-9303 .
                                                             Sundays 8:30-10 a .m . (outside, if not raining)
Wednesdays, 9:30-10:15 a .m .
                                                             $40 monthly
may 5 – June 16; 7 weeks / $70, drop-ins $15
                                                             ZumBA
SpiriT DAnCe
                                                             Ditch the workout, join the party! Zumba is the hottest
Join us every other Sunday for stretching (optional) and
                                                             new craze -combining a fusion of Latin dance moves
dancing. We will put pads out for those who want to
                                                             and heart pounding rhythms, you get a workout without
start with yoga, and the music starts slowly, then builds.
                                                             feeling like you’re working!
The dance is free-form, with a few suggestions from
                                                             Taught by Cathy Davis - 669-7112
the leader. No experience or partners needed, just a
                                                             Tuesdays, 6-7 p .m ., April 27 – June 1 / ongoing
willingness to move. Bring water and wear layers. Devi
                                                             $50 for the 6 week session or $15 drop in
is certified by Dance Master Vin Marti, who designed
Soul Motion after working with Gabrielle Roth’s 5
Rhythms.
Led by Devi Weisenberg – 669-1807
every other Sunday 10-11:30 a .m ., may 2, 16,
June 27, July 11, no class July 25, August 8, no
class August 22 / Sliding scale $8-15 per class
                                                                       Spring/Summer 2010 Dance Palace 15
YogA At tHe pAlACe                                           YogA WiTH eLiZABeTH BArneT
Yin YogA WiTH DeBBie DALY x                                  Elizabeth’s classes teach the fundamentals of Iyengar
In this quiet and relaxing yoga class, gentle stretching     yoga. Connected movements, breath awareness, and
postures are held for 3-5 minutes at a time. The             an attentive mind as well as strength and flexibility,
stillness takes practitioners deep into postures that        are cultivated in Elizabeth’s classes. Elizabeth is
calm the mind, lengthen the connective tissues, and          supportive and attentive to individual needs. Elizabeth
increase energy flow. This practice is very beneficial for   attended teacher training at the Yoga Room in Berkeley
the joints, especially the hips and lower back. Gentle       and the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, where
enough all students, including seniors. A generous           she apprenticed with Judith Lasater. She has taught
period is given at the end of class for a guided full-body   yoga for beginning to intermediate students as well as
relaxation, with live music by Tim Weed. Debbie Daly         adaptive and restorative yoga since 1991. Elizabeth
has been teaching yoga for 11 years and is the owner         continues her studies with master yoga teacher,
of an award-winning yoga studio in Arizona. Begins           Ramanand Patel.
May 4th.                                                     Taught by elizabeth Barnet – 669-1291
Taught by Debbie Daly – 663-4018                             or email lizbar@svn .net
www .DebbieDaly .com .                                       Fridays 9-10:30 a .m ., mixed level / $65 for 5
Tuesdays 9:30-10:45 a .m . in the Church Space               classes (non-consecutive), or $16 drop-in
(no classes from June 22-July 20)
$50/month for Debbie’s three weekly classes                  genTLe YogA WiTH eLiZABeTH BArneT
or $10 drop-in                                               This gentle yoga class is especially for older men and
                                                             women as well as those who need a slower pace.
FLoW YogA WiTH DeBBie DALY x                                 We move from restful, supported postures to gentle
This mixed-level yoga class combines invigorating,           warm-up movements to classical yoga postures. Each
strengthening movements with gentle postures that            individual builds upon his/her strength, flexibility, and
invite awareness and breath. The emphasis is on              balance, giving careful attention to breathing and
one’s inner experience and intuition rather than on          postural alignment. Elizabeth Barnet trained at the
outer form. An energizing set of postures inspired           Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco and The Yoga
by Vinyasa Yoga and Yang Yoga is followed by a set           Room in Berkeley, and has taught at the Dance Palace
of quiet and relaxing Yin Yoga postures. A generous          since 1991. Elizabeth continues her studies with master
period is given at the end of class for a guided full-body   yoga teacher, Ramanand Patel.
relaxation, with live music by Tim Weed. Beginners           Taught by elizabeth Barnet – 669-1291
and experienced yogis are welcome. Debbie Daly has           or email lizbar@svn .net
been teaching yoga for 11 years and is the owner of an       Fridays 10:45 a .m .-noon / $65 for 5 classes
award-winning yoga studio in Arizona.                        (non-consecutive), or $16 drop-in
Taught by Debbie Daly – 663-4018
www .DebbieDaly .com .                                       SYmmeTrY oF moVemenT- YogA BASeD
Sundays & Thursdays 9:30-10:45 a .m .                        moVemenT WorkSHop
Sunday class starts may 2; Thursday class is                 Kim Holmes offers a mixed level class and encourages
ongoing (no class July 8th & 22nd)                           each student to tune into their own needs, as well as
$50/month for Debbie’s three weekly classes or               the group energy. She supports each individual toward
$10 drop-in                                                  the exploration of his/her own inner wisdom, guidance
                                                             and self-creativity. In Kim’s classes the focus is to invite
YogA WiTH eLLen SerBer                                       students to practice yoga-based movement in a safe,
The intention of the class is two-fold: a thorough           clear way. There is more emphasis on the actions of
physical experience, modified for each person’s              each movement and pose versus the outcome or end
individual level, and a time to focus on calming the         result. In class, students practice embodiment through
mind. Ellen has taught for 38 years; she is certified        movement by combining stretching and strengthening
in the Iyengar tradition and has also studied with the       to bridge the concepts of fitness, yoga and creative
Desikachar family. She has trained teachers and also         flow.
is on the review board of The International Journal of       Sunday, may 23, 10:30 a .m . - 5:30 p .m ./ $75
Yoga Therapy. She continues her study of yoga with           For more information email kim at
Ramanad Patel.                                               symmetryofmovement@gmail .com
Taught by ellen Serber – 663-1662
mondays 10-11:30 a .m . / $40 monthly or $15
drop-in
                                                             pre-SCHoolerS
                                                             BABY gYm
                                                             An informal playgroup and meeting ground for babies,
                                                             toddlers, moms, dads, and caretakers. For ages
                                                             birth–5. Sponsored by the Dance Palace, Shoreline
                                                             School Readiness, and First Five Marin.
                                                             Coordinated by elvira Santiago – for information
                                                             contact the Dance palace at 663-1075 .
                                                             Tuesdays and Thursdays until June 17 .
                                                             9:30-11 a .m . / Free
16 Dance Palace Spring/Summer 2010
Young people
DAnCe pALACe AFTer-SCHooL progrAm
The Dance Palace After-school Program offers creative
enrichment programs every afternoon Monday through
Thursday, plus optional aftercare. Participants must fill
out registration forms for the school year, which are
available on our website: www.dancepalace.org (click
‘programs’ then ‘classes and workshops’) or in the
Dance Palace office. Scholarship forms are available for
anyone who needs assistance. Please note that there
are no classes on Shoreline School District minimum
days and school holidays- check dates carefully.

monDAY: CrAZY SCienCe x
Fun and creative nature studies and science
experiments, indoors and outdoors. Learn what makes
the cosmos swirl! Fun, interactive Physical, Earth and
Life science experiments. Cheri Leierer is a public and
private school teacher and has taught environmental
science with the Dance Palace Summer camp for over
twenty years.
Taught by Cheri Leierer – 663-1075;
mondays 3:15-4:30 p .m .
                                                            AFTer CAre x
April 12 – may 24; 7 weeks / $70
                                                            Supervised child care and homework assistance - we
                                                            can only run this program if we have five or more
TueSDAY: CerAmiCS h
                                                            children- please sign up when you register for the after
Working with clay engages the imagination and
                                                            school program.
facilitates developmental learning – and it’s just plain
                                                            monday–Thursday 4:30–5:30p .m . / $20 for one
fun! We will create sculpture and practical things.
                                                            day a week per 5 week session, $24 for one day a
For ages 5–12. Vickisa Feinberg is a professional
                                                            week per 6 week session; $28 for 7 weeks .
multimedia artist, member of Gallery Route One,
teacher in public and private schools, and Director of
                                                            CreATiVe DAnCe LAB
Dance Palace Camp.
                                                            Students will explore improvisational Creative Dance
Taught by Vickisa Feinberg – to register,
                                                            at an intermediate level. Creative Dance Lab is an
call 663-1075 ; Tuesdays 3:15–4:30 p .m .
                                                            intermodal approach to movement and dance, which
April 13 - June 1; 8 weeks / $80
                                                            combines somatic movement, solo dance, group dance
                                                            & ensemble skills, theater games, play, performance,
WeDneSDAY: AFTer-SCHooL ArT progrAm h k
                                                            rhythm, drawing, storytelling, and Scoring, an aspect
A multicultural art program taught in both English and
                                                            of the RSVP Collective Creativity model. “It is my
Spanish for children ages 5–12 by Colleen Conley, West
                                                            intention to create a playful and nurturing environment
Marin School art teacher; Toni Littlejohn, mixed-media
                                                            where children can express their unique creativity,
artist; and Dolores Gonzalez, whose native language
                                                            gain self confidence, and develop the essential life skill
is Spanish. Artists of many cultures will be invited
                                                            of creative thinking.” No previous dance experience
to participate. The children will use two- and three-
                                                            needed. Instructor Taira Restar has taught children and
dimensional media - painting, printmaking, carpentry,
                                                            adults for over 25 years. She has an M.A. in movement
ceramics, jewelry, and textiles - to develop their own
                                                            education, is on faculty at Tamalpa Institute, and
unique expressions.
                                                            performs in Anna Halprin’s company. For boys and girls
Taught by Toni Littlejohn – 663-1313, Colleen
                                                            in grades 1-3.
Conley, and Dolores gonzalez
                                                            Taught by Taira restar – 663-1997
Wednesdays 3:15-4:30p .m .,
                                                            www .tairarestar .com
April 14 – June 2; 8 weeks / $80
                                                            Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p .m .
                                                            (snack & rest 3:15-3:30)
THurSDAY: Cooking For Fun AnD pLeASure h
                                                            April 22 – June 3/ $70 per 7-week session
In this class we will learn to prepare healthy and
                                                            or $12 drop-in
inventive snacks using local ingredients whenever
possible. Learn about seasonal recipes and techniques
that will impress your friends. Instructor Joann Kempf
works at West Marin School and is the cooking teacher
for our summer camp.
Taught by Joann kempf – 663-1075
Thursdays 3:15-4:30 p .m .
April 15 – June 3; 8 weeks / $95
(includes $15 food fee)

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olDer ADultS
Bingo!
Second Thursday of each month, 1:15-2:30p .m .

BLooD preSSure CLiniC
Free blood pressure clinic offered by the Public Health
Nurse through West Marin Health and Human Services
Center.
Fourth Thursday of each month, noon-1 p .m .

eXerCiSe iS For LiFe – So LeT’S HAVe Fun! x
This class is designed for older adults and/or people
with disabilities/special needs. The exercises include
warm-ups and motion aerobics, stretching, and light       of T’ai Chi will be blended with massage and a variety
resistance training. Come join us – enhance your          of fall prevention skills. Nancy Vayhinger is a student
physical performance, heighten your sense of well-        of Fallproof! Fall Prevention and has practiced T’ai Chi
being, and decrease emotional stress and anxiety. All     for 7 years. She offers massage therapy for seniors
participants must have a signed release from their        in Point Reyes and Petaluma, and has taught balance
doctor and a signed consent to participate. Instructor    classes to seniors for 3 years.
Mary Salmon is a certified senior fitness instructor.     Taught by nancy Vayhinger – 663-9775 or
Sponsored by the Dance Palace.                            email peaceintegration@gmail .com for more
Taught by mary Salmon – to register,                      information or to register
call 663-1075                                             mondays, 12:30-1:30p .m ., may 3 – June 14
mondays and Wednesdays, 11:15 a .m .-12:15                $50 for the 6 week session (no class may 31), or
p .m . through June 16, then the class moves to           $10 drop -in
Fridays 11:15 a .m .-12:15p .m until July 23 . Class
will resume in September . / $20-35 per month, or
$3-6 drop-in




                                                          Senior FrienDSHip CirCLe (FormerLY S .A .F .e .)
poinT reYeS SeniorS LunCHeon                              k
A weekly meals program for seniors ages 60 and older      Join our friendship circle (formerly SAFE)- sit around
sponsored by The Dance Palace in cooperation with         a table, drink a cup of tea, discuss books and movies,
Point Reyes Seniors. Meals will be prepared by the        talk about personal concerns, local issues, world
Palace Market & Deli.                                     events, laugh, make new friends. Confidential setting.
For information and reservations, call the Dance          Sponsored by the Dance Palace.
palace 663-1075; reservations must be made by             For information, call Jody Farrell - 663-9416
2 p .m . on Tuesdays .                                    Fridays 10:15a .m .-noon / Free
Thursdays 12:15-1:15 p .m .
/ Seniors $2, guests $6                                   genTLe YogA WiTH eLiZABeTH BArneT
                                                          This gentle yoga class is especially for older men and
Senior BALAnCe & FALL preVenTion                          women as well as those who need a slower pace.
If you have concerns about your balance, join us to       We move from restful, supported postures to gentle
improve your overall sense of balance while standing,     warm-up movements to classical yoga postures. Each
walking and doing daily activities. Everyday balance is   individual builds upon his/her strength, flexibility, and
a skill that can be practiced and improved. Principles    balance, giving careful attention to breathing and
18 Dance Palace Spring/Summer 2010
 Senior DiSCounT goLD CArD
 The Dance Palace senior discount card allows low-income seniors to pay half price admission
 at all events at the Dance Palace (excluding fundraising events, Word for Word, and classes).
 Cards are available by request from the Dance Palace office. See Margarita for information.


postural alignment. Elizabeth Barnet trained at the           performance dates: August 6, 7, 8 & 13, 14, 15
Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco and The Yoga          info: 663-1075 or dan@dancepalace .org or
Room in Berkeley, and has taught at the Dance Palace          contact Sam Fisher at samprcfish@hotmail .com
since 1991. Elizabeth continues her studies with master       to confirm audition time .
yoga teacher, Ramanand Patel.
Taught by elizabeth Barnet – 669-1291                         ioLAnTHe
lizbar@svn .net                                               This community production under the direction of Susie
Fridays 10:45 a .m .–noon / $65 for 5 classes                 Stitt and Molly Maguire holds auditions in the Carol
(non-consecutive), or $16 drop-in                             Friedman Room of the Dance Palace. Singers and
(elizabeth also teaches a faster-paced class from             dancers needed!
9-10:30 a .m . on Friday mornings . See the yoga              Sunday, may 23, at 10 a .m .
listing)                                                      For information call 415-669-1954 or email
                                                              ioLAnTHe@mollymakesmusic .com .
CreATiVe CerAmiCS For SeniorS h k
In this six session class, you will make unique, two and
three dimensional ceramic art and functional pieces.
You will work with a variety of techniques in both hand
                                                              CommunitY meetingS
building and glazing. No previous clay experience is          DAnCe pALACe BoArD oF DireCTorS k
necessary.                                                    Members of the community are welcome to come
Taught by professional ceramic artist marlie de               participate in the meetings and share their ideas and
Swart . For information and registration please call          thoughts about Dance Palace programs.
663-1075                                                      First Tuesday of each month, 7–9 p .m .
Tuesdays from 9 a .m .–noon, may 18 – June 15
$50-$100 sliding scale for the 5 week session,
plus a $20 materials fee



reCreAtion
ouTDoor reCreATion
Outdoor recreational facilities are available for your use
at the Dance Palace, including a basketball half-court,
volleyball net, and outdoor Ping-Pong table. Balls for
basketball, soccer, and volleyball are available for public
use in the holder next to the court; Ping-Pong paddles
and balls are in a container by the Ping-Pong tables.
Please return them when you are finished.

ping-pong & rigHT BrAin eXpLorATion x
A great aerobic sport for all ages! Doubles Ping-
Pong with occasional game using “other hand.”
For information, contact Toni Littlejohn for more
information: 663-1313
mondays 7:45–9:45 p .m .

AuDitionS
Summer SToCk Teen THeATre
Auditions for this summer’s production (to be
announced) directed by Sam Fisher. Any young adults
interested in acting, singing, dancing, costumes, set-
building, lighting, production or house management are
welcome to participate in this Dance Palace tradition.
Everyone will get a part!
may 15, 11:00 a .m . / $160, scholarships
available . rehearsals run from June 22 – August
5, Tues-Wed-Thurs/ 5-7p .m .
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BLooD CenTerS oF THe pACiFiC BLooD DriVe x
If you are age 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds
                                                             progrAmS & groupS
and are in good health, please consider making a             JoSH ruDer SCHoLArSHip FunD
donation. You will be contributing to a vital community      The Josh Ruder Scholarship fund was established by
service.                                                     Bonnie and Sivi Ruder and Ron Wagner in memory of
Sponsored by West marin Community resource                   Josh Ruder. The Fund is used to provide scholarships
Center – 663-8361                                            for young people participating in visual arts classes at
Saturday, June 12, 8 a .m .-2 p .m .                         the Dance Palace.

LegAL AiD oF mArin Free LegAL ADViCe DAY                     LegAL AiD For WeST mArin reSiDenTS
Legal questions? Need legal assistance? Want to know         Legal Aid of Marin has trained an Intake Volunteer at
your rights? We can help! Legal Aid of Marin and Public      the Dance Palace to assist West Marin residents with
Interest Clearinghouse are organizing a free legal           the initiation of the civil legal process. To make an
clinic at the Dance Palace. The event will be staffed by     appointment for a free screening, call the Dance Palace
attorneys from Legal Aid of Marin and the local and          at 663-1075.
international law firm of Paul Hastings. Please call Legal
Aid of Marin at 415 492-0230 to make an appointment          WeDDingS, priVATe pArTieS, reTreATS, AnD
today! Spanish speaking attorneys and interpreters will      ConFerenCeS AT THe DAnCe pALACe
be available.                                                The Dance Palace is available for weekend use for
Wednesday, June 17, 1:30-4:30 p .m .                         your wedding, party, conference, retreat, or reception.
                                                             Contact us for a free informative pamphlet or visit our
DAnCe pALACe VoLunTeer Work pArTY                            website for photos, specs, rental rates, and policies at
Come one, come all! Help paint, weed, and keep the           www.dancepalace.org and click ‘facilities’.
Dance Palace in good shape. Free BBQ, laughs and
community spirit are all part of this program.               SCHoLArSHipS
Saturday, August 7, 9 a .m .-1 p .m .                        Scholarships are available for students wishing to enroll
                                                             for a class session but unable to afford the full fee.
4-H CLuB                                                     For further information and application forms,
Third monday of each month, 7-9 p .m .                       call 663-1075.

inVerneSS gArDen CLuB x                                      SuperSiTTerS DireCTorY
Second Wednesday 1-3 p .m .                                  We have a list of teenagers who have completed our
                                                             recent Supersitters course. Call us for a copy.
poinT reYeS ViLLAge ASSoCiATion x
Second Thursday of each month, 7 p .m .




      5th Annual                               Marin’s Best Music Festival
                                                                                         July 17th
                                                                                         Love Field
                                                                                         Point Reyes

20 Dance Palace Spring/Summer 2010
Seeking a Worthwhile Volunteer
Opportunity?
T    he Dance Palace depends on the help of hundreds of volunteers who log thousands of
     hours each year by serving on various committees and on our board of directors, garden-
ing, assisting with ticket and refreshment sales
at events, cleaning, setting up chairs, painting,
organizing mailings, you name it, and a volunteer
has probably done it. We sure do appreciate these
folks, and we show it by selecting a Volunteer
of the Month who is acknowledged in the local
papers and on our website, by displaying photos
and lists of volunteers in the lobby and hallways
at the DP, and at our Annual Volunteer Brunch in
November. At this fun-filled event we honor Vol-
unteers of the Year, enjoy a scrumptious brunch,
and listen to live music together. In addition, we
hold a Volunteer Work Day every August and ask
folks to help weed and mulch the garden, clean various parts of the building, organize the
shed, paint, and generally hang out with a project and enjoy the sunshine. Afterwards, we treat
ourselves to a fat BBq lunch and we survey the fruits of our labor- a community center that is
truly about community, run by the community, for the community. This is the Dance Palace.
We hope you’ll consider joining us on August 7th for the Annual Volunteer Work Party from 9
a.m. - 1 p.m. See you then!




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                                                             since 1974

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                                                                   full bar
                                                               garden dining
              Open 6 days a week 8 A.M.–9 P.M.
              Bar Menu 3:30–5 P.M.                            private room for
                                                            parties and retreats
              Closed Wednesdays
              Main Street • Point Reyes Station
                                                           www.stationhousecafe.com
              415 6 6 3 1515




                                           KWMR’S
                                  8th Annual Silent Art Auction
      This year’s theme is Homegrown Radio, highlighting the music, art, food, family and emergency
                     broadcasting of our unique West Marin community. Come join us!
  Location: Toby’s Gallery, Point Reyes Station          Exhibition Dates: May 1st – May 30th, 2010
  Opening Reception: Saturday May 1st, 3:00 to 5:00 Final Bidding Party: Sunday, May 30th, 3:00 to 5:00
        Contact Janet Galea for more information 415 663-8068 3# or janet@kwmr.org www.kwmr.org

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  inFormAtion ABout tHe DAnCe pAlACe
WAnT To knoW WHAT’S HAppening AT THe                         onLine TiCkeTS, memBerSHipS, AnD
DAnCe pALACe THiS WeekenD?                                   ConTriBuTionS
Call 663-1075 and you’ll hear a phone message telling        You can order advance tickets to Dance Palace
about the weekend’s events, including times and              sponsored performances using your credit card by
admission prices; check our website www.dancepalace.         going to the home page or the ‘events’ page of our
org; or peruse our downtown marquees next to                 website. Please note that there is a minimal processing
Bovine Bakery in Point Reyes and at the Post Office in       fee charged to cover our costs for the service. You can
Inverness.                                                   also use your credit card to make a contribution or
                                                             become a member of the Dance Palace, just follow the
emAiL LiST                                                   links on the homepage at www.dancepalace.org.
If you would like to be on the Dance Palace email
list and receive a weekly email update about events,         VeHiCLe DonATionS
meetings, classes, and workshops, go to the homepage         We accept donations of used vehicles! It’s tax-
of our website www.dancepalace.org and sign up.              deductible and easy. Visit http://www.dancepalace.org
                                                             and click on ‘donations’, then ‘vehicle donations’.
eSCrip
Escrip is an easy and free way to contribute money to
the Dance Palace. Here’s how it works: you register             Want to help save on the environmental
your existing cards (your choice of credit, debit/ATM,            impact of printing and mailing our
and/or merchant card): designate the Dance Palace                Bulletin and receive it electronically?
for donations; and shop at eScrip merchants using                  Just send an email to Margarita@
your registers cards. Donations from the participating                   dancepalace.org with
eScrip merchants (1-3% of your purchase) will be                 “Send me my next Bulletin by email”
made automatically – at no cost to you – to the Dance                      in the subject line.
Palace. Register at http://www.escrip.com.
                                                             WireLeSS ConneCTionS
THe DAnCe pALACe LegACY FunD                                 The Dance Palace is wireless! Folks coming into the
We invite you to consider a special donation to the          building can use their wireless computers, and other
Dance Palace Legacy Fund to help preserve the Dance          wireless devices to check email and access the Internet.
Palace’s future. This long-term fund is invested carefully
to provide income from the fund to be used to help           FACTS ABouT THe DAnCe pALACe
support ongoing programs. You can contribute cash,           The Dance Palace is a vital, multi-purpose nonprofit
appreciated stock, or make a planned gift (including         community center providing a wide variety of
bequests or making the Dance Palace a beneficiary of         educational, recreation, cultural, and community
your IRA or any trust you may have).                         services for people of all ages and backgrounds in West
The simplest form of giving is a bequest through your        Marin, with a focus on improving the quality of life and
will, using the following basic language: I give and         responding to the changing needs of the community.
bequeath to The Dance Palace, P.O. Box 217, Point            The Dance Palace sponsored 40 classes per week,
Reyes Station, California 94956, the sum of $X (or a         presents 100 exciting special weekend events per year,
specific piece of property) to be used as the Board of       and serves over 2,400 people each month.
Directors directs.                                           Funding for Dance Palace programs comes from
By making a gift to the Dance Palace, you may increase       program income, fundraisers, dues and contributions,
your income, decrease your income taxes (or in the           and grants from: Autodesk, Inc, Bill Graham Foundation,
case of an IRA very high income taxes), bypass capital       County of Marin, Ed and Nancy Conner Fund, First Five
gains tax, reduce or eliminate estate tax, provide           Marin, the Leocha Fund of the Tides Foundation, Marin
for your heirs, and provide essential support for the        Charitable Association, Marin Community Foundation,
Dance Palace. Planned gifts to the Dance Palace are          Marin County Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, Victor
designated to the Dance Palace Legacy Fund, unless           and Lorraine Honig Fund, West Marin Community
a donor request a gift be used for a specific project or     Resources, and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
purpose. For more information, contact Dan Mankin
at dan@dancepalace.org, or call 663-1075. Your               VoLunTeer SQuAD
donation will bring the added satisfaction that others in    Want to join our Volunteer Squad? The Volunteer Squad
the future will benefit from your generous act today.        takes tickets and sells refreshments at weekend events;
                                                             members get to see some great performances for free!
                                                             We ask folks to make a four-month commitment to staff
                                                             one performance of their choice a month. For more
                                                             information about how you can participate, visit www.
                                                             dancepalace.org, and click “volunteer,” or call 663-
                                                             1075.




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                                         The Dance palace                                       nonproFiT org .
                                                                                                 u .S . poSTAge
                                         Community Center                                            pAiD
                                         post office Box 217, point reyes Station, CA 94956
                                                                                                   permiT no . 12
                                                                                              pT . reYeS STATion, CA
                                         Address Service requested
                                         office: 415-663-1075
                                         main Hall: 415-663-9877
                                         Fax: 415-663-1475
                                         email: dance@horizoncable.com
                                         Website: www.dancepalace.org
                                         Dan mankin, Executive Director
                                         Jessica Walker, Assistant Director
                                         Jerry Lunsford, Technical Director
                                         margarita echieverra, Administrative Assistant
Wheelbarrow of Cash parade on may 8th!
Fun! Costumes! instruments! Be there!




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