Every Sunday Square Dance feat. Sofa Kings & Seattle's own caller Charmaine Slaven

Every Sunday Square Dance feat. Sofa Kings & Seattle's own caller Charmaine Slaven

Sun, January 15, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$7 suggested donation

Every Sunday Square Dance - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Every Sunday Square Dance
Not your grandparents’ square dance! You don’t need special training or fancy clothes. Just come on out to meet people, dance, enjoy great music, and have a drink.
Charmaine Slaven
Charmaine Slaven
Originally from Stevensville MT, Charmaine Slaven moved to the Seattle area in 2000 and began her pursuit of an artistic career.

After trying her hand at many lines of work, from administrative to veterinary, she fell in love with old time music and dance at the 2005 Portland Old Time Gathering, where she met The Tallboys. She soon started performing with them, flatfooting and then playing guitar. Soon after, she and Charlie Beck started their musical duo,
Squirrel Butter. Together, they founded their country music project, The Lucky Shots, in 2015.

Charmaine has gained a great reputation for her fun and engaging method of getting folks dancing and playing music together. She has a natural knack for teaching and organizing, and quickly has become an anchor in the Pacific NW old time music and dance communities.

She has performed & taught music, dance and calling workshops at events including the Portland Old Time Gathering, Olympia Old Time Festival, NW Folklife Festival, Alaska Folk Festival, Festival of American Fiddletunes, Los Angeles Old Time Social, Hermit Music Festival, Dare to be Square West, Nimblefingers, Victoria Old Time Tidal Wave, and A Prairie Home Companion.

Variety is the spice of life, and in addition to performing with The Tallboys and Squirrel Butter, Charmaine has accomplished a myriad of projects including co-founding the Seattle Farm Co-op, helping organize Dare to Be Square West, the Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society, & is a Community Coordinator for NW Folklife. She also loves animals, gardening, cooking, and the great outdoors.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212