Fort Worden Dance Workshop 2016
September 9 - 11
Sharon Osborne Barker, Calgary AB
Linda Henderson, Diablo, CA
Ron Wallace, Rohnert Park, CA
Andrew Smith, Emporia, KS
Muriel Johnstone, Piano
Keith Smith, Fiddle
For those of you wishing to plan ahead, the 2016 Fort Worden dates
have been set. Watch for your application in the mail or
online in April 2016.
of the Seattle Branch wrote a new dance in honor of Rachel and
Dillup who are leaving for a new home next month. There
were several requests for a copy of it, so it is provided here.
Hooked on Bells. We will all
miss them in Seattle.
Ft. Worden Years 2003 - 2014
Created For Former Ft. Worden Years
The Place -
Fort Worden State Park is located in the beautiful Pacific
Northwest in the lovely, quaint Victorian town of Port Townsend,
Washington. Fort Worden
is a former coastal
artillery fort, constructed as one of a triad of forts
designed to prevent naval invasion of the Puget Sound. Now a
Washington State Park, it is
included on the National Register of Historic Places and has also
been designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a
national historic landmark. Located at the entrance to Puget
Sound (Victoria, B.C. is just across the Strait of San Juan de Fuca), the views are a
breathtaking combination of water and mountain. On a clear day
one can see both Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker. Fort Worden, with its officers houses, parade ground and
other period structures was photogenic enough to have served as
the site for filming of the 1982 movie An Officer and a
Hall where we have our Ceilidh and Saturday Evening Ball, as well as our
initial, arrival registration, is located immediately west of Fort
Worden State Park, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. As you drive
onto the Fairgrounds, it is the first building on your left. There is
plenty of parking there. Click on Erickson
Hall for a map from Fort Worden State Park to there, or if you need more
detail, click on the 'Map Quest' symbol and zoom in on the map for
full page details.
- Dorm housing, in
the former barracks, offers a minimally furnished single room
(twin bed) or a few double occupancy (two twin beds).
Bathrooms are down the hall. No cooking is allowed in the
rooms. See our information letter above for more details.
Vacation Housing -
Shared Victorian houses with a parlor, dining room, fully equipped
kitchen and multiple bedrooms, with linen and daily maid
service. These consist of the larger Officers
Row houses (3-6 bedrooms) and the smaller NCO houses (2
bedrooms). Limited single accommodations are available for
one person per room. Double accommodations are for two
people per room; most share a queen size bed, though there
are a few rooms with two twin beds. Children may not
sleep on the floor; however, some rollaway beds are
available. Please see this year's information letter above
for more details and about meals.
Sites are available
on the grounds of Fort Worden. Contact Ft. Worden directly if
you are interested.
- The State Park has a
dining facility. The food and service is
excellent. Please see this year's information letter in the registration for available
For those desiring alternatives to the offerings above, bed
and breakfast, motel, and hotel accommodations are available
in town. For more information on these off-site
options, please contact the Port Townsend Chamber of Commerce:
1-888-365-6978, e-mail: email@example.com
or on the web at
www.ptguide.com. Early reservations are recommended, as
local lodging may fill quickly.