Partner & Member
By making a planned gift to the Dance Palace, you may increase your income, decrease your taxes, bypass capital gains tax, reduce or eliminate estate tax, provide for your heirs, and provide essential support for the Dance Palace.LEARN MORE
The Dance Palace is a member-supported organization.
Your membership dues and contributions help make possible all the programs we provide.
Giving a Gift of Stock or Mutual Funds to the Dance Palace.
EScrip is an easy way to contribute money to the Dance Palace.
We're in need of the following items:
- A Mac laptop
- Kids' bathing suits and white t-shirts for Dance Palace Camp
- Digital cameras (perhaps you've upgraded?)
- Card Tables
- Matching comfortable chairs for our lobby
West Marin's own "The Old Way" (Irena and Joshua Smith) kicked off the locals series in September with a warm, energetic, and intimate performance of their original acoustic music. On May 1st "The Old Way" will return to the church space to host a double bill with some good friends, who happen to be musicians of the highest order, on tour from NY. The wonderful couple duo "Mike and Ruthy" (Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar) out of Woodstock, will be performing their impeccable harmonies, poignant instrumentals, and perfectly crafted tunes in a rare West Marin performance not to be missed! "Mike and Ruthy" are a mainstay of the American folk scene. They have performed backing Pete Seeger over the past several years, and bring a wealth of unique perspective as one of the small number of torchbearers carrying the Hudson River Valley musical legacy into the future. Fans of acoustic music will not want to miss this show!
Mike and RuthyLEARN MORE
Thomas Schultz has established an international reputation both as an interpreter of music from the classical tradition – particularly Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt – and as one of the leading exponents of the music of our time. Among his recent engagements are solo recitals in New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Paris, Ghent, Seoul, Taipei and Kyoto, and at the Schoenberg Festival in Vienna, the Piano Spheres series in Los Angeles, Korea’s Tongyoung Festival, the Festival of New American Music in Sacramento and the April in Santa Cruz Festival. He has also appeared as a soloist at the Other Minds Festival in San Francisco, and in chamber music performances with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Da Camera Society ofHouston, Robert Craft’s 20th Century Classics Ensemble and the St. Lawrence String Quartet. In 2005 and 2010 he gave masterclasses on the piano music of the Second Viennese School at the Schoenberg Center in Vienna.
Barbara Borden, Lucia Comnes, Sofi Rox and Kim Rosen.
With special guest drummers: Joyce Kouffman, Michaelle Goerlitz, Elizabeth Sayre, Carolyn Brandy, and Amikaeyla
Visual artists displaying their ocean themed art: Sue Gonzalez, Richard & Judith Selby Lang, Alex MacLean, Lina Jane Prairie, Shirley Salzman, Nacy Stein and Nonnie Welch.
AOO is a SF Bay Area non-profit devoted to educating people about the destructive impacts of human trash by providing Beach Clean Up Stations, a simple way for beach-goers to help clean up our waterways,
beautify beaches, and minimize impact to marine life.
Beach Clean Up Stations provide a simple, doable way for people to have fun cleaning up trash as they enjoy their beach activities.
As with our pilot project on Limantour Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore, communities organize and maintain these permanent, do-it-yourself Stations.
SAVE THE DATE!
The West Marin Fund is convening another ConFab for the non-profits of West Marin.
Thursday - April 3, 2014
At your request, we’ll cover these topics:
A quick update on the West Marin Fund: What are we up to?
Introductions: Who’s in the room?
A session on evaluations: Primers on staff evaluation, on program evaluations, and on grant reports.
Bonus 5-minute skill-builder on Twitter.
PLUS: The usual wine and cheese networking opportunity.
Let us know if there are elements you’d like to see added.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Catherine Porter and The West Marin Fund
A magical celebration of Irish words, music, and song woven together by storyteller and mythologist Marin Shaw with local poets, musicians, and singers who—for this one day of the year, at least—have roots in the auld country. Food and drinks for sale.LEARN MORE
Students will learn how the Court operates, chooses its cases and reaches decisions. We will study in detail ten of the most interesting and controversial cases currently awaiting the Court¹s ruling in areas such as Equal Protection of the laws, religious freedom, freedom of speech and the Bill of Rights and vote on the outcomes. Students will be encouraged to follow the arguments with internet research as guided by the instructor and to express their viewpoints in class discussion.LEARN MORE
My goal as an artist is to express my thoughts in a concrete way, whether by drawing, painting or sculpting. I love the process of creating a work of art - the feel of pencil or pen, the application of paint, the stretching ofcanvas, and the technical decisions to be made. For me, ideas for paintings arise in profusion. From my earliest paintings I have been interested in using the tension between lines and shapes to create different moods and impressions. I may use sharp angular lines and shapes in one painting and curvilinear in another. In some paintings lines and shapes are drawn with instruments, while in others they are drawn freehand. I have used floating forms, reflections, shapes and shadows, flatness, depth, color relationships, and negative and positive shapes to achieve the different moods. I have experimented with adding movement by the use of two superimposed canvases with cutouts in the top layer.LEARN MORE
George Winston returns to the Dance Palace on Saturday, May 3. A brilliant Grammy Award winning pianist with over 15 albums to his name, George Winston brings his stunning brand of solo piano back to Point Reyes. Enjoy a night of beautiful music as George plays classics spanning his 42 year career.LEARN MORE