“Movers and groovers”: Dance the night away at the “Dance of the Decades”

Proceeds support Soroptimist International of Greater Bremerton

BREMERTON — “When was the last time you went dancing?”

Sharon Weathers asks that of all “movers and groovers” in Kitsap County.

If it was any time in the last 60 years, then you might hear some familiar music, and do some familiar dances, at the “Dance of the Decades,” hosted by Soroptimist International of Greater Bremerton from 7-10 p.m. March 4 at the Filipino-American Community Center, 1240 Sheridan Road, Bremerton.

For just $25 per person in advance, or $30 at the door, you and a sweetheart, group of friends and family can help support Soroptimist International of Greater Bremerton by dancing around and having some fun.

“When was the last time you went dancing? Music and dance styles have evolved over the last several decades,” Weathers said. “We just thought it would be fun to invite couples, friends and family members to join us for a fun evening of great music and dance.”

DJ Joe Frank Guerra will be coordinating the night’s music. Also available at the event will be a raffle, photo booth and a lounge area with beer, wine and signature cocktails.

The proceeds from the event will all go toward supporting Soroptimist’s programs, services and resources within the community.

“‘Soroptimist’ means ‘best for women,’ ” Weathers said, “and that’s what we strive to be: an organization of women at our best, helping other women and girls to be their best.”

Soroptimist International is a volunteer organization comprising business and professional women working “to help women and girls live their dreams.”

“It’s true that both men and women live in poverty, face discrimination and must overcome obstacles,” Weathers said. “But throughout history, in every country in the world, women and girls face additional obstacles and discrimination solely because of their gender.

“Our projects and programs provide aid, financially, and also empower women and girls to make positive changes in their lives and their communities.”

Proceeds specifically will go toward funding their “Dream” programs (the Live your Dream Education and Training Awards for women and the Dream it, be it career mentoring and support for girls program) as well as the “Women helping women” program and other services projects Soroptimist International of Bremerton does throughout the year, including helping to “educate and raise awareness about human trafficking and sexual exploitation, globally, nationally and locally in Kitsap County.

Purchase tickets now online at www.bremertonsoroptimist.org/danceofthedecades.html and learn more about Soroptimist International of Greater Bremerton at www.bremertonsoroptimist.org.

Michelle Beahm is a reporter for the Central Kitsap Reporter and Bremerton Patriot. She can be reached at mbeahm@soundpublishing.com.