Dance Club of Grays Harbor

About the Dance Club

We are a group of people who love to dance.

Dance Club membership dues for 2023 are still $0 a year per person and anyone can join our dance club.

Our dances are now on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Hoquiam Elks (624 K Street) and are open to the public.

Dance lessons are discontinued for the present. General dancing from 7:30-10pm

Live or DJ dance music

Dance costs: Members and Non-members $10

(Food and refreshments are available from the Hoquiam Elks)


Salsa, Samba, Rumba, Tango, Waltz, Cha Cha, Night Club Two-Step, Foxtrot,

Hustle, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, line dancing and more.


Officers, Board Members, Committee Members

Board Members
Mark Van Hemert
Margaret Sherwood Sharon Pleus
Vice President
Steve Raher
Linda Park
Gordon Shellgren
Jeannie Cornell
Committee Members

Dance/Music Coordinator:

Mark Van Hemert
Sharon Pleus

Auction/Raffle Coordinator:

Margaret Sherwood

Our Beloved Instructor: Arlene Hoiland (who passed away in February 2021)


West Coast Grand Ballroom Champion

All American Dance Analyst

All American Dance Teacher

All American Dance Supervisor

Washington Senior Games Top Dance Teacher award for 2013

Washington Senior Games 7/12/14- Mark Van Hemert and Arlene Hoiland awarded trophy for Top Solo Dance for their Viennese Waltz



Dance Director and Instructor of Professional Dancers at Arthur Murray Dance Studio and Fred Astaire Dance Studios;

Ballroom adjudicator in California, Oregon and Washington; Taught Bronze, Silver, and Gold Standard levels of dance;

Choreographed and performed in weekly TV shows in San Diego,California and Portland, Oregon;

Competed Professionally in American and International Style Ballroom; Competed Pro/Am, producing blue ribbon champions;

Performed and competed at Disneyland while with Fred Astaire Studio; co-owner of an Arthur Murray Studio



Taught at Grays Harbor College, the YMCA of Grays Harbor, Cosmopolis School, Weatherwax,

Beacon School in Montesano, Aberdeen and Hoquiam Elks Club, Aberdeen Eagles, Stafford Creek;

Member and teacher for three dance clubs in Olympia and our own Dance Club of Grays Harbor


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Last Modified: March 4, 2023