Dance Club of Grays Harbor

About the Dance Club

We are a group of people who love to dance.

Dance Club membership dues for 2018 are $0 a year per person and anyone can join our dance club.

Our dances are on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Hoquiam Elks (624 K Street) and are open to the public.

Free dance lessons from 7-8pm and general dancing from 8-10:30pm

Live dance music at most dances

Dance costs (new): Members $10, 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.


DCGH Contact Information -- Instructor: Arlene Hoiland -- (360) 533-1412


Officers, Board Members, Committee Members

Board Members
Arlene Hoiland
Margaret Sherwood Mitzi Ludwig
Vice President/Treasurer:
Mark Van Hemert
Tim Van Houten
Linda Park
Jeannie Cornell
Sharon Pleus
Gordon Shellgren
Jerry Ross


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Committee Members

Dance Coordinator:
Music Coordinator:
Newsletter/Web Site/Membership:

Arlene Hoiland
Mark Van Hemert
Tim Van Houten
Sharon Pleus

Silent Auction Coordinator:
Video Technician:

Margaret Sherwood
Margaret Sherwood & Ken Lane
Mark Swanson
Ron Eckardt & Sharon Pleus

Instructor: Arlene Hoiland


West Coast Grand Ballroom Champion; All American Dance Analyst; All American Dance Teacher;

All American Dance Supervisor; Washington Senior Games Top Teacher award for 2013

Congratulations to Mark Van Hemert and Arlene Hoiland who were awarded the trophy for Top Solo Dance for 2014 for their Viennese Waltz at the Washington Senior Games on July 12, 2014!



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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Dance Club of Grays Harbor. All Rights Reserved.

Last Modified: November 4, 2018