Dance Club of Grays Harbor

About the Dance Club

We are a group of people who love to dance.

Dance Club membership dues for 2024 are still $0 a year per person and anyone can join our dance club.

Our dances are on the 3rd Saturday of each month through May, then

on the 1st Saturday in October and November, no dance in December.

Dances are 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

DCGH 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
Jeannie Cornell
Jeannie Cornell & Steve Raher
Committee Members

Dance/Music Coordinator:

Mark Van Hemert
Sharon Pleus

Auction/Raffle Coordinator:

Margaret Sherwood
Jeannie Cornell


Our Beloved Instructor: Arlene Hoiland

Arlene 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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