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Maia Santell & House Blend to perform at Island Center Hall

Maia Santell & House Blend, the Northwest’s premier dance band, plays at Island Center Hall on Saturday, Jan. 11.

Don’t miss Educated Feet’s first 2014 dance event featuring live music. Maia and the all-stars of House Blend are well-known for their appearances at dances, concerts, night clubs, cruises and festivals, including the Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival and Bumbershoot Festival.

They are also favorites of Bainbridge Island and Peninsula music fans with such songs as “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” “Black Magic Woman,” “She Works Hard for the Money” and “Stand By Me.” They play a range of music, blues to swing to pop and country, keeping the dance floor busy all night long. Check them out at

An East Coast Swing lesson is 7:30 p.m., followed by the dance from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Singles, couples, adults and teens are welcome; no preregistration or partner necessary. Please bring shoes kind to wood floor and munchies to share.

One-price admission $20 at the door includes workshop. There will also be door prizes.

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