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Updated Tuesday, September 21, 2021
U-District: Michelle Badion's Argentine Tango Classes Return
Phinney: West Coast Swing with Wren & Scot
Anywhere: Free 15-Minute Virtual Dance Breaks
Mercer Island: New Wednesday West Coast Swing Dance
Dance Calendar through October 7, 2021

Dear Dancin' Friends,


There are just 22 opportunities to dance listed in the new two-week DANCE CALENDAR below. That's less than 1/4 pre-covid levels, but it's a start.

MICHELLE BADION has decided to carefully bring two levels of her Argentine Tango Classes back to the University Heights Center starting this Thursday. For covid safety, you'll need to email her to get a code to enter the building, but you don't need to pay in advance or sign up for a series. Vax only and masks. Also, Michelle is continuing her FREE 15-MINUTE VIRTUAL DANCE BREAKS with both Tangosize and Dancercize.

SCOTT McKAY & WREN NEWMAN have started West Coast Swing lessons at the Phinney Neighborhood Center on Mondays, and you can drop-in to any of the three levels. They will also have a new weekly WEDNESDAY WEST COAST SWING DANCE at the Mercer Island VFW Hall starting October 6. Vax only and masks.

SUPERSTAR FLEXIBILITY
THE MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB
reopened its weekly dance in July, but when cases increased and dancers got infected they decided to close down again after just two weeks. TONY AZAR had planned to reopen his weekly West Coast Swing dance next week, but now due to the current surge of the delta variant, he has decided to postpone reopening until it's safer. VICKI GABRIELLE had planned to restart her monthly Hustle dance in October, but now is reconsidering due to the Washington State covid numbers, which as you can see at this link look like they may be starting to fall, but are still nearly as high as the December/January peaks when there were no legal dances. I'll announce when any of these dances start up again.

It's nice to have flexible dance producers
that are paying attention to what's going on rather than just making a decision and sticking with it regardless of what comes up. It's to these superstars that I dedicate my song of the week by four superstars.

Ron's Song of the Week

That's What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick & Friends (Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder). This Nightclub Two-Step was a #1 hit for four weeks in 1985. After 36 years, it still works. :)


www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyTpu6BmE88

Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ



MICHELLE BADION'S ARGENTINE TANGO CLASSES RETURN
EVERY THURSDAY, STARTING SEPTEMBER 23. The beginning and beyond class and will be really good for students who might not have been able to dance much in the last 2 years.

7:00 - 8:00 PM: Intermediate Argentine Tango
8:00 - 9:00 PM: Beginning and Beyond Argentine Tango


Covid Protocols:
Vaccinated Only, Masks required.
All the doors to the building will be locked so you will have to know the code to the South door to get in. You will receive the code is when you register. When you register you will need to include a picture of your Covid vaccination record. Please bring a clean mask that fits well.

Cost:
Welcome back introductory price is $15 per class or both for $25
Location: University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, Room 209
Registration: You must register by emailing Michelle at michelle@michellebadion.com before class. You don't need to pay, just register and it's fine if you have to miss a class. Pay at class by cash, check or credit card, or you can pay ahead of time with PayPal.
More Info: Call Michelle at 206-334-7496, email michelle@michellebadion.com, or visit www.michellebadion.com.



WEST COAST SWING WITH WREN & SCOT
MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 13 - OCTOBER 18. WREN NEWMAN & SCOT McKAY
are experienced West Coast Swing teachers who make learning this very popular dance fun! The classes will be at the Phinney Neighborhood Center in the 2,000+ sq ft Community Hall in the lower, brick building. It has a newer sprung bamboo floor.

6-week series in three different levels:

6:30 – 7:30: Basics
7:30 – 8:30: Beyond Basics
8:30 – 9:30: Advanced Moves and Patterns

Cost: $60 for one class series, $96 for two, $135 if you register for all three. Drop-ins are allowed for the 8:30 class only - $20 a night.
Are you an experienced WCS Dancer? Sign up for the Basics class with a brand new to WCS dancer and your admission to the Basics class is free!
Covid Protocols:
You must bring proof of covid vaccination and masks must be worn.
Location: Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, in the Community Hall in the lower, brick building.
Registration: In-person on first night – or by emailing WrenHartDance@gmail.com



FREE 15-MINUTE VIRTUAL DANCE BREAKS
Please invite all your dance friends to join!
Michelle Badion's Tangosize and Dancersize are short, 15-minute dance breaks designed to keep your skills sharp and spirits high ... and they also help you stay connected to our dance community! These breaks will always be fun, fast and free!

TANGOSIZE
MONDAY through FRIDAY, 11:30 - 11:45 AM, plus THURSDAY 5:30 - 5:45 PM
Description:
15 minutes of tango moves to keep your skills sharp and fun music to keep your tango spirit happy!

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83826436333?pwd=TEZveWs2Z3g3Q0xNRjNGalJxYkRWZz09
Passcode: "tango"

DANCERSIZE
WEDNESDAYS, 5:30 - 5:45 PM
Description:
15-minute dance break with swing, Latin and smooth steps, a huge variety of music to move to and a short interaction with other dancers. Let's keep partner dancing alive!

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86919429003?pwd=ZTBDS0FHRHhCZzU2QXcrMG13ZklmZz09
Pass Code: "dance"

For More Info:
Visit Michelle's facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/1124002601352375 or her website www.michellebadion.com



NEW WEDNESDAY WEST COAST SWING DANCE
EVERY WEDNESDAY STARTING OCTOBER 6. They're bringing them back! WREN & SCOT have found a great new, larger location for their popular Wednesday West Coast Swing dances ... the Mercer Island VFW Hall! The dance floor is 1,000 square feet plus there's an adjacent area to spread out into. There are high ceilings and double doors on both ends in which they will put fans to increase airflow.

7 - 8 PM: Beginner WCS lesson with SCOT McKAY. Learn timing, footwork and lead/follow technique of basic moves.
OR
7 - 8 PM: Advanced WCS lesson with WREN NEWMAN. Learn fun variations for those already comfortable with the basics.
THEN
8 - 10:30 PM: Dance to a mix of Blues and Contemporary music with DJ SCOT McKAY.
Put your new moves to the test!

Cost:
$10 for either class. $20 for both dance and class. $12 for dance only.
Covid Protocols: This is a full vaccine dance. Cards will be checked at the door. Masks must be worn.
Location: Mercer Island VFW, 1836 72nd Ave SE, Mercer Island. See pictures at www.vfwmercerisland.org/rental.shtml.
More Info: Contact Wren at WrenHartDance@gmail.com or Scot at tinboy66@hotmail.com or 206-227-4277



DANCE CALENDAR THROUGH OCTOBER 7, 2021
HOW TO USE THIS CALENDAR:
Two or more weeks may be listed. Friday dances held only on the first week are listed first, followed by Friday dances held on both weeks, ending with Friday dances held only on the second week ... and so on for each day. Changes and errors can occur, so please check with the contacts listed before attending. It's less than $2 per week to list a weekly dance here. Contact Ron Bolin at Ron@SeattleDanceInfo.com to have your dance included.

By state mandate that went into effect on August 23, masks must be worn at all indoor dances. Most of the dances listed here also require covid vaccinations. The primary reason for that is that if you are not fully vaccinated, partner dancing is not safe for you right now. I have not included covid protocols in the listings below, so please contact the dance producer if you have any questions or concerns. Please be aware that covid protocols may not yet be reflected on the websites shown here.


FRIDAYS

Friday, September 24
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE.
Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson in Cha Cha, then dance to a variety of Ballroom music from 8:30 to 11 PM. Admission is $15 per person. There is street parking and a lot across the street. Normanna Lodge (Sons of Norway), 2725 Oakes Ave, Everett. For more info contact Noreen at noreenballroom@yahoo.com or visit www.thedancefool.com.


Friday, September 24 and Friday, October 1
EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE. Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson (Country two-Step on 9/24, a Line Dance on 10/1). INSTRUCTOR & DJ DAVE SERFLING plays a variety of music from 8 to 10:30 PM, including Country Two-Step, Swing (WCS, ECS and CW), Waltz, Nightclub Two-step, Line Dances, Cha-cha, Rumba and more. Admission is $15 for the lesson and dance for free, or $12 for the dance. Ages 18 and over. Alcohol-free atmosphere. The Rockin' Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave SE, Renton. For more info call 425-255-9211, email rockinhorsedancebarn@gmail.com or visit www.learn2dance4fun.com.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, September 25 and Saturday, October 2

SHALL WE DANCE. Come dance to the rhythm of your favorite Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Country tunes! Arrive at 8:30 PM for a 20-minute complementary group class followed by 70 minutes of open dance time. The DJ/instructor is ALEX OLIVARES. $10/person. Register now by emailing secretary@pacificballroom.org. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St. SW #109, Auburn, WA 98001. Call/Text Alex at 832-388-8141, email alex@pacificballroom.org or visit www.PacificBallroom.org.

Saturday, September 25 and Saturday, October 2
SONG SCOUT SATURDAYS.
Start with either a Basics or Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson at 8 PM. Dance 9 PM to Midnight+ to West Coast Swing and Nightclub Two-Step music played by DJs PAUL & MELINDA BOOTH. Neon lighting, free water & snickers too! $8 class, $15 dance, $23 both. Kirkland Dance Center, 835 7th Ave, Kirkland. For more info contact Paul at pbooth@comcast.net or Melinda at melindabooth@comcast.net or 206-953-1065 or visit www.songscout.net.

Saturday, September 25 and Saturday, October 2
ARIA BALLROOM DANCE PARTY.
Join us on our beautiful dance floor on Seattle’s eastside. An introductory class begins at 7:15 PM (International Rumba on 9/25, TBA on 10/2) followed by dancing to a balanced mix of traditional and popular ballroom music from 8 to 10:30 PM. Songs for upcoming dances are projected overhead so dancers can plan ahead. From Waltz to Cha-Cha and Foxtrot to West Coast Swing, there is something for every taste. Admission is $15. Aria Ballroom, 15300 NE 95th St, Redmond. For more info, visit www.AriaBallroom.com or contact Aria at info@AriaBallroom.com or 425-867-0777.

Saturday, October 2
NORTHWEST DANCE. Arrive at 7:00 PM for a pre-dance lesson. Then dance from 8:00 to 11:00 PM to the live music of REDSHIFT DANCE PARTY. The dance is alcohol-free. $20 admission covers the workshop and dance. Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th St, Seattle. For more info call 206-781-1238, email info@nwdance.net or visit www.nwdance.net.


SUNDAYS

No Sunday dances advertised here at this time.


MONDAYS

Monday, September 27 and Monday, October 4
WALTZ ETCETERA.
Dance from 7:30 to 9:30 PM every Monday to a mix featuring lots of Waltz and Blues, plus Swing, Nightclub Two-Step, Foxtrot, and Latin dances. The music is spun by DJ ZACHARIAH. No partner required ... dancers may change partners if so inclined. There's no lesson. $10 cash per person. Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th St, Seattle. Located in a quiet neighborhood, it's a lovely hall with a fine hardwood floor. There's plenty of free street parking all around. Please park courteously, not too close to driveways. Website: www.waltzetc.com.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 28 and Tuesday, October 5
BRIORA BALLROOM TUESDAY PARTIES.
These parties are for Briora Virtual Members only - sign up at www.brioravirtual.com which will give you entry into all group classes and parties plus much more! Arrive at 8:00 PM for your choice of either a beginner lesson, intermediate/advanced lesson, or an Argentine Tango lesson. Then dance to Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music from 9:00 to 10:00 PM. Briora Ballroom is the Seattle area’s most elegant dance venue - a stunning 6500+ square foot facility, featuring two dance floors, a comfortable lounge area, and retail shop. Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. For more info contact Jessica McMorrow at jessica@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 29 and Wednesday, October 6
TEA DANCE WEDNESDAYS.
This 30-minute lesson and 90 minutes of social dancing will brighten your afternoon! Light refreshments provided. Come join us for some healthy dancing! The DJ/instructor is RICK GOSSARD. He'll teach a dance lesson at 1:00 PM then play a variety of Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Country music from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. $10 covers everything. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th Street SW, Auburn. For more info call 253-939-6524, email secretary@pacificballroom.org, or visit www.PacificBallroom.org.

Wednesday, October 6
NEW! WEDNESDAY WEST COAST SWING DANCE. WREN & SCOT have found a great new place ... the Mercer Island VFW Hall! The dance floor is 1,000 square feet. There are high ceilings and double doors on both ends in which they will put fans to increase airflow. At 7 PM take either a beginner WCS lesson with SCOT McKAY or an advanced WCS lesson with WREN NEWMAN. Then dance from 8 - 10:30 PM to a mix of Blues and Contemporary music with DJ SCOT McKAY. $10 for either class. $20 for both dance and class. $12 for dance only. Location: Mercer Island VFW, 1836 72nd Ave SE, Mercer Island. More Info: Contact Wren at WrenHartDance@gmail.com or Scot at tinboy66@hotmail.com or 206-227-4277.


THURSDAYS

Thursday, September 23 and Thursday, September 30 and Thursday, October 7
LATIN NIGHT.
Come dance to the rhythm of your favorite Latin tunes! Arrive at 9:00 PM for a 20-minute complementary group class followed by 70 minutes of open dance time. The DJ/instructor is ALEX OLIVARES. Admission is $10/person. Register now by emailing secretary@pacificballroom.org. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St. SW #109, Auburn, WA 98001. Call/Text Alex at 832-388-8141, email alex@pacificballroom.org or visit www.PacificBallroom.org.

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Ron Bolin
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