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Updated Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Seattle: NWDance.net Class Party, Dance & Ice Cream Social
Redmond: Valentina Kostenko Workshops
Auburn: West Coast Swing Boot Camp
Taiwan: Taiwan Tour with Dancing and Dragon Boat Festival
Kirkland: Kid's Summer Camps at LaVida Dance
Dance Calendar through May 24, 2018



Dear Dancin' Friends,

When I was in college
studying physics, my mother once said to me, "Ronnie, you're so good at math ... you should get a job at a bank!" If that's not funny to you ... well, maybe you work at a bank. I've never been strongly focused on money. But I do try to save money when I can.

You can save money
on the events below by employing a variety of methods:

VALENTINA KOSTENKO WORKSHOPS at Briora in Redmond. Register in advance and save $10.
WEST COAST SWING BOOT CAMP at the Auburn Eagles. Register by May 26 and save $15.
TAIWAN TOUR WITH DANCING. Mention my name and this email when registering and save $50. So far 24 smart people have registered.
KID'S SUMMER CAMPS AT LaVIDA in Kirkland. Register by June 30 for these week-long camps (there are five of them) and save $50 each. Also save $25 for each friend you refer. Plus buy any three and get a fourth free.

By my arithmetic you could save up to $754. However you'd better check because I'm good at math ... but not arithmetic.

Ron's Song of the Week:

When I'm Sixty Four by the Beatles: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PlCXLZHbuA

Paul McCartney wrote this song when he was sixteen. I'd do a Foxtrot to it, but strict tempo dancers might think it's an East Coast Swing ... everybody's entitled to their opinion. I picked it today ... uh ... for no particular reason. But maybe Google knows: www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl

See you dancing! -- Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ



NWDANCE.NET CLASS PARTY, DANCE & ICE CREAM SOCIAL
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16. Dance with and celebrate those dancers who have just finished a class series. We want to encourage the “new” dancers to get out and use their newly learned skills.

• Music by DJ LILLI ANN CAREY and others from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. Great variety.
• Dance Demonstrations and Mixers
• Prizes
• Ice Cream Social. Please bring a topping to share.
• Did we mention? Dancing and Fun!


Suggested Donation: $5 or more. Free for recent class graduates.
Location: Swedish Club, midway between South Lake Union and Fremont at 1920 Dexter Ave. N.
For more info: Call 206-781-1238, email info@nwdance.net or visit www.nwdance.net.




VALENTINA KOSTENKO WORKSHOPS
MONDAY, MAY 21 - 7:00 & 7:45 PM. Briora Ballroom welcomes back VALENTINA KOSTENKO! Valentina and her partner Jonathan Roberts are World Professional American Smooth Champions and US National Professional Smooth Champions. Valentina has made many film and television appearances, including on the hit series “Dancing with the Stars”. She is now a sought-after adjudicator, instructor, and choreographer.

7:00 PM - Shaping
7:45 PM - Arm Styling

Cost: $30 for 1 Session, $60 for Both Sessions. ($25 for one or $50 for both is you register in advance.) You can pre-register by calling 425-641-5123, or by going to this link: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=26865 (click the "ONLINE STORE" tab, select "WORKSHOPS" from the drop down menu, scroll down to Michael's workshops and choose either or both!) *Valentina is also available for private coaching on May 21-23.

Location: Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. Briora Ballroom is Redmond's most exciting new dance venue - a stunning, air-conditioned 6500+ square foot facility, featuring two dance floors, a comfortable lounge area, and a retail shop. Free parking in the lot.

For more info: Contact info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.



WEST COAST SWING BOOT CAMP
SATURDAY, JUNE 9. SOLEMAN KREBS and ANGEI KOSTOFF are coming to Auburn for an afternoon of WCS workshops and an evening of dancing!

2:30 - 3:00 PM: Check in & warm up
3:00 - 4:00 PM: Movement & Stretch:
Learn the rolling count techniques needed to dance thru the count & not on the count as well as continuous movement & stretch.
4:15 - 5:15 PM: Musicality: We will learn the rhythms & technique for hitting key elements in the music
5:30 - 6:30 PM: Fun with Variations: We will break down a really fun variation from one of the basic moves
6:30 - 8:00 PM: ROSALIA SULLIVAN Memorial Potluck Dinner (For more info on the memorial & potluck please contact Rhonda Thompson at 206-949-7407)
8:00 - 10:30 PM: Dance (mix of WCS & Country)


Location:
Auburn Eagles, 702 "M" Street SE, Auburn, WA
Cost:
ALL workshops and dance: $50 before May 26 or $65 after. $20 per workshop if taking only 1 or 2. Dance Only: $10
To pay with CC click this link www.paypal.me/solefullswing or send check to Angei Kostoff, 3315 New Hope Circle, Bremerton, WA 98312.
For more info: Visit www.facebook.com/events/425247111246876 or email AngelaKostoff@gmail.com.



TAIWAN TOUR WITH DANCING AND DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
JUNE 14 - 22, 2018. Join SHANEL HSU and dancing friends for a 9-day tour of Taiwan!

~ Kaohsiung City welcome party
~ 8 nights at 3~4 star hotels (double occupancy)
~ 3 meals daily
~ Bus tours of various cities from Southern Taiwan to the northern city of Taipei
~ Ballroom dancing at various nightclubs
~ Love River Dragon Boat Contest and Street Fair (June 17 & 18)
~ Famous Great Monastery Temple at Fo Guang Shan
~ Night Market
~ Karaoke farewell dinner in Taipei on June 22


Optional: Seeking male and female high school and college students plus adults up to 60 years old to be on our team for the International Dragon Boat Contest. The Seattle Dragon Boat Association’s coach will train you 1~2 times weekly. Deadline to join this team is May 15.

Cost: $1200 ... however if you mention Ron Bolin's email you'll get $50 off for an $1150 total. No particular deadline, but the sooner the better. You are responsible for you own airfare. We suggest Canada Air (cheaper than Eva Air). Arrive on June 14 at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) - we’ll pick you up. No VISA necessary, just US passport.

More Info: Julie Weeks: 425-691-9817. Shanel Hsu (Global Cultural Student Exchange Foundation): 206-235-7606. Or email Ron at Ron@SeattleDanceInfo.com.



KID'S SUMMER CAMPS AT LaVIDA DANCE
* GET 1 FREE WEEK WHEN YOU BUY 3
*
FULL-DAY CAMP EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $50 OFF BY JUNE 30
* REFER-A-FRIEND DISCOUNT $25 OFF


Royal Princess Dance Camp (ages 3.5-6)
Jul 23 - Jul 27 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jul 30 - Aug 03 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Register: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=36859&stype=-110&sVT=160&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=07%2F23%2F18

CIRCUS & AcroDance Camp (ages 5-13)
Jul 30 - Aug 03 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Register: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=36859&stype=-110&sVT=160&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=07%2F30%2F18

HIP-HOP & PopCulture Dance Camp (ages 6-13)
Aug 6 - Aug 10 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Register: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=36859&stype=-110&sVT=160&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=08%2F06%2F18

Dance Like a MOVIE Star! Camp (ages 5-13)
Aug 13 - Aug 17 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Register: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=36859&stype=-110&sVT=160&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=08%2F13%2F18

Musical Theater "SING-DANCE-ACT" Camp (ages 6-13)
Aug 20 - Aug 24 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Register: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=36859&stype=-110&sVT=160&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=08%2F20%2F18

SUMMER DANCE SEASON AT LAVIDA.
LaVida is a year-round studio and holds regular dance classes throughout summer. Sign up for a Complimentary Trial Class at www.lavidastudio.com/youth/free-trial-class.

Location: LaVida Dance Studio, 11961 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
More Info: www.lavidastudio.com/adults, call 425-643-LIFE(5433), email info@lavidastudio.com



DANCE CALENDAR THROUGH MAY 24, 2018

HOW TO USE THIS CALENDAR:
UP TO TWO WEEKS OF DANCES ARE 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 or 425-917-1188 to have your dance included.

FRIDAYS

Friday, May 11
SEATTLE SOCIAL DANCE CLUB. All ages are welcome to this weekly Friday dance. Start with a 30-minute complimentary lesson at 8 PM then dance on a 3,000 square foot hardwood dance floor from 8:30 to 11 PM to a variety of popular Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music. Mother's Day special: all ladies $8 admission. $10 for men. Includes water and snacks plus we have door prize drawings for free dance passes. Held upstairs at Chong-Wa Benevolent Association, 522 7th Ave S, Seattle. Go upstairs and ask for a free pass to park in our large lot behind the building which is monitored by an attendant from 9 to 11 PM to assure safety for our guests. For more info contact Jeanne at 425-644-3030 (or 206-725-4331 for Chinese) or email SeattleSocialDanceClub@gmail.com.

Friday, May 11

PERFUME DE TANGO - ARGENTINE TANGO PARTY.
Monthly on 2nd Fridays, DanceWorks Studio becomes a Tango Salon! Arrive at 7:45 PM for an Argentine Tango lesson with PATTY LEVERETT. Then dance to traditional Tango, Milonga & Vals music played by DJ ELEMER DUBROVAY from 8:30 to 11 PM. Dress to impress! You'll be delighted with charming ambiance, lovely refreshments and elegant partners. $12 lesson & dance / $10 dance only / $7 DanceWorks students. DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.

Friday, May 11
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE. Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson (Viennese Waltz Basics on May 11), then dance to a variety of Ballroom music from 8:30 to 11 PM. Admission is $12 or just $6 for first-timers. 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, May 11 and Friday, May 18
WEST COAST SWING PARTY & LESSON @ LaVIDA. Join us for a fun evening of West Coast Swing dancing on the Eastside! Introduction to WC Swing class will be taught by MIKE CARRINGER. Mike will show you the fundamentals of the dance and techniques that gives West Coast Swing that image of gliding on the floor. Beautiful space, great floor, awesome stereo system & very friendly atmosphere. You will not want to miss it! 7:30 PM - Introduction to WC Swing Drop-in pre-party class. 8:30 - Midnight: Dance Party Social. $18 lesson and dance, $10 dance only. RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/218723358468522. LaVida Dance Studio, 11961 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info call 425-643-LIFE(5433), email info@lavidastudio.com or visit www.LaVidaStudio.com.

Friday, May 11 and Friday, May 18
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY, SWING & A LITTLE EVERYTHING. Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson (Sweetheart Schottische on May 11, Foxtrot on May 18). DJ DAVE SERFLING plays a variety of music from 8 to 11 PM, including Country Two-Step, West and East Coast Swing, Line Dances, Ballroom, and more. Admission is $12 for the lesson and dance for free, or $10 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.

Friday, May 11 and Friday, May 18
EDMONDS SENIOR CENTER FRIDAY FLING. All ages are welcome to dance to live music every Friday from 1 to 3 PM. The ASTORIA COMBO plays on the 2nd, 4th, (and 5th if there is one) Fridays of the month. NICE 'N EASY plays on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Donation is $4. Refreshments are provided. Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Avenue, Edmonds, just west of the Ferry Terminal. The ballroom is upstairs and has a large dance floor, a view of Puget Sound, and mirrored ball. For more info call 425-774-5555, or go to www.scscedmonds.org.

Friday, May 11 and Friday, May 18
FIRST CLASS BALLROOM. Come and enjoy an evening of fun social dancing with DJ TERRY WEST. Arrive at 8 PM for an introductory lesson (Tango and Rumba on May 11, Foxtrot and Swing on May 18) then dance to a variety of Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more from 9 to 11 PM. Our air-conditioned dance studio is comfortable and bright, filled with friendly faces and highly experienced instructors. Be ready to meet new friends! $12 covers the lesson and dance. First Class Ballroom, 1216 50th Street SE, Everett, WA 98203. For more information visit www.FirstClassBallroom.com or call 425-320-3955.

Friday, May 11 and Friday, May 18
BRIORA BALLROOM FRIDAY PARTIES. Arrive at 7:00 PM for a group class (Tango on May 11, Salsa on May 18). Then dance to Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music from 7:45 PM to 9:15 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. Admission is $15. Special offer: 5 dance punch card for $50. Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. For more info contact Jessica McMorrow at info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.

Friday, May 18
PROM NIGHT WITH KUHL & THE GANG. USA Dance Bellingham dances are now on the third Friday of every month at The Majestic. Tonight arrive at 7:15 PM for a pre-dance lesson with Wendy & Megan. Then dance to live music by KUHL & THE GANG from 8 to 10 PM. Beginners, experienced, singles, couples, seniors and students…all are welcome. Please bring dance shoes (no spike heels) or shoes with non-marking soles to protect the dance floor. Refreshments will be served in the anteroom. $10 admission or $7 for USA Dance members. The Majestic, 1023 North Forest, Bellingham. Details 360-734-5676 or www.bellinghamusadance.com.

Friday, May 18
SPECIAL EVENT! SEATTLE SOCIAL DANCE CLUB 10th ANNIVERSARY PARTY. Tonight event goes from 7:00 pm to Midnight and includes light buffet snacks, line dances, door drawings, social dances, and performances. Dance on a 3,000 square foot hardwood dance floor to a variety of popular Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music. Admission: $15 in advance, $18 at door. Held upstairs at Chong-Wa Benevolent Association, 522 7th Ave S, Seattle. Go upstairs and ask for a free pass to park in our large lot behind the building which is monitored by an attendant from 9 to 11 PM to assure safety for our guests. For more info contact Jeanne at 425-644-3030 (or 206-725-4331 for Chinese) or email SeattleSocialDanceClub@gmail.com.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, May 12
LEFT FOOT BOOGIE DANCE. Host JODI invites everyone for a fun evening of Swing, Waltz and more. Arrive at 7:30 PM for a pre-dance lesson in Sweetheart Schottische. Dance to a variety of music by JENNY & THE TOMCATS with ROBERT LEE MITCHELL on keys from 8 to 11 PM. Admission is $15. Come festive and invite your friends. Please bring goodies for the finger-food potluck. Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell. For more info email jodi@leftfootboogie.com or call 206-251-7658 or visit www.leftfootboogie.com.

Saturday, May 12
ARIA BALLROOM DANCE PARTY. The second Saturday of each month features DJ TERRY WEST! Tonight an introductory Mambo class begins at 7:15 PM followed by a balanced mix of traditional and popular ballroom music from 8 to 11 PM. Admission is $10 or free for those who take the pre-party class. We’ve heard we have the best music of any ballroom around. 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. 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, May 12 and Saturday, May 19
PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn is well-known for teaching kids, but also has events for adults! Check it out this Saturday. Start with a pre-dance lesson from 7 to 8 PM then dance from 8 to 10 PM to a variety of Ballroom music. May 12 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Country Two-Step lesson. May 19 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Foxtrot lesson. $10 admission covers the class and dance. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St SW, Suite 109, Auburn. For more info visit www.pacificballroom.org or contact Rick at 425-451-4815 or Rick@pacificballroom.org.

Saturday, May 12 and Saturday, May 19
SONG SCOUT SATURDAYS. Start with your choice of either a Basics and Beyond or an Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson at 8 PM. Dance 9 PM to Midnight+. Dance 9 PM to Midnight+. Dance every Saturday to West Coast Swing and Nightclub Two-Step music played by DJ PAUL BOOTH. Music is an awesome blend of newest WCS/NC2 hits & classics. Neon lighting, free water & snickers too! Basics Class w/Dance for $10 Or an Intermediate WCS lesson for $5; drop-ins are welcome. Dance alone is $10. 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, May 12 and Saturday, May 19
DANCING IN THE PARK AT MAGNUSON PARK. The new DanceSport International studio hosts a class and party from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. It starts with a dance lesson at 7:30 PM (Foxtrot and Rumba on May 12 and 19) followed by dancing from 8:30 to 10:30 PM. Take the lesson for $12 and the dance is free...dance only admission is $12, so take the lesson! DanceSport International, 6344 NE 74th St, Suite #105 Seattle, WA 98115. For the schedule visit www.dancesportseattle.com/calendar.html, call Robert & Monique Hrouda at 206-550-6461 or email RobertHrouda@live.com for more information.

Saturday, May 19
UPDATED INFO! SPECIAL EVENT! 10th ANNIVERSARY DANCE WITH MAMBO CADILLAC. Get your groove on Latin style at My World Dance. Arrive at 3:00 PM for a pre-dance Salsa lesson with instructors PAMELA JOHNSON and PETER BLAUSTEIN. Then dance from 3:30 to 6 PM to live music by MAMBO CADILLAC. Light refreshments are provided. The cost is $10 in advance on Eventbrite or $15 at the door. My World Dance, 849 Hiawatha Place South (Central Area), Seattle. For more info contact 206-861-2500, suzanne@myworld-df.com or visit www.myworld-df.com.

Saturday, May 19
ARIA BALLROOM DANCE PARTY.
Join us on our beautiful dance floor on Seattle’s eastside for our most popular weekly dance party. An introductory class begins at 7:15 PM (Merengue on May 19) followed by a balanced mix of traditional and popular ballroom music from 8 to 11 PM. Admission is $10 or free for those who take the pre-party class. We’ve heard we have the best music of any ballroom around. 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. 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, May 19
NORTHWEST DANCE. Arrive at 7:00 PM for a pre-dance workshop in TBA taught by JOHN LOZANO. Then dance from 8:00 to 11:00 PM to the live music of LITTLE BILL & THE BLUE NOTES featuring DICK POWELL. Expect great music to dance East and West Coast Swing, Blues, and some Latin. The dance is alcohol-free. Admission of $15 covers both 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

Sunday, May 13
NORTHWEST WESTERN SWING MUSIC SOCIETY. Come join the fun on the second Sunday of the month. FREE dance lesson from 12 to 12:45 PM then FREE dance from 1 to 5 PM to a variety of live Western Swing music (Two-Step, Latin, Polka, early Swing and Waltz). The showcase band TBA will perform the first two hours, followed by jam bands for the remainder of the event. The Society promotes the preservation of America's Western Swing roots music (the official State Music of Texas). Food is available. Location: Lynnwood Eagles, 19223 Hwy 99. The second weekend of August the Society hosts a festival at the Historic Enumclaw Field House. Additional information at www.nwwsms.com under the EVENTS tab or on Facebook under Northwest Western Swing Music Society.

Sunday, May 13
WALTZ CAFÉ @ THE CENTURY BALLROOM. This lively tea dance occurs twice each month. Enjoy dancing on a 2500-square-foot sprung floor in the city’s most elegant dance hall. The focus on is on Waltzes of all tempos, but there will also be a mix of other styles of dance music including Swing, Foxtrot, Blues, Latin and the occasional Polka. Today dance from 1:00 to 3:30 PM to music by DJ HALLIE KUPERMAN. $9 admission. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. Street parking is free on Sundays. The ballroom’s Tin Table restaurant opens at 3 PM with Happy Hour prices. For more information: Visit www.Century Ballroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Sunday, May 13 and Sunday, May 20
ARIA BALLROOM SUNDAY DANCE. Join us every Sunday on our beautiful dance floor on Seattle’s eastside dancing to music by Hall of Fame DJ TERRY WEST! There is no pre-dance lesson on Sundays so the dance starts right at 7 PM. Admission is $10. From Waltz to Cha-Cha and Foxtrot to West Coast Swing, there is something for every taste. 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.

Sunday, May 13 and Sunday, May 20
BALLARD ELKS DANCE. Dance from 7 to 9 PM every Sunday to live music by LAUREN PETRIE. Lauren plays great music for Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more. Dance on a wonderful, large dance floor with a beautiful view of Puget Sound. Beginners welcome. $7 admission. No membership required. Huge free parking lot. The Ballard Elks is located at Shilshole Bay, 6411 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle 98117. For more info visit www.BallardElks.org or call 206-784-0827.

Sunday, May 13 and Sunday, May 20
PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. Start with a pre-dance lesson from 6 to 7 PM then dance from 7 to 9 PM to a variety of Ballroom music. May 13 features DJ/Instructor TBA and an American Tango lesson and is half price for all women to celebrate Mother's Day. May 20 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Samba lesson. $10 admission covers the class and dance. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St SW, Suite 109, Auburn. For more info visit www.pacificballroom.org or contact Rick at 425-451-4815 or Rick@pacificballroom.org.

Sunday, May 20
SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB. Afternoon workshops will be taught by MIKE CARINGER and HANNAH MEYER: 2 - 3:30 PM - Rides, Dips and Tricks. Bring your own partner for this add-on class. $25 ($20 members). 4 PM - Connection: The Missing Link. 5 PM - Movement thru Partnering. There's also a beginner West Coast Swing lesson upstairs for new folks from 6 to 6:30 PM. Dance from 6 to 9:30 PM with DJ MIKE CARRINGER. Admission for both workshops is $30 for guests ($20 for SSDC members), and includes the dance. Dance only admission is $11 for guests ($7 for members) and includes the beginner class. Held at the Alki Masonic Lodge (West Seattle), 4736 40th Ave SW, Seattle. Contact SSDC at ssdcmail@gmail.com or visit www.SeattleWCSwing.org.


MONDAYS

Monday, May 14
SEATTLE SINGLES YACHT CLUB DANCE. These dances are open to everyone 21 years of age and older. Married/divorced/separated/single it doesn't matter. Doors open at 7 PM for registration and socializing. The club meeting starts at 7:30 and enables you to sign up for free boat rides with skippers from the club. The dance is from 8:30 to 10:30 PM on the large dance floor, tonight to music by DAVE CALHOUN. Admission is $10 for the dance only ($5 extra if you attend the meeting) or free for members. China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave. North, Seattle in the large upstairs banquet room. You may want to consider joining this well-rounded boating/activity group. For more info email info@seattlesinglesyc.com or visit www.SeattleSinglesYC.com.

Monday, May 14 and Monday, May 21
DANCE IN LAKE CITY.
Join us for class at 6:30, then dance 7:30-9:30. Class is progressive and drop-in. We start at the very beginning of a dance style and build on that for 5-6 weeks. No pre-registration necessary. Come when you can, pay only for classes you take. Then dance Swing, Waltz, One Step/Blues, Nightclub, Latin and more to a variety of popular American and world music from both halves of the last century and right up to today. Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE Seattle, 98125. $10 covers class and dance. For more info email LINDA TOWNSEND WEST at info@DanceEclectic.com or visit www.DanceEclectic.com.

Monday, May 14 and Monday, May 21
STAR CENTER BALLROOM DANCE.
Come out to Tacoma's beautiful new Star Center for dancing to the music of RANDY LITCH. Dance every Monday from 1 to 3 PM to live Ballroom, Swing, Latin, Waltz, Country and Soft Rock music. Admission is $5. Star Center, 3873 S 66th St, Tacoma. For more information email randylitch@comcast.net or call Randy at 253-530-6185. For a listing of all of Randy's dances visit www.RandyLitch.net/Schedule.htm.

Monday, May 14 and Monday, May 21
DANCEWORKS STUDIO WEST COAST SWING NIGHT. Choose from either a Level 1 or Level 3 West Coast Swing lesson at 7:45 PM. Then dance to West Coast Swing music from 8:30 to 10 PM. $10 lesson, $10 dance ($5 DW students). DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. Visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, May 8
SOUND OF SWING BIG BAND DANCE. Dance to BELLEVUE'S SOUND OF SWING BIG BAND a 19-piece Big Band playing a variety of music including Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Rumba, and Cha Cha, among others. Enjoy dancing a 3,000 sq. ft. floor. Beginners and all ages are welcome and no partner is needed. Plenty of free parking close to the door. It's from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and admission is just $3.00 per person. North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148 Ave NE, Bellevue. For more info: Contact Mark Colbert at 425-530-7783 or colbertmark@msn.com.

Tuesday, May 8 and Tuesday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 22
ARGENTINE TANGO PRACTICA. The practice session for all! Practice makes perfect. It takes time to embody what you have learned in your Argentine Tango classes, so why not help yourself absorb it all by coming to our Tango Practica? Weekly attendance is the guaranteed road towards rapid progress. 7:30 PM Tango Level 2-3 Class (drop-in $18). 8:30 - 10:30 PM Tango Practica. Entrance: $5 or free with Absolute Beginner Level 1 Series. LaVida Dance Studio, 11961 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info: Call 425-643-LIFE(5433), email info@lavidastudio.com or visit www.LaVidaStudio.com.

Tuesday, May 8 and Tuesday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 22
KENT DANCE. Dance to live music every Tuesday on a 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor. May 8 and May 22 feature RANDY LITCH playing Ballroom, Swing, and Latin from 7:30 to 9:15 PM. May 15 features ANDY BURNETT playing primarily vintage Rock and Roll continuously from 7:30 to 9:15 PM. Complimentary refreshments are provided by The Lakeshore, Weatherly Inn, Stafford Suites, Farrington Court, or Judson Park. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. Admission is only $4 (donations accepted for snacks) and parking is free. All ages are welcome, not just 50+. For more info visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164.


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, May 9
SALSA/BACHATA LAVIDA DANCE PARTY.
Arrive at 7:30 PM for Bachata Level 2 class or 8:30 for a Salsa Sequences class. Dance from 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM to Salsa and Bachata music. $18 lesson and dance, $10 dance only. LaVida Dance Studio, 11961 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info: Call 425-643-LIFE(5433), email info@lavidastudio.com or visit www.LaVidaStudio.com.

Wednesday, May 16
NWDANCE.NET CLASS PARTY, DANCE & ICE CREAM SOCIAL. Dance with and celebrate those dancers who have just finished a class series. We want to encourage the “new” dancers to get out and use their newly learned skills. Music by DJ LILLI ANN CAREY and others from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. Great variety. Dance Demonstrations and Mixers. Prizes. Ice Cream Social. Please bring a topping to share. Did we mention? Dancing and Fun! Suggested Donation: $5 or more. Free for recent class graduates. Swedish Club, midway between South Lake Union and Fremont at 1920 Dexter Ave. N.
For more info call 206-781-1238, email info@nwdance.net or visit www.nwdance.net.


Wednesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 23
DANCEWORKS SALSA PARTY. Express your Salsa self in a fun, non-alcoholic, all age venue. Exercise, socialize, discover and explore Salsa, Bachata & Merengue. Choose either a Level 1 or Level 3 lesson at 7:45 PM. Then dance from 8:30 to 11:30 PM to mixed Latin music. Lesson $10, Dance #10 ($5 DW students). This event is included with all DanceWorks dance passes. Location: DanceWorks, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052. For more info email info@danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595 or visit www.danceworksstudio.com.

Wednesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 23
WEDNESDAY WEST COAST SWING IN BELLEVUE. Come out for a fun night of West Coast Swing dancing. Your DJ is SCOT McKAY. Scot and WREN NEWMAN will teach a drop-in beginning West Coast Swing lesson from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. Dance from 8:30 to 11 PM to a mix of Blues and Contemporary music. The pre-dance lesson is $8, dance admission is also $8, or $13 for both. Held at the wonderful Harmony Ballroom, 1407 132nd Ave NE #7, Bellevue; www.harmonyballroom.com. For more info - or to make advance song requests which Scot always likes to receive - contact Scot at tinboy66@hotmail.com or 206-227-4277.

Wednesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 23
MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB.
Arrive at 6:30 PM for a pre-dance lesson with DAVE GREEN and LINDA REITER then dance from 7:30 to 10 PM. May 9 features a Rumba lesson and music by CASANOVA. May 16 features a 4-count Hustle lesson and music by MICHAEL & LESLIE. May 23 features a 4-count Hustle lesson and music by CASANOVA. The cover charge is $10 for the public and $6 for members. The membership fee is $20. The dances are held at the American Veterans Club (upper level), 5717 South Tyler, Tacoma. For more information visit our website at www.ManhattanClub.org or email info@manhattanclub.org.


THURSDAYS

Thursday, May 10 and Thursday, May 17
and Thursday, May 24

TACOMA ELKS DANCE. Come out for the Thursday dance at the Tacoma Elks' beautiful new building! Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 PM on one of the nicest dance floors for ballroom dancing in their 4500 sf hall. May 10 features music by MICHAEL & LESLIE. May 17 features music by SAPPHIRE. May 24 features music by LANGLEY CONNECTION. Open to the public for $10 (Elks members $6, USA Dance members $8). Tacoma Elks and Allenmore Event Center, 2013 S. Cedar St. Tacoma. Please visit our Facebook at Allenmore Event Center for schedules and more info.

Thursday, May 10 and Thursday, May 17 and Thursday, May 24
ARGENTINE TANGO AT DANCEWORKS STUDIO. Choose from either a Level 1-2 or Level 3-4 lesson in Argentine Tango at 8:30 PM. Dance and practice what you've learned on the dance floor with other dancers from 9:15 to 10:30 PM. $10 lesson, $10 dance ($5 DW students). DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.

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