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Updated Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Downtown Seattle: Dancing 'Til Dusk
Mercer Island: "New Harmony" West Coast Swing Dance
Bellevue: The Jazz Geeks @ The Bellevue Hilton
Enumclaw: NW Western Swing Music Festival
Auburn: USA Dance Tacoma Dance Party
Dance Calendar through August 25, 2022


Dear Dancin' Friends,


I'm GIVING AWAY passes for the NW Western Swing Music Festival happening this Thursday through Saturday in Enumclaw. The first person to reply to this email and ask gets two Friday and two Saturday passes, so do it now and I'll run them to the post office (or you can drop by my house). This annual event is a great dance getaway ... and it's free for everyone on Thursday. I've included the full schedule of bands below, or visit www.nwwsms.com/events.htm.

Dancing 'Til Dusk features Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble tonight and Lavender Country on Thursday. The very hot spell is ending just in time to make dancing outside in downtown Seattle parks more comfortable. Also please note that Swingin' In the Rain with Dina Blade has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 31.

Scroll down for details on these and other events plus a new Dance Calendar with 67 opportunities to dance from Bremerton to Enumclaw and from Olympia to Bellingham!

On a sad note, Olivia Newton-John passed away yesterday after a long battle with breast cancer. This girl-next-door who made it big had a #20 hit in the middle of the disco era ... but this song is not disco. It's a Waltz that my computer tells me I've played more often than all of her other songs put together.

Ron's Song of the Week: Sam by Olivia Newton-John

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xybhPM_4jmI

Finally, this weekend I'll be attending three days of Bainbridge High School reunion events. There will be two Class of 1972 events, and one big All-Class event with about 500 people. The events will be largely outdoors, but covid is still a concern. So yesterday I went to a Safeway Pharmacy and got some covid home test kits ... you can get eight for FREE each month with most insurance. Regardless of whether or not I have symptoms, I intend to test both before and after the weekend. Since covid is often asymptomatic, this is a good idea for people who attend dances too. Let's each do our part to reduce the predicted fall surge!

Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ



DANCING 'TIL DUSK
Join us for Dancing til Dusk 2022, 16 summer evenings of FREE music, dance lessons and dancing in downtown Seattle parks! Start at 6:00 PM with a dance lesson for that night's style of music, no experience required. Then dance from 7 to 9:30 PM.

Tuesdays at Pier 62, 1951 Alaskan Way
Aug 9 — Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble | Zydeco
Aug 16 — Billy Joe Show | Honky Tonk/Swing
Aug 23 — DJ Koichi Tsunoda | West Coast Swing

Aug 30 — The Real Lady “A” | Blues, Soul & Funk

Thursdays in Freeway Park, 600 Seneca St

Aug 11 — Lavender Country | Country
Aug 18 — Kate Voss and the Big Boss Band | Swing
Aug 25 — Joy Street Orchestra | Waltz & Variety


RESCHEDULED!

Wednesday in Westlake Park, 401 Pine St
Aug 31 — Swingin' In the Rain with Dina Blade | Swing & Variety

FUNDRAISER •
Golden Gardens Bathhouse, 8498 Seaview Pl NW. Recommended donation $25
Friday, Sep 9, 6 - 9 PM — KGB | Waltz and more! This is a Ball Blanc; wear white!

Covid protocols:
There have been a number of cases of dance festivals and events with a significant number of attendees getting sick post-event. We highly recommend you wear a well-fitting mask on the dance floor. This policy is subject to change. Some dancers may choose to only dance with dancers who wear a mask. We also highly recommend that you are both Vaccinated and Boosted. Everyone dances at their own risk and should consider their own personal situation before coming to the parks to dance.

More info: www.danceforjoy.biz/dancingtildusk/index.html. Rain Hotline: 206-264-5646.



"NEW HARMONY" WEST COAST SWING DANCE
AUGUST 10 & EVERY WEDNESDAY. Dance WCS at 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 put fans to increase airflow.

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

Cost:
$10 for either class. $20 for both dance and class. $12 for dance only.
Covid Protocols: Masks are optional, but you still must be vaccinated to attend.
Location: Mercer Island VFW, 1836 72nd Ave SE, Mercer Island. See pictures at www.vfwmercerisland.org/clubhouse-rentals
More Info: Contact Wren at WrenHartDance@gmail.com or Scot at tinboy66@hotmail.com or 206-227-4277



THE JAZZ GEEKS @ THE BELLEVUE HILTON
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11. Dance and dine to live music! It's every Thursday from 7 to 9 PM at the Bellevue Hilton. THE JAZZ GEEKS play danceable Jazz standards and Blues, with occasional Pop and Country music. Dance East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Nightclub Two-Step, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Bossa Nova, and the occasional Tango ... most everything dancers enjoy! The Jazz Geeks is a four person ensemble with keyboard, bass, drums, vocals, plus guest artists who play various instruments.

Great ambiance; a restaurant with soaring ceilings (5 stories!), fresh air flowing through, delicious food and libations available, we dance on the immense marble lobby floor. And music that is both danceable and listenable.

Special theme night coming on August 25: Beach Party!

Cost: FREE! That's right, there's no cover, so please purchase from the restaurant ... maybe make it a dinner and dancing date night! Or sit in the adjacent bar and order a drink.
Location: Solarium Kitchen & Bar, Hilton – Bellevue, 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue
More Info / Questions: Text lead singer MARJIE PETERSON at 206-909-7586, email marjie96@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/jazzgeeks.



NW WESTERN SWING MUSIC FESTIVAL
AUGUST 11 - 13. Dance to local and guest bands in the main ballroom at the Historic Field House, 1456 Roosevelt Avenue East, Enumclaw, Washington, 98022. Food service provided by New York Catering. Dry camping available free of charge behind the venue.

Thursday, August 11
4:15 - 5:00 PM: Polka Party on the Porch—meet our music camp attendees!
5:00 - 6:45 PM: Meet & Greet for our out of town guests. Covered dish - bring something for the table!
7:00 - 11:00 PM: FREE Community Dance - Open to all ages. Enjoy the music of our guest musicians

Friday, August 12
11:00 AM -12:30 PM: Ballroom opens
12:45 - 1:00 PM: Welcome, Jeanne Yearian, Opening Song. Presentation of the Colors, Awards
1:15 - 2:15 PM: NWWSMS - String Bands to Swing Bands, A Musical History of Western Swing
2:30 - 3:30 PM: Sharyn Lee & The Sundowners
3:45 - 4:45 PM: Kristi Nebel & Cowgirl’s Dream
5:00 - 6:00 PM: Butch Gibson & Pardners
6:15 - 7:15 PM: Morey Sullivan & Friends
7:30 - 8:30 PM:
JC McCormick & the Cherokee Band
8:45 - 9:45 PM: Soul Posse
10:00 - 11:00 PM: The AdVentures Tribute to Western Swing

Saturday, August 13
10:30 AM –11:00 PM: Welcome, Butch Gibson, MC, Opening Song, Retirement of the Colors
11:00 AM –1:00 PM: HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY, Presenters: Morey & Dorrie Sullivan
1:30 - 2:30 PM: Western Swing Students
2:45 - 3:45 PM: Grace Clark & Friends
4:00 - 5:00 PM: THE INDUCTEE BAND
5:15 - 6:15 PM: Morey Sullivan & Friends
6:30 - 7:30 PM: The Western Flyers
7:45 - 8:45 PM: The Old Strokers
9:00 - 10:00 PM: Tony Arana & Friends
10:15 - 11:00 PM: The Super Sidemen, The Sounds Behind the Stars
11:00 PM: Festival Closing Remarks


Admission at the door (under 10 admitted free):
Thursday – Free
Friday & Saturday - $10 per day

Additional information: www.nwwsms.com/events.htm



USA DANCE TACOMA DANCE PARTY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13. Join DJ RICK GOSSARD for a fun night of dancing!

7:00 - 8:00 PM: Samba Lesson with Rick Gossard
8:00 - 10:00 PM: Variety Social Dancing
with DJ RICK GOSSARD

USA Dance Tacoma Chapter #1023 dances are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month
Admission: $15 covers both the lesson and dance
Location: Pacific Ballroom, 1604 15th St. SW #109, Auburn, WA 98001
For more info: Call Bill Barber at 253-224-8244 or email bill1barber@yahoo.com or visit www.facebook.com/groups/192216785186



DANCE CALENDAR THROUGH AUGUST 25, 2022
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.

Many things in the dance community are in flux after a long shutdown. I've included some Covid Protocols, but I suggest you double check details before going to any dance ... and bring a mask and proof of vaccination if there is any doubt.


FRIDAYS

Friday, August 12

SPECIAL EVENT! NW WESTERN SWING MUSIC FESTIVAL. This runs August 11, 12 and 13. Open to all ages. Enjoy the music of our guest musicians ... see the full schedule in the Headliner Ad above. Food service provided by New York Catering. Dry camping available free of charge behind the venue. Admission is just $10 per day. Location: The historic Field House, 1456 Roosevelt Avenue East, Enumclaw, Washington, 98022. Additional information: www.nwwsms.com/events.htm.

Friday, August 12
NEW START TIME! FABULOUS FRIDAY VARIETY DANCE.
Tonight join GUEST DJ ZACHARIAH for the best there is in music & social partner dancing! Doors open at 7:15 PM for pre-dance music. From 7:30 - 8:00 PM take a dance lesson: tonight's topic will be "Intro to Traveling Blues" with Zachariah. Then dance from 8:00 - 10:00 PM to mixed social partner dance music -- all varieties of Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot, WCS, Cha Cha, Latin, Ballroom, NC2S, Blues and more. From 10:00 to 11 PM (or later) we shift into a more lyrical blues and fusion mode for your late-night dancing pleasure! Cost: $15 or $5 if arriving after 10 PM. Om Culture, 2210 N Pacific St, Seattle. More info: www.rolluptherug.com. Covid Protocols: Vax/Booster. Masks are highly recommended but now optional.

Friday, August 12
CENTURY TANGO.
This dance is on the second Friday of every month in Century's Main Ballroom. Arrive at 8:30 PM for an introductory Argentine Tango lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM to music by DJ ANDREW BROWN. Ages 21+. $25 covers the lesson and dance, or $15 for the dance alone. Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263. Covid Protocols: Vax required. Masks are optional but highly encouraged.

Friday, August 12
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE. Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson in Waltz, then dance to a variety of Ballroom music from 8:30 to 11 PM. Admission is $15. 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. Covid Protocols: Vax required, masks optional.

Friday, August 12 and Friday, August 19
EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE. Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson in 10-Step & Horseshoe Shuffle on 8/12. There will be NO predance lesson on 8/19. 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.

Friday, August 12 and Friday, August 19
FIRST CLASS BALLROOM DANCE PARTY. Come and enjoy an evening of fun social dancing! At 8 PM take an introductory lesson (Foxtrot & Swing on 8/12, Waltz & Cha Cha on 8/19). 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! Prices: $15 covers everything. First Class Ballroom, 1216 50th Street SE, Everett, WA 98203. For more information visit www.FirstClassBallroom.com or call 425-320-3955.

Friday, August 19
OUTDANCING WITH MC KOOP.
OutDancing is one of the longest running nights for the LGBTQ social dance community in Seattle. It’s in Century's Main Ballroom. Start at 7:15 PM with a dance lesson. Dance from 8:30 to 11:30 PM as Century Ballroom owner HALLIE KUPERMAN & MR. KATE play something for everyone: Salsa, Swing, Country, Waltz, Tango, Disco, West Coast Swing, you name it - mixing in some “non-partner” dance music just to shake your booty to. Ages 21+. $25 covers the lesson and dance, or $15 for the dance alone. Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263. Covid Protocols: Vax required. Masks are optional but highly encouraged.

Friday, August 19
LaVIDA SALSA & BACHATA DANCE. Dance on the third Friday of each month to the best Salsa & Bachata music played by DJ RAJ. 8:30 - 9:30 PM - Salsa class for beginners. 8:30-11:30 PM - Salsa & Bachata dance social. $25/Class + Salsa & Bachata party. $15 Salsa & Bachata party 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.

Friday, August 19
GATOR BOY'S JUKE JOINT. Dance every 1st & 3rd Friday. 6:30 PM happy hour, 7 - 9:30 PM dance. From boogie woogie to zydeco — and everything in between! — the dancing fun never stops. Come revel in righteous rhythms and hip-swingin’ vibes for these topsy turvy times at the original Eagles Aerie in air-conditioned bliss, with a fully-stocked bar and Mike, your stellar bartender. RSVP the FB event to let us know you’re coming and help spread the good word! Lake City Eagles, 8201 Lake City Way NE, Seattle. More details are at www.gatorboyproductions.com. Covid Protocols: Full vax and booster shot required. Masks optional. You still need to don a mask when ordering from the bar or moving about the Eagles Club, however, so please bring one with. We will have some tight-fitting respirator-type masks (i.e. KF94, KN95) on hand.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, August 13
SPECIAL EVENT! NW WESTERN SWING MUSIC FESTIVAL. This runs August 11, 12 and 13. Open to all ages. Enjoy the music of our guest musicians ... see the full schedule in the Headliner Ad above. Food service provided by New York Catering. Dry camping available free of charge behind the venue. Admission is just $10 per day. Location: The historic Field House, 1456 Roosevelt Avenue East, Enumclaw, Washington, 98022. Additional information: www.nwwsms.com/events.htm.

Saturday, August 13
USA DANCE TACOMA.
Come out for this friendly dance and lesson, now on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month. All dancer levels are welcome! Tonight arrive at 7 PM as RICK GOSSARD teaches a Samba lesson. Then dance from 8 to 10:00 PM as Rick spins a variety of tunes for Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more. Admission is $15 for everyone. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St. SW #109, Auburn, WA 98001. For more info contact USA Dance Tacoma President Bill Barber at bill1barber@yahoo.com or 253-224-8244.

Saturday, August 13 and Saturday, August 20
SATURDAY NIGHT MILONGA.
Dance from 8:30 PM to Midnight to Argentine Tango music played by DJ TONY FAN. Admission is $15 ($20 on live music nights). Dance Underground, 340 - 15th Ave E, Seattle. For more info visit www.SeattleTango.com, email SeattleTango@hotmail.com, or call Ilana Rubin at 206-781-9553.

Saturday, July 30 and Saturday, August 6
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, August 13

CENTURY LIVE SALSA. Take and intro Salsa lesson at 8:30 PM, then dance from 9:30 PM to 1:30 AM to live music by ORQUESTRA NUEVA ERA. Ages 21+. $35 covers the lesson and dance, or $25 for the dance alone. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263. Covid Protocols: Vax required. Masks are optional but highly encouraged.

Saturday, August 20
PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. Come dance to the rhythm of your favorite Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Country tunes! Tonight features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD. Arrive at 7:00 PM for a lesson in American Waltz then dance from 8 to 10 PM. $15/person. 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, August 20
AVS: ALL VINYL SALSA.
This event on 1st and 3rd Saturdays in Century's Main Ballroom brings out the full flavor of Salsa music with a focus on forgotten, unknown or hard to get songs. Arrive at 8:30 PM for an introductory Salsa lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to 1:30 AM to music by DJ EDGAR “El Travieso de la Salsa" & GUESTS. Ages 21+. $30 covers the lesson and dance, or $20 for the dance alone. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.
Covid Protocols: Vax required. Masks are optional but highly encouraged.

Saturday, August 20
NORTHWEST DANCE.
Arrive at 7:00 PM for a pre-dance workshop in TBA. Then dance from 8 to 11 PM to T•O•P JAZZ BAND. If you dance around a lot, you likely know that any band led by drummer Mike Daugherty delivers classic Swing and tons of fun. The drummer with Johnny 7 and the Black Crabs, the Yeti Chasers, Swing 3PO, and (back in the day) Casey MacGill knows how to put together a night of joyous Swing, Blues and Waltz, and his vocals resonate with passion (and sometimes a good laugh). Put Mike together with deft pianist Alex Guilbert and you can see why the best musicians in town climb over themselves to play with T•O•P — and that’s precisely who you’ll dance along with on this splendid evening at the Leif. The dance is alcohol-free. Admission of $20 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. Covid Protocols: Masks are optional. Vax/booster still required. We also strongly recommend that you do a home COVID test at home prior to attending NDN dances or classes. More details at www.nwdance.net/covid-policy.

Saturday, August 20
USA DANCE KITSAP: HOT AUGUST NIGHTS. Keep your cool - We are having an ice cream social during this dance! Music and instruction provided by DJ Extraordinaire TERRY WEST. Complementary East Coast Swing lesson: 7 - 8 PM. Open dancing 8 - 10:30 PM. For your comfort, as you check in, we will be providing a red/green dot. You may choose to use them as follows: Green dot - you are happy to dance with anyone. Red dot - you only want to dance with the person you came with. Bremerton Masonic Hall, 878 5th St, Bremerton. Members - $10, non-members - $15. Web site: www.usadancekitsap.org.


SUNDAYS

Sunday, August 14
NEW LISTING! PRESENCE STUDIO BALLROOM DANCE.
Come dance at Presence Studio from 2 to 4 PM on the second Sunday of each month. The playlist includes music for Waltz, Foxtrot, East and West Coast Swing, Nightclub and Country Two-Step and Latin dances. No pre-dance lessons through the summer months but they will resume in the fall. Presence Studio is a spacious second floor ballroom with a 2,000 sq.ft. sprung maple floor. Admission is $10. Presence Studio is located at 1412 Cornwall Ave. in downtown Bellingham. For more info visit www.presence-studio.com or contact Janine Hazebrouck at j9mh@yahoo.com. Let's dance! Covid Protocols: Masks are optional.

Sunday, August 14
GREATER OLYMPIA DIXIELAND JAZZ SOCIETY.
Dance to the live music of RAY SKJELBRED AND GROUP from 1 to 4:00 PM. Admission is $14 (just $5 if you join the Jazz Society that day) or $10 for Jazz Society members. Olympia Elks Lodge, 1818 4th Ave, Olympia. For more info contact Charlotte Dickison at 360-943-9123 or charlottedickison@comcast.net.

Sunday, August 14
CENTURY
WALTZ CAFÉ — DJ'd EDITION
. This afternoon dance is on the second Sunday of 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. Take an introductory Waltz lesson at Noon then dance from 1:00 to 3:30 PM. $25 covers everything or $15 for the dance alone. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. Street parking is free on Sundays. For more information: Visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Sunday, August 14 and Sunday, August 21
SUNDAY SWING @ CENTURY BALLROOM.
This dance is held every Sunday in Century's Main Ballroom. Arrive at 9:00 PM for an introductory Swing/Lindy Hop lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to Midnight to music by DJ BEN WHITE on 8/14 and by DJ PETER FLAHIFF on 8/21. All ages. $15 covers everything. Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263. Covid Protocols: Vax required. Masks are optional but highly encouraged.

Sunday, August 21
SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB. Some details were TBA at the time of this writing so please visit https://seattleswingdanceclub.com/calendar-of-events. Today features instruction by STEPHEN WHITE and music by DJ ANDER. An afternoon West Coast Swing workshop will start at 4 PM. There's also a beginner West Coast Swing lesson upstairs for new folks from 6 to 6:30 PM. Dance to WCS music from 6 to 9 PM. Held on first and third Sundays at the Alki Masonic Lodge (West Seattle), 4736 40th Ave SW, Seattle. Contact SSDC at ssdcmail@gmail.com or visit www.SeattleSwingDanceClub.com. Covid Protocols: Mask and vax required.


MONDAYS

Monday, August 15 and Monday, August 22
WALTZ ETCETERA.
Start with a pre-dance drop-in musicality class from 7 to 8 pm, $20 (includes the dance). Each class is stand-alone. Go to www.waltzetc.com for class description. Open dancing is now 8 to 10 PM; $10 for just the dance. Dance 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. Dress is casual; come with or without a partner. Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th St, Seattle. It's a lovely, well-ventilated hall with a fine hardwood floor in a quiet neighborhood. There's plenty of free street parking all around. Please park courteously, not too close to driveways. Covid Protocols: Vax/Booster required, masks optional but if you or someone you live with is at high risk, consider wearing an approved mask while dancing.

Monday, August 15 and Monday, August 22
CENTURY SALSA PRACTICA.
This dance is held every Monday in Century's Main Ballroom. Dance from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM to music by DJ SPARKS. All ages. $10 admission. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263. Covid Protocols: Vax required. Masks are optional but highly encouraged.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 16 and Tuesday, August 23
CENTURY WEST COAST SWING. This dance is held every Tuesday in Century's Main Ballroom. Dance from 8:30 to 11:30 PM to music by DJ ZA on 8/9, DJ THOMAS on 8/16 and DJ KATIE on 8/23. All ages. $15 admission. JOINT COVER: Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.
Covid Protocols: Vax required. Masks are optional but highly encouraged.

Tuesday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 16 and Tuesday, August 23
SHUFFLE CLUB @ CENTURY BALLROOM.
Looking for a place to dance to uptempo Swing for your Balboa, Shag and Fast Lindy? This dance is held in Century's West Hall. Dance from 9:00 to 11:30 PM. 8/9 features DJs TRAVIS & TAYLOR. 8/16 features DJ PETER FLAHIFF. 8/23 features DJ LAUREN. All ages. $15 covers everything. JOINT COVER: Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263. Covid Protocols: Vax required. Masks are optional but highly encouraged.

Tuesday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 16 and Tuesday, August 23
DANCING 'TIL DUSK. Join us for 16 summer evenings of FREE music, dance lessons and dancing in downtown Seattle parks!
It's from 6 to 9:30 PM. 1st hour is a beginning dance lesson for the style of music to be played that night -- bring a partner if you want to take the lesson! Then dance to CURLEY TAYLOR AND ZYDECO TROUBLE | Zydeco on 8/9, THE BILLY JOE SHOW | Honky Tonk/Swing on 8/16,
and to DJ KOICHI TSUNODA | West Coast Swing ON 8/23. Pier 62, 1951 Alaskan Way, Seattle. For more info visit www.danceforjoy.biz/dancingtildusk. Covid Protocols: Masks are optional but highly recommended while on the dance floor. We also highly recommend that you are both Vaccinated and Boosted for both yours and others health and safety.



WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, August 10 and Wednesday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 24
MANHATTAN BALLROOM DANCE CLUB. Come meet new friends at the at 6:30 PM pre-dance lesson then dance then dance on a 3,200 square foot floor from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.
On 8/10 the lesson is Samba with RICK GOSSARD and music is by DJ TERRY WEST. On 8/17 the lesson is Nightclub Two-Step and music is by DJ TERRY WEST. On 8/24 the lesson is Nightclub Two-Step and music is by DJ DAVE GREEN. The cover charge is $10 for the public and $7 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. Covid Protocols: Being vaccinated and wearing a mask are reasonable precautions, and we encourage you to do so.

Wednesday, August 10 and Wednesday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 24
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, August 10 and Wednesday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 24
"NEW HARMONY" WEST COAST SWING DANCE. 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 or guest DJs. $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.Covid Protocols: Masks are optional but you still must be vaccinated to attend.


Wednesday, August 10 and Wednesday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 24
CENTURY SWING. This dance is held every Wednesday in Century's Main Ballroom. Arrive at 9:00 PM for and introductory Swing/Lindy Hop lesson. Dance from 9:30 PM to Midnight. 8/10 features music by DJ JOSEPH. 8/17 features music by DJ TONY NGUYEN. 8/24 features music by DJ LAUREN. All ages. $15 covers everything. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.
Covid Protocols: Vax required. Masks are optional but highly encouraged.


THURSDAYS

Thursday, August 11

SPECIAL EVENT! NW WESTERN SWING MUSIC FESTIVAL. This runs August 11, 12 and 13. 4:15 - 5:00 PM: Polka Party on the Porch—meet our music camp attendees! 5:00 - 6:45 PM: Meet & Greet for our out of town guests. Covered dish - bring something for the table! 7:00 - 11:00 PM: FREE Community Dance - Open to all ages. Enjoy the music of our guest musicians ... see the full schedule in the Headliner Ad above. Food service provided by New York Catering. Dry camping available free of charge behind the venue. Today is opening day ... and it's FREE! Location: The historic Field House, 1456 Roosevelt Avenue East, Enumclaw, Washington, 98022. Additional information: www.nwwsms.com/events.htm.

Thursday, August 11
and Thursday, August 18

THE JAZZ GEEKS @ THE BELLEVUE HILTON. Dine and dance from 7 to 9 PM at the Solarium Kitchen & Bar in the Bellevue Hilton. THE JAZZ GEEKS play Jazz standards and some Blues, for a range of dance styles: East and West Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Bolero, Night Club Two-Step ... most everything dancers enjoy! The Jazz Geeks is a four person ensemble with keyboard, bass, drums, vocals, and guest artists who play various instruments. No cover charge, so please purchase food or drinks from the restaurant. Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue.
For more info text lead singer MARJIE PETERSON at 206-909-7586, email marjie96@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/jazzgeeks.


Thursday, August 11 and Thursday, August 18 and Thursday, August 25
TANGO PRACTICA. Dance to Argentine Tango music from 9:15 to 11:30 PM. 8/11 features DJ JIYUB LEE and is beginners night with the first hour dedicated to beginners with a discount entry fee of $7. 8/18 features DJ GREG CONSTANTINO and is 50% Alternative/ 50% Traditional Tango Music Night! 8/25 features DJ STEVE SMITH. Admission is $10. Dance Underground, 340 - 15th Ave E, Seattle. For more info visit www.SeattleTango.com, email SeattleTango@hotmail.com, or call Ilana Rubin at 206-781-9553.

Thursday, August 11 and Thursday, August 18 and Thursday, August 25
DANCING 'TIL DUSK.
Join us for 16 summer evenings of FREE music, dance lessons and dancing in downtown Seattle parks!
It's from 6 to 9:30 PM. 1st hour is a beginning dance lesson for the style of music to be played that night -- bring a partner if you want to take the lesson! On 8/11 dance to LAVENDER COUNTRY playing country music. On 8/18 dance to KATE VOSS AND THE BIG BOSS BAND playing Swing. On 8/25 dance to THE JOY STREET ORCHESTRA playing Waltz & Variety. Freeway Park, 600 Seneca St, Seattle. For more info visit www.danceforjoy.biz/dancingtildusk. Covid Protocols: Masks are optional but highly recommended while on the dance floor. We also highly recommend that you are both Vaccinated and Boosted for both yours and others health and safety.


Thursday, August 11 and Thursday, August 18 and Thursday, August 25
CENTURY BACHATA SOCIAL. This dance is held every Thursday. Arrive at 9:00 PM for an introductory Bachata lesson. Dance from 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM to music by DJ LA GRINGA on 8/11, DJ JOSE on 8/18 and DJ ALIONA on 8/25. Ages 21+. $15 covers the lesson and dance. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263. Covid Protocols: Vax required. Masks are optional but highly encouraged.

Thursday, August 18
RANDY LITCH @ THE OLYMPIA VFW.
Bring your dancing shoes! We are opening this Ballroom Dance to all Singles & Couples! Singer/guitarist RANDY LITCH plays a variety of Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more from 1:00 to 4:00 PM -- three hours of dancing! Check out Randy's play list at RandyLitch.net/Randys_Play_List.htm. Dance on a large wooden dance floor in a room with great acoustics and air conditioning. Food and beverages are available from the bar. Water and coffee provided. Just $10/person. Olympia VFW, 902 Martin Way East, Olympia. Easy parking. You don't have to be a VFW member. For more info visit www.RandyLitch.net or call or text Randy at 253-530-6185 or email him at randylitch@comcast.net. Or call host Janet Doyle at 804-304-7770.

Thursday, August 25
SPECIAL THEME NIGHT! BEACH PARTY. Dine and dance from 7 to 9 PM at the Solarium Kitchen & Bar in the Bellevue Hilton. THE JAZZ GEEKS play Jazz standards and some Blues, for a range of dance styles: East and West Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Bolero, Night Club Two-Step ... most everything dancers enjoy! The Jazz Geeks is a four person ensemble with keyboard, bass, drums, vocals, and guest artists who play various instruments. No cover charge, so please purchase food or drinks from the restaurant. Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue.
For more info text lead singer MARJIE PETERSON at 206-909-7586, email marjie96@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/jazzgeeks.


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