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Updated Thursday, June 30, 2022
Greenwood: Absolute Beginners Tango Class
Mercer Island: "New Harmony" West Coast Swing Dance

Bellevue: A Star Spangled Evening

Auburn: Pacific Ballroom Dance July Events
Seattle: A Weekend with Jordan & Tatiana
Dance Calendar through July 14, 2022

Dear Dancin' Friends,

Once some people get started on Argentine Tango, it can be like they disappeared into a black hole ... you may wonder if you'll ever see them again at other dances. I'm not an Argentine Tango dancer myself, so I don't understand the pervasive gravitational attraction. Some people even describe their attraction to Tango as an addiction. While I don't think it's good to be addicted to anything, no matter how wonderful it feels, I do wonder what it is about Argentine Tango in particular that has such a grab on some people.

Could it be the Tango music? It's certainly not the Rock and Roll that I and possibly most of my readers grew up with. But I need to say that after learning to dance, I came to enjoy some types of music that I was previously unaccustomed to ... Big Band, Latin, and Blues included.

Could it be the Tango community? A feeling of belonging to a group can be fulfilling ... but for me community can be a two-edged sword. I'm not strong enough to go against the flow if a group takes a direction that I don't like. I've actually tried to individually go against the flow sometimes, but I seldom got very far. So now at most I only loosely associate with any group. However I do see people who are clearly enjoying the river ride! They must have social navigation skills that I'm lacking ... but I am learning.

My best guess is that it's Tango's closeness ... a type of closeness that you don't find in American Ballroom dancing.

~ Maybe the close embrace that's often used in Tango fulfills a need to be touched.
~ Maybe Tango lends legitimacy to closeness that might otherwise be considered too intimate.
~ Maybe the standard of dancing three dances in a row (a tanda) with the same partner increases the effect.

Partner dancing of most types involves at least hand-to-hand touch. But hands are what we most often use to touch anything ... so our hands can become somewhat desensitized to the pleasure of the touch experience. They mostly just feel for the utility. Still, when I was first learning to dance in the early 1980s, even the touch of a woman's hands on my hands helped fulfill a need in me. Touch is something that I got very little of as a young adult ... shy men just don't get to participate in much touching other than shaking hands. In fact, I lacked human touch so much in my life that when I first got a girlfriend in my latter twenties, she couldn't even touch me on my arm without it tickling. Even though I desired touch and felt nourished by it, I just wasn't used to it.

But maybe I'm wrong. Maybe it's not touch or closeness. Maybe it's something else about Tango that makes it so addictive. Can anyone out there explain this Tango attraction to me? You probably can't. Not that your explanation wouldn't be meaningful to you or to other Tango dancers. It's just that I probably wouldn't be able to understand it ... simply because I haven't experienced it myself.

In philosophy, it is sometimes debated whether or not a person who was born totally blind could be given a verbal explanation of color that they would understand the same as a sighted person. For instance, could you explain to a congenitally blind person what the color green is like? Could you explain it so well that if they were to have an operation that gave them sight for the very first time (such cases have happened but are extremely rare) they would immediately be able to distinguish green from any other color? I think some things can't be put into words. Some things you just need to experience to understand.

Therefore, if you'd like to understand the pleasures of Tango, you'll need to experience it first-hand. Ilana Rubin and Tony Fan have a new 8-week Absolute Beginners Tango Class in Greenwood. Bring color into your life this summer!

Scot McKay and Wren Newman have their weekly "New Harmony" West Coast Swing Dance on Mercer Island. Scot tells me they will have a "big name pro" there on July 13. WCS dancers will also be thrilled to know that Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollman are coming to Seattle from July 15 to 17.

The Jazz Geeks will have a special theme night on July 30 at the Bellevue Hilton: A Star Spangled Evening. I went to their theme night last month and had a ball! Marjie Peterson says this will be their biggest show yet – featuring a special dinner menu, decorations, games, prizes and of course – dancing! Bring your children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends to this one to introduce them to dancing and kick off a fun red-white-and blue filled holiday weekend.

Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn has released its July class and dance schedule ... including a very special deal: just $40 for a 45-minute private lesson with Alex Olivares (first lesson for new students only).

Scroll down for details on the above events plus a new Dance Calendar with 69 options ... including the return of Dancing 'Til Dusk!

Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ



ABSOLUTE BEGINNER'S TANGO CLASS
8 TUESDAYS, JUNE 28 - AUGUST 16. Learn to dance the authentic Argentine Tango in a fun and easy way! No partners required, no experience necessary. We will rotate partners. ILANA RUBIN & TONY FAN are well-known in the local Argentine Tango community for providing some of the best classes and events! This is the class for you if you:

~ Are an absolute beginner excited to learn the Argentine Tango
~ Have taken Tango classes before but like to review the materials
~ Have two left feet & have never danced before
~ Just want to have fun and meet people!


Time:
7 - 8 PM. Please show up 15 minutes before the first class.
Cost:
$95 for the 8-week series
Location:
Greenwood SA Center- 525 N 85th St, Seattle, WA 98103
To pre-register: Email SeattleTango@hotmail.com or call 206-781-9553. Please leave your info and we will call you back.
For more info: Visit www.SeattleTango.com.




"NEW HARMONY" WEST COAST SWING DANCE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29. WREN & SCOT are at the Mercer Island VFW Hall every Wednesday for their popular Wednesday West Coast Swing dances! 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 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 or guest DJs.
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



A STAR SPANGLED EVENING
THURSDAY, JUNE 30. Join THE JAZZ GEEKS at The Hilton Bellevue for a dazzling holiday celebration, ‘A Star Spangled Evening’, from 7 to 9 PM. This will be our biggest show yet – featuring a special menu, decorations, games, prizes and of course – dancing! Bring your children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends to this one to introduce them to dancing and kick off a fun red-white-and blue filled holiday weekend. For dinner reservations visit www.solariumkitchen.com.

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.

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.



PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE JULY EVENTS
GROUP CLASSES
WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 29 - JULY 21, 7:30 PM: Salsa & Bachata

FRIDAYS, JULY 8 - 29 7:30 PM: Beginner International Rumba

FRIDAYS, JULY 8 - 29, 8:30 PM: Intermediate Quickstep


SATURDAYS, JULY 9 - 30, 5:00 PM: Beginner Bolero

SATURDAYS, JULY 9 - 30, 6:00 PM: Intermediate American Tango


Cost: Classes are $60 per month per class (4-week series). Drop-in $20/class
Registration: Click Here

*** PRIVATE LESSON SPECIAL ***
New students can schedule their first 45-minute private lesson with ALEX OLIVARES for only $40. Limited spots available!
*This offer is only for the month of July. The special pricing is only for new students.
Contact Alex for more information: alex@pacificballroom.org

SOCIAL DANCES
TEA DANCES, WEDNESDAYS, 1 - 3 PM. $10/person. Light refreshments provided.

SATURDAY DANCES 7:00 - 10:00 PM. (No dance on July 2 -- holiday break) Come dance to the rhythm of your favorite Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Country tunes! $15 per person.

Location: Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St. SW #109, Auburn, WA 98001
For More Info: email alex@pacificballroom.org or visit www.PacificBallroom.org



A WEEKEND WITH JORDAN & TATIANA
JULY 15 -17. WCS living legends JORDAN FRISBEE and TATIANA MOLLMAN are coming to Seattle! No matter if you’re a novice or an all-star, everyone can learn something amazing from Jordan and Tatiana.

We kick off the weekend on Friday at Century Ballroom (915 East Pine St, Seattle) with a group lesson and dance with DJ JAMES ATWILL. Don't miss your opportunity to dance with Jordan or Tatiana in our amazing mixer!

So much happening on Saturday at Alki Masonic Hall (4736 40th Ave SW, Seattle) beginning at 4:00 p.m. with group lessons, dinner buffet, Q&A with J&T, dance to awesome music by DJ KOICHI, compete in Open Level Jack & Jill, and a fantastic demo by Jordan and Tatiana.

We team up with the Seattle Swing Dance Club on Sunday at Alki Masonic Hall starting with a mini-intensive at 3:30 p.m., followed by the SSDC Members FREE summer dance with DJ ZA. (Dance is also free for workshop participants.)

Cost: Rock Star Package for $185 Includes ALL six hours of Group Lessons, Dinner with Q & A, and Saturday & Sunday Night Dances. Other options also available.
Registration: https://seattlewcs.com/registration-for-jordan-and-tatianas-seattles-event-july-15-17-2022
Full details: www.seattlewcs.com



DANCE CALENDAR THROUGH JULY 14, 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 Covid Protocols only when there are any restrictions that I am aware of, 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, July 1
GATOR BOY'S JUKE JOINT.
6/30/2022 UPDATE! NO DANCE ON JULY 1. 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. 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: Vax+booster proof required for entry. Tight-fitting respirator-type mask (i.e. KF94, KN95) required; we’ll have some on hand as replacements for those sporting loose-fitting or cloth masks.

Friday, July 1
SEATTLE HUSTLE CLUB DANCE. Dance to Hustle, West Coast Swing, Nightclub Two-Step, plus some Country, Ballroom, etc. Music and instruction is by VICKI GABRIELLE. Arrive at 7:30 PM for an Introductory Hustle lesson. Learn intermediate moves in the 8:15 PM lesson. Then dance from 9 to 11:30 PM. There are door prizes and mixers plus free water & snacks. Lessons $5 each, dance $10, one lesson & dance $12, both lessons & dance $15. Juanita Community Club, 13027 100th Ave NE, Juanita (near Kirkland). Contact Vicki at vjdance@me.com, 206-200-1171 or visit www.seattlehustleclub.com.

Friday, July 1
LYNNWOOD EAGLES DANCE.
Dance from 7:30-9:30 PM on 1st Friday of each month to live music by popular singer/pianist LAUREN PETRIE. Lauren plays great music for Ballroom, Latin, Swing primarily from the 40's, 50's and 60's, with all the popular dances like Swing, W.C. Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, Rock, Line Dances, Night Club Two-Step, and whatever the dancers are up for. $10 admission? Lynnwood Eagles, 19223 Highway 99, Lynnwood. 98036, 425-776-8075.

Friday, July 1
CENTURY KIZOMBA. Dress to impress! This dance is on the first Friday of every month in Century's West Hall. Arrive at 9:00 PM for an introductory Kizomba lesson, then dance from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM to music by DJ ISAIAS. Ages 21+. $25 covers the lesson and dance, or $15 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 optional.

Friday, July 1 and Friday, July 8
EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE. Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson (a Line Dance on 7/1, Jitterbug on 7/8). 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, July 1 and Friday, July 8
THIRD PLACE COMMONS DANCE. Dance from 7 to 9 PM to THE MARKET STREET DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND on 7/1 and to TODD ZIMBERG JAZZ on 7/8. Cost: FREE! There's a large seating area with tables and multiple eateries to choose from near the big dance area in front of the stage. Third Place Commons is in the Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, 98155. Location Phone: 206-366-3333. For more info visit www.ThirdPlaceCommons.org/calendar. Covid Info: Masks are encouraged.

Friday, July 1 and Friday, July 8
FIRST CLASS BALLROOM DANCE PARTY. Come and enjoy an evening of fun social dancing! At 8 PM take an introductory lesson (Foxtrot & Swing on 7/1 which will be the Summer Dance Showcase, Waltz & Cha Cha 7/8). 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, July 8
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE.
Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson (Foxtrot on 7/8) 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: Proof of vaccination is still required. Masks are optional, but please be conscientious of other’s health decisions and that they may not want to dance with someone who is not wearing a mask.

Friday, July 8
FABULOUS FRIDAY VARIETY DANCE. Join DJ/INSTRUCTOR ARI LEVITT on 2nd and 4th Fridays for the best there is in music & social partner dancing! Doors open at 6:45 PM for pre-dance music. From 7:00 - 7:30 PM take a dance lesson: tonight's topic will be "Cha Cha". Then dance from 7:30 - 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 optional.

Friday, July 8
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 LIZ. 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 optional.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, July 2
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 optional.

Saturday, July 2 and Saturday, July 9

SATURDAY NIGHT MILONGA.
Dance from 8:30 PM to Midnight to Argentine Tango music played by DJ TONY FAN. Admission is $15. 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 2 and Saturday, July 9
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, July 2 and Saturday, July 9
THIRD PLACE COMMONS DANCE. Dance from 7 to 9 PM to the big band MOXIE - SOUL BLUES on 7/2 and to THE TAKE 7 LITTLE BIG BAND on 7/9. Cost: FREE! There's a large seating area with tables and multiple eateries to choose from near the big dance area in front of the stage. Third Place Commons is in the Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, 98155. Location Phone: 206-366-3333. For more info visit www.ThirdPlaceCommons.org/calendar. Covid Info: Masks are encouraged.

Saturday, July 9

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 dance 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, July 9
NORTHWEST DANCE.
Arrive at 7:00 PM for a pre-dance workshop "Cool Blues for a Hot Summer Night" with DEAN PATON and HEIDI FISH. Then dance from 8:00 to 11:00 PM to the live music of THE SEATTLE HOUSEROCKERS. From gut-bucket blues to get-down funk, these journeymen professionals lay down a groove and keep you locked in all night long. They’ll serve up classic R & B, New Orleans Beat, swing, boogie-woogie, and straight-ahead blues. 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, July 9
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 BUENA VIBRA. 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.

Saturday, July 9
SKYWAY VFW DANCE.
Dance from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on the 2nd Saturday of each month to live music by popular singer/pianist LAUREN PETRIE. Lauren plays great music for Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more primarily from the 40's, 50's and 60's, with all the popular dances like Swing, W.C. Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, Rock, Line Dances, Night Club Two-Step, and whatever the dancers are up for. $10 admission? Skyway VFW, 7421 S. 126th St. Seattle. 206-772-9982.


SUNDAYS

Sunday, July 3 and Sunday, July 10
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 JOSEPH on 7/3 and DJ TBA on 7/10. All ages. $15 covers everything. JOINT COVER: Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. 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 optional.

Sunday, July 3 and Sunday, July 10
SHUFFLE CLUB @ CENTURY BALLROOM.
Looking for a place to dance to uptempo Swing for your Balboa, Shag and Fast Lindy? This dance is held every Sunday in Century's West Hall. Dance from 9:00 to 11:30 PM to music by DJ LAUREN on 7/3 and by DJ TBA on 7/10. 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 optional.

Sunday, July 10
CENTURY WALTZ CAFÉ — DJ'd EDITION. This afternoon dance features music by MC KOOP 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. Covid Protocols: Vax required, masks optional.

Sunday, July 10
BALLARD ELKS DANCE. Dance from 6 to 8 PM on 2nd and 4th Sundays to live music by LAUREN PETRIE. Lauren plays great music for Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more primarily from the 40's, 50's and 60's, with all the popular dances like Swing, W.C. Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, Rock, Line Dances, Night Club Two-Step, and whatever the dancers are up for. Dance on a wonderful, large dance floor with a beautiful view of Puget Sound. $7 admission? (not sure, might have gone up a bit). Everyone's welcome! 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, July 10
NORTHWEST WESTERN SWING MUSIC SOCIETY.
Join the fun on the second Sunday of each month! Dance from 4 to 8 PM to a variety of live Western Swing music (Two-Step, Latin, Polka, early Swing and Waltz) for a $5/non-member donation (no cost to NWWSMS members). This month's host band JC McCORMICK & THE CHEROKEE BAND will perform the first 2 hours, followed by a 2-hour jam. Food is available. Lady Luck Steakhouse, 4114 Pacific Ave S, Tacoma. The Society promotes the preservation of America's Western Swing roots music (the State Music of Texas) and hosts a Western Swing music camp and festival at the Historic Enumclaw Field House each August. For more info visit www.nwwsms.com or www.facebook.com/nwwsms or email club president Jeanne Yearian at gitan68@yahoo.com.

Sunday, July 10
GREATER OLYMPIA DIXIELAND JAZZ SOCIETY.
Dance to the live music of DAVE McCRARY AND FRIENDS 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.


MONDAYS

Monday, July 4 and Monday, July 11
WALTZ ETCETERA.
NEW! A pre-dance drop-in MUSICALITY CLASS every Monday, 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, July 11
SPECIAL EVENT! SEATTLE SINGLES YACHT CLUB DANCE & SKIPPERS APPRECIATION. This is our BIG 7 to 11 PM gathering upstairs at the Ballard Elks. Everyone is invited. New, old, past members and future members. We will have a Skippers' appreciation program with slide show. Looking for all past skippers to attend. Come dance with us to the music of JAKOB SINGER & THE OUTSIDERS. Bar service will be available. You may bring your own food in if you miss dinner beforehand. Dance admission is $15. Ballard Elks (Upstairs) 6411 Seaview Ave NW Seattle, 98107. 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, July 11
CENTURY SALSA PRACTICA.
This dance is held every Monday (no dance July 4) in Century's West Hall. 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 optional.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, June 28 and Tuesday, July 5 and Tuesday, July 12
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 LIA on 6/28, DJ TBA on 7/5 and DJ KATIE on 7/12. There's also an included intro WCS lesson in the West Hall from 9 to 9:30 PM. All ages. $15 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 optional.

Tuesday, July 12
IT'S BACK! 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 JOEL ASTLEY & FRIENDS playing Blues. Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave S (Chinatown area) 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, June 29 and Wednesday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 13
"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, June 29 and Wednesday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 13
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 to music by DJ TONY NGUYEN on 6/29 and DJ TBA on 7/6 and 7/13. 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 optional.

Wednesday, June 29 and Wednesday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 13
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, June 29 and Wednesday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 13

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 6/29 the lesson is Foxtrot with RICK GOSSARD and music is by DJ TERRY WEST. On 7/6 the lesson is Rumba and music is by DJ TERRY WEST. On 7/13 the lesson is Rumba 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, July 6
SENIOR CENTER OF WEST SEATTLE. Dust off your dancing shoes and meet some friendly people and some darn good dancers! Dance your heart out or come enjoy the music and company. Dance from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on the first Wednesday of each month to live music by popular singer/pianist LAUREN PETRIE. Lauren plays great music for Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more primarily from the 40's, 50's and 60's, with all the popular dances like Swing, W.C. Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, Rock, Line Dances, Night Club Two-Step, and whatever the dancers are up for. $5 admission, or free for members of the Senior Center. Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW. Oregon St, Seattle. 206-932-4044.


THURSDAYS

Thursday, June 30
SPECIAL THEME NIGHT! A STAR SPANGLED EVENING. Join THE JAZZ GEEKS at The Hilton Bellevue for a dazzling holiday celebration!
This will be our biggest show yet – featuring a special menu, decorations, games, prizes and of course – dancing! Bring your children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends to this one to introduce them to dancing and kick off a fun red-white-and blue filled holiday weekend. Dine and dance from 7 to 9 PM at the Solarium Kitchen & Bar in the Bellevue Hilton. Dance East and West Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Bolero, Night Club Two-Step ... most everything dancers enjoy! No cover charge. For dinner reservations visit www.solariumkitchen.com. 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, June 30 and Thursday, July 7 and Thursday, July 14
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 of 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, June 30 and Thursday, July 7 and Thursday, July 14
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 ALIONA on 6/30, DJ SHARISSE on 7/7 and DJ LA GRINGA on 7/14. 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 optional.

Thursday, June 30 and Thursday, July 7 and Thursday, July 14
TANGO PRACTICA. Dance to Argentine Tango music from 9:15 to 11:30 PM. 6/30 features DJ STEPHANIE BROOKS. 7/7 and 7/14 feature DJ JENNY MULLIGAN. Admission is $10. (7/14 is beginners night with the first hour dedicated to beginners with a discount entry fee of $7.)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, June 30 and Thursday, July 7 and Thursday, July 14
NORMANNA LODGE BALLROOM DANCE.
Dance from 1 to 3 PM every Thursday to live music by the 5-piece BOB'S DANCE BAND. It's open to all, regardless of experience or need to bring a partner. Normanna has a sprung wood floor, the best around. Full bar and snacks available. $10 admission. Masks are optional. Normanna Lodge (Sons of Norway), 2725 Oakes Ave, Everett. For more info visit www.normannaeverett.com/events, call 425- 252-0291 or email normannaeverett@gmail.com.


Thursday, July 7 and Thursday, July 14
IT'S BACK! 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 7/7 dance to Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano playing Salsa. On 7/14 dance to THE PORTAGE BAY BIG BAND playing Big Band Swing. Westlake Park, 401 Pine 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, July 7 and Thursday, July 14
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.


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