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Updated Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Shoreline: Classes with Alexandria Hawkins
Kent: Randy Litch in Kent
Tacoma: Ron Bolin @ The Tacoma Elks
Shoreline: An Enchanted Evening of Dance
West Seattle: Westside Dance with Dean Paton - Swing, Cha Cha & Waltz
Seattle: Masquerade XI: Dancing & Cabaret in a 1908 Ballroom
Kent: Ron Bolin @ Kent Tuesday Dance
Dance Calendar through January 31, 2019



Dear Dancin' Friends,

This week you can
start new beginner series Swing and Cha Cha classes from DEAN PATON in West Seattle, drop in for intermediate Nightclub Two-Step and West Coast Swing lessons with ALEXANDRIA HAWKINS in Shoreline, attend a variety dance featuring singer/guitarist RANDY LITCH in Kent, dance West Coast Swing to DJ KATIE at the Century Ballroom in Seattle, dance Argentine Tango to DJ GREG also at the Century, and dance Argentine Tango at LaVIDA DANCE STUDIO in Kirkland ... well ... actually that's all just TONIGHT! For the rest of the week and beyond, keep reading!

As for me this week, there was such a great crowd last Tuesday for RANDY LITCH in Kent that I'll be dancing there again tonight. I'm looking forward to DJing there on January 29 (I've now got all 5th Tuesdays there plus some 1st Tuesdays). Then this Thursday, I hope you'll join me as I DJ ... and dance ... at the TACOMA ELKS. I'll play a wide variety of music and of course I always include fun mixers. On Friday I'm going to check out ALEXANDRIA HAWKINS' new AN ENCHANTED EVENING OF DANCE in Shoreline featuring a variety of music by DJ ZA THOMAIER. Then on Saturday I'll be Swinging and Waltzing to the romantic French tunes of JANET RAYOR AND ROUGE at Northwest Dance in Ballard.

Looking forward, I'll be attending MASQUERADE XI at Seattle's historic Century Ballroom on Friday, January 25. It sometimes sells out, so get your tickets now ... and save ten bucks!

Scroll down for details on all these events plus a new two-week DANCE CALENDAR with 90 local dances you can attend.

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



CLASSES WITH ALEXANDRIA HAWKINS
EVERY TUESDAY AND SATURDAY. You might remember ALEXANDRIA HAWKINS for the Verve Ballroom, which sadly is now closed. But Alex is still at it with weekly Tuesday and Saturday drop-in classes plus a weekly Friday dance (see AN ENCHANTED EVENING OF DANCE below) in the big upstairs ballroom at the Highland Ice Arena in Shoreline, with a view overlooking the ice rink. Start anytime!

TUESDAYS
7:00 PM: Intermediate Nightclub Two-Step
8:00 PM: Intermediate West Coast Swing


SATURDAYS
3:00 PM: Silver Level American Smooth.
Alex teaches a different dance each month:
January: Foxtrot
February: Waltz
March: Tango

Price: No need to pre-register. Just drop-in to any class for $13.
Location: Highland Ice Arena Upstairs Ballroom, 18005 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline
Contact: Rebecca Calvo, 425-417-3489 or Alexandria Hawkins, ah4dance@gmail.com.



RANDY LITCH IN KENT
TUESDAYS, JANUARY 15, 22 & 29. Dance to live music by talented singer/guitarist RANDY LITCH! Randy will mix it up with a wide variety of music ... Ballroom, Swing, Latin, Soft Rock and Country ... all played in easy-to-recognize and easy-to-dance-to beats. Dance on a wonderful 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood dance floor. Complimentary refreshments are provided.

Time: 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Cost:
Only $4

Location: Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. Plenty of free parking in the large lot.


For a listing of ALL of Randy's upcoming dances visit www.RandyLitch.net/Schedule.htm.



WESTSIDE DANCE WITH DEAN PATON - SWING, CHA CHA & WALTZ
Westside Dance classes taught by DEAN PATON are coming up in the New Year at the Senior Center of West Seattle! Classes are for all ages, no partner needed. We offer four different classes, each a series of five sessions.

Five Tuesdays: Jan 15, 22, 29, and Feb 12, 19. No class on Feb 5.
7:00 - 8:00 PM: Introduction to East Coast Swing
8:15 - 9:15 PM: Beginning Cha Cha


Five Wednesdays: Jan 16, 23, 30 and Feb 13, 20. No class on Feb 6.
7:00 - 8:00 PM: Swing 2: 6-count & 8-count
8:15 - 9:15 PM: Cross-Step Waltz


Cost: $50 for each 6-week series.
Location: Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St, Seattle, 98116. Classes are held in Hatten Hall of the Sisson Building.
Registration: Call 206-932-4044 Ext. 1 or stop by the front desk.



RON BOLIN @ THE TACOMA ELKS
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17. Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, for dancing on one of the nicest floors in the 4,500 sf hall at the Tacoma Elks' beautiful new building! I'll play a big variety of styles of music for all types of dancing including Swing, Ballroom, Latin, and Rock & Roll.

Time: 7:30 to 10:30 PM
Cost: Open to the public for $10, Elks members $6, USA Dance members $8
Location: Tacoma Elks and Allenmore Event Center, 2013 S. Cedar St. Tacoma


Upcoming dance music at the Tacoma Elks:
January 10: Casanova
January 17
: Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ

January 24: Randy Litch
January 31: South Sound Swing Orchestra




AN ENCHANTED EVENING OF DANCE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18. NEW WEEKLY DANCE!
Join us every Friday night for an "Enchanted Evening of Dance" ... Ballroom, Swing and Everything in Between! It's 2 hours of dancing, including a Waltz/Foxtrot Mixer, a surprise Line Dance and light refreshments. Hosted by ALEX HAWKINS and DJ ZA THOMAIER.

Time: 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Cost: $12.00 (cash only, please)
Location: Highland Ice Arena Upstairs Ballroom, 18005 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline
Contact: Rebecca Calvo, 425-417-3489 or Alexandria Hawkins, ah4dance@gmail.com.



MASQUERADE XI: DANCING & CABARET IN A 1908 BALLROOM
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25. For the 11th consecutive year, the Century Ballroom hosts what might be the best variety dance imaginable: a 4-hour evening featuring the music of the VALSE CAFÉ ORCHESTRA showcasing chanteuse DINA BLADE and soprano LUCIA NEARE. Expect Swing, Latin, Waltzes, Foxtrots, Quicksteps, Blues and more. Masquerade is not a “couples” dance: The idea is to dance with anonymous strangers—and see what ensues. Enjoy the mystery as you wonder who is in your arms ... or even wonder what part of your persona—freed by the mystique of the mask—might be blossoming forth!

Doors open at 8:30 PM with dancing from 9:00 PM to 12:30 AM— three and a half hours of dancing—plus enjoy performances by CABARET d'ARTISTE during two brief band breaks. Only rule: You must wear a mask until the official “unveiling” (masks available at the door for $5).

Tickets: $60 until midnight Thursday, January 24. Day-of $70 at the door (if any remain). www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3913474
Location: Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine Street, 2nd floor, Seattle
More Info: www.centuryballroom.com/home/events/masquerade-xi

Video of the 2017 Masquerade: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k1H9PWSfVs
Ten years of photos: www.flickr.com/photos/heber-f/collections/72157638810836733



RON BOLIN @ KENT TUESDAY DANCE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29. Dance to (and with) yours truly, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. I'll play a wide variety of Swing, Ballroom, Latin, and Rock/Pop music on a wonderful 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood dance floor. I include dance mixers so everyone has a chance to dance and meet new friends. Complimentary refreshments are provided. Plenty of free parking in the large lot. All ages are welcome.

Location: Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent
Admission: Only $4 (donations accepted for snacks)
For more info: Visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164


I'll also be playing for the KENT SENIOR DANCE from 1:15 to 2:15 PM. This is an absolutely FREE dance open to all people 50+.




DANCE CALENDAR THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2019

HOW TO USE THIS CALENDAR:
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, January 18
NEW! AN ENCHANTED EVENING OF DANCE. Join us every Friday night for an "Enchanted Evening of Dance" ... Ballroom, Swing and Everything in Between! It's 2 hours of dancing, including a Waltz/Foxtrot Mixer, a surprise Line Dance and light refreshments. Hosted by ALEX HAWKINS and DJ ZA THOMAIER. Dance on a large dance floor from 8:00 - 10:00 PM. $12.00 (cash only, please.) Highland Ice Arena Upstairs Ballroom, 18005 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline. For more info call Rebecca Calvo at 425-417-3489.

Friday, January 18
SPECIAL EVENT! OUTDANCING WITH MC KOOP. A portion of the proceeds from tonight's event will benefit Play Your* Part, a social justice focused theatre and philanthropy organization, and the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center. Enjoy special performances starting @ 10 PM. OutDancing is one of Seattle's longest running nights for the GLBTQ dance community. Dance from 8:30 PM to 12:00 AM as DJ HALLIE KUPERMAN plays something for everyone: Salsa, Swing, Country, Waltz, Tango, Disco, West Coast Swing, you name it - mixing in some “non-partner” dance music to shake your booty to. Ages 21+. $15 admission. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, Seattle. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Friday, January 18
USA DANCE BELLINGHAM. Dances are on the third Friday of every month at The Majestic. Tonight arrive at 7:15 PM for a free beginners pre-dance lesson. Then dance to live music by LATIN TINGE 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, January 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, January 18
MIXED MUSIC BALLROOM SOCIAL. Arrive at 7:45 PM for an all-levels Foxtrot class. Then dance from 8:30 to 11 PM to a variety of music. $12 class and dance, $10 dance only ($7 DW students). DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.

Friday, January 18 and Friday, January 25
NEW LISTING! CENTURY SALSA.
Dance to music by DJ CEBRINA every Friday on a 2500-square-foot sprung floor in the city’s most elegant dance hall! Arrive at 8:30 PM for an introductory Salsa lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM. It's in the West Hall most Fridays, except on 1st Fridays when it's in the Main Ballroom. Open to all ages. $16 covers the lesson and dance, or $10 for the dance alone. 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.

Friday, January 18 and Friday, January 25
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. Admission of $10 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, January 18 and Friday, January 25
FIRST CLASS BALLROOM DANCE PARTY.
Come and enjoy an evening of fun social dancing! Arrive at 7 PM for a beginner's West Coast Swing lesson with TERRY WEST and POLLY THRALL. Then at 8 PM take an introductory lesson (1/18 Tango & Rumba; 1/25 Foxtrot & Swing) then dance to a variety of Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more from 9 to 11 PM with DJ TERRY WEST. 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 8 PM 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, January 18 and Friday, January 25
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, January 18 and Friday, January 25
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY, SWING & A LITTLE EVERYTHING.
Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson (1/18 Salsa; 1/25 East Coast Swing). 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, January 18 and Friday, January 25
BRIORA BALLROOM FRIDAY PARTIES. Arrive at 7:00 PM for a newcomer level group class (1/18 West Coast Swing: 1/25 Waltz). 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. Lesson and dance party is $20 or $15 for the party alone. 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, January 25
SPECIAL EVENT! MASQUERADE XI: DANCING & CABARET IN A 1908 BALLROOM. For the 11th consecutive year, the Century Ballroom hosts what might be the best variety dance imaginable: a 4-hour evening featuring the music of the VALSE CAFÉ ORCHESTRA showcasing chanteuse DINA BLADE and soprano LUCIA NEARE. Expect Swing, Latin, Waltzes, Foxtrots, Quicksteps, Blues and more. Doors open at 8:30 PM with dancing from 9:00 PM to 12:30 AM plus enjoy performances by CABARET d'ARTISTE during two brief band breaks. Only rule: You must wear a mask until the official “unveiling” (masks available at the door for $5). Tickets: $60 until midnight Thursday, January 24. Day-of $70 at the door (if any remain). www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3913474. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine Street, 2nd floor, Seattle. More Info: www.centuryballroom.com/home/events/masquerade-xi.

Friday, January 25
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE. Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson in Foxtrot 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, January 25
ARGENTINE TANGO "MILONGA LaVIDA" SOCIAL DANCE PARTY. Enjoy the fascinating, sensual ballroom dance that originated in Buenos Aires. 8:00pm - Introduction to Tango Class for Absolute Beginners - FREE. 8:30pm - 9:30pm Tango-Nuevo Music with DJ KRISTINA. 9:30pm - Midnight Traditional Music with DJ ANTON. Entrance: $10 (light refreshments provided). 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, January 25
WEST COAST SWING SOCIAL. Arrive at 7:45 PM for an all-levels class West Coast Swing lesson. Then dance from 8:30 to 11 PM. $12 class and dance, $10 dance only ($7 DW students). DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.


SATURDAYS
Saturday, January 19
THIRD SATURDAY SALSA SOCIAL.
Get your groove on Latin style at My World Dance. Arrive at 3:30 PM for a pre-dance lesson, then dance from 4 to 6 PM doing Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Rumba, Cumbia, Cha Cha, Casino Rueda, and more. Instructors/DJs PAMELA JOHNSON and PETER BLAUSTEIN will spin the rhythms for you to dance. Light refreshments are provided. Admission fee of $5 includes the lesson. This dance is held on the 3rd Saturday of every month. 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, January 19
NORTHWEST DANCE.
Arrive at 7:00 PM for a pre-dance workshop in TBA. Then dance from 8:00 to 11:00 PM to the live music of JANET RAYOR AND ROUGE. French music is Rouge‘s specialty. Swing, Waltz and more to zesty recreations of French songs from the 1930’s to 60’s plus moderns—Edith Piaf to Zaz, musettes, gypsy jazz, originals, and dance standards. Chanteuse Janet Rayor’s sensuous voice is supported by the joie de vivre and passion of her group: violinist Brandon Vance, pianist Clayton Murray, and accordionist Toby Hanson! Pure joy dancing to this group! 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.

Saturday, January 19
NEW LISTING! LATE NIGHT KIZOMBA. This dance is held on the third Saturday of every month in Century's West Hall. Dance from 11:00 PM to 1:30 AM to music by DJ FARENJI. Ages 21+. Just $7 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.

Saturday, January 19 and Saturday, January 26
NEW LISTING! CENTURY SWING.
This dance is held every Saturday in Century's West Hall. Arrive at 7:30 PM for an introductory Swing/Lindy Hop lesson, then dance from 8:30 to 11:00 PM to music by DJ BECCA. Ages 21+. $16 covers the lesson and dance, or $9 for the dance alone. 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.

Saturday, January 19 and Saturday, January 26
NEW LISTING!
CENTURY SALSA.
Dance every Saturday in Century's Main Ballroom! January 19 features DJ EDGAR & GUESTS playing All Vinyl Salsa focusing on forgotten, unknown or hard to get songs. January 26 features DJ ISRAEL. Arrive at 8:30 PM for an introductory Salsa lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to 1:30 AM. Ages 21+. $19 covers the lesson and dance, or $13 for the dance alone. 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.


Saturday, January 19 and Saturday, January 26
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, January 19 and Saturday, January 26
DANCING IN THE PARK AT MAGNUSON PARK.
The new DanceSport International studio hosts a class and party from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Start with a lesson (Waltz/Swing on 1/19 & 1/26) at 7:30 PM 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 full schedule visit www.dancesportseattle.com/calendar.html. Call Robert & Monique Hrouda at 206-550-6461 or email RobertHrouda@live.com for more information.

Saturday, January 19 and Saturday, January 26
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. January 19 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Salsa lesson. January 26 features DJ/Instructor RHETT & SHONA POWERS and a Waltz 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, January 19 and Saturday, January 26
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 (1/19 Cha Cha, 1/26 East Coast Swing) followed by a balanced mix of traditional and popular ballroom music from 8 to 10:30 PM. Admission is $12 or free for those who take the $15 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, January 26
MERLY'S VARIETY DANCE.
Come on out for this dance on the fourth Saturday of each month! It's at the Hayloft Dance Hall in Lynnwood, which has a 2,600 square foot hardwood dance floor. Tonight take a basic TBA lesson at 7:00 PM, no partner or experience needed. Then dance from 8:00 to 10:30 PM to music by DJ "M-FORCE" MERLY. She will play a variety of music for all types of dance enthusiasts on an awesome sound system. Fun for singles and couples of all ages. Admission is $12. The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave West, Lynnwood, WA 98037. For more info visit www.HayloftDance.com, email at HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.

Saturday, January 26
USA DANCE TACOMA #1023. Come out for this friendly dance and lesson; all dancer levels welcome. USA Dance Tacoma has dances on the fourth Saturday of each month. Arrive at 7 PM for a lesson in (TBA). Dance from 8 to 10:30 PM to music by DJ TERRY WEST. Enjoy fun dance mixers! Bring your friends for a wonderful evening of dance. Admission is $12 for the lesson and dance; $8 for members. Lakewood Elks, 6313 75th St W, Lakewood (west of 75th and Bridgeport). For more info call 253-307-1499 or email borninusa@yahoo.comor visit www.dancetacoma.org.


SUNDAYS

Sunday, January 20
SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB. Afternoon workshops will be taught by ANGEI KOSTOFF & SOLEMAN KREBS: 2-3:30 PM - Special Workshop: How to Tandem Lead/Follow (One Leader + 2 Followers). 4 PM - Hammerlocks: Not just for the WWE. 5 PM - Something for everyone. There's also a free beginner West Coast Swing lesson upstairs for new folks from 6 to 6:30 PM taught by SCOT McKAY. Dance from 6 to 9:30 PM with DJ SOLEMAN. Dance admission (normally $11 guests/$7 members) included with purchase of any workshop. $50 for all 3 workshops. $25 for 2 PM workshop only. $25 for 4 & 5 PM workshops. $20 for one workshop. 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.SeattleWCSwing.org.

Sunday, January 20 and Sunday, January 27
NEW! SALSA SUNDAYS. Join us for a night of all the Salsa dances! Learn Bachata at 6:30 PM and Salsa at 7:00 PM before the dance party and then practice everything you've learned with other dancers in the dance from 7:30 to 10:00 PM. Enjoy a mix of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue & Zouk. The entire night is just $7. That gets you admission to both classes plus the party. What a deal! Newcomers get free admission! This event is included with all DanceWorks dance passes. DanceWorks, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052. For more info email info@danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595 or visit www.danceworksstudio.com.

Sunday, January 20 and Sunday, January 27
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, January 20 and Sunday, January 27
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. January 20 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Samba lesson. January 27 features DJ/Instructor JACKIE RAATZ 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.

Sunday, January 20 and Sunday, January 27
NEW LISTING! 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 12:30 AM. DJ JO ANN plays on 1/20 and DJ BECCA plays on 1/27. All ages. $9 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.

Sunday, January 20 and Sunday, January 27
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 7:00 and goes until 9:30 PM. Admission is $12. 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, January 27

WALTZ CAFÉ @ THE CENTURY BALLROOM LIVE EDITION. This lively tea dance with live music happens on the fourth 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. Today dance from 12:30 to 3:30 PM to live music by MEN IN BLACK. $15 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 Tin Table restaurant opens at 3 PM with happy hour prices. For more information: Visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.


MONDAYS

Monday, January 21 and Monday, January 28
NEW LOCATION! DANCE ECLECTIC. WE’VE MOVED to THE LATVIAN CENTER. Join us there for class at 6:30, then dance 7:30-9:30. January’s class is Viennese Waltz. It's progressive and drop-in. We start at the very beginning and build on each week 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, Foxtrot, 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. The Latvian Center, 11710 3rd 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, January 21 and Monday, January 28
NEW LISTING! CENTURY SALSA SOCIAL. This dance is held every Monday in Century's West Hall. Dance from 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM to music by DJ LADY DEE. All ages. $8 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.

Monday, January 21 and Monday, January 28
STAR CENTER BALLROOM DANCE.
Come out to Tacoma's beautiful new Star Center for dancing to the music of singer/guitarist 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, January 21 and Monday, January 28
DANCEWORKS STUDIO WEST COAST SWING PRACTICA. 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, January 15 and Tuesday, January 22
KENT DANCE WITH RANDY LITCH.
Dance to every Tuesday on a 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor. Singer/guitarist RANDY LITCH plays Ballroom, Swing, Latin and Soft Rock continuously from 7:30 to 9:30 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.

Tuesday, January 15 and Tuesday, January 22 and Tuesday, January 29
NEW LISTING! CENTURY WEST COAST SWING. This dance is held every Tuesday in Century's Main Ballroom. Dance from 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM to music by DJ KATIE on 1/15, DJ SAMIR on 1/22, and DJ KOICHI on 1/29. All ages. $9 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.

Tuesday, January 15 and Tuesday, January 22 and Tuesday, January 29
NEW LISTING! CENTURY TANGO. This dance is held every Tuesday in Century's West Hall. Dance from 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM to traditional and alternative tandas. 1/15 features music by DJ GREG. Open Roll partners embraced. Ages 21+. $8 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.


Tuesday, January 15 and Tuesday, January 22 and Tuesday, January 29
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, January 29
RON BOLIN @ KENT TUESDAY DANCE. Dance to (and with) yours truly, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. I'll play a wide variety of Swing, Ballroom, Latin, and Rock/Pop music on a wonderful 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood dance floor. I include dance mixers so everyone has a chance to dance and meet new friends. Complimentary refreshments are provided. Plenty of free parking in the large lot. All ages are welcome. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. Admission: Only $4 (donations accepted for snacks). For more info: Visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164. I'll also be playing for the Kent Senior Dance here from 1:15 to 2:15 PM. This is an absolutely FREE dance open to all people 50+.


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, January 16 and Wednesday, January 23 and Wednesday, January 30
NEW LISTING! 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 12:00 AM to music by DJ BEN on 1/16, DJ TRAVIS on 1/23, and DJ TAYLOR on 1/30. Ages 21+. $9 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.

Wednesday, January 16 and Wednesday, January 23 and Wednesday, January 30
NEW LISTING! CENTURY
BACHATA SOCIAL.
This dance is held every Wednesday in Century's West Hall. Arrive at 9:00 PM for and introductory Bachata lesson. Dance from 9:30 PM to 1:00 AM to music by DJ AVN on 1/16 and DJ ALISON on 1/23 and 1/30. All ages. $9 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.

Wednesday, January 16 and Wednesday, January 23 and Wednesday, January 30
WEDNESDAY WEST COAST SWING IN BELLEVUE.
Come out for a fun night of West Coast Swing dancing! At 7:30 PM choose from either a beginner lesson from SCOT McKAY or a lesson from WREN NEWMAN for people who are comfortable with their basics. Then dance from 8:30 to 11 PM to a mix of Blues and Contemporary music with DJ SCOT McKAY. 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, January 16 and Wednesday, January 23 and Wednesday, January 30
MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB.
Arrive at 6:30 PM for a free pre-dance lesson then dance from 7:30 to 10 PM. January 16 features a Nightclub Two-Step lesson and music by MICHAEL & LESLIE. January 23 features a Nightclub Two-Step lesson and music by CASANOVA. January 30 features an East Coast swing lesson and music by singer LOIS ANN MARLER and 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.


THURSDAYS

Thursday, January 17
RON BOLIN @ THE TACOMA ELKS. Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, for dancing on one of the nicest floors in the 4,500 sf hall at the Tacoma Elks' beautiful new building! I'll play a big variety of styles of music for all types of dancing including Swing, Ballroom, Latin, and Rock & Roll. I include dance mixers so everyone has a chance to dance and meet new friends. Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 PM 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, January 17
and Thursday, January 24

ARGENTINE TANGO PRACTICA.
Dance and practice what you've learned on the dance floor with other dancers from 9 to 10 PM. $10 admission or $5 for DWS members, Unlimited Pass holders, and those enrolled in the Argentine Tango Series. DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.

Thursday, January 17 and Thursday, January 24 and Thursday, January 31
NEW LISTING! CENTURY SALSA. This dance is held every Thursday in Century's Main Ballroom. Arrive at 9:00 PM for and introductory Salsa lesson. Dance from 9:30 PM to 1:15 AM to music by DJ VICTOR on 1/17, DJ GUSTAVO on 1/24, and DJ LADY DEE on 1/31. Ages 21+. $9 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.

Thursday, January 24 and Thursday, January 31
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. January 24 features music by singer/guitarist RANDY LITCH. January 31 features music by THE SOUTH SOUND SWING ORCHESTRA. 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.

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