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Updated Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Auburn: Pacific Ballroom Dance December Schedule
Juanita: Seattle Hustle Club Dance
Seattle: Dreamy Waltz Workshop Day
Everett: December Classes & Dances @ First Class Ballroom
Lynnwood: Yes, The Shoe Sale is Happening ... Go Now

Dance Calendar through December 16, 2021


Dear Dancin' Friends,

After nearly two years
the monthly SEATTLE HUSTLE CLUB DANCE returns this Friday! Here are some things you might not know:

1. This is NOT a "one-dance event." VICKI GABRIELLE plays music for a wide variety of dances. I'd expect a few Christmas tunes too!
2. It's NOT a membership type of club, but rather a public dance open to everyone.
3. It's NOT actually in Seattle but rather in Juanita (near Kirkland) with a free parking lot and no "city issues."

JODI FLEISCHMAN and DEAN PATON are also back with a special DREAMY WALTZ WORKSHOP DAY this Sunday at Seattle's Century Ballroom. It's just in time for the holidays ... lots of Christmas songs are Waltzes.

NATASHA SERGIYENKO of FIRST CLASS BALLROOM in Everett has her December schedule out now which includes the December 18 HOLIDAY SHOWCASE and the annual NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY!

ALEX OLIVARES and Auburn's PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE have been back for a while now. Due to the holidays the December schedule is somewhat abbreviated, but check it out and you might find a dance or class you'd like to try. It includes a special MASQUERADE BALL!

The DANCE SHOE SALE
continues through December in Lynnwood. For those of you who dance in regular shoes, I will testify that real dance shoes with "chrome leather" soles will make a notable improvement in your dancing. You will be able to pivot and spin with better control, and unlike finished hard leather or synthetic soles, you can slide without slipping ... plus you won't mark the dance floor!

All the dances and lessons I advertise require masks plus proof of vaccination (or a negative covid test within 72 hours). Covid is currently subsiding in Washington State as you can see at this link. Personally, I'm quite optimistic about the future of dancing now, not just because of the numbers, but mostly because the vast majority of dancers are obeying the safety rules. By doing so, we are helping to avoid another holiday surge ... and to avoid running out of Greek letters for variants: https://fox4kc.com/news/there-are-several-covid-19-variants-you-havent-heard-of.

Scroll down for full details on the above events
plus the new two-week DANCE CALENDAR which will take you into mid December ... nobody knows what happens after that. :)

Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ




PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE DECEMBER SCHEDULE

CLASSES
WEDNESDAYS, DECEMBER 1 - 15
7:30 PM: Salsa/Bachata/Merengue

FRIDAYS, DECEMBER 10 & 17
7:30 PM: Beginner American Foxtrot
8:30 PM: Intermediate American Rumba


Cost: Normally it's $60 per month per class for a 4-week series, but you can drop-in to any class for $20.
Registration: https://pacificballroom.org/adult

SOCIALS
TEA DANCES WEDNESDAYS, 1 - 3 PM (no dances December 22 and 29)
30-minute lesson and 90 minutes of social dancing to brighten your afternoon! $10/person. Light refreshments provided.

LATIN NIGHT WEDNESDAYS @ 8:30 PM (no dances December 22 and 29)
Come dance to the rhythm of your favorite Latin tunes! Enjoy a complementary 20-minute group class and have fun social dancing until 10:00 pm. $10 per person.

EVENTS
MASQUERADE BALL: ADULT SHOWCASE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 7 - 10 PM
Come join us for a fantastic evening full of fabulous dance performances, social dancing, and delicious food and drinks. $35/person. Purchase your tickets at www.PacificBallroom.org.

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



SEATTLE HUSTLE CLUB DANCE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3. After almost two years we are going to dance again! Music and instruction is by VICKI GABRIELLE, who always includes lots of variety. Please bring your mask and proof of vaccination or negative covid test within 72 hours of the dance. Wear your favorite holiday colors to celebrate the season!

7:30 PM - Introductory Hustle lesson, no partner or experience needed
8:15 PM - Intermediate Hustle lesson. Build upon what you learned in the first lesson
9:00 - 11:30 PM: Dance! Hustle, West Coast Swing, Nightclub Two-Step, Waltz, Cha Cha, Nightclub Two-Step, Rumba, and a little Country.


Cost: Lessons $5 each, dance $10, one lesson & dance $12, both lessons & dance $15.
Location: Juanita Community Club, 13027 100th Ave NE, Juanita (near Kirkland).
More Information: Contact Vicki at vjdance@me.com, 206-200-1171 or visit www.seattlehustleclub.com.



DREAMY WALTZ WORKSHOP DAY
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5. Left Foot's Back! Come on out & Waltz! JODI FLEISCHMAN will be teaching intermediate Lyrical & Cross Step Waltz with DEAN PATON at the Century Ballroom.

12:30 to 2:00 pm: Cross-Step Waltz: Secrets to Ease and Flow. A surprisingly easy approach to this gorgeous and versatile variation of waltz, created for slower dance tempos. You’ll refresh your basics, add in check steps, and discover luscious new moves.

2:30 to 4:00 pm: Lyrical Waltz: Adding Drama and Beauty.
Come discover hesitations, "line,” shaping, and creative use of “the pause” as we focus on elegant transitions, sweeping moves and a flash step or two.

Cost: $25 for one/ $40 for both.
Registration: https://dwe9qlaqwlqtw.cloudfront.net or just arrive a bit early and register at the door
More Info: www.LeftFootBoogie.com or https://centuryballroom.com/home/events/dreamy-day-waltz-workshops
Questions:
Email Jodi at Leftfootboogie@gmail.com



DECEMBER CLASSES & DANCES @ FIRST CLASS BALLROOM
TUESDAYS
7:00 PM Newcomer Nightclub Two-Step

THURSDAYS
7:00 PM Samba Line Dance
7:45 PM Newcomer West Coast Swing


FRIDAYS
7:15 PM Salsa
8:00 PM Introductory Class -- 12/3 Foxtrot & Swing; 12/10 Waltz & Cha Cha; 12/17 Tango & Rumba
9:00 - 11 PM Social Dance Party - Fun for everyone!

$15 covers the introductory lesson and dance, or $13 with punch card

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 6 - 8 PM.
HOLIDAY SHOWCASE 2021. Food, drinks and surprises included! $25 advance or $30 at the door. For questions call Natasha at 425-246-8258.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31
NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY!
Mark your calendars. Details will be announced soon or call Natasha at 425-246-8258.

Cost for Classes:
Drop-in $15 or 10-punch card $130
Covid Protocols: Proof of vaccination and a tight-fitting mask. Due to Covid-19 please RSVP us by calling 425-320-3955.
Location: First Class Ballroom, 1216 50th Street SE, Everett, WA 98203
More Information: Visit www.FirstClassBallroom.com or call 425-320-3955



YES, THE SHOE SALE IS HAPPENING ... GO NOW
THROUGH DECEMBER 31.
Consider a fun shopping trip and some new DANCE SHOES! Petticoat Junction Dance Shop's in-store annual SHOE SALE will run through DECEMBER this year! Petticoat Junction is offering some really great deals, and they would love to see you! Some styles are going for just $25! Many styles have been marked down 30-75% from suggested retail. Fun shoes are waiting for you, lots of trendy styles in all heel heights; dance sneakers, special purchases, closeouts, unclaimed special orders, samples ... worth a trip to Lynnwood soon: 14523 Highway 99. Hours & information: The storefront is open Tuesday through Saturday 10-5 except closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Closing at 3pm on Dec 24 & 31st. Other times are available for appointments to accommodate your needs. For such an appointment, don’t hesitate to email with your desired schedule: friends@petticoatjct.com or call Bonnie 425-743-9513.



DANCE CALENDAR THROUGH DECEMBER 16, 2021
HOW TO USE THIS CALENDAR:
Two or more weeks may be listed. Friday dances held only on the first week are listed first, followed by Friday dances held on both weeks, ending with Friday dances held only on the second week ... and so on for each day. Changes and errors can occur, so please check with the contacts listed before attending. It's less than $2 per week to list a weekly dance here. Contact Ron Bolin at Ron@SeattleDanceInfo.com to have your dance included.

By state mandate that went into effect on August 23, masks must be worn at all indoor dances. Dances in King County require vaccinations as of October 25. The primary reason for that is that if you are not fully vaccinated, partner dancing is not safe for you right now. I have not included covid protocols in the listings below, so please contact the dance producer if you have any questions or concerns. Please be aware that covid protocols may not yet be reflected on the websites shown here.


FRIDAYS

Friday, December 3 and Friday, December 10
FIRST CLASS BALLROOM DANCE PARTY. Come and enjoy an evening of fun social dancing! At 8 PM take an introductory lesson (Foxtrot & Swing on 12/3, Waltz & Cha Cha 12/10). 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, or buy a 10-punch card for $130. First Class Ballroom, 1216 50th Street SE, Everett, WA 98203. For more information visit www.FirstClassBallroom.com or call 425-320-3955.

Friday, December 3 and Friday, December 10
EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE. Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson (a Line Dance on 12/3, Cowboy Sha Cha on 12/10). 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, December 10
NOREEN'S HOLIDAY DANCE.
Dress festive! Noreen will include some holiday tunes. No pre-dance lesson tonight. Dance to a variety of Ballroom music from 8:00 to 11 PM. Admission is $15 per person. There is street parking and a lot across the street. Normanna Lodge (Sons of Norway), 2725 Oakes Ave, Everett. For more info contact Noreen at noreenballroom@yahoo.com or visit www.thedancefool.com.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, December 4
NORTHWEST DANCE. Arrive at 7:00 PM for a pre-dance workshop called "Cool Triple-Time Swing Moves" with LILLI ANN CAREY and CLAIRE CAREY. Then dance from 8:00 to 11:00 PM to the live music of BIRCH PEREIRA AND THE GIN JOINTS. The musical roots of this popular Seattle-based quintet grow from all the right places: Americana and Swing, Jazz and Blues, plus soul and vintage Rock ’n’ Roll. But that’s not to say they won’t play a contemporary hit here and there, because they definitely will. 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.

Saturday, December 4 and Saturday, December 11

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, December 4 and Saturday, December 11
ARIA BALLROOM DANCE PARTY.
Join us on our beautiful dance floor on Seattle’s eastside. On 12/4 a special YABBA DABBA DANCE SHOWCASE begins at 4 PM followed by the dance party at 8 PM. On 12/11 an introductory Bachata class begins at 7:15 PM followed by dancing to a balanced mix of traditional and popular ballroom music from 8 to 10:30 PM. Songs for upcoming dances are projected overhead so dancers can plan ahead. From Waltz to Cha-Cha and Foxtrot to West Coast Swing, there is something for every taste. Admission is $15. Aria Ballroom, 15300 NE 95th St, Redmond. For more info, visit www.AriaBallroom.com or contact Aria at info@AriaBallroom.com or 425-867-0777.

Saturday, December 11
SPECIAL LOCATION! USA DANCE TACOMA. Because of the temporary closure of the Lakewood Elks due to internal issues, this dance will be at Pacific Ballroom. Come out for this friendly dance and lesson; all dancer levels welcome. Arrive at 7 PM as RICK GOSSARD teaches a dance lesson (TBA). Then dance from 8 to 10 PM as Rick spins the tunes. 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.


SUNDAYS

Sunday, December 5 and Sunday, December 12
NEW! SUNDAY FUNDAY LINE DANCE. DAVE SERFLING teaches a line dance (Where Oh Where on 12/5, Cold Heart on 12/12) at 11 AM. Then dance to a variety of line dances from about 11:30 AM to 1 PM. For each song played Dave will do a quick walk-through first. Drop in any Sunday for $20 or pay $120 for the entire 8 weeks (11/7 through 12/26). The Rockin' Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave SE, Renton. Ages 18 and over. Alcohol-free atmosphere. For more info: Call 425-255-9211, email rockinhorsedancebarn@gmail.com or visit www.learn2dance4fun.com.


MONDAYS

Monday, December 6 and Monday, December 13
WALTZ ETCETERA.
Dance from 7:30 to 9:30 PM every Monday to a mix featuring lots of Waltz and Blues, plus Swing, Nightclub Two-Step, Foxtrot, and Latin dances. The music is spun by DJ ZACHARIAH. No partner required ... dancers may change partners if so inclined. There's no lesson. $10 cash per person. Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th St, Seattle. Located in a quiet neighborhood, it's a lovely hall with a fine hardwood floor. There's plenty of free street parking all around. Please park courteously, not too close to driveways. Website: www.waltzetc.com.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, November 30 and Tuesday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 14
BRIORA BALLROOM TUESDAY PARTIES. These parties are for Briora VIP Members only - sign up at www.brioravirtual.com which will give you entry into all group classes and parties plus much more! Arrive at 7:00 PM for a dance lesson, then dance to Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music until 8:30 PM. Briora Ballroom is the Seattle area’s most elegant dance venue - a stunning 6500+ square foot facility, featuring two dance floors, a comfortable lounge area, and retail shop. Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. For more info contact Jessica McMorrow at jessica@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, December 1 and Wednesday, December 8 and Wednesday, December 15
WEDNESDAY WEST COAST SWING DANCE. WREN & SCOT have found a great new place ... the Mercer Island VFW Hall! The dance floor is 1,000 square feet. There are high ceilings and double doors on both ends in which they will put fans to increase airflow. At 7 PM take either a beginner WCS lesson with SCOT McKAY or an advanced WCS lesson with WREN NEWMAN. Then dance from 8 - 10:30 PM to a mix of Blues and Contemporary music with DJ SCOT McKAY. $10 for either class. $20 for both dance and class. $12 for dance only. Location: Mercer Island VFW, 1836 72nd Ave SE, Mercer Island. More Info: Contact Wren at WrenHartDance@gmail.com or Scot at tinboy66@hotmail.com or 206-227-4277.

Wednesday, December 1 and Wednesday, December 8 and Wednesday, December 15
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, December 1 and Wednesday, December 8 and Wednesday, December 15
LATIN NIGHT.
Come dance to the rhythm of your favorite Latin tunes! Arrive at 8:30 PM for a 20-minute complementary group class followed by 70 minutes of open dance time. The DJ/instructor is ALEX OLIVARES. Admission is $10/person. Register now by emailing secretary@pacificballroom.org. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St. SW #109, Auburn, WA 98001. Call/Text Alex at 832-388-8141, email alex@pacificballroom.org or visit www.PacificBallroom.org.


THURSDAYS

Thursday, December 2 and Thursday, December 9 and Thursday, December 16
THE JAZZ GEEKS @ THE BELLEVUE HILTON. Dance and dine to live music! Dine and dance from 7 to 9 PM at the Atrium Bar and Grill in the Bellevue Hilton. THE JAZZ GEEKS play Jazz standards and some Blues, offering songs that fit 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. Cost: FREE! Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue. More Info / Questions: Visit www.facebook.com/The-Jazz-Geeks-108654178063154 or text Marjie at 206-909-7586.

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Ron Bolin
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