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Updated Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Seattle: NW Dance "Fall Into Dance" Party
Olympia: Absolutely Ballroom

U-District: 3 New Classes in the U-District
Capitol Hill: Tango for Absolute Beginners

Everett: Salsa Spooktacular & Salsa In Everett Classes
Lakewood: 2nd Annual USA Dance Showcase, Dinner & Dance
Dance Calendar through October 24, 2019


Dear Dancin' Friends,

Last weekend I had a blast DJing for the Queen Anne High School Alumni Homecoming Dance on Saturday at Shilshole and for Mathilda and Brad's Wedding on Sunday in Yelm. Events like these remind me why I became a DJ in the first place!

This Friday I'll be down south again, this time at the Olympia Eagles Grand Ballroom making my DJ debut for ABSOLUTELY BALLROOM www.absolutelyballroomllc.com. I'm looking forward to seeing all my southend friends! Everyone's welcome!

Scroll down for full details on highlighted dances and classes plus the just up-dated complete DANCE CALENDAR.

On a sad note,
former ballroom dancer EMORY JORDAN passed away last Saturday. He was a fine dancer for many years in many Seattle area dance spots.

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




NW DANCE "FALL INTO DANCE" PARTY
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16. Come celebrate with us as we welcome newer dancers to our unique community with this festive dance. We particularly want to encourage new dancers to get out and dance. Please bring finger food to share. Invite your friends and join the fun!

~ Music by DJ SEAN “GATROBOY” DONOVAN and others
~ Dance demonstrations and mixers
~ Prizes, including free dances and dance classes
~ Honor the Northwest Dance Network volunteers
~ Did we mention dancing and fun?


Time: 7:00 to 9:30 PM
Suggested Donation: $5 or more. Free for recent class graduates.
Location: Swedish Club, midway between South Lake Union and Fremont at 1920 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle
More Info: www.NWDance.net



ABSOLUTELY BALLROOM
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18. Olympia, here I come! Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, for my debut appearance at Absolutely Ballroom! I'll play a wide variety of music for dancers including Smooth (Foxtrot, Waltz), Swing (East and West Coast), Latin (Rumba, Cha Cha, Salsa) and more. You'll meet new friends in the Foxtrot dance mixer. KAREN IDEKER has put on these monthly dances since 2011, plus she teaches classes and is an excellent dancer! Everyone's welcome!

Time: 8:00 to 10:30 PM
Cost: $15 at the door
Location: Olympia Eagles Grand Ballroom, 805 4th Avenue E, Olympia, WA 98506 (corner of 4th and Plum)
For more info: Contact Karen at karenideker@comcast.net or 360-280-6885 or visit www.absolutelyballroomllc.com.



3 NEW CLASSES IN THE U-DISTRICT

5 SUNDAYS, OCTOBER 20 - NOVEMBER 24. CLASSES WITH LINDA AND DAVE
4:00 - 5:00PM - Beginning: Singletime Swing. Whadda ya do when the music gets too fast? Switch to singletime! We’ll start at the beginning of this, the world’s most popular swing dance, teaching you the basics, fun new moves, and how to mix this with tripletime swing ... even if you don’t know it!

5:00 - 6:00PM - Intermediate: Easy Lindy Hop. Always wanted to learn Lindy but think you can’t? We’ll start at the beginning of this grandmother of all swing, teach you (all 4) of the basics, some fun easy variations, and keep it low and slow so even mere mortals can learn it. You can do it!
Cost: $78 for either Sunday class. Pre-Registration Required

MONDAY
S, STARTING OCTOBER 21.
DROP-IN CLASS & PRACTICA

Dance! Eclectic’s weekly Monday dance has temporarily morphed into a lesson and practica in the U-District. Drop-in at 7:15 for a lesson then practice and dance 8:00-9:00. Relaxed and informal. No experience, no partner needed. Cost: $10.

Location:
University Heights Community Center, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle
More Info: Linda 206-387-3262, info@DanceEclectic.com, www.danceeclectic.com
Registration: www.danceeclectic.com/classes/class-registration.html



TANGO FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
STARTING THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019.
Take this 8-week class from ILANA & TONY and learn to dance the authentic Argentine Tango in a fun and easy way! No partners required. No dance experience necessary. Includes a class field trip to a Tango club in Seattle. 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
~ Or just want to have fun and meet people!


Dates: Thursdays, October 24 - December 19 (no class on 11/28 Thanksgiving)
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:10 PM: Absolute Beginner's Tango
Cost: $95 for the 8-week series
Registration:
Please e-mail Ilana at seattletango@hotmail.com or call 206-781-9553 (leave your info and we will call you back). Please show up 15 minutes before the first class. We accept cash or check at the door.

Location:
Dance Underground, 340 15th Ave E, Seattle (Capitol Hill)
More Info: Tony & Ilana, 206-781-9553, seattletango@hotmail.com, www.seattletango.com




SALSA SPOOKTACULAR & SALSA IN EVERETT CLASSES
SATURDAY OCTOBER 26. This month's Saturday Salsa Night is Spooktacular! Costumes optional but welcome. All ages. Features DJ ISAIAS, a Tango demo and costume contest!

• 7pm doors
• 7:30-8pm beginner lesson
• 9pm guest demo
• 10pm costume awards
• cover: $8


SUNDAYS in NOVEMBER. Our new 5-week Sunday dance class series begins Nov 10 (dates: Sundays Nov 10, 17, 24, Dec 8, 15)
• 4:30pm salsa level 1
• 5:30pm bachata basics
• 6:30pm salsa level 2.

$75/each 5 week class, or $145 if taking two classes together. $5 discount for early registration (prepayment up to Nov 3). Drop-in $20/hour also available.

Location: 2931 Bond St (one block South of Hewitt and Bond). Lots of street parking.
Email salsaineverett@gmail.com to register, set up payment or with questions.
facebook: www.facebook.com/salsaineverett/
youtube:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCaRfa41uvl4rrqdltvtLx2Q



2nd ANNUAL USA DANCE SHOWCASE, DINNER & DANCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2. USA DANCE TACOMA invites you to this special showcase, dinner and dance! The afternoon features choreographed group performances and local partner dancers ranging from beginning to professional, ballroom to country! Then enjoy dinner followed by dancing to music by DJ TERRY WEST. Your MC will be MELISSA JOHNSON.

3:00 - 6:00 PM: Showcase
6:00 - 7:30 PM: Dinner
7:30 - 10:00 PM: Open Dancing


You are invited and encouraged to perform!
Submit the form found at www.facebook.com/terrywildwildwest/photos/gm.633900773683755/2316394908457969/?type=3&theater&ifg=1.

Cost:
$40 includes everything, or $20 for admission to the Showcase and Dance only, or $12 for the Dance only. Purchase advance tickets by submitting the form at www.facebook.com/terrywildwildwest/photos/p.2219333171497477/2219333171497477/?type=3&theater. We will take admissions at the door but if you want dinner and didn't send in a form, you might not get the prepared dinner and will need to order off of the bar menu.
Location:
Lakewood Elks, 6313 75th St W, Lakewood (west of 75th and Bridgeport).
For more info: Call Bill Barber at 253-224-8244 or email bill1barber@yahoo.com.



DANCE CALENDAR THROUGH OCTOBER 24, 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, October 11
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE.
Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson (Viennese Waltz Basics on 10/11) then dance to a variety of Ballroom music from 8:30 to 11 PM. Admission is $12 or just $6 for first-timers. There is street parking and a lot across the street. Normanna Lodge (Sons of Norway), 2725 Oakes Ave, Everett. For more info contact Noreen at noreenballroom@yahoo.com or visit www.thedancefool.com.

Friday, October 11
CENTURY TANGO.
This dance is on the second Friday of every month in Century's Main Ballroom. Arrive at 9:00 PM for an introductory Argentine Tango lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to 1:00 AM to music by DJ DEBORAH. Ages 21+. Free wine tasting from 7 to10 PM in Century's Tin Table Restaurant! $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, October 11
PERFUME DE TANGO - ARGENTINE TANGO PARTY. Monthly on 2nd Fridays, DanceWorks Studio becomes a Tango Salon! Arrive at 8:15 PM for an all-levels Argentine Tango lesson with PATTY LEVERETT. Then dance to traditional Tango, Milonga & Vals music by GUEST DJ BILL SWAN from 9 PM to Midnight. Dress to impress! You'll be delighted with charming ambiance, lovely refreshments and elegant partners. $13 lesson & dance / $10 dance only / $7 DanceWorks students. DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.

Friday, October 11 and Friday, October 18
BRIORA BALLROOM FRIDAY PARTIES.
Arrive at 7:45 PM for a newcomer level group class. Dance to Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music from 8:30 to 10:00 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 jessica@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.


Friday, October 11 and Friday, October 18
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 contact Rebecca Calvo at 425-417-3489 or Alexandria Hawkins at ah4dance@gmail.com.

Friday, October 11 and Friday, October 18
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, October 11 and Friday, October 18
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 Church of God, 8224 220th SW, Edmonds, WA 98026.

Friday, October 11 and Friday, October 18
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY, SWING & A LITTLE EVERYTHING.
Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson (10/11 Tango, 10/18 Hustle). 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, October 11 and Friday, October 18
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. At 8 PM take an introductory lesson (Waltz & Cha Cha on 10/11, Tango & Rumba on 10/18) 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! Prices: $15 for the 7 PM WCS lesson only, $12 for the 8:00 PM pre-dance lesson and dance, or $20 for everything. First Class Ballroom, 1216 50th Street SE, Everett, WA 98203. For more information visit www.FirstClassBallroom.com or call 425-320-3955.

Friday, October 11 and Friday, October 18
CENTURY SALSA.
Dance to music by DJ CEBRINA 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. $20 covers the lesson and dance, or $12 for the dance alone. Joint cover! 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, October 18
ABSOLUTELY BALLROOM. Olympia, here I come! Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, for my debut appearance at Absolutely Ballroom! I'll play a wide variety of music for dancers including Smooth (Foxtrot, Waltz), Swing (East and West Coast), Latin (Rumba, Cha Cha, Salsa) and more. You'll meet new friends in the Foxtrot dance mixer. KAREN IDEKER has put on these monthly dances since 2011, plus she teaches classes and is an excellent dancer! Everyone's welcome! Time: 8:00 to 10:30 PM. $15 at the door. Olympia Eagles Grand Ballroom, 805 4th Avenue E, Olympia, WA 98506 (corner of 4th and Plum). For more info contact Karen at karenideker@comcast.net or 360-280-6885 or visit www.absolutelyballroomllc.com.

Friday, October 18
OUTDANCING WITH MC KOOP. OutDancing is one of the longest running nights for the LGBTQ social dance community in Seattle. It’s in Century's Main Ballroom. Start at 8:00 PM with a Line Dance lesson. Dance from 8:30 PM to 12:00 AM as Century Ballroom owner 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 just to shake your booty to. Ages 21+. $15 admission. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Friday, October 18
MIXED MUSIC BALLROOM SOCIAL. Arrive at 7:45 PM for an all-levels class (dances rotate). 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.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, October 12
QUEEN ANNE HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI HOMECOMING DANCE. Did you attend Queen Anne High School? Then you won't want to miss this first annual event! Queen Anne High School was torn down after the Class of 1981 graduated, but still has an active alumni association that is putting on this dance. This is an ALL CLASS event and 75 people from graduating classes from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s and their guests have already bought tickets. "Would Be" alums are welcome too! I'll play a variety of fun music including Big Band, Sock Hop Classics, Vintage Rock & Roll, Disco and a few more recent tunes. I'll lead mixers, games and simple line dances. Snacks will be provided (sandwiches and more) catered by Husky Deli plus there will be a no-host bar. 6:00 PM: Social Hour. 7:00 - 10:00 PM: Dance to music by RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. Cost: $25 at the door. Ballard Elks Lodge, 6411 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117. For more info visit www.QAGrizzlies.org.

Saturday, October 12
LEFT FOOT BOOGIE DANCE.
Host JODI FLEISCHMAN invites everyone for a fun evening of Swing, Waltz and more. Arrive at 7:30 PM for a pre-dance "Swanky Swing" lesson. Dance to music by BIRCH PEREIRA & THE GIN JOINTS from 8 to 11 PM. Admission is $15. Come festive and invite your friends. Please bring goodies for the finger-food potluck. Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell. For more info email jodi@leftfootboogie.com or call 206-251-7658 or visit www.leftfootboogie.com.

Saturday, October 12
ARIA BALLROOM DANCE PARTY. The second Saturday of each month features DJ TERRY WEST! Tonight an introductory East Coast Swing class begins at 7:15 PM 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, October 12 and Saturday, October 19

DANCING IN THE PARK AT MAGNUSON PARK. The new DanceSport International studio hosts a class and party from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. It starts with a dance lesson at 7:30 PM (Waltz & Swing on 10/12, Tango & Rumba on 10/19) followed by dancing from 8:30 to 10:30 PM. Take the lesson for $12 and the dance is free...dance-only admission is $12, so take the lesson! DanceSport International, 6344 NE 74th St, Suite #105 Seattle, WA 98115. For the full schedule visit www.dancesportseattle.com. Call Robert & Monique Hrouda at 206-550-6461 or email RobertHrouda@live.com for more information.


Saturday, October 12 and Saturday, October 19
SONG SCOUT SATURDAYS. Start with your choice of either a Basics and Beyond or an Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson at 8 PM. Dance 9 PM to Midnight+. Dance 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, October 12 and Saturday, October 19
PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE.
Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn is well-known for teaching kids, but also has events for adults! Check it out this Saturday. Start with a pre-dance lesson from 7 to 8 PM then dance from 8 to 10 PM to a variety of Ballroom music. October 12 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Foxtrot lesson. October 19 features DJ/Instructor TBA and a Salsa 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, October 12 and Saturday, October 19
CENTURY SWING.
This dance is held 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 LAURA on 10/12 and DJ BECCA and 10/19. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. Ages 21+. 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, October 12 and Saturday, October 19
CENTURY SALSA. Dance every Saturday in Century's Main Ballroom! 10/12 features live music by CHARLY HERNANDEZ and is a CD release party. That night $23 covers the lesson and dance, or $15 for the dance alone. DJ EDGAR & GUESTS play All Vinyl on 10/19 focusing 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. Ages 21+. That night $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, October 19
LATE NIGHT BACHATA.
Now held on the first and third Saturdays of every month in Century's West Hall. Dance from 11:00 PM to 1:30 AM to music by DJ TBA. Ages 21+. Just $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.

Saturday, October 19

NORTHWEST DANCE NETWORK. Arrive at 7:00 PM for a pre-dance workshop taught by WINFIELD HOBBS. Then dance from 8:00 to 11:00 PM to the live music of THE POLITE SOCIETY JAZZ BAND. They play both sweet and hot, mixing together Chicago-style swing, classic New Orleans sound, some blues, of course, and even a few waltzes.  Come enjoy a great evening of music and dancing! 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, October 19
ARIA BALLROOM DANCE PARTY.
Join us on our beautiful dance floor on Seattle’s eastside for our most popular weekly dance party. An introductory class begins at 7:15 PM (Foxtrot on 10/19) 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.



SUNDAYS

Sunday, October 13
SPECIAL EVENT! MAIA SANTELL AND HOUSE BLEND
present SUNDAY SWING at THE LAKEWOOD ELKS. Open to the public. Everyone welcome! Maia and the band will perform a mix of Swing (WCS and ECS), Latin and Ballroom, with an extra dash of blues, rhythm & blues, Motown, country and rock n' roll for your dancing and listening pleasure. Spacious dance floor. Lounge / Bar is open for food and drink purchases. 4 to 7 PM, $7 at the door. Lakewood Elks, 6313 75th St. West, Lakewood, WA 98499. For more info: Contact Maia at Santellswings@comcast.net.


Sunday, October 13

NORTHWEST WESTERN SWING MUSIC SOCIETY.
Join the fun on the second Sunday of each month! FREE dance lesson from 12 to 12:45 PM. Then dance from 1 to 5 PM to a variety of live Western Swing music (Two-Step, Latin, Polka, early Swing and Waltz) for a $2/non-member donation (no cost to NWWSMS members). TBA will perform the first two hours, followed by jam bands. The Society promotes the preservation of America's Western Swing roots music (the State Music of Texas). Food is available. Lynnwood Eagles, 19223 Hwy 99. The 2nd week of August the Society hosts a Western Swing music camp and festival at the Historic Enumclaw Field House. Additional information at www.nwwsms.com or on Facebook under Northwest Western Swing Music Society.

Sunday, October 13
GREATER OLYMPIA DIXIELAND JAZZ SOCIETY.
Dance to the live music of TBA from 1 to 4:00 PM. Admission is $14 (free 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 or visit www.olyjazz.com.

Sunday, October 13
WALTZ CAFÉ @ THE CENTURY BALLROOM — DJ'd EDITION. This afternoon dance features music by DJ HALLIE KUPERMAN 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. $18 covers everything or $10 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. 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.


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

Sunday, October 13 and Sunday, October 20
ARIA BALLROOM SUNDAY DANCE. Join us every Sunday on our beautiful dance floor on Seattle’s eastside dancing to music by Hall of Fame DJ TERRY WEST! There is no pre-dance lesson on Sundays so the dance starts right at 7:00 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, October 13 and Sunday, October 20
PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. Start with a pre-dance lesson from 6 to 7 PM then dance from 7 to 9 PM to a variety of Ballroom music. October 13 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Waltz lesson. October 20 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Viennese 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.

Sunday, October 13 and Sunday, October 20
SUNDAY SWING @ CENTURY BALLROOM. This dance is held 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 KAYLEAH plays on 10/13. THE JEN HODGE ALL STARS play live music on 10/20. All ages. $10 covers everything ($15 on live music nights). 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, October 20

SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB. Afternoon workshops will be taught by JEN MALCOLM and ALPHA VO at 1:30 PM, 4PM and 5 PM. See website for workshop pricing and details. There's also a beginner West Coast Swing lesson upstairs for new folks from 6 to 6:30 PM. Dance from 6 to 9:30 PM with DJ SAMIR. Dance-only admission is $11 for guests ($7 for members) and includes the beginner class. 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.


MONDAYS

Monday, October 14
and Monday, October 21

CENTURY SALSA SOCIAL. This dance is held in Century's West Hall. Dance from 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM to music by DJ LADY DEE. All ages. $9 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, October 14 and Monday, October 21
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, October 14 and Monday, October 21
DANCEWORKS STUDIO WEST COAST SWING SOCIAL.
Dance to West Coast Swing music from 9 to 10:30 PM. $10 admission ($5 DW students). DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. Visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.

Monday, October 14 and Monday, October 21
UPDATE! DANCE ECLECTIC'S weekly dance has temporarily morphed into a lesson and practica in the U-District while we wait for our Northgate dance floor to cure. Now ’til January, come at 7:15 for a beginner-friendly, all-levels, drop-in lesson in our Latin series — Salsa, Intro to Tango or Rumba. Then dance, 8:00-9:00 with friendly dancers of all experience levels, “dance-shopping” what we just learned or any dance you want to know more about. We’ll keep it relaxed and informal, playing music by request, offering trouble-shooting, mini-lessons and free dancing. Take exit 169 from I-5, we’re easy to get to, free parking. For directions go to: http://www.danceeclectic.com/maps-transportation--parkin/index.html. University Heights Community Center, 5031 University Way NE, 98105. Cost: $10. For more info: Email info@DanceEclectic.com or visit www.DanceEclectic.com.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, October 8
SOUND OF SWING BIG BAND DANCE.
Dance to BELLEVUE'S SOUND OF SWING BIG BAND a 19-piece Big Band playing a variety of music including Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Rumba, and Cha Cha, among others. Enjoy dancing on a 3,000 sq. ft. floor. Beginners and all ages are welcome and no partner is needed. Plenty of free parking close to the door. It's from 1:00 to 3:00 PM and admission is just $3.00 per person. North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148 Ave NE, Bellevue. For more info: Contact Mark Colbert at 425-530-7783 or colbertmark@msn.com.

Tuesday, October 15 and Tuesday, October 22
KENT DANCE WITH RANDY LITCH. Dance 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 beverages! Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. Admission is only $4 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, October 15 and Tuesday, October 22
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 ROBB on 10/8, DJ LIA on 10/15, and DJ KATIE on 10/22. All ages. $10 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, October 15 and Tuesday, October 22
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 by DJ GREG on 10/8, DJ SEMEON KUKORMIN on 10/15, and DJ SAEED on 10/22. Open Roll partners embraced. Ages 21+. $10 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, October 15 and Tuesday, October 22
ARGENTINE TANGO PRACTICA. The practice session for all! Practice makes perfect. It takes time to embody what you have learned in your Argentine Tango classes, so why not help yourself absorb it all by coming to our Tango Practica? Weekly attendance is the guaranteed road towards rapid progress. 7:30 PM Tango Level 2-3 Class (drop-in $18). 8:30 - 10:30 PM Tango Practica. Entrance: $5 or free with Absolute Beginner Level 1 Series. LaVida Dance Studio, 11961 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info: Call 425-643-LIFE(5433), email info@lavidastudio.com or visit www.LaVidaStudio.com.


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, October 16
JUST ADDED! NW DANCE "FALL INTO DANCE" PARTY.
Come celebrate with us as we welcome newer dancers to our unique community with this festive dance. We particularly want to encourage new dancers to get out and dance. Please bring finger food to share. Invite your friends and join the fun!
~ Music by DJ SEAN “GATROBOY” DONOVAN and others ~ Dance demonstrations and mixers ~ Prizes, including free dances and dance classes ~ Honor the Northwest Dance Network volunteers ~ Did we mention dancing and fun? Time: 7:00 to 9:30 PM. Suggested Donation: $5 or more. Free for recent class graduates. Location: Swedish Club, midway between South Lake Union and Fremont at 1920 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle. More Info: www.NWDance.net.

Wednesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 23
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. 10/9 features DJ JOHNNA. 10/16 features DJ BECCA. 10/23 features DJ ADAM. Ages 21+. $10 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, October 16 and Wednesday, October 23
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. 10/9 features DJ SHARISSE.10/16 & 10 23 feature DJ ALISON. All ages. $10 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, October 16 and Wednesday, October 23
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, October 16 and Wednesday, October 23
MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB. Arrive at 6:30 PM for a free pre-dance lesson, then dance from 7:30 to 10 PM. 10/9 features a Tango lesson and music by MICHAEL & LESLIE. 10/16 features an East Coast Swing lesson and music by MICHAEL & LESLIE. 10/23 features an East Coast Swing lesson and music by MICHAEL & LESLIE. 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, October 17 and Thursday, October 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, October 17 and Thursday, October 24
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 GUSTAVO on 10/10, DJ VICTOR on 10/17, and live music by TUMBAO on 10/24. Ages 21+. $10 covers everything ($15 on live music nights). 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, October 17 and Thursday, October 24
TACOMA ELKS DANCE. Come out for the Thursday dance at the Tacoma Elks' beautiful new building! Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 PM on one of the nicest dance floors for ballroom dancing in their 4500 sf hall. 10/10 features MICHAEL & LESLIE. 10/17 features MICHAEL LANGDON. 10/24 features RANDY LITCH. 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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