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Updated Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Seattle: Seattle Swing Dance Class - Level 1
Redmond: Groovy '60s Theme Party
Redmond: West Coast Swing All-Nighter
Kirkland: The Dancin' DJ @ LaVida
Seattle: Richard Powers Dance Weekend
Seattle: Swing & Vision Workshop
Seattle: Folklife Performance Classes - Swing & Waltz

Lake City: News from Linda Townsend & Dance Eclectic
Auburn: New Classes with Rick Gossard
Tacoma: Star Center Ballroom Dance
Lake Forest Park: Rainy City Riff Raff @ Third Place Commons
Taiwan: Taiwan Tour with Dancing and Dragon Boat Festival

Dance Calendar through April 26, 2018


Dear Dancin' Friends,

I miss teaching!
Yes, it's true that the past several months I've been slacking off and not had a lot of teaching gigs. But here are a couple of fun one-night-stands ... uh ... you know what I mean.

1. This Friday, April 20: THE DANCIN' DJ @ LaVIDA. Join me at LaVida Studio's new location in Kirkland at the Totem Lake exit. I'll teach an Introduction to West Coast Swing lesson at 7:30 PM, no partner or experience needed. WCS is my favorite dance! Then I'll DJ for the party until Midnight playing lots of WCS plus variety ... feel free to request your favorites!

2. Saturday, April 28.
Join me for a fun and easy Jitterbug Swing lesson at 6:00 PM at Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park. This classic type of Swing is great for up-tempo Big Band, Rock & Roll and more. I'll play a few songs for you to practice prior to RAINY CITY RIFF RAFF taking the stage. It's always a big crowd and the whole evening is completely FREE!


Two other special parties
are also this Friday: the GROOVY '60s THEME PARTY at Briora and the WEST COAST SWING ALL-NIGHTER at DanceWorks, both in Redmond. Actually since the all-nighter goes all night, you could go there after one of the other Friday parties ... but don't forget your jammies!

Tomorrow (Wednesday, April 18)
will be the very first Level 1 SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLASS put on by the SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB. Successive levels will be offered in coming months. If you want to really learn West Coast Swing, sign up now!

Next week is the start of seven NEW CLASSES WITH RICK GOSSARD at PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE in Auburn. Beginning classes this round include Foxtrot/Waltz, West Coast Swing and International Rumba. Rick also has public dances every Saturday and Sunday.

Good news!
This weekend's RICHARD POWERS WORKSHOPS are pretty well balanced now! But they're almost full too, so register ASAP if you want to be a part of this popular annual event. This year it covers both Swing and Waltz.

JODI FLEISCHMAN starts her annual SWING AND WALTZ FOLKLIFE PERFORMANCE CLASSES this Sunday plus offers special SWING AND VISION workshops along with CHRIS YEE this Saturday.

Scroll down for full details
on all of the above and other dance events. The complete DANCE CALENDAR is at www.SeattleDanceInfo.com.

Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ




SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLASS - LEVEL 1
STARTS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2018. The former "Step-by-Step" lessons put on by the SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB have the new name "Seattle Swing Dance Class" because SSDC realizes that West Coast Swing has evolved and so have teaching styles. No longer will we be exclusively teaching the Skippy Blair method, but we will also embrace the newer styles being taught today.

This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of West Coast Swing from square one! Level 1 will be taught by REBECCA SAVOCA and REG BEASON who are all-stars on the national WCS circuit and have been teaching for many years. Subsequent levels will be offered in coming months.

Dates/Times: Five Wednesdays, April 18 - May 16, 7:30 to 9:30 PM (2 hours each)
Cost: $70 SSDC members, $95 non-members, $50 for ages 17 and under. Join SSDC now for only $10 with benefits through June 2018.
Location: Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave E, Seattle
Information: Karen Zinski: karen@seattlewcswing.org

What to do: First go to this page to join SSDC for $10: http://seattleswingdanceclub.com/membership/. Then go to this page http://seattleswingdanceclub.com/west-coast-swing-university/ and scroll down to sign up for the class.



GROOVY '60s THEME PARTY
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 7:45 PM. This party is going to be hip, happening and utterly groovy! Dress your inner flower child in tie dye and bell-bottoms, and come enjoy light refreshments, lively mixers, social dancing, and a performance by Briora staff!

Cost: $20 at the door, $15 in advance. You can pre-register by calling 425-641-5123, or by going to this link: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=26865 (Select ONLINE STORE, PARTIES, and THEMED DANCE PARTY).

Location: Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. Briora Ballroom is Redmond's most exciting new dance venue - a stunning, air-conditioned 6500+ square foot facility, featuring two dance floors, a comfortable lounge area, and a retail shop. Free parking in the lot. For more info, contact info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.



WEST COAST SWING ALL-NIGHTER
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 7:45 PM. Join the pajama partaaaaay! DanceWorks Studio is hosting a West Coast Swing All-Nighter. We are combining forces with MIKE CARRINGER and hosting his 3rd Friday West Coast Swing night at DanceWorks and making it an ALL-NIGHTER! Wear your pajamas and dance until you drop! DJ KOICHI will be gracing us with his presence. Bring your midnight munchies, sleeping bags, pillows, blowup mattresses, or whatever you want for our West Coast Swing sleepover!

7:45 PM: All-levels WCS class with ZA THOMAIER
8:30 PM: WCS dancing with DJ KOICHI


Cost: $15 admission includes open class and all-night dancing!
Location: DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond.
For more info: Visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.




THE DANCIN' DJ @ LaVIDA
FRIDAY, APRIL 20.
This fun evening starts off with an Introduction to West Coast Swing class taught tonight by yours truly, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. This is a drop-in class with no partner or experience needed. Even if you do have some experience you'll learn something new and meet some new friends! Then I'll play music for dancing until midnight: lots of WCS plus I'm always happy to take your requests for any style of music. If you've never been to LaVida's new location in Kirkland this is a great chance to check out the beautiful space, great floor, awesome stereo system and very friendly atmosphere.

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Introduction to West Coast Swing
8:30 PM - Midnight: Dance Party Social

Cost: $18 lesson and dance, $10 dance only
Location: 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



RICHARD POWERS DANCE WEEKEND
APRIL 20 - 22. RICHARD POWERS, professor of dance at Stanford University and ANGELA AMARILLAS are back in Seattle! Richard will teach a hybrid cross-over weekend of Waltz and Swing, exchanging elements of each!

Richard has been teaching contemporary and historic social dance for 40 years. He leads workshops around the world and is a full-time instructor at Stanford University’s Dance Division. Richard’s emphasis is on flexible attentive partnering, creativity, developing one’s personal style, and the ability to adapt to the dancing styles of various partners. Whether you consider yourself a Swing dancer or a Waltz dancer your dancing will benefit from this weekend of learning and fun.

General Information:
• When: Friday through Sunday, April 20 - 22.
• Locations: Saturday and Sunday workshops at Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th Street, Seattle. Friday night dance and workshop at Seattle Central College Activity Center at 1718 Broadway. Sunday Waltz Café at Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine.
• Cost: $155 - $175 includes warm up sessions, 6 workshops, 3 dances, catered lunch, and talk
• Prerequisite: Participants should be confident with the basics of Swing and Waltz. This is not a workshop for beginners.

Registration:
To assure your immediate confirmation, register early and register with a “dance buddy.” A dance buddy is simply someone who is dancing the other role – leading if you’re following or vice versa. This carries no social obligation but helps insure that everyone has a partner during the workshops. Be sure to indicate the name of your dance buddy when you register.
For more information or to register: www.nwdance.net or email marketing@nwdance.net



SWING & VISION WORKSHOP
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 10 AM to 2 PM. Spring is in Full Swing ... what an incredible time to celebrate new beginnings! Join JODI FLESICHMAN and CHRIS YEE in a Dance AND Vision workshop that will Ignite your spark to live life full out!

10:00 - 11:00 am: Swing Dance Workshop. Some basic Swing experience needed. Learn 3 tools to inject joy and fun into your dancing!

11:00-12:00pm: Lunch together. Light snacks provided. Bring additional food for yourself and/or to share if you wish.

12:00 - 2:00pm: Vision Workshop. An interactive workshop where you will access the highest authority in your life: YOU! Learn daily healthy habits to keep your mind, body, and spirit in tip top shape. Learn skills that will harness your life's purpose and the prosperity you deserve!


Location: Phinney Center, Rm 7, 6532 Phinney Ave North, Seattle 98103​
Cost: $50 for all day. $30 for Vision Workshop alone (come for lunch either way)
Bring: Paper, pen, comfortable shoes and clothes, food, water bottle, an open mind, intention to experience Joy, willingness to get Curious.
Questions? Contact Chris at Chris.yee@lifeabundantconsulting.com or 206-595-8116



FOLKLIFE PERFORMANCE CLASSES - SWING & WALTZ
STARTING SUNDAY, APRIL 22. Join the fun at the Folklife this year by performing fun Swing and/or Waltz routines with JODI FLEISCHMAN and friends! Learn fancy pants moves. Enjoy coffee & good friends.

SWING SWING SWING! 12 hours of joy-filled Swing dancing. BOOM! Keepin it joy- filled & simple this year! Done to the song Hoodle Addle: https://gordonwebstermusic.bandcamp.com/track/hoodle-addle. Taught by Mark & Jodi.
Dates/Times:
Sundays, April 22, 29, May 13, 20, 27, 1 to 3 pm plus Saturday, April 28, 1-3 pm. Folklife performance on Monday afternoon, May 28
Location: Phinney Center, Rm 7, 6532 Phinney Ave North, Seattle.
Cost: $125 or do both Swing and Waltz for $175

WALTZ-A-POPPIN'! 12 hours of joy-filled Waltz dancing. Laughter, glide & swoosh! This year the goal is: Ease, Joy, Simplicity. Taught by Jodi & Judy.
Dates/Times: Sundays, April 22, 29, May 13, 20, 27, 3 to 5 pm plus Saturday, April 28, 11 am - 1 pm. Folklife performance on Monday afternoon, May 28
Location: Phinney Center, Rm 7, 6532 Phinney Ave North, Seattle.
Cost: $125 or do both Swing and Waltz for $175

For more info:
Email LeftFootBoogie@gmail.com or call 206-251-7658 or visit www.leftfootboogie.com



NEWS FROM LINDA TOWNSEND & DANCE ECLECTIC
MONDAYS, APRIL 23 & 30. We’re running a special at our DANCE IN LAKE CITY every Monday through the end of April. The special is for dancers new to our dance — just $5 for the class or the dance, or both. We'll be teaching Walking Blues — a simple walking dance that’s easy and fun for beginners — or it can be highly creative for experienced dancers — done to bluesy music with a strong 4/4 beat. The class is progressive and drop-in, no pre-registration necessary. Come when you can, pay only for classes you take. Then dance Swing, Waltz, One Step/Blues, 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.

6:30 - 7:30 PM: Walking Blues Class
7:30 - 9:30 PM: Variety Dance


Cost: $5 for new attendees ($10 for others) covers the class and dance
Location: Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE Seattle, 98125.
For more info: Email LINDA TOWNSEND WEST at info@DanceEclectic.com or visit www.DanceEclectic.com.



NEW CLASSES WITH RICK GOSSARD
It's time to sign up for the next 5-week Adult Class Series with RICK GOSSARD at Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn. No partner necessary.

MONDAYS, APRIL 23 MAY 21
7:30 PM – Beginning Foxtrot/Waltz
8:30 PM – Intermediate Rumba/Cha Cha


WEDNESDAYS, APRIL 25 MAY 23

7:00 PM – Beginning West Coast Swing
8:00 PM – Intermediate East Coast Swing
9:00 PM – Advanced Samba


FRIDAYS, APRIL 27 MAY 25
7:00 PM – Intermediate American Tango
8:00 PM –
Beginning International Rumba

Notes: Intermediate and Advanced classes require prerequisites – you must contact the instructor for any exceptions.
Cost: $55 person/$95 couple if you register early online at www.pacificballroom.org/adult. At door $60 person/$100 couple. Single class drop-in $15.
Location:
Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St SW, Auburn. Easy Freeway Access and Plenty of Free Parking
Questions: Contact Rick Gossard at Rick@pacificballroom.org or 425-451-4815



STAR CENTER BALLROOM DANCE
MONDAY, APRIL 23 and EVERY MONDAY. Tacoma's beautiful new Star Center presents singer/guitarist RANDY LITCH! Dance to Randy's music every Monday from 1 to 3 PM. He plays a wide variety including Ballroom, Swing, Latin, Waltz, Country and Soft Rock music.

Cost: Just $5.
Location: 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.



RAINY CITY RIFF RAFF @ THIRD PLACE COMMONS
SATURDAY, APRIL 28. This FREE dance draws a big, fun-loving crowd each time! Yours truly, RON BOLIN, will get you ready for the dance floor with a fun and upbeat lesson in Swing. All ages welcome, no partner needed. Just gather in front of the stage at 6:00 PM. After the lesson I'll play a few songs for you to practice to. Then the popular 8-piece band RAINY CITY RIFF RAFF plays a variety of fun music ranging from In The Mood to Uptown Funk. Check out their repertoire at www.RainyCityRiffRaff.com/playlist.

6:00 - 7:00 PM: Free Swing Lesson with RON BOLIN
7:30 - 9:30 PM: Dance to RAINY CITY RIFF RAFF


Cost: FREE!
Location:
Third Place Commons Stage, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, 98155. In Lake Forest Park Towne Centre at Bothell Way NE & Ballinger Way NE. Location Phone: 206-366-3333
For more info: Visit www.ThirdPlaceCommons.org/calendar.



TAIWAN TOUR WITH DANCING AND DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
JUNE 14 - 22, 2018. Join SHANEL HSU and dancing friends for a 9-day tour of Taiwan!

~ Kaohsiung City welcome party
~ 8 nights at 3~4 star hotels (double occupancy)
~ 3 meals daily
~ Bus tours of various cities from Southern Taiwan to the northern city of Taipei
~ Ballroom dancing at various nightclubs
~ Love River Dragon Boat Contest and Street Fair (June 17 & 18)
~ Famous Great Monastery Temple at Fo Guang Shan
~ Night Market
~ Karaoke farewell dinner in Taipei on June 21


Optional: Seeking male and female high school and college students plus adults up to 60 years old to be on our team for the International Dragon Boat Contest. The Seattle Dragon Boat Association’s coach will train you 1~2 times weekly starting in April.

Cost: $1200 ... mention Ron Bolin's email and get $50 off. You are responsible for you own airfare. We suggest Canada Air (cheaper than Eva Air). Arrive on June 14 at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) - we’ll pick you up. No VISA necessary, just US passport.
More Info: Julie Weeks: 425-691-9817. Shanel Hsu (Global Cultural Student Exchange Foundation): 206-235-7606. Or email Ron at Ron@SeattleDanceInfo.com.



DANCE CALENDAR THROUGH APRIL 26, 2018

HOW TO USE THIS CALENDAR:
UP TO 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, April 20
THE DANCIN' DJ @ LaVIDA. This fun evening starts off at 7:30 PM with an Introduction to West Coast Swing class taught by yours truly, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. This is a drop-in class with no partner or experience needed. Even if you do have some experience you'll learn something new and meet some new friends! Then I'll play music for dancing from 8:30 PM until midnight: lots of WCS plus I'm always happy to take your requests for any style of music. If you've never been to LaVida's new location in Kirkland this is a great chance to check out the beautiful space, great floor, awesome stereo system and very friendly atmosphere. $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, April 20
SPECIAL EVENT! GROOVY '60s THEME PARTY. 7:45 PM. This party is going to be hip, happening and utterly groovy! Dress your inner flower child in tie dye and bell-bottoms, and come enjoy light refreshments, lively mixers, social dancing, and a performance by Briora staff! Starts at 7:45 PM. $20 at the door, $15 in advance. You can pre-register by calling 425-641-5123, or by going to this link: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=26865 (Select ONLINE STORE, PARTIES, and THEMED DANCE PARTY). Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. For more info, contact info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.

Friday, April 20
SPECIAL EVENT! WEST COAST SWING ALL-NIGHTER. Join the pajama partaaaaay! We are combining forces with MIKE CARRINGER and hosting his 3rd Friday West Coast Swing night at DanceWorks and making it an ALL-NIGHTER! Wear your pajamas and dance until you drop! DJ KOICHI will be gracing us with his presence. Bring your midnight munchies, sleeping bags, pillows, blowup mattresses, or whatever you want for our West Coast Swing sleepover! 7:45 PM: All-levels WCS class with ZA THOMAIER. 8:30 PM: WCS dancing with DJ KOICHI. $15 admission includes open class and all-night dancing! DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info: Visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.

Friday, April 20
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY, SWING & A LITTLE EVERYTHING. Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson (Nightclub Two-Step on April 20). 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, April 20
DANCEWORKS STUDIO VARIETY DANCE. Arrive at 7:45 PM for an all-levels class (East Coast Swing with TANDY LUCAS on April 20). Then dance from 8:30 to 11 PM to a variety of music. $12 class and dance, $10 dance only ($5 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, April 20
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, April 20
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, April 20
FIRST CLASS BALLROOM. Come and enjoy an evening of fun social dancing with DJ TERRY WEST. Arrive at 8 PM for an introductory lesson (Waltz and Cha Cha on April 13, Tango and Rumba on April 20) 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! $12 covers the 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, April 20
USA DANCE BELLINGHAM FABULOUS FORTIES DANCE.
Dances are now on the third Friday of every month at The Majestic. Tonight arrive at 7:15 PM for a pre-dance East Coast Swing lesson with ASTA. Then dance to live music by the SWING DANCE CONNCETION BIG BAND 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.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, April 14
LEFT FOOT BOOGIE DANCE. Host JODI FLEISCHMAN invites everyone for a fun evening of Swing, Waltz, Nightclub Two-Step, Salsa and Rumba. Arrive at 7:30 PM for a pre-dance lesson in the Swing line dance the Shim Sham. Dance to live music by THE JUKEHOUSE HOUNDS 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, April 14
ARIA BALLROOM DANCE PARTY. The second Saturday of each month features DJ TERRY WEST! Tonight an introductory Foxtrot class begins at 7:15 PM followed by a balanced mix of traditional and popular ballroom music from 8 to 11 PM. Admission is $10 or free for those who take the 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, April 14

Corrected listing. SPECIAL EVENT! SPRING SHOWCASE POTLUCK PARTY. The new DanceSport International studio hosts a class and party every Saturday, but tonight is special! Enjoy an evening of dancing and food (please bring an item to share) plus dance performances from students and professionals. It's from 7:30 to 11 PM. Admission is $20 per person. DanceSport International, 6344 NE 74th St, Suite #105 Seattle, WA 98115. For the schedule visit www.dancesportseattle.com/calendar.html, call Robert & Monique Hrouda at 206-550-6461 or email RobertHrouda@live.com for more information.

Saturday, April 14 and Saturday April 21
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. April 14 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Salsa lesson. April 21 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Bolero 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, April 14 and Saturday April 21
SONG SCOUT SATURDAYS. Start with your choice of either a Basics and Beyond or an Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson at 8 PM. (April 21 features two MICHAEL KIELBASA Workshops at 7 & 8 PM plus Open J&J Competition at 10:30 PM with $800 in prizes). 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, April 21
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 April 21
Corrected listing. 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 and Swing on April 21) 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 schedule visit www.dancesportseattle.com/calendar.html, call Robert & Monique Hrouda at 206-550-6461 or email RobertHrouda@live.com for more information.

Saturday, April 21
NORTHWEST DANCE. The dance tonight is part of the Richard Powers Waltz and Swing weekend (see above) ... but everyone is welcome! Arrive at 7:00 PM to learn the South African Sokkie with RICHARD POWERS and ANGELA AMARILLAS. Then dance from 8:00 to 11:00 PM to live music by THE VALSE CAFÉ ORCHESTRA with DINA BLADE. Enjoy Waltz, Swing, Foxtrot, One-Step, Polka, Two-Step and Tango. The late Artistic Director of Valse Café, Susan Balshor stated, “Our goal always is to create romantic evenings of fantasy and pleasure.” 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 April 21
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 (Hustle on April 21) followed by a balanced mix of traditional and popular ballroom music from 8 to 11 PM. Admission is $10 or free for those who take the 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, April 15
SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB. Afternoon workshops will be taught by PHOENIX GREY. 2:00 - 3:30 PM: Role to Role, Back to Back. Lead/Follow Switching. (special add on $20 or $15 for members). 4 PM: Cooperative Dancing: Tools That Will Make Your Partner Love You. 5 PM: Whip it Right... Whip it Left. 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 PHOENIX GREY. Admission for the 4 and 5 PM workshops is $30 for guests ($20 for SSDC members), and includes the dance. Dance only admission is $11. Special location: Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St, Seattle. Contact SSDC at ssdcmail@gmail.com or visit www.SeattleWCSwing.org.

Sunday, April 15 and Sunday, April 22
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 PM. Admission is $10. 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, April 15 and Sunday, April 22
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, April 15 and Sunday, April 22
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. April 15 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Waltz lesson. April 22 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Hustle 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, April 22
WALTZ CAFÉ @ THE CENTURY BALLROOM.
This lively tea dance occurs twice 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 THE VALSE CAFÉ ORCHESTRA. $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 ballroom’s Tin Table restaurant opens at 3 PM with Happy Hour prices. For more information: Visit www.Century Ballroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.


MONDAYS

Monday, April 16 and Monday, April 23
DANCE IN LAKE CITY.
Join us for class at 6:30, then dance 7:30-9:30. Class is progressive and drop-in. We start at the very beginning of a dance style and build on that 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, 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. Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE Seattle, 98125. $10 covers class and dance. April special just for people new to our dance: just $5 for the whole evening. For more info email LINDA TOWNSEND WEST at info@DanceEclectic.com or visit www.DanceEclectic.com.

Monday, April 16 and Monday, April 23
STAR CENTER BALLROOM DANCE.
Come out to Tacoma's beautiful new Star Center for dancing to the music of 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, April 16 and Monday, April 23
DANCEWORKS STUDIO WEST COAST SWING NIGHT. Choose from either a Level 1 or Level 3 West Coast Swing lesson at 7:45 PM. Then 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, April 17 and Tuesday, April 24
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, April 17 and Tuesday, April 24
KENT DANCE. Dance to live music every Tuesday on a 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor. April 17 features ANDY BURNETT playing from 7:30 to 9:15 PM. April 24 features RANDY LITCH playing Ballroom, Swing, and Latin from 7:30 to 9:15 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.


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 25
DANCEWORKS SALSA PARTY. Express your Salsa self in a fun, non-alcoholic, all age venue. Exercise, socialize, discover and explore Salsa, Bachata & Merengue. Choose either a Level 1 or Level 3 lesson at 7:45 PM. Then dance from 8:30 to 11:30 PM to mixed Latin music. Lesson $10, Dance #10 ($5 DW students). This event is included with all DanceWorks dance passes. Location: DanceWorks, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052. For more info email info@danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595 or visit www.danceworksstudio.com.

Wednesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 25
WEDNESDAY WEST COAST SWING IN BELLEVUE. Come out for a fun night of West Coast Swing dancing. Your DJ is SCOT McKAY. Scot and WREN NEWMAN will teach a drop-in beginning West Coast Swing lesson from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. Dance from 8:30 to 11 PM to a mix of Blues and Contemporary music. 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, April 18 and Wednesday, April 25
MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB.
Arrive at 6:30 PM for a pre-dance lesson with DAVE GREEN and LINDA REITER then dance from 7:30 to 10 PM. April 11 features a West Coast Swing lesson and music by CASANOVA. April 18 and April 25 feature a Samba lesson and music by CASANOVA. The cover charge is $10 for the public and $6 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.

Wednesday, April 25
SALSA/BACHATA LAVIDA DANCE PARTY. Arrive at 7:30 PM for Bachata Level 2 class or 8:30 for a Salsa Sequences class. Dance from 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM to Salsa and Bachata music. $18 lesson and dance, $10 dance only. LaVida Dance Studio, 11961 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info: Call 425-643-LIFE(5433), email info@lavidastudio.com or visit www.LaVidaStudio.com.


THURSDAYS

Thursday, April 19
and Thursday, April 26

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. April 12 features music by the SOUTH SOUND SWING ORCHESTRA. April 19 features music by BLACK VELVET. April 26 features music by LANGLEY CONNECTION. 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, April 19 and Thursday, April 26
ARGENTINE TANGO AT DANCEWORKS STUDIO. Choose from either a Level 1-2 or Level 3-4 lesson in Argentine Tango at 8:30 PM. Dance and practice what you've learned on the dance floor with other dancers from 9:15 to 10:30 PM. $10 lesson, $10 dance ($5 DW students). DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.

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