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Updated Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Tacoma: Tacoma Elks Dance with Randy Litch
Everett: Salsa in Everett
Lynnwood: Merly + Casanova + Showcase + Classes @ The Hayloft
Seattle: West Coast Swing 102
Juanita: Spring Dance with Tom Riza & Ron Bolin
Ballard: Fall in Love with West Coast Swing
Seattle: Century Ballroom April/May Class Schedule
Auburn: April Classes With Rick Gossard @ Pacific Ballroom Dance
Dance Calendar through March 28, 2019



Dear Dancin' Friends,

I still don't get it! "Why have there been NO pop instrumental hits for the past 20 years?" Thanks to those who replied to this "stupid question" in last week's email. So far nobody's given me an answer that even they feel confident about, so I'm still collecting responses. If you have a clue, please reply. In a future email I'll report if I've had any progress on answering this question that's been pestering me for some time now.

Spring starts tomorrow ... finally!
Let's celebrate it at the annual SPRING DANCE WITH TOM RIZA & RON BOLIN on Saturday, March 30, at the Juanita Community Club. I'll be putting on a few variety dances like this with Tom this year ... always well-attended and a lot of fun!

Scroll down for full details on this and other dances and classes plus the full DANCE CALENDAR.

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



TACOMA ELKS DANCE WITH RANDY LITCH
THURSDAY, MARCH 21. Join singer/guitarist RANDY LITCH for dancing on one of the nicest floors in their 4,500 sf hall at the Tacoma Elks' beautiful new building! There will be a big variety of styles of music for all types of dancing including Ballroom, Swing, Latin, Country and soft Rock.

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


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.

Upcoming dance music at the Tacoma Elks:
March 21: Randy Litch
March 28:
Black Velvet
April 4: Casanova
April 11: South Sound Swing Orchestra
April 18: Black Velvet
April 25: DJ Terry West




SALSA IN EVERETT
HILARY KEMP invites you for dancing and lessons at her studio in Everett!

THURSDAYS, MARCH 21 & 28. 2-week Bachata Basics series
7:15 - 8:45 PM (1.5 hours)
Cost: $45/person

SUNDAYS, MARCH 31, APRIL 7, 14, 21 & 28. 5-week Salsa and Bachata series
4:30 - 5:30 PM Salsa for Beginners
5:30 - 6:30 PM Bachata Basics
6:30 - 7:30 PM Salsa Beyond Basics

Cost: Each series $75/person

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT. Prepay for any lessons series 1 week or more ahead and get a $5 discount. Prepay for multiple series and get $5 off each series PLUS an additional $5 off loyalty discount.

Location: Salsa in Everett, 2931 Bond St, Everett, WA 98201
For more info:
Email Hilary at salsaineverett@gmail.com
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MERLY + CASANOVA + SHOWCASE + CLASSES @ THE HAYLOFT
SATURDAY, MARCH 23. MERLY'S VARIETY DANCE. Fun for singles and couples of all ages. $12 admission.
7:00 - 8:00 PM: Beginners Salsa lesson with MIKE EWING
8:00 - 10:30 PM: Variety Dance with DJ MERLY


SATURDAY, MARCH 30. LIVE MUSIC DANCE WITH CASANOVA. $15 covers everything
7:00 - 8:00 PM: Rumba lesson with MIKE EWING
8:00 - 10:30 PM: Variety Dance with live music by CASANOVA


SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 1 - 5 PM. HAYLOFT DANCE SHOWCASE. Spectators: $15. Participants: $40 or $35 for 18 & younger.

HAYLOFT CLASSES. Just drop in and pay at the door (cash please). Dances taught change weekly. Come join the fun!
WEDNESDAYS with SERGEY NEKRASOV. $15/class
7:00 - 8:00 PM: American Smooth and International Standard class

FRIDAYS with DEE SCHORE. (First Saturday then Fridays rest of month). $15/night
7:00 - 7:45 PM: Beginner/Intermediate class
7:45 - 8:30 PM: Advanced class (beginner/intermediate dancers welcome to stay)


SATURDAYS
with MIKE EWING, MERLY & KAYLAH. $10/class
11 - 11:45 AM. Saturday morning American Smooth and American Rhythm Ballroom class. (Levels will be from beginning to intermediate.)
12 AM - 1 PM. Ladies Latin Dance Team Practice with MERLY CLAVERAZ and KAYLAH CAMERINO (contact Hayloft for additional details)


Location for all dances and classes: The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave W, Lynnwood
More Info: Visit www.HayloftDance.com, email HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180



WEST COAST SWING 102
5 MONDAYS, MARCH 25 - APRIL 22, 7:30 - 9:30 PM. Learn West Coast Swing with WCS Rising Star Champion LIA BROWN and All-Star ZA THOMAIER!
Presented by the Seattle Swing Dance Club and formerly known as Step-by-Step, this updated WCS curriculum embraces the modern style of this versatile partnered dance. WCS 101 wraps up on March 18 ... but there are still more fundamentals to learn including 8-count patterns.

WCS 102 is perfect for:
~ Students just finishing WCS 101
~ Former Step-by-Step students
~ People wanting to learn the opposite dance role


In this level you'll review the WCS 101 material and add these patterns:
Basic whip
Same side whip
Reverse whip
Sugar tuck
Traveling tuck
Whip with an outside turn
Whip with an inside turn


You'll also learn concepts of Body Lead, Anchor, Stretch, Compression, Momentum, and Turning Technique that with practice will make you a much sought-after lead or follow!

Cost: $95 or $70 for SSDC members ... join now for just $20 at www.SeattleSwingDanceClub.com/membership
Location: Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave E, Seattle
Information: https://seattleswingdanceclub.com/calendar-of-events/2019-wcs-102



SPRING DANCE WITH TOM RIZA & RON BOLIN
SATURDAY, MARCH 30. Join U-R Dancing’s TOM RIZA and yours truly, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, for an exciting social Dance Party! Tom gets the party started with fun beginner & intermediate Rumba lessons followed by a fabulous mix of dance music. Great door prizes!

6:50 PM: Doors open
7:00 PM: Beginner Rumba dance lesson
7:30 PM: Intermediate Rumba dance lesson
8 – 10:30 PM: Variety Social Dance: Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Nightclub


Price: $12 covers everything
Location: Juanita Community Club, 13027 100th Ave NE, Juanita (near Kirkland).
Directions: From I-405 take 124th St exit; Turn west onto 124th St. Go to 100th; turn right. The club is on the left just before 132nd.
Questions? Contact Tom at 425-882-0209 or go to www.U-RDancing.com.



FALL IN LOVE WITH WEST COAST SWING
MARCH 30 - 31. NORTHWEST DANCE NETWORK presents a game-changing, fun-filled West Coast Swing weekend with WREN NEWMAN and SCOT McKAY! Intermediate-level workshops, inspired by the “5 Stages of a Relationship”, designed to help you fall in love with WCS and practice playfulness, styling, musicality, and deeper partner communication, as well as how to integrate WCS into the dances you already know (Cha Cha Cha, East Coast Swing, Blues, and more). Plus dance with BRIAN LEE & THE ORBITERS (open to the public) Saturday night, all included. Sign up here today! $125 if registered by March 15 (afterwards, if space available, $140), all happening at Leif Erikson Hall (2245 NW 57th St), events 9am Saturday – 1pm Sunday. More info: www.nwdance.net.



C
ENTURY BALLROOM APRIL/MAY CLASS SCHEDULE
Sign up this week to save $5 per class!
Each class is 1 hour and runs for 5 weeks.

 
Main Ballroom
West Hall


SUNDAY
3/31 - 5/5

4 PM: Tap 2A - Josh
5 PM: Tap 3 - Josh
6 PM: Tap 4 - Josh
7 PM: Lindy 2A - Becca+Adam
8 PM: Lindy 3 - Becca+Adam
Above classes skip 4/21
4 PM: Waltz 1 - Dean+Jo Ann
5 PM: Waltz 2 - Dean+Jo Ann
6 PM: Lindy 1 - Becca+Adam
7 PM: Tango 1 - Greg+Blair

Above classes skip 4/21
MONDAY
4/1 - 4/29
6 PM: Salsa 1 - Hallie+Alison
7 PM: Salsa 2A - Hallie+Alison
8 PM: Salsa 3B - Hallie+Alison
6:30 PM: Lindy 1 - Becca+Adam
7:30 PM: Lindy 2B - Becca+Adam
TUESDAY
4/2 - 4/30
6:30 PM: West Coast 1 - Katie+Ben
7:30 PM: West Coast 2B - Katie+Ben
8:30 PM:
West Coast 3 - Katie+Ben
6:30 PM: Vintage Jazz - Adam
7:30 PM: Tango 2B - Greg+Blair
8:30 PM:
Tango 3 - Greg+Blair
WEDNESDAY
4/3 - 5/1
6 PM: Lindy 2C - Becca+Adam
7 PM: Lindy Lab: Admiration - Becca+Adam
8 PM: Lindy 3 - Becca+Adam
7 PM: Bachata 1 - Alison+Jon
8 PM: Bachata 2C - Alison+Jon
THURSDAY
4/4 - 5/2
6 PM: Tap 1a - Lucie
7 PM: Salsa 1 - Hallie+Alison
8 PM: Salsa 4 - Hallie+Alison
6:30: Foxtrot 1 - Dean+Jo Ann
7:30: Foxtrot 2 - Dean+Jo Ann
FRIDAY
4/5 - 5/3
6 PM: Couples Waltz - Hallie+Erica
7 PM: Queer Lindy Hop - Hallie+Erica
 

Pricing: $65/class. Pay a week or more in advance & get $5 off each class. Sign up for 3 or more classes and get $5 off each one! Drop-ins:
$20.
Registration: www.centuryballroom.net
Location:
Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, Seattle
For more info: Visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263
.



APRIL CLASSES WITH RICK GOSSARD @ PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE
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. Prerequisites required for intermediate and advanced classes. You must contact the class instructor for any exceptions.

5 MONDAYS, APRIL 1 - APRIL 29
7:30 PM – Beginning Foxtrot/Waltz

5 WEDNESDAYS, APRIL 3 - MAY 1

7:00 PM - Beginning Salsa/Bachata
8:00 PM - Intermediate West Coast Swing

9:00 PM - Advanced American Rumba

5 THURSDAYS, APRIL 4 - MAY 2
8:00 PM - Intermediate Hustle

5 FRIDAYS, APRIL 5 - MAY 3
7:00 PM - Intermediate Hustle
8:00 PM - Intermediate Nightclub Two-Step


Cost: Any 5-week series is $65 person. Single class drop-in $15 (if space available).
Registration: www.pacificballroom.org/adult-programs
Location:
Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St SW, Auburn. Easy Freeway Access and Plenty of Free Parking
Questions: Contact Rick Gossard at NWDanceSport@aol.com or 425-451-4815




DANCE CALENDAR THROUGH MARCH 28, 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, March 15
LUCKY LEPRECHAUN DANCE. Hostess ALEXANDRIA HAWKINS invites you to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Wear green for this special theme night! Dance on a large floor with an overview of the ice skaters below! DJ ZA THOMAIER will play Ballroom, Swing and Everything in Between from 8 to 10 PM. It includes a Waltz/Foxtrot Mixer so you'll meet and dance with new people, a surprise Line Dance and light refreshments. $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, March 15
FIRST CLASS BALLROOM ST. PATRICK'S DAY 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 Waltz & Cha Cha lesson 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, March 15
OUTDANCING WITH MC KOOP. OutDancing is one of the longest running nights for the GLBTQ social dance community in Seattle. It doesn’t have a regular night, though it’s usually held on a Friday night in Century's Main Ballroom. Arrive at 8 PM to learn the line dance "Timber." 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+. $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.

Friday, March 15
WEST COAST SWING PARTY & LESSON @ LaVIDA. Join us for a fun evening of West Coast Swing dancing on the Eastside! Introduction to WC Swing class will be taught by MIKE CARRINGER. Mike will show you the fundamentals of the dance and techniques that gives West Coast Swing that image of gliding on the floor. Beautiful space, great floor, awesome stereo system & very friendly atmosphere. You will not want to miss it! 7:30 PM - Introduction to WC Swing Drop-in pre-party class. 8:30 - Midnight: Dance Party Social. $18 lesson and dance, $10 dance only. RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/218723358468522. LaVida Dance Studio, 11961 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info call 425-643-LIFE(5433), email info@lavidastudio.com or visit www.LaVidaStudio.com.

Friday, March 15
MIXED MUSIC BALLROOM SOCIAL. Arrive at 7:45 PM for a Nightclub Two-Step lesson, no partner or experience needed. Then dance from 8:30 to 11 PM to a variety of music. $12 class and dance, $10 dance only ($7 DW students). DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.

Friday, March 15
BRIORA BALLROOM FRIDAY PARTIES. Arrive at 7:00 PM for a newcomer level group class. Dance to Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music from 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM. Briora Ballroom is the Seattle area’s most elegant dance venue - a stunning 6500+ square foot facility, featuring two dance floors, a comfortable lounge area, and retail shop. Lesson and dance party is $20 or $15 for the party alone. Special offer: 5 dance punch card for $50. Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. For more info contact Jessica McMorrow at info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.

Friday, March 15 and Friday, March 22
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, March 15 and Friday, March 22
CENTURY SALSA.
Dance to music by DJ CEBRINA every Friday on a 2500-square-foot sprung floor in the city’s most elegant dance hall! Arrive at 8:30 PM for an introductory Salsa lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM. It's in the West Hall most Fridays, except on 1st Fridays when it's in the Main Ballroom. Open to all ages. $16 covers the lesson and dance, or $10 for the dance alone. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Friday, March 15 and Friday, March 22
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, March 15 and Friday, March 22
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY, SWING & A LITTLE EVERYTHING.
Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson (3/15 Country Two-Step; 3/22 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, March 22
BRIORA BALLROOM MARCH MADNESS THEME PARTY. Arrive at 7:00 PM for a newcomer level group class. Dance to Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music from 7:45 PM to 10 PM. Briora Ballroom is the Seattle area’s most elegant dance venue - a stunning 6500+ square foot facility, featuring two dance floors, a comfortable lounge area, and retail shop. Lesson and dance party is $20 or $15 for the party alone. Special offer: 5 dance punch card for $50. Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. For more info contact Jessica McMorrow at info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.

Friday, March 22
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE.
Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson in Tango 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, March 22
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 Tango & Rumba lesson 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, March 22
WEST COAST SWING SOCIAL. Arrive at 7:45 PM for an all-levels class West Coast Swing lesson. Then dance from 8:30 to 11 PM. $12 class and dance, $10 dance only ($7 DW students). DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.

Friday, March 22
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.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, March 16

SPECIAL EVENT! WCS OPEN HOUSE. Join ZA THOMAIER, TANDY LUCAS and our DanceWorks community for some FREE classes open house style! This is a GREAT opportunity to bring your friends who you’ve wanted to get hooked on West Coast Swing. DJ ZA will run our practica as a KDC PREFUNK to get us warmed up for KDC’s Saturday WCS night (see SONG SCOUT SATURDAYS below). 5:00 PM — West Coast Swing Level 3 w/ Za Thomaier. 5:45 — West Coast Swing Level 1-2 w/ Tandy Lucas. 6:30 PM — Absolute Beginner Crash Course. 7:15 – 8:30 PM — Practica with DJ Za. DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.

Saturday, March 16
AVS: ALL VINYL SALSA. This bi-weekly event (first and third Saturdays) in Century's Main Ballroom brings out the full flavor of Salsa music with a focus on forgotten, unknown or hard to get songs. Arrive at 8:30 PM for an introductory Salsa lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to 1:30 AM to music by DJ EDGAR & GUESTS. Ages 21+. $19 covers the lesson and dance, or $13 for the dance alone. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Saturday, March 16
LATE NIGHT KIZOMBA. This dance is held on the third Saturday of every month in Century's West Hall. Dance from 11:00 PM to 1:30 AM to music by DJ ROLENN. Ages 21+. Just $7 admission. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Saturday, March 16
NORTHWEST DANCE. Arrive at 7:00 PM for a pre-dance workshop in Useful Swing Variation taught by MICHELLE BADION. Then dance from 8:00 to 11:00 PM to the live music of PEARL DJANGO. They are known for their compelling gypsy jazz. Precisely because the group’s swing music, a’la Django Reinhardt, made these musicians so popular, most of us hadn’t realized they also play other joyous dance music. Pearl Django is perfect for our dance with its selection of blues, Latin, slower swing, foxtrots and waltzes.
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, March 16
PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. Special times tonight, one hour later than usual. 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 8 to 9 PM then dance from 9 to 11 PM to a variety of Ballroom music. 3/2 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Nightclub Two-Step 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, March 16 and Saturday, March 23
SONG SCOUT SATURDAYS.
Start with your choice of either a Basics and Beyond or an Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson at 8 PM. Dance 9 PM to Midnight+. Dance 9 PM to Midnight+. Dance every Saturday to West Coast Swing and Nightclub Two-Step music played by DJ PAUL BOOTH. Music is an awesome blend of newest WCS/NC2 hits & classics. Neon lighting, free water & snickers too! Basics Class w/Dance for $10 Or an Intermediate WCS lesson for $5; drop-ins are welcome. Dance alone is $10. Kirkland Dance Center, 835 7th Ave, Kirkland. For more info contact Paul at pbooth@comcast.net or Melinda at melindabooth@comcast.net or 206-953-1065 or visit www.songscout.net.


Saturday, March 16 and Saturday, March 23
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 (Salsa on 3/16, Samba on 3/23) 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, March 16 and Saturday, March 23
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 ADAM on 3/16 and DJ BECCA on 3/23. Ages 21+. $16 covers the lesson and dance, or $9 for the dance alone. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Saturday, March 16 and Saturday, March 23
DANCING IN THE PARK AT MAGNUSON PARK.
The new DanceSport International studio hosts a class and party from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Start with a dance lesson at 7:30 PM (Tango/Cha Cha on 3/16, a special class on 3/23) followed by dancing. Take the lesson for $12 and the dance is free...dance-only admission is $12, so take the lesson! DanceSport International, 6344 NE 74th St, Suite #105 Seattle, WA 98115. For the full schedule visit www.dancesportseattle.com/calendar.html. Call Robert & Monique Hrouda at 206-550-6461 or email RobertHrouda@live.com for more information.

Saturday, March 23
CENTURY SALSA.
Dance every Saturday in Century's Main Ballroom! 3/23 features DJ ISRAEL. Arrive at 8:30 PM for an introductory Salsa lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to 1:30 AM. Ages 21+. $19 covers the lesson and dance, or $13 for the dance alone. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.


Saturday, March 23
MERLY'S VARIETY DANCE. Come on out for this dance on the fourth Saturday of each month! It's at the Hayloft Dance Hall in Lynnwood, which has a 2,600 square foot hardwood dance floor. Tonight take a basic Salsa lesson with MIKE EWING at 7:00 PM, no partner or experience needed. Then dance from 8:00 to 10:30 PM to music by DJ "M-FORCE" MERLY. She will play a variety of music for all types of dance enthusiasts on an awesome sound system. Fun for singles and couples of all ages. Admission is $12. The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave West, Lynnwood, WA 98037. For more info visit www.HayloftDance.com, email at HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.

Saturday, March 23
USA DANCE TACOMA #1023. Come out for this friendly dance and lesson; all dancer levels welcome. USA Dance Tacoma has dances on the fourth Saturday of each month. Arrive at 7 PM for a lesson in TBA. Dance from 8 to 10:30 PM to music by DJ TERRY WEST. Enjoy fun dance mixers! Bring your friends for a wonderful evening of dance. Admission is $12 for the lesson and dance; $8 for members. Lakewood Elks, 6313 75th St W, Lakewood (west of 75th and Bridgeport). For more info call 253-307-1499 or email borninusa@yahoo.com or visit www.dancetacoma.org.

Saturday, March 23
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. 3/23 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.


SUNDAYS

Sunday, March 17
SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB. Afternoon workshops will be taught by BRYN ANDERSON: 4 PM -Creating the perfect connection for your partner. 5 PM - Leader-follower styling using body isolations. 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 MIKE CARRINGER. Admission for both workshops is $30 for guests ($20 for SSDC members), and includes the dance. 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.

Sunday, March 17
PACIFIC BALLROOM ST. PARTICK'S DAY 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. 3/3 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Waltz lesson. $10 admission covers the class and dance. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St SW, Suite 109, Auburn. For more info visit www.pacificballroom.org or contact Rick at 425-451-4815 or Rick@pacificballroom.org.

Sunday, March 17 and Sunday, March 24
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, March 17 and Sunday, March 24
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, March 17 and Sunday, March 24
SUNDAY SWING @ CENTURY BALLROOM. This dance is held every Sunday in Century's Main Ballroom. Arrive at 9:00 PM for an introductory Swing/Lindy Hop lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM. DJ JOHNNA plays on 3/17 and DJ BECCA plays on 3/24. All ages. $9 covers everything. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Sunday, March 24

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. 3/3 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and an Argentine Tango 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, March 24
WALTZ CAFÉ @ THE CENTURY BALLROOM LIVE EDITION. This lively tea dance with live music happens on the fourth Sunday of each month. Enjoy dancing on a 2500-square-foot sprung floor in the city’s most elegant dance hall. The focus on is on Waltzes of all tempos, but there will also be a mix of other styles of dance music including Swing, Foxtrot, Blues, Latin and the occasional Polka. Today dance from 12:30 to 3:30 PM to live music by CHASSEZ. $15 admission. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. Street parking is free on Sundays. The Tin Table restaurant opens at 3 PM with happy hour prices. For more information: Visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.


MONDAYS

Monday, March 18 and Monday, March 25
DANCE ECLECTIC. WE’VE MOVED to THE LATVIAN CENTER. Join us there for class at 6:30, then dance 7:30-9:30. The current class is Salsa. It's progressive and drop-in. We start at the very beginning and build on each week for 5-6 weeks. No pre-registration necessary. Come when you can, pay only for classes you take. Then dance Swing, Waltz, One Step/Blues, Foxtrot, Nightclub, Latin and more to a variety of popular American and world music from both halves of the last century and right up to today. The Latvian Center, 11710 3rd Ave NE, Seattle 98125. $10 covers class and dance. For more info email LINDA TOWNSEND WEST at info@DanceEclectic.com or visit www.DanceEclectic.com.

Monday, March 18 and Monday, March 25
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, March 18 and Monday, March 25
DANCEWORKS STUDIO WEST COAST SWING PRACTICA. Dance to West Coast Swing music from 8:30 to 10 PM. $10 lesson, $10 dance ($5 DW students). DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. Visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.

Monday, March 18 and Monday, March 25
CENTURY SALSA SOCIAL. This dance is held every Monday in Century's West Hall. Dance from 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM to music by DJ LADY DEE. All ages. $8 admission. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 26
NEW! FREE SALSA TUESDAYS. Join us for a night of Salsa and Bachata! Take an Introduction to Salsa lesson at 6:30 PM and an Introduction to Bachata Lesson at 7:15 PM. Then practice what you learned from 8 to 8:30 PM The entire night is FREE so come and bring your friends! DanceWorks, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052. For more info email info@danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595 or visit www.danceworksstudio.com.

Tuesday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 26
KENT DANCE WITH RANDY LITCH.
Dance to every Tuesday on a 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor. Singer/guitarist RANDY LITCH plays Ballroom, Swing, Latin and Soft Rock continuously from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Complimentary refreshments are provided by The Lakeshore, Weatherly Inn, Stafford Suites, Farrington Court, or Judson Park. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. Admission is only $4 (donations accepted for snacks) and parking is free. All ages are welcome, not just 50+. For more info visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164.


Tuesday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 26
CENTURY WEST COAST SWING. This dance is held every Tuesday in Century's Main Ballroom. Dance from 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM to music by DJ KATIE on 3/19, and DJ SAMIR on 3/26. All ages. $9 admission. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Tuesday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 26
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. 3/19 features music by DJ GREG. 3/26 features music by DJ ANDREW. Open Roll partners embraced. Ages 21+. $8 admission. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.


Tuesday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 26
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, March 13
and Wednesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 27

MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB.
Arrive at 6:30 PM for a free pre-dance lesson then dance from 7:30 to 10 PM. March 13 features a Waltz lesson and music by CASANOVA. March 20 features a Waltz lesson and music by MICHAEL & LESLIE. March 27 features a Cha Cha lesson and music by CASANOVA. 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.

Wednesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 27
CENTURY SWING.
This dance is held every Wednesday in Century's Main Ballroom. Arrive at 9:00 PM for and introductory Swing/Lindy Hop lesson. Dance from 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM to music by DJ DJ TAYLOR on 3/13, DJ TRAVIS on 3/20, and DJ BECCA on 3/27. Ages 21+. $9 covers everything. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Wednesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 27
CENTURY
BACHATA SOCIAL.
This dance is held every Wednesday in Century's West Hall. Arrive at 9:00 PM for and introductory Bachata lesson. Dance from 9:30 PM to 1:00 AM to music by DJ AVN on 3/13, DJ ALISON 3/20, and DJ EXP on 3/27. All ages. $9 covers everything. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Wednesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 27
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.


THURSDAYS

Thursday, March 14
and Thursday, March 21 and Thursday, March 28

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. March 14 features music by CASANOVA. March 21 features music by RANDY LITCH. March 28 features music by BLACK VELVET. 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, March 14
and Thursday, March 21 and Thursday, March 28

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, March 14 and Thursday, March 21 and Thursday, March 28
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 LADY DEE on 3/14, DJ VICTOR on 3/21, and DJ GUSTAVO on 3/28. Ages 21+. $9 covers everything. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

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