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Updated Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Seattle: Swing & Vision Workshops
Auburn: Casanova @ Pacific Ballroom Dance
Everett: Salsa in Everett

Tacoma: Ron Bolin @ The Tacoma Elks
Lacey: 28th Annual America's Classic Jazz Festival
Kirkland: Summer Camps for Ages 3.5 to 14 @ LaVida Dance
Dance Calendar through May 23, 2019



Dear Dancin' Friends,

This Saturday afternoon JODI FLEISCHMAN teams up with CHRIS YEE to teach SWING & VISION WORKSHOPS at the Phinney Center in the same room where many of you learned to dance from me back in the 90s.

This Saturday evening CASANOVA plays at Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn ... I really enjoyed their sound when they played there last month to a big crowd!

This Sunday HILARY KEMP starts her new Salsa & Bachata classes in Everett at Oly's Studio. Yes ... there is SALSA IN EVERETT!

Next week
I hope you'll join me on Thursday, May 23, when I play (and dance) at the TACOMA ELKS. The crowd there has grown steadily the past several months!

Coming in June is the 28th ANNUAL AMERICA’S CLASSIC JAZZ FESTIVAL in Lacey. This 4-day event draws thousands of people each year! It kicks off with a big Swing Dance on Thursday, June 27.

Don't forget your kids! Or grandkids! Week-long (either full-day or half-day) KIDS SUMMER DANCE CAMPS in Kirkland are a great way for them to develop life-long social skills. They're in July and August, but sign them up now and save $50!

Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ




SWING & VISION WORKSHOPS
SATURDAY, MAY 18, NOON - 4 PM. Join JODI FLEISHMAN and CHRIS YEE, MD for two workshops that ignite creativity!

12:00 – 1:30 PM. Swing Dance Workshop (intermediate Swing experience please)
• Leaders, learn to make every dance with every type a follower a fun and incredible experience.
• Followers, learn to express the music and yourself as a part of every beautiful dance conversation.
• Explore how to create an awesome dance experience & ways to bring your own style and voice to the floor
• Learn tools to inspire your partner and bring even greater joy!

2:00 - 4:00 PM. VISION Workshop
Learn tools to help you live the best version of yourself every day, making our world a better place! In this interactive workshop you will learn:
• How to bring your dreams into reality.
• How to create daily healthy habits to keep your mind, body, and spirit in tip top shape.
• Skills to live into your life’s purpose - Love your life!

Location: Phinney Center, Rm 7, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Cost: $35 both or $20 one
Questions? Contact Chris at Chris.yee@lifeabundantconsulting.com or 206-595-8116 or Jodi at jodi@leftfootboogie.com or 206-251-7658 or visit www.leftfootboogie.com.



CASANOVA @ PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE
SATURDAY, MAY 18. It's live music night at Pacific Ballroom Dance! Tonight CASANOVA will play a mix of Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Rock & Roll and more. Music provided during band breaks by DJ RICK GOSSARD.

7:00 - 8:00 PM: Rumba Lesson with RICK GOSSARD
8:00 - 11:00 PM: Open Dancing with
CASANOVA

Cost: $15 at the door
Location: Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St SW, Auburn
For More Info: Contact Rick Gossard at rick@pacificballroom.org or 425-451-4815 or visit www.pacificballroom.org/adult.




SALSA IN EVERETT
HILARY KEMP invites you for Salsa lessons in Everett!

SUNDAYS, MAY 19 - JUNE 16. Five-week Salsa or 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 or $20/hour to drop in

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: Oly's Studio, 2931 Bond St, Everett, WA 98201
For more info:
Email Hilary at salsaineverett@gmail.com
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RON BOLIN @ THE TACOMA ELKS
THURSDAY, MAY 23. Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, for dancing on one of the nicest floors in the 4,500 sf hall at the Tacoma Elks' beautiful new building! I'll play a big variety of styles of music for all types of dancing including Swing, Ballroom, Latin, and Rock & Roll.

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


Upcoming dance music at the Tacoma Elks:
May 16: DJ Terry West
May 23
: Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ

May 30: Black Velvet
June 6: Casanova
June 13: Michael & Leslie
June 20: Michael Langdon




28th ANNUAL AMERICA’S CLASSIC JAZZ FESTIVAL
THURSDAY, JUNE 27 - SUNDAY, JUNE 30.
Join thousands of people from all over the US at our four-venue (three dancing | one listening) festival. Dance lessons (Balboa, Foxtrot, and Charleston), great bands, and large dance floors are sure to provide a wonderful time for all. It kicks off with Swing dancing on Thursday to five bands! This year features these bands:

Black Swan
CanUS
Evergreen
Fat Babies
Grand Dominion
Greystone Monarchs
Ivory & Gold

Jeff Barnhart & Charlotte's Boys
Queen City
Ray Skjelbred & His Cubs

Tom Rigney & Flambeau
Uptown Lowdown
Wolverines
Yerba Buena Stompers

Festival Brochure: www.olyjazz.com/wp-content/uploads/OlyJazz10x15.75.2019.2.pdf
Registration Form: www.olyjazz.com/wp-content/uploads/Oly-Jazz19-8.5x11cmyk.pdf

Location: Saint Martin’s University, 5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey. Marcus Pavilion, Worthington Center, and the Student Union Building will have large, state-of-the-art dance floors perfect for those who like to “trip the light fantastic!” Sunday ends with an Afterglow Party at Tugboat Annie's.

Admission: Thursday Swing Dance only $20. Friday only $50 (or $30 after 5 PM); Saturday only $60 (or $30 after 5 PM); Sunday only $25. All Event 4-day $120.

More Info: Festival Director Charlotte Dickison at charlottedickison@comcast.net or 360-943-9123. For tickets and lots more info visit www.olyjazz.com.



SUMMER CAMPS FOR AGES 3.5 - 14 @ LaVIDA DANCE
Early-bird promotion - $50 off! Spots will fill fast! SAVE YOUR SPOT: https://lavidastudio.com/youth/camps.

While you're at work or relaxing, your children will have fun developing new skills, meeting new friends and learning life lessons. The Friday Performance for parents is always a blast!

Full-Day Camps. 9:30 AM - 3: 30 PM. Early-drop off from 8:00 AM and late pick-up until 6:00 PM.
JULY 8 - 12: Performance Intensive Camp (Ages 6 - 14) Dive in to various dance styles, stretching, techniques and team building!
JULY 29 - AUG 2: Circus and AcroDance Camp (Ages 5 - 14) Learn a wide array of circus arts!
AUG 5 - 9: Hip Hop and Pop Culture Camp (Ages 6 - 14) Enjoy hip-hop and freestyle dancing to fun bits!
AUG 19 - 23: Musical Theater SING-DANCE-ACT (Ages 6 - 14) Explore Broadway dance styles, develop vocal technique and unlock your inner actor!

Half-Day Camps. Starts at 9:30 and ends at 12:30! Early-drop off available at 8:00 AM.
JULY 29 - AUG 2: Royal Princess Camp (Ages 3.5 - 6) Devote each day to your favorite Disney princesses through dance and crafts!
AUG 5 - 9: Little Hip-Hoppers Camps (Ages 3.5 - 6) Learn rhythm, jumps and turns with games!

Register here: https://lavidastudio.com/youth/camps

LaVida Dance Studio, 11961 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. Call 425-643-LIFE(5433), email info@lavidastudio.com. www.lavidastudio.com



DANCE CALENDAR THROUGH MAY 23, 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, May 10

MOTHER'S DAY PARTY! SEATTLE SOCIAL DANCE CLUB.
All women (mothers or not) get in for $8 tonight. (Men will get a discount next month at the Father's Day 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, May 10
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE.
Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson in West Coast Swing 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, May 10
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 ANTON. 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, May 10
PERFUME DE TANGO - ARGENTINE TANGO PARTY. Monthly on 2nd Fridays, DanceWorks Studio becomes a Tango Salon! Arrive at 7:45 PM for an Argentine Tango lesson with PATTY LEVERETT. This one-time open class is open to anyone and any level. Then dance to traditional Tango, Milonga & Vals music from 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM. Dress to impress! You'll be delighted with charming ambiance, lovely refreshments and elegant partners. $12 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, May 10 and Friday, May 17
NEW LOCATION! 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, May 10
and Friday, May 17

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, May 10 and Friday, May 17
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 info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.

Friday, May 10 and Friday, May 17
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY, SWING & A LITTLE EVERYTHING.
Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson (5/10 Sweetheart Schottische; 5/3 Foxtrot). 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, May 10 and Friday, May 17
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 (Foxtrot & Swing on 5/10; Waltz & Cha Cha on 5/17) 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, May 10 and Friday, May 17
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, May 10 and Friday, May 17
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, May 17
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 third Friday in Century's Main Ballroom. 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, May 17
MIXED MUSIC BALLROOM SOCIAL. Arrive at 7:45 PM for an East Coast Swing 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, May 17
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.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, May 11
CENTURY SALSA. Dance every Saturday in Century's Main Ballroom! Arrive at 8:30 PM for an introductory Salsa lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to 1:30 AM. 5/11 features DJ NICK. $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. 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, May 11
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 lesson. Dance to a variety of music from 8 to 11 PM, tonight by DINA BLADE & THE VALSE CAFÉ ORCHESTRA. 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, May 11
ARIA BALLROOM DANCE PARTY. The second Saturday of each month features DJ TERRY WEST! An introductory 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, May 11 and Saturday, May 18
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, May 11 and Saturday, May 18
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. Ages 21+. 5/11 features DJ KAYLEAH. 5/18 features DJ BECCA. $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, May 11
and Saturday, May 18

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 (Tango & Cha Cha on 5/11, Foxtrot & Rumba on 5/18) followed by dancing from 8:30 to 10:30 PM. Take the lesson for $12 and the dance is free...dance-only admission is $12, so take the lesson! DanceSport International, 6344 NE 74th St, Suite #105 Seattle, WA 98115. For the full schedule visit www.dancesportseattle.com/calendar.html. Call Robert & Monique Hrouda at 206-550-6461 or email RobertHrouda@live.com for more information.

Saturday, May 18
LIVE MUSIC NIGHT! PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn is well-known for teaching kids, but also has events for adults! Tonight RICK GOSSARD teaches an International Rumba lesson from 7 to 8 PM followed by dancing to live music by CASANOVA from 8 to 11 PM. $15 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, May 18
8th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! AVS: ALL VINYL SALSA: Join us as we celebrate our 8th AVS Anniversary at Century Ballroom. We have planned a full night of great music and social dancing, plus four performances for your entertainment. Tonight arrive at 8:30 PM for an introductory Salsa lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to 2:00 AM to music by DJ ARMANDO from Portland, DJ CUBA from Denver, and DJ EDGAR. Ages 21+. $21 covers the lesson and dance, or $15 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, May 18
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 ISAIAS. 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, May 18
NORTHWEST DANCE. Arrive at 7:00 PM for a pre-dance workshop titled "Teasing Romance into your Dance" taught by CLAIRE CAREY & LILLI ANN CAREY. Then dance from 8:00 to 11:00 PM to the live music of DINA BLADE & SWINGIN' IN THE RAIN. Playful, innovative, and accessible, Dina Blade’s vocals light up the room. Dance to a versatile range of music—Swing, waltz, Blues, and a little Latin. 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, May 18
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 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, May 12
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. Today dance from 1:00 to 3:30 PM. $9 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.

Sunday, May 12
MOTHER'S DAY DANCE! PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. All women (mothers or not) get in for half price tonight, just $5. Start with a pre-dance lesson Samba from 6 to 7 PM with RICK GOSSARD then dance from 7 to 9 PM as Rick plays a variety of Ballroom music. $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, May 12
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). The showcase band (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, May 12 and Sunday, May 19
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, May 12 and Sunday, May 19
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, May 12 and Sunday, May 19
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 BEN plays on 5/12. DJs TAYLOR & TRAVIS play on 5/19. 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, May 19
SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB. Afternoon workshops will be taught by TERRY WEST: 4 PM - Movin' & Groovin' on the Social Dance Floor" --Terry's favorite groove moves! 5 PM - Movin' & Groovin' continued. There's also a beginner West Coast Swing lesson upstairs for new folks from 6 to 6:30 PM taught by SCOT McKAY. Dance from 6 to 9:30 PM with HALL OF FAME DJ TERRY WEST. 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, May 19
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. 4/28 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Bachata lesson. 5/19 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Country 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.


MONDAYS

Monday, May 13
SEATTLE SINGLES YACHT CLUB DANCE. These dances are open to everyone 21 years of age and older. Married/divorced/separated/single it doesn't matter. Doors open at 7 PM for registration and socializing. The club meeting starts at 7:30 and enables you to sign up for free boat rides with skippers from the club. The dance is from 8:30 to 10:30 PM on the large dance floor, tonight to music by THE MAX BAND (2-person version). Admission is $10 for the dance only ($5 extra if you attend the meeting) or free for members. China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave. North, Seattle in the large upstairs banquet room. You may want to consider joining this well-rounded boating/activity group. For more info email info@seattlesinglesyc.com or visit www.SeattleSinglesYC.com.

Monday, May 13 and Monday, May 20
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 Easy Lindy Hop. 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, May 13 and Monday, May 20
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, May 13 and Monday, May 20
CENTURY SALSA SOCIAL. This dance is held every Monday in Century's West Hall. Dance from 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM to music by DJ LADY DEE. All ages. $8 admission. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Monday, May 13 and Monday, May 20
DANCEWORKS STUDIO WEST COAST SWING PRACTICA. Dance to West Coast Swing music from 8:30 to 10 PM. $10 lesson, $10 dance ($5 DW students). DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. Visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, May 7
KINGS OF SWING DANCE. Dance on a 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor to the 17-piece KINGS OF SWING big band from 7:45 to 9:30 PM. Complimentary refreshments are provided by Weatherly Inn, Stafford Suites, 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, May 7 and Tuesday, May 14
and Tuesday, May 21
CENTURY WEST COAST SWING. This dance is held every Tuesday in Century's Main Ballroom. Dance from 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM. 5/7 features DJ KATIE. 5/14 features DJ KOICHI. 5/21 features DJ ROBB. 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, May 7 and Tuesday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 21
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. 5/7 features DJ ANDREW. 5/14 features DJ BLAIR. 5/21 features DJ GREG. Open Roll partners embraced. Ages 21+. $8 admission. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.


Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 21
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, May 14
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, May 14 and Tuesday, May 21
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 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.


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, May 8
and Wednesday, May 15
and Tuesday, May 22
MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB.
Arrive at 6:30 PM for a free pre-dance lesson then dance from 7:30 to 10 PM. May 8 features a Tango lesson and music by CASANOVA. May 15 features a Tango lesson and music by MICHAEL & LESLIE. May 22 features a Nightclub Two-Step 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, May 8 and Wednesday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 22
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. 5/8 features DJ ADAM. 5/15 features DJ JOHNNA. 5/22 features DJ ADAM. 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, May 8 and Wednesday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 22
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 SCREAMPUFF on 5/8, DJ ALISON on 5/15, and DJ EXP on 5/22. 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, May 8 and Wednesday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 22
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, May 15
NORTHWEST DANCE CLASS PARTY & DANCE. Dance and celebrate those who have just finished a class series. We want to encourage the “new” dancers to get out and use their newly learned skills. There will be dancing, some demonstrations and a mixer or two. The evening is informal. Free raffle with passes to our dances and classes. Dance 7 to 9:30 PM to DJ SEAN DONOVAN. Suggested Donation: $5 or more. Free for recent class graduates. Swedish Club, midway between South Lake Union and Fremont at 1920 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle. For more info: Visit www.nwdance.net/dances/weds-feb-13-class-party-sweetheart-dance.


THURSDAYS

Thursday, May 9 and Thursday, May 16 and Thursday, May 23
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, May 9 and Thursday, May 16 and Thursday, May 23
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. May 9 features music by singer/guitarist RANDY LITCH. May 16 features music by DJ TERRY WEST. May 23 features music by RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. 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, May 9 and Thursday, May 16 and Thursday, May 23
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 5/9, DJ VICTOR on 5/16, and DJ GUSTAVO on 5/23.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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