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Updated Friday, January 24, 2020
Shilshole Bay: 2020 Commodore's Ball
Lynnwood: Hayloft Dances & Classes
Lakewood: USA Dance Tacoma Country Western Theme Dance Party
Northgate: Monday Dance Back Home in Northgate
Capitol Hill: Masquerade Rumpus XII: Dancing & Cabaret in a 1908 Ballroom
Mountlake Terrace: Cheers to 30 Years
Kirkland: New Classes for Beginners and Advanced Dancers @ LaVida
Bellevue: 29th Annual Sweetheart Jamboree - Roaring Twenties
Dance Calendar through January 30, 2020


Dear Dancin' Friends,

Join me this Saturday
for the annual COMMODORE'S BALL! Everyone had a blast last year so I'm really looking forward to playing for this again. It's a dress up Dinner & Dance at the Ballard Elks with a wonderful large dance floor and beautiful view. It's open to everyone age 21+. Full Dinner & Dance tickets are limited so get them now. Dance only tickets will be available at the door.

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

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




2020 COMMODORE'S BALL
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25. Join SEATTLE SINGLES YACHT CLUB members in thanking the 2019 Commodore and his Board and welcoming the 2020 Commodore and Board at the Ballard Elks Lodge. The evening is open to EVERYONE 21+, single or partnered. Dinner catered by Skillet includes Latin beet salad, Mexican rice, Black beans, Ancho braised short ribs, or Black bean lasagna for vegetarian guests (contact Ro at rororoyourboats@yahoo.com if you'd like the vegetarian option). For dessert, you'll have your choice of chocolate or white (or both!) cake. Then dance to a variety of music on a large dance floor. There will also be a short Change of Watch ceremony to pass on flags and duties to the new officers. Festive attire encouraged!

6:02 - 6:58 PM - No-host Happy Hour
6:58 - 8:18 PM - Dinner catered by Skillet
8:18 - 8:38 PM - Change of Watch Ceremony
8:38 - 11:30 PM - Dance to a variety of FUN MUSIC by RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ


Dinner & Dance Tickets:
$50 at www.seattlesinglesyc.com/social/event/commodoresball.aspx
Dance only price: $25 at the door after 8:30 PM
Location: Ballard Elks Lodge, 6411 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117
For more info: Email info@seattlesinglesyc.com or visit www.seattlesinglesyc.com/social/event/commodoresball.aspx




HAYLOFT DANCES & CLASSES
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25. DJ MERLY'S VARIETY DANCE. $12 covers everything
7:00 - 8:00 PM: Pre-dance lesson in Cha Cha with MIKE EWING
8:00 - 10:30 PM: Variety Dance with DJ MERLY


HAYLOFT CLASSES. No need to pre-register. 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

SATURDAYS with MIKE EWING. $10/class
11 - 11:45 AM. Learn different types of Ballroom dances each Saturday. Examples of dances include: Rumba, Cha Cha, East Coast Swing, Night Club 2-Step, Foxtrot, Swing, American Waltz and many more!

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



USA DANCE TACOMA COUNTRY WESTERN THEME DANCE PARTY
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25. Join DJ TERRY WEST for a fun night of dancing! Enjoy a masterful mix of music and dazzling light show! Dinner, snacks and beverages are available for purchase from 5 to 8 PM in the Lakewood Elks Lounge.

7:00 - 8:00 PM: Cowboy Cha Cha lesson with Char and Alan
8:00 - 10:30 PM: Social Dancing with a Country Western focus


USA Dance Tacoma Chapter #1023 monthly dances are held on the 4th Saturday of each month
Admission: USA Dance members $8. Elks/Manhattan members $10. Non-members $12. Student members $4. Student non-members $5
Location: Lakewood Elks Lodge, 6313 75th St W, Lakewood
For more info: Call Bill Barber at 253-224-8244 or email bill1barber@yahoo.com or visit www.facebook.com/groups/192216785186



MONDAY DANCE BACK HOME IN NORTHGATE
EVERY MONDAY. Dance! Eclectic is back home at the Latvian Center in Northgate for our weekly class and dance — playing irresistible music with amazingly good sound, for dancing on a gorgeous floor in a lovely setting. Drop in to a beginner friendly pre-dance class at 6:30 PM. Then dance Swing, Waltz, Salsa, Blues and more, 7:30-9:30 PM, to sweet, sassy, dreamy, catchy, floating, stomping, popular American and world songs from both halves of the last century and right up to today. Classes this month are in Cross Step Waltz. All are welcome — Join us!

We’re close in and easy to get to, but maybe a bit tricky to find the first time. Directions: www.danceeclectic.com/maps-transportation--parkin/index.html.

Location: The Latvian Center, 11710 3rd Ave NE Seattle, 98125
Cost: $11 covers class and dance
For more info: Email Linda at info@DanceEclectic.com or visit www.DanceEclectic.com



MASQUERADE RUMPUS XII: DANCING & CABARET IN A 1908 BALLROOM
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020. This 12th annual Century Ballroom Masquerade might be the best variety dance imaginable: a 4-hour evening featuring the music of the VALSE CAFÉ ORCHESTRA, chanteuse DINA BLADE and soprano LUCIA NEARE—plus cabaret performances. Expect Swing, Latin, Waltzes, Foxtrots, Quicksteps, Blues and more.

The Masquerade is not a “couples” dance: Indeed the whole idea is to dance with many anonymous partners—and see what magic ensues. Savor the mystery as you wonder who’s really in your arms (and also wonder what part of your persona—freed by the mystique of your mask—might blossom forth to bring a changed “you” onto the floor this night).

Opening act at 8:30 PM and dance till 12:30 AM—three and a half hours of dancing—plus cabaret performances during two brief band breaks. Only rule: You must wear a mask until the official “unveiling” (some masks at the door for $5).

Tickets: $65 until midnight January 30. $75 at the door (if any remain): www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4455230

Location and info: Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine Street, Seattle, 98122: www.centuryballroom.com/home/events/masquerade-xii
Video of the 2017 Masquerade: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k1H9PWSfVs
11 years of photos: www.flickr.com/photos/heber-f/collections/72157638810836733/
Experience the Valse Café Orchestra: https://youtu.be/u6lcJvSL860



CHEERS TO 30 YEARS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020. USA Dance-Seattle Chapter #1004 extends an invitation to an exciting evening of social dancing to celebrate 30 years of Team Dancing by the USA Dance-Seattle – Team Dancers

30 Years of team dancing is cause for celebrating! Don’t miss out! Whether you are an alumni of the Team, have visited the Team, a Chapter member, or would just like to come and have fun dancing, we invite you to come enjoy a spectacular Gala Celebration evening with lots of social dancing to fantastic music by DJ TERRY WEST, a dance-related silent auction with one-of-a-kind items, delicious hors d’oeuvre stations, cash bar, Jack & Jill dances with prizes, memories, movies, and more. Cocktail attire. We look forward to sharing this exciting and memorable celebration with you!

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Nile Golf & Country Club, 6601 244th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Tickets: https://cheersto30years.brownpapertickets.com. Ticket price includes: Delicious hors d’oeuvre stations, free drink ticket, celebration dessert and a champagne toast. Proceeds from the Gala Celebration help support our program along with a percentage of the silent auction going to the Pacific Ballroom Dance Scholarship Fund.

Questions? Contact Anita Williams at 206-715-7889 or anitawilliamsdesign@gmail.com.



NEW CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS & ADVANCED DANCERS @ LAVIDA
MONDAYS: February 3 – February 24
7:30-8:30pm – Level 2/3 Waltz w/ Irina

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: February 3 – February 26
7:30-9pm - Ballroom Technique/Combo Intensive and Pre-Performance Training w/ Olena

TUESDAYS: February 4 – February 25
7:30-8:30pm - Level 3/4 Milonga Series w/ Natasha
8:30-10:00pm - Weekly TANGO “Practica” $5


THURSDAYS: February 6 – February 27
6:30-7:30pm – Level 2 Argentine Tango Classes w/Natasha

THURSDAYS: February 6 – February 27
7:30-8:30pm - Level 3/4 WCSwing w/ Za
8:30-9:30pm – Level 1 WCSwing w/Za


FRIDAYS: February 7 – February 28
6:00-7:00pm - Level 1 SALSA on2 w/ Alexandra
7:00-8:00pm - Level 1 BACHATA w/ Alexandra
7:00-8:00pm - Level 2 BACHATA w/ Julia


EVERY 1st FRIDAY, February 7
6:00 PM - Salsa class for beginners
7:00 PM - Bachata class for beginners
7:00 PM - Intermediate Bachata class
8:00 PM-12:00 AM – Salsa & Bachata 2-room Night begins
12:00 AM - Last Dance

$18 class + party, $10 party

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



29th ANNUAL SWEETHEART JAMBOREE – ROARING TWENTIES
FEBRUARY 14 - 16, 2020. Good times and great fun set the stage for our “Roaring Twenties" party! Our 25 instructors include: BRADLEY & LAUREN MONTOYA, MICHAEL BARR/ MICHELE BURTON and new this year TIM PEREZ. DANCE - DANCE - DANCE in THREE full-sized ballrooms. From Friday noon until Sunday afternoon; the FUN never stops!

Friday Night Fun!
Starting with our exciting line dance Jack OR Jill contest, moving to our WCS and Two-Step Jack AND Jill contests allows you to strut your stuff, win money, prizes & bragging rights! All entry monies go back to the winners. Prizes are sponsored by Steel Creek, Tacoma’s finest country nightclub: www.SteelCreekWhiskey.com

Saturday Night Fun!
Don’t miss our fabulous Dinner & Show. Dress up or down, enjoy wonderful performances, and have dinner with your Sweetheart Family! Always a sold out crowd pleaser!

Note: Line Dancers send requests to BRIAN BULL at endeavourbrian@gmail.com or www.djfeed.net/brian to have songs on the playlist.
Cost: Lots of options from 3-day passes (including dinner) at $145 to single night dance only for $15
Location: Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue. 425-455-1300 www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/L/LION-HF-SWEJCI-20190214/index.jhtml
Information & Registration: Go to www.SweetheartJamboree.com or call 253-906-3607



DANCE CALENDAR THROUGH JANUARY 30, 2020
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, January 17
DATE CHANGE, SPECIAL EVENT! CHINESE NEW YEAR DANCE. Note: The date of this special event was originally advertised as January 24, but that has been changed to January 17. Celebrate the Year of the Rat! Tonight's event will include a light buffet and a special Chinese performance. Dance on a 3,000 square foot hardwood dance floor from 8:00 to 11 PM to a variety of popular Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music. Admission of $10 includes water and light buffet 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, January 17
BRIORA BALLROOM FRIDAY PARTIES.
Arrive at 7:45 PM for a newcomer Rumba lesson. Dance to Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music from 8:30 to 10:00 PM. Briora Ballroom is the Seattle area’s most elegant dance venue - a stunning 6500+ square foot facility, featuring two dance floors, a comfortable lounge area, and retail shop. Lesson and dance party is $20 or $15 for the party alone. Special offer: 5 dance punch card for $50. Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. For more info contact Jessica McMorrow at jessica@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com. (Note: No dance on 1/24 due to rehearsal for the 1/31 Showcase.)

Friday, January 17
MIXED MUSIC BALLROOM SOCIAL. Arrive at 8:15 PM for an all-levels Merengue class. Then dance from 9:00 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, January 17
OUTDANCING WITH MC KOOP. OutDancing is one of the longest running nights for the LGBTQ social dance community in Seattle. It’s in Century's Main Ballroom. Start at 8:00 PM with a Line Dance lesson. Dance from 8:30 PM to 12:00 AM as Century Ballroom owner HALLIE KUPERMAN plays something for everyone: Salsa, Swing, Country, Waltz, Tango, Disco, West Coast Swing, you name it - mixing in some “non-partner” dance music just to shake your booty to. Ages 21+. $15 admission. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Friday, January 17
and Friday, January 24

CENTURY SALSA. Dance to music by DJ CEBRINA 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. $20 covers the lesson and dance, or $12 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, January 17 and Friday, January 24
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, January 17 and Friday, January 24
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, January 17 and Friday, January 24
EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE. Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson (Country Swing on 1/17, East Coast Swing on 1/24). INSTRUCTOR & DJ DAVE SERFLING plays a variety of music from 8 to 11 PM, including Country Two-Step, Swing (WCS, ECS and CW), Waltz, Nightclub Two-step, Line Dances, Cha-cha, Rumba and more. Admission is $15 for the lesson and dance for free, or $12 for the dance. Ages 18 and over. Alcohol-free atmosphere. The Rockin' Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave SE, Renton. For more info call 425-255-9211, email rockinhorsedancebarn@gmail.com or visit www.learn2dance4fun.com.

Friday, January 17 and Friday, January 24
FIRST CLASS BALLROOM DANCE PARTY.
Come and enjoy an evening of fun social dancing! At 8 PM take an introductory lesson (Tango & Rumba on 1/17, Foxtrot & Swing on 1/24). Then dance to a variety of Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more from 9 to 11 PM. Our air-conditioned dance studio is comfortable and bright, filled with friendly faces and highly experienced instructors. Be ready to meet new friends! Prices: $12 covers everything. First Class Ballroom, 1216 50th Street SE, Everett, WA 98203. For more information visit www.FirstClassBallroom.com or call 425-320-3955.

Friday, January 24
SEATTLE SOCIAL DANCE CLUB.
Note: This date was originally advertised as having a special Chinese New Year Dance but the date of that event was changed to January 17. Tonight is the regular weekly dance. 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, January 24
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE. Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson (Waltz on 1/24) 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, January 24
4th FRIDAY WESTIE SOCIAL. Arrive at 8:15 PM for an all-levels class West Coast Swing lesson. Then dance to West Coast Swing music from 9:00 to 11 PM. $12 covers the class and dance ($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, January 24
MIXED MUSIC BALLROOM SOCIAL.
Dance from 9:00 to 11 PM to a variety of music. $12 ($7 DW students). DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, January 18
FREE DANCE! NORTHWEST DANCE. Tonight's event is generously sponsored by DENISE HUGHES ... a great opportunity to bring friends! Arrive at 7:00 PM for a pre-dance lesson taught by NANCY FRY and GUY CARIDI: Start the new decade by adding style and footwork to your Swing dancing. Then dance from 8:00 to 11:00 PM to the live music of DINA BLADE & SWINGIN' IN THE RAIN. A NW Dance Network favorite, Dina’s vocals and her effervescent band lit up the room on New Year’s Eve, 2018, and we’re so happy to have them back! The dance is alcohol-free. 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, January 18
LATE NIGHT BACHATA.
Held on the first and third Saturdays of every month in Century's West Hall. Dance from 11:00 PM to 1:30 AM to music by DJ NICK. Ages 21+. Just $8 admission. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.


Saturday, January 18
and Saturday, January 25

CENTURY SWING. This dance is held every Saturday 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 BECCA. Ages 21+. $20 covers the lesson and dance, or $12 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, January 18 and Saturday, January 25
AVS: ALL VINYL SALSA. This event on 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th 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, January 18 and Saturday, January 25
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 (American Rumba 1/18, Argentine Tango on 1/25) begins at 7:15 PM followed by a balanced mix of traditional and popular ballroom music from 8 to 10:30 PM. Admission is $15 and includes 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, January 18 and Saturday, January 25
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, January 18
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 Salsa lesson from 7 to 8 PM then dance from 8 to 10 PM to a variety of Ballroom music with DJ RICK GOSSARD. $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, January 25
2020 COMMODORE'S BALL. This evening is open to EVERYONE 21+, single or partnered. Enjoy a dinner catered by Skillet then dance to a variety of FUN MUSIC by RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. There will also be a short Change of Watch ceremony to pass on flags and duties to the new officers. Festive attire encouraged! 6:02 - 6:58 PM - No-host Happy Hour. 6:58 - 8:18 PM - Dinner catered by Skillet. 8:18 - 8:38 PM - Change of Watch Ceremony. 8:38 - 11:30 PM - Dance! Dinner & Dance Tickets: $50 at www.seattlesinglesyc.com/social/event/cbpmt.htm. Dance only price: $25 at the door after 8:30 PM. Ballard Elks Lodge, 6411 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117. For more info: Email info@seattlesinglesyc.com or visit www.seattlesinglesyc.com/social/event/commodoresball.aspx.

Saturday, January 25
SPECIAL EVENT! AMABO LAUNCH PARTY. It's the Amabo Seattle Kizomba Festival! Dance in the Century's West Hall from 11 PM to 3 AM to music by DJ SHARISSE. $12 cover, ages 21+. 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, January 25

SPECIAL THEME! COUNTRTY WESTERN NIGHT @ PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE.
Start with a pre-dance Country Two-Step lesson from 7 to 8 PM then dance from 8 to 10 PM to music with DJ APRIL MORROW focusing on Country Western 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.

Saturday, January 25
SPECIAL THEME! USA DANCE TACOMA COUNTRY WESTERN THEME DANCE PARTY. 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 Cowboy Cha Cha with CHAR & ALAN. 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 cutarug@gmail.com or visit www.TerryWestProductions.com.

Saturday, January 25
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 Cha Cha lesson 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, January 25
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 1/25) followed by dancing from 8:30 to 10:30 PM. Take the lesson for $12 and the dance is free...dance-only admission is $12, so take the lesson! DanceSport International, 6344 NE 74th St, Suite #105 Seattle, WA 98115. For the full schedule visit www.dancesportseattle.com. Call Robert & Monique Hrouda at 206-550-6461 or email RobertHrouda@live.com for more information. (Note: No class or party on 1/18)


SUNDAYS

Sunday, January 19
SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB.
Afternoon workshops will be taught by PHOENIX GREY from Portland: 2- 3:30 PM - Switching it up! 4 PM - Using Rotation. 5 PM - Inviting Conversations. 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. See website for workshop pricing. 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, January 19 and Sunday, January 26
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. 1/19 features JACKIE RAATZ and a Samba lesson. 1/26 features RICK GOSSARD and a Foxtrot 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, January 19 and Sunday, January 26
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, January 19 and Sunday, January 26
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 $15. 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, January 19 and Sunday, January 26
SUNDAY SWING @ CENTURY BALLROOM.
This dance is held in Century's Main Ballroom. Arrive at 9:00 PM for an introductory Swing/Lindy Hop lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM. DJ BECCA plays on 1/19. DJ BEN plays on 1/26. All ages. $10 covers everything ($18 on live music nights). The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Sunday, January 26
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 THE CONN ARTISTS. $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, January 20 and Monday, January 27
DANCEWORKS STUDIO WEST COAST SWING SOCIAL. Dance to West Coast Swing music from 8:30 to 10:30 PM. $10 admission ($5 DW students). DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. Visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.

Monday, January 20 and Monday, January 27
CENTURY SALSA SOCIAL.
This dance is held in Century's West Hall. Dance from 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM to music by DJ LADY DEE. All ages. $9 admission. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Monday, January 20 and Monday, January 27
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, January 20 and Monday, January 27
MONDAY DANCE IN NORTHGATE. Dance! Eclectic — We’re back home at the Latvian Center in Northgate. Come at 6:30 for a beginner friendly, all levels, drop-in lesson. January classes are in Cross Step Waltz. Then dance 7:30-9:30 with friendly, inclusive dancers, in a lovely setting, on a beautiful new, silky smooth floor, to amazingly good sound and music. We play an irresistibly danceable mix of Waltz, Swing, Blues & Latin; popular American and world songs from vintage standards to current hits. Cost: $11 for the evening. We’re close in, easy to get to, sometimes tricky to find at first. Directions: www.danceeclectic.com/maps-transportation--parkin/index.html. Location: The Latvian Center, 11710 3rd Ave NE Seattle, 98125. For more info: Email info@DanceEclectic.com or visit www.DanceEclectic.com.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 21 and Tuesday, January 28
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 Milonga Level 3/4 Class (drop-in $18). 8:30 - 10:00 PM Tango Practica. Entrance: $5 or free for students currently enrolled in LaVida Tango classes. 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, January 14 and Tuesday, January 21 and Tuesday, January 28
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 KOICHI on 1/14, DJ KATIE on 1/21, and DJ SAMIR on 1/28. All ages. $10 admission. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.


Tuesday, January 21 and Tuesday, January 28
KENT DANCE WITH RANDY LITCH.
Note: NO Dance January 14 due to snow. Singer/guitarist RANDY LITCH plays Ballroom, Swing, Latin and Soft Rock continuously from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Dance on a 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor. 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, January 15 and Wednesday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 29
MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB.
Arrive at 6:30 PM for a pre-dance lesson then dance from 7:30 to 10 PM. 1/15 features a Foxtrot lesson and music by DJ TERRY WEST. 1/22 features a Foxtrot lesson and music by MICHAEL & LESLIE. 1/29 features a Hustle lesson and music by DJ TERRY WEST. 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, January 15 and Wednesday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 29
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, January 15 and Wednesday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 29
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. DJ EM (aka LA GRINGA) plays on 1/15, DJ SCREAMPUFF on 1/22, and DJ EXP on 1/29. All ages. $10 covers everything. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Wednesday, January 15 and Wednesday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 29
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. 1/15 features DJ BRIEN. 1/22 features DJ LAURA. 1/29 features DJ DARGOFF. Ages 21+. $10 covers everything. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.


THURSDAYS

Thursday, January 16
and Thursday, January 23 and Thursday, January 30

ARGENTINE TANGO AT
DANCEWORKS STUDIO. 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, January 16 and Thursday, January 23 and Thursday, January 30
CENTURY SALSA.
This dance is held 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 IZZY on 1/16, live music by CHARLY HERNANDEZ on 1/23, and DJ LADY DEE on 1/30. Ages 21+. $10 covers everything ($15 on live music nights). The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Thursday, January 16 and Thursday, January 23 and Thursday, January 30
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. 1/16 features music by MICHAEL & LESLIE. 1/23 features music by MICHAEL LANGDON. 1/30 features music by RANDY LITCH. Open to the public for $10 (Elks members $6, USA Dance members $8). Tacoma Elks and Allenmore Event Center, 2013 S. Cedar St. Tacoma. Please visit our Facebook at Allenmore Event Center for schedules and more info.

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