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Updated Monday, July 26, 2021
Ballard: Waltz Etcetera
Anywhere: Free 15-Minute Virtual Dance Breaks
Auburn: Mid-Summer Extravaganza, Latin Nights & Shall We Dance
Everett: August Classes with Noreen Zebold
Seattle: Dancing Til Dusk
Auburn: Pacific Ballroom August Classes + Free Workshop
Everett: Noreen's Ballroom Dances
Dance Calendar through August 12, 2021

Dear Dancin' Friends,


Please read the contents list above then scroll down for information on dances and classes plus a new two-week DANCE CALENDAR.

Partner dancing is returning ... unfortunately, so is covid. Partner dancing is currently dangerous for unvaccinated people due to the more contagious delta variant. 99.5% of covid deaths are among the unvaccinated, so the vaccines clearly make a huge difference. Washington State now averages 868 new cases of covid per day. This is nearly three times what it was just three weeks ago as shown at this link. Obviously the case rate rises before the death rate, so unfortunately I would expect to see an increase in deaths soon. Especially for face-to-face partner dancing the delta variant is a game changer, so I expect there may be new covid restrictions at local dances in the next week or two and I will try to report them. Here is new covid-related dance information that I have recently been informed of:

1. DJ ZACHARIAH
has announced that WALTZ ETCETERA is back ... STARTING TONIGHT, Monday, July 26. This half Waltz, half variety dance is at the Sunset Hill Community Club (Ballard area) and will be for fully vaccinated dancers only. Bring your vaccination card ... and have fun safely!

2. LILLI ANN CAREY has just revised the rules for DANCING TIL DUSK which will begin Tuesday, August 3. If you attend the pre-dance lessons, please bring a partner as changing partners will not be allowed during the lessons. In addition if you bring your vaccination certificate and picture ID, you will get a reusable DTD wrist band to wear indicating that you are vaccinated ... that way others will feel more comfortable dancing with you! Since these are FREE outdoor events with no place to check in, it would be hard to limit them to vaccinated people only, so all people (vaccinated or not) will be required to wear masks on the dance floor at all times.

3. TONY AZAR had planned to restart his WEST COAST SWING THURSDAY dances at the Lake City Eagles this week, but now due to the covid surge he's postponing it until Thursday, September 2. It will be vax-only. Watch my weekly emails for more information.

MICHELLE BADION ... who contracted covid early in the pandemic prior to vaccines being available ... is now fully vaccinated and has these tips for dancers:

1. Take your time, and be patient with others. Everyone is on their own timetable about when they feel comfortable dancing, socializing and hugging.
2. Make sure you understand the requirements of places you are planning on going to. Personally, I will only be going to vaccinated only dances until 2022.
3. Make a plan with your partner. Know ahead of time if you are both comfortable dancing with other people. If your partner is not, then respect that and wait to dance with others yourself.
4. Everyone is going to try to hug you. Know ahead of time if you are comfortable, and if not tell people that you are not ready for hugging everyone.
5. If a dance does not feel safe simply leave, but don’t ask for your money back. Think of it as a donation to our dance community. All dance teachers and promoters have been struggling and are doing their best to make a safe and fun experience.
6. If you are feeling a little out of practice, try one of the Tangosize (or Dancercize) breaks! (Details below). Most important, smile, have fun and be respectful and kind to others.


I dropped by PACIFIC BALLROOM in Auburn last week and saw the newly expanded dance floor in the already large ballroom. This will make social distancing even easier at this Saturday's special dance called the MID-SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA. Besides general dancing there will be light hors d'oeuvres and performances. Also check out the CLASSES WITH ALEX OLIVARES and the LATIN NIGHTS & SHALL WE DANCE ... now with lower prices!

Finally, I also dropped by the KENT SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
and was told that bringing the Tuesday dances back isn't even on their radar yet. When these dances do return, probably sometime in 2022, I hope they will have a dance in memory of Peggy who attended those dances without fail. She was a good dancer and I would dance with her nearly every time I DJ'd there. She sometimes brought me goodies to eat. She was always very energetic and enthusiastic ... but sadly was one of the early victims of covid.

Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ



WALTZ ETCETERA
EVERY MONDAY STARTING JULY 26. Waltz Etcetera is back! Vaccinated dancers only. You must show proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 to enter. No exceptions. Masks optional. It's fine by us if you prefer to wear a mask.

The music is spun by DJ ZACHARIAH who other than the necessary pandemic hiatus has done this weekly event since the beginning of 1999. It has become a beloved Seattle tradition. No partner required ... dancers are welcome to change partners if so inclined.

Time:
7:30 to 9:30 PM every Monday. There's no lesson, just two hours of dancing to about half Waltzes and half a mix of Swing, Blues, Nightclub Two-Step, Foxtrot, and Latin dances with the occasional surprise.
Cost: $10 per person
Location:
Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117. It's a lovely dance hall with a fine hardwood floor. Please be sure your shoes don't leave marks on the floor. It's located in a quiet neighborhood. There's plenty of free street parking all around. Please park courteously, not too close to driveways.
Website: www.waltzetc.com



FREE 15-MINUTE VIRTUAL DANCE BREAKS
Please invite all your dance friends to join!
Michelle Badion's Tangosize and Dancersize are short, 15-minute dance breaks designed to keep your skills sharp and spirits high ... and they also help you stay connected to our dance community! These breaks will always be fun, fast and free!

TANGOSIZE
MONDAY through FRIDAY, 11:30 - 11:45 AM, plus THURSDAY 5:30 - 5:45 PM
Description:
15 minutes of tango moves to keep your skills sharp and fun music to keep your tango spirit happy!

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83826436333?pwd=TEZveWs2Z3g3Q0xNRjNGalJxYkRWZz09
Passcode: "tango"

DANCERSIZE
WEDNESDAYS, 5:30 - 5:45 PM
Description:
15-minute dance break with swing, Latin and smooth steps, a huge variety of music to move to and a short interaction with other dancers. Let's keep partner dancing alive!

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86919429003?pwd=ZTBDS0FHRHhCZzU2QXcrMG13ZklmZz09
Pass Code: "dance"

For More Info:
Visit Michelle's facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/1124002601352375 or her website www.michellebadion.com



MID-SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA, LATIN NIGHTS & SHALL WE DANCE
Pacific Ballroom
now allows changing partners ... of course you may stick with your same partner if you wish. Masks are still recommended for unvaccinated patrons. Do not come if you are experiencing symptoms, or have tested positive, or have had contact with a covid positive person in the last 10 days.

MID-SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA
SATURDAY, JULY 31, 7:30 to 10 PM.
Everyone welcome! Dance on the large floor at Pacific Ballroom, enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and watch showcase performances. $25/person. Register at www.wellnessliving.com/rs/catalog-view.html?id_sale=4&k_id=1922891&k_option=6468955

LATIN NIGHTS
EVERY THURSDAY, 8:30 to 10 PM.
Come dance to the rhythm of your favorite Latin tunes! Enjoy a complementary 20-minute group class and have fun social dancing until 10 pm. $10 per person. Register now by emailing secretary@pacificballroom.org.

SHALL WE DANCE
EVERY SATURDAY IN AUGUST, 8:30 to 10 PM.
Come dance to the rhythm of your favorite Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Country tunes! Enjoy a complementary 20-minute class and have fun social dancing until 10 pm. $10 per person. Register now by emailing secretary@pacificballroom.org.

Location for above 3 events:
Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St. SW #109, Auburn, WA 98001
For More Info: Call/Text Alex at 832-388-8141, email alex@pacificballroom.org or visit www.PacificBallroom.org.



AUGUST CLASSES WITH NOREEN ZEBOLD
Monday Nights at 7 PM: Beginning II level. Review from the very basics with time for some practice dancing.
August 2 - East Coast Swing
August 9 - Tango
August 16 - West Coast Swing
August 23 - Nightclub Two-Step
August 30 - Viennese Waltz


Wednesday Nights: Intermediate/Advanced level. For those with some experience in the more advanced elements and Open Footwork (Silver Level).
AUGUST 4
7 PM: Quickstep
8 PM: Nightclub Two-Step

AUGUST 11
7 PM: Waltz
8 PM: West Coast Swing

AUGUST 18
7 PM: Tango
8 PM: Rumba

AUGUST 25
7 PM: Foxtrot
8 PM: Cha Cha


Per CDC guidelines:

If you are fully vaccinated you may rotate partners, mask is optional
If you are not fully vaccinated you must wear a mask, bring a partner and social distance from others
If you feel ill, have a fever or cough, please refrain from attending

Cost: Mondays: $60 for the month (5 classes), or $15 drop-in. Wednesdays: $48 for the month (4 classes) or $15 drop-in.
Location: Normanna Lodge (Sons of Norway), 2725 Oakes Ave, Everett. There is a designated parking lot directly across the street.
For more info: Contact Noreen at noreenballroom@yahoo.com or visit www.thedancefool.com.



DANCING TIL DUSK
Join us for Dancing til Dusk 2021, 10 summer evenings of music, dance lessons and dancing in downtown Seattle parks! We recommend you bring water for your own use. Please recycle your bottles.

For the safety of everyone, all participants will be required to wear a well-fitting mask on the dance floor.
Please bring one with you! Those wearing a mask that is slipping down or gaping will be respectfully asked to choose a blue surgical mask from the event table. We highly recommend you get vaccinated before participating in these events. Not being vaccinated puts you and others not vaccinated at risk for severe infection, long term effects and death. In addition if you bring your vaccination certificate and picture ID, we will give you a reusable DTD wrist band to wear indicating that you are vaccinated. Go You!

Free dances and lessons! Start at 6:30 PM with a dance lesson, no experience or partner required. Then dance from 7 to 9:30 PM. Due to covid risks please bring your own partner for the dance lesson. We will not change partners at the lesson.

Tuesday, August 3: Portage Bay Big Band,
Big Band Swing @ Westlake Park, 401 Pine St.
Thursday, August 5: Kevin Buster’s Lunch Money,
Swing & Blues @ Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave S
Tuesday, August 10: Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints,
Americana Rock ’n Roll Revival @ Pier 62, 1951 Alaskan Way
Thursday, August 12: Bayou Envie/Line Dancing,
Zydeco @ Freeway Park, 600 Seneca St.
Tuesday, August 17: DJ Koichi Tsunoda,
West Coast Swing @ Pier 62, 1951 Alaskan Way
Thursday, August 19: Tangoheart,
Tango @ Westlake Park, 401 Pine St.
Tuesday, August 24: Mambo Cadillac,
Salsa @ Pier 62, 1951 Alaskan Way
Thursday, August 26: Swingin' In the Rain w/Dina Blade,
A Bit of Everything! @ Westlake Park, 401 Pine St. Ball Blanc — wear white!
Tuesday, August 31: "The Billy Joe Show",
Honky Tonk/Swing @ Pier 62, 1951 Alaskan Way

Fundraiser!
Thursday, September 2: KGB,
Waltz and more! 7 to 10 PM @ Westlake Park, 401 Pine St. $20 recommended donation

More info: www.danceforjoy.biz/dancingtildusk/index.html. Rain Hotline: 206-264-5646.



PACIFIC BALLROOM AUGUST CLASSES + FREE WORKSHOP
SERIES CLASSES START AUGUST 4. These one-hour in-studio classes have limited capacity with students needing to sign a COVID waiver, pass wellness screening, wear masks and adhere to strict rules on partnering and cleanliness.

WEDNESDAYS, AUGUST 4 - 25
7:30 PM: Beginner Viennese Waltz
8 PM: Intermediate East Coast Swing
THURSDAYS, AUGUST 5 - 26
8:00 PM: Salsa, Bachata, & Merengue
FRIDAYS, AUGUST 6 - 27
7:00 PM: Beginner American Foxtrot
8:00 PM: Intermediate Bolero
SATURDAYS, AUGUST 7 - 28
NOON: Latin Drills
7:30 PM: Intermediate Rumba & Tango


FREE EAST COAST SWING WORKSHOP
SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 @ 5:30 PM. This in-studio FREE class is perfect for beginners and experienced dancers alike. No partner is necessary, but please bring your friends! Register at this link: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ei8h010qb347f8f4

Cost: In-studio classes are $60 per month per class. Drop-in $20/class
Registration: www.pacificballroom.org/adult-classes
Location: Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St. SW #109, Auburn, WA 98001
For More Info: Call/Text Alex at 832-388-8141, email alex@pacificballroom.org or visit www.PacificBallroom.org.



NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCES
FRIDAYS, AUGUST 13 & 27.

8 - 8:30PM: Mini lesson (August 13 Nightclub Two-Step, August 27 Waltz)
8:30 - 11 PM: Open Ballroom Dance
Cost: $15 per person

Per CDC guidelines:
If you are fully vaccinated you may rotate partners, mask is optional
If you are not fully vaccinated you must wear a mask, bring a partner and social distance from others
If you feel ill, have a fever or cough, please refrain from attending

Location: Normanna Lodge (Sons of Norway), 2725 Oakes Ave, Everett. There is a designated parking lot directly across the street.
For more info: Contact Noreen at noreenballroom@yahoo.com or visit www.thedancefool.com.



DANCE CALENDAR THROUGH AUGUST 12, 2021
HOW TO USE THIS CALENDAR:
Two or more weeks may be 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 to have your dance included.


FRIDAYS

Friday, July 30 and Friday, August 6
EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE. Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson. 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. Masks will not be required but you may wear one if you want to. 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.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, July 31 and Saturday, August 7

SHALL WE DANCE. Come dance to the rhythm of your favorite Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Country tunes! Enjoy a 20-minute complementary group class and 70 minutes of open dance time. The DJ/instructor is ALEX OLIVARES. $10/person. Register now by emailing secretary@pacificballroom.org. Note: All unvaccinated patrons should wear masks, but capacity is 100% of building capacity and vaccinated patrons do not have to wear masks or limit partnering. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St. SW #109, Auburn, WA 98001. Call/Text Alex at 832-388-8141, email alex@pacificballroom.org or visit www.PacificBallroom.org.

Saturday, July 31 and Saturday, August 7

SONG SCOUT SATURDAYS.
Start with either a Basics or Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson at 8 PM. Dance 9 PM to Midnight+ to West Coast Swing and Nightclub Two-Step music played by DJs PAUL & MELINDA BOOTH. Neon lighting, free water & snickers too! Per current government guidelines, fully vaccinated people can resume all activities without a mask. Unvaccinated people are still asked to wear a mask. Please be prepared to show your vaccination card. $8 class, $15 dance, $23 both. 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, July 31 and Saturday, August 7
ARIA BALLROOM DANCE PARTY.
Join us on our beautiful dance floor on Seattle’s eastside. Dance to a balanced mix of traditional and popular ballroom music from 8 to 10:30 PM. (Currently there are no pre-dance lessons). 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. See covid restrictions at https://ariaballroom.com/covid-19. Admission is $15. 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, August 1 and Sunday, August 8
NORTHWEST DANCESPORT SUNDAY DANCE.
RICK GOSSARD teaches an all-levels lesson at 6 PM (American Cha Cha on 8/1, International Rumba on 8/8). Then dance from 7 to 9 PM to a wide variety of Ballroom, Swing and Latin music with DJ RICK GOSSARD. Large dance floor, well-ventilated. Held at Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 - 15th St SW, Auburn WA 98001. $15/person (6:00 PM class included). $5 Discount for students that attend the 5:00 intermediate class that day. Open to all guests! Masks are encouraged for the unvaccinated. More Info: Contact Rick Gossard at 425-451-4815 or NWDanceSport@aol.com.


MONDAYS

Monday, July 26 and Monday, August 2 and Monday, August 9
IT'S BACK! WALTZ ETCETERA.
Dance from 7:30 to 9:30 PM to about half Waltzes and half a mix of Swing, Blues, Nightclub Two-Step, Foxtrot, and Latin dances with the occasional surprise. The music is spun by DJ ZACHARIAH. Vaccinated dancers only. You must show proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 to enter. No exceptions. Masks optional. It's fine by us if you prefer to wear a mask. No partner required ... dancers are welcome to change partners if so inclined. There's no lesson. $10 per person. Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th St, Seattle. Located in a quiet neighborhood, it's a lovely hall with a fine hardwood floor. There's plenty of free street parking all around. Please park courteously, not too close to driveways. Website: www.waltzetc.com.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, July 27 and Tuesday, August 3 and Tuesday August 10
BRIORA BALLROOM TUESDAY PARTIES.
These parties are for Briora Virtual Members only - sign up at www.brioravirtual.com which will give you entry into all group classes and parties plus much more! Arrive at 8:00 PM for your choice of either a beginner lesson, intermediate/advanced lesson, or an Argentine Tango lesson. Then dance to Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music from 9:00 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. 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.


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, July 28 and Wednesday, August 4 and Wednesday, August 11
IT'S BACK! MANHATTAN BALLROOM DANCE CLUB. Dance to music by DJ TERRY WEST! Terry will teach a pre-dance lesson at 6:30 PM (West Coast Swing on 7/28, Nightclub Two0Step on 8/4 and 8/11) no partner or experience needed. Then Terry will play a wide variety of Ballroom, Swing and Latin music from 7:30 to 10 PM for dancing on the 3,200 square foot floor. The cover charge is $10 for the public and $7 for members. The membership fee is $20. All attendees will be required to show proof that they have been vaccinated against covid. The dances are held at the American Veterans Club (upper level), 5717 South Tyler, Tacoma. For more information visit our website at www.ManhattanClub.org or email info@manhattanclub.org.


THURSDAYS

Thursday, July 29 and Thursday, August 5 and Thursday, August 12
LATIN NIGHT.
Come dance to the rhythm of your favorite Latin tunes! Enjoy a 20-minute complementary group class and 70 minutes of open dance time. The DJ/instructor is ALEX OLIVARES. $10/person. Register now by emailing secretary@pacificballroom.org. Note: All unvaccinated patrons should wear masks, but capacity is 100% of building capacity and vaccinated patrons do not have to wear masks or limit partnering. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St. SW #109, Auburn, WA 98001. Call/Text Alex at 832-388-8141, email alex@pacificballroom.org or visit www.PacificBallroom.org.

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Ron Bolin
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