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Updated Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Bellevue: Sock Hop with The Jazz Geeks
Capitol Hill: Masquerade XIII
U-District: Argentine Tango with Michelle Badion
Ballard & Lake Union: Northwest Dance Network
Bellevue: "For Love or Money" Theatrical Showcase
U-District: Dance! Eclectic Classes & Dance
Dance Calendar through February 9, 2023


Dear Dancin' Friends,

This Thursday at the Bellevue Hilton
dance to music from the late 50s and early 60s. The Jazz Geeks will have three extra musicians for their Sock Hop theme dance. They always do a great job of engaging the crowd ... this special event will include trivia games and prizes. No cover charge!

Then on Friday it's Masquerade XIII at the Century Ballroom. After a two-year covid hiatus this annual event that so many look forward to returns in classic style. Many people dress up (not required ... so I'm not going to wear a tux this time) but you must wear a mask until the unveiling. It's well enough balanced that there's no waiting list for follows like in some previous years, but they could use a few more leads. Get your ticket by Thursday to save $10!

Bouncing back!
There have been noticeably higher turnouts at some dances including at Renton's Rockin' Horse Dance Barn, Auburn's Pacific Ballroom and Ballard's Leif Erikson Hall. I advertise the Leif Lounge dances as ending at 10:30 PM, but they had plenty enough dancers last Saturday and kept the party going until 11:00 PM. I hope they keep this up!

Linda Townsend West's Dance! Eclectic is also bouncing back! Her classes and dances will be for COVID cautious dancers ... I know some of you who have been waiting for this! She will require proof of bivalent vaccination (ie: vaccinated against covid in September of 2022 or later) and N95 masks at her classes starting in the U-District on February 5.

Important notes!
There will be NO Manhattan Dance Club tomorrow, January 25, due to a facility issue. It is expected to return on February 1. Also the WCS Thursday Dances in Kirkland have been permanently cancelled due to facility issues. However Tony Azar is working on a new location. I'll let you know when he finds one.

Donate to help victims of the tragedy at a ballroom studio in Monterey Park, CA. A Go Fund Me has been set up at www.gofundme.com/f/monterey-park-lunar-new-year-victims-fund. Thank you.

Scroll down for details on the above events and more plus a new two-week Dance Calendar.

Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ




SOCK HOP WITH THE JAZZ GEEKS
THURSDAY, JANUARY 26. Tonight is a special theme dance featuring music from the Sock Hop era! There will be trivia questions, prizes, and great fun all around. THE JAZZ GEEKS will be joined by three special guests: PHILIPPE JOUBERT (visiting from France) on bass. HARVEY LEONARD blowing his incomparable trumpet, and BRAD BENEFIELD wowing with his elegant, inventive guitar work.

Dance and dine to live music!
It's every Thursday from 7 to 9 PM at the Bellevue Hilton. THE JAZZ GEEKS play danceable Jazz standards and Blues, with occasional Pop and Country music. Dance East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Nightclub Two-Step, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Bossa Nova, and the occasional Tango ... most everything dancers enjoy! The Jazz Geeks is a four person ensemble with keyboard, bass, drums, vocals, plus guest artists who play various instruments.

Great ambiance; a restaurant with soaring ceilings (5 stories!), fresh air flowing through, delicious food and libations available, we dance on the immense marble lobby floor. And music that is both danceable and listenable.

Cost: FREE! That's right, there's no cover, so please purchase from the restaurant ... maybe make it a dinner and dancing date night! Or sit in the adjacent bar and order a drink.
Location: Solarium Kitchen & Bar, Hilton – Bellevue, 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue
More Info / Questions: Text lead singer MARJIE PETERSON at 206-909-7586, email marjie96@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/jazzgeeks.



MASQUERADE XIII
FRIDAY, JANUARY 27. This 13th Century Ballroom Masquerade might be the best variety dance imaginable: a 4-hour evening featuring the JOY STREET ORCHESTRA, with chanteuse DINA BLADE, diva LUCIA NEARE and ROCKIN’ RAFE WADLEIGH—plus a surprise opening act. Expect Swing, R & B, Latin, Waltzes, 50s Rock ‘n’ roll, Foxtrots, Quicksteps, Blues and more.

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). So, obviously, it’s not a “couples” dance.

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

This year’s theme: Icons & Iconoclasts. (If you choose, or just be yourself.)

Tickets: $65 advance and $75 day of show, if any remain

Location, info, get tickets: Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine Street, Seattle, 98122: https://centuryballroom.com/home/events/masquerade-xiii-icons-iconoclasts

See video of the 2017 Masquerade: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k1H9PWSfVs
See 12 years of photos here: www.flickr.com/photos/heber-f/collections/72157638810836733



ARGENTINE TANGO WITH MICHELLE BADION
EVERY WEDNESDAY. Michelle Badion has been teaching partner dance for over 35 years and knows how to make every class fun, exciting and satisfying!

7:00 - 8:00 PM. Beginning and Beyond.  Are you ready to start a wonderful new adventure?  Argentine Tango is beautiful and exciting and with Michelle, it's fun to learn. Couples and singles are welcome! Take the whole series, or drop in as you can. 

8:00 - 9:00 PM. Intermediate and Advanced. Take your tango to the next level.  Michelle can make the most difficult moves accessible, and fun. Every class is carefully curated to include equal time, technique and  tips for follows and leads.

Guided time on the dance floor
with a partner is the best way to improve quickly. Use the first class to hone in on your technique and the second one to stretch your vocabulary.

Cost: $20 per class or $30 for both classes or you can do 4 classes for $60. 
Location: University Heights Center - 5031 University Way NE, Seattle
Registration: Email Michelle at michelle@michellebadion.com and get the front door code
More Info: www.MichelleBadion.com



NORTHWEST DANCE NETWORK
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
TUESDAYS, 6 - 9 PM
Jan 24, Jan 31 & Feb 7: Swing & Waltz Series with Guy Caridi & Nancy Fry
Cost: $135 advance for the series, $150 walk-in


SUNDAYS
Jan 29, Feb 5 & 12, 3:30 – 5 PM:
Lindy with Margo Richardson & Mark Richardson
Jan 29, 5 - 6:30 PM: Blues Latin Fusion with Ari Levitt
Feb 12, 5 - 7 PM: Traveling Nightclub 2Step (2 part series) with Dean Paton & Janice Eklund

Sunday Workshop Cost:
$30 each workshop pre-registration, or $35 at the door

Registration for all workshops: www.amilia.com/store/en/northwest-dance-network/shop/programs

Location: Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle

THE LEIF LOUNGE: HOT CLUB SANDWICH
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4. Hot Club Sandwich
plays great Swing music plus Waltzes, Latin, Blues, Shuffles, and more at multiple tempos. They spread vocals among the players.

Pre-dance lesson:
7 - 8 PM
Dance: 8 to 10:30 PM
Cost:
$20 for dance and lesson
Location: Leif Erikson Ballroom, 2245 NW 57th Street, Seattle
Parking: Park for free right next door at Banner Bank (small fee charged to NW Dance) by using the code "2442". For details go to www.nwdance.net/free-parking.
More information: www.nwdance.net



"FOR LOVE OR MONEY" THEATRICAL SHOWCASE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4. Join Briora Ballroom for a spectacular celebration of music and dance! Enjoy elaborate performances from our students and staff.

Time: Starts at 7 PM
Location: Meydenbauer Center Theater, 11100 Northeast 6th Street, Bellevue
Cost: Ticket's start at $40: www.eventbrite.com/e/for-love-or-money-showcase-tickets-441983252807
More info: Visit https://briora.com/events or call 425-541-5123



DANCE! ECLECTIC CLASSES & DANCE
Classes and dances for COVID cautious dancers. While we can’t guarantee absolute safety, we can do our best to follow CDC guidelines including requiring proof of bivalent vaccination and N95 masks. And we can provide spacious dance floors with high ceilings, good ventilation and air flow, and lots of room off the dance floor to spread out and visit with friends and other dancers.

CLASSES
SUNDAYS, FEBRUARY 5, 12, 19, 26, 1:00-2:30 PM
One Step/Walking Blues — Simple, fun and many faceted. Re-mind yourself of moving to music while getting your dancing legs back after time off the floor, or learn a new dance. One basic dance. Two kinds of music. Two ways of moving. We’ll dance them both.
Covid Protocols: Proof of bivalent vaxx and N95 or KN95 mask required, no exceptions.
Cost $20/class
Location: UHeights Community Center, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle
Info and Registration: Email Linda at linda@danceeclectic.com

DANCES
Monday dance coming soon. We’re finalizing arrangements now for:
Same location, same weekly schedule 6:30 class, 7:30-9:30 dance
Same great music plus new dance tunes and SURPRISES. Stay tuned, more info coming soon.



DANCE CALENDAR THROUGH FEBRUARY 9, 2023
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.

Many things in the dance community are in flux after a long shutdown. I've included some Covid Protocols, but I suggest you double check details before going to any dance ... and bring a mask and proof of vaccination if there is any doubt.


FRIDAYS

Friday, January 27
SPECIAL EVENT! MASQUERADE XIII. A 4-hour evening featuring the JOY STREET ORCHESTRA, with chanteuse DINA BLADE, diva LUCIA NEARE and ROCKIN’ RAFE WADLEIGH—plus a surprise opening act. Expect Swing, R & B, Latin, Waltzes, 50s Rock ‘n’ roll, Foxtrots, Quicksteps, Blues and more. Opening act at 8:30 PM and dance till 12:30 AM—three and a half hours of dancing—plus surprises during two brief band breaks. Only rule: You must wear a mask until the official “unveiling” (some masks at the door for $5). This year’s theme: Icons & Iconoclasts. $65 advance and $75 day of show, if any remain. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine Street, Seattle, 98122. https://centuryballroom.com/home/events/masquerade-xiii-icons-iconoclasts

Friday, January 27
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE.
Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson in Nightclub Two-Step then dance to a variety of Ballroom music from 8:30 to 11 PM. Admission is $15. 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 27 and Friday, February 3
FIRST CLASS BALLROOM DANCE PARTY. Come and enjoy an evening of fun social dancing! At 8 PM take an introductory lesson (Foxtrot & Swing on 1/27, Waltz & Cha Cha on 2/3). 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: $15 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 27 and Friday, February 3
EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE. Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson in East Coast Swing on 1/27 and TBA on 2/3. INSTRUCTOR & DJ DAVE SERFLING plays a variety of music from 8 to 10:30 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, February 3
CENTURY KIZOMBA.
Dress to impress! This dance is on the first Friday of every month in Century's West Hall. Arrive at 9:00 PM for an introductory Kizomba lesson, then dance from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM to music by DJ MOJO. Ages 21+. $25 covers the lesson and dance, or $15 for the dance alone. 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.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, January 28
USA DANCE TACOMA.
Come out for this friendly dance and lesson on the 2nd Saturday of each month. All dancer levels are welcome! Tonight arrive at 7 PM as TERRY WEST teaches a TBA lesson. Then dance from 8 to 10:00 PM as Terry spins the tunes. Admission is $15 for everyone. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St. SW #109, Auburn, WA 98001. For more info contact USA Dance Tacoma President Bill Barber at bill1barber@yahoo.com or 253-224-8244.

Saturday, January 28
WOMEN DJs IN SALSA & BACHATA. Century Ballroom is proud to support, and highlight the amazing talents of women Salsa and Bachata DJs in Seattle. Each DJ will play a mix of these genres in rotating sets. Featured DJs include: DJ SPARKS, DJ LADY DEE, DJ SHARISSE, DJ LA GRINGA, DJ AVN and DJ LUCY. This dance is on the 4th Saturday of each month. Arrive at 8:30 PM for an intro lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to 1:30 AM. Ages 21+. $30 covers the lesson and dance or $20 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 28
and Saturday, February 4
NEW!
CENTURY BACHATA. Dance from 9:30 PM to 1:30 AM in Century's West Hall. 1/28 features music by women DJs (see above) and 2/4 features music by DJM. 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.


Saturday, January 28 and Saturday, February 4
SATURDAY NIGHT MILONGA.
Dance from 8:30 PM to Midnight to Argentine Tango music played by DJ TONY FAN. Admission is $15 ($20 on live music nights). Dance Underground, 340 - 15th Ave E, Seattle. For more info visit www.SeattleTango.com, email SeattleTango@hotmail.com, or call Ilana Rubin at 206-781-9553.

Saturday, February 4

THE LEIF LOUNGE.
This is NW Dance Network's new dance format with a cash bar, round tables, a cozier dance floor, and softer lighting. Arrive at 7:00 PM for a pre-dance workshop in TBA. Then dance from 8 to 10:30 PM to HOT CLUB SANDWICH. They'll play great Swing music plus Waltzes, Latin, Blues, Shuffles, and more at multiple tempos. They spread vocals among the players. Admission of $20 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, February 4
PBD SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE. Come dance to the rhythm of your favorite Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Country tunes! Your DJ/Instructor will be RICK GOSSARD. Arrive at 7:00 PM for lesson in TBA then dance from 8 to 10 PM. $15/person. 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, February 4
AVS: ALL VINYL SALSA. This event on 1st and 3rd 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 “El Travieso de la Salsa"& GUESTS. Ages 21+. $30 covers the lesson and dance, or $20 for the dance alone. 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.


SUNDAYS

Sunday, January 29 and Sunday, February 5
BALLARD ELKS DANCE.
Dance from 6 to 8 PM every Sunday to live music by LAUREN PETRIE. Lauren plays great music for Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more primarily from the 40's, 50's and 60's, with all the popular dances like Swing, W.C. Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, Rock, Line Dances, Night Club Two-Step, and whatever the dancers are up for. Dance on a wonderful, large dance floor with a beautiful view of Puget Sound. $7 admission ($10 on nights when there is a bartender). Everyone's welcome! 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 29 and Sunday, February 5
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 Midnight to music played by DJ BEN WHITE on 1/29 and DJ TBA on 2/5. All ages. $15 covers everything. 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, February 5
NEW LISTING!
EASTSIDE MILONGA. LaVida Studio in Kirkland has Argentine Tango dancing on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month. Arrive at 5 PM for a pre-milonga class then dance from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Entrance: $15 Milonga, $25 class. 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.

Sunday, February 5
SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB.
Afternoon workshops will be taught by from 4 to 6 PM. There's also a beginner West Coast Swing lesson upstairs for new folks from 6 to 6:30 PM. Dance from 6 to 9 PM with DJ TBA. Admission is $35 for the workshops and dance ($30 for SSDC members) or $15 for the dance alone ($10 for SSDC 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.SeattleSwingDanceClub.com.


MONDAYS

Monday, January 30 and Monday, February 6
WALTZ ETCETERA.
Every Monday including holidays! Ongoing drop-in Cross-step Waltz class from 7 to 8 PM, $20 (includes the dance). Go to www.waltzetc.com for info on Cross-step Waltz and the class. Open dancing from 8 to 10 PM; $10 for just the dance. DJ ZACHARIAH spins a mix featuring lots of Waltz and Blues, plus Nightclub Two-step, Swing, Foxtrot, and Latin dances. Dress is casual; come with or without a partner. At Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th St, Seattle. It's a lovely, well-ventilated hall with a fine hardwood floor in a quiet neighborhood. There's plenty of free street parking all around. Please park courteously, not too close to driveways.

Monday, January 30 and Monday, February 6
CENTURY SALSA PRACTICA.
This dance is held every Monday in Century's Main Ballroom. Dance from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM to music by DJ SPARKS. All ages. $10 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 30 and Monday, February 6
DANCING ON THE WATERFRONT. The Edmonds Waterfront Center (home of the Edmonds Senior Center) has brought Monday afternoon dancing back to this wonderful new facility! Doors open at 12:30pm. Dance from 1 to 3 PM to a variety of live ballroom music by ENCORE! The cover charge is $6 for EWC members, $10 for non-members. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be a senior to attend or to become a member of the EWC. Coffee will be provided. 220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020. The dance is in the Banquet Room South on the first floor. For more info visit www.edmondswaterfrontcenter.org or email Michelle.Burke@EdmondsWaterfrontCenter.org.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, January 24
NEW LISTING! BACHATA TUESDAYS. LaVida Studio in Kirkland has Bachata dancing on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month. Arrive at 8:30 PM for a complimentary Bachata class then dance starting at 9:30 PM. Entrance: Entrance: $25 dance + free class. 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 24

SHUFFLE CLUB @ CENTURY BALLROOM. Looking for a place to dance to uptempo Swing for your Balboa, Shag and Fast Lindy? This dance is held 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in Century's West Hall. 1/24 features DJs PETER & LAUREN. Dance from 9:30 to 12:00 AM. All ages. $15 covers everything and will also get you into the Swing dance in the Main Ballroom. 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 24 and Tuesday, January 31 and Tuesday, February 7
NEW WEEKLY DANCE! TACOMA DANCE STUDIOS SALSA AND BACHATA. Dance Salsa and Bachata in Tacoma! Take drop-in friendly classes then dance the night away to Salsa and Bachata with other Latin styles like Cha Cha and Merengue sprinkled in. The floor is lovely and spacious. Come dance, make new friends, and have fun! Bachata 7 PM, Salsa 8 PM, Social 9 - 10 PM. $20 per class or $90 for a 5-class package. The social is $5 or free with class admission. Tacoma Dance Studios 1127 Broadway Suite 204 & 205, Tacoma. There's plenty of free street parking after 6 PM. Contact STEVEN CHITH at either info@shlackand.dance or 253-293-5438 or visit https://shlackand.dance or www.facebook.com/groups/shlackanddance. Register at https://tacomadancestudios.com.

Tuesday, January 24 and Tuesday, January 31 and Tuesday, February 7
CENTURY WEST COAST SWING. This dance is held every Tuesday in Century's Main Ballroom. Dance from 8:30 to 11:30 PM to music by DJ REBECCA on 1/24. All ages. $15 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.



WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, January 25 and Wednesday, February 1 and Wednesday, February 8
DANCE FOR JOY! @ OMCULTURE. Dance for FREE from 8:30 to 9:30 PM or later to a variety of both traditional & eclectic/alternative music with DJs LILLI ANN and CLAIRE CAREY. There are also two series classes held before the dance (Intro to Nightclub Two-Step @ 6:30 and Shadow Waltz @ 7:30). OmCulture, 2210 N Pacific in lower Wallingford. More details at www.danceforjoy.biz or call 206-718-1858.


Wednesday, January 25 and Wednesday, February 1 and Wednesday, February 8
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 Midnight to music by DJ PETER FLAHIFF on 1/25 and DJ LAUREN on 2/1. All ages. $15 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.


Wednesday, January 25 and Wednesday, February 1 and Wednesday, February 8
"NEW HARMONY" WEST COAST SWING DANCE. At 7 PM take either a beginner WCS lesson with SCOT McKAY or an advanced WCS lesson with WREN NEWMAN. Then dance from 8 - 10:30 PM to a mix of Blues and Contemporary music with DJ SCOT McKAY or guest DJs. $10 for either class. $20 for both dance and class. $12 for dance only. Location: Mercer Island VFW, 1836 72nd Ave SE, Mercer Island. More Info: Contact Wren at WrenHartDance@gmail.com or Scot at tinboy66@hotmail.com or 206-227-4277. Covid Protocols: Masks are optional but you still must be vaccinated to attend.


Wednesday, January 25 and Wednesday, February 1 and Wednesday, February 8

TEA DANCE WEDNESDAYS. This 30-minute lesson and 90 minutes of social dancing will brighten your afternoon! Light refreshments provided. Come join us for some healthy dancing! The DJ/instructor is RICK GOSSARD. He'll teach a dance lesson at 1:00 PM then play a variety of Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Country music from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. $10 covers everything. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th Street SW, Auburn. For more info call 253-939-6524, email secretary@pacificballroom.org, or visit www.PacificBallroom.org.


Wednesday, February 1 and Wednesday, February 8
MANHATTAN BALLROOM DANCE CLUB.
Please note that there will be NO dance on January 25 due to a facility issue. Come meet new friends at the at 6:30 PM pre-dance lesson then dance then dance on a 3,200 square foot floor from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. On 2/8 the lesson is West Coast swing and music is by DJ DAVE GREEN. 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.



THURSDAYS

Thursday, January 26
SPECIAL THEME! SOCK HOP WITH THE JAZZ GEEKS. Dance to music from the Sock Hop era! There will be trivia questions, prizes, and great fun all around. THE JAZZ GEEKS will be joined by three special guests: PHILIPPE JOUBERT (visiting from France) on bass. HARVEY LEONARD blowing his incomparable trumpet, and BRAD BENEFIELD wowing with his elegant, inventive guitar work.
It's from 7 to 9 PM at the Solarium Kitchen & Bar in the Bellevue Hilton.
No cover charge, so please purchase food or drinks from the restaurant. Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue.
For more info text lead singer MARJIE PETERSON at 206-909-7586, email marjie96@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/jazzgeeks.


Thursday, January 26
and Thursday, February 2 and Thursday, February 9
TANGO PRACTICA. Dance to Argentine Tango music from 9:15 to 11:30 PM. Admission is $10. 1/12 features DJ STEVE SMITH and will be beginner's night with the first hour dedicated to beginners with a discount entry fee of $7. 1/26 features DJ JESSICA RITTS. 2/2 features DJ JENNY MULLIGAN. 2/9 features DJ STEVE SMITH and is beginner's night. Dance Underground, 340 - 15th Ave E, Seattle. For more info visit www.SeattleTango.com, email SeattleTango@hotmail.com, or call Ilana Rubin at 206-781-9553.


Thursday, January 26 and Thursday, February 2 and Thursday, February 9
CENTURY BACHATA SOCIAL. This dance is held every Thursday. Arrive at 9:00 PM for an introductory Bachata lesson. Dance from 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM to music by DJ ALIONA on 1/26. Ages 21+. $15 covers the lesson and dance. 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, February 2 and Thursday, February 9
THE JAZZ GEEKS @ THE BELLEVUE HILTON. Dine and dance from 7 to 9 PM at the Solarium Kitchen & Bar in the Bellevue Hilton. The band plays Jazz standards and some Blues and more for a range of dance styles: East and West Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Bolero, Night Club Two-Step ... most everything dancers enjoy! The Jazz Geeks is a four person ensemble with keyboard, bass, drums, vocals, and guest artists who play various instruments. No cover charge, so please purchase food or drinks from the restaurant. Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue. For more info text lead singer MARJIE PETERSON at 206-909-7586, email marjie96@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/jazzgeeks.

Thursday, February 9

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N THE GROOVE. A dance party with Hustle, Disco, House, Funk, Soul & R&B. It's a mix of people club dancing, freestyling and hustling. 8:00 PM Beginner Hustle Lesson. Social Dance 8:30 PM to 11 PM. Joint cover! $15 covers dance and lesson and also gets you into the Bachata Social in the Main Hall. Masks and vax are still required as of now but the situation is fluid. Century Ballroom, West Hall, 915 E Pine St, Seattle. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.


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Sincerely,

Ron Bolin