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Updated Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Kent: Ron Bolin @ Kent Tuesday Dances
Seattle: Dancing 'til Dusk
Auburn: Summer Classes with Rick Gossard
Lynnwood: Classes with Sergey, Dee & Mike + Dances with Merly & Casanova
Tacoma: Ron Bolin Plays @ The Tacoma Elks
Seattle: Havana Summer Night Cruise
Northgate: Dance in Lake City — Temporary Location and Time
Dance Calendar through August 2, 2018


Dear Dancin' Friends,


Too hot to dance? Not if it's air-conditioned!
We had one of the largest turnouts when I played at the KENT TUESDAY NIGHT DANCE two weeks ago ... and I'm doing it again tonight! I'll also play for the TACOMA ELKS DANCE this Thursday. I always look forward to seeing my Southend friends. Both venues have AC!

Full details on these and other dance events are below along with a new two-week DANCE CALENDAR.

See you soon! -- Ron Bolin



RON BOLIN @ KENT TUESDAY DANCES
TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018. Dance to (and with) yours truly, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. I'll play a wide variety of Swing, Ballroom, Latin, Rock/Pop and Country music on a wonderful 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood dance floor. Complimentary refreshments are provided by Farrington Court. Plenty of free parking in the large lot. All ages are welcome.

I'll also be playing for the KENT SENIOR DANCE from 1:15 to 2:15 PM. This is an absolutely FREE dance open to all people 50+. There's also lunch available from 11:45 to 1 PM for $7.

Location: Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent
Admission: Only $4 (donations accepted for snacks)
For more info: Visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164




DANCING 'TIL DUSK
EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY THROUGH AUGUST 23. Now in its 12th year! Dancing 'til Dusk is back with FREE beginner lessons and dancing at downtown Seattle parks. Dance under the stars on Seattle Parks & Recreation's own dance floor. All nights feature a free one-hour beginner lesson from 6 to 7 PM. Dance demos and DJ'd music are featured at the band breaks. Everyone welcome, no partner needed. If the weather is inclement, call the rain hotline 206-264-5646. The schedule is below plus you'll find LOTS more details at www.danceforjoy.biz.

TUESDAYS, 6 - 9:30 PM in Westlake Park, 401 Pine St.
July 17 - East Coast Swing lesson with Sean Donovan. Billy Joe Show: Honky Tonk Swing
July 24 - Zydeco lesson with Sean Donovan. Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble (direct from Louisiana): Zydeco
July 31 - Swing lesson with Kevin Buster. Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints: Swing
August 7 - West Coast Swing lesson with Rebecca Savoca and Reginald Beason. DJ Koichi Tsunoda: West Coast Swing
August 14 - Tango lesson with Kristina Ivanova. Tangoheart: Tango
August 21 - Swing lesson with Lilli Ann and Claire Carey. Swingin’ in the Rain with Dina Blade: A Little Bit of Everything

THURSDAY, 6 - 9:30 PM in Occidental Park, 250 Occidental St.
July 19 - East Coast Swing Lesson with Daniel Newsome. Casey MacGill Trio: Swing

THURSDAYS, 6 - 9:30 PM
in Freeway Park, 6th & Seneca St.
July 26 - East Coast Swing with Mark Kihara. Portage Bay Big Band: Big Band Swing
August 2 - Salsa lesson with Michael Cahn. Buena Vibra: Salsa
August 9 - Blues lesson with Sean Donovan. Lady A Band: Swing and Blues
August 16 - Swing lesson with Lilli Ann Carey. Ranger and the "Re-Arrangers": Gypsy Swing
August 23 - Waltz lesson with Dean Paton. Kevin Buster's Lunch Money: Waltz and more! A Ball Rouge...wear something Red!




SUMMER CLASSES WITH RICK GOSSARD
It's time to sign up for the next 5-week Adult Class Series with RICK GOSSARD at Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn. No partner necessary.

MONDAYS, JULY 16 – AUGUST 13
7:30 PM – Beginning Bolero
8:30 PM – Intermediate Salsa/Bachata


WEDNESDAYS, JULY 18 - AUGUST 15

7:00 PM – Beginning Quickstep
8:00 PM – Intermediate Nightclub Two-Step


FRIDAYS, JULY 20 - AUGUST 17
7:00 PM – Beginning Rumba/Cha Cha
8:00 PM – Intermediate New York Hustle

9:00 PM - Advanced International Rumba

Notes: Intermediate and Advanced classes require prerequisites – you must contact the instructor for any exceptions.
Cost: $55 person/$95 couple if you register early online at www.pacificballroom.org/adult. At door $60 person/$100 couple. Single class drop-in $15.
Location:
Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St SW, Auburn. Easy Freeway Access and Plenty of Free Parking
Questions: Contact Rick Gossard at Rick@pacificballroom.org or 425-451-4815




CLASSES WITH SERGEY, DEE & MIKE + DANCES WITH MERLY & CASANOVA

HAYLOFT CLASSES. New group dance classes at the Hayloft with a host of times to choose from. Drop in and pay at the door (cash please). Dances taught change weekly. Come join the fun!

WEDNESDAYS, JULY 18, 25 ... $15/class
NEW! 7:00 - 8:00 PM: American Smooth and International Standard class with Blackpool finalist SERGEY NEKRASOV

FRIDAYS, JULY 20, 27 ... (first Saturday then Fridays rest of month). $15/class
7:00 - 7:45 PM: Beginner/Intermediate class with DEE SCHORE
7:45 - 8:30 PM: Advanced class with DEE SCHORE (beginner/intermediate dancers welcome to stay)

SATURDAYS, JULY 21, 28 ... $10/class
11 - 11:45 AM. Saturday morning American Smooth and American Rhythm Ballroom class with MIKE EWING

HAYLOFT DANCES

SATURDAY, JULY 28. MERLY'S VARIETY DANCE &. $12 covers everything.
7:00 - 8:00 PM: TBA lesson
8:00 - 10:30 PM: Variety Dance with DJ MERLY "M-FORCE"


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



RON BOLIN PLAYS @ THE TACOMA ELKS
THURSDAY, JULY 19. Join yours truly, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, as I play a big variety of styles of music for all types of dancing: Swing, Ballroom, Latin, Country, Rock & Roll, Disco ... It's at the Tacoma Elks' beautiful new building! Dance on one of the nicest dance floors in their 4,500 sf hall.

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, WA 98405
For more info: Please visit our Facebook at Allenmore Event Center.

Upcoming dance music at the Tacoma Elks:
July 19: Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ
July 26: Sapphire—Ted Argo
August 2: Casanova
August 9: Randy Litch
August 16: Black Velvet
August 23: Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ




HAVANA NIGHT SUMMER CRUISE
SATURDAY, JULY 21, 7 - 10:30 PM. Get ready to Salsa at sunset on Briora Ballroom's summer cruise! Enjoy social dancing, catered food and drinks, and a beautiful view of Lake Washington. Bring your friends for a night to remember! RSVP to reserve your ticket - spaces are limited!

Cost: $165 per person
Location: AGC Marina, 1200 Westlake Ave North Dock E, Seattle (by the Argosy Ticket Booth). Boarding starts at 7 PM.
For more information and to reserve your ticket call us at 425-641-5123.



DANCE IN LAKE CITY — TEMPORARY SUMMER LOCATION AND TIME
EVERY MONDAY. For two months — July and August —
we’ll start dancing an hour later, at 7:30 PM, in AIR CONDITIONED comfort at NORTHGATE COMMUNITY CENTER while our usual digs undergo maintenance. It’s a beautiful, new facility located across from the Northgate Mall behind the library. (Go in the Library driveway and past it to the back, you’ll see the CC.) The MultiPurpose Room we’ll be using has a lovely dance floor, big windows overlooking a wooded ravine, and direct access to an outdoor patio — and did I mention it’s AIR CONDITIONED?

We’ll do our traditional Summer Shorts — Three weeks each of dances we don’t usually teach — East Coast Swing (July 2, 9 & 16), Salsa (July 23, 30 & August 6) and Nightclub 2-Step (August 13, 20 & 27) this year.

Here are the details:
When: We’ll be here every Monday from July 2 - August 27
Where: Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle 98125, across from the Mall, behind the library.
Link to Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Northgate+Community+Center/@47.7053681,-122.3245195,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x54901156198fab35:0xf58d77403c9b8d05!8m2!3d47.7053645!4d-122.3223255
Time & Price: Class 7:30 - 8:00 PM, $8 (+ mini lessons throughout the dance). Dance Only 8:00-10:00PM, $10. Class & Dance: $10.

For more info email LINDA TOWNSEND WEST at info@DanceEclectic.com. Come dance with us!




DANCE CALENDAR THROUGH AUGUST 2, 2018

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, July 20
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, July 20
USA DANCE BELLINGHAM. Dances are now on the third Friday of every month at The Majestic. Tonight arrive at 7:15 PM for a pre-dance TBA lesson with TBA. Then dance to live music by TBA from 8 to 10 PM. Beginners, experienced, singles, couples, seniors and students…all are welcome. Please bring dance shoes (no spike heels) or shoes with non-marking soles to protect the dance floor. Refreshments will be served in the anteroom. $10 admission or $7 for USA Dance members. The Majestic, 1023 North Forest, Bellingham. Details 360-734-5676 or www.bellinghamusadance.com.

Friday, July 20 and Friday, July 27
DANCEWORKS STUDIO VARIETY DANCE. Arrive at 7:45 PM for an all-levels class (East Coast Swing on July 20, West Coast Swing on July 27). Then dance from 8:30 to 11 PM to a variety of music. $12 class and dance, $10 dance only ($5 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, July 20 and Friday, July 27
SEATTLE SOCIAL DANCE CLUB. All ages are welcome to this weekly Friday dance. Start with a 30-minute complimentary lesson at 8 PM then dance on a 3,000 square foot hardwood dance floor from 8:30 to 11 PM to a variety of popular Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music. Admission of $10 includes water and snacks plus we have door prize drawings for free dance passes. Held upstairs at Chong-Wa Benevolent Association, 522 7th Ave S, Seattle. Go upstairs and ask for a free pass to park in our large lot behind the building which is monitored by an attendant from 9 to 11 PM to assure safety for our guests. For more info contact Jeanne at 425-644-3030 (or 206-725-4331 for Chinese) or email SeattleSocialDanceClub@gmail.com.

Friday, July 20 and Friday, July 27
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY, SWING & A LITTLE EVERYTHING. Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson (Rumba on July 20, Cha Cha on July 27). 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, July 20 and Friday, July 27
EDMONDS SENIOR CENTER FRIDAY FLING. All ages are welcome to dance to live music every Friday from 1 to 3 PM. The ASTORIA COMBO plays on the 2nd, 4th, (and 5th if there is one) Fridays of the month. NICE 'N EASY plays on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Donation is $4. Refreshments are provided. Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Avenue, Edmonds, just west of the Ferry Terminal. The ballroom is upstairs and has a large dance floor, a view of Puget Sound, and mirrored ball. For more info call 425-774-5555, or go to www.scscedmonds.org.

Friday, July 20 and Friday, July 27
FIRST CLASS BALLROOM. Come and enjoy an evening of fun social dancing with DJ TERRY WEST. Arrive at 8 PM for an introductory lesson (Foxtrot and Swing on July 20, Waltz and Cha Cha on July 27) 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! $12 covers the lesson and dance. First Class Ballroom, 1216 50th Street SE, Everett, WA 98203. For more information visit www.FirstClassBallroom.com or call 425-320-3955.

Friday, July 20 and Friday, July 27
BRIORA BALLROOM FRIDAY PARTIES. Arrive at 7:00 PM for a group class (Salsa on July 20, Foxtrot on July 27). Then dance to Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music from 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM. Briora Ballroom is the Seattle area’s most elegant dance venue - a stunning 6500+ square foot facility, featuring two dance floors, a comfortable lounge area, and retail shop. Admission is $15. 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, July 27
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE. Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson (Rumba on July 27), 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, July 27
ARGENTINE TANGO "MILONGA LaVIDA" SOCIAL DANCE PARTY. Enjoy the fascinating, sensual ballroom dance that originated in Buenos Aires. 8:00pm - Introduction to Tango Class for Absolute Beginners - FREE. 8:30pm - 9:30pm Tango-Nuevo Music with DJ KRISTINA. 9:30pm - Midnight Traditional Music with DJ ANTON. Entrance: $10 (light refreshments provided). 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.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, July 21
SPECIAL EVENT! DANCESPORT INTERNATIONAL SUMMER POTLUCK SHOWCASE PARTY. Enjoy performances by students and staff. Plenty of dancing between performances. 7:30 to 11 PM. $20 adults / $10 youth. DanceSport International, 6344 NE 74th St, Suite #105 Seattle, WA 98115. For more information visit http://www.dancesportseattle.com/special-events.html, call Robert & Monique Hrouda at 206-550-6461 or email RobertHrouda@live.com.

Saturday, July 21
THIRD SATURDAY SALSA SOCIAL.
Get your groove on Latin style at My World Dance. Arrive at 3:30 PM for a pre-dance lesson, then dance from 4 to 6 PM doing Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Rumba, Cumbia, Cha Cha, Casino Rueda, and more. Instructors/DJs PAMELA JOHNSON and PETER BLAUSTEIN will spin the rhythms for you to dance. Light refreshments are provided. Admission fee of $5 includes the lesson. This dance is held on the 3rd Saturday of every month. My World Dance, 849 Hiawatha Place South (Central Area), Seattle. For more info contact 206-861-2500, suzanne@myworld-df.com or visit www.myworld-df.com.

Saturday, July 21
NORTHWEST DANCE.
Arrive at 7:00 PM for a pre-dance workshop in TBA. Then dance from 8:00 to 11:00 PM to the live music of SEATTLE HOUSEROCKERS. From gut-wrenching blues to a get down funky number, this band covers all the bases. Classic rhythm and blues, New Orleans beat, swing, boogie and straight up blues are all served with feeling. After decades of performing and contributing to dozens of recordings, members of the Seattle Houserockers are journeyman professional musicians. They have performed at festivals and in clubs all over the world. 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, July 21 and Saturday, July 28
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 (West Coast Swing on July 21, American Rumba on July 28) followed by a balanced mix of traditional and popular ballroom music from 8 to 11 PM. Admission is $10 or free for those who take 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, July 28
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 (Waltz and Swing on July 28) 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 schedule visit www.dancesportseattle.com/calendar.html, call Robert & Monique Hrouda at 206-550-6461 or email RobertHrouda@live.com for more information.

Saturday, July 21 and Saturday, July 28
SONG SCOUT SATURDAYS. Start with your choice of either a Basics and Beyond or an Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson at 8 PM. Dance 9 PM to Midnight+. Dance 9 PM to Midnight+. Dance every Saturday to West Coast Swing and Nightclub Two-Step music played by DJ PAUL BOOTH. Music is an awesome blend of newest WCS/NC2 hits & classics. Neon lighting, free water & snickers too! Basics Class w/Dance for $10 Or an Intermediate WCS lesson for $5; drop-ins are welcome. Dance alone is $10. Kirkland Dance Center, 835 7th Ave, Kirkland. For more info contact Paul at pbooth@comcast.net or Melinda at melindabooth@comcast.net or 206-953-1065 or visit www.songscout.net.

Saturday, July 21 and Saturday, July 28
PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn is well-known for teaching kids, but also has events for adults! Check it out this Saturday. Start with a pre-dance lesson from 8 to 9 PM then dance from 9 to 11 PM to a variety of Ballroom music. July 21 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Salsa lesson. July 28 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Bolero lesson. $10 admission covers the class and dance. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St SW, Suite 109, Auburn. For more info visit www.pacificballroom.org or contact Rick at 425-451-4815 or Rick@pacificballroom.org.

Saturday, July 28
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 TBA 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, July 28
USA DANCE TACOMA 17th ANNIVERSARY DANCE. 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 Samba with ARLENE HOILAND. 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 dancetacoma@aol.com or visit www.dancetacoma.org.


SUNDAYS

Sunday, July 22

WALTZ CAFÉ @ THE CENTURY BALLROOM. This lively tea dance occurs twice 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 ballroom’s 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, July 22 and Sunday, July 29
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. July 22 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Nightclub Two-Step lesson. July 29 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and an International Rumba 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, July 22 and Sunday, July 29
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 PM. Admission is $10. 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, July 22 and Sunday, July 29
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.

MONDAYS

Monday, July 23 and Monday, July 30
SUMMER LOCATION AND TIME CHANGE! DANCE AT NORTHGATE.
Join us for class at 7:30, then dance 8:00-10:00. Class is progressive and drop-in. We’re doing our traditional Summer Shorts from now until the end of August, three weeks each of dances we don’t often teach — East Coast Swing (July 2, 9 & 16), Salsa (July 23, 30 & August 6) and Nightclub 2-Step (August 13, 20 & 27). No pre-registration necessary. Come when you can, pay only for classes you take. Then dance Swing, Waltz, One Step/Blues, 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. Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th 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, July 23 and Monday, July 30
STAR CENTER BALLROOM DANCE. Come out to Tacoma's beautiful new Star Center for dancing to the music of 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, July 23 and Monday, July 30
DANCEWORKS STUDIO WEST COAST SWING NIGHT.
Choose from either a Level 1 or Level 3 West Coast Swing lesson at 7:45 PM. Then 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, July 17
RON BOLIN @ KENT TUESDAY DANCES.
Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, for TWO dances in Kent! First I'll play for the KENT SENIOR DANCE from 1:15 to 2:15 PM. This is an absolutely FREE dance open to all people 50+. Then I'll play from 7:30 to 9:30 PM for the all-ages KENT EVENING DANCE. I'll include a wide variety of Swing, Ballroom, Latin, Rock/Pop and Country music at both dances. Dance on a wonderful 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood dance floor. In the evening, complimentary refreshments are provided by Farrington Court. Evening admission is only $4 (donations accepted for snacks). Plenty of free parking in the large lot. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. For more info visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164.

Tuesday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 31
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, July 24 and Tuesday, July 31
KENT DANCE. Dance to live music on a 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor. RANDY LITCH plays Ballroom, Swing, Latin and vintage Rock and Roll continuously from 7:30 to 9:15 PM. Complimentary refreshments are provided by The Lakeshore, Weatherly Inn, Stafford Suites, Farrington Court, or Judson Park. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. Admission is only $4 (donations accepted for snacks) and parking is free. All ages are welcome, not just 50+. For more info visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164.


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, July 18 and Wednesday, July 25 and Wednesday, August 1
DANCEWORKS SALSA PARTY. Express your Salsa self in a fun, non-alcoholic, all age venue. Exercise, socialize, discover and explore Salsa, Bachata & Merengue. Choose either a Level 1 or Level 3 lesson at 7:45 PM. Then dance from 8:30 to 11:30 PM to mixed Latin music. Lesson $10, Dance #10 ($5 DW students). This event is included with all DanceWorks dance passes. Location: DanceWorks, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052. For more info email info@danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595 or visit www.danceworksstudio.com.

Wednesday, July 18 and Wednesday, July 25 and Wednesday, August 1
WEDNESDAY WEST COAST SWING IN BELLEVUE. Come out for a fun night of West Coast Swing dancing. Your DJ is SCOT McKAY. Scot and WREN NEWMAN will teach a drop-in beginning West Coast Swing lesson from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. Dance from 8:30 to 11 PM to a mix of Blues and Contemporary music. 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, July 18 and Wednesday, July 25 and Wednesday, August 1
MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB.
Arrive at 6:30 PM for a free pre-dance lesson then dance from 7:30 to 10 PM. July 18 features a Salsa lesson and music by MICHAEL & LESLIE. July 24 features a Tango lesson and music by CASANOVA. August 1 features a Tango lesson and music by singer LOIS ANN MARLER and DJ DAVE GREEN. The cover charge is $10 for the public and $6 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, July 19 and Thursday, July 26 and Thursday, August 2
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. July 19 features music by RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. July 26 features music by SAPPHIRETED ARGO. August 2 features music by CASANOVA. 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, July 19 and Thursday, July 26
ARGENTINE TANGO AT DANCEWORKS STUDIO. Dance and practice what you've learned on the dance floor with other dancers from 9:45 to 11:00 PM. $5 dance (free for DWS members). DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com. (Note: there will be no Thursday Argentine Tango dances in August.)

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