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Updated Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Seattle: Swing with David Francis & Les Juenes Artistes Trio
Bellevue: Seattle's Easter Swing
Bellevue: West Coast Swing for Newcomers
Seattle: Dancers Wanted

Seattle: Jodi Fleischman's Folklife Performance Classes
Kent: Ron Bolin @ Kent Tuesday Dance
Seattle: Tango for Absolute Beginners

Dance Calendar through April 25, 2019



Dear Dancin' Friends,

Finished your taxes? I hope so! Taxes finished you? I hope not! In any case, now you can get out and dance! That's what I'm gonna do! Check out a few options in the Headliner Ads below and many more in the full DANCE CALENDAR.

Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ



SWING WITH DAVID FRANCIS & LES JUENES ARTISTES TRIO
DAVID FRANCIS is a singer of live swing dance music and new to the Seattle scene. Come join us for an exciting evening of song and dance at his next show, featuring LES JUENES ARTISTES TRIO:

TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 7:30 PM. The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118. Tickets $10 in advance at www.strangertickets.com/events/93120438/an-exciting-evening-with-david-francis, $15 day of show. The Royal Room was designed from the ground up as a performance space, and is the region’s premier live music spot. www.facebook.com/events/2111690862233761

The venue features a gorgeous grand piano, tasty food and delicious craft cocktails, beer and wine. Why suffer sub-par venues when you can do it up in style? This will be a night to enjoy and remember. So, come on out! You’ll be glad you did. And be sure to say hi to David and the boys in the band—dancers are their favorite thing!



SEATTLE'S EASTER SWING
APRIL 18 - 21.
Enjoy dancing, workshops and competitions with hundreds of West Coast Swing dancers from around the world! Here's a partial schedule.

Thursday, April 18 - Early Bunny Party
(Free with all-inclusive pass, $20 without)
8:00 - 9:00 PM: Welcome Workshop with TATIANA & JORDAN: Do You Have The Blues?

9:00 PM - 2:00 AM: General Dancing
Friday, April 19
Noon - 7:00 PM: Workshops
7:30 PM - Midnight: Opening Ceremonies & Competitions

11:30 PM - 5:00 AM: General Dancing
Saturday, April 20
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM: Workshops, Social Dancing & Competitions
2:00 - 5:30 PM: 3 hours of FREE West Coast Swing instruction for absolute beginners (NO weekend pass needed)
... more details in ad below
Includes practice dance until 7:30 PM and spectator pass for Saturday night!
11:30 PM - 5:00 AM: General Dancing
Sunday, April 21
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM: Workshops, Social Dancing, Competitions & Awards
8:30 PM - 2:00 AM: Post Convention Dance (Free with all-inclusive pass, $20 without)


Tickets: Weekend general seating passes are $170. This and other options available at www.EasterSwing.org/tickets
Location:
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue
More Information: www.EasterSwing.org.



WEST COAST SWING FOR NEWCOMERS
SATURDAY, APRIL 20.
The Seattle Swing Dance Club presents a COMPLETELY FREE (NO weekend pass needed) West Coast Swing workshop event geared specifically for new dancers during SEATTLE'S EASTER SWING (see separate ad immediately above.) Every participant will also receive a FREE Evening Pass to watch the live show in the Grand Ballroom Saturday night and social dance with us. Invite your friends!

2:00 – 3:30 PM ~ Class 1: West Coast “Swing Literacy” Basics with Myles Munroe and Tessa Cunningham Munroe
3:30 - 4:00 PM ~ Break
4:00 - 5:30 PM ~ Class 2: Social Dancing 101 with Katie Schneider and Ben Lofton
5:30 - 6:30 PM ~ Practice Social Dance
6:30 - 7:00 PM ~ Dinner Break
7:00 PM-2:00 AM ~ Join us in the Grand Ballroom to watch the show and dance.


Tips:
No partner required. You’ll rotate during class.
Wear comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes. Leather or suede soles recommended.
Hydrate! We’ll provide water stations.
Bring a snack or enjoy local eateries during the break.

Location: Bellevue Hyatt Regency Hotel, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, FREE parking at the hotel!
For more information about Easter Swing visit www.EasterSwing.org.



DANCERS WANTED
Want to have more meaning in your dancing? Do you want to do something that furthers your dance skills while having a blast doing so? Then become a Team Dancer with the USA Dance-Seattle – Team Dancers. We are a dance formation team seeking dancers and the only qualification required is your desire to dance and to further your dance skills. You don’t need a partner, you don’t need to know the steps. We will teach them to you. All you need to do is come and check out this unique dance opportunity on any Wednesday evening at 7:15 PM at DanceSport International, the ballroom Studio in Magnuson Park. Our program boasts extraordinary coaching and technique instruction. Come dance with a fun-filled group of people who share your love of dancing!

Check us out at www.teamdancers.org

Studio: DanceSport International, 6344 NE 74th St., Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98115
For more information:
Contact Coach Monique Hrouda at 206-228-6405 or Anita Williams, President, at 206-715-7889. Email: anitawilliamsdesign@gmail.com



JODI FLEISCHMAN'S FOLKLIFE PERFORMANCE CLASSES
WARNING!
These are NOT professional dancers: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y9zgoF0wns

Yes, YOU could learn a routine like that (and more) in six weeks of two-hour classes and then perform at the Seattle Center Folklife Festival on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Performing is optional ... maybe you just want to have fun learning with a great, inclusive, supportive group of people! Each year JODI FLEISCHMAN teaches these classes. No partner needed and even absolute beginners are welcome. So come join the chaos, er - I mean - The Fun! Rhythm, dancing, joy, belly laughs... and Chinese Food! Who could ask for anything more?

Dates: SUNDAYS, APRIL 21 - MAY 26
Time: 3:00 to 5:00 PM. What better do you have to do on a Sunday afternoon?
Cost: $125 per person
Location(s): China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, on Lake Union. (Sunday May 19 @ Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle)
Registration: Jodi makes everything easy. Just show up ten minutes early to fill out the registration form and pay by check or cash.
More Info: For more info email jodi@leftfootboogie.com or call 206-251-7658 or visit www.leftfootboogie.com.



RON BOLIN @ KENT TUESDAY DANCE
TUESDAY, APRIL 30. 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, and Rock/Pop music on a wonderful 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood dance floor. I include dance mixers so everyone has a chance to dance and meet new friends. Complimentary refreshments are provided. Plenty of free parking in the large lot. All ages are welcome.

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

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+.




TANGO FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
STARTING TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019.
Take this 8-week class from ILANA & TONY and learn to dance the authentic Argentine Tango in a fun and easy way! No partners required. No dance experience necessary. Includes a class field trip to a Tango club in Seattle. This is the class for you if you:

~ Are an absolute beginner excited to learn the Argentine Tango
~ Have taken Tango classes before but like to review the materials
~ Have two left feet & have never danced before
~ Or just want to have fun and meet people!


Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM: Absolute Beginner's Tango
Cost: $95 for the 8-week series
Registration:
Please e-mail Ilana at seattletango@hotmail.com or call 206-781-9553 (leave your info and we will call you back). Please show up 15 minutes before the first class. We accept cash or check.

Location:
Greenwood SA Center, 525 N 85th St, Seattle
More Info: Tony & Ilana, 206-781-9553, seattletango@hotmail.com, www.seattletango.com




DANCE CALENDAR THROUGH APRIL 25, 2019

HOW TO USE THIS CALENDAR:
TWO WEEKS OF DANCES ARE LISTED.
Friday dances held only on the first week are listed first, followed by Friday dances held on both weeks, ending with Friday dances held only on the second week ... and so on for each day. Changes and errors can occur, so please check with the contacts listed before attending. It's less than $2 per week to list a weekly dance here. Contact Ron Bolin at Ron@SeattleDanceInfo.com or 425-917-1188 to have your dance included.

FRIDAYS

Friday, April 12
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE.
Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson in Waltz 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, April 12
CENTURY TANGO. This dance is on the second Friday of every month in Century's Main Ballroom. Arrive at 9:00 PM for an introductory Argentine Tango lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to 1:00 AM to music by DJ ANDREW. Ages 21+. Free wine tasting from 7 to10 PM in Century's Tin Table Restaurant! $16 covers the lesson and dance, or $10 for the dance alone. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Friday, April 12
PERFUME DE TANGO - ARGENTINE TANGO PARTY. Monthly on 2nd Fridays, DanceWorks Studio becomes a Tango Salon! Arrive at 7:45 PM for an Argentine Tango lesson with PATTY LEVERETT. This one-time open class is open to anyone and any level. Then dance to traditional Tango, Milonga & Vals music from 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM. Dress to impress! You'll be delighted with charming ambiance, lovely refreshments and elegant partners. $12 lesson & dance / $10 dance only / $7 DanceWorks students. DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.

Friday, April 12
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, April 12 and Friday, April 19
BRIORA BALLROOM FRIDAY PARTIES. Arrive at 7:45 PM for a newcomer level group class. Dance to Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music from 8:30 to 10:00 PM. Briora Ballroom is the Seattle area’s most elegant dance venue - a stunning 6500+ square foot facility, featuring two dance floors, a comfortable lounge area, and retail shop. Lesson and dance party is $20 or $15 for the party alone. Special offer: 5 dance punch card for $50. Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. For more info contact Jessica McMorrow at info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.

Friday, April 12 and Friday, April 19
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, April 12 and Friday, April 19
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, April 12 and Friday, April 19
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY, SWING & A LITTLE EVERYTHING.
Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson (4/12 Cha Cha; 4/19 Nightclub Two-Step). 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, April 12 and Friday, April 19
FIRST CLASS BALLROOM DANCE PARTY.
Come and enjoy an evening of fun social dancing! Arrive at 7 PM for a beginner's West Coast Swing lesson with TERRY WEST and POLLY THRALL. At 8 PM take an introductory lesson (Waltz & Cha Cha on 4/12; Tango & Rumba on 4/19) then dance to a variety of Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more from 9 to 11 PM with DJ TERRY WEST. Our air-conditioned dance studio is comfortable and bright, filled with friendly faces and highly experienced instructors. Be ready to meet new friends! Prices: $15 for the 7 PM WCS lesson only, $12 for the 8:00 PM pre-dance lesson and dance, or $20 for everything. First Class Ballroom, 1216 50th Street SE, Everett, WA 98203. For more information visit www.FirstClassBallroom.com or call 425-320-3955.

Friday, April 12 and Friday, April 19
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, April 19
CENTURY SALSA.
Dance to music by DJ CEBRINA every Friday (however no Salsa dance on April 12) on a 2500-square-foot sprung floor in the city’s most elegant dance hall! Arrive at 8:30 PM for an introductory Salsa lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM. It's in the West Hall most Fridays, except on 1st Fridays when it's in the Main Ballroom. Open to all ages. $16 covers the lesson and dance, or $10 for the dance alone. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Friday, April 19
OUTDANCING WITH MC KOOP. OutDancing is one of the longest running nights for the GLBTQ social dance community in Seattle. It doesn’t have a regular night, though it’s usually held on a Friday night in Century's Main Ballroom. Tonight start by learning the line dance "Timber" at 8:00 PM. 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+. $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.

Friday, April 19
MIXED MUSIC BALLROOM SOCIAL. Arrive at 7:45 PM for a Cross Step Waltz lesson, no partner or experience needed. Then dance from 8:30 to 11 PM to a variety of music. $12 class and dance, $10 dance only ($7 DW students). DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.

Friday, April 19
SPECIAL EVENT! SEATTLE'S EASTER SWING. Enjoy a weekend of dancing, workshops and competitions with hundreds of West Coast Swing dancers from around the world! Today's schedule includes Workshops, Dancing, Opening Ceremonies, Competitions and All-Night Dancing. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. More Information: www.EasterSwing.org.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, April 13
LIVE MUSIC NIGHT! 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 Samba lesson with RICK GOSSARD from 7 to 8 PM then dance from 8 to 11 PM to a variety of Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Rock & Roll and more by MAIA SANTELL & HOUSE BLEND. $15 admission covers the class and dance. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St SW, Suite 109, Auburn. For more info visit www.pacificballroom.org or contact Rick at 425-451-4815 or Rick@pacificballroom.org.


Saturday, April 13
LEFT FOOT BOOGIE DANCE.
Host JODI FLEISCHMAN invites everyone for a fun evening of Swing, Waltz and more. Arrive at 7:30 PM for a pre-dance lesson. Dance to a variety of music by THE ROLLING BLACKOUTS from 8 to 11 PM. Admission is $15. Come festive and invite your friends. Please bring goodies for the finger-food potluck. Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell. For more info email jodi@leftfootboogie.com or call 206-251-7658 or visit www.leftfootboogie.com.

Saturday, April 13
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, April 13 and Saturday, April 20
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 (Tango on 4/13, Viennese Waltz on 4/20) followed by a balanced mix of traditional and popular ballroom music from 8 to 10:30 PM. Admission is $12 or free for those who take the $15 pre-party class. We’ve heard we have the best music of any ballroom around. Songs for upcoming dances are projected overhead so dancers can plan ahead. From Waltz to Cha-Cha and Foxtrot to West Coast Swing, there is something for every taste. Aria Ballroom, 15300 NE 95th St, Redmond. For more info, visit www.AriaBallroom.com or contact Aria at info@AriaBallroom.com or 425-867-0777.


Saturday, April 13 and Saturday, April 20
CENTURY SWING.
This dance is held in Century's West Hall. Arrive at 7:30 PM for an introductory Swing/Lindy Hop lesson, then dance from 8:30 to 11:00 PM. 4/13 features DJ BECCA. 4/20 features DJ KAYLEAH. Ages 21+. $16 covers the lesson and dance, or $9 for the dance alone. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Saturday, April 13 and Saturday, April 20
CENTURY SALSA. Dance every Saturday in Century's Main Ballroom! 4/13 is All Vinyl Salsa with DJ EDGAR & GUESTS focusing on forgotten, unknown or hard to get songs. 4/20 features DJ NICK. Arrive at 8:30 PM for an introductory Salsa lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to 1:30 AM. 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, April 20

SPECIAL EVENT! ANNIVERSARY MASQUERADE BALL. Celebrate Briora Ballroom's 6th Anniversary in style! Join us from 6 to 10 PM for a luxurious evening filled with mystery and memories you'll never forget! ~ Hors d’oeuvres ~ Social Dancing ~ Professional Performances ~ Dress up - Masks Recommended! Tickets only available until April 15! $65. www.briora.com/events. Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. Briora Ballroom is Seattle area’s most elegant dance venue - a stunning 6500+ square foot facility, featuring two dance floors, a comfortable lounge area, and retail shop. For more info: Contact Jessica McMorrow at info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.

Saturday, April 20

SPECIAL EVENT! SEATTLE'S EASTER SWING. Enjoy a weekend of dancing, workshops and competitions with hundreds of West Coast Swing dancers from around the world! Today's schedule includes Workshops, Social Dancing, Competitions, FREE West Coast Swing instruction for absolute beginners (NO weekend pass needed), and All-Night Dancing. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. More Information: www.EasterSwing.org.

Saturday, April 20
DANCING IN THE PARK AT MAGNUSON PARK.
The new DanceSport International studio hosts a class and party from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Start with a dance lesson at 7:30 PM (Waltz/Swing on 4/20) followed by dancing. Take the lesson for $21 and the dance is free...dance-only admission is $15, so take the lesson! DanceSport International, 6344 NE 74th St, Suite #105 Seattle, WA 98115. For the full schedule visit www.dancesportseattle.com/calendar.html. Call Robert & Monique Hrouda at 206-550-6461 or email RobertHrouda@live.com for more information.

Saturday, April 20
LATE NIGHT KIZOMBA.
This dance is held on the third Saturday of every month in Century's West Hall. Dance from 11:00 PM to 1:30 AM to music by DJ FARENJI. Ages 21+. Just $7 admission. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Saturday, April 20
NORTHWEST DANCE. Arrive at 7:00 PM for a pre-dance workshop in TBA taught by WINFIELD HOBBS & JODI FLEISCHMAN. Then dance from 8:00 to 11:00 PM to the live music of LITTLE BILL & THE BLUENOTES. Expect great music to dance East and West Coast Swing, Blues, and some Latin. These musicians are the real thing and are truly a Blues tradition in Seattle. 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, April 20
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 7 to 8 PM then dance from 8 to 10 PM to a variety of Ballroom music. 4/20 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Country Two-Step lesson. $10 admission covers the class and dance. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St SW, Suite 109, Auburn. For more info visit www.pacificballroom.org or contact Rick at 425-451-4815 or Rick@pacificballroom.org.



SUNDAYS

Sunday, April 14
NORTHWEST WESTERN SWING MUSIC SOCIETY.
Join the fun on the second Sunday of each month! FREE dance lesson from 12 to 12:45 PM. Then dance from 1 to 5 PM to a variety of live Western Swing music (Two-Step, Latin, Polka, early Swing and Waltz) for a $2/non-member donation (no cost to NWWSMS members). SOUTHERN COMFORT will perform the first two hours, followed by jam bands. The Society promotes the preservation of America's Western Swing roots music (the State Music of Texas). Food is available. Lynnwood Eagles, 19223 Hwy 99. The 2nd week of August the Society hosts a Western Swing music camp and festival at the Historic Enumclaw Field House. Additional information at www.nwwsms.com or on Facebook under Northwest Western Swing Music Society.

Sunday, April 14
GREATER OLYMPIA DIXIELAND JAZZ SOCIETY.
Dance to the live music of THE BLACK SWAY CLASSIC JAZZ BAND with MARILYN KELLER from 1 to 4:00 PM. Admission is $14 (free if you join the Jazz Society that day) or $10 for Jazz Society members. Olympia Elks Lodge, 1818 4th Ave, Olympia. For more info contact Charlotte Dickison at 360-943-9123 or charlottedickison@comcast.net or visit www.olyjazz.com.

Sunday, April 14
WALTZ CAFÉ @ THE CENTURY BALLROOM — DJ'd EDITION. This afternoon dance features music by DJ HALLIE KUPERMAN on the second Sunday of each month. Enjoy dancing on a 2500-square-foot sprung floor in the city’s most elegant dance hall. The focus on is on Waltzes of all tempos, but there will also be a mix of other styles of dance music including Swing, Foxtrot, Blues, Latin and the occasional Polka. Today dance from 1:00 to 3:30 PM. $9 admission. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. Street parking is free on Sundays. The Tin Table restaurant opens at 3 PM with happy hour prices. For more information: Visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Sunday, April 14
PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. Start with a pre-dance lesson from 6 to 7 PM then dance from 7 to 9 PM to a variety of Ballroom music. 4/14 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Hustle 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, April 14 and Sunday, April 21
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, April 14 and Sunday, April 21
ARIA BALLROOM SUNDAY DANCE. Join us every Sunday on our beautiful dance floor on Seattle’s eastside. 4/14 features dancing to music by Hall of Fame DJ TERRY WEST! There is no pre-dance lesson on Sundays so the dance starts right at 7:00 and goes until 9:30 PM. Admission is $12. From Waltz to Cha-Cha and Foxtrot to West Coast Swing, there is something for every taste. Aria Ballroom, 15300 NE 95th St, Redmond. For more info, visit www.AriaBallroom.com or contact Aria at info@AriaBallroom.com or 425-867-0777.

Sunday, April 14 and Sunday, April 21
SUNDAY SWING @ CENTURY BALLROOM. This dance is held every Sunday in Century's Main Ballroom. Arrive at 9:00 PM for an introductory Swing/Lindy Hop lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM. DJ BEN plays on 4/14 and DJ JOE plays on 4/21. All ages. $9 covers everything. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Sunday, April 21
SPECIAL EVENT! MAIA SANTELL AND HOUSE BLEND present EASTER SUNDAY SWING at LAKEWOOD ELKS, 4 to 7 PM. Open to the public / everyone welcome! Maia and the band will perform a mix of Swing (WCS and ECS), Latin and Ballroom, with an extra dash of rhythm & blues, Motown and rock n' roll for your dancing and listening pleasure. Spacious dance floor. Lounge / bar is open. $7 cover. (Dinner is offered for this special holiday event by reservation only. For details, ordering, pricing and dinner menu, call the Elks at 253-588-2388.) The Lakewood Elks is located at 6313 75th St. West, Lakewood, WA 98499. For more info contact Maia at Santellswings@comcast.net.


Sunday, April 21
SPECIAL EVENT! SEATTLE'S EASTER SWING.
Enjoy a weekend of dancing, workshops and competitions with hundreds of West Coast Swing dancers from around the world! Today's schedule includes Workshops, Social Dancing, Competitions & Awards from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM and All-Night Post Convention Dance (Free with all-inclusive pass, $20 without) from 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. More Information: www.EasterSwing.org.


MONDAYS

Monday, April 15 and Monday, April 22
DANCE ECLECTIC. WE’VE MOVED to THE LATVIAN CENTER. Join us there for class at 6:30, then dance 7:30-9:30. The current class is Turning Foxtrot. It's progressive and drop-in. We start at the very beginning and build on each week for 5-6 weeks. No pre-registration necessary. Come when you can, pay only for classes you take. Then dance Swing, Waltz, One Step/Blues, Foxtrot, Nightclub, Latin and more to a variety of popular American and world music from both halves of the last century and right up to today. The Latvian Center, 11710 3rd Ave NE, Seattle 98125. $10 covers class and dance. For more info email LINDA TOWNSEND WEST at info@DanceEclectic.com or visit www.DanceEclectic.com.

Monday, April 15 and Monday, April 22
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, April 15 and Monday, April 22
CENTURY SALSA SOCIAL. This dance is held every Monday in Century's West Hall. Dance from 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM to music by DJ LADY DEE. All ages. $8 admission. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Monday, April 15 and Monday, April 22
DANCEWORKS STUDIO WEST COAST SWING PRACTICA. Dance to West Coast Swing music from 8:30 to 10 PM. $10 lesson, $10 dance ($5 DW students). DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. Visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, April 9

SOUND OF SWING BIG BAND DANCE. Dance to BELLEVUE'S SOUND OF SWING BIG BAND a 19-piece Big Band playing a variety of music including Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Rumba, and Cha Cha, among others. Enjoy dancing on a 3,000 sq. ft. floor. Beginners and all ages are welcome and no partner is needed. Plenty of free parking close to the door. It's from 1:00 to 3:00 PM and admission is just $3.00 per person. North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148 Ave NE, Bellevue. For more info: Contact Mark Colbert at 425-530-7783 or colbertmark@msn.com.

Tuesday, April 9
and Tuesday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 23
CENTURY WEST COAST SWING. This dance is held every Tuesday in Century's Main Ballroom. Dance from 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM. 4/9 features DJ ROBB. 4/16 features DJ ALEX & DJ SAMIR. 4/23 features DJ KOICHI. All ages. $9 admission. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Tuesday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 23
CENTURY TANGO. This dance is held every Tuesday in Century's West Hall. Dance from 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM to traditional and alternative tandas. 4/9 features DJ SAEED. 4/16 features DJ GREG. 4/23 features DJ KAYLA. Open Roll partners embraced. Ages 21+. $8 admission. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.


Tuesday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 23
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, April 9 and Tuesday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 23
KENT DANCE WITH RANDY LITCH.
Dance to every Tuesday on a 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor. Singer/guitarist RANDY LITCH plays Ballroom, Swing, Latin and Soft Rock continuously from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Complimentary beverages! Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. Admission is only $4 and parking is free. All ages are welcome, not just 50+. For more info visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164.



WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, April 10
and Wednesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 24

MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB.
Arrive at 6:30 PM for a free pre-dance lesson then dance from 7:30 to 10 PM. April 10 and April 17 feature a Foxtrot lesson and music by CASANOVA. April 10 features a Foxtrot lesson and music by CASANOVA. April 24 features a Tango lesson and music by CASANOVA. The cover charge is $10 for the public and $7 for members. The membership fee is $20. The dances are held at the American Veterans Club (upper level), 5717 South Tyler, Tacoma. For more information visit our website at www.ManhattanClub.org or email info@manhattanclub.org.

Wednesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 24
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. 4/10 features music by DJ TAYLOR. 4/17 features music by DJ TRAVIS. 4/24 features music by DJ BECCA. Ages 21+. $9 covers everything. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Wednesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 24
CENTURY
BACHATA SOCIAL.
This dance is held every Wednesday in Century's West Hall. Arrive at 9:00 PM for and introductory Bachata lesson. Dance from 9:30 PM to 1:00 AM to music by DJ AVN on 4/10, DJ ALISON on 4/17, and DJ EXP on 4/24. All ages. $9 covers everything. Joint cover! Pay the highest cover of the night and get into all dances. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Wednesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 24
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, April 17
SPECIAL EVENT! FREE CHAMPAGNE GUEST PARTY.
Bring your friends, family and co-workers. They are guaranteed to have a fabulous time with your favorite instructors, at your favorite dance spot; DanceWorks Studio. Included at the party we will have ~ Champagne ~ Socializing and General Dancing ~ Champagne ~ Dance Level Demonstrations ~ Mini Group Lesson ~ Champagne ~ "The Floor Show" ~ Even More Champagne! Starts at 7:45 PM. Cost: Free! DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052, just north of Redmond Town Center. For more info visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.


THURSDAYS

Thursday, April 11 and Thursday, April 18 and Thursday, April 25
ARGENTINE TANGO PRACTICA.
Dance and practice what you've learned on the dance floor with other dancers from 9 to 10 PM. $10 admission or $5 for DWS members, Unlimited Pass holders, and those enrolled in the Argentine Tango Series. DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info visit www.danceworksstudio.com, call 425-869-7595, or email info@danceworksstudio.com.

Thursday, April 11 and Thursday, April 18 and Thursday, April 25
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. April 11 features music by MICHAEL LANGDON from LANGLEY CONNECTION. April 18 features music by BLACK VELVET. April 25 features music by DJ TERRY WEST. 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, April 11 and Thursday, April 18 and Thursday, April 25
CENTURY SALSA. This dance is held every Thursday in Century's Main Ballroom. Arrive at 9:00 PM for and introductory Salsa lesson. Dance from 9:30 PM to 1:15 AM to music by DJ GUSTAVO on 4/11, DJ VICTOR on 4/18, and DJ GUSTAVO on 4/25. Ages 21+. $9 covers everything. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.

Thursday, April 18
SPECIAL EVENT! SEATTLE'S EASTER SWING EARLY BUNNY PARTY. This kicks off a weekend packed with West Coast Swing dancing, workshops and competitions with hundreds of people from around the country. Tonight start at 8:00 PM with a workshop, then dance all night if you like from 9:00 PM to 7:00 in the morning! Admission is $20 or Free with a weekend pass. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. More Information: www.EasterSwing.org.

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