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Updated Wednesday, February 21, 2018
1. Seattle: West Coast Swing: Step-by-Step Level 2
2. Redmond: Briora Ballroom Red and White Dance Party & Lenique Trunk Show
3. Redmond: Michael Johnson Workshops
4. Lynnwood: Celebrate the Month of Love Dance + Classes @ The Hayloft
5. Whidbey Island: Waltz on Whidbey with Janice Eklund & Dean Paton
6. Olympia: Swing with The Jive Aces
7. Mountlake Terrace: NW Dance Extravaganza
8. Bellevue: Seattle's Easter Swing
9. Redmond: Legends, Divas and Superstars Showcase

Dance Calendar, February 16 - March 1, 2018


Dear Dancin' Friends,

Items #1 through #5 listed above are all this week and include dances, classes and special workshops.

Items #6 through #9 are special events you'll want to plan ahead for - you'll save $20 on each of two of them if you get your tickets early enough.

The full DANCE CALENDAR below contains many other dances you'll want to check out.

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



WEST COAST SWING: STEP-BY-STEP LEVEL 2
STARTS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018. If you've taken Level 1 at any time in the past, this is your next step in learning and improving your West Coast Swing! Presented by the SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB, these classes will teach you partnering, technique and the foundational patterns of West Coast Swing. Subsequent levels will be offered in coming months.

Level 2 with JIM MINTY: Five Wednesdays, February 21 - March 21, 7:30 to 9:30 PM (2 hours each)

Cost: $70 SSDC members, $95 non-members, $50 for ages 17 and under
Registration: http://seattleswingdanceclub.com/west-coast-swing-university
Location: Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave E, Seattle
Information: Karen Zinski: karen@seattlewcswing.org



BRIORA BALLROOM RED AND WHITE BALL & LENIQUE TRUNK SHOW
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 7:45 - 10:00 PM. Enjoy light refreshments, social dancing, lively mixers, and a show by Briora staff! Wear your favorite red and white outfit to celebrate your love of dancing! Also featuring a trunk show by LeNique. LeNique is bringing an assortment of beautiful gowns and dancewear for you to try! LeNique designs are the fusion of experience and artistry, blending innovative ideas with classic styles.

Time: 7:45 - 10:00 PM
Cost: $20 at the door, $15 in advance per person, or FREE for Briora Members
Location: Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. Briora Ballroom is Redmond's most exciting new dance venue - a stunning, air-conditioned 6500+ square foot facility, featuring two dance floors, a comfortable lounge area, and a retail shop. Free parking in the lot.
For More Info: Contact info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.



MICHAEL JOHNSON WORKSHOPS
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23. Briora Ballroom welcomes back MICHAEL JOHNSON! Michael is a US Professional Swing Dance Champion and 10 Dance Finalist, as well as a coach to many top competitive couples in the youth, amateur and professional divisions.

6:15 PM - "Mental Preparation for Dancers": In this class, he’ll share tips and techniques to free your body to dance your best in lessons, classes, parties, competitions, and performances!

7:00 PM - "WC Swing Variations": Learn fun Open Bronze WC Swing variations that you can dance at our social parties, as well as tips on how to make your dancing look stylish and flow with ease! Suitable for Bronze to advanced dancers.


Cost: $30 for 1 Session, $60 for Both Sessions. ($25 for one or $50 for both is you register in advance.) Pre-register by calling 425-641-5123, or by going to: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=26865 (click the "ONLINE STORE" tab, select "WORKSHOPS" from the drop down menu, scroll down to Michael's workshops and choose either or both!) Michael is also available for private coachings on February 23rd, $200 per 45-minute session.
Location: Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond.
For More Info: Contact info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.



CELEBRATE THE MONTH OF LOVE DANCE
+ CLASSES @ THE HAYLOFT

CELEBRATE THE MONTH OF LOVE DANCE. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24.
Fun for all ages. No partner or experience needed.
7:00 - 8:00 PM: Learn the Waltz
8:00 - 10:30 PM: Variety Dance with DJ MERLY "M-FORCE"
Cost: $12 covers everything (cash please)


SATURDAY MORNING CLASS. NEXT CLASS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24. Learn a different dance each Saturday with MIKE EWING and DEE SCHORE. February 24 will be Cha Cha. No partner or experience needed.
11 - 11:45 AM. All dance levels can participate.
Cost: $10 per person at the door (cash please)


EVENING DANCE CLASS. DEE SCHORE teaches on the First Saturday of each month, then Fridays the rest of the month. Upcoming dates are 2/23, 3/3, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30. Dances will rotate each week. Learn fun dances like Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba and more.
7:00 - 7:45 PM: Beginner to intermediate skill levels
7:45 - 8:30 PM: Advanced skill levels

Beginners/intermediate dancers are welcomed to stay entire duration.
Cost: $15 per person at the door (cash please)

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.




WALTZ ON WHIDBEY WITH JANICE EKLUND & DEAN PATON
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24.
Advance your Waltz skills on beautiful Whidbey Island! Join us on the dance floor of the historic Bayview Hall on the south end of Whidbey. JANICE EKLUND and DEAN PATON will team up to lead a 3-hour Waltz workshop. The focus will be on technique including frame, foot placement, turning, floor craft, and lead/follow skills. You'll learn steps, rhythm, body position, and general body coordination in several Waltz styles. Proceeds benefit the Whidbey Island Campus Art Department.

2:00 - 5:00 PM: Waltz Workshop (Intermediate dance experience needed)
6:30 - 7:30 PM: Pre-dance Workshop
7:30 - 10:00 PM: CD Dance


Cost: $40 for everything or $10 for evening only. Tickets available in advance by calling 360-416-7638 (fastest method) or emailing CommunityEd@skagit.edu. Tickets will also be available at the door, but as always, it helps in planning if you pre-register.
Location: Bayview Hall, 5642 Bayview Rd, Langley, WA.



SWING WITH THE JIVE ACES
FRIDAY, MARCH 2. Join us for a fabulous night of dance fun with THE JIVE ACES, the UK's top Swing band! www.jiveaces.com Over 150 dancers were awed by their 2016 performance in Olympia and have spread the word that they are not to be missed! Renowned for their high-energy music and spectacular stage show, you'll be treated to Swing and R&B classics made famous by greats such as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Big Joe Turner, Sammy Davis, Jr. and more. If you like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy or the Brian Setzer Orchestra you will love THE JIVE ACES!

When: Friday, March 2, 2018 starting at 9 PM.
Where: Olympia Center Ballroom, 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia (3,750 sq. ft.)
Cost: $25 general admission (doors open at 8:30 PM) or $30 for table seating (doors open at 8:00 PM)
Tickets: www.olympia-eagles-fundraiser.ticketleap.com/jive-aces-danceshow-at-the-olympia-center-ballroom

Videos: Watch their high energy performance with guest dancers: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V4cyCnsOEQ
Check out their fun music video with dancing: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXvJ8UquYoo



NW DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA
SATURDAY, MARCH 17. Everyone's welcome to come to the beautiful Nile Country Club to enjoy the 34th annual NW DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA! Here's the schedule of activities (subject to change):

Daytime
10:00 AM ~ Ballroom Doors Open
11:00 AM ~ American Smooth Group Competitions, Pro/Am Smooth & Standard Scholarship Events
1:00 PM ~ 30-minute break
1:30 PM ~ International Standard Group Competitions
2:00 PM ~ Solo Routines
2:30 PM ~ AWARDS
3:00 PM ~ American Rhythm Group Competitions, International Latin Group Competitions, Pro/Am Rhythm & Latin Scholarship Events
4:00 PM ~ AWARDS

Evening
6:00 PM ~ Semi-formal Dinner
7:00 PM ~ Dinner Show featuring 2017 Blackpool Finalists TONY COOPERMAN and RICKIE TAYLOR
8:00 - 11:00 PM ~ Fun After Hours Dance Party with DJ TERRY WEST including Jack & Jill Contests in Nightclub Two-Step, Cha Cha, Hustle, Waltz, Swing and Salsa - all with no entry fee!


Location:
Nile Country Club, 6601 - 224th SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA

Pricing:

Evening Dinner + Feature Show + After Hours Dance Party: $75 through February 28, $95 after
After Hours Dance Party only (8 - 11 PM): $20
Daytime Session (competition events): $20

Registration and More Information: Go to www.NWDanceExtravaganza.com, email LynnOffutt@hotmail.com, or call 206-542-5550



SEATTLE'S EASTER SWING
MARCH 29 - APRIL 1.
Enjoy dancing, workshops and competitions with hundreds of West Coast Swing dancers from around the world! Here's a partial, tentative schedule.

Thursday, March 29 - Early Bunny Party
(Free with all-inclusive pass, $20 without)
8:00 - 9:00 PM: Workshop with Robert Royston

9:00 PM - 7:00 AM: All-Night Dancing
Friday, March 30
12:30 - 7:30 PM: Workshops & Dancing
7:30 PM - Midnight: Opening Ceremonies & Competitions

Midnight - 7:00 AM: All-Night Dancing
Saturday, March 31
7:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Workshops, Social Dancing & Competitions
3:30 PM - 6:45 PM: 3 hours of FREE West Coast Swing instruction for absolute beginners (NO weekend pass needed)

Includes practice dance until 7:30 PM and spectator pass for Saturday night!
12:30 AM - 7:00 AM: All-Night Dancing
Sunday, April 1
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM: Workshops, Social Dancing, Competitions & Awards
7:00 PM - 7:00 AM: All-Night Post Convention Dance
(Free with all-inclusive pass, $20 without)

Tickets: All-inclusive general seating passes are $145 through March 1 or $165 after and at the door. This and other options available at www.EasterSwing.org/tickets
Location:
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue
More Information: www.EasterSwing.org.



LEGENDS, DIVAS, AND SUPERSTARS SHOWCASE
SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2:00 - 5:00 PM. It's not too late to sign up for our summer showcase! Have fun performing a Dancing with the Stars-style Show Dance, choreographed just for you by DWTS' JONATHAN ROBERTS! Each week until June, leading up to the show, you'll have one dance lesson with your Briora instructor that is devoted to learning and polishing your number. In June, we'll have two dress rehearsals prior to the show - one in the studio, and one in the theater, so you can practice performing your number in front of your Briora friends. Finally, on June 30th, you'll be on stage and in the limelight! Don't miss this fun and exciting opportunity to perform a Dancing with the Stars-style show!

Location: Briora Ballroom is the Seattle area's most elegant dance venue - a stunning 6500+ square foot facility, featuring two dance floors, a comfortable lounge area, and retail shop. Briora is conveniently located in the heart of Redmond, near the Microsoft main campus and 520. Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. Free parking in the lot.

For More Info: Contact info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.



DANCE CALENDAR
FEBRUARY 16 - March 1, 2018

HOW TO USE THIS CALENDAR:
UP TO 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, February 16

SPECIAL! CHINESE NEW YEAR DANCE. SEATTLE SOCIAL DANCE CLUB welcomes all! Tonight incudes a light snack buffet. 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 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, February 16
USA DANCE BELLINGHAM: LADIES IN RED - MEN IN BLACK. Dances are on the third Friday of every month at The Majestic. Tonight arrive at 7:15 PM for a pre-dance Nightclub Two-Step lesson with MEGAN and WENDY. Then dance to live music by THE THOMAS HARRIS OCTET 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, February 16
NEW LOCATION! 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 - 11:30 PM: Dance Party Social. $10 party, Free with class ($15). 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, February 16
SPECIAL EVENT! 27th ANNUAL SWEETHEART JAMBOREE - FABULOUS FIFTIES PARTY. Details are above or go to www.SweetheartJamboree.com.

Friday, February 16
BRIORA BALLROOM FRIDAY PARTIES. Arrive at 7:00 PM for a group class (Tango on February 16). Then dance to Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music from 7:45 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, February 16 and Friday, February 23
NEW! DANCEWORKS STUDIO VARIETY DANCE! Arrive at 7:45 PM for an all-levels class (dances rotate). 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, February 16 and Friday, February 23
FIRST CLASS BALLROOM. Come and enjoy an evening of fun social dancing with DJ TERRY WEST. Arrive at 8 PM for an introductory lesson (Tango and Rumba on February 2, Foxtrot and Swing on February 23) 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, February 16 and Friday, February 23
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY, SWING & A LITTLE EVERYTHING. Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson (Sidekick on February 16, Tango on February 26). 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, February 16 and Friday, February 23
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, February 16 and Friday, February 23
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE. Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson (Cha Cha on February 9) then dance to a variety of Ballroom music from 8:30 to 11 PM. Admission is $10 or just $5 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, February 23
BRIORA BALLROOM RED AND WHITE BALL & LENIQUE TRUNK SHOW
. Enjoy light refreshments, social dancing, lively mixers, and a show by Briora staff! Wear your favorite red and white outfit to celebrate your love of dancing! Also featuring a trunk show by LeNique. LeNique is bringing an assortment of beautiful gowns and dancewear for you to try! LeNique designs are the fusion of experience and artistry, blending innovative ideas with classic styles. Time: 7:45 - 10:00 PM. $20 at the door, $15 in advance per person, or FREE for Briora Members. Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. Free parking in the lot. For More Info: Contact info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.

Friday, February 23
NEW LOCATION! 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.

Friday, February 23
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.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, February 17
SPECIAL EVENT! 27th ANNUAL SWEETHEART JAMBOREE - FABULOUS FIFTIES PARTY. Details are above or go to www.SweetheartJamboree.com.

Saturday, February 17
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, February 17
NORTHWEST DANCE.
Arrive at 7:00 PM for a pre-dance workshop in TBA taught by SEAN DONOVAN and CLAIRE CAREY. Then dance from 8:00 to 11:00 PM to the live music of DINA BLADE AND SWINGIN' IN THE RAIN. Dina is a favorite at NWDance.net.
Playful, innovative, and accessible, Dina Blade’s vocals light up the room. Dance to a versatile range of music—Swing, Waltz, Blues, and a little Latin. The dance is alcohol-free. Admission of $15 covers both the workshop and dance. Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th St, Seattle. Free parking is available in the Banner Bank lot next door. Parking is also available at the Ballard Health Club immediately south of the hall. For more info call 206-781-1238, email info@nwdance.net or visit www.nwdance.net.

Saturday, February 17
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. February 17 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Waltz lesson. (No dance on February 24.) $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, February 17 and Saturday, February 24
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 (Viennese Waltz on February 17, West Coast Swing on February 24) 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, February 17
and Saturday, February 24

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 (Foxtrot and Rumba on February 17, Waltz and Swing on February 24) 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, February 17
and Saturday, February 24

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 DJs PAUL & MELINDA 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. Admission for the 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, February 24
SPECIAL EVENT! WALTZ ON WHIDBEY. Advance your Waltz skills on beautiful Whidbey Island! JANICE EKLUND and DEAN PATON will team up to lead a 3-hour Waltz workshop. You'll learn steps, rhythm, body position, and general body coordination in several Waltz styles. 2:00 - 5:00 PM: Waltz Workshop (Intermediate dance experience needed). 6:30 - 7:30 PM: Pre-dance Workshop. 7:30 - 10:00 PM: CD Dance. Cost: $40 for everything or $10 for evening only. Tickets available in advance by calling 360-416-7638 (fastest method) or emailing CommunityEd@skagit.edu. Tickets will also be available at the door, but as always, it helps in planning if you pre-register. Location: Bayview Hall, 5642 Bayview Rd, Langley, WA.

Saturday, February 24
CELEBRATE THE MONTH OF LOVE.
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 Waltz 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, February 24
SWEETHEART BALL.
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 Cha Cha taught by ANESSA McLENDON. 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, February 18
SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB.
Afternoon workshops will be taught by WREN NEWMAN and SCOT McKAY at 4 and 5 PM. There's also a beginner West Coast Swing lesson upstairs for new folks from 6 to 6:30 PM. Dance from 6 to 10 PM with DJ SCOT McKAY. Admission for both workshops is $30 for guests ($20 for SSDC members), and includes the dance. Dance only admission is $11 for guests ($7 for members) and includes the beginner class. Held on first and third Sundays at the Alki Masonic Lodge (West Seattle), 4736 40th Ave SW, Seattle. Contact SSDC at ssdcmail@gmail.com or visit www.SeattleWCSwing.org.

Sunday, February 18 and Sunday, February 25
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, February 18 and Sunday, February 25
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, February 18 and Sunday, February 25
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. February 18 features DJ/Instructor TBA and an American Tango lesson. February 25 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Salsa 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, February 25
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 VALSE CAFÉ ORCHESTRA. $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.Century Ballroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.


MONDAYS

Monday, February 19 and Monday, February 26
NEW!
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 10:30 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.

Monday, February 19 and Monday, February 26
NEW! DANCE IN LAKE CITY.
Join us for class at 6:30, then dance 7:30-9:30. Class is progressive and drop-in. We start at the very beginning of a dance style and build on that 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, 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. Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th 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, February 19 and Monday, February 26
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.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, February 20 and Tuesday, February 27
NEW LOCATION! 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, February 20 and Tuesday, February 27
KENT DANCE. NO DANCES on these two dates due to floor repair work. For more info visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164.


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, February 21 and Wednesday, February 28
NEW! 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, February 21 and Wednesday, February 28
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, February 21 and Wednesday, February 28
MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB.
Arrive at 6:30 PM for a pre-dance lesson then dance from 7:30 to 10 PM. February 21 and 28 both feature a Salsa lesson and music by CASANOVA. 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.

Wednesday, February 28
NEW LOCATION! SALSA/BACHATA LAVIDA DANCE PARTY. Arrive at 7:30 PM for Bachata Level 2 class or 8:30 for a Salsa Sequences class. Dance from 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM to Salsa and Bachata music. $18 lesson and dance, $10 dance only. 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.


THURSDAYS

Thursday, February 22
and Thursday, March 1

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. February 22 features music by SAPPHIRE (TED ARGO). March 1 features music by singer/guitarist RANDY LITCH. Open to the public for $10 (Elks members $6, USA Dance members $8). Tacoma Elks and Allenmore Event Center, 2013 S. Cedar St. Tacoma. Please visit our Facebook at Allenmore Event Center for schedules and more info.

Thursday, February 22 and Thursday, March 1
NEW! ARGENTINE TANGO AT DANCEWORKS STUDIO. Choose from either a Level 1-2 or Level 3-4 lesson in Argentine Tango at 8:30 PM. Dance and practice what you've learned on the dance floor with other dancers from 9:30 to 10:30 PM. $10 lesson, $10 dance ($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.

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