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Updated Saturday, December 16, 2017
Seattle: SSYC Holiday Dance with Black Velvet
Bellevue: Bellevue's Sound of Swing Big Band Dance
Lynnwood: Merly's Christmas Dance & Potluck + Saturday Morning Classes
Redmond: Dance for Charity Holiday Team Match
Redmond: Charlotte Jorgensen Workshops

Tacoma: Tacoma Elks Holiday Dance with The Dancin' DJ
Redmond: Holiday Party & Cookie Contest
Seattle: Seattle Social Dance Club New Year's Eve Party
Seattle: Big Blues with Little Bill on New Year's Eve
Seattle: New Year's Eve Tango Ball "The Roaring 20's" + Absolute Beginner Tango Classes

Dance Calendar December 8 - 21, 2017


Dear Dancin' Friends,

The holiday season is in full swing! I've been to four holiday dances already and tonight (Monday, December 11) I'll be dancing at the SSYC HOLIDAY DANCE WITH BLACK VELVET at China Harbor in the big upstairs banquet room. Scroll down for details on this and other dances, classes and workshops plus the full DANCE CALENDAR.

See you dancing! -- Ron Bolin




SSYC HOLIDAY DANCE WITH BLACK VELVET
MONDAY, DECEMBER 11. The ballroom will be decorated for the holidays so find your holiday festive attire for the December dance featuring live music by BLACK VELVET! These dances are open to everyone 21 years of age and older - single of partnered, it doesn't matter. Dance to a variety of music on a large dance floor. No host cocktails available. Consider joining this well-rounded boating/activity group.

7:00 PM - Doors open for socializing
7:30 PM - A meeting that enables you to sign up for free boat rides with skippers from the club
8:30 - 10:30 PM - Dance to live music by BLACK VELVET


Dance Cost:
$10 after 8:30 PM, or $15 if you attend the 7:30 meeting
Location: China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave. North, Seattle in the large upstairs banquet room
For more info: Email info@seattlesinglesyc.com or visit www.SeattleSinglesYC.com.




BELLEVUE'S SOUND OF SWING BIG BAND DANCE
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12. 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 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.

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Admission: $3.00 per person
Location: North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148 Ave NE, Bellevue
For more info: Contact Mark Colbert at 425-530-7783 or colbertmark@msn.com.




MERLY'S CHRISTMAS DANCE & POTLUCK + SATURDAY MORNING CLASSES
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16.
MERLY'S CHRISTMAS DANCE & POTLUCK! Come have a festive fun time at this special 3rd Saturday Variety Dance & Potluck! Bring something yummy to share for the potluck. The hall will provide scrumptious desserts and other refreshments. Fun for all ages. No partner or experience needed.

7:30 - 8:30 PM: Learn the Nightclub 2-Step with DEE SCHORE
8:30 - 11:00 PM: Variety Christmas Dance with DJ MERLY "M-FORCE"

Cost: $15 covers everything (cash please)

BALLROOM DANCE CLASS
EVERY SATURDAY MORNING, 11 - 11:45 AM
. Learn two different Ballroom dances each Saturday with MIKE EWING and DEE SCHORE. Examples include: Rumba, Cha Cha, Nightclub 2-Step, Foxtrot, Swing, American Waltz and more! No partner or experience needed. All dance levels can participate.

This Saturday (December 16) they will teach Cha Cha and West Coast Swing.
For other weeks see the schedule at www.HayloftDance.com


Cost: $10 per person (cash please)

Location for dance and classes: The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave W, Lynnwood.
Driving directions: From I-5, take Exit 183, go west on 164th St SW, right on 36th Ave SW (becomes 35th Ave SW). The hall is on the left in a half mile.
More Info: Visit www.HayloftDance.com, email HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.



DANCE FOR CHARITY HOLIDAY TEAM MATCH
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2 - 5 PM. Have fun dancing while helping a good cause at our holiday team match! Perform your favorite dance routines and invite friends and family to cheer for your team to win the Team Spirit award! After you dance, enjoy a holiday party, featuring refreshments, social dancing, and a show by Briora staff. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Food Lifeline to help end hunger in Western Washington. Contact us for more information about entry forms.

TICKETS: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=26865

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.




CHARLOTTE JORGENSEN WORKSHOPS
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19. Briora Ballroom welcomes back CHARLOTTE JORGENSEN! Charlotte is a former World, British Open, and European Professional Standard Finalist, a World Amateur Champion, and a Blackpool Rising Star Professional Champion. During her competitive career, she was widely considered to be the best female Standard dancer in the world. Today, she is a much sought after coach and adjudicator. She has also appeared on the hit television show "Dancing with the Stars."

7:45 PM - "Left and Right Turning Figures"
8:30 PM - "Role of the Gentleman and Lady in Dance Frame"


COST: $30 for 1 Session, $60 for Both Sessions. ($25 for one or $50 for both is you register in advance.) You can pre-register by calling 425-641-5123, or by going to this link: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=26865 (click the "ONLINE STORE" tab, select "WORKSHOPS" from the drop down menu, scroll down to Charlotte's workshops and choose either or both!) Charlotte is also available for private coachings on December 18-19th, $215 per 45 minute session, contact us to book an appointment.

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.



TACOMA ELKS HOLIDAY DANCE WITH THE DANCIN' DJ
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21. Wear your most colorful holiday attire! Tonight features music by yours truly, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. I'll play a wide variety of music including Christmas favorites ... Waltz, Swing, Rock, Pop, Ballroom and more! Thursday night dances at the beautiful new Tacoma Elks are open to all dancers! Dance from on one of the nicest dance floors in their 4,500 sf hall. No host bar and food available.

Time: 7:30 to 10:30 PM
Location:
Allenmore Golf and Events Center, 2013 S. Cedar St, Tacoma, WA 98405. Phone: 253-272-1117
Cover charge: General public $10 each, USA Dance members $8 each, Elk members and their spouses $6 each




HOLIDAY PARTY & COOKIE CONTEST
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 7:45 - 10:00 PM. Escape the stress of last minute holiday shopping at our annual holiday party! Enjoy light refreshments, social dancing, lively mixers, and a performance by Briora staff! Featuring a holiday cookie contest for a chance to win free group classes! Happy holidays!

TICKETS: FREE if you bring cookies, or for Briora Members. Otherwise $15 in advance, $20 at the door. https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=26865

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.



SEATTLE SOCIAL DANCE CLUB NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31. Ring in 2018 on the big upstairs dance floor at China Harbor with a view of Lake Union!

~ Semi-Formal to Formal attire
~ 10-course Chinese Dinner
~ Complimentary non-alcoholic Champagne Toast at Midnight
~ Performances
~ Door Prize Drawings
~ No-host bar
~ Lots of Ballroom, Latin and Swing dancing plus line dances with SSDC DJ HAL CHINN


Time: 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Place: China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave N., Seattle WA 98109 (upstairs ballroom)
Admission: $55 per person. Advance sales only!
Phone:
English 425-644-3030, Chinese 206-725-4331



BIG BLUES WITH LITTLE BILL ON NEW YEAR'S EVE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 8 PM - 12:30 AM. Spend New Year's Eve 2017 with one of the West Coast's best bands, LITTLE BILL & THE BLUE NOTES featuring DICK POWELL. Dance to a variety of Swing and Blues, with a taste of R & B, Waltz and Latin tunes. Fun for singles and couples alike.

8:00 PM: Doors Open for Socializing
9:00 PM: Music and Dancing Starts
12:00 AM: Complimentary Champagne and Sparkling Cider Toast
12:30 AM: Good Night

~ Cocktail or formal attire encouraged
~ No-host wine and beer bar
~ Chef-prepared appetizers (you should eat dinner before you come)
~ Photo booth


Tickets are $55 through midnight December 24. After that ticket price will be $70 online or at the door. Our last two New Year's Eve dances sold out and we expect this will too. Buy tickets at https://nwdancenye2017.brownpapertickets.com.

Location: Leif Erikson Ballroom, 2245 NW 57th St, Seattle
Free Parking: Banner Bank, just east of the hall, allows free parking in their lot after 7 PM. JoAnn Fabrics, 100 yards east on NW 57th Street, allows free parking after 9 PM.
More Info: Visit www.NWDance.net or call 206-781-1238



NEW YEAR'S EVE TANGO BALL"THE ROARING 20's" + ABSOLUTE BEGINNER TANGO CLASSES
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31: NEW YEAR'S EVE TANGO BALL: THE ROARING 20'S
Singles and couples alike will enjoy an elegant evening of dancing to live music by JOE POWERS (45 minute set) plus DJ TONY FAN playing 90% traditional Tango with one set of Swing, Salsa and Alternative Tango. Theme Colors: Gold, silver, black and royal blue. Light Buffet & Dessert Bar included!

~ 8:00 - 8:30 PM: Beginner's Tango Lesson
~ 8:30 - 1:30 AM: Social Dance
~ 11:00 PM: Tango Performance & Raffle Prizes
~ 12:00 AM: Balloon Drop & Champagne Toast


Cost: $35 in advance (through December 23) or $45 at the door. Add $20 for a table reservation (seats 4 people, includes a bottle of champagne)
Location: Dance Underground, 340 15th Ave E, Seattle
More info: 206-781-9553 or www.SeattleTango.com.

STARTING TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018: ABSOLUTE BEGINNER TANGO CLASSES
Learn a new skill for 2018!
Take an 8-week class from ILANA & TONY and learn Argentine Tango from square one!
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM: Absolute Beginner's Tango

Cost: $90 for the 8-weeks series or drop in for $13 per class
Location:
Greenwood SA Center, 525 N 85th St, Seattle
More info: 206-781-9553 or www.SeattleTango.com



DANCE CALENDAR
DECEMBER 8 - 21, 2017


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, December 8
SEATTLE SOCIAL DANCE CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY. Celebrate the season with dancing friends! The evening includes: ~ Light Buffet ~ Dance Performances ~ Door Prize Drawings ~ A visit from Santa Claus with gifts for each guest ~ Plenty of social dances plus line dances. Dance on a 3,000 square foot hardwood dance floor to popular Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music. $15 per person in advance or $18 per person at the door. It's from 7 PM to Midnight at Chong Wa Benevolent, 522 7th Ave S. Seattle, 98104. 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, December 8
NOREEN'S HOLIDAY POTLUCK & DANCE. Join us in celebrating the holidays with our annual potluck and dance! Bring a favorite dish or sweet treat to share. No beverages, please, as we have a full bar. Dance to a variety of Ballroom music from 8 to 11 PM (no pre-dance lesson tonight). Admission is $12. 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, December 8
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY, SWING & A LITTLE EVERYTHING. Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance Foxtrot lesson. 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, December 8 and Friday, December 15
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, December 8 and Friday, December 15
FIRST CLASS BALLROOM. Come and enjoy an evening of fun social dancing with DJ TERRY WEST. Arrive at 8 PM for an introductory lesson 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, December 8 and Friday, December 15
BRIORA BALLROOM FRIDAY PARTIES. Arrive at 7:00 PM for a group class (schedule at www.Briora.com). Then dance to Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music from 7:45 PM 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. 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, December 8 and Friday, December 15
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, 13620 NE 20th St, 2nd fl (across from BMW), Bellevue. For more info call 425-643-LIFE(5433), email info@lavidastudio.com or visit www.LaVidaStudio.com.

Friday, December 15
USA DANCE BELLINGHAM HOLIDAY BALL. Why sit at home when you can come out and enjoy an evening of holiday cheer, live music and dancing with other fun and friendly people. Formal wear is encouraged but not required. Arrive at 7:15 PM for a pre-dance Waltz lesson with WENDY AND MEGAN BLOOM. Then dance to live music by THE ALICIA DAUBER QUARTET 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, December 15
HO HO HOEDOWN. This annual event has been growing since 1990! Please bring an item to share for the Potluck. Festivities include Door Prizes, Raffle Drawings, Mini Dance Lessons, Potluck & Desserts. Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson in the Cowboy Cha Cha. 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, December 15
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, December 15
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE. Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson in Quickstep Basics, 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.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, December 9
HOLIDAY DANCE WITH THE 85th STREET BIG BAND. Put on your dancin' shoes! THE 85th STREET BIG BAND will bowl you over with their big sound and holiday cheer! Yours truly, RON BOLIN, will get you ready for the dance floor with a fun and upbeat lesson in Swing. All ages welcome, no partner needed. Just gather in front of the stage. 6:00 - 7:00 PM: Free Swing Lesson with RON BOLIN. 7:30 - 9:30 PM: Dance to THE 85TH STREET BIG BAND. This is a lively 20-piece big band that plays Swing and Ballroom favorites from the 30s, 40s, and 50s, including tunes made famous by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Nat King Cole and more ... including holiday classics! Cost: FREE! Third Place Commons Stage, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, 98155. In Lake Forest Park Towne Centre at Bothell Way NE & Ballinger Way NE. Location Phone: 206-366-3333. For more info: Contact Amy at 206-915-9571 or visit www.85thstreetbigband.com.

Saturday, December 9
SONG SCOUT SATURDAYS HOLIDAY DANCE. Tonight will feature special live entertainment! Start with your choice of either a Basics and Beyond or an Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson at 8 PM. Dance 9:15 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, December 9
THE MIGHTY ONES @ LEFT FOOT BOOGIE. Come festive and invite your friends! Host JODI FLEISCHMAN invites everyone for a fun evening dancing to THE MIGHTY ONES! This band was put together SPECIAL to play for LEFT FOOT BOOGIE! Please bring goodies for the finger-food potluck. 7:30 PM: Country Two-Step lesson. 8 to 11 PM: Dance! $15 covers everything. Please bring items for the homeless to the FIREPLACE ROOM (see list in the Headliner Ad above). 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, December 9
ARIA BALLROOM DANCE PARTY. The second Saturday of each month features DJ TERRY WEST! An introductory class begins at 7:15 PM 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, December 9
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. December 9 features a Cha Cha lesson and music by DJ RICK GOSSARD. $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, December 9
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 followed by dancing from 8:30 to 10:30 PM. $12, or free with purchase of a class. 6344 NE 74th St, Suite #105 Seattle, WA 98115. For the schedule visit www.dancesportseattle.com/calendar.html or call Robert & Monique Hrouda at 206-550-6461 for more information.

Saturday, December 16
MERLY'S CHRISTMAS DANCE & POTLUCK. Come have a festive fun time at this special 3rd Saturday Variety Dance & Potluck! Bring something yummy to share for the potluck. The hall will provide scrumptious desserts and other refreshments. Fun for all ages. No partner or experience needed. 7:30 - 8:30 PM: Learn the Nightclub 2-Step with DEE SCHORE. 8:30 - 11:00 PM: Variety Christmas Dance with DJ MERLY "M-FORCE". $15 covers everything (cash please). The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave W, Lynnwood. Driving directions: From I-5, take Exit 183, go west on 164th St SW, right on 36th Ave SW (becomes 35th Ave SW). The hall is on the left in a half mile. More Info: Visit www.HayloftDance.com, email HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.

Saturday, December 16
PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE HOLIDAY BALL & POTLUCK. Tonight dress in semi-formal attire and bring an item for the potluck. Start with a pre-dance lesson from 7 to 8 PM then dance from 8 to 10 PM to a variety of Ballroom music. Tonight features a Waltz lesson and music by DJ RICK GOSSARD. $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, December 16
NORTHWEST DANCE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION. Tonight features music by THE BUCKAROOSTERS! The Buckaroosters started out in 1998 with the idea of playing the music of the great Buck Owens as authentically as they could. The twang is still there along with great music for dancing swing. And of course several waltzes that are ever so sad. We are going to have fun. You might want dress up a bit with your holiday duds. Cowboy hats and boots optional. Please bring a snack to share. Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance workshop with GUY CARIDI. Then dance from 8 to 11 PM. 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, December 16
DANCE FOR CHARITY HOLIDAY TEAM MATCH. Have fun from 2 to 5 PM while helping a good cause at our holiday team match! Perform your favorite dance routines and invite friends and family to cheer for your team to win the Team Spirit award! After you dance, enjoy a holiday party, featuring refreshments, social dancing, and a show by Briora staff. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Food Lifeline to help end hunger in Western Washington. Contact us for more information about entry forms. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=26865, 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.

Saturday, December 16
HOLIDAY SALSA PARTY WITH MAMBO CADILLAC. Celebrate the holidays dancing to the Latin jazz vibes of MAMBO CADILLAC! Known for their high octane Salsa and Latin jazz groove, it’s difficult NOT TO dance to the Afro Cuban world fusion rhythms of Mambo Cadillac. Don’t know how to Salsa dance? No worries. My World Salsa instructors PAMELA JOHNSON and PETER BLAUSTEIN will teach a free Salsa lesson from 3:00 to 3:30 PM. Then dance until 6 PM to great live music! Light refreshments will be provided. Get your tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/mambo-cadillac-salsa-dance-holiday-party-tickets-39581134238. Admission is $10 in advance (by December 9) or $15 at the door. 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, December 16
DANCESPORT INTERNATIONAL CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE & POTLUCK PARTY. Dress for the holidays and bring an item for the potluck. Tonight's special event is from 7 to 10:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now for $20 advance (through December 9) at www.dancesportseattle.com/dance-store.html. Admission at the door is $25. 6344 NE 74th St, Suite #105 Seattle, WA 98115. For the schedule visit www.dancesportseattle.com/calendar.html or call Robert & Monique Hrouda at 206-550-6461 for more information.

Saturday, December 16
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 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, December 16
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.


SUNDAYS

Sunday, December 10

NORTHWEST WESTERN SWING MUSIC SOCIETY. Come join the fun on the second Sunday of the month. FREE dance lesson at 12:45 PM then FREE dance from 1 to 5 PM to a variety of live Western Swing music (Two-Step, Latin, Polka, early Swing and Waltz). The showcase band TBA will perform the first two hours, followed by jam bands for the remainder of the event. The Society promotes the preservation of America's Western Swing roots music (the official music of the State of Texas). Food is available. Location: Lynnwood Eagles, 19223 Hwy 99. Additional information at www.nwwsms.com or on Facebook under Northwest Western Swing Music Society.

Sunday, December 10

GREATER OLYMPIA DIXIELAND JAZZ SOCIETY.
Dance to the live music of THE EVERGREN JAZZ BAND from 1 to 4:30 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, December 10
and Sunday, December 17

PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn now has Sunday dances in addition to their already established Saturday dances! 7 PM then dance from 7 to 9 PM to a variety of Ballroom music. December 10 features an East Coast Swing lesson and music by TBA. December 10 features an Argentine Tango lesson and music by TBA. $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, December 10 and Sunday, December 17
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, December 10 and Sunday, December 17
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, December 17

SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB HOLIDAY DANCE & POTLUCK. Wear festive black & white attire and bring something for the potluck. Afternoon West Coast Swing workshops with CHRIS JONES will be taught at 4 and 5 PM (check SSDC website for details). 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 CHRIS JONES. Today's special event is free to members - buy membership here: http://seattleswingdanceclub.com/#introseattleswingdanceclub.com/membership. For others admission for both workshops is $30 and includes the dance. Dance only admission is $11 for guests 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.


MONDAYS

Monday, December 11
SSYC HOLIDAY DANCE WITH BLACK VELVET. The ballroom will be decorated for the holidays so find your holiday festive attire for the December dance featuring live music by BLACK VELVET! These dances are open to everyone 21 years of age and older - single of partnered, it doesn't matter. Doors open at 7 PM for registration and socializing. The club meeting starts at 7:30 and enables you to sign up for free boat rides with skippers from the club. The dance is from 8:30 to 10:30 PM on the large dance floor. Admission is $10 for the dance only ($5 extra if you attend the meeting) or $5 for members. China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave. North, Seattle in the large upstairs banquet room. You may want to consider joining this well-rounded boating/activity group. For more info email info@seattlesinglesyc.com or visit www.SeattleSinglesYC.com.

Monday, December 11 and Monday, December 18
SAVOY SWING DANCE.
We're all-ages, beginner friendly, no partner needed. We have a drop-in intermediate class from 7 to 8 PM with topics changing every week. Music is by DJ DANIEL NEWSOME. The lesson is $10, and includes the 8 to 11 PM dance. Payment for the dance only is $5 between 8 and 9 PM or $6 after 9 PM. The Clubhouse on Queen Anne, 1608 4th Ave W, Seattle. Visit www.SavoySwing.org, email president@savoyswing.org or call 206-458-1311.

Monday, December 11 and Monday, December 18
MONDAY MILONGA.
Arrive at 8 PM for an intermediate Argentine Tango class. ARTHUR and PATRICIA host dancing from 9 PM to 12:30 AM. Dance on an 1800 sq ft wood dance floor to great Argentine Tango music! December 11 features DJ LUIS ROJAS from Buenos Aires. December 18 features DJ ANTON SUKHANOV. Enjoy the ambiance of candle-lit tables and a wall of windows overlooking Lake Union and downtown city lights. Food & drink available. Ample parking adjacent to building. Entrada: $10, 21+ ID required; $20 for pre-dance lesson and the milonga. China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave N, Seattle. For more info call 206-323-7957, email Arturo at azelig@msn.com, Patricia at ptrowbridge@gmail.com or visit www.allseattletango.com.

Monday, December 11 and Monday, December 18
STAR CENTER BALLROOM DANCE. Come out to Tacoma's beautiful new Star Center for dancing to the music of RANDY LITCH. Dance 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, December 12
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 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 2:00 to 4:00 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, December 12 and Tuesday, December 19
KENT DANCE. Dance to live music every Tuesday on a 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor. December 12 features RANDY LITCH playing Ballroom, Swing, and Latin continuously from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. December 19 features ANDY BURNETT playing Rock & Roll, Swing and more 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, December 13
SALSA/BACHATA LAVIDA DANCE PARTY. Arrive at 7:30 PM for Bachata Level 1 class. Dance from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM to Bachata and Salsa dance music. Entrance: $8 dance social. LaVida Dance & Yoga Studio, 13620 NE 20th St, 2nd fl (across from BMW), Bellevue. For more info: Call 425-643-LIFE(5433), email info@lavidastudio.com or visit www.LaVidaStudio.com.

Wednesday, December 13 and Wednesday, December 20
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, December 13 and Wednesday, December 20
MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB.
Arrive at 6:30 PM for a pre-dance lesson then dance from 7:30 to 10 PM. December 13 features a Rumba lesson and music CASANOVA. December 20 features an East Coast Swing lesson and music 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.


THURSDAYS

Thursday, December 14
TACOMA ELKS SINGLES DANCE. Come out for the Thursday singles dance at the Tacoma Elks' beautiful new building! Dance from 7:30 – 10:30 PM on one of the nicest dance floors for ballroom dancing in their 4500 sf hall. December 14 features music by MICHAEL & LESLIE. 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, December 21
TACOMA ELKS HOLIDAY DANCE WITH THE DANCIN' DJ. Wear your most colorful holiday attire tonight! Tonight features music by yours truly, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. I'll play a wide variety of music including Christmas favorites ... Waltz, Swing, Rock, Pop, Ballroom and more! Dance from 7:30 – 10:30 PM on one of the nicest dance floors in their 4500 sf hall. 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.

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Ron Bolin
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