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Updated Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Renton: Salsa Workshop with Reiner & Daniela Valdes
Anywhere: Free 15-Minute Virtual Dance Breaks
Renton: Friday Night Dances Return in July

Dear Dancin' Friends,

It won't be long now! I commend the many dance producers, studios, teachers, bands and DJs ... and of course all of you dancers ... for holding out until the shutdown officially ends. That's scheduled to happen on June 30, or even earlier if enough Washingtonians get vaccinated. Some dances will be starting up again in July, while others may wait a while longer, possibly until fall. I plan to bring back the Dance Calendar next week and am waiting to hear from dance producers that they want their dances to be included ... so watch your email!

Nose-to-nose partner dancing can be dangerous as long as the virus still around, so dance producers likely will continue to have some restrictions for the safety of their clientele. You can still get Covid-19 even if you are vaccinated but the symptoms would likely be mild. Most Washingtonians are vaccinated and the vaccines are clearly effective. Governor Inslee reported last week that 98% of those hospitalized for Covid-19 were people who had not been vaccinated. As of yesterday, Washington State was still averaging 8 Covid-19 deaths per day, so it makes sense to re-open carefully.

The Rockin' Horse Dance Barn in Renton is ready to start up again! This Saturday, June 26, there's a special all-levels afternoon Salsa Workshop with REINER & DANIELA VALDES. They foster a safe and loving learning environment for dancers and strongly discourage competitive behaviors. The weather may be hot, but the barn has A/C. Then on Friday, July 2, the EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT DANCES will resume ... come out and see your old friends and meet some new ones!

MICHELLE BADION continues her FREE 15-minute Virtual Dance Breaks. Dancercize is on Wednesdays while Tangosize is every weekday. Zoom in and give 'em a try ... and tell Michelle that I sent you!

Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ

SATURDAY, JUNE 26. The Rockin' Horse Dance Barn proudly presents this special afternoon workshop for dancers of all levels. Instructors REINER & DANIELA VALDES are born and raised Latinos and owners of La Clave Cubana They offer a true cultural experience to their workshops and lessons. Reinier was a top dancer and instructor in Cuba and Brazil for many years before moving to Seattle. This workshop will be an energetic and fun learning experience. Reinier and Daniela will bring their love of dance and community to the dance floor. It's this Saturday, so enroll today and join us for this inspiring Salsa Dance Workshop!

There will be partner changing. If you are fully vaccinated please bring your proof of vaccination so you won't be required to wear a mask (although you may still wear a mask if you want). You must wear a mask if you don't provide proof of vaccination.

Time: 1:30 PM
The Rockin' Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave SE, Renton
$20 per lead or follow:
or $35 per couple:
Event Flyer:
Questions? Call 425-346-0608

Please invite all your dance friends to join!
Michelle Badion's Tangosize and Dancersize are short, 15-minute dance breaks designed to keep your skills sharp and spirits high ... and they also help you stay connected to our dance community! These breaks will always be fun, fast and free!

BTW: Michelle is fully vaccinated and accepting private lessons for couples.

MONDAY through FRIDAY, 11:30 - 11:45 AM, plus THURSDAY 5:30 - 5:45 PM
15 minutes of tango moves to keep your skills sharp and fun music to keep your tango spirit happy!

Passcode: "tango"

WEDNESDAYS, 5:30 - 5:45 PM
15-minute dance break with swing, Latin and smooth steps, a huge variety of music to move to and a short interaction with other dancers. Let's keep partner dancing alive!

Pass Code: "dance"

For More Info:
Visit Michelle's facebook page or her website

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE! Come to The Rockin' Horse Dance Barn on July 2 ... and let’s DANCE!
Masks will not be required but you may wear one if you want to. You may switch dance partners if you like but it is never a requirement. Please be respectful of where each dancer is in their process of transition to reopening.

7 PM Dance Lesson:
Learn "The Corona Mixer" that is appropriate for the times and choreographed by Dave and Jimmi.

8 to 10:30 PM:
DAVE SERFLING will DJ a danceable mix of Swing, Country, Nightclub Two-step, Waltz, favorite Line dance tunes and a handful of Latin rhythms. Just like old times we will do our Dance Mixer around 9pm. No advance registration needed. Just show up and pay at the door. Punch Cards and Passes are accepted.

$15 for lesson and dance or $12 for dance only
The Rockin' Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave SE, Renton, 425-255-9211,,

New summer dance classes start the week of July 12. All classes may be taken either in person or virtually. REGISTER NOW! Full details are at

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Ron Bolin