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Updated Monday, August 14, 2017
Seattle: Annie & The Fugitives @ Seattle Singles Yacht Club Dance
Seattle: Dancing 'til Dusk
Kent: Kent Dance with Andy Burnett
Tacoma: Tacoma Elks Singles Dance
Redmond: Briora $5 Friday Parties
Seattle: Deborah Székely in Seattle
Bellevue: Audition for Youth Performance Team

Panama Canal With Costa Rica & Caribbean Dance Cruise
Dance Calendar August 18 - 31, 2017


Dear Dancin' Friends,

No, it's not Tuesday ... I'm just early this week! That gives me a chance to invite you to join me dancing TONIGHT at China Harbor for the SEATTLE SINGLES YACHT CLUB DANCE featuring STICKSHIFT ANNIE WITH KIMBALL & THE FUGITIVES (www.StickshiftAnnie.com) ... something about the name of the band tells me there's no drum machine. Come rock out with me!

Full details on this and other events are below along with a new two-week DANCE CALENDAR covering through the end of August. Be sure to check out the DANCE CRUISE coming in 2018 ... book by August 31, 2017, and you'll get a $400 per cabin on-board credit!

See you tonight at China Harbor! -- Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ



ANNIE & THE FUGITIVES @ SEATTLE SINGLES YACHT CLUB DANCE
MONDAY, AUGUST 14. The SEATTLE SINGLES YACHT CLUB welcomes everyone 21 years of age and older, married/divorced/separated/single 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 (members get into most dances for half price).

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 - 11:00 PM - Dance to LIVE music by
STICKSHIFT ANNIE WITH KIMBALL & THE FUGITIVES!

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.




DANCING 'TIL DUSK
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS. Dancing 'til Dusk is back for its 11th year of FREE lessons and FREE dancing at downtown Seattle parks. Dance under the stars on Seattle Parks & Recreation's own dance floor. Begin with a beginner lesson from 6 to 7 PM followed by dancing from 7 to 9:30 PM. Dance demos and DJ'd music are featured at the band breaks. Everyone welcome, no partner needed. If the weather is inclement, call the rain hotline 206-264-5646. The schedule is below plus you'll find LOTS more details at www.danceforjoy.biz.

Tuesdays in Westlake Park, 401 Pine St, Seattle
Aug 15 — DJ Koichi | West Coast Swing
Aug 22 — Buena Vibra | Salsa
Aug 29 — Valse Café Orchestra | Waltz and More - a Ball Blanc; wear white!


Thursdays in Freeway Park, 600 Seneca Street, Seattle (enter at 6th and Seneca)
Aug 17 — Rouge featuring Janet Rayor | Waltz and More - a Ball Rouge; wear red!


End of Season Fundraiser Dance at the Beach! Golden Gardens Bathhouse, Seaview Place NW, Seattle, $20/person,
Wednesday, Aug 23, 6 to 9 PM — Larry Unger & Audrey Knuth | Waltz and More!




KENT DANCE WITH ANDY BURNETT
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15. Tonight dance to LIVE music by singer/guitarist ANDY BURNETT! Dance from 7:30 to 9:30 PM to Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Rock/Pop music on a wonderful 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood dance floor. Complimentary refreshments are provided by The Lakeshore, Weatherly Inn, Stafford Suites, Farrington Court, or Judson Park. 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

Dances are held here every Tuesday evening. Here's the schedule for the next few weeks:

August 15: ANDY BURNETT playing Ballroom, Swing and Rock & Roll: 7:30 to 9:30 PM
August 22: RANDY LITCH playing Ballroom, Latin and Swing and Soft Rock: 7:30 to 9:30 PM

August 29: NO DANCE due to floor refinishing
September 5: RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, playing Swing, Ballroom, Latin and Rock: 7:30 to 9:30 PM




TACOMA ELKS SINGLES DANCE
EVERY THURSDAY.
Yes, these dances are open to the public! Come out to dance at the Tacoma Elks' beautiful new building! Dance from 7:30 – 10:30 PM on one of the nicest dance floors around in their 4,500 sf hall. Music includes Ballroom, Swing, Latin, Nightclub, Country and more.

Upcoming dates are:
August 17:
Michael & Leslie
August 24: Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ
August 31: Black Velvet
September 7: DJ Terry West
September 14: Randy Litch
September 21: Casanova

Cost: General public $10, USA Dance members $8, Elks members $6
Location: Tacoma Elks and Allenmore Event Center, 2013 S. Cedar St, Tacoma



BRIORA $5 FRIDAY PARTIES
FRIDAYS, AUGUST 18 and 25, 7:45 - 9:15 PM. Escape the summer heat with $5 Fridays at Briora! Enjoy social dancing in a beautiful, air-conditioned ballroom featuring a variety of Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music. Our dance parties feature a Bronze Club Dances group class for beginners prior to our party, from 7 - 7:45 PM. (schedule at www.Briora.com). Then join the fun and show off what you have learned in class! We play a variety of Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music.

Cost: $5 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.




DEBORAH SZÉKELY IN SEATTLE
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20. Internationally renowned instructor and performer of West Coast Swing, DEBORAH SZÉKELY, will share her expertise!

Schedule:
2:30 - 3:30 PM: Put the Sway Back Into Your Swing
3:45 - 4:45 PM: Blues vs Contemporary Dance Moves
5:00 - 6:00 PM: Sassy Syncopations and Masterful Moves for Leads and Follows
6:00 PM: Picnic Potluck – bring a side dish and your favorite homemade chocolate dessert (1st prize: Workshop Pass for Easter Swing)
6:00 - 9:30 PM: Dance with DJ SOLEMAN KREBS


Competition:
Open Jackpot Jack & Jill (anonymous donation of $210 for cash prizes). First place winners share $100, plus all entry fees collected. Register before 7:30 p.m., comp begins at 8:00 p.m.
Location: Alki Masonic Hall, 4736 40th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Prices: Member / Non-member (Workshop prices include admission to the dance.)
1 workshop: $20 / $30
2 workshops: $35 / $45
3 workshops: $45 / $55
Dance only: Free / $11
Competition entry fee: $6 / $8
Pre-register for Early Bird Discount: www.seattleswingdanceclub.com/west-coast-swing-university/#specialworkshops

Private Lessons with Deborah: For Thurs, Fri, and Sun, contact Wren Newman at seattlebirdhouse@hotmail.com. For Sat, contact Xtine at zoukuniverse@gmail.com.



AUDITION FOR YOUTH PERFORMANCE TEAM
THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 4:30 - 6:00 PM. LaVida Dance Studio invites you to Audition for our new RISING STAR PERFORMANCE TEAM! This team is for kids ages 8-13 that are ready to take the next steps in their dance journey, and want to be provided with more opportunities to learn, strive, form friendships, and perform!

Our Rising Star Performance Team will mix the five Latin dances (cha-cha, samba, rumba, paso-doble, and jive) with contemporary styles like hip-hop, modern jazz, and lyrical in order to have your child become comfortable with different types of movement on stage. No dance partner needed. 3-4 diverse show-dances will be created throughout the year. Our season begins September 5th and ends June 21st, 2018 with an optional Summer intensive in July and August.

Please register to audition HERE:
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=36859&stype=-106&sTG=70&sVT=136&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=08/31/17

Location: 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.




PANAMA CANAL WITH COSTA RICA & CARIBBEAN DANCE CRUISE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018. If you're ready for the vacation of a lifetime, you've found it! Plan your adventure today.

10-Night Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance Cruise

Princess is having a great special on balcony and suites if you book by August 31, 2017. You can either get a $200 per person on-board credit based on double occupancy, or $400 on-board credit for single occupancy.

Depart: Round Trip Fort Lauderdale
Vessel: Caribbean Princess
Itinerary:
~ Fort Lauderdale, Florida
~ Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
~ Cartagena, Columbia
~ Panama Canal (Scenic Cruising) Panama
~ Colon, Panama
~ Limon, Costa Rica
~ Ocho Rios, Jamaica
~ Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Instructors: Maggie Francucci from Dance Connection Colorado, Paul Zimny of Sacramento, California
Dances:
Swing, Salsa, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Fox Trot, Waltz, Argentine Tango
Special Features: Social dances with our own private deejay, mixers, and dance hosts on board for the single ladies. Group dance workshops on board. Group dining. Dance together on ship’s venues after dinner nightly.
Sundancer Cruises – Travel Agency Specializing in Dance Cruises
For More Details: Visit Our Website: www.sundancercruises.net or email: info@sundancercruises.net or call: 303-250-7344

ANNUAL FREE CRUISE DRAWING: Submit contact form on our Website or Email us to enter.



DANCE CALENDAR
August 18 - 31, 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, August 18
NEW DATE & NEW LOCATION! USA DANCE BELLINGHAM. Dances are now on the third Friday of every month at The Majestic. Tonight arrive at 7:15 PM for a pre-dance Rumba lesson with MARY EVANS. Then dance to live music by THE PRAWNS 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, August 18

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, August 18 and Friday, August 25

SUMMER SPECIAL! BRIORA $5 FRIDAY PARTIES. Escape the summer heat with $5 Fridays at Briora on 8/18 & 8/25. Enjoy social dancing in a beautiful, air-conditioned ballroom featuring a variety of Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music. Our dance parties feature a Newcomer group class prior to our party, from 7 - 7:45 PM. (schedule at www.Briora.com). Then join the fun and show off what you have learned in class! We play a variety of Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music. The cost of the class is $15, and if you attend the class, the party is free. If you just attend the party, it is $5 or FREE for Briora Members. 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, August 18 and Friday, August 25

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, August 18 and Friday, August 25
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY, SWING & A LITTLE EVERYTHING. Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson (10-Step & Horseshoe Shuffle on August 18, Salsa on August 25). 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, August 18 and Friday, August 25
FIRST CLASS BALLROOM. Come and enjoy an evening of fun social dancing with DJ TERRY WEST. Arrive at 7 PM for an introductory lesson then dance to a variety of Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more from 8 to 10 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, August 18 and Friday, August 25
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, August 18 and Friday, August 25
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE. Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson in (Quickstep basics on August 18, Foxtrot on August 25) 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, August 25
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 - 12:30am Traditional Music with DJ ANTON. Entrance: $10 (light refreshments provided). 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.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, August 19
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, August 19
NORTHWEST DANCE.
The Leif has a renewed and improved air-conditioning system. Start out with an indoor potluck picnic at 6 PM to celebrate the 60th birthday of Ronni Berger. ALL ARE WELCOME. Please bring a dish to share. We will provide an authentic Louisiana main dish: “Red Beans and Rice.” Plates, flatware, and drinks provided. At 7:30 PM SEAN "GATORBOY" DONOVAN & CLAIRE CAREY will teach a pre-dance workshop. Then dance from 8:30 to 11:30 PM to BAYOU ENVIE playing Cajun and Zydeco music. First break there will be cake! 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, August 19 and Saturday, August 26
DANCING IN THE PARK AT MAGNUSON PARK. DanceSport International studio hosts a class and party every Saturday night 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, August 19 and Saturday, August 26
PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn is well-known for teaching kids, but also has events for adults! Check it out this Saturday. Start with a pre-dance lesson from 8 to 9 PM then dance from 9 to 11 PM to a variety of Ballroom music. August 19 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Country Two-Step lesson. August 26 features DJ/Instructor TERRY WEST and a TBA lesson. $10 admission covers the class and dance. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St SW, Suite 109, Auburn. For more info visit www.pacificballroom.org or contact Rick at 425-451-4815 or Rick@pacificballroom.org.

Saturday, August 19 and Saturday, August 26
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, August 19 and Saturday, August 26
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, August 26
MERLY'S VARIETY DANCE. Come on out for this dance on the fourth Saturday of each month! It's at the Hayloft Dance Hall in Lynnwood, which has a 2,600 square foot hardwood dance floor. Tonight take a basic Rumba lesson with DEE SCHORE at 7 PM, no partner or experience needed. Then dance from 8 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, August 26
USA DANCE TACOMA 16TH ANNIVERSARY DANCE. Come out for this friendly dance and lesson; all dancer levels welcome. USA Dance Tacoma has dances on the fourth Saturday of each month. Arrive at 7 PM for a West Coast Swing lesson with APRIL MORROW. Dance from 8 to 10:30 PM to music by MAIA SANTELL & HOUSE BLEND. 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, August 20

SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB.
Afternoon workshops will be taught by DEBORAH SZÉKELY ... see Headliner Ad above for details. There is a beginner West Coast Swing lesson upstairs for new folks from 6 to 6:30 PM. Dance from 6 to 10 PM to music by DJ SOLEMAN KREBS. 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, August 20
and Sunday, August 27

PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn now has Sunday dances in addition to their already established Saturday dances! Start with a pre-dance lesson from 6 to 7 PM then dance from 7 to 9 PM to a variety of Ballroom music. August 6 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a West Coast Swing lesson. August 13 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, August 20 and Sunday, August 27
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, August 20 and Sunday, August 27
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, August 27
WALTZ CAFÉ AT CENTURY BALLROOM. This month's dance features THE VALSE CAFÉ ORCHESTRA. This lively tea dance occurs each month on the 4th Sunday. You’ll enjoy live music and a 2000-square-foot sprung floor in the city’s most elegant dance hall. Though the bands each month focus on Waltzes of all tempos, they also mix in other styles of dance music. Expect some assortment of Swing, Foxtrot, Blues, even Latin and the occasional Polka. Downbeat is 12:30 PM and dancing goes till 3:30. Admission is $15. Street parking is free on Sundays. The ballroom’s Tin Table restaurant opens at 3 PM with Happy Hour prices. At 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more information visit www.waltzcafe.com.


MONDAYS (Click here for August 14)

Monday, August 21 and Monday, August 28
MONDAY MILONGA.
PATRICIO TOUCEDA teaches an intermediate series Argentine Tango class at 8 PM. Drop-ins allowed on a space available/ class balance basis. Visit www.Tango-Experts.com for details. 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! August 21 features DJ LIZ HUTCHINSON. August 28 features DJ JEANNE CASTLE. 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, August 21 and Monday, August 28

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.

Monday, August 21 and Monday, August 28
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.


TUESDAYS (Click here for August 15)

Tuesday, August 22
KENT DANCE. Dance to live music every Tuesday on a 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor. August 22 features RANDY LITCH playing Ballroom and Swing, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. There is no dance on August 29 due to annual floor refinishing. 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.

Tuesday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 29
DANCING 'TIL DUSK.
Dance under the stars on Seattle Parks & Recreation's own dance floor. Start with a beginner lesson at 6 PM, then dance to live music from 7 to 9:30 PM. August 22 features BUENA VIBRA playing Salsa. August 29 features THE VALSE CAFÉ ORCHESTRA playing Waltz and more and is a Ball Blanc; wear white! Everyone welcome, no partner needed. It's in Westlake Park, 401 Pine St, Seattle. More details are at www.danceforjoy.biz. If the weather is inclement, call the rain hotline 206-264-5646.


WEDNESDAYS (Click here for August 16)

Wednesday, August 23
SPECIAL EVENT! DANCING 'TIL DUSK END OF SEASON FUNDRAISER DANCE AT THE BEACH. Dance under the stars on Seattle Parks & Recreation's own dance floor. Today's event is from 6 to 9 PM at Golden Gardens Bathhouse, Seaview Place NW, Seattle. Dance to live Waltz music and more by LARRY UNGER & AUDREY KNUTH. Everyone welcome, no partner needed. $20/person. More details are at www.danceforjoy.biz. If the weather is inclement, call the rain hotline 206-264-5646.

Wednesday, August 23
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, August 23 and Wednesday, August 30
MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB.
Arrive at 6:30 PM for a pre-dance lesson with DAVE GREEN and LINDA REITER then dance from 7:30 to 10 PM. August 23 features a Foxtrot lesson and music by CASANOVA. August 30 features 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, August 23 and Wednesday, August 30

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.


THURSDAYS (Click here for August 17)

Thursday, August 24 and Thursday, August 31
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. August 10 features music by DJ TERRY WEST. August 17 features music by MIXCHAEL & 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.

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Monday, August 14
SEATTLE SINGLES YACHT CLUB DANCE.
These dances are open to everyone 21 years of age and older. Married/divorced/separated/single 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, tonight to music by ANNIE & THE FUGITIVES. Admission is $10 for the dance only ($5 extra if you attend the meeting) or free for members. New location: 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, August 14
MONDAY MILONGA.
PATRICIO TOUCEDA teaches an intermediate series Argentine Tango class at 8 PM. Drop-ins allowed on a space available/ class balance basis. Visit www.Tango-Experts.com for details. 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! August 14 features DJ MARC BECRAFT. 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, August 14

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.

Monday, August 14
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.






Tuesday, August 15
DANCING 'TIL DUSK.
Dance under the stars on Seattle Parks & Recreation's own dance floor. Start with a beginner lesson at 6 PM, then dance to live music from 7 to 9:30 PM. August 15 features DJ KOICHI playing West Coast Swing. Everyone welcome, no partner needed. It's in Westlake Park, 401 Pine St, Seattle. More details are at www.danceforjoy.biz. If the weather is inclement, call the rain hotline 206-264-5646.

Tuesday, August 15
KENT DANCE. Dance to live music every Tuesday on a 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor. August 5 features the ANDY BURNETT Swing, Balloom and Rock & Roll from 7:45 to 9:30 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.






Wednesday, August 9

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, August 9 and Wednesday, August 16
MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB.
Arrive at 6:30 PM for a pre-dance lesson with DAVE GREEN and LINDA REITER then dance from 7:30 to 10 PM. August 9 features a West Coast Swing lesson and music by CASANOVA. August 16 features a Foxtrot 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, August 9 and Wednesday, August 16

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.






Thursday, August 10 and Thursday, August 17
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. August 10 features music by DJ TERRY WEST. August 17 features music by MIXCHAEL & 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, August 10 and Thursday, August 17
DANCING 'TIL DUSK. Dance under the stars on Seattle Parks & Recreation's own dance floor. Start with a beginner lesson at 6 PM, then dance to live music from 7 to 9:30 PM. August 10 features Zydeco music with ZYDECO SOUND. August 17 is a ball rouge (wear red) with Waltz music & more with ROUGE featuring JANET RAYOR. It's in Freeway Park, 600 Seneca Street, Seattle (enter at 6th and Seneca). Everyone welcome, no partner needed. Freeway Park, 6th & Seneca St. Seattle. More details are at www.danceforjoy.biz. If the weather is inclement, call the rain hotline 206-264-5646.