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Updated Sunday, January 25, 2015
Tacoma: West Coast Swing Classes with Terry West
Lynnwood: Robb's Country Dance + Mike's Ballroom Basics ...

Lynnwood: Do It Again: Steely Dan Night
Redmond: A Night with Sinatra Theme Dance Party
Seattle: SSYC Commodore's Ball
Bellevue: Dance Show "Danzami" Presented by LaVida Studio
Seattle: West Coast Swing: Step-by-Step
Seattle: 7th Annual Century Ballroom Masquerade
Tacoma: Tacoma Dance Studio presents Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ
Seattle: Easter Swing Ticket Tournament
Kirkland: Swing & Everything Variety Dance
Bellevue: Sweetheart Jamboree
Dance Calendar: January 23 - February 5, 2015



Dear Dancin' Friends,


Last Saturday we had a great time dancing as I focused on the classic hits of The Eagles. Join me this Saturday for another "focus night" as I play for Do It Again: Steely Dan Night at the Hayloft in Lynnwood. The duo of Walter Becker and Donald Fagan were most popular during the 70's and early 80's with hits including Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Do It Again, Reeling In The Years, Pretzel Logic, My Old School, Deacon Blues, Black Friday, Peg, Josie, FM (No Static At All), Hey Nineteen and more. Their hits have such "groove" that you've probably heard them on Pop, Classic Rock, and Jazz stations alike. There's even a local Steely Dan tribute band called Nearly Dan www.nearlydan.com. I'll teach Cha Cha for the pre-dance lesson since several Steely Dan songs have that rhythm. Other songs are good for East and West Coast Swing, Rumba, Nightclub Two-Step, Hustle, Freestyle ... even Foxtrot and Waltz are in their repertoire. Plus I'll include music by other artists too ... all played on one of the finest sound systems around!

Other special opportunities this weekend: On Saturday, Frank Sinatra fans won't want to miss a special night at the Briora ... or if you prefer Jimmy Buffet style music, be sure to attend the SSYC Commodore's Ball. On Sunday, LaVida Studio presents a special show "Danzami" at the Bellevue High Performing Arts Center. Then on Monday, start at "square one" with a brand new series of absolute beginner West Coast Swing: Step-by-Step lessons.
Details on all these and other upcoming events are below. Also check out several special events and a couple new listings for regularly scheduled events in the new two-week DANCE CALENDAR.

Ron's Song of the Week:

Rikki Don't Lose That Number
by Steely Dan. This was Steely Dan's biggest hit reaching #4 on the Billboard charts in 1974. It's works well for either Cha Cha or Rumba:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5h3HFVpTl8

See you Saturday! -- Ron Bolin



WEST COAST SWING CLASSES WITH TERRY WEST
THURSDAY, JANUARY 22.
Two fun classes for beginner or intermediate level dancers. Learn this popular and creative swing dance or hone your swing skills while adding cool social swing moves to your repertoire.

Beginners West Coast Swing lesson 7:00-8:00 + practice time after
Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson 8:00-9:00
+ practice time after

Registration is only $40 for a 4-week series or drop in for $15 per lesson. Prerequisite for the intermediate-level class is proficiency in the basic patterns of West Coast Swing. Register at the door. Tacoma Dance Studio, 5412 S Tacoma Way, 253-224-8244.




ROBB'S COUNTRY DANCE + MIKE'S BALLROOM BASICS + ...
FRIDAY, JANUARY 23.
ROBB BRYAN'S COUNTRY DANCE
- $10 including lessons
7:30 - 8:15 PM: Country Two-step Lesson
8:15 - 9:00 PM: Another Country Dance Lesson
9:00 - 11:30 PM: Country Dance


SATURDAY, JANUARY 24.
LESSONS WITH MIKE EWING - $12 drop-in
11:00 AM - NOON: Week 3 of Ballroom Basics Class

DANCE WITH RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ
- $15 lesson and dance or $12 dance only
7- 8 PM: Beginner and Beyond Cha Cha lesson
8 - 11 PM: Do It Again--Steely Dan Night (see separate ad below for full details)


There's always something happening at The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave W, Lynnwood. Singles and Couples of all ages are always welcome. Dance on a 2,600 sq ft sprung hardwood dance floor to a variety of inspiring music for Swing, Ballroom, Latin, Nightclub Two-Step, Hustle, Salsa & Country, all played on an awesome sound system. Singles, Couples and all ages welcome. Soft drinks & water available for purchase.

The Hayloft has a full schedule of other events. For details visit www.HayloftDance.com, email HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.




DO IT AGAIN: STEELY DAN NIGHT
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24. Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, for a special evening at the Hayloft in Lynnwood! DO IT AGAIN: STEELY DAN NIGHT is a tribute to music of a group popular on the radio on Pop, Classic Rock, and Jazz stations alike. Hit songs like Do It Again, My Old School, and Rikki Don't Lose That Number work great for Cha Cha so that will be my pre-dance lesson.

7 - 8 PM: Beginner and Beyond Cha Cha lesson, no partner or experience needed
8 - 11 PM: Dance to the hits of Steely Dan plus a variety of other artists


Lesson and dance is $15. Dance with no lesson is $12. Fun for singles and couples, all ages are welcome. I'll do mixers and give out door prizes. Soft drinks and water will be available for sale. The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave West, Lynnwood, WA 98037. 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. For more info visit www.HayloftDance.com, email HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.



A NIGHT WITH SINATRA THEME DANCE PARTY
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24. BRIORA BALLROOM presents a fun and energetic evening filled with socializing, light refreshments, and social dancing from 7:30 -10:30 PM. Cost is $18 per person or FREE for members and for those with punchcards. Special offer: 5 dance punch card for $50. 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. Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. Free parking in the lot. For more info, please contact info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.



SSYC COMMODORE'S BALL
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24. Dry clean your tuxes and ball gowns! Everyone's welcome to our most formal dance of the year. It's from 7 PM to 11 PM and features dancing to the live music of DAVE CALHOUN www.tropzone.net who is known for his tropical Rock music in the style of Jimmy Buffett. The evening includes hearty appetizers. Anyone can attend, singles or couples, married or not. Cost: $30 per person. Check the SSYC website www.SSYC.com for payment options. Held at the Ballard Elks Club, 6411 Seaview Drive, Seattle, WA 98107. For more information, contact Mona Roach (2014 Past Commodore) at doc_mr3@hotmail.com or 253-431-1940.



DANCE SHOW "DANZAMI" PRESENTED BY LaVIDA STUDIO
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25 at 12 noon. You are invited to an original staged production written and choreographed by the studio's director & faculty. It is performed by instructors, youth and adult students in various dance styles: Argentine tango, salsa, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, ballroom, belly dance, tribal dance, flamenco.
This dance production is a cross between a fairy tale and Nutcracker, a heartwarming story about friendship and magic told on stage only through the medium of dance. Each dance, each style represents an idea and tells part of the story. It will be appreciated by adults and kids!

Tickets: $25 adult, $15 child (ages 2 to 15) at the door: $30 adult, $20 child
Buy tickets online: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/999641

Event address: Bellevue High Performing Arts Center, 10416 SE Wolverine Way, Bellevue, WA 98004
More information is on the LaVida Studio facebook page www.facebook.com/events/437244979762866



WEST COAST SWING: STEP-BY-STEP
MONDAYS STARTING JANUARY 26. Presented by the SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB, these classes are a great introduction to West Coast Swing. This series is perfect for the beginning dancer or the more experienced dancer wanting to improve their basics - try learning the opposite role to improve your traditional role tremendously! Four levels are offered.

Level 1: Mondays, January 26 - February 23. Instructor JIM MINTY. Start at the beginning learning the basic 6-count patterns
Level 2: Mondays, March 2 - 30. Spins and 8-count patterns/whips. Then practice your dancing at Seattle Easter Swing
Level 3: Mondays, April 13 - May 11. Slingshots into tucks and hammerlocks. Free Practice Dance May 18
Level 4: Mondays, dates TBA. Whip variations and more turns. Free Practice Dance at end of Level 4

Classes are from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave E, Seattle. Cost per 5-week section: $70 pre-registered or $80 at the door for SSDC members; $95 pre-registered or $105 at the door non-SSDC members. Juniors age 17 and under, $50 (parent/guardian must be present). Register online for discounts and more info. Questions? Contact Karen Villamarin at karen@seattlewcswing.org.



7th ANNUAL CENTURY BALLROOM MASQUERADE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30. The Masquerade Waltz has been called the best “big” dance of the year. It showcases a 9-piece VALSE CAFÉ ORCHESTRA plus chanteuse DINA BLADE and soprano LUCIA NEARE. Expect three full hours of dancing—swing, Latin, blues, foxtrot, and waltzes of all tempos and styles. We’ll spice up the band breaks with the CABARET D'ARTISTE, a secret sideshow of top local performers.

Dancer Bob Pretlow said, "That was the best dance I ever went to, that Masquerade ball."

The only rule is: no mask, no admission. You get to remove your mask part way through the evening, but many remain in dis-guise all night, because, as dancer Heber Farnsworth said, "The Masquerade ball at the Century Ballroom was AWESOME. The mystique of the mask was magical." We sell a few simple masks at the door for $5. We balance for Leads and Follows, and limit attendance to keep dancing fun. The Masquerade is not specifically a “couples” event so you don’t need a date -- the whole idea is to dance with lots of differently disguised partners.

Location: Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine St, Seattle, www.centuryballroom.com
Time: Doors open/show begins at 8:30 PM. Dancing 9 PM - 12:30 AM
Tickets: $50 advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1148274 or $60 at the door (if any remain). Ages 21+
Learn more here: www.ValseCafeOrchestra.com



TACOMA DANCE STUDIO PRESENTS RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31. Arrive at 7 PM for a beginner lesson in LINDY CHARLESTON which can be done as a stand-alone dance or be used as a great way to spice up your Swing ... the moves that I'll teach can be mixed in with any type of Swing. Then dance from 8 to 11 PM to a wide variety of popular tunes from all eras including all types of Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Nightclub and more. Fun for singles and couples of all ages. Door prizes and mixers included! Admission is $15 for lesson and dance, or $12 dance only. Street parking, also parking in the lighted Heritage Bank Lot with a back entrance into the Studio. Tacoma Dance Studio, 5412 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma. For more information contact Bill Barber at info@tacomadancestudio.com or 253-224-8244.




EASTER SWING TICKET TOURNAMENT
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31. Join us for our 3rd annual Easter Swing Ticket Tournament! Last year we had an awesome group of people traveling to Seattle for this. Let's do it again! This year, to kick off SSDC's 50th year anniversary, we will be hosting a Pub Crawl before the Ticket tourney and workshop begins. Prizes include (with more to be announced soon): 1st place: Two 3-Day passes to Seattle's Easter Swing AND 1 free Room night for both people; Two 3-Day passes to Seattle's Easter Swing for random competitors; Two 3-Day passes for random non-competitors.

Schedule:
1:00 Pub Crawl and brewery tour. The bus leaves at 1 PM will return around 4 PM
4:30 PETE GREEN teaches "Use Affects Function"
5:30 Dance begins with DJs KOICHI TSUNODA and HAREESH KAPOOR
6:00 Competition Registration ENDS
6:30 Round 1
7:30 Round 2
8:15 Round 3
9:00 Spotlight Finals
Continue dancing to 10 PM or later


Location: Leif Erikson Lodge, 2245 Northwest 57th Street, Seattle.
Admission for the whole day is $25, or $20 for members of any NW West Coast Swing club.
Registration: Sign up online for great discounts at: http://seattlewcswing.org/2014/11/26/sat-jan-31st-2015-ses-ticket-tourney-and-pub-crawl.
More information: www.facebook.com/events/888741551145098



SWING & EVERYTHING VARIETY DANCE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31. Come and celebrate the New Year with us! TOM RIZA will start the night off with East Coast Swing classes followed by a dance with DJ TERRY WEST. Enjoy all genres of Swing, Latin, Club and Ballroom dancing! Entrance: $12, which includes the classes & dance.

7:00 PM – ECS Beginner class
7:30 PM – ECS Intermediate class
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Dance Party - DOOR PRIZES!


Location: Juanita Community Center, 13027 100th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. Directions: From 1-405, take the NE 124th Street exit & turn west onto 124th. Take a right onto 100th Ave NE. Turn left onto NE 130th St. It's the large hall on the right.
Contacts: Tom Riza 425-882-0209 or visit our FB page www.facebook.com/groups/urdancing/.
Upcoming dances in 2015: Aug 22, Oct 24, and Nov 28.



SWEETHEART JAMBOREE
FEBRUARY 6 - 8, 2015. We're headed to HOLLYWOOD for our 24th annual event starring some of your all time favorite instructors and personalities. Plan for plenty of pomp, circumstance and GLITZ all culminating with a Red Carpet Oscar Party on Saturday night! Join us for a weekend of amazing dance lessons, just- for-fun Jack and Jill contests, a first class Dinner and spectacular Show on Saturday night, and tons of open dancing. You’ll enjoy over 70 workshops in country couples, line dance and swing, including FREE beginning lessons on Friday night! Line dancers: If you have social line dance requests, please send them to Brian Bull at endeavourbrian@gmail.com.

Location: Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98004.
Registration must be received by February 5, 2015 to receive a discounted rate on the weekend event price. Make plans to join us in February for a fun-filled weekend you won't soon forget!
More Information: Hotel information, Instructor listings, workshop schedule, contact info and a host of other tidbits can found on our website at www.sweetheartjamboree.com. Also, for up-to-the-minute info, please LIKE us on facebook www.facebook.com/SweetheartJamboree.



DANCE CALENDAR
January 23 - February 5, 2015

HOW TO USE THIS CALENDAR:
TWO WEEKS OF DANCES ARE LISTED.
Friday dances held only on the first week are listed first, followed by Friday dances held on both weeks, ending with Friday dances held only on the second week ... and so on for each day. Changes and errors can occur, so please check with the contacts listed before attending.

It's less than $2 per week to list a weekly dance here. Contact Ron Bolin at Ron@SeattleDanceInfo.com or 425-917-1188 to have your dance included.

FRIDAYS

Friday, January 23
HAYLOFT COUNTRY DANCE. Finally a Country dance in the north end, held on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. Music and instruction is by DJ ROBB BRYAN. At 7:30 PM he'll teach beginning/intermediate Country Two-Step and then more intermediate moves or another dance style from 8:15 to 9 PM. Dance from 9 to 11:30 PM to music played on an awesome sound system. The lesson is $10 and includes free dance admission. If coming for just the dance, admission is the same, $10. Singles, couples and all ages welcome. Soft drinks & water available for purchase. The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave W, Lynnwood. For more info visit www.HayloftDance.com, email Aileen at HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.

Friday, January 23
FABULOUS 2ND & 4TH FRIDAY DANCE. Plus Late Night Blues, Fusion, & WCS at Om Culture. Join us every 2nd & 4th Friday with ARI LEVITT teaching & DJ-ing, and introducing lots of new songs from his recent travels for your listening and dancing pleasure. 6:45 PM: Doors Open. 7-8 PM: Dance Lesson (schedule at www.rolluptherug.com). 8-10:45 PM: "Fantastic Friday Variety Dance" (Waltz, Swing, Blues, Ballroom, Latin, WCS, NC-2Step and more.) 10:30 PM-12:30 AM (or later): "Late Night Blues" (mainly Blues, with a bit of Fusion & WCS thrown in.) Cost: Lesson $5; Variety Dance (before 10:30) $10; Late Night Blues & Fusion (after 10:45) $5. Om Culture, 2210 N Pacific St, Seattle (Wallingford). CLICK HERE for parking map.

Friday, January 23 and Friday, January 30
SEATTLE SOCIAL DANCE CLUB.
Start with a 30-minute complimentary lesson at 8 PM then dance from 8:30 to 11 PM to a variety of popular Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music. Admission is $10. Water and snacks are provided plus a door prize drawing for free passes to future Friday dances. We offer complimentary parking passes on Friday night dances especially on game days. Just go upstairs and ask for it: we have a very large parking lot behind the building. All ages are welcome to this dance, held every Friday. The ballroom is upstairs: a 3,000 square foot hardwood dance floor. Located at Chong-Wa Benevolent Assoc, 522 7th Ave S, Seattle. For more info contact Jeanne at 425-644-3030 (or 206-725-4331 for Chinese) or email SeattleSocialDanceClub@gmail.com.

Friday, January 23 and Friday, January 30
DANCEWORKS STUDIO'S FRIDAY BALLROOM DANCE PARTY. Join us for dancing every Friday night in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Most weeks we have mixed ballroom dancing with a variety of traditional and current dance music often with DJs. Lesson dance style changes weekly. See calendar at www.danceworksstudio.com/calendar.html for details. Lesson starts at 8:30 PM with party from 9:15 to 11:30 PM; $10/person for dance only, $12 for lesson and dance. Bring a friend who is new to DanceWorks and you both get in free. DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info call 425-869-7595, email info@danceworksstudio.com or visit www.danceworksstudio.com.

Friday, January 23 and Friday, January 30
BRIORA BALLROOM FRIDAY PARTIES.
Arrive at 6:30 PM for your choice of either a Newcomer lesson (schedule at www.Briora.com) or an Intermediate/Advanced Ballroom Technique class. Then dance to Ballroom, Latin and Swing music from 7:30 to 9:30 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 a retail shop. Admission is $13 or free if you attend a pre-dance lesson or are a Briora member. 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, January 23 and Friday, January 30
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE.
Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson in (Rumba on January 23 and Foxtrot on January 30), 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, January 23 and Friday, January 30
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY AND SWING DANCE.
Arrive at 7 PM for a lesson (a Line Dance on January 23 and Western Waltz on January 30). 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 Dave at 425-255-9211, email rockinhorsedancebarn@gmail.com or visit www.learn2dance4fun.com.

Friday, January 23 and Friday, January 30
HOTTEST COUNTRY/ROCK DANCE. Live Band on the first & fifth Friday of the month. Dance to a good mix of high energy 2-step, East & West Coast Swing, Waltz, Cha Cha, and Line Dances. This is upstairs with (50'x25') dance floor. Admission of $3 covers the lesson and dance; $9 with live music. Doors open at 6 PM for dinner; lesson at 7:30 PM, open dancing until 11 PM. Shelton Elks Club, 741 SE Craig Rd, Shelton. For more info: Mishelle Thompson, 360-481-3869; www.facebook.com/ElkCountry.shelton. Directions: Take Highway 101 to Highway 3, Shelton and Bremerton exit, Turn onto Craig Rd at the park and Ride and go east next to 101 to Elks club. Free parking is available. www.sheltonelks2467.com.

Friday, January 23 and Friday, January 30
FRIDAYS AT THE VERVE.
Start the evening with an "Introduction to Social Ballroom Dancing" workshop at 8 PM. Different dances are taught each time, so visit their website or "like" them on facebook for up-to-date information. DJ TERRY WEST will play music for Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing from 9 to 11 PM. Dance on two nice sized dance floors. Admission of $12 has you covered for everything for the evening (no credit cards please). Just blocks from I-5, with free parking right in front. Verve Ballroom 19820 40th Ave West, Suite 102, Lynnwood. For more information visit www.theverveballroom.com, email info@theverveballroom.com, or call 425-640-3070.

Friday, January 23 and Friday, January 30
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, January 30
SPECIAL EVENT! 7th ANNUAL CENTURY BALLROOM MASQUERADE. The Masquerade Waltz showcases a 9-piece VALSE CAFÉ ORCHESTRA plus chanteuse DINA BLADE and soprano LUCIA NEARE. Three full hours of dancing—swing, Latin, blues, foxtrot, and waltzes of all tempos and styles. We’ll spice up the band breaks with the CABARET D'ARTISTE, a secret sideshow of top local performers. You can remove your mask part way through the evening, but many remain in dis-guise all night. If you don't have a mask, simple masks are available at the door for $5. Location: Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine St, Seattle, www.centuryballroom.com. Time: Doors open/show begins at 8:30 PM. Dancing 9 PM - 12:30 AM. Tickets: $50 advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1148274 or $60 at the door. Ages 21+. Learn more here: www.ValseCafeOrchestra.com.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, January 24
DO IT AGAIN: STEELY DAN NIGHT. Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, for a special evening at the Hayloft! 7 PM: Beginner and Beyond Cha Cha lesson, no partner or experience needed. 8 - 11 PM: Dance to the hits of Steely Dan plus a variety of other artists. Lesson and dance $15, dance only $12. Fun for singles and couples of all ages. Mixers and door prizes included. The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave West, Lynnwood, WA 98037. 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. For more info visit www.HayloftDance.com, email HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.

Saturday, January 24
SPECIAL EVENT! A NIGHT WITH SINATRA THEME DANCE PARTY. BRIORA BALLROOM presents a fun and energetic evening filled with socializing, light refreshments, and social dancing from 7:30 -10:30 PM. Cost is $18 per person or FREE for members and for those with punchcards. Special offer: 5 dance punch card for $50. 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. Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. Free parking in the lot. For more info, please contact info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.

Saturday, January 24
SPECIAL EVENT! SSYC COMMODORE'S BALL. Dry clean your tuxes and ball gowns! Everyone's welcome to our most formal dance of the year. It's from 7 PM to 11 PM and features dancing to the live music of DAVE CALHOUN www.tropzone.net who is known for his tropical Rock music in the style of Jimmy Buffett. The evening includes hearty appetizers. Anyone can attend, singles or couples, married or not. Cost: $30 per person. Check the SSYC website www.SSYC.com for payment options. Held at the Ballard Elks Club, 6411 Seaview Drive, Seattle, WA 98107. For more information, contact Mona Roach (2014 Past Commodore) at doc_mr3@hotmail.com or 253-431-1940.

Saturday, January 24
DANCE FOR JOY! AT THE RUSSIAN CENTER.
Arrive at 7:30 PM for a pre-dance lesson. Dance from 8:30 to 11 PM to glorious music for Waltz, Swing, Blues, Foxtrot, Nightclub Two-Step, Polka, Tango, and Latin too. Email Lilli Ann at lilli@att.net to get on her email distribution list to find out what the pre-dance lesson will be - it changes every month. Admission is $15 for the workshop and dance or $10 for the dance only. Held on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Sponsored by Dance For Joy! Russian Center, 704 19th Ave East, Seattle. For more info visit www.danceforjoy.biz or phone 206-264-5646. For venue info visit www.russiancommunitycenterseattle.org.

Saturday, January 24
USA DANCE TACOMA "SUPERBOWL PARTY" 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 lesson in Cha Cha with JACKIE TORRES. 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.

Saturday, January 24 and Saturday, January 31
SONG SCOUT SATURDAYS.
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! Arrive at 8 PM for an intermediate WCS lesson for $5; drop-ins are welcome. Admission for the dance is $10. Kirkland Dance Center, 835 7th Ave, Kirkland. For more info contact Paul at pbooth@comcast.net or melindabooth@comcast.net or visit www.songscout.net.

Saturday, January 24 and Saturday, January 31
ARIA BALLROOM’S SATURDAY BALLROOM DANCE PARTY. Join us on our beautiful dance floor on Seattle’s eastside for our most popular weekly dance party. Introductory class begins at 7:15 PM followed by a balanced mix of traditional and popular ballroom music from 8 to 11 PM every Saturday. Party admission is $10 or $5 for those who take the pre-party class, (drop-in cost $12). We’ve heard we have the best music of any ballroom around. Songs for the next several dances are projected overhead so dancers can plan for upcoming dances. 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, January 31
TACOMA DANCE STUDIO PRESENTS RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. Arrive at 7 PM for a beginner lesson in LINDY CHARLESTON which can be done as a stand-alone dance or be used as a great way to spice up your Swing ... the moves that I'll teach can be mixed in with any type of Swing. Then dance from 8 to 11 PM to a wide variety of popular tunes from all eras including all types of Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Nightclub and more. Fun for singles and couples of all ages. Door prizes and mixers included! Admission is $15 for lesson and dance, or $12 dance only. Street parking, also parking in the lighted Heritage Bank Lot with a back entrance into the Studio. Tacoma Dance Studio, 5412 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma. For more information contact Bill Barber at info@tacomadancestudio.com or 253-224-8244.

Saturday, January 31
SPECIAL EVENT! SWING & EVERYTHING VARIETY DANCE. Come and celebrate the New Year with us! TOM RIZA will start the night off with East Coast Swing classes & PM beginner, 7:30 PM intermediate) followed by a dance from 8 to 10:30 PM with DJ TERRY WEST. Enjoy all genres of Swing, Latin, Club and Ballroom dancing! Door prizes too! Entrance: $12, which includes the classes & dance. Location: Juanita Community Center, 13027 100th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. Directions: From 1-405, take the NE 124th Street exit & turn west onto 124th. Take a right onto 100th Ave NE. Turn left onto NE 130th St. It's the large hall on the right. Contacts: Tom Riza 425-882-0209 or visit our FB page www.facebook.com/groups/urdancing/.

Saturday, January 31
SPECIAL EVENT! SHORELINE COMMUNITY BIG BAND SWING DANCE. The evening starts with Swing Dance Lessons from GUY CARIDI of SAVOY SWING CLUB from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Then dance from 7:30 to 10 PM to lots of huge fabulous tunes for Swing and Foxtrot, One-Step, Jitterbug, and great Jazz listening music. Come for a toe-tapping good time! Featuring the SHORECREST HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ & STAGE BANDS and the KELLOGG MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND ... who are awesome! Refreshments will be available. Ticket prices: $12 in advance/$15 at the door. Students $6 w/ASB, $8 without. $5 extra for the dance lesson. Tickets are online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/558790. Funds raised help Shorecrest High School Jazz Bands. Held in the Shorecrest High School cafeteria, 15343 25th Ave NE, Shoreline. Questions? Call 206-393-4291.


SUNDAYS

Sunday, January 25
NEW LISTING! WALTZ CAFÉ AT CENTURY BALLROOM. This month's dance features PHIL WILKINSON'S MEN IN BLACK. This lively tea dance, almost eight years old, 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 1 PM and dancing goes till 3:30. Admission is $12. 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.

Sunday, January 25 and Sunday, February 1
ARIA BALLROOM SUNDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY. By popular demand, Aria Ballroom is now hosting weekly Sunday night ballroom dance parties from 7 to 9:30 PM. Music includes a variety of mixed Ballroom, including such favorites as Cha Cha, Waltz, West Coast Swing, and Salsa, among many others. What a perfect way to end the weekend. The dance party cover is the usual $10. Aria Ballroom, 15300 NE 95th St, Redmond, WA. Learn more about Aria Ballroom and the other parties and classes we offer at www.AriaBallroom.com, or give us a call at 425-867-0777, or email info@ariaballroom.com.


MONDAYS

Monday, January 26 and Monday, February 2
NEW LISTING! 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 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, call 253-404-3939 or visit www.metroparkstacoma.org/star-seniors. For a listing of all of Randy's dances visit http://randylitch.dancetacoma.org/Schedule.htm.

Monday, January 26 and Monday, February 2
WALTZ ETCETERA.
A friendly, welcoming, non-competitive dance, going strong since 1999. Your choice of a beginning or an intermediate/advanced pre-dance class, then dance! We play about half Waltzes and half other dances: Swing (both East & West), Blues, Foxtrot, Nightclub 2-step, Latin, etc. EVERY MONDAY at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle. Drop-in lessons at 6:30 PM, $15 (or $20 with the dance). Dance 7:30 until 10 or 10:30, $6. WE ALSO HAVE DANCES 1st & 3rd Sunday afternoons in Ballard and some Friday nights. For more info, including our current schedule and what we're teaching, go to www.waltzetc.com, or email Zachariah: waltz23@gmail.com.

Monday, January 26 and Monday, February 2
MONDAY MILONGA.
Lessons with PATRICIO and EVA. Arrive at 8 PM for a tango lesson. See www.tango-experts.com to register (drop-ins are allowed on a space available/class balance basis). Dance from 9 PM to 12:30 AM every Monday to great Argentine Tango music. January 26 features DJ NATHANIEL SMITH and February 2 features DJ TBA. Plenty of space with candlelight ambiance and a view of Lake Union. Admission is $8 for the Milonga or free if taking the 8 PM lesson. Ages 21 and over. China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave North, Seattle. For more info call 206-323-7957, email Arturo at azelig@msn.com, Patricia at ptrowbridge@gmail.com or visit www.allseattletango.com.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, January 27
KENT BALLROOM DANCE. Dance to live music every Tuesday evening in downtown Kent. Tonight RANDY LITCH (vocals & guitar) plays a variety of music for dancing including Ballroom, Swing, and Latin from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. The 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor is well cared for. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. There's ample free parking and the cover charge is only $4 (with donations accepted for snacks during a brief break at 8:30 PM). All ages are welcome, not just 50+. For more info visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164.

Tuesday, January 27 and Tuesday, February 3
SALSA N' SEATTLE.
Practice all your favorite dances at Salsa N' Seattle. Start with a free introductory Salsa lesson from 8 to 8:30 PM. Then DJ VICTOR spins a variety of Salsa and Bachata from 8:30 to 11:30 PM. $5 for the evening, or $3 for Salsa N' Seattle students. Salsa N' Seattle is located at 1200 Stewart St, Seattle; 2 blocks west of the downtown REI store. For more information visit www.SalsaNSeattle.com, email salsanseattle@gmail.com, or call 206-910-6318.

Tuesday, January 27 and Tuesday, February 3
BRIORA BALLROOM FREE TUESDAY PARTY.
Enjoy dancing to a variety of Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music -- for FREE. We'll play music for one hour (9 to 10 PM) every Tuesday night so you can have fun and practice what you have learned in class. Everyone is welcome. 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 a retail shop. 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: info@briora.com, 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.

Tuesday, February 3
KENT BIG BAND DANCE. Dance to live music every Tuesday evening in downtown Kent. On the first Tuesday of each month, the KINGS OF SWING big band plays from 7:45 to 9:30 PM. The 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor is well cared for. The musician schedule sometimes changes; visit the web page for more info. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. There's ample free parking and the cover charge is only $4 (with donations accepted for snacks during a brief break at 8:30 PM). All ages are welcome, not just 50+. For more info visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164.


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, January 28

MANHATTAN BALLROOM DANCE CLUB.
Dance to live music by CASANOVA on a 3,200 square foot floor from 7:30 to 10 PM. There will be a potluck at 6:30 PM, so no pre-dance lesson tonight. 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.

Wednesday, January 28 and Wednesday, February 4
EVERETT VFW DANCE.
Every Wednesday night dance to the music of EDDY FUKANO. Arrive at 6 PM for a free dance lesson. Dance from 7-9:30 PM to live music - waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, East Coast and West Coast Swing, Cha Cha, Tango, etc. Water, soda and other drinks available for purchase. All this for only $5. Held at the Everett VFW, 2711 Oakes Ave, Everett. For more information, call Eddy at 425-483-2560 or email hggloss@gmail.com. See you there!

Wednesday, January 28 and Wednesday, February 4
WEDNESDAY WEST COAST SWING IN BELLEVUE.
Come out for a fun night of West Coast Swing dancing. Your DJ and instructor is SCOT McKAY. Scot 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. You'll learn something new each week in a free mini move lesson at 9:30 PM. 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, January 28 and Wednesday, February 4
DANCEWORKS STUDIO'S WEDNESDAY SALSA PARTY.
Salsa, Bachata, and mixed Latin music every Wednesday night, featuring favorite DJ YAMBU on the last Wednesday of the month. Socialize and explore Salsa in a fun, friendly, and all ages venue from 9 to 11:30 PM. Free punch, pretzels and parking. Admission is $7. DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info call 425-869-7595, email info@danceworksstudio.com or visit www.danceworksstudio.com.

Wednesday, February 4
MANHATTAN BALLROOM DANCE CLUB.
Tonight dance to music of DJ DAVE GREEN on a 3,200 square foot floor 7:30 to 10 PM. Dave will also teach a pre-dance Samba lesson at 6:30 PM. 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.


THURSDAYS

Thursday, January 29 and Thursday, February 5
ARIA BALLROOM’S PRACTICE PARTY.
Always preceded by intermediate/advanced level technique classes (Latin at 7:15 PM, Standard at 8 PM, $12 each) Aria’s Thursday night party runs from 8:45 to 10:30 PM and is the perfect opportunity to practice your steps in a relaxed environment. Dances include Waltz, Cha-Cha, Salsa, Swing, Tango, Rumba and more. Admission is $10 or $5 for students who take one class or free for students who take both classes at the ballroom the same night. Students may also sign up to dance with Aria’s dance instructors during this dance party. 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.

Thursday, February 5
SALSA LaVIDA DANCE PARTY. Join us for the monthly Salsa LaVida Dance Party held on the first Thursday of every month. Enjoy performances and dancing to tons of great Salsa and Bachata music played by DJ YAMBU! 7:00 - 8 PM Salsa class Level 1. 8 - 9 PM Salsa class Level 2. 8 - 11 PM Dance Social Party. Entrance: $7 party or $15 class and party. LaVida Dance & Yoga Studio, 13620 NE 20th St (across from BMW), Bellevue. For more info call 425-643-LIFE(5433), email info@lavidastudio.com or visit www.LaVidaStudio.com.

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