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Updated Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Bellevue: Argentine Tango & Salsa on Eastside
Dance Calendar August 21 - September 3, 2015



Dear Dancin' Friends,

LaVida Studio in Bellevue is gearing up for fall with several Salsa and Argentine Tango classes (details below) starting in September. The complete DANCE CALENDAR below lists plenty of places to dance this week and beyond.

That was short! That's typical as we enter the dog days of summer. But I will add one more item. Local singer/guitarist DARRELL DATA is moving to Illinois to marry the girl of his dreams!Say farewell to him tonight, Wednesday, August 26, as he performs for dancers for the last time here in the Great Northwest. It's from 7 to 10 PM at The Lighthouse, 223rd and Marine View Dr, Des Moines. Here's a message from Darrell to his fans:

I want to say thank you for all the kind words and wishes. I moved here 34 years ago, almost to the day, and in that time have been blessed with a Great Family, Abundant Work and the most Wonderful Lifetime Friends. I know a sweet life is waiting 2000 miles away, but it's very hard to say goodbye to those who mean so much to me. I appreciate and am so thankful for all the love and support I've know here. Dorene loves it here as well, so we will definitely be back to visit. Again, thank you and God Bless. Ciao……….D

Here's a clip of Darrell playing at China Harbor six years ago: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfOF4kcviCQ. Recognize any of the dancers?

My own next gig is the annual Back to School Sock Hop on September 12 at the Rockin' Horse in Renton. Details next week.

Ron Bolin




ARGENTINE TANGO & SALSA ON EASTSIDE
Level 1 – Absolute Beginner Series. No dance experience. A must class for those totally new to the dance and recommended for less than one year experience. Fundamentals are taught in a well-defined curriculum.
Level 2 Prerequisite: completion of Level 1 or successfully pass an assessment.
Level 3 Prerequisite: completion of Level 2 or successfully pass an assessment.

SALSA CLASSES. Register: www.lavidastudio.com/salsa-dance-lessons-seattle.html
STARTING THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
7:00 – 8:00 PM ~ SALSA LEVEL 2
8:00 – 9:00 PM ~ SALSA LEVEL 1
8:00 – 10:30 PM ~ SALSA DANCE PARTY. $7, free w/class ($15)


STARTING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
8:30 – 9:30 PM ~ SALSA LEVEL 1

ARGENTINE TANGO CLASSES. Register: www.lavidastudio.com/argentine-tango-classes.html
STARTING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
5:00 – 6:00 PM: ~ TANGO LEVEL 2
6:15 – 7:15 PM: ~ TANGO LEVEL 1


STARTING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
7:30 – 8:30 PM: ~ TANGO LEVEL 3
8:30 – 9:30 PM: ~ TANGO LEVEL 2


STARTING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
7:30 – 8:30 PM: ~ TANGO LEVEL 1
8:30 – 10:30 PM: ~ ARGENTINE TANGO PRACTICA $5
. All levels are welcome to practice in a friendly atmosphere.

STARTING WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
6:30 – 7:30 PM: ~ TANGO LEVEL 2
7:45 – 8:45 PM: ~ TANGO-NUEVO LEVEL 3 Prerequisite: 1 year of studying and dancing Traditional Tango.


Location: 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.



DANCE CALENDAR
August 21 - September 3, 2015

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 21
NEW DANCE! BLUE MOON SWING. Free West Coast Swing dancing in Seattle! Dance to the best of classic Soul, R&B, and Blues. Hosted by JOHN QUARTO-vonTIVADAR. 8.30 - 9 PM: Intermediate West Coast Swing Lesson. The lesson theme in 2015/2016 is “Swing Secrets No One Teaches.” 9 PM - 1 AM: Open Swing Dancing. The music is not what you’ll hear dominating at dance competitions. Dance “in the wild” — quite a different experience than a studio dance! Alki Masonic Lodge, 4736 40th Ave SW, West Seattle. Cost: FREE! However if you like you can donate to help cover the cost of the venue (suggested donation: $5, extra monies go to charity). Call 347-WCS-WHIP (347-927-9447) or visit www.BlueMoonSwing.com/about.

Friday, August 21
REDMOND BIG BAND DANCE.
Dance on a large hardwood dance floor to live music by the SOPHISTICATED SWING BIG BAND! They will play the Swing music of the 1940's from 1 to 3:30 PM. This dance is held on the 3rd Friday of each month at the Redmond Community Center, 8703 160th Ave NE, Redmond, near the police station. Lots of free parking. Cost: $4.00 at the door. If you have questions contact Bob Gray at 206-363-9190.

Friday, August 21
MALTBY COMMUNITY DANCE.
Join DOUG AND PENNY CAREY for a lesson and dance party on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. Tonight doors open at 7:30 PM with an introductory Rumba lesson followed by 2+ hours of dancing. We have lots of fun music in all genres and promise to have something to please everyone. No dance partner is necessary. A $5 donation requested for the dance and an additional $2 if taking the lesson. Maltby Community Club 8711 - 206th St SE, Snohomish (six blocks directly north of the Maltby Cafe.) Visit www.facebook.com/MaltbyCommunityDance for more information or email us at maltby.dance@gmail.com.

Friday, August 21

COUNTRY AND SWING DANCE.
Arrive at 7 PM for a Salsa lesson. Dance to 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, August 21
FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL AT THE HAYLOFT. NO DANCE TONIGHT.
Instead, DJ MERLY will play tomorrow night, Saturday, August 22. See below.

Friday, August 21
and Friday, August 28
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, August 21 and Friday, August 28
FRIDAYS AT THE VERVE. 7 PM Nightclub Two-step lesson with TERRY WEST, $12 drop-in. Then at 8 PM take an "Introduction to Social Ballroom Dancing" workshop (Tango and Rumba on August 21; Foxtrot and Swing on August 28). 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 covers the 8 PM lesson and the dance (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, August 21 and Friday, August 28
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 21 and Friday, August 28
BRIORA BALLROOM FRIDAY PARTIES. Arrive at 6:45 PM for your choice of either a Newcomer lesson 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, August 21 and Friday, August 28
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE. Arrive at 8 PM for a basics lesson (Samba on August 21; Foxtrot on August 28) 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 28
SPECIAL THEME! HAWAIIAN SUMMER PARTY & POTLUCK. Tonight's the night to wear your Hawaiian shirts, dresses, etc. Also please bring an item for the potluck dinner. Arrive at 7 PM for a Western Waltz 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 Dave at 425-255-9211, email rockinhorsedancebarn@gmail.com or visit www.learn2dance4fun.com.

Friday, August 28
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 HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, August 22
GUEST DJ! SOCIAL DANCE WITH DJ MERLY AT THE HAYLOFT. Since Ron Bolin is not available, DJ MERLY will be playing tonight (instead of her regular 3rd Friday dance). Take a basic Waltz lesson at 7 PM, no partner or experience needed. Then dance until 10:30 PM to music by DJ "M-FORCE" MERLY playing a variety of music on an awesome sound system. Fun for singles and couples of all ages. Soft drinks & water available. 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 22
SWING & EVERYTHING VARIETY DANCE. U-R Dancing’s TOM RIZA welcomes Hall of Fame DJ TERRY WEST as your DJ for an exciting end of summer social Dance Party! Tom gets the party started with a fun beginner (7 PM) & intermediate (7:30 PM) Rumba lesson followed by a fabulous mix of dance music of Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Nightclub dancing from 8 to 10:30 PM. Classes & Dance all for only $12! DOOR PRIZES are AWESOME! Location: Juanita Community Club, 13027 100th Ave NE, Juanita (near Kirkland). Directions: From I-405 take 124th St exit; Turn west onto 124th St. Go to 100th; turn right. The club is on the left just before 132nd. Questions? Contact Tom at 425-882-0209, go to U-RDancing.com or visit the U-R Dancing FB group.

Saturday, August 22
SPECIAL EVENT! SALSA SPEED DATING.
Looking to meet fun singles who like to dance? Try Salsa Speed Dating at Briora, 6 - 8:30 PM. The event will begin with 'regular speed dating' – you will get the chance to know everyone else in the group over the course of several 'mini-dates'. We will then enjoy a 45-minute Salsa Dance lesson taught by a seasoned member of Briora's staff. Then you will get a chance to dance with your new connections! Tickets are available at www.pre-dating.com. Location: Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond.

Saturday, August 22
14th ANNIVERSARY DANCE! USA DANCE TACOMA PRESENTS MAIA SANTELL & HOUSE BLEND. Come out for this friendly dance and lesson; all dancer levels are welcome! Tonight arrive at 7 PM for a beginning West Coast Swing lesson with ELIZABETH JACOBSON. She'll add some intermediate moves at 7:30 PM. Dance from 8 to 11 PM to music by MAIA SANTELL & HOUSE BLEND. Dance to Swing, Ballroom Standards, Latin and more, all with Maia's engaging vocals. 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). USA Dance Tacoma has dances on the fourth Saturday of each month. For more info call 253-307-1499 or email dancetacoma@aol.com or visit www.dancetacoma.org.

Saturday, August 22
DANCE FOR JOY! AT THE RUSSIAN CENTER. NO DANCE THIS MONTH! We'll be back in September when it's cooler.

Saturday, August 22 and Saturday, August 29
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. SUMMER HOURS: 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 22 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Cha Cha lesson. August 29 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Country Two-Step 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 22 and Saturday, August 29
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 29
THE HAYLOFT WITH DJ TERRY WEST. Come on out for a Ballroom dance with a Swing flair! TERRY WEST will teach a West Coast Swing lesson at 7 PM. No partner or experience needed. Dance from 8 to 11 PM to music by Hall of Fame DJ TERRY WEST. 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. Admission of $12 covers both the lesson and dance. 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 HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.

Saturday, August 29
SEASON FINALE! DANCING 'TIL DUSK BALL BLANC. Wear something white! From 4 to 6:30 PM dance to live Waltz music and more by KGB. Then from 6:30 to 8 PM dance to DJ LILLI ANN CAREY: Waltz, Swing, Foxtrot, Polka, Tango, Blues. This season finale is a fundraiser, $15 admission, but you may donate more and receive a receipt for your taxes! Dance under the stars on Seattle Parks & Recreation's own dance floor. Everyone welcome, no partner needed. LOCATION: Bell Street Park, Bell Street & 3rd Avenue, Seattle. More details are at www.danceforjoy.biz. If the weather is inclement, call the rain hotline 206-264-5646.


SUNDAYS

Sunday, August 23
WALTZ CAFÉ AT CENTURY BALLROOM. This month's dance features THE VALSE CAFÉ ORCHESTRA. 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.


MONDAYS

Monday, August 24 and Monday, August 31
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, August 24 and Monday, August 31
WALTZ ETCETERA.
A friendly, low-key dance with a big following, going strong since 1999. EVERY MONDAY INCLUDING HOLIDAYS at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle. We play about half Waltzes of all speeds and styles, half other dances. Drop-in classes at 6:30 PM in either Beginning Salsa or Intermediate TBA. Then dance from 7:30 until about 10:30. $7 for the dance, $15 for the class, $20 for class + dance. We also teach musicality workshops on 1st & 3rd Sunday afternoons in Ballard. For more info, go to www.waltzetc.com, or email zachariah@waltzetc.com.

Monday, August 24 and Monday, August 31
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. August 24 features DJ ANDREW BROWN. August 31 features DJ JEANNE CASTLE. 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 (Click here for August 18)

Tuesday, August 25

KENT BALLROOM DANCE. NO DANCE TONIGHT due to floor maintenance. For more info visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164.

Tuesday, August 25
DANCING 'TIL DUSK.
NO DANCE TONIGHT. More details are at www.danceforjoy.biz.

Tuesday, August 25
and Tuesday, September 1
SALSA N' SEATTLE.
Practice all your favorite Latin dances at Salsa N' Seattle. DJ VICTOR spins a variety of Salsa and Bachata from 9:30 to 11:30 PM. $5 for the evening, or FREE for Salsa N' Seattle members. 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 julia@salsanseattle.com, or call 206-910-6318.

Tuesday, September 1
KENT BIG BAND DANCE. Dance on a 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor to live music every Tuesday evening in downtown Kent. On the first Tuesday the KINGS OF SWING big band plays from 7:45 to 9:30 PM. At about 8:30 PM complimentary refreshments are provided by Radcliffe Place, The Lakeshore, The Weatherly Inn, Stafford Suites, Farrington Court, or Judson Park. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. Free parking and the cover charge is only $4 (donations accepted for snacks). All ages are welcome, not just 50+. For more info visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164.


WEDNESDAYS (Click here for August 19)

Wednesday, August 26 and Wednesday, September 2
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, August 26 and Wednesday, September 2
MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB. Arrive at 6: 30 PM for a pre-dance dance lesson (Tango on August 26; Samba on September 2). Dance on a 3,200 square foot floor from 7:30 to 10 PM to music by CASANOVA on August 26 and by LOIS ANN MARLER with DJ DAVE GREEN on September 2. 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 (Click here for August 20)
Thursday, August 27
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 from 7 to 9:30 PM. August 27 focuses on West Coast Swing dancing with music by DJ CHRIS JONES. Bell Street Park, Bell Street & 3rd Avenue, Seattle. Everyone welcome, no partner needed. More details are at www.danceforjoy.biz. If the weather is inclement, call the rain hotline 206-264-5646.

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Tuesday, August 18
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 18 focuses on Country & Western dancing with music by JESSICA LYNN & THE COUSINS. Everyone welcome, no partner needed. Westlake Park, 401 Pine Street, Seattle. More details are at www.danceforjoy.biz. If the weather is inclement, call the rain hotline 206-264-5646.

Tuesday, August 18
SALSA N' SEATTLE.
Practice all your favorite Latin dances at Salsa N' Seattle. DJ VICTOR spins a variety of Salsa and Bachata from 9:30 to 11:30 PM. $5 for the evening, or FREE for Salsa N' Seattle members. 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 julia@salsanseattle.com, or call 206-910-6318.

Tuesday, August 18
KENT ROCK 'n ROLL DANCE. Dance on a 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor to live music every Tuesday evening in downtown Kent. On August 18, ANDY BURNETT plays a vintage Rock 'n Roll from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. At about 8:30 PM complimentary refreshments are provided by Radcliffe Place, The Lakeshore, The Weatherly Inn, Stafford Suites, Farrington Court, or Judson Park. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. Free parking and the cover charge is only $4 (donations accepted for snacks). All ages are welcome, not just 50+. For more info visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164.


















Wednesday, August 19
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, August 19
MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB. Arrive at 6: 30 PM for a pre-dance dance lesson (Nightclub Two-Step on August 12; Samba on August 19). Dance to live music by CASANOVA on a 3,200 square foot floor from 7:30 to 10 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 or email info@manhattanclub.org.















Thursday, August 20
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 13 focuses on Zydeco & Cajun dancing with music by SWAMP SOUL with DJ SEAN "GATROBOY" DONOVAN. August 20 focuses on Waltz & More with music by THE VALSE CAFÉ ORCHESTRA. Freeway Park, 6th and Seneca Street, Seattle. 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.