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Updated Tuesday, July 2, 2014
Classes at Studio B Dance with Jeannette Baker
Learn to Dance with Michelle Badion
Tuesdays in Tacoma

Dancing 'til Dusk

Seattle Star Ball 2014

Variety Dance at the Rockin' Horse Dance Barn
Terry West at the Hayloft
Absolutely Ballroom Dance

Absolute Beginner Tango & Salsa Series & Practica

Summer Ballroom Dance Camp

24th Annual Western Swing Music Festival And Hall Of Fame
12 Moonlight Dance Cruises & Camps
Dance Calendar Through August 7, 2014


Dear Dancin' Friends,


I'm back at the Rockin' Horse in Renton this Saturday ... no theme this week, just a great variety mix! I'll teach a pre-dance lesson in the romantic Rumba (see my Song of the Week below for a deep, slow Rumba favorite of mine). In case you missed it, here's a video from the last dance I played for at the Rockin' Horse: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMnxHkSo5EY. I hope you'll join me this Saturday!

There's a lot going on in the next week or two, so here's a summary:

This week:
Classes start with JEANNETTE BAKER in Renton and MICHELLE BADION in Seattle.
Tonight (Tuesday): DJ TERRY WEST plays a variety mix in Tacoma and DJ KOICHI plays West Coast Swing outdoors in Seattle as part of DANCING 'TIL DUSK.
Friday - Sunday:
The SEATTLE STAR BALL is at the Hilton Seattle Airport Conference Center with competitions, a professional show and lots of general dancing.
Saturday: DJ TERRY WEST plays at the Hayloft in Lynnwood, MICHAEL & LESLIE play in Olympia, and RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ plays in Renton.

Looking forward:
8-week series classes in Argentine Tango and Salsa start next week at LaVIDA STUDIO in Bellevue.
The SUMMER BALLROOM DANCE CAMP introduces Foxtrot, Rumba, Waltz and Cha Cha on four Wednesdays in Seattle.
The WESTERN SWING MUSIC FESTIVAL comes to Auburn August 8, 9 and 10 with plenty of live music and dancing - only $5 per day!
If you really want to get away, you can't beat a MOONLIGHT DANCE CRUISE OR CAMP - 12 to choose from!

Details on all these items are below along with the full DANCE CALENDAR.


Ron's Song of the Week
Why Can't We Live Together by Sade:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJbBiutpahQ

Romantic, sensual, and world-conscious all in one. Let there be peace, love and happiness.

Ron Bolin




CLASSES AT STUDIO B DANCE WITH JEANNETTE BAKER
Learn to dance and have fun with JEANNETTE BAKER at Studio B Dance, 13927 SE May Valley Road, Renton. Register by calling 206-774-7860, emailing info@studio-b-dance.com or visiting www.studio-b-dance.com. Classes are $65 for a 6-week series or $75 for a 7-week series. Progressive discounts for registering for multiple classes simultaneously.

Sundays (7/27 - 9/7) ** 6-week series ** No Class 8/31 **

12:00pm: Bachata (Level 2)
1:00pm: Jitterbug Swing (Level 1)
3:00pm: Hustle (Level 1.5)
4:00pm: Jitterbug Swing (Level 2)
5:00pm: Tango (Level 1.5)
6:00pm: Waltz (Level 2)
7:00pm: Salsa (Level 2)


Mondays (7/28 - 9/8) ** 6-week series ** No Class 9/1 **
5:00pm: Young Adult Venture Crew Meeting
6:00pm: Country 2-Step (Level 1)
7:00pm: Western Waltz (Level 1)


Tuesdays (7/29 - 9/9)
5:00pm: Foxtrot (Level 1)
6:00pm: Nightclub 2-Step (Level 2)
7:00pm: West Coast Swing (Level 2)
8:00pm: Cha-cha (Level 1)


Wednesdays (7/30 - 9/10)
5:00pm: Bachata (Level 2)
6:00pm: Sweetheart Schottische & Cowboy Cha-cha VARIATIONS ONLY
7:00pm: Country 2-Step (Level 2)
8:00pm: Cha-cha (Level 2)


Thursdays (7/31 - 9/11)
5:00pm: Line Dancing
6:00pm: Rumba (Level 2)
7:00pm: Hustle (Level 2)
8:00pm: East Coast Swing (Level 1)




CLASSES WITH MICHELLE BADION
EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE (EXCO) CLASSES University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle. Free parking. $45 for 4 classes. Register at www.exco.org or call 206-68-LEARN.

TUESDAYS, JULY 29 - AUGUST 19
7 - 8 PM Salsa Dancing - Cuban Style Level 1

WEDNESDAYS, JULY 30 - AUGUST 20

7 - 8 PM Beginning Argentine Tango
8 - 9 PM Intermediate Argentine Tango (traditional) - No need to register - just show up!


THURSDAYS, JULY 31 - AUGUST 21
7 - 8 PM Waltz - Just for fun
8 - 9 PM Country 2-Step and Swing


Private lessons are $70 per hour at my studio at 1320 NE 63rd Street, Seattle. Perfect for serious dancers and wedding couples. Call 206-334-7496 to get started. www.michellebadion.com.

Sundays at Salsa n Seattle, 1200 Stewart St., Seattle. Argentine Tango Classes
5:00 All Levels - Milonga
6:00 Intermediate Tango Nuevo

$15 per class or both for $20

Private lessons are $70 per hour and held at my studio, 1320 NE 63rd Street, Seattle WA 98115. Perfect for serious dancers and wedding couples. Call 206-334-7496 to get started. www.michellebadion.com.



TUESDAYS IN TACOMA
TUESDAY, JULY 29. Come out for this new variety dance! Tacoma Dance Studio welcomes Hall of Fame DJ TERRY WEST your host for a fun new weekly social Dance Party! Terry gets the party started with an excellent West Coast Swing lesson followed by a superb mix of inspiring music for Ballroom, Latin, Swing & Country dancing. Arrive at 7 PM for the lesson and dance from 8 to 10 all for only $10!

Location: Tacoma Dance Studio, 5412 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma. Street parking, also parking in the lighted Heritage Bank Lot with a back entrance into the Studio. For more information contact Bill Barber at info@tacomadancestudio.com or 253-224-8244. Visit www.tacomadancestudio.com.



DANCING 'TIL DUSK
NEXT DANCE TUESDAY, JULY 29. Dancing 'til Dusk is back with 14 nights of FREE lessons and dancing at four downtown Seattle parks. Dance under the stars on Seattle Parks & Recreation's own dance floor. All nights feature a free one-hour beginner lesson from 6 to 7 PM in the dance style featured for that evening. 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, 6 - 9:30 PM in Westlake Park, 4th & Pine St.

July 29 - DJ Koichi: West Coast Swing
August 5 - Tangabrazo: Tango
August 12 - KGB: Waltz and more
August 19 - Jessica Lynne & The Cousins: Country & Western

Thursdays, 6 - 9:30 PM in Freeway Park, 6th & Seneca St.

July 31 - Rainy City Riff Raff: Retro Swing/Variety
August 7 - Kevin Buster's Lunch Money: Blues
August 14 - Ranger And The Re-Arrangers: Gypsy Swing/Variety
August 21 - Chassez: Waltz and more ... a Ball Rouge (wear something Red)

Thursday Finale, 6 - 9 PM in
SAM Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Ave.
August 28 - Valse Café Orchestra: Waltz, Swing, Foxtrot, Polka ... a Ball Blanc (wear something White)



SEATTLE STAR BALL 2014
FRIDAY - SUNDAY, AUGUST 1 - 3. Come to SEATTLE STAR BALL 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Enjoy three days of great professional, pro/am, and amateur competitions. There will also be lots of time for general dancing all weekend to round off this fantastic dancing event. Included is a spectacular world class championship show on Saturday evening by Blackpool champions MARAT GIMAEV & ALINA BASYUK. Professionals & amateurs compete for top prizes all weekend with over $30,000 in prize money and a first place top teacher award of up to $5,500. Held at the Hilton Seattle Airport Conference Center, 17620 International Blvd. Tickets are on sale at www.seattlestarball.com or contact Robert Hrouda at organizer@seattlestarball.com or 206-550-6461.



VARIETY DANCE AT THE ROCKIN' HORSE DANCE BARN
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2. No theme tonight ... just a fun variety mix! Arrive at 7 PM for my pre-dance lesson in Rumba. Have fun dancing in air-conditioned comfort on a big 4,000 square foot hardwood floor from 8 to 11 PM to music by yours truly, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. I'll play all types of Swing, Rock/Pop, Ballroom, Latin, Country and more. No partner or experience needed. You're sure to meet lots of new people in the hourly mixers. It's a great place for alcohol-free fun for all ages 18 and over. Admission is $15 for the lesson and dance, or $12 dance only. Rockin' Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave SE, Renton. DIRECTIONS: From I-405, take Exit #5. Go east up Sunset about 3 miles. Turn right on 148th, left on 117th, and right on 150th. There's a large free parking lot. For more info call Dave at 425-255-9211, email rockinhorsedancebarn@gmail.com or visit www.learn2dance4fun.com.

Upcoming themes and pre-dance lessons when Ron Bolin plays at the Rockin' Horse are:
Aug 2 - Variety Dance: Rumba
Aug 16 - Hot August Night - Neil Diamond Tribute: Nightclub Two-Step
Sept 6 - Back to School Sock Hop: Jitterbug
Sept 20 - Variety Dance: Cowboy Cha Cha



TERRY WEST AT THE HAYLOFT
There's always something happening at The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave W, Lynnwood. It has an awesome sound system and a 2,600 sq ft sprung hardwood dance floor.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2. DANCE WITH TERRY WEST, $12
7 - 8 PM Jitterbug Lesson: no partner or experience needed
8 - 11 PM Variety Dance
- Dance to all types of Swing, Ballroom, Latin and Country

CLASSES WITH LYNDA ZEMAN will resume next SATURDAY, AUGUST 9.
1 - 2 PM Argentine Tango: Drop-in $10
2 - 3 PM Salsa, Series II: 4th week of 4-class Beyond Beginner level. Drop-in for $10
3 - 4 PM Foxtrot, Series I: 4th week of 4-class Beginner level. Drop-in for $10

The Hayloft has plenty of other events including a full schedule of the area’s best DJs and Live Music. Singles and Couples of all ages are always welcome. For details visit www.HayloftDance.com, email Aileen at HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.



ABSOLUTELY BALLROOM DANCE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2. Looking for a dance with happy energy? This is the place. Dance to live music by MICHAEL & LESLIE. Get ready to swing from East Coast to West Coast, glide through waltz and foxtrot, move those hips to rumba and cha cha; sway to nightclub two-step; and get close in tango. Big dance floor, free parking. It's from 8 to 11 PM at Good Shepherd, 1601 North ST SE, Olympia. $12 entrance fee includes free bottled water and snacks. Contact: Karen Ideker, 360-280-6885, karenideker@comcast.net. For information about group classes, visit www.absolutelyballroomllc.com.



ABSOLUTE BEGINNER TANGO & SALSA SERIES & PRACTICA
STARTING MONDAY, AUGUST 4.
8:30 – 9:30 PM: ~Absolute Beginner ARGENTINE TANGO Level 1. 8-week series. A must class for those totally new to Argentine Tango and recommended for less than one year experience. Register: www.lavidastudio.com/argentine-tango-classes.html

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5.
8:30 - 10:30 PM ~Weekly Tuesday Tango Practica. ($5)
Join a warm and friendly group of people of various tango levels and enjoy the night!

STARTING THURSDAY, AUGUST 7

7:00 – 8:00 PM ~Absolute Beginner SALSA Level 1. 8-week series
Fundamentals of Latin dances: Salsa, Bachata and Merengue. Register: www.lavidastudio.com/salsa-dance-lessons-seattle.html
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - SASLA Level 2 - Cool moves!
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM ~Weekly Thursday Salsa Practica

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15. Alternative "Milonga LaVida” Tango Night
9:00pm–12:00am Tango Dancing to non-traditional tango music! $7

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22. “Milonga LaVida” Traditional Tango Night
8:30pm FREE Intro-to-Tango Class
9:00pm-1:00am Tango Dancing & Socializing $8

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.



SUMMER BALLROOM DANCE CAMP
STARTS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6. Learn the basics and variations of four popular social dances: Foxtrot, Rumba, Waltz and Cha Cha. CHRISTA QUACKENBUSH and JOHN YANTIS teach this four-week summer series.

August 6
6:30 -7:15 p.m. Intro to Foxtrot
7:15 -8:00 p.m. Intro to Rumba
8:00 -9:00 p.m. Assisted practice with instructors
August 13
6:30 -7:15 p.m. Variations and turns in Foxtrot with techniques in leading/following for confidence and style on the dance floor.
7:15 -8:00 p.m. Variations in Rumba with underarm turns, wraps and Cuban hip motion
8:00 -9:00 p.m. Assisted practice with instructors
August 20
6:30 -7:15 p.m. Intro to Waltz
7:15 -8:00 p.m. Intro to Cha Cha
8:00 -9:00 p.m. Assisted practice with instructors
August 27
6:30 -7:15 p.m. Variations and turns in Waltz with techniques for rise and fall to move more gracefully on the dance floor
7:15 -8:00 p.m. Variations in Cha Cha with underarm turns and breaks
8:00 -9:00 p.m. Assisted practice with instructors


$80 per person for the entire series. Location: Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave E, Seattle. For more information or to register contact Christa Quackenbush (206-628-8939 or info@washingtondance.com) or John Yantis, (206-240-7919 or jhyantis@yahoo.com) or visit www.WashingtonDance.com.



24TH ANNUAL WESTERN SWING MUSIC FESTIVAL AND HALL OF FAME
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8 - SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2014. Dance with us at the Western Swing Music Festival of the NorthWest Western Swing Music Society (NWWSMS). This annual event draws dancers and musicians from Southwest as well as the West Coast and Canada.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
Friday, August 8: Noon to 11:30 PM
Saturday, August 9: Noon to 11:30 PM
Sunday, August 10: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Friday and Saturday, dance to the live music of local and guest bands from Noon ‘till closing! Stop in Sunday morning and enjoy a turn around the dance floor to the music of Nashville recording artist CAROLYN MARTIN (11:30-12:30). Dancing continues after the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (12:45 - 4:00) until 9:00 PM. Visit www.nwwsms.com/events.htm for the complete festival program (at bottom of web page).

ADMISSION FOR GENERAL PUBLIC:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - $5.00/day
(Eagles Members + 1 guest admitted free)

LOCATION: AUBURN EAGLES CLUB, 702 M ST. S.E., AUBURN, WASHINGTON 98002
Please note: you must be at least 21 years old to enter the club. Visit our website: www.nwwsms.com for more information on the music called Western Swing and to see video clips of past festivals!



12 MOONLIGHT DANCE CRUISES & CAMPS
Fun for all levels of dancers. Approximately 20 hours of group instruction & private dances. Couples or singles unless specified. True gentlemen experienced dance hosts provided for ladies w/o partners.

1. Oct 3 - 10, 2014. NEW ENGLAND - CANADA. From Quebec City to Boston on the Norwegian Dawn.

2. Oct 18 - 25, 2014. CARIBBEAN DANCE CAMP for couples. Sandals White House on Jamaica.

3. Jan 4 - 11, 2014. Sunny WESTERN CARIBBEAN. From/to Fort Lauderdale on Holland Nieuw Amsterdam.

4. Feb 28 - Mar 8, 2015. Warm EASTERN CARIBBEAN. From/to Fort Lauderdale on the Royal Caribbean Independence.

5. Jan 13 - 20, 2015. CARIBBEAN DANCE CAMP for couples. Sandals Resort, White House, on Jamaica.

6. Jan 21 - 28, 2015. CARIBBEAN DANCE CAMP. Beaches Resort, Ocho Rios, on Jamaica.

7. Feb 11 - 18, 2015. CARIBBEAN DANCE CAMP
for couples. Sandals Resort, White House, on Jamaica.

8. Feb 19 - 26, 2015. CARIBBEAN DANCE CAMP.
Beaches Resort, Ocho Rios, on Jamaica.

9. July 1 - 9, 2015. WHIDBEY ISLAND DANCE CAMP. Oak Harbor, WA.

10. July 16 - 23, 2015. WHIDBEY ISLAND DANCE CAMP. Oak Harbor, WA.

11.
Aug 1-8, 2015. HULA AROUND HAWAII. To/from Honolulu on the Norwegian Pride of America.

12. Aug 22 - 29, 2015. ALASKAN GRANDEUR. To/From Seattle on Holland, Westerdam.

Go to www.MoonlightDanceCruises.com for full details. Contact DAN BRANSCUM at dcb601@comcast.net or 360-720-2727 with questions or to sign up.
Tell him Ron sent you!



DANCE CALENDAR

Through August 7, 2014

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. Please check with the contacts listed before attending. Unless indicated otherwise, all venues are smoke-free due to Washington State laws. Price of dance admissions includes any taxes. If you ever fail to receive the weekly dance email you can find it posted at www.SeattleDanceInfo.com. These listings are paid for by the people who put the dances on. It's less than $2 per week to list a weekly dance. Contact Ron Bolin at Ron@SeattleDanceInfo.com or 425-917-1188 to have a dance included.


FRIDAYS

Friday, July 25 and Friday, August 1
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY AND SWING DANCE. Arrive at 7 PM for a lesson in Cha Cha on July 25; and a lesson in a Line Dance (TBA) on August 1. 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, July 25 and Friday, August 1
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, July 25 and Friday, August 1
BRIORA BALLROOM FRIDAY PARTIES. Dance to Ballroom, Latin and Swing music every Friday from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Come early for a "Newcomer" class from 7 to 7:45 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; free for Briora members. Special offer: 5 dance punch card for $50. 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, please contact Jessica McMorrow at info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or check out Briora’s website at www.Briora.com.

Friday, July 25 and Friday, August 1
DANCEWORKS STUDIO'S FRIDAY BALLROOM DANCE PARTY. Celebrating 12 years in business! 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, July 25 and Friday, August 1
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, July 25 and Friday, August 1
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 1
AMERICAN BALLROOM DANCE INSTITUTE.
Dance Party at the AMERICAN BALLROOM DANCE INSTITUTE. Dance parties are held on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays of each month from 8:15 to 9:30 PM. The music includes a large variety of Ballroom, Latin and Swing. There is no charge for this event. American Ballroom Dance Institute, 18002 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell. For more information call Andrea Bradshaw at 206-769-2848 or email info@abdanceinstitute.com or visit www.abdanceinstitute.com.

Friday, August 1
NEW LISTING! FIRST FRIDAY FUN DANCE.
On the first Friday of each month (except holidays) join us for ballroom dance lessons with BETTY McLAIN and dancing to live music alternating months with LAUREN PETRIE and BONNIE BIRCH. Lessons start at 12 Noon and dancing to live music is from 1 to 3 PM. Beautiful room in the trees with new wood floors. Admission is $5 for both lessons and dancing & includes tea, coffee, and light refreshments. Sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation, Lifelong Recreation for people age 50+. Location: Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle. Contact: 206-386-9106 for additional information.

Friday, August 1
SEATTLE HUSTLE CLUB DANCE. Dance to Hustle, West Coast Swing, Nightclub Two-Step, plus some Country, Salsa, Ballroom, etc. Music and instruction is by VICKI GABRIELLE. Arrive at 7:30 PM for an Introductory Hustle lesson. Learn intermediate moves in the 8:15 PM lesson. Then dance from 9 to 11:30 PM. There are door prizes and mixers plus free water & snacks. Lessons $5 each, dance $10, one lesson & dance $12, both lessons & dance $15. Juanita Community Club, 13027 100th Ave NE, Juanita (near Kirkland). Directions: From I-405 take 124th St exit; stay left. Head west at the light. Go to 100th; turn right. The club is on the left just before 132nd. Contact Vicki at vjdance@me.com, 206-200-1171 or visit www.seattlehustleclub.com.

Friday, August 1
HOTTEST COUNTRY/ROCK DANCE. At the Shelton Elks every Friday with DJ. Live Band on the first & fifth Friday of the month. A good mix of high energy 2-step, East & West Coast Swing, Waltz, Cha Cha, and Line Dance. 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, August 1
MALTBY COMMUNITY DANCE. No dance tonight. Normally held 1st and 3rd Fridays, this month dances will be on the 2nd and 3rd Fridays. See you August 8! Visit www.facebook.com/MaltbyCommunityDance for more information or email us at maltby.dance@gmail.com.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, August 2
VARIETY DANCE AT THE ROCKIN' HORSE DANCE BARN. No theme tonight, just a fun variety mix! Arrive at 7 PM for my pre-dance lesson in Rumba. Have fun dancing in air-conditioned comfort on a big 4,000 square foot hardwood floor from 8 to 11 PM to music by yours truly, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. I'll play all types of Swing, Rock/Pop, Ballroom, Latin, Country and more. No partner or experience needed. You're sure to meet lots of new people in the hourly mixers. It's a great place for alcohol-free fun for all ages 18 and over. Admission is $15 for the lesson and dance, or $12 dance only. Rockin' Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave SE, Renton. DIRECTIONS: From I-405, take Exit #5. Go east up Sunset about 3 miles. Turn right on 148th, left on 117th, and right on 150th. There's a large free parking lot. For more info call Dave at 425-255-9211, email rockinhorsedancebarn@gmail.com or visit www.learn2dance4fun.com.

Saturday, August 2
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, August 2
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, August 2
NORTHWEST DANCE.
Arrive at 7:30 PM for a pre-dance Zydeco workshop taught by SEAN DONOVAN and CATHY FOOTER. Then dance from 8:30 PM to Midnight to the live music of ZYDECO REX. They play Zydeco and Cajun music of Louisiana, all the way up to Western Washington. The dance is alcohol-free. Dancers should wear shoes that do not leave marks on the dance floor. Admission of $15 covers both the workshop and dance. Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle. For more info call 206-781-1238, email info@nwdance.net or visit www.nwdance.net.

Saturday, August 2
THE HAYLOFT WITH DJ TERRY WEST. Come on out for a Ballroom dance with a Swing flair. TERRY WEST will teach a Jitterbug 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 Aileen at HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.

Saturday, August 2
ABSOLUTELY BALLROOM DANCE. Looking for a dance with happy energy? This is the place. Dance to live music by MICHAEL & LESLIE. Get ready to swing from East Coast to West Coast, glide through waltz and foxtrot, move those hips to rumba and cha cha; sway to nightclub two-step; and get close in tango. Big dance floor, free parking. It's from 8 to 11 PM at Good Shepherd, 1601 North ST SE, Olympia. $12 entrance fee includes free bottled water and snacks. Contact: Karen Ideker, 360-280-6885, karenideker@comcast.net. For information about group classes, visit www.absolutelyballroomllc.com.


SUNDAYS

Sunday, August 3
ARIA BALLROOM SUNDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTIES.
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. 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 e-mail info@ariaballroom.com. Aria Ballroom, 15300 NE 95th St., Redmond, WA 98052.

Sunday, August 3
WALTZ ETCETERA TEA DANCE IN BALLARD.
A sweet Sunday afternoon dance (1st & 3rd Sundays only), about half Waltzes (all speeds) and half other dances: Swing, Blues, Foxtrot, Tango, Salsa, Cha Cha, etcetera. Friendly, casual, welcoming. At Salmon Bay Eagles, 5216 20th Ave NW, Seattle. Drop-in lesson at 1 PM, dance begins at 2 PM. $15 for the lesson, $6 for the dance, $20 for both. NOTE: we also have dances EVERY Monday evening in Lake City. For more info, go to www.waltzetc.com, or contact Zachariah: waltz23@gmail.com.

Sunday, August 3
SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB. There are workshops with CHRIS JONES at 4 PM & 5 PM. There's a basic West Coast Swing lesson in a separate room from 6 to 6:30 PM with WREN NEWMAN. Dance from 6 to 10 PM with DJ CHRIS JONES. The music is 80% West Coast Swing and 20% other types of dance. Competitions: Open WCS and Nightclub Two-Step Jack & Jills. Admission for both workshops is $25 guests ($19 SSDC members), and includes the dance. Dance only admission is $11 guests ($7 members) and includes FREE admission to the basics class. Held on first and third Sundays at the Alki Masonic Lodge (West Seattle), 4736 40th Ave SW, Seattle. Contact SSDC at ssdcmail@gmail.com or visit www.SeattleWCSwing.org.


MONDAYS

Monday, August 4
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, August 4
MONDAY MILONGA. New lesson format! Lessons with PATRICIO and EVA: basics at 7 PM; intermediate at 8 PM. 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. DJ HSUEH-TSE LEE from New York plays on July 28 and by DJ TBA plays on August 4. 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 ($5 if taking the 7 PM lesson only). 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, July 29
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, July 29 and Tuesday, August 5
NEW! TUESDAYS IN TACOMA. Tacoma Dance Studio welcomes Hall of Fame DJ TERRY WEST your host for a fun new weekly social Dance Party! Terry gets the party started with an excellent West Coast Swing lesson followed by a superb mix of inspiring music for Ballroom, Latin, Swing & Country dancing. Arrive at 7 PM for the lesson and dance from 8 to 10 all for only $10! Location: Tacoma Dance Studio, 5412 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma. Street parking, also parking in the lighted Heritage Bank Lot with a back entrance into the Studio. For more information contact Bill Barber at info@tacomadancestudio.com or 253-224-8244. Visit www.tacomadancestudio.com.

Tuesday, July 29 and Tuesday, August 5
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, July 29 and Tuesday, August 5
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, August 5

KENT BIG BAND DANCE.
Dance to live music every Tuesday evening in downtown Kent. Tonight 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. 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, July 30
MANHATTAN BALLROOM DANCE CLUB. Tonight dance to live music by CASANOVA on a 3,200 square foot floor from 7:30 to 10 PM. A potluck starts at 6:30 PM tonight (no predance lesson). 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, July 30 and Wednesday, August 6
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, July 30 and Wednesday, August 6
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 8:30 to 11:30 PM. Free punch, pretzels and parking. Admission is $6. DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info call 425-869-7595, email info@danceworksstudio.com or visit www.danceworksstudio.com.

Wednesday, August 6
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 Rumba 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, July 31 and Thursday, August 7
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.

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