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Updated Friday, October 24, 2014
Bellevue: Halloween Tango Social Dance + Salsa LaVida Kick-off
Normandy Park: Magic of Music Waltz Ball
Lynnwood: Hayloft Country, Swing, Halloween & Ballroom Events
Lynnwood: Hayloft Halloween Hullabaloo

Redmond: Briora Ballroom Halloween Dance Party
Lynnwood: Verve Anniversary Ball and Showcase
Tacoma: New Progressive West Coast Swing Classes with Terry West
Seattle: NW Dance Party with DJ Sean Donovan + New Classes
Seattle: Classes & Events with Michelle Badion
Renton: Southern Rock Night
Moonlight Dance Cruises & Camps
Dance Calendar through October 30, 2014



Dear Dancin' Friends,


Spooky things are happening! On Wednesday evening, the dance calendar page on my website mysteriously disappeared. After some work, it's back and working now. Click the Headliners in the table of contents above including some new or revised ones which are italicized.

I've added a SWING MEDLEY WORKSHOP with LYNDA ZEMAN happening from 1 to 4 PM tomorrow afternoon at the Hayloft in Lynnwood - this is in addition to the pre-dance Swing lesson that I'll be teaching at 7 PM prior to the HAYLOFT HALLOWEEN HULLABALOO. I'll play a big variety of Rock & Roll, Swing, Ballroom, Latin, Disco, Top 40, and Country, plus of course classic Halloween hits! Here are two videos from the 2012 Hayloft Halloween Hullabaloo:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaCzUlpuEv8 and www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDvi5TneClM (still pictures start at the 5 minute mark)

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you in your scary, funny, and sexy costumes. I'll have special prizes for the best ... which reminds me of a nightmarish Halloween story:

Let's take a look into the future. The future, Conan? That's right! We're going to see all the way to the year 2000! ...

... I was the DJ for a Singles Halloween Party at the Bellevue Doubletree Hotel. The place was packed and, like most Halloween dances, almost everyone came in costume. Of course there were witches, vampires, fairies and clowns. But the one that caught my attention the most was a blonde in a Playboy Bunny costume ... bunny ears, collar with bow tie, cuffs with links, puffy bunny tail, fishnets and all. Now let me explain to you that because I go by the name "The Dancin' DJ," I feel that it is my obligation to get out there and dance with the women. I definitely wanted to dance with her ... uh ... so she wouldn't feel so lonely. But wouldn't you know it ... each time after I got a song going, some other guy had beaten me to the punch! For some reason, she seemed to be quite popular.

It finally came time for me to MC the costume contest, which was judged by audience response. Like me, the crowd (men and women alike) also seemed to just love her outfit ... it was very well done. So they picked her as a winner. Being the generous person that I am, I decided that the prize she won was not enough and that I would add to it personally. So in the glow of my neon sign, I announced, "And as an extra prize for the Playboy Bunny, she gets ... A KISS FROM THE DANCIN' DJ!" She must have been shy because she pulled away a bit as I kissed her on the cheek. I heard shrieks and laughter from a few people in the audience. Did they know something I didn't?

I warned you that this was a nightmarish story, so if you want to sleep well tonight, this is the place to stop reading.

Okay, here goes ... I suddenly realized that ... I had just kissed a man!
:( I wiped my lips on my sleeve.

Ron's Song of the Week:

Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who from the 1971 Album Who's Next.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhrZgojY1Q

They don't make music like that anymore ... but I'll play it this Saturday!

See you at the Hayloft ... hopefully in gender appropriate costumes :) -- Ron Bolin



HALLOWEEN TANGO SOCIAL DANCE + SALSA LaVIDA KICK-OFF
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24. Halloween Tango Social Dance. Come dressed in your favorite costume, play games and win prizes. And as usual dance tango and socialize with your old and new friends in a welcoming ambiance. This is the one not to be missed!

8:30 PM - 9:00: Free Intro to Tango Class
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM: Milonga. Entrance: $10


STARTING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4. Absolute Beginner 8-week Salsa series. $105 per person, which also includes two Salsa dance parties and one complementary yoga class.

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Salsa Class Level 1

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6. Salsa LaVida Dance Party! Join us for the kick-off of our monthly Salsa LaVida Dance Party! Performances and tons of great Salsa and Bachata music played by DJ CESAR! Entrance: $10 party or $20 class and party.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Salsa class Level 1
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Salsa class Level 2
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM Dance Social 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.



MAGIC OF MUSIC WALTZ BALL
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24. Take out your party outfit and get ready for a wonderful evening of dancing to a live band on a great floor! Get your tickets for the "Magic of Music Waltz Ball," October 24, Friday, at the Normandy Park Cove Clubhouse. Dress is formal or semi-formal. This is a beautiful venue with a huge hardwood floor, and if you've never been there, it is a very popular place for events. There will be a pre-dance lesson by JAKE MATTHEW at 7:30 PM, then live music by SWINGTIME EXPRESS from 8:30 to 11 PM. Also included are desserts and appetizers, along with a silent auction and cash bar. All proceeds go to support music scholarships for graduating seniors, so this is a great cause to support! Click on http://freepdfhosting.com/6a04ff34c7.pdf to print out the PDF and send in your RSVP by October 17th. Any questions, please e-mail kmfoster@hotmail.com. See you there!



HAYLOFT COUNTRY, SWING, HALLOWEEN & BALLROOM EVENTS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24. COUNTRY DANCE with guest DJ HEATHER CALDWELL - $10 including lessons
7:30 - 8:00 PM: Cha Cha Line Dance Lesson with HEATHER CALDWELL
8:15 - 9:00 PM: West Coast Swing with SCOTTY MURPHY
9:00 - 11:30 PM: Country Dance

NEW! SATURDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 25: SWING MEDLEY WORKSHOP
1- 4 PM: 3-hour Swing Medley Workshop with instructor LYNDA ZEMAN, $30

SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 25: HAYLOFT HALLOWEEN HULLABALOO
7 - 8 PM: Swing Lesson. No partner or experience needed.
8 - 11 PM: Halloween Dance and Costume Party with music played by RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. More details below or click here.


EVERY TUESDAY: INTRO TO BALLROOM WITH WORLD REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT NICHOLSON
Take lessons from a dance champion! The Hayloft Dance Hall is proud to present new INTRO TO BALLROOM classes each Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 PM with instructor SCOTT NICHOLSON! He has been nominated to represent the USA in the 2014 Worlds 10 Dance competition in November. No partner or experience needed. $12 per class drop-in, or $45 for the month (4 classes).

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



HAYLOFT HALLOWEEN HULLABALOO
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25. Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, for a haunted, fun, and silly Halloween dance at a great facility in Lynnwood! There will be prizes for the best costumes. Doors creak open at 6:45 PM. At 7 PM take a beginners Swing lesson, no partner or experience needed. Then dance from 8 to 11 PM to a variety of Rock & Roll, Swing, Ballroom, Latin, Disco, Top 40, and Country including Halloween classics. Admission is $15 for the lesson and dance or $12 for the dance only. Fun for singles and couples, all ages are welcome. Soft drinks and water will be available for sale.

Here are videos from the 2012 Hayloft Halloween Hullabaloo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaCzUlpuEv8 and www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDvi5TneClM

The Hayloft has a 2,600 square foot hardwood dance floor. The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave West, Lynnwood, WA 98037. For more info visit www.HayloftDance.com, email HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.



BRIORA BALLROOM HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25. Come get sooty with us at our monthly Theme Dance Party! Our Halloween theme will put you in a trick-or-treating mood so come ready to eat lots of candy. A freaky evening filled with socializing, light refreshments and lots of social dancing. A special treat includes a Pro Show by SLAVA STEFANOV and JESSICA McMORROW-STEFANOV. Make sure to come to our Newcomer Nightclub 2-Step class beforehand at 6:30 PM and your admission to the party is FREE!

6:30 PM: Newcomer Nightclub 2-Step Lesson
7:30 - 10:30 PM: Halloween Dance Party


Cost: $18 per person or FREE for Briora Members

There will be no Friday party this week, but there will be a Friday party on the 31st of October. 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. Briora is 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 contact info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.



VERVE ANNIVERSARY BALL AND SHOWCASE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, ~11 AM to ~11 PM
The Verve Ballroom is proud to present its Second Anniversary Ball and Showcase! We wanted to honor the great range of talent we have here in the Puget Sound as a thank you for welcoming us into the community for the past 2 years, whether it be professionals or students. Dance your favorite dance, perform a solo for your fellow dancers and friends, and help your teacher win our Top Teacher Award! Stay for a catered dinner, our Dance Around the World show, and general dancing.

~ Student Showcase. A chance for ballroom enthusiasts in the Northwest to show off their talents and help their teachers win the $1750 Top Teacher Awards
~ Enjoy a dinner catered by Shooby Doo Catering
~ Dance Social with live music by Seattle based Swing/Jazz/Blues Band STILL BLUE
~ A spectacular “Dance Around the World” show. After all the entries and entrées, enjoy a world-traversing show highlighting dances from13 different regions of the globe. Experience a cultural and artistic menagerie!
~ Plenty of general social dancing to finish off a perfect evening!

You can find more details at www.verveanniversary.weebly.com.



NEW PROGRESIVE WEST COAST SWING CLASSES WITH TERRY WEST
EVERY TUESDAY.
For beginner and intermediate level dancers. Two fun classes and free practice time! Learn this popular and creative swing dance or hone your swing skills while adding cool social swing moves to your repertoire. Each one-hour lesson will include 30 minutes of additional practice time to ensure that you've really got it.

Beginners West Coast Swing lesson 7:00-8:00
Practice time 8:00-8:30

Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson 8:00-9:00
Practice time 9:00-9:30


Registration is only $50 for each 5-week series or $90 for both. 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.



NWDANCE PARTY WITH DJ SEAN DONOVAN + NEW CLASSES
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29. Costumes encouraged -- Come Celebrate Halloween! All are welcome as NWDance presents a Class Party and Recorded Music Dance with DJ SEAN DONAVAN from 7 to 9:30 PM. Invite your friends! We encourage experienced dancers to come and dance with our newly graduated students. Suggested donation for non-students is $5. Swedish Cultural Center. 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle.

NORTHWEST DANCE NETWORK CLASSES

WEDENSDAY, NOVEMBER 5. Classes with GUY CARIDI and NANCY FRY

6:30 pm - Swing 1 Beginning
7:30 pm - Swing 2 Intermediate
8:30 pm - Swing 3 Intro to 8-count Swing

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9. Classes with SEAN DONOVAN and NANCY FRY

4:00 pm - Waltz 1 Beginning
5:00 pm - Zydeco Fundamentals
6:00 pm - (How I Found) Dance Nirvana

For more details plus information about live music dances call 206-781-1238, email info@nwdance.net or visit www.NWDance.net.




CLASSES AND EVENTS WITH MICHELLE BADION
NEW! EVERY THURSDAY THROUGH NOVEMBER 13
7:30 - 9:30 PM - Intermediate Nightclub Two-step Class. Polish Home Association, 1714 18th Ave, Seattle. Drop-in for $17.50 per night.

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, NOVEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 2
6 - 7 PM Nightclub Two-Step
7 - 8 PM Salsa Dancing Cuban Style - Beginning
8 - 9 PM Country Two-Step & Swing - Beginning

WEDNESDAYS, NOVEMBER 12 - DECEMBER 3

7 - 8 PM Beginning Argentine Tango - Experience the passion!
8 - 9 PM Intermediate Argentine Tango (traditional) - No need to register - just show up and do both classes for $15


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6.
Seattle's first Argentine Tango showcase will be held at the Verve Ballroom! EDUARDO SAUCEDO Eduardo Saucedo will be the star and MC. Details at www.facebook.com/events/317521591766932/

I also love working with wedding couples! 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 or email Michelle@michellebadion.com to get started. www.michellebadion.com.



SOUTHERN ROCK NIGHT
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1. Southern Rock is a slice of Americana combining Rock and Roll, Country, and Blues. Tonight I'll play music from groups such as
Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Allman Brothers Band, The Georgia Satellites, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and more. Arrive at 7 PM for an East Coast Swing lesson. Then dance from 8 to 11 PM to music played by yours truly, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. Have fun dancing on the big 4,000 square foot hardwood floor. Be sure to fill in a yellow door prize slip as you enter to be eligible for the hourly prize drawings. You're sure to meet lots of new people in the hourly mixers. Snacks and beverages are available in vending machines. 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. This event is held on 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. 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:
Nov 1 - Southern Rock Night: East Coast Swing
Nov 15 - Variety Dance: American Tango
Dec 6 - A "Wonderful" Night - Stevie Wonder Focus: Rumba
Dec 20 - Christmas Dance: Waltz



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

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

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

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

5. 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 October 30, 2014

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, October 17 and Friday, October 24
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY AND SWING DANCE. Arrive at 7 PM for lessons in Hustle on October 17; and Cha Cha Del Rio on October 24. 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, October 17 and Friday, October 24
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, October 17 and Friday, October 24
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, October 17 and Friday, October 24
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, October 17 and Friday, October 24
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, October 17 and Friday, October 24
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE.
Arrive at 8 PM for a lesson (Foxtrot on October 17 and Samba on October 24). 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, October 24
SPECIAL EVENT! MAGIC OF MUSIC WALTZ BALL. Take out your party outfit and get ready for a wonderful evening of dancing to a live band on a great floor! Get your tickets for the "Magic of Music Waltz Ball," October 24, Friday, at the Normandy Park Cove Clubhouse. Dress is formal or semi-formal. This is a beautiful venue with a huge hardwood floor, and if you've never been there, it is a very popular place for events. There will be a pre-dance lesson by JAKE MATTHEW at 7:30 PM, then live music by SWINGTIME EXPRESS from 8:30 to 11 PM. Also included are desserts and appetizers, along with a silent auction and cash bar. All proceeds go to support music scholarships for graduating seniors, so this is a great cause to support! Click on http://freepdfhosting.com/6a04ff34c7.pdf to print out the PDF and send in your RSVP by October 17th. Any questions, please e-mail kmfoster@hotmail.com. See you there!

Friday, October 24
JUST ADDED! HALLOWEEN TANGO SOCIAL DANCE. Come dressed in your favorite costume, play games and win prizes. And as usual dance tango and socialize with your old and new friends in a welcoming ambiance. This is the one not to be missed! 8:30 PM - 9:00: Free Intro to Tango Class. 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM: Milonga. Entrance: $10. 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.

Friday, October 24
GUEST DJ AND GUEST TEACHER! HAYLOFT COUNTRY DANCE. Finally a Country dance in the north end, held on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. At 7:30 PM HEATHER CALDWELL will teach the Cha Cha Line Dance. Then from 8 to 9 PM SCOTTY MURPHY will teach West Coast Swing. Dance from 9 to 11:30 PM to music played by DJ HEATHER CALDWELL 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, October 24
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, October 24
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.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, October 25
HAYLOFT HALLOWEEN HULLABALOO!
Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, at a great dance facility in Lynnwood! The Hayloft has a 2,600 square foot sprung hardwood dance floor and an awesome sound system. Arrive at 7 PM for a Swing lesson, no partner or experience needed. Then dance from 8 to 11 PM to a variety of partner dance music including Swing, Ballroom, Latin, Country and more! Lesson and dance is $15. Dance with no lesson is $12. Fun for singles and couples, all ages are welcome. Soft drinks and water will be available for sale. The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave West, Lynnwood, WA 98037. For more info visit www.HayloftDance.com, email Aileen at HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.

Saturday, October 25
SPECIAL EVENT! VERVE ANNIVERSARY BALL AND SHOWCASE. The Verve Ballroom is proud to present its Second Anniversary Ball and Showcase! Includes afternoon competitions, a catered dinner, a dance social with live music by STILL BLUE, our Dance Around the World show, and plenty of more general dancing. ~11 AM to ~11 PM. The Verve Ballroom, 19820 40th Ave W, Suite 102, Lynnwood, WA 98036. You can find more details in the top portion of this page or at www.verveanniversary.weebly.com.

Saturday, October 25
SPECIAL EVENT! BRIORA HALLOWEEN PARTY. Come get spooky with us at our Halloween Theme Dance Party from 7:30 to 10 PM. Pack your bags with candy and get ready to have fun! Enjoy socializing, light refreshments, a special dance demonstration, and lots of social dancing! Entrance to our themed dance parties is always free for Briora Members, or $18 for non-Members. Special Offer: 5 parties for only $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.

Saturday, October 25
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, October 25
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, October 25
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, October 25
USA DANCE TACOMA #1023.
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 Latin Blues Fusion (Salsa) with ARI LEVITT. 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.


SUNDAYS

Sunday, October 19 and Sunday, October 26
LYNNWOOD EAGLES DANCE. Dance every Sunday from 1 to 5 PM to recorded music played by DJ DON McCARTHY, "THE MUSIC WHISPERER." He plays music from the Big Band era, plus early 50's pre-Rock, and on the second Sunday of each month he specializes in Western Swing. The dance is in the Aerie Room of the Lynnwood Eagles, 19223 Hwy 99, Lynnwood.  It's absolutely FREE and open to the public. Food is available for purchase from 2 PM on. For more information email Don@TheMusicWhisperer.com, call 425-835-0898 or visit www.LynnwoodEagles.com.

Sunday, October 19 and Sunday, October 26
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.


MONDAYS

Monday, October 20 and Monday, October 27
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, October 20 and Monday, October 27
MONDAY MILONGA. 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 STEVE BRADY plays on October 6 and by DJ DEBORAH ALEXANDER plays on October 13 (Columbus Day). 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.

Monday, October 27
SEATTLE SINGLES YACHT CLUB HALLOWEEN DANCE. Doors open at 7 PM for registration and socializing at China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave North, Seattle. The club meeting starts at 7:30 and enables you to sign up for free boat rides with skippers from the club. The upstairs banquet room has a full cash cocktail bar. The dance is from 8:30 to 10:30 PM on the large dance floor to music by MAIA SANTELL & HOUSE BLEND. Admission is $15. The dance is open to everyone ages 21 and over. You may want to consider joining this well-rounded boating/activity group; attendance is just $5 for most dances when you become an annual member. For more info email bridge@ssyc.com or visit http://ssyc.com.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, October 21 and Tuesday, October 28
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, October 21 and Tuesday, October 28
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, October 28

KENT BALLROOM DANCE.
Dance to live music every Tuesday evening in downtown Kent. Tonight RANDY LITCH plays Ballroom music 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.


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 29
NEW LISTING! 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, October 22 and Wednesday, October 29
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, October 22 and Wednesday, October 29
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, October 22 and Wednesday, October 29
MANHATTAN BALLROOM DANCE CLUB. Dance to live music by CASANOVA on a 3,200 square foot floor from 7:30 to 10 PM. A pre-dance lesson is at 6:30 PM tonight (Tango on October 22; potluck instead of lesson on October 29). 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, October 29
NORTHWEST DANCE CLASS PARTY.
Come and enjoy this mid-week dance party and fundraiser from 7 to 9:30 PM with a wide variety of great, danceable music played by DJ SEAN DONOVAN. Suggested donation is $5; newcomers to NW Dance are free. There will be mini dance lessons, faculty demonstrations, and lots of dancing. Please bring a snack or sweet to share and encourage your family and friends to come. No alcohol, please. Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle. For more info call 206-781-1238, email info@nwdance.net or visit www.nwdance.net.


THURSDAYS

Thursday, October 23
andThursday, October 30
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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