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Updated Tuesay, July 26, 2016
Everett: Classes & Dances @ First Class Ballroom
Seattle: Dancing 'til Dusk

Juanita: Swing & Everything
Milton: All-day Workshops with April Morrow
Seattle: A WCS Weekend with Melissa and Parker

Auburn: 26th Annual Western Swing Music Festival
Dance Calendar through August 4, 2016



Dear Dancin' Friends,

This week it should be great weather for outdoor dancing at DANCING 'TIL DUSK with RANGER AND THE RE-ARRANGERS playing Gypsy Swing tonight (Tuesday, July 26) and BUENA VIBRA playing Salsa on Thursday. On Saturday, TOM RIZA presents DJ TERRY WEST playing for SWING & EVERYTHING at the Juanita Community Center. Scroll down for full details on these and other events plus the full DANCE CALENDAR.

Last Saturday I had a blast playing for the theme dance CLASS OF 1966! One reason I chose that particular year was because I'll be DJing for an upcoming Class of 1966 Fifty Year Reunion ... now I'm all warmed up! Contact me if you have an upcoming reunion, birthday, wedding, company party, etc. I'd love to be your DJ!

These "Class of ..." theme dances are so fun that I'll be scheduling more and hope to eventually cover most or all of the "wonder years" ... back when I liked pretty much every song I heard on the radio! Even just preparing for these dances is fun for me. I make a list of usually well over 100 songs that fit the theme. Then I listen to each song and ask myself, "If I were dancing to that song, what type of dance would I do?" Not everyone will agree with me especially if they're looking for "strict tempo," but I do come up with some surprises. For instance, last Saturday we danced to the song Born Free by Roger Williams (which hit #7 in 1966) ... we danced Tango! Listen to it at www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHTjWuFSZ_s and see if you would dance anything else to it.

Another 1960's movie theme that works for Tango is the theme from The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. I love to whistle it in the shower! But I never thought of dancing to it until RANDY LITCH told me that he plays a Tango version of it. Join me dancing to it tonight (Tuesday, July 26) as Randy plays in Kent ... details are in my Dance Calendar at www.SeattleDanceInfo.com. Hugo Montenegro's version (which hit #2 in 1968) also works as a Tango ... listen to it at www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd_7Bnxblo4 and see if you agree. Ennio Morricone's original version from the 1966 movie is a bit less danceable ... listen to it at www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1PfrmCGFnk.

See you dancing! -- Ron Bolin




CLASSES & DANCES @ FIRST CLASS BALLROOM
MONDAYS
7:00 PM Salsa - All Levels


TUESDAYS
4:45 PM Kids Ballroom and Latin Group Class - Ages 6 - 9
5:30 PM Kids Ballroom & Latin - Intro Level Class
6:15 PM Ballet Conditioning
7:00 PM International Standard Ballroom - All Levels
8:00 PM Latin Class with Natasha - Advanced


WEDNESDAYS
7:00 PM Social American Rhythm with Nathan - Newcomer to Intermediate


THURSDAYS
4:45 PM Kids Ballroom and Latin Group Class - Ages 6 - 9
5:30 PM Kids Ballroom & Latin - Intro Level Class
6:15 PM Cuban Salsa
7:00 PM American Smooth with Nathan - Newcomer to Intermediate


FRIDAYS
7:00 PM Salsa - All Levels
8:00 - 10 PM Social Dance Party - Fun for everyone!


SATURDAYS
1:00 PM International Latin with Natasha - All Levels
2:00 PM Ballet


SUNDAYS
10:30 AM Zumba Dance

Adult Classes or Social Dances: Drop-in $15 or 10-punch card for $120. Private lessons also available.
Kids Group Lessons: Monthly Tuition $120
Location: First Class Ballroom, 1216 50th Street SE, Everett, WA 98203
More information: Visit www.FirstClassBallroom.com or call 425-320-3955



DANCING 'TIL DUSK
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS. Dancing 'til Dusk is back for its 10th year of FREE lessons and FREE dancing at four downtown Seattle parks. Dance under the stars on Seattle Parks & Recreation's own dance floor. Begin with a beginner lesson from 6 to 7 PM followed by dancing from 7 to 9:30 PM. Dance demos and DJ'd music are featured at the band breaks. Everyone welcome, no partner needed. If the weather is inclement, call the rain hotline 206-264-5646. The schedule is below plus you'll find LOTS more details at www.danceforjoy.biz.

Tuesdays in Westlake Park, 401 Pine St, Seattle
Jul 26 — Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’ | Gypsy Swing
Aug 2 — DJ Koichi Tsunoda | West Coast Swing
Aug 9 — Solomon Douglas Quintet | Swing
Aug 16 — Jenny and the Tomcats | Country & Western
Aug 23 — Swingin’ in the Rain with Dina Blade | Variety

Thursdays in Freeway Park, 600 Seneca Street, Seattle (enter at 6th and Seneca)
Jul 28 — Buena Vibra | Salsa
Aug 4 — Ben Thomas Tango Quartet | Tango
Aug 11 — Kevin Buster’s Lunch Money | Swing & Blues
Aug 18 — Waltz Café Orchestra | Waltz and More


Thursdays in Bell Street Park, Bell Street and 3rd Avenue, Seattle
Aug 25 — DJ Chris Jones | West Coast Swing

End of Season Fundraiser Dance in Bell Street Park, 4 - 8 PM, $15/person
Aug 30 — KGB | Waltz and More



SWING & EVERYTHING
SATURDAY, JULY 30. URDancing’s TOM RIZA welcomes Hall of Fame DJ TERRY WEST as your DJ for a fun summer social Dance Party! Tom gets the party started with a beginner & intermediate Rumba lesson followed by a fabulous mix of dance music of Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Nightclub dancing. DOOR PRIZES are AWESOME!

6:50pm Doors open
7:00pm Beginner Rumba dance class
7:30pm Intermediate Rumba dance class
8 – 10:30pm Social Dance


Cost: Classes & Dance all for only $12
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.



ALL-DAY WORKSHOPS WITH APRIL MORROW
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6. Dance teacher APRIL MORROW is offering three 2-hour workshops at her studio in Milton. You must know basic rhythms, understand frame, and know inside and outside turns to take the workshops. For couples and singles (if you need a partner, April can help). Bring a device if you want to record the recap of workshops.

Contrary to rumors that persist, April DOES NOT and HAS NEVER had breast cancer. She is however suffering from the effects of silicone implants that leaked and would like to help spread awareness of their dangers which will be discussed between workshops. Money from the workshops will help pay expenses for her anesthesiologist in an upcoming surgery. (Some people have donated money which will be used as scholarships for people who can't afford the workshops—contact April at april@dance2connect.com if interested).

10:00 - 11:00 Warm up, Coffee and Pastries
11:00 - 1:00 West Coast Swing $20
1:00 - 1:30 Snacks, Beverages, and Awareness Talk
1:30 - 3:30 Nightclub Two Step $20
3:30 - 4:00 Snacks, Beverages, and Awareness Talk
4:00 - 6:00 Country Two Step $20

Cost: Workshops are $20 each or all three for $50. Space is limited!
Registration: Please email April at april@dance2connect.com or text to 253-350-7553
Location: Dance 2 Connect 802 Milton Way, Milton, WA 98354



A WCS WEEKEND WITH MELISSA AND PARKER
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 & SUNDAY, AUGUST 7. Take your dancing to the next level! The incomparable West Coast Swing Champions MELISSA RUTZ and PARKER DEARBORN are coming to Seattle to offer you a collection of fun and challenging group lessons. They teach, compete, judge, choreograph and perform all around the world and now they’re coming to the Pacific Northwest just for you. Go beyond the basics and add styling, shaping, and contrast to your dancing. Plus, learn how to work with the music and play off your partner. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from two of the best!

• Five “All-Levels” Group Lessons
• Saturday Classes start at 4:00 PM at Washington Hall, 153 14th Avenue, Seattle
• Buffet Dinner
• Q&A with Melissa and Parker
• All Ages Dances Saturday and Sunday
• Open Jack & Jill Competition
• Everyone gets to dance with Melissa or Parker
• Sunday Classes start at 3:30 PM at Alki Masonic Hall, 4736 40th Avenue SW, West Seattle; includes free admission to the SSDC Dance with DJ Chris Jones

Schedule, registration, and more information at http://seattlewcs.com/. Early bird prices end July 29!



26th ANNUAL WESTERN SWING MUSIC FESTIVAL
AUGUST 12 - 14, 2016. Enjoy LOTS OF DANCING at the annual Western Swing Music Festival! This event put on by the NorthWest Western Swing Music Society (NWWSMS) draws dancers and musicians from near and far. Includes Western Swing dance lessons from DOUG & BETTY CARTER (Albuquerque, NM).

Visit www.nwwsms.com/index_htm_files/2016%20NWWSMS%20Brochure.pdf for the full festival program. Here's a condensed schedule:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12
11AM - 12:30PM: Western Swing dance lessons
1:45 - 11:30PM: Dance to 8 bands

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
11 AM - 12:30PM: Western Swing dance lessons
1:45 - 11:30PM: Dance to 8 bands

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14

11:30AM - 12:30PM. Dance to "String Bands to Swing Bands"
1:00 - 3:15PM: Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
3:30 - 4:30PM: Dance to "Steel Country"
4:45 - 5:30PM: Western Swing Couples Dance Contest
5:45 - 9:00PM: Dance to 5 bands


Jam Sessions: There's also dancing to jam sessions in the Western Swing Party Room (banquet room) which is open to all ages. If you're a musician, sign up at the festival and play!
Location: Auburn Eagles Club, 702 M St. SE, Auburn, WA 98002
Admission: $5.00/day (Eagles Members + 1 guest admitted free)
More info: www.nwwsms.com



DANCE CALENDAR
Through August 4, 2016

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, July 22
BRIORA BALLROOM 50's ICE CREAM SOCIAL. Arrive at 6:45 PM for your choice of two lessons (schedule at www.Briora.com). Then dance to Ballroom, Latin and Swing music from 7:30 to 10:30 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 $15 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, July 22
HAYLOFT COUNTRY DANCE.
A popular 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 (or another country western dance). Dance from 8:30 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.

Friday, July 22 and Friday, July 29
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE. No mini-lesson on July 22 so dancing is from 8 to 11 PM. On July 29 arrive at 8 PM for a Nightclub Two-Step lesson 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, July 22 and Friday, July 29
FIRST CLASS BALLROOM SOCIAL DANCE. Come and enjoy an evening of fun social dancing from 8 to 10 PM. Our air-conditioned dance studio is comfortable and bright, filled with friendly faces and highly experienced instructors. Be ready to meet new friends! Drop-in for $15 or purchase a 10-punch card for $120. First Class Ballroom, 1216 50th Street SE, Everett, WA 98203. For more information visit www.FirstClassBallroom.com or call 425-320-3955.

Friday, July 22 and Friday, July 29
FRIDAYS AT THE VERVE. Start at 8 PM with an introductory lesson with ALEXANDRIA HAWKINS. 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 lesson and the dance. 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 22 and Friday, July 29
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, July 22 and Friday, July 29
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY, SWING & A LITTLE EVERYTHING. Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson (Cha Cha on July 22 and 10- Step & Horseshoe Shuffle on July 29.) DJ DAVE SERFLING plays a variety of music from 8 to 11 PM, including Country Two-Step, West and East Coast Swing, Line Dances, Ballroom, and more. Admission is $12 for the lesson and dance for free, or $10 for the dance. Ages 18 and over. Alcohol-free atmosphere. The Rockin' Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave SE, Renton. For more info call 425-255-9211, email rockinhorsedancebarn@gmail.com or visit www.learn2dance4fun.com.

Friday, July 22 and Friday, July 29
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 29
BRIORA BALLROOM FRIDAY PARTIES. Arrive at 6:45 PM for your choice of two lessons (schedule at www.Briora.com). 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 $15 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.

SATURDAYS

Saturday, July 30
SWING & EVERYTHING
. URDancing’s TOM RIZA welcomes Hall of Fame DJ TERRY WEST as your DJ for a fun summer social Dance Party! Tom gets the party started with a beginner & intermediate Rumba lesson followed by a fabulous mix of dance music of Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Nightclub dancing. DOOR PRIZES are AWESOME! 7:00pm Beginner Rumba dance class. 7:30pm Intermediate Rumba dance class. 8 – 10:30pm Social Dance. All for only $12. 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. Contact Tom at 425-882-0209, go to U-RDancing.com or visit the U-R Dancing FB group.

Saturday, July 30
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, July 30
ARIA BALLROOM DANCE PARTY. Join us on our beautiful dance floor on Seattle’s eastside for our most popular weekly dance party. An introductory class begins at 7:15 PM (American Rumba on July 23 and Argentine Tango on July 16) followed by a balanced mix of traditional and popular ballroom music from 8 to 11 PM. Admission is $10 or free for those who take the pre-party class. We’ve heard we have the best music of any ballroom around. Songs for upcoming dances are projected overhead so dancers can plan ahead. From Waltz to Cha-Cha and Foxtrot to West Coast Swing, there is something for every taste. Aria Ballroom, 15300 NE 95th St, Redmond. For more info, visit www.AriaBallroom.com or contact Aria at info@AriaBallroom.com, or 425-867-0777.

Saturday, July 30
DANCING IN THE PARK AT MAGNUSON PARK.
The new DanceSport International studio hosts a class and party every Saturday night from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. It starts with a dance lesson at 7:30 PM followed by dancing from 8:30 to 10:30 PM. $12, or free with purchase of a class. 6344 NE 74th St, Suite #105 Seattle, WA 98115. For the schedule visit www.dancesportseattle.com/calendar.html or call Robert & Monique Hrouda at 206-550-6461 for more information.

Saturday, July 30
PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn is well-known for teaching kids, but also has events for adults! Check it out this Saturday. Start with a pre-dance lesson from 8 to 9 PM then dance from 9 to 11 PM to a variety of Ballroom music. July 23 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Salsa lesson. July 30 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Tango 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.


SUNDAYS

Sunday, July 24
WALTZ CAFÉ AT CENTURY BALLROOM.
This month's dance features THE CONN ARTISTS. 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 12:30 PM and dancing goes till 3:30. Admission is $15. Street parking is free on Sundays. The ballroom’s Tin Table restaurant opens at 3 PM with Happy Hour prices. At 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more information visit www.waltzcafe.com.

Sunday, July 24 and Sunday, July 31
PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn now has Sunday dances in addition to their already established Saturday dances! Start with a pre-dance lesson from 6 to 7 PM then dance from 7 to 9 PM to a variety of Ballroom music. July 24 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Bachata lesson. July 24 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Hustle lesson. $10 admission covers the class and dance. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St SW, Suite 109, Auburn. For more info visit www.pacificballroom.org or contact Rick at 425-451-4815 or Rick@pacificballroom.org.


MONDAYS

Monday, July 25 and Monday, August 1
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 Ballroom, Swing, Latin, Waltz, Country and Soft Rock music. Admission is $5. Star Center, 3873 S 66th St, Tacoma. For more information email randylitch@comcast.net or call Randy at 253-530-6185. For a listing of all of Randy's dances visit www.RandyLitch.net/Schedule.htm.

Monday, July 25 and Monday, August 1
WALTZ ETCETERA. A friendly, easygoing dance with a big following, going strong since 1999. Every Monday at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle. Beginning and intermediate drop-in classes at 6:30 PM, just $5. Dance at 7:30 PM $10. For info on what we're currently teaching, go to www.waltzetc.com and sign up for our emails. We play about half Waltzes of all speeds and styles, half other dances. We also teach Stripped-down Tango on first and third Sunday afternoons in Ballard: the deliciousness of Argentine Tango without all the complications. For more info, go to www.waltzetc.com, or email zachariah@waltzetc.com.

Monday, July 25 and Monday, August 1
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. July 25 features DJ STEPHEN BRADY. August 1 features DJ ANDREW BROWN. Plenty of space with candlelight ambiance and a view of Lake Union. Admission is $8 for the Milonga or free if taking the 8 PM lesson. Ages 21 and over. China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave North, Seattle. For more info call 206-323-7957, email Arturo at azelig@msn.com, Patricia at ptrowbridge@gmail.com or visit www.allseattletango.com.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, July 26
and Tuesday, August 2
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. July 26 features Swing dancing with music by RANGER AND THE RE-ARRANGERS. August 2 features West Coast Swing dancing with music by DJ KOICHI TSUNODA. It's in Westlake Park, 401 Pine St, 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.

Tuesday, July 26 and Tuesday, August 2
SALSA N' SEATTLE. Practice all your favorite Latin dances at Salsa N' Seattle. DJ VICTOR spins a variety of Salsa and Bachata from 9:00 to 11:30 PM. $7 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, July 26 and Tuesday, August 2
KENT DANCE. Dance to live music every Tuesday on a 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor. July 26 features live music by RANDY LITCH playing Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. August 2 features live Big Band music by the 17-piece KINGS OF SWING from 7:45 to 9:30 PM. Complimentary refreshments are provided. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. Admission is only $4 (donations accepted for snacks) and parking is free. All ages are welcome, not just 50+. For more info visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164.


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, July 27
and Wednesday, August 3
NEW LISTING! PORCH DOG SUMMER NIGHTS @ THE WATERWHEEL.
Put on your best boots and get ready to dance, drink, and stomp your way through a memorable evening. Dance to LIVE Country music every Wednesday from 7 to 10 PM. Free dance lesson between sets with MICHELLE DELAVEGA and JEFF LUDWIG. July 27 features THE SWEARENGENS. August 3 features COUNTRY DAVE AND HIS PICKIN' CREW. Waterwheel Lounge, 7034 15th Ave NW, Seattle. For more info call 206-784-5701, email pogtree@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/thewaterwheellounge.

Wednesday, July 27 and Wednesday, August 3
WCS WEDNESDAYS.
Please join APRIL MORROW every Wednesday for a Beyond Basics West Coast Swing lesson from 7 to 8:30 PM. Learn basic footwork and master several basic 2-step patterns. Stay afterwards for a fun time of social dancing from 8:30 to 10 PM. Beverages and snacks are provided. Drop in for the dance only for $5. Held at Dance 2 Connect at 802 Milton Way, Milton WA 98354. For more information text or call 253-350-7553, email april@dance2connect.com.

Wednesday, July 27 and Wednesday, August 3
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. 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 27 and Wednesday, August 3
MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB.
Arrive at 6: 30 PM for a pre-dance lesson with DAVE GREEN and LINDA REITER then dance from 7:30 to 10 PM. July 27 features a 4-Count Hustle lesson and music by CASANOVA. August 3 features a Foxtrot lesson and music by LOIS ANN MARLER and DJ DAVE GREEN. 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

Thursday, July 28 and Thursday, August 4
TWO-STEP THURSDAYS.
Please join APRIL MORROW every Thursday for a "Continuing on the Basics" Country Two-Step lesson from 7 to 8:30 PM. Learn basic footwork and master several basic 2-step patterns. Stay afterwards for a fun time of social dancing from 8:30 to 10 PM. Beverages and snacks are provided. Drop in for the dance only for $5. Held at Dance 2 Connect at 802 Milton Way, Milton WA 98354. For more information text or call 253-350-7553, email april@dance2connect.com.

Thursday, July 28 and Thursday, August 4
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. July 28 features Salsa dancing with music by BUENA VIBRA. August 4 features Tango dancing with music by THE BEN THOMAS TANGO QUARTET. It's in Freeway Park, 600 Seneca Street, Seattle (enter at 6th and Seneca). Everyone welcome, no partner needed. Freeway Park, 6th & Seneca St. Seattle. More details are at www.danceforjoy.biz. If the weather is inclement, call the rain hotline 206-264-5646.

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Sincerely,

Ron Bolin
www.SeattleDanceInfo.com
425-917-1188