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Updated Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Renton: Annual Christmas Dance with Ron Bolin
Auburn: PBD Dance with Johnny Bryant & New Year's Eve with Rick Gossard

Lynnwood: A Night Without Words
Lynnwood: Rockin' New Year's Eve

Seattle: Seattle Social Dance Club New Year's Eve
Lynnwood: Verve New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball
Seattle: New Year's Eve Tango Masquerade Ball + January Classes

Moonlight Dance Cruises and Camps
Dance Calendar through December 25, 2014



Dear Dancin' Friends,


Rock around the Christmas tree with your friends and me this Saturday at the annual CHRISTMAS DANCE at the Rockin' Horse Dance Barn. Dress in holiday attire (I'll wear my favorite Christmas tie) and bring some seasonal snacks to share if you like. My pre-dance lesson will be Waltz ... I'll teach the basics plus different variations than I've taught at other recent dances. Then dance to a wide variety of music including lots of nostalgic Christmas classics! For the 9:30 mixer, I'll teach the Dream Catcher Waltz
, for which my favorite song is Skater's Waltz (see my song of the week below). Exhilarating!

Now is the best time
to register for ROCKIN' NEW YEAR'S EVE! Just mail in the form below. Pre-registration helps in three ways: 1) It saves you $5; 2) It helps us determine how much food to buy; 3) It ensures your spot in case the event sells out. Alternatively, you can pre-register by giving me your check this Saturday. Here's a video from last year's celebration: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmPfOpg4fyk. This year I'm taking the party to the Hayloft in Lynnwood. Ring in 2015 with a sparkling cider toast plus hugs and kisses as balloons rain down!

Scroll down for full info on these and other Christmas and New Year's Eve dances. You'll find even more at www.SeattleDanceInfo.com.

Ron's Song of the Week:

Skater's Waltz
by Vicki DeLor from the 2004 album Joy to the World. I couldn't find the full song for listening online, but here are 30 seconds of it:

www.amazon.com/Skaters-Waltz/dp/B0048Y6ENG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1418740226&sr=8-2&keywords=skaters+waltz+vicki+delor

The snippet doesn't do it justice, but you'll hear the whole song when I play it this Saturday for the Dream Catcher Waltz. Beautiful!

See you Saturday in your Holiday attire ... or at least your Holiday spirit! -- Ron Bolin



ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DANCE WITH RON BOLIN
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20.
Dress in Christmas attire and bring some goodies to share if you like. Have fun dancing on a big 4,000 square foot hardwood floor to a wide variety of music: Rock/Pop, Ballroom, Country, Swing, Latin, and Nightclub tunes, including a good mix of Christmas favorites. Arrive at 7 PM for my pre-dance lesson in Waltz. No partner or experience needed. Dance from 8 to 11 PM to music by yours truly, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. 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.



PBD DANCE WITH JOHNNY BRYANT & NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH RICK GOSSARD
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20. Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn is well-known for teaching kids, but also has events for adults! Check it out this Saturday with JOHNNY BRYANT teaching and DJing:

7:00 - 8:00 PM: Waltz lesson
8:00 - 10:00 PM: Dance to a variety of Ballroom music


$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. Adult dances are every Saturday unless a conflicting event is scheduled. Upcoming dates are:

NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31. At Pacific Ballroom Dance. Hosted by RICK GOSSARD. Catering by Clarisse Cristosomo.

7:30 - 8:30 PM: Waltz Class w/Rick Gossard
8:30 PM - 1:00 AM: Dance
to a variety of Ballroom music

Ticket Includes: Dinner, Midnight Toast and a Special Performance by THE INNAMORATI www.theinnamorati.com. Both Couples and Singles Welcome. $45 Person / $85 Couple. Limited Seating! Contact Rick Gossard for tickets at 425-451-4815 or nwdancesport@aol.com.



A NIGHT WITHOUT WORDS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27. Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, at The Hayloft as I play instrumental music for dancing all evening from 7 to 11 PM. We did this last year for the dance between Christmas and the New Year and the crowd loved it ... it was a very special evening. Music will still be in all the same styles that I usually play... Rock/Pop, Swing, Disco, Ballroom, Latin and Country... just no lyrics! This creates a special feeling and makes it easier for people to talk while dancing. At most dances I only play one or two instrumental tunes, but this theme gives me the chance to dig deeper and play some really interesting, fun, and romantic tunes that you don't usually hear me play. Some will be familiar hits of old (instrumentals stopped making the charts about 20 years ago) and some will be great newer tunes that you've never heard before. There will be no pre-dance lesson tonight (so admission will be just $12) but if you can, please bring holiday treats to share for the dessert buffet. Of course I'll still do mixers and door prizes. Fun for singles and couples, all ages are welcome. Soft drinks and water will be available for sale. Location: The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave West, Lynnwood, WA 98037. Driving directions: From I-5, take Exit 183, go west on 164th St SW, right on 36th Ave SW (becomes 35th Ave SW). The hall is on the left in a half mile. For more info visit www.HayloftDance.com, email HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.



ROCKIN' NEW YEAR'S EVE
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31. Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, as we ring in 2015 party style! This year we're at the Hayloft Dance Hall in Lynnwood. Dance on a beautiful 2,600 square foot hardwood dance floor. I'll play a wide variety of fun music for singles and couples of all ages.

~ 7:15 PM: Doors open. Get a seat, meet and greet!
~ 7:30 PM: Fun and Easy Jitterbug lesson, no partner or experience needed. A fun way to meet other people!
~ 8:30 PM: Dance! Rock & Roll, Top 40, Swing, Ballroom, Country and Latin favorites covering several decades
~ Snack on Hot and Cold Hors d'oeuvres throughout out the evening (starting at 8:30 PM)
~ Hourly Dance Mixers -- Everybody Dances!
~ Hourly Door Prizes
~ 12:00 Midnight Balloon Drop + Hugs and Kisses!
~ 12:05 Sparkling Cider Toast
+ more Hugs and Kisses!
~ Continue Dancing and Celebrating to 1:00 AM

Attire:
Some people like to dress up for this event (I'll be wearing a tux) although classy-but-casual attire is fine too.
Price: Admission is $30 if paid by December 24. Print and mail the form below with your check. OR register online at my "Support the Dance Calendar" page www.seattledanceinfo.com/support.shtml and email me at Ron@SeattleDanceInfo.com with the names of people you are paying for. You will receive email confirmation and pre-paid names will be on the list at the door. If paying at the door, admission is $35.
Location: The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98037
Driving directions: From I-5, take Exit 183, go west on 164th St SW, right on 36th Ave SW (becomes 35th Ave SW). The hall is on the left in a half mile. Phone at the hall is 425-743-6180.
For more Info: Contact Ron Bolin at 425-917-1188 or Ron@SeattleDanceInfo.com or contact the Hayloft at 425-743-6180 or HayloftDance@gmail.com.

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ROCKIN' NEW YEAR'S EVE REGISTRATION FORM
Please print the names of ALL people in your party so their names will be on the admission list at the door.

 

Name(s) _____________________________________________________________________________

 

Address _________________________________________________________________ Unit # _______

 

City _____________________________________________________ State ______ Zip ______________

 

Email ______________________________________________________Phone _____________________

 

Number of tickets _____________ x $30 = Total enclosed $ _____________

 

Please make checks payable to "The Hayloft Dance Hall" and mail to: The Hayloft Dance Hall,
15320 - 35th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98037
. You will receive email confirmation of payment received.

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SEATTLE SOCIAL DANCE CLUB NEW YEAR'S EVE
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31. NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY. Ring in the New Year dancing to live music! The evening runs for 7 PM to 1 AM and includes:

~ Dinner catered by Hong Kong Bistro Restaurant
~ Live Band: CASANOVA
~ Formal attire, drawings, lots of general dancing, line dances, karaoke
~ Complimentary champagne or sparkling cider for midnight toast


Location: Asian Resource Center- 1025 South King Street, Seattle WA 98104
Admission: $50 per person, advanced sales only


For more info contact Jeanne at 425-644-3030 or email SeattleSocialDanceClub@gmail.com.



VERVE NEW YEAR'S EVE MASQUERADE BALL
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31. Don a mask and dress up to join us on December 31st from 9:00 PM - 12:30 AM for an exciting New Year's Eve celebration! The theme is Masquerade Ball. Shooby Doo, our favorite caterers, will be providing us with some delicious appetizers: rosemary chicken skewers, prosciutto prawns, and a fresh spinach salad. We will also serve dessert and have a Martinelli's toast when the clock strikes midnight. Expect fun dancing to a variety of Ballroom, Latin and Swing music, good times, and a midnight balloon drop. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at www.theverveballroom.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html. Verve Ballroom, 19820 40th Ave West, Suite 102, Lynnwood. Just blocks from I-5, with free parking right in front. For more information visit www.theverveballroom.com, email info@theverveballroom.com, or call 425-640-3070.



NEW YEAR'S EVE TANGO MASQUERADE BALL + JANUARY CLASSES
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31. Enjoy an elegant evening of Argentine Tango dancing to music by DJ TONY FAN!

~ Tango Performance
~ Beginner's Lesson
~ Singles and Couples
~ Light Buffet
~ Dessert Bar
~ Champagne Toast
~ Raffle Prizes


Location:
Ballard IOOF Hall, 1706 NW Market St, Seattle. Hosted by Tony & Ilana and sponsored by the Dance Underground. Admission is $35 in advance, $45 at the door. $20 table reservation. Ticket info: 206-781-9553 or www.SeattleTango.com.

TANGO FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
TUESDAYS, JANUARY 13 - MARCH 10, 2015 (8 weeks, no class February 17). 7:00 - 8:15 PM. $80 per 8-week series. Learn to dance the authentic Argentine Tango in a fun and easy way! No partners or experience necessary. Includes a class field trip to a Tango club in Seattle. This is the class for you, if you:

~ Are an absolute beginner excited to learn the Argentine tango
~ Have taken tango classes before but like to review the materials
~ Have two left feet & have never danced before
~ Or just want to have fun and meet people!


Location: Greenwood SA Center, 525 N 85th St., Seattle. Tony & Ilana / 206-781-9553 / SeattleTango@hotmail.com / www.SeattleTango.com



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 December 25, 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, December 12 and Friday, December 19
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, December 12 and Friday, December 19
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, December 12 and Friday, December 19
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, December 12 and Friday, December 19
BRIORA BALLROOM FRIDAY PARTIES. Arrive at 6:30 PM for your choice of either a Newcomer lesson (schedule at www.Briora.com) or an Intermediate/Advanced Ballroom Technique class. Then dance to Ballroom, Latin and Swing music from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Briora Ballroom is the Seattle area’s most elegant dance venue - a stunning 6500+ square foot facility, featuring two dance floors, a comfortable lounge area, and a retail shop. Admission is $13 or free if you attend a pre-dance lesson or are a Briora member. Special offer: 5 dance punch card for $50. Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. For more info contact Jessica McMorrow at info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.

Friday, December 12 and Friday, December 19
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY AND SWING DANCE. Arrive at 7 PM for a lesson in Cowboy Cha Cha on December 12 and Nightclub Two-step on December 19 (which is also the 24th Annual HO HO HO DOWN and Dave's birthday, class party & potluck). 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, December 12 and Friday, December 19
HOTTEST COUNTRY/ROCK DANCE. Live Band on the first & fifth Friday of the month. Dance to a good mix of high energy 2-step, East & West Coast Swing, Waltz, Cha Cha, and Line Dances. This is upstairs with (50'x25') dance floor. Admission of $3 covers the lesson and dance; $9 with live music. Doors open at 6 PM for dinner; lesson at 7:30 PM, open dancing until 11 PM. Shelton Elks Club, 741 SE Craig Rd, Shelton. For more info: Mishelle Thompson, 360-481-3869; www.facebook.com/ElkCountry.shelton. Directions: Take Highway 101 to Highway 3, Shelton and Bremerton exit, Turn onto Craig Rd at the park and Ride and go east next to 101 to Elks club. Free parking is available. www.sheltonelks2467.com.

Friday, December 19
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, December 19
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 10 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, December 19
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE. Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson in Viennese Waltz, 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, December 19
MALTBY CHRISTMAS SWING LESSON AND DANCE PARTY. Join DOUG AND PENNY CAREY for a lesson and dance party on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. Tonight doors open at 7:30 PM with an introductory Christmas Swing lesson followed by 2+ hours of dancing. We have lots of fun music in all genres and promise to have something to please everyone. No dance partner is necessary. A $5 donation requested for the dance and an additional $2 if taking the lesson. Maltby Community Club 8711 - 206th St SE, Snohomish (six blocks directly north of the Maltby Cafe.) Visit www.facebook.com/MaltbyCommunityDance for more information or email us at maltby.dance@gmail.com.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, December 20
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DANCE WITH RON BOLIN. Dress in Christmas attire and bring some goodies to share if you like. Have fun dancing on a big 4,000 square foot hardwood floor to a wide variety of music: Rock/Pop, Ballroom, Country, Swing, Latin, and Nightclub tunes, including a good mix of Christmas favorites. Arrive at 7 PM for my pre-dance lesson in Waltz. No partner or experience needed. Dance from 8 to 11 PM to music by yours truly, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. 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, December 20
NORTHWEST DANCE HOLIDAY DANCE. Dress up for this holiday dance and please bring some snacks to share. Also please bring a food item to benefit the North Helpline Emergency Services and Food Bank. Arrive at 7:30 PM for a pre-dance workshop taught by MICHELLE BADION. Then dance from 8:30 to 11:30 PM to the music of CASEY MacGILL AND HIS HI 5 performing music that swings. Nat “King” Cole Trio meets the Mills Brothers. Fats Waller meets Fats Domino. Slim Galliard meets Fred Astaire. Performance by SAVOY SWING PERFORMANCE TROUPE at break. The dance is alcohol-free. 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, December 20
SPECIAL LIVE MUSIC! THIRD SATURDAY SALSA SOCIAL. Get your groove on Latin style at My World Dance. Arrive at 3:30 PM for a free pre-dance lesson. Instructors/DJs PAMELA JOHNSON and PETER BLAUSTEIN will spin the rhythms for you to dance. Then dance from 4 to 6:30 PM to High Octane Salsa and Latin Jazz by MAMBO CADILLAC. Dance Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Rumba, Cumbia, Cha Cha, Casino Rueda, and more. Light refreshments are provided. Admission fee of $5 includes the lesson. This dance is held on the 3rd Saturday of every month. My World Dance, 849 Hiawatha Place South (Central Area), Seattle. For more info contact 206-861-2500, suzanne@myworld-df.com or visit www.myworld-df.com.

Saturday, December 20
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, December 20
PBD ADULT DANCE. Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn is well-known for teaching kids, but also has events for adults! Check it out this Saturday with JOHNNY BRYANT teaching and DJing. 7:00 - 8:00 PM - Waltz lesson. 8:00 - 10:00 PM - Dance to a variety of Ballroom music. $10 admission covers the class and dance. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St SW, Suite 109, Auburn. For more info visit www.pacificballroom.org or contact Rick at 425-451-4815 or Rick@pacificballroom.org.

Saturday, December 20
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.


SUNDAYS

Sunday, December 14 and Sunday, December 21

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, December 14 and Sunday, December 21
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, December 21
MUSICALITY/CREATIVITY LAB, 1ST & 3RD SUNDAYS. In our Lab format we alternate teaching and dancing: three 15-20 minute teaching sessions with 15-20 minute dance times in between, and then a longer dance time after the teaching. We focus on musicality and creativity: getting past set moves & patterns to dance creatively with your partner, using technique and ideas mainly from Waltz, Blues & Tango. 1 PM until 3:30 or 4, $20 per person. At Salmon Bay Eagles, 5216 20th Ave NW, Seattle. For a fuller description, go to our website www.waltzetc.com, or contact Zachariah: waltz23@gmail.com.

Sunday, December 21
GREATER OLYMPIA DIXIELAND JAZZ SOCIETY. Dance to the live music of THE DUKES OF SWING from Aberdeen from 1 to 4:30 PM. Admission is $14 (free if you join the Jazz Society that day) or $10 for Jazz Society members. Olympia Elks Lodge, 1818 4th Ave, Olympia. For more info contact Charlotte Dickison at 360-943-9123 or charlottedickison@comcast.net or visit www.olyjazz.com.

Sunday, December 21
SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB. Cancelled for tonight only. Normally 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, December 15 and Monday, December 22
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, December 15 and Monday, December 22
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. December 15 features DJ DEBORAH ALEXANDER and December 22 features DJ HSUEH-TZE from New York. 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, December 16
KENT ROCK & ROLL DANCE. Dance to live music every Tuesday evening in downtown Kent. Tonight the ANDY BURNETT (guitar and vocals) plays Rock & Roll from the 50's, 60's and 70's from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. The 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor is well cared for. The musician schedule sometimes changes; visit the web page for more info. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. There's ample free parking and the cover charge is only $4 (with donations accepted for snacks during a brief break at 8:30 PM). All ages are welcome, not just 50+. For more info visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164.

Tuesday, December 16 and Tuesday, December 23
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, December 16 and Tuesday, December 23
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, December 23
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. The musician schedule sometimes changes; visit the web page for more info. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. There's ample free parking and the cover charge is only $4 (with donations accepted for snacks during a brief break at 8:30 PM). All ages are welcome, not just 50+. For more info visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164.


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, December 17

DANCEWORKS STUDIO'S WEDNESDAY SALSA PARTY. Salsa, Bachata, and mixed Latin music every Wednesday night, featuring favorite DJ YAMBU on the last Wednesday of the month. Socialize and explore Salsa in a fun, friendly, and all ages venue from 9 to 11:30 PM. Free punch, pretzels and parking. Admission is $7. DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. For more info call 425-869-7595, email info@danceworksstudio.com or visit www.danceworksstudio.com. No dance on December 24.

Wednesday, December 17
MANHATTAN BALLROOM DANCE CLUB. Dance and Christmas party from 6:30 to 10 PM. Dance to live music by CASANOVA on a 3,200 square foot floor. No pre-dance lesson tonight. The cover charge is $10 for the public and $6 for members. The membership fee is $20. The dances are held at the American Veterans Club (upper level), 5717 South Tyler, Tacoma. For more information visit our website at www.ManhattanClub.org. No dance on December 24.

Wednesday, December 17
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, December 17 and Wednesday, December 24
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.


THURSDAYS

Thursday, December 18
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. No dance on December 25.

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