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Updated Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Dance Classes with Charla Jennings
Tuesdays in Tacoma
Lynda Zeman Classes
Dancin' at the Barn Variety Dance
Classes at Studio B Dance with Jeannette Baker
Elton John Night
Star Studded Soiree with Studio B Dance
Dance Calendar September 19 to October 2, 2014


Dear Dancin' Friends,


Come on out to the Rockin' Horse in Renton this Saturday as I teach the Cowboy Cha Cha (see my Song of the Week) for a pre-dance lesson at 7 PM, no partner or experience needed. I'll teach the basic pattern first then add some variations. There's no particular theme this time, so I'll play a wide variety of music from all eras including Swing, Ballroom, Country, Rock/Pop, Disco, Latin and more. Full details are below plus information on classes from CHARLA JENNINGS in Seattle (classes start tonight), LYNDA ZEMAN in Lynnwood, and JEANNETTE BAKER in Renton. You can also plan ahead through October 2 with the new DANCE CALENDAR.

Greatness! Last Thursday I included a true story about Wet Celery & A Horny Viking. I'm glad so many of you got a laugh out of it ... if you missed it, you can still read it at the bottom of this page. This week I'd like to tell you about my Viking heritage. I did some research and discovered a lot of greatness in my ancestry. My father's mother, ASTRID LOUISE BOLIN (née Hakansson), was the youngest in a family that owned most of Gotland, Sweden's largest island. She once told me that one of her predecessors was the physician to the King of Sweden and lived with his family in the palace. That's pretty great!

There's also greatness on my mother's side. My mother, DOROTHY JANE BOLIN (née Porter), descended from one of the first female medical doctors on the Great Plains back in the 1800s ... long before women could even vote. Who knows, she may have been the doctor for Little Joe on the Prairie! That's great too!

Using a book entitled The Bolin Family Genealogy that I purchased from Computer Genealogies, Inc. about thirty years ago, I was able to trace my family history back even further ... and find even more greatness! Here's my paternal lineage going back to the 1600s:

Ronald Viking Bolin, born 1954
Bjorn Viking Hilarion Bolin, born 1918
Sten Hilarion Bolin, born 1891
Hjalmar Ivar Adolf Vilhelm Bolin, born 1858
Nils Fredrik Vilhelm Bolin, born 1820
Per Adolf Bolin, born 1790
Jacob Bolin, born 1754
Jacob Bolin, born 1697
Petrus Bolin (birth date unknown)


PETRUS BOLIN was my great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather! That's really great, right? You betcha! If I could research even further back, somehow I know I'd find even more greatness! :)


Ron's Song of the Week:
South of Santa Fe by Brooks & Dunn from the 1998 album If You See Her.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD6z49zGVPE

This is my personal favorite song for dancing Cowboy Cha Cha, with Neon Moon (also by Brooks & Dunn) being a close second. There are other YouTube videos of this song, but I chose the original Brooks & Dunn music video for its Twilight-Zone-esque ending. It particularly reminds me of the 1964 episode An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, which for legal reasons has never been shown in syndication, although you can watch it online at www.hulu.com/watch/440885. I have to admit I'm a Twilight Zone nut. I have the entire original 1959 - 1964 TV series on DVD in glorious black and white, which suits the series perfectly. I've watched nearly all 156 episodes ... that explains a lot, right? :)

See you Saturday! -- Ron Bolin



DANCE CLASSES WITH CHARLA JENNINGS
TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 16 - OCTOBER 28, 8 - 9 PM. Ballroom & Latin Dance. Students pick what dances we'll do. Nice friendly environment, easy parking! Please pre-register at 206 684-7533, Course #120682. $69 per person. Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, 98125.

WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 22, 5:30 - 6:15 PM. Ballroom Dancing. New this fall! Couples & singles. Please pre-register at 206-386-4235 Course #121196. $60 per person. Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Avenue West, Seattle.

THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 18 - OCTOBER 23, 7 to 8 PM. Let's Dance! This is a great class for people who have had some dance. Beautiful studio, wonderful students in this class. Please pre-register at 206-386-4283, Course #121100. $61 per person. No partner necessary. Easy parking. Northgate Community Center, 10510 - 5th Avenue NE, Seattle, 98125.

Charla also teaches private ballroom lessons in North Seattle, all ages, social dancing, weddings, and competitions. Ballet lessons are also offered. For more info contact Charla at charlasdance@gmail.com. I look forward to seeing you at the classes!



TUESDAYS IN TACOMA
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16. Come out for this new weekly variety dance! Tacoma Dance Studio welcomes Hall of Fame DJ TERRY WEST your host for a fun new weekly social Dance Party! Terry gets the party started with an excellent dance lesson followed by a superb variety mix of inspiring music for dancing. All for only $10!

7:00 PM Beginner West Coast Swing lesson
7:30 PM Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson
8:00 - 10:00 PM Variety dance: Ballroom, Latin, Swing & Country


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



LYNDA ZEMAN CLASSES
There's always something happening at The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave W, Lynnwood. Singles and Couples of all ages are always welcome. It has an awesome sound system and a 2,600 sq ft sprung hardwood dance floor.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 20. CLASSES WITH LYNDA ZEMAN
1 - 2 PM Samba (beginners only): Drop-in $10
2 - 3 PM Hustle, Series I (beginner): 4th week of 4-class series. Drop-in for $10
3 - 4 PM Foxtrot, Series II (beyond beginner): 4th week of 4-class series. Drop-in for $10


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



DANCIN' AT THE BARN VARIETY DANCE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20. Arrive at 7 PM to learn the popular partner pattern dance Cowboy Cha Cha with RON BOLIN. Then dance from 8 to 11 PM to a wide variety of 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:
Sept 20 - Variety Dance: Cowboy Cha Cha
Oct 4 - Motown Mania: West Coast Swing
Oct 18 - Variety Dance: Hustle
Nov 1 - Southern Rock Night: East Coast Swing
Nov 15 - Variety Dance: American Tango



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

Mondays (9/22 - 10/27)
6:00pm: Nightclub 2-Step (Level 1)
7:00pm: Western Waltz (Level 1)


Tuesdays (9/23 - 10/28)
5:00pm: Foxtrot (Level 1)
6:00pm: West Coast Swing (Level 2)
7:00pm: East Coast Swing (Level 1)
8:00pm: Role Reversal Class **NEW OFFERING**


Wednesdays (9/24 - 10/22) - No class 10/29, 5 week series, $55
5:00pm: Rumba (Level 1)
6:00pm: Bachata Performance Group Lesson
7:00pm: Country 2-Step (Level 2)
8:00pm: Sweetheart Schottische & Cowboy Cha-cha Variations


Thursdays (9/25 - 10/30))
5:00pm: Line Dancing
6:00pm: Hustle (Level 1)
7:00pm: Hustle (Level 2)
8:00pm: Nightclub 2-Step (Level 2)


Sundays (9/28 - 11/2)
12:00pm: Bachata
1:00pm: Country Swing (Level 1)
2:00pm: Country 2-Step (Level 1)
3:00pm: Jitterbug Swing (Level 2)
4:00pm: Hustle (Level 2)
5:00pm: Cha-cha (Level 2)
6:00pm: Waltz (Level 1)
7:00pm: American Tango (Level 2)
8:00pm: West Coast Swing (Level 2)




ELTON JOHN NIGHT
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. I tried to get ELTON JOHN to play at the Hayloft tonight, but unfortunately he's already booked at the Key Arena ... so I'll just have to DJ and play his hits myself! It'll cost you a lot less ... plus you'll be able to dance! 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 Nightclub Two-Step 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.



STAR STUDDED SOIREE WITH STUDIO B DANCE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4.
Join Studio B Dance for a Star Studded Soiree dance & concert event! The evening will feature a 90-minute concert by THE COATS VOCAL BAND (www.thecoats.net) followed by almost 2 ½ hours of open dancing with DJ JEANNETTE BAKER. Doors will open at 6:00 PM, concert will begin promptly at 6:30 PM, open dance time will run from 8:15 to 10:30 PM. The DJ will play music for all styles – Swing, Latin, Ballroom, Nightclub, Country & Line Dancing – and also accept requests! Light snacks will be served and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 at the door. Casual attire. The event will be held at Hazen High School – 1101 Hoquiam Avenue NE, Renton, WA 98059. If you have any questions, contact Jeannette Baker at 206-774-7860 or info@studio-b-dance.com.



DANCE CALENDAR

September 19 to October 2, 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. If you ever fail to receive the weekly dance email you can find it posted at www.SeattleDanceInfo.com.

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, September 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 9:30 PM. The music includes a large variety of Ballroom, Latin and Swing. There is no charge for this event. American Ballroom Dance Institute, 18002 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell. For more information call Andrea Bradshaw at 206-769-2848 or email info@abdanceinstitute.com or visit www.abdanceinstitute.com.

Friday, September 19
MALTBY COMMUNITY DANCE. Join DOUG AND PENNY CAREY for a lesson and dance party on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. Tonight doors open at 7:30 PM with an introductory Nightclub Tw0-Step lesson followed by 2+ hours of dancing. We have lots of fun music in all genres and promise to have something to please everyone. No dance partner is necessary. A $5 donation requested for the dance and an additional $2 if taking the lesson. Maltby Community Club 8711 - 206th St SE, Snohomish (six blocks directly north of the Maltby Cafe.) Visit www.facebook.com/MaltbyCommunityDance for more information or email us at maltby.dance@gmail.com.

Friday, September 19 and Friday, September 26
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE.
Arrive at 8 PM for a Waltz lesson on September 19 and a Swing lesson on September 26. 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, September 19 and Friday, September 26
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY AND SWING DANCE. Arrive at 7 PM for a lesson in Ballroom Waltz on September 19 (Class Party & Potluck); and a TBA lesson on September 26 (guest DJ ROB FLETCHER). 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, September 19 and Friday, September 26
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, September 19 and Friday, September 26
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, September 19 and Friday, September 26
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, September 19 and Friday, September 26
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, September 19 and Friday, September 26
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, September 19 and Friday, September 26
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, September 26
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.

Friday, September 26
HAYLOFT COUNTRY DANCE.
Finally a Country dance in the north end, held on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. Music and instruction is by DJ ROBB BRYAN. At 7:30 PM he'll teach beginning/intermediate Country Two-Step and then more intermediate moves or another dance style from 8 to 9 PM. Dance from 9 to 11:30 PM to music played on an awesome sound system. The lesson is $10 and includes free dance admission. If coming for just the dance, admission is the same, $10. Singles, couples and all ages welcome. Soft drinks & water available for purchase. The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave W, Lynnwood. For more info visit www.HayloftDance.com, email Aileen at HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, September 20

DANCIN' AT THE BARN VARIETY DANCE. Arrive at 7 PM to learn the popular partner pattern dance Cowboy Cha Cha with RON BOLIN. Then dance from 8 to 11 PM to a wide variety of 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.

Saturday, September 20
THIRD SATURDAY SALSA SOCIAL. Get your groove on Latin style at My World Dance. Arrive at 3:30 PM for a pre-dance lesson, then dance from 4 to 6:30 PM doing Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Rumba, Cumbia, Cha Cha, Casino Rueda, and more. Instructors/DJs PAMELA JOHNSON and PETER BLAUSTEIN will spin the rhythms for you to dance. 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, September 20
NORTHWEST DANCE.
Arrive at 7:30 PM for a pre-dance Rotary Waltz Tune-up workshop with JULIE CAUTHORN and DEAN PATON. Then dance from 8:30 PM to Midnight to the live music of CHASSEZ playing Waltz, Swing and so much more. The dance is alcohol-free. Dancers should wear shoes that do not leave marks on the dance floor. Admission of $15 covers both the workshop and dance. Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle. For more info call 206-781-1238, email info@nwdance.net or visit www.nwdance.net.

Saturday, September 20 and Saturday, September 27
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, September 20 and Saturday, September 27
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, September 27
ELTON JOHN NIGHT.
I tried to get ELTON JOHN to play at the Hayloft tonight, but unfortunately he's already booked at the Key Arena ... so I'll just have to DJ and play his hits myself! It'll cost you a lot less ... plus you'll be able to dance! 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 Nightclub Two-Step 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, September 27
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, September 27
USA DANCE TACOMA #1023
BACK TO SCHOOL DANCE. Tonight dance to music from the 50's and 60's! 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 TBA. Dance from 8 to 10:30 PM to music by DJ TERRY WEST. See website for a schedule of lessons and music. 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.

Saturday, September 27
SPECIAL EVENT! DANCELAND USA FALL BALL.
SHARON ARDELLE and CELIA BORMAN will teach a lesson at 7 PM. Then dance to American and International rhythms until 10 PM. Light refreshments included. $10 admission. Danceland USA, 327 NE 91st St, Seattle. For more information call Sharon at 206-227-9912.


SUNDAYS

Sunday, September 21 and Sunday, September 28
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, September 21 and Sunday, September 28
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, September 21
WALTZ ETCETERA TEA DANCE IN BALLARD.
A sweet Sunday afternoon dance (1st & 3rd Sundays only), about half Waltzes (all speeds) and half other dances: Swing, Blues, Foxtrot, Tango, Salsa, Cha Cha, etcetera. Friendly, casual, welcoming. At Salmon Bay Eagles, 5216 20th Ave NW, Seattle. Drop-in lesson at 1 PM, dance begins at 2 PM. $15 for the lesson, $6 for the dance, $20 for both. NOTE: we also have dances EVERY Monday evening in Lake City. For more info, go to www.waltzetc.com, or contact Zachariah: waltz23@gmail.com.

Sunday, September 21
SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB.
Afternoon workshops will be taught by JIM MINTY: Nightclub Two-Step at 4 PM; West Coast Swing Whips at 5 PM. There is a beginner West Coast Swing lesson upstairs for new folks from 6 to 6:30 PM. Dance from 6 to 10 PM with DJS HAREESH KAPOOR & KOICHI TSUNODA. Tonight's competitions: Intermediate/Advanced WCS Jack & Jill. The music format is 80% West Coast Swing and 20% other types of dance. Admission for both workshops is $25 for guests ($19 for SSDC members), and includes the dance. Dance only admission is $11 for guests ($7 for members) and includes the beginner class. Held on first and third Sundays at the Alki Masonic Lodge (West Seattle), 4736 40th Ave SW, Seattle. Contact SSDC at ssdcmail@gmail.com or visit www.SeattleWCSwing.org.


MONDAYS

Monday, September 22 and Monday, September 29
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, September 22 and Monday, September 29
MONDAY MILONGA. New lesson format! Lessons with PATRICIO and EVA: basics at 7 PM; intermediate at 8 PM. See www.tango-experts.com to register (drop-ins are allowed on a space available/class balance basis). Dance from 9 PM to 12:30 AM every Monday to great Argentine Tango music. DJ ANTON SUKHANOV plays on September 22 and by DJ JEANNE CASTLE plays on September 29. Plenty of space with candlelight ambiance and a view of Lake Union. Admission is $8 for the Milonga or free if taking the 8 PM lesson ($5 if taking the 7 PM lesson only). Ages 21 and over. China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave North, Seattle. For more info call 206-323-7957, email Arturo at azelig@msn.com, Patricia at ptrowbridge@gmail.com or visit www.allseattletango.com.


TUESDAYS (Click here for September 16)

Tuesday, September 23 and Tuesday, September 30
KENT BALLROOM DANCE.
Dance to live music every Tuesday evening in downtown Kent. Tonight RANDY LITCH (vocals & guitar) plays a variety of music for dancing including Ballroom, Swing, and Latin from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. The 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor is well cared for. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. There's ample free parking and the cover charge is only $4 (with donations accepted for snacks during a brief break at 8:30 PM). All ages are welcome, not just 50+. For more info visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164.

Tuesday, September 23 and Tuesday, September 30
TUESDAYS IN TACOMA. Tacoma Dance Studio welcomes Hall of Fame DJ TERRY WEST your host for a fun new weekly social Dance Party! Terry gets the party started with an excellent West Coast Swing lesson followed by a superb mix of inspiring music for Ballroom, Latin, Swing & Country dancing. Arrive at 7 PM for the lesson and dance from 8 to 10 all for only $10! Location: Tacoma Dance Studio, 5412 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma. Street parking, also parking in the lighted Heritage Bank lot with a back entrance into the studio. For more information contact Bill Barber at info@tacomadancestudio.com or 253-224-8244. Visit www.tacomadancestudio.com.

Tuesday, September 23 and Tuesday, September 30
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, September 23 and Tuesday, September 30
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.


WEDNESDAYS (Click here for September 17)

Wednesday, September 24
MANHATTAN BALLROOM DANCE CLUB. Dance to live music by CASANOVA on a 3,200 square foot floor from 7:30 to 10 PM. A potluck dinner is at 6:30 PM tonight (no pre-dance lesson). The cover charge is $10 for the public and $6 for members. The membership fee is $20. The dances are held at the American Veterans Club (upper level), 5717 South Tyler, Tacoma. For more information visit our website at www.ManhattanClub.org.

Wednesday, September 24 and Wednesday, October 1
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, September 24 and Wednesday, October 1
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, September 24 and Wednesday, October 1
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 1
MANHATTAN BALLROOM DANCE CLUB. Dance to music by DJ DAVE GREEN on a 3,200 square foot floor from 7:30 to 10 PM. A pre-dance Foxtrot lesson is at 6:30 PM 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.


THURSDAYS (Click here for September 18)

Thursday, September 25 and Thursday, October 2
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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Tuesday, September 16
NEW! TUESDAYS IN TACOMA. Tacoma Dance Studio welcomes Hall of Fame DJ TERRY WEST your host for a fun new weekly social Dance Party! Terry gets the party started with an excellent West Coast Swing lesson followed by a superb mix of inspiring music for Ballroom, Latin, Swing & Country dancing. Arrive at 7 PM for the lesson and dance from 8 to 10 all for only $10! Location: Tacoma Dance Studio, 5412 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma. Street parking, also parking in the lighted Heritage Bank Lot with a back entrance into the Studio. For more information contact Bill Barber at info@tacomadancestudio.com or 253-224-8244. Visit www.tacomadancestudio.com.

Tuesday, September 16
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, September 16
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, September 16

KENT ROCK & ROLL & BALLROOM DANCE.
Dance to live music every Tuesday evening in downtown Kent. Tonight the ANDY BURNETT plays Rock & Roll and 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.








Wednesday, September 10 and Wednesday, September 17
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 (Cha Cha on both September 10 and 17). 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, September 10 and Wednesday, September 17
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, September 10 and Wednesday, September 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 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.










Thursday, September 11 and Thursday, September 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.


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Wet Celery & A Horny Viking

My middle name is VIKING. Like my distant cousin CRAZY ERIC (an inside joke for those who grew up in Kitsap County) I'm of Scandinavian descent. But did you know that, unlike Crazy Eric, most Vikings wore helmets that did NOT have horns? My friend JAY PALMER, www.JayPalmerBooks.com, an expert on Norse mythology and author of THE VIKINGS TRILOGY, told me that. However I'm pretty sure that I descended from the horny Vikings. This reminds me of something that happened in 1979 ...

... I was working at the Capitol Hill Royal Fork as a manager trainee. The restaurant was on the ground floor of the red-brick Group Health Hospital building, immediately north of the main hospital. On contract with the hospital, we were the only of about 40 restaurants in the chain that served breakfast, so it kept us extra busy.

One morning the cooks told me that we didn't have the celery that we needed to make beef stew that was going to be served at lunch and dinner. The daily produce order had already arrived, but I had not ordered any celery ... that was my first mistake. Fortunately there was a Safeway store right across the street from us, so there was a quick solution. I took some money out of petty cash and went across the street.

I went directly to the produce department without getting a shopping cart ... that was my second mistake. We needed to make enough beef stew to serve about 300 people that day. That called for about ten stalks of celery. As I looked at the celery I thought, "Well, maybe I should go get a cart." But I had a busy schedule that was already added to by my trip to buy celery, so I didn't take the time to go back to the front of the store for a cart.

The stalks of celery were in plastic bags with the leafy ends sticking out. I picked out about ten ... almost all the store had. Even though the bags were wet, I just loaded them in my arms, holding them against my shirt. A white short-sleeve shirt and tie were required for all management by the owner of Royal Fork Restaurants, JERRY CAVEN. He was a Mormon and insisted that all his managers dress like Mormon missionaries from the 1950's ... or from the 2010's for that matter. It was a lot to hold in my arms, but what the hey! I carried them up to the check stands ... only to find that I had to wait in line.

As I stood in line, I began having difficulty keeping the wet bags of celery from slipping out of my arms. Both arms were completely full and my shirt and tie were getting soaked. I should have gotten a shopping cart ... but if I did that now, I'd lose my place in line, and I was concerned about time. Every few seconds a wet bag would start to slip out of my arms and, not having a free hand, I had to awkwardly lean forward to try to push it back into place to keep it from falling. I must have been quite a sight!

As I neared the front of the line, the man in line behind me noticed my situation. He must have wondered why on earth someone would be buying so much celery ... from his comment, he apparently thought I was going to eat it all myself! He spoke in a strong British accent saying, "Did you watch 60 Minutes last night?" This seemed like a weird question to ask a stranger. So I replied, "No ... why do you ask?" He answered, "They 'ad a story saying that celery makes you 'orny!" ...

... I was too shy to explain.


I hope you enjoyed this true story. If you read this far, please let me know by emailing me at Ron@SeattleDanceInfo.com.

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If you know someone who might like to receive this email, please forward it to them. If you received this as a forward, or are reading it online, just email me at Ron@SeattleDanceInfo.com and I'd be happy to add you to the dance email list. I take guardianship of your email addresses seriously. I don't give or sell them to anyone. If at any time you'd like to be removed from the list, just ask.

Sincerely,

Ron Bolin
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425-917-1188