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Updated Friday, February 27, 2015
Renton: Dance Classes at Studio B Dance
Lynnwood: Modern Music Night
Bellevue: Presidents Ball at the Briora Ballroom
Seattle: Classes with NWDance.net

Seattle: Dance For Joy Classes
Tacoma: West Coast Swing in Tacoma
Normandy Park: Line Dance Lessons + Western Barn Dance at "The Cove"
Renton: Shoe Sale Day
Renton: Saturday Night at the Movies

Seattle: Seattle's Easter Swing
Moonlight Dance Cruises & Camps
Dance Shoes for Sale
Pacific Coast Cruise
Dance Calendar through March 5, 2015



Dear Dancin' Friends,

Join me this Saturday at the Hayloft in Lynnwood for MODERN MUSIC NIGHT! I like to play a mix of music covering several decades, but for this one night only I'll exclusively play music from the years 2000 through 2015. My 7 PM pre-dance lesson will be Hustle followed by three hours of music for all types of Swing, Ballroom, Freestyle, Hustle, Latin and Country. More details are below. Oh ... I haven't abandoned the oldies! My dance on March 28 at the Hayloft will be BACK TO THE SIXTIES!

There's still time to join me for the May 13 - 17, 2015, PACIFIC COAST CRUISE on Holland America Lines' MS Statendam. About 15 people (singles and couples) have already signed up since I mentioned this last week, but I have lots more information now, so scroll down to PACIFIC COAST CRUISE below and read the Q&A. At just $389 + $112 taxes and port fees = $501 total, which includes air fare from Seattle to San Diego and motorcoach from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, this will sell out, so don't delay.


Ron's Song of the Week:

Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. Released as a single on November 10, 2014, it's currently #1 on the Billboard Hot 100:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPf0YbXqDm0

Some people call it "the new sound" ... but it sounds like old school to me! It's a great dance groove reminiscent of Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Prince. I'll be sure to play it Saturday at MODERN MUSIC NIGHT.


See you Saturday at the Hayloft! --- Ron Bolin



DANCE CLASSES AT STUDIO B DANCE
Learn to dance and have fun at Studio B Dance with JEANNETTER BAKER! Classes are held at Studio B, 13927 SE May Valley Road, Renton 98059. Register by calling 206-774-7860, emailing info@studio-b-dance.com or visiting www.studio-b-dance.com. Classes are $65 / dancer for a 6-week series and $55.00 / dancer for a 5-week series. Check, cash & credit cards accepted. Dancers taking multiple classes will receive discounted pricing … contact Jeannette for details.

Some classes have already started but you can join the second week. Also, some classes are full so contact Jeannette before going.

Thursdays (February 25 – April 2):
5:00pm – American Tango (Level 1)
6:00pm – Rumba
(Level 2)
7:00pm – Hustle
(Level 2)
8:00pm – Country Pattern Dances
VARIATIONS

Sundays (February 22 – March 22):
2:00pm – Country 2-Step (Level 1)
3:00pm – West Coast Swing (Level 1)
4:00pm – Hustle
(Level 2)
5:00pm – West Coast Swing
(Level 2)
6:00pm – Waltz
(Level 2)
7:00pm – Nightclub 2-Step
(Level 2)
8:00pm – Cha-cha
(Level 2)

Mondays (February 23 – March 30):
6:00pm – Rumba (Level 1)
7:00pm – Foxtrot (Level 1)
8:00pm – Country 2-Step (Level 1)

Tuesdays (February 24 – March 31):
5:00pm – Bachata (Level 1)
6:00pm – Jitterbug (Level 1) ** SCHEDULE UPDATE**
7:00pm – West Coast Swing
(Level 2)
8:00pm – East Coast Swing
(Level 2)

Wednesdays (February 24 – April 1):
5:00pm – Line Dancing
6:00pm – Smooth Triple 2-Step (Level 1)
7:00pm – Foxtrot
(Level 2) ** SCHEDULE UPDATE**
8:00pm – Country 2-Step
(Level 2)



MODERN MUSIC NIGHT
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28. No oldies tonight! Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, for a special evening at the Hayloft in Lynnwood! I love the oldies, but for this one night I'm leaving them out so I can focus on more contemporary music. There will still be a wide variety of styles of dancing including all types of Swing, Hustle, Freestyle, Ballroom, Latin and Country.

7 - 8 PM: Beginner and Beyond Hustle lesson, no partner or experience needed
8 - 11 PM: Dance to popular music from the year 2000 through today's hits


Lesson and dance is $15. Dance with no lesson is $12. Fun for singles and couples, all ages are welcome. I'll do mixers and give out door prizes. 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.



PRESIDENTS BALL AT THE BRIORA BALLROOM
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28. We salute you! Join us for a fun and energetic evening filled with socializing, light refreshments, and social dancing! It's from 7:30 - 10:30 PM. Cost is $18 per person or FREE for members and for those with punchcards. Special offer: 5 dance punch card for $50. Briora Ballroom is Redmond’s most exciting new dance venue - a stunning, air-conditioned 6500+ square foot facility, featuring two dance floors, a comfortable lounge area, and a retail shop. Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. Free parking in the lot. For more info, please contact info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.



CLASSES WITH NWDANCE.NET
SUNDAYS, MARCH 1 - 29 with GUY CARIDI and NANCY FRY
4 PM Waltz 1: Beginning
5 PM Swing 2: Swing Combos
6 PM Introduction to Lindy


WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 4 - 25
with SEAN DONOVAN and NANCY FRY
6:30 - Swing 1: Beginning
7:30 - 9:30 PM - Wednesday Workshops. $25 each with a different topic each week:
3/4: Waltz Intermediate
3/11: Swing 2 In The Flow
3/18: Blues Connection I
3/25: Blues Connection II


Classes are 55 minutes each and go for 5 weeks. Cost is $55. Location: Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle. All NWDance.net classes emphasize having fun and connecting with your partner. No prerequisites for the beginning Waltz and Swing classes. You don’t need to bring a partner, singles and couples are welcome. For more information please check the website. www.NWDANCE.net email info@nwdance.net, or call 206-781-1238.



DANCE FOR JOY CLASSES
Location:
Russian Center, 704 19th Avenue East, Seattle. Registration/Information: www.danceforjoy.biz, 206-264-5646, or lilli@att.net.

BEGINNER'S CLASSES: Two 2-hour classes, $45 ($25 for new students)
MONDAYS, MARCH 2 and MARCH 9.
7-9pm — Swing 1: Intro to East Coast Swing. This "bridge class" fulfills your Level 1 prerequisite. You can transition to Swing 2: Lilli Ann's Favorite Moves

WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 4 and MARCH 11.
7-9pm — Waltz 1: Intro to Beginning Slow Waltz. You'll be waltzing before you know it! This "bridge class" fulfills your Level 1 prerequisite. You can transition to Waltz 2: Turning Waltz — the Classics

INTERMEDIATE CLASSES: Five 1-hour 15-minute classes, $68 ($34 for new students)
MONDAYS, MARCH 16 – APRIL 13
6:45-8:00pm — Swing 2: Lilli Ann's Favorite Moves
8:00-9:15pm — Blues 1: Westie Blues. A delicious combo of West Coast Swing and Blues — no previous WCS required.

WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 18 - APRIL 15
6:45-8:00pm — Waltz 2: The Best of Richard Power's and More, 2015 Edition. Review figures taught by Richard Powers this year and add variations. Great even if you missed Richard's workshop!
8:00-9:15pm — Waltz 2: Turning Waltz — the Classics. Right turns and beautiful variations. Great prep for Leaping Waltz next session! Prerequisite: At least one Waltz 1 class.



WEST COAST SWING IN TACOMA
THURSDAYS, MARCH 5 - 26.
Learn West Coast Swing with TERRY WEST at the Tacoma Dance Studio, 5412 South Tacoma Way. Terry makes it fun and easy!

7 PM - Basics for beginners and more experienced dancers who wish to improve their swing dancing.
8 PM - Intermediate/Advanced ... Learn cool new moves with proper technique and styling!

Registration is only $40 for a 4-week series, or drop in for $15 per lesson. Prerequisite for the intermediate-level class is proficiency in the basic patterns of West Coast Swing. Register at the door. Tacoma Dance Studio, 5412 S Tacoma Way, 253-224-8244.



LINE DANCE LESSONS + WESTERN BARN DANCE AT "THE COVE"
FRIDAY, MARCH 6 and FRIDAY, MARCH 13. LINE DANCE LESSONS. In anticipation of the below Western Barn Dance DALE & SUZY LINDEKE will teach line dancing! All skill levels are welcome...they specialize in students with two left feet! Lessons are designed to learn line dancing step-by-step. Lessons are on Fridays, March 6 and March 13 from 7:30 - 8:30 PM, but come early for wine and social time from 7:00 -7:30 PM. Cost for each lesson is $10 per dancer.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21. WESTERN BARN DANCE. HOWDY PARNTER! Y a’ll are invited to the Normandy Park Community Club’s second annual country-western dance! Dance to live country/pop music and chow down on pulled pork sandwiches & cole-slaw in your cowboy/girl boots. You may BYOB. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC so round up the posse and gallop on down for a rollicking good time!

7:00 PM: Pulled pork, coleslaw, cornbread & beer served
8:00 PM LIVE MUSIC starts with the RAUCOUS BAND (www.raucousband.com)
. Tickets: $25 in advance by calling 206-242-3778, or $30 at the door.

Location for lessons and dance: Normandy Park Community Club “The Cove” 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA 98166.
More information: Email NormandyParkCC@yahoo.com, call 206-242-3778 or visit www.npcove.org.



SHOE SALE DAY
SATURDAY, MARCH 7. The ROCKIN' HORSE DANCE BARN features a PETTICOAT JUNCTION CLEARANCE SALE -- in the SOUTH END! On Saturday March 7 stop in from 9 AM till 5 PM to visit Petticoat Junction at the Rockin' Horse Dance Barn! (11820 150th Ave SE Renton, WA 98059 425-255-9211). Come on by and check out the great deals being offered at this convenient south end location. There is also a multi-family indoor (warm and dry) yard sale taking place at the same time! Petticoat Junction will be bringing a selection of dance shoes and more, priced to sell! As long as supplies last, Petticoat Junction will also be set up for a short time during the evening lesson and dance with RON BOLIN (see immediately below) starting at 7 PM. Call 425-743-9513 or visit www.petticoatjct.com for more information.



SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
SATURDAY, MARCH 7. Join me for this special theme dance at the Rockin Horse Dance Barn in Renton. I'll cover all the types of dances that I usually do (Swing, Ballroom, Latin, Freestyle, Country ...) but the songs will be from the movies, plus some from TV and musicals. It definitely won't be your "same old, same old" music. Music will include:

Standard Ballroom and Big Band Swing hits from movies of the 1930's and 1940's
Rock & Roll from movies of the 1950's and 1960's
Disco/Dance music from movies of the 1970's and 1980's
Party Tunes and Love Themes from movies of the 1990's, 2000's and 2010's


Arrive at 7 PM for a West Coast Swing lesson, no partner or experience needed. Then dance from 8 to 11 PM to music played by yours truly, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. Have fun dancing on the big 4,000 square foot hardwood floor. Be sure to fill in a yellow door prize slip as you enter to be eligible for the hourly prize drawings. You're sure to meet lots of new people in the hourly mixers. Snacks and beverages are available in vending machines. It's a great place for alcohol-free fun for all ages 18 and over. Admission is $15 for the lesson and dance, or $12 dance only. 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.




SEATTLE'S EASTER SWING
APRIL 2 - 5. The SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB is the proud sponsor of Seattle's Easter Swing. For many people Easter Swing is the favorite dance event of the year. Come and see what all the fuss is about. You will catch the dancing bug and be happier for the experience! Each year on Easter weekend, hundreds of West Coast Swing dancers gather from around the world to enjoy workshops, dancing, and competitions. It is a great weekend with huge ballrooms, performances, private lessons with top pros, competitions with thousands of dollars in prizes, late night dancing and much more!

When: Seattle Easter Swing April 2-5
Where: Bellevue Hyatt hotel
Cost: $110 including most of the 3 day weekend events Friday-Sunday
Master of Ceremonies: Robert Royston


Also this year is a FREE 4-hour boot camp on Saturday April 4.
3 - 5 PM: 1st class
5 - 6 PM: Dinner break
6 - 8 PM: 2nd class
8 PM: Start of practice dance.

Free spectator pass to main ballroom also included ($15 value) after the class. Watch the people having fun and top world pros dance!

Stay tuned for more information. Until then, check out our website www.SeattleWCSWing.org.



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 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 SHOES FOR SALE
DANCE 2 CONNECT has the largest inventory and widest variety of styles of dance shoes to choose from in the south end -- also the best prices!

To view the selection visit www.dance2connect.com. The website has an inventory of styles at 50% off. Custom fitting by appointment only. Contact APRIL MORROW at april@dance2connect.com or 253-350-7553 for your personal fitting.

Also be sure to check the calendar at www.dance2connect.com/calendar for April's dance lesson ($8) followed with a fun social dance ($2) at the Auburn Eagles at 6:30 PM every Tuesday.



PACIFIC COAST CRUISE
MAY 13 - 17, 2015.
Join me, Ron Bolin, for a PACIFIC COAST CRUISE on Holland America Lines' MS Statendam. Bill Barber of Tacoma Dance Studio learned about this fantastic deal just last week and signed up right away. He then informed me and I decided to join and to invite others. Bill and I are both doing this just for fun and are looking forward to relaxing and enjoying our vacations, plus we will enjoy sharing the fun with friends both new and old. The whole thing's impromptu and we didn't have many details last week, but we do know more now. Bill and I have both been getting lots of questions, many of which are answered in this Q&A:

Q.
What's the price and what does it include?
A. $389 + $112 taxes and port fees = $501 total.
That includes air fare from Seattle to San Diego, transfers from the airport to the ship, a 4-night / 5-day cruise to Vancouver, BC, a 9-hour visit to Port Angeles on Saturday, gourmet meals, fabulous entertainment, and motorcoach transportation back to Seattle. The price is based on double occupancy in an inside stateroom. Ocean view cabins are still available for $35 extra per person. The Neptune suites are already sold out.

Q.
I'm single. Can you help me find a cabin mate?
A. Yes!
I currently have both a single man and a single woman looking for cabin mates, and a few more showing interest. Email me ASAP at Ron@SeattleDanceInfo.com with your contact info and I'll get you in touch with each other so you can decide if you want to share a stateroom. If you want to ensure your spot, book a private cabin now (about $120 more) and you can add a cabin mate later if you find one.

Q.
Will there be a pre-cruise get-together?
A. Yes!
We will have a pre-cruise Swing lesson and variety dance from 7 to 11 PM on Saturday, May 9, at the Tacoma Dance Studio. It's open to everyone as our regular monthly dance, but will be free that night for those going on the cruise. This will be a great way to get to know each other a few days before we sail.

Q.
Will there be dance lessons onboard?
A. Bill Barber & I
(and possibly some others in the group) will be glad to informally share some dance moves onboard with our fellow cruisers in the daytime when we can get dance floor space, but there are no "official" dance workshops ... thus there is no mark-up on the price. The best places to learn dancing are to be found on land anyway, so if you really want to bone up, take a class or two before you go. If you're looking for a cruise with lots more group dance instruction, check out MOONLIGHT DANCE CRUISES above or at www.MoonlightDanceCruises.com.

Q. I'm not a good dancer. Can I go with the group?
A. Yes!
You don't have to be a dancer at all to join our little group. We will be a subset of the larger "Travel With Alan" group which is not specifically dance oriented. There will be a private cocktail party onboard for the entire larger group.

Q.
What will we do together onboard?
A. We will dine and dance together
plus we can divide into smaller groups to share any of the other onboard activities. We have first seating for dinner to allow more time for dancing. Dancing is every night to live music in the Ocean Bar (18' X 18' dance floor) and to DJ music in the Crow's Nest Lounge (19' X 13' dance floor). There are also fabulous shows in the Showroom at Sea, live music for listening in various locations, and such amenities as an Internet Center, Health Spa, Movie Theater, various Restaurants and Lounges, a Shopping Arcade, Art Gallery, Casino, Library, Beauty Salon, Basketball Court, Tennis Court, Fitness Center, Aerobics Room and 2 Swimming Pools.

Q. What's the ship like?
A. By all accounts it's beautiful!
There's art throughout the ship including a 3-story sculpture in the Atrium, and commemoration of the paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises" in the Van Gogh Theater. The MS Statendam is a mid-sized vessel carrying 1258 passengers and a crew of 580. It was built in 1992 with the most recent refurbishment in 2010. It has 10 passenger decks. If a picture's worth a thousand words, then this video tour of the ship is worth a million: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqFmpab5xuE.

Q.
Should we notify you if we sign up?
A. Yes,
please let me know when you sign up by emailing me at Ron@SeattleDanceInfo.com or calling 425-917-1188. Due to privacy concerns, the travel agents cannot give me your names, so I won't know that you're in our group unless you inform me.

Q. How do we sign up?
A. First of all make sure you have a valid passport.
For reservations (or if you just have questions) call Debbie Smith or Anna Louise of Travel Leaders in Lynnwood at 855-885-9252. Be sure to mention that you are in the "Travel With Alan" group with Ron Bolin and Bill Barber. Bill has been on several of Alan's cruises before so contact Bill at bill1barber@yahoo.com or 253-224-8244 if you'd like to know more.




DANCE CALENDAR
February 20 - March 5, 2015


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, February 20 and Friday, February 27
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY AND SWING DANCE.
Arrive at 7 PM for a lesson (East Coast Swing on February 20 and Tango on February 27 which will also be a class party and 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, February 20 and Friday, February 27
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, February 20 and Friday, February 27
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE.
Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson in (Samba on February 20 and Nightclub Two-Step on February 27), 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, February 20 and Friday, February 27
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, February 27
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 8:15 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 HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.

Friday, February 27
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. 7:10 PM: Doors Open. 7:30 - 8:30 PM: Dance Lesson (schedule at www.rolluptherug.com). 8:30 - 10:30 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: Pre-dance lesson and both dances $15; Variety Dance only (before 10:30) $10; Late Night Blues & Fusion only (after 10:30) $5. Om Culture, 2210 N Pacific St, Seattle (Wallingford). CLICK HERE for parking map.

Friday, February 27
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.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, February 28
MODERN MUSIC NIGHT. No oldies tonight! Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, for a special evening at the Hayloft in Lynnwood! I love the oldies, but for this one night I'm leaving them out so I can focus on more contemporary music. There will still be a wide variety of styles of dancing including all types of Swing, Hustle, Freestyle, Ballroom, Latin and Country. 7 - 8 PM: Beginner and Beyond Hustle lesson, no partner or experience needed. 8 - 11 PM: Dance to popular music from the year 2000 through today's hits. Lesson and dance is $15. Dance with no lesson is $12. Fun for singles and couples, all ages are welcome. I'll do mixers and give out door prizes. 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.

Saturday, February 28
SPECIAL EVENT! BRIORA BALLROOM PRESENTS “PRESIDENTS BALL” THEME DANCE PARTY. We salute you! A fun and energetic evening filled with socializing, light refreshments, and social dancing from 7:30 - 10:30 PM! Cost is $18 per person or FREE for members and for those with punchcards. Special offer: 5 dance punch card for $50. Briora Ballroom is Redmond’s most exciting new dance venue - a stunning, air-conditioned 6500+ square foot facility, featuring two dance floors, a comfortable lounge area, and a retail shop. Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. Free parking in the lot. For more info, please contact info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.

Saturday, February 28
SONG SCOUT SATURDAYS. Choice of either a Beginner or 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! 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, February 28
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 (East and West Coast), Blues, Foxtrot, Nightclub Two-Step, Polka, Tango, and Latin too. No partner needed, a welcoming crowd. 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 fourth Saturday of each month. Russian Center, 704 19th Ave East, Seattle. Easy street parking on NE Capitol Hill. For more info visit www.danceforjoy.biz or phone 206-264-5646. For venue info visit www.russiancommunitycenterseattle.org.

Saturday, February 28
USA DANCE TACOMA -- SWEETHEART BALL. Wear semi-formal attire tonight. 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 Rumba taught by KAREN IDEKER. Dance from 8 to 10:30 PM to music by DJ TERRY WEST. Enjoy fun dance mixers! Bring your friends for a wonderful evening of dance. Admission is $12 for the lesson and dance; $8 for members. Lakewood Elks, 6313 75th St W, Lakewood (west of 75th and Bridgeport). For more info call 253-307-1499 or email dancetacoma@aol.com or visit www.dancetacoma.org.


SUNDAYS

Sunday, February 22 and Sunday, March 1
ARIA BALLROOM SUNDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY. 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. Aria Ballroom, 15300 NE 95th St, Redmond, WA. 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 email info@ariaballroom.com.

Sunday, March 1
SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB.
West Coast Swing workshops will be taught at 4 and 5 PM. There is a free beginner West Coast Swing lesson upstairs for new folks from 6 to 6:30 PM. Dance from 6 to 10 PM with DJ ROBB BRYAN. The music format is 80% West Coast Swing and 20% other types of dance. Admission for both workshops is $25 for guests and includes the dance, and dance only admission is $11. 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, February 23 and Monday, March 2
NEW LISTING! 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 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, call 253-404-3939 or visit www.metroparkstacoma.org/star-seniors. For a listing of all of Randy's dances visit http://randylitch.dancetacoma.org/Schedule.htm.

Monday, February 23 and Monday, March 2
WALTZ ETCETERA. A friendly, low-key dance with a big following, going strong since 1999. EVERY MONDAY INCLUDING HOLIDAYS at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle. We play about half Waltzes of all speeds and styles, half other dances: Swing, WCS, Blues, Foxtrot, Nightclub 2-step, Latin, etc. Beginning & intermediate drop-in classes at 6:30 PM, dance 7:30 until about 10:30. $6 for the dance, $15 for the class, $20 for class + dance. We also teach musicality workshops on 1st & 3rd Sunday afternoons in Ballard. For more info, go to www.waltzetc.com, or email zachariah@waltzetc.com.

Monday, February 23 and Monday, March 2
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. February 23 features DJ ANDREW BROWN and March 2 features DJ JEANNE CASTLE. 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, February 24 and Tuesday, March 3
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, March 3
KENT BIG BAND SWING DANCE. Dance to live music every Tuesday evening in downtown Kent. On the first Tuesday the KINGS OF SWING big band plays from 7:45 to 9:30 PM. The 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor is well cared for. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. There's ample free parking and the cover charge is only $4 (with donations accepted for snacks during a brief break at 8:30 PM). All ages are welcome, not just 50+. For more info visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164.


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, February 25 and Wednesday, March 4
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, February 25 and Wednesday, March 4
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.

Wednesday, March 4
MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB. Arrive at 6: 30 PM for a pre-dance Cha Cha lesson. Dance from 7:30 to 10 PM to music by singer LOIS ANN MARLER with DJ DAVE GREEN playing between her sets. The cover charge is $10 for the public and $6 for members. The membership fee is $20. DANCERS PLEASE NOTE! From February 11 to at least April 15 the dances will be at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center (Formerly the South Park Community Center) located at 4851 South Tacoma Way in Tacoma. This change of venue will last until the AmVets complete their remodel. For more information visit our website at www.ManhattanClub.org or email info@manhattanclub.org.


THURSDAYS

Thursday, February 26 and Thursday, March 5
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.

Thursday, March 5
SALSA LaVIDA DANCE PARTY. Join us for the monthly Salsa LaVida Dance Party held on the first Thursday of every month. Enjoy performances and dancing to tons of great Salsa and Bachata music played by DJ YAMBU! 7:00 - 8 PM Salsa class Level 1. 8 - 9 PM Salsa class Level 2. 8 - 11 PM Dance Social Party. Entrance: $7 party or $15 class and party. LaVida Dance & Yoga Studio, 13620 NE 20th St (across from BMW), Bellevue. For more info call 425-643-LIFE(5433), email info@lavidastudio.com or visit www.LaVidaStudio.com.

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