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Updated Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Seattle: Argentine Tango for Absolute Beginners
Auburn: Classes with Rick Gossard @ Pacific Ballroom Dance
West Seattle: 4th of July Weekend: SSDC Newcomer Event
Seattle: Argentine Tango Bootcamp for Absolute Beginners

Everett: Classes & Dances @ First Class Ballroom
Dance Calendar Through July 7, 2016

Dear Dancin' Friends,

Here are some great opportunities to learn to dance from Auburn to Everett:

Starting tonight, June 28:
ILANA RUBIN and TONY FAN teach an 8-week ARGENTINE TANGO FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS class in Seattle (Greenwood).

Starting this week:
RICK GOSSARD teaches a variety of new 5-week classes in Auburn at PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. (Please note there are no PBD dances this Saturday or Sunday due to the holiday weekend).

This weekend, July 2 & 3:
The SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB NEWCOMER EVENT is in West Seattle, offering people who are curious about West Coast Swing six hours of instruction with CHARLES ENGLAND and TERRY WEST, two dances, a potluck dinner, and a one-year membership in SSDC.

Next weekend, July 8, 9 & 10:
The 3-day ARGENTINE TANGO BOOTCAMP FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS is part of the TangoMagic Festival in Seattle.

FIRST CLASS BALLROOM in Everett offers a variety of classes that you can take on your schedule by dropping in or by buying a 10-punch discount card good for either classes or social dances.

Scroll down for full details
on the above instructional opportunities.

Join me dancing three times this week:
~ Tonight (June 28) in Kent to live Ballroom, Swing, Latin and Soft Rock music by RANDY LITCH
~ Friday (July 1) in Kirkland with Hustle and lots of variety at the SEATTLE HUSTLE CLUB DANCE with music by DJ VICKI GABRIELLE
~ Saturday (July 2) in Seattle (Northgate) at DANCELAND SEATTLE. It's been over 20 years since I danced here ... I hope you'll join me!

Details on these and other dances are in the full DANCE CALENDAR below. Please note that due to late notices of changes due to the holiday weekend, it has a few differences from the version I sent by email last week.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July! -- Ron Bolin

STARTING TUESDAY, JUNE 28. Learn to dance the authentic Argentine Tango in a fun and easy way! No partners required. No dance 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
~ Just want to have fun and meet people!

Dates: Tuesday Nights, June 28 - August 16
Time: 7:00 - 8:15 PM
Cost: $85 per 8 weeks series
Location: Greenwood SA Center- 525 N 85th St, Seattle
More Info: Tony & Ilana, 206-781-9553,,

Instructor RICK GOSSARD. 5-week sessions, no partner necessary.

7:00 PM – Beginning Salsa/Bachata
8:00 PM – Intermediate West Coast Swing

JUNE 29 - JULY 27
7:00 PM – Beginning Samba
8:00 PM – Intermediate Rumba/Cha Cha
9:00 PM – Advanced Quickstep

7:00 PM – Intermediate Foxtrot/Waltz
8:00 PM – Advanced Bolero

Notes: Intermediate and Advanced classes require prerequisites.
Cost: $45 person/$80 couple if you register online at At door $50 person/$85 couple. Single class drop-in $12.
Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St SW, Auburn
Questions? Contact Rick Gossard at or 425-451-4815.

4th of July Weekend: SSDC NEWCOMER EVENT
SATURDAY, JULY 2 and SUNDAY, JULY 3. Learn West Coast Swing from the ground up with the Seattle Swing Dance Club! All together you'll get 6 hours of workshops taught by TERRY WEST and CHARLES ENGLAND, two dances to practice what you learned, a Potluck, plus an annual membership in SSDC (a $40 value in itself.)

Saturday, July 2: 3 hours of classes followed by a dance for students – Doors open at 4 PM classes start at 4:45 PM, Dance at 8 PM with DJ KEVIN.
Sunday, July 3: 3 hours of class with check-in at 2 PM, followed by the SSDC dance with DJ TERRY WEST from 5 to 9 PM, including a Potluck Dinner.

Cost: $95 incudes:
Location: Alki Masonic Lodge, 4736 40th Ave SW, Seattle.
Information & Registration: The full schedule of the event will be posted on

Part of the Seattle Tango Magic Festival. Immerse yourself into the most passionate experience of this summer. Dive into the beauty of authentic Argentine Tango by learning, dancing and having fun. NO PARTNER REQUIRED. NO PRIOR DANCE EXPERIENCE.

7:30 PM Class: Tango 101

12:15 PM Class: Tango Fundamentals 201
1:45 PM Class: Introduction to Tango-Vals
7:30 PM Class: Tango Figures 301

2:15 PM Class: Introduction to Tango-Milonga
3:45 PM Class: Special class with Maestros

Location: Classes at Century Ballroom, 915 E Pike St. Seattle. Grand Ball at Temple De Hirsch Sinai, 1511 E Pike 1511 E Pike St., Seattle
Cost: $150
Contact: (click on BOOTCAMP page)

7:00 PM Salsa - All Levels

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

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

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

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

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

10:30 AM Zumba Dance

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

Through July 7, 2016

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 or 425-917-1188 to have your dance included.


Friday, July 1
SEATTLE HUSTLE CLUB DANCE. Dance to Hustle, West Coast Swing, Nightclub Two-Step, plus some Country, Salsa, Ballroom, etc. Music and instruction is by VICKI GABRIELLE. Arrive at 7:30 PM for an Introductory Hustle lesson. Learn intermediate moves in the 8:15 PM lesson. Then dance from 9 to 11:30 PM. There are door prizes and mixers plus free water & snacks. Lessons $5 each, dance $10, one lesson & dance $12, both lessons & dance $15. Juanita Community Club, 13027 100th Ave NE, Juanita (near Kirkland). Directions: From I-405 take 124th St exit; stay left. Head west at the light. Go to 100th; turn right. The club is on the left just before 132nd. Contact Vicki at, 206-200-1171 or visit

Friday, July 1
BRIORA BALLROOM FRIDAY PARTIES. Arrive at 6:45 PM for your choice of either a Newcomer lesson (schedule at 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 $15 or free if you attend a pre-dance lesson or are a Briora member. Special offer: 5 dance punch card for $50. Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. For more info contact Jessica McMorrow at, call 425-641-5123, or visit

Friday, July 1
FIRST CLASS BALLROOM SOCIAL DANCE. Come and enjoy an evening of fun social dancing from 8 to 10 PM. Our air-conditioned dance studio is comfortable and bright, filled with friendly faces and highly experienced instructors. Be ready to meet new friends! Drop-in for $15 or purchase a 10-punch card for $120. First Class Ballroom, 1216 50th Street SE, Everett, WA 98203. For more information visit or call 425-320-3955.

Friday, July 1
FRIDAYS AT THE VERVE. Start at 8 PM with an introductory lesson with ALEXANDRIA HAWKINS. Visit their website or "like" them on facebook for up-to-date information. DJ TERRY WEST will play music for Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing from 9 to 11 PM. Dance on two nice-sized dance floors. Admission of $12 covers the lesson and the dance. Just blocks from I-5, with free parking right in front. Verve Ballroom 19820 40th Ave West, Suite 102, Lynnwood. For more information visit, email, or call 425-640-3070.

Friday, July 1
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

Friday, July 1
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY, SWING & A LITTLE EVERYTHING. Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson: a Line Dance on July 1. DJ DAVE SERFLING plays a variety of music from 8 to 11 PM, including Country Two-Step, West and East Coast Swing, Line Dances, Ballroom, and more. Admission is $12 for the lesson and dance for free, or $10 for the dance. Ages 18 and over. Alcohol-free atmosphere. The Rockin' Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave SE, Renton. For more info call 425-255-9211, email or visit

Friday, July 1
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


Saturday, July 2
DANCELAND SEATTLE. The independent instructors at Danceland Seattle are collaborating in bringing our students and community dancers together. We invite you to join us! 7:30 PM: Warm up Cha Cha lesson with CELIA BOARMAN. 8 - 10 PM: Open Ballroom, Latin and Swing dancing. We welcome all dancers, all levels. We also take requests. Light refreshments are provided. $10 per person. Danceland Seattle, 327 NE 91st - Northgate area, Seattle. Parking available across the street. For more info contact Celia Boarman at 425-770-1066 or

Saturday, July 2
SONG SCOUT SATURDAYS. Start with your choice of either a Basics and Beyond or an Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson at 8 PM. Dance 9 PM to Midnight+. Dance every Saturday to West Coast Swing and Nightclub Two-Step music played by DJs PAUL & MELINDA BOOTH. Music is an awesome blend of newest WCS/NC2 hits & classics. Neon lighting, free water & snickers too! Basics Class w/Dance for $10 Or an Intermediate WCS lesson for $5; drop-ins are welcome. Admission for the dance alone is $10. Kirkland Dance Center, 835 7th Ave, Kirkland. For more info contact Paul at or Melinda at or 206-953-1065 or visit

Saturday, July 2
ARIA BALLROOM DANCE PARTY. Join us on our beautiful dance floor on Seattle’s eastside for our most popular weekly dance party. An introductory class begins at 7:15 PM followed by a balanced mix of traditional and popular ballroom music from 8 to 11 PM. Admission is $10 or free for those who take the pre-party class. We’ve heard we have the best music of any ballroom around. Songs for upcoming dances are projected overhead so dancers can plan ahead. From Waltz to Cha-Cha and Foxtrot to West Coast Swing, there is something for every taste. Aria Ballroom, 15300 NE 95th St, Redmond. For more info, visit or contact Aria at, or 425-867-0777.

Saturday, July 2
The new DanceSport International studio hosts a class and party every Saturday night from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. It starts with a dance lesson at 7:30 PM followed by dancing from 8:30 to 10:30 PM. $12, or free with purchase of a class. 6344 NE 74th St, Suite #105 Seattle, WA 98115. For the schedule visit or call Robert & Monique Hrouda at 206-550-6461 for more information.

Saturday, July 2
HAYLOFT VARIETY DANCE. Correction: NO DANCE TONIGHT due to the Fourth of July weekend. For more info visit, email at or call 425-743-6180.

Saturday, July 2
PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. Correction: NO DANCE TONIGHT due to the Fourth of July weekend. For more info visit or contact Rick at 425-451-4815 or

Saturday, July 2
NORTHWEST DANCE. Correction: NO DANCE TONIGHT due to the Fourth of July weekend. Dances will resume July 16. For more info call 206-781-1238, email or visit


Sunday July 3
Tonight is the culmination of the SSDC NEWCOMER EVENT (see above) so there will be lots of beginners who are all new members. Dance from 6 to 10 PM with DJ TERRY WEST. The music format is 80% West Coast Swing and 20% other types of dance. Dance admission is $11 for guests ($7 for members). Held on first and third Sundays at the Alki Masonic Lodge (West Seattle), 4736 40th Ave SW, Seattle. Contact SSDC at or visit

Sunday July 3
PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. Correction: NO DANCE TONIGHT due to the Fourth of July weekend. For more info visit or contact Rick at 425-451-4815 or


Monday, July 4
NEW PRICING! WALTZ ETCETERA. Yes, even on the Fourth of July! A friendly, un-ballroomish dance with a big following, going strong since 1999. Every Monday at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle. Beginning and intermediate drop-in classes at 6:30 PM, dance at 7:30 PM. For info on what we're currently teaching, go to and sign up for our emails. $10 suggested donation (don't let money keep you away) for the dance, $5 for the class. We play about half Waltzes of all speeds and styles, half other dances. We also teach Stripped-down Tango on first and third Sunday afternoons in Ballard: the deliciousness of Argentine Tango without all the complications. For more info, go to, or email

Monday, July 4
Correction: NO DANCE ON JULY 4. For more info call 206-323-7957, email Arturo at, Patricia at or visit


Tuesday, June 28
and Tuesday, July 5
SALSA N' SEATTLE. Practice all your favorite Latin dances at Salsa N' Seattle. DJ VICTOR spins a variety of Salsa and Bachata from 9:00 to 11:30 PM. $7 for the evening, or FREE for Salsa N' Seattle members. Salsa N' Seattle is located at 1200 Stewart St, Seattle; 2 blocks west of the downtown REI store. For more information visit, email, or call 206-910-6318.

Tuesday, June 28 and Tuesday, July 5
KENT DANCE. Dance to live music every Tuesday on a 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor. June 28 features live music by RANDY LITCH playing Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. July 5 features live music by the 17-piece KINGS OF SWING playing Swing Ballroom and more from 7:45 to 9:30 PM. Complimentary refreshments are provided. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. Admission is only $4 (donations accepted for snacks) and parking is free. All ages are welcome, not just 50+. For more info visit or call Helena at 253-856-5164.


Wednesday, June 29 and Wednesday, July 6
Arrive at 6: 30 PM for a pre-dance Salsa lesson with DAVE GREEN and LINDA REITER. Dance from 7:30 to 10 PM to music by CASANOVA on June 29 and to music by singer LOIS ANN MARLER with DJ DAVE GREEN playing between her sets on July 6. 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 or email

Wednesday, June 29 and Wednesday, July 6
Come out for a fun night of West Coast Swing dancing. Your DJ and instructor is SCOT McKAY. Scot will teach a drop-in beginning West Coast Swing lesson from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. Dance from 8:30 to 11 PM to a mix of Blues and Contemporary music. The pre-dance lesson is $8, dance admission is also $8, or $13 for both. Held at the wonderful Harmony Ballroom, 1407 132nd Ave NE #7, Bellevue; For more info - or to make advance song requests which Scot always likes to receive - contact Scot at or 206-227-4277.

Wednesday, June 29
and Wednesday, July 6
Please join APRIL MORROW every Wednesday for a Beyond Basics West Coast Swing lesson from 7 to 8:30 PM. Learn basic footwork and master several basic 2-step patterns. Stay afterwards for a fun time of social dancing from 8:30 to 10 PM. A new 8-week series starts May 4 for $120 which includes the dance party. Drop in for the dance only for $5. Held at Dance 2 Connect at 802 Milton Way, Milton WA 98354. For more information text or call 253-350-7553, email or visit


Thursday, June 30 and Thursday, July 7
Please join APRIL MORROW every Thursday for a "Continuing on the Basics" Country Two-Step lesson from 7 to 8:30 PM. Learn basic footwork and master several basic 2-step patterns. Stay afterwards for a fun time of social dancing from 8:30 to 10 PM. A new 8-week series starts May 5 for $120 which includes the dance party. Drop in for the dance only for $5. Held at Dance 2 Connect at 802 Milton Way, Milton WA 98354. For more information text or call 253-350-7553 or email


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Ron Bolin