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Updated Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Seattle: Classes & Events with Michelle Badion
Snoqualmie: Friday Night Fever
Lynnwood: Harvest Moon Dance

Auburn: Pacific Ballroom Dance Presents "Let It Snow"

Lynnwood: Intro to Ballroom with Scott Nicholson
Tacoma: Progressive West Coast Swing Classes with Terry West
Lynnwood: Shoe Sale for all Dancers

Moonlight Dance Cruises & Camps
Dance Calendar through November 27, 2014



Dear Dancin' Friends,

I'm playing for two nearly opposite events this weekend!

The first event is for your body -- FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER. Enjoy a full dinner, games, and dancing to fun 70's party music at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club. Tables next to my DJ set-up will be reserved for singles plus I'll make it fun for couples too. You must pay online in advance to be a part of the fun, so click here for info.

My second event is for your heart -- Saturday's HARVEST MOON DANCE at the Hayloft in Lynnwood. It's a tribute to NEIL YOUNG with up to half of the music by him, including several of his Waltzes (see my Song of the Week below).

I hope you'll join me for one dance or the other ... and if you can switch gears overnight, maybe even both! Full details on these and other dance events are below. But first, you might enjoy reading about ...

Why I Like Dancing

Last Friday I took my boy to see the movie Interstellar. He's been a fan of the Transformers movies, which are mostly special effects and don't move me much. This movie was different. Of course there were still some special effects, but this bittersweet sci-fi story about the relationship between a man and his daughter is much more compelling than robots battling each other. It had me crying. Yes, I'm a man, but I can cry at movies, funerals and weddings ... even sometimes behind the scenes at weddings where I am simply the DJ. I let myself feel the full brunt of my emotions, or at least to the extent that I can in the company I am with. I had to remove my glasses two or three times to wipe the tears. I was glad it was dark in the theatre. Probably nobody knew that I was shedding tears except for my boy sitting next to me. That's fine ... I want him to know who I really am. Of course now I've gone and blurted the whole thing to all of you ... but I'm sure you won't tell, right?

I'm glad that my boy is old enough now to appreciate a movie like this. Mesmerized, he wanted to sit through to the end of the credits. We were the last ones to leave the theatre. When we got home, he said it was the best movie he's ever seen. But unlike me, he had not cried ... after all, he's almost 16 now. I recall that I didn't cry even once between the ages of 14 and 19. Finally, something that I wouldn't have thought would affect me that much (hearing about the death of Chet Huntley, whom I'd grown up watching on the TV news) somehow cracked through that protective shell that we all put up to hide the vulnerable souls that reside within us. I went into my parents' bedroom and let the tears roll for 45 minutes. I knew it wasn't really about Chet Huntley. It was about the passing of my childhood that I could never reclaim. It felt so good to let out six years of pent-up emotion. Since then I've learned to appreciate that I don't always have to pretend that I'm not really affected. I try to not let myself get emotionally constipated.

This relates directly to dancing. As for sorrow, the same goes for joy and many other emotions. I admit that there are times when I'm mostly just going through the moves that I've learned like a good robot ... doing the 'constipation shuffle'. But when I'm dancing my best, I'm simply letting my emotions come out in the form of dance. If I'm dancing with a partner, I'm expressing to her the feelings that she and the music instill in me. If my partner is into it like I am, it's very, very satisfying. We're playing with each other. We're flying. Dancing is a fantasy brought to life for three minutes.

As a formerly extremely shy person, who sometimes still gets into trouble trying to express himself verbally, I have a great outlet on the dance floor. I'm connecting and communicating with another person. I keep finding more ways to get my feelings across. There are times when I even dare to express things that, even with well-picked words, might not fly if spoken.

I was once interviewed for an article in the Seattle Center employees' newsletter. One thing the interviewer asked me was, "What do you like about dancing?" When the article came out in print, it said that I like dancing because of "what you can do." Duh. Why would I even bother to say something so obvious and boring? That was an absolute misquote. I had actually told the interviewer that I like dancing because of "what you can get away with." I think you'll agree, that makes it more interesting. ;-)


Ron's Song of the Week:

The Way
by Neil Young from the 2007 Album Chrome Dreams II.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zZ8lJSNjGg

It's a Waltz with Neil on piano and singing backed by a boys' choir. The video shows pictures of the singer/songwriter through the decades. He expresses himself through music whether or not what he has to say and the way he wants to say it are what anyone else would do. Why do what others are doing, especially in art? www.images.tcj.com/2014/01/DEAN8.jpg Neil has played off and on over the years with Crosby, Stills and Nash. Whenever Neil left the group, it was never personal. It was always about the music.

Enjoy life. Dance your fantasies. -- Ron Bolin



CLASSES AND EVENTS WITH MICHELLE BADION
EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE (EXCO) CLASSES University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle. Free parking. $45 for 4 classes. Register at www.exco.org or call 206-68-LEARN.
TUESDAYS, NOVEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 9
7 - 8 PM Salsa Dancing Cuban Style - Beginning
8 - 9 PM Nightclub Two-Step - Beginning

WEDNESDAYS, NOVEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 17
-- No need to register - just show up and do both classes for $15
7 - 8 PM Beginning Argentine Tango - Experience the passion!
8 - 9 PM Intermediate Argentine Tango (traditional)


EVERY THURSDAY THROUGH NOVEMBER 20
7:30 - 9:30 PM - Intermediate Nightclub Two-step Class. Polish Home Association, 1714 18th Ave, Seattle. Drop-in for $17.50 per night.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6.
Seattle's first Argentine Tango showcase will be held at the Verve Ballroom! EDUARDO SAUCEDO Eduardo Saucedo will be the star and MC. Details at www.facebook.com/events/317521591766932/

I also love working with wedding couples! Private lessons are $70 per hour at my studio at 1320 NE 63rd Street, Seattle. Perfect for serious dancers and wedding couples. Call 206-334-7496 or email Michelle@michellebadion.com to get started. www.michellebadion.com.




FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21. Bust out your bell bottoms, party dresses, leisure suits or sparkly disco attire! I hope you'll join me as I emcee FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER! That's this year's theme for the Annual Gala at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club (from I-405 it's a 22-minute drive east on I-90). It will start at 6 PM with appetizers and cocktails followed by a fantastic 70's themed buffet dinner, games, and raffles with lots of prizes. Then dance to groovy music mostly from the 70's with me as your DJ. Tickets are $60 and support the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce. Pre-payment is required, so buy your tickets online now! Click here for website.

6 PM - 7 PM ~ Social hour. Awesome Munchies and No-host Bar. A professional photographer will take your picture (included in price) in your funky duds!
7 PM ~ 70's Themed Buffet Dinner followed by Dessert, plus Cool Raffles with Loads of Prizes!
7:30 - 10 PM ~ Fun activities including Name That Tune, Dance Mini-Lessons, and Dancing to
groovy music from the 70's (plus some 60's and 80's) played by yours truly, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ.

I'll teach a few Freestyle Disco moves and lead other activities to get everyone going. An extra special prize will be awarded for the best 70's outfit! Location: TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club, 36005 SE Ridge St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065. Admission is $60 per person, pre-paid only. Register online at http://business.snovalley.org/events/details/snoqualmie-valley-chamber-of-commerce-annual-gala-friday-night-fever-116. This Annual Gala is brought to you by the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce (snovalley.org) which provides support to many businesses in the area. For more information contact Kaylee Hardman at 425-888-6362 or khardman@snovalley.org.



HARVEST MOON DANCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22. Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, for a special evening at the Hayloft in Lynnwood! The HARVEST MOON DANCE is a tribute to one of my own favorite musical artists, NEIL YOUNG. Neil's music is very introspective and personal, ranging from heartfelt ballads (Heart of Gold, Only Love Can Break Your Heart) to songs with social commentary (Alabama, Southern Man) to outright Rock anthems (Rockin' In The Free World). He has quite a few nice Waltzes some of which you probably never heard, so I've chosen Waltz for the pre-dance lesson. I'll include plenty of music by other artists to round out the evening with a variety of styles of music and dance. If you're a Neil Young fan this is a night you won't want to miss!

7 - 8 PM: Beginner and Beyond Waltz lesson, no partner or experience needed
8 - 11 PM: Dance to Neil Young's songs plus a variety of other artists


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. 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.



PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE PRESENTS "LET IT SNOW"
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22. Enjoy a family-friendly show featuring Pacific Ballroom Dance students performing holiday-themed numbers. This show will warm your heart and help you start the holiday season with joy and peace!


3 Performances: 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, and 7 PM.
Location: Theatre At Mountainview, 28900 124th Avenue SE, Auburn WA 98092
Admission: $15 ($16.52 with service fee)
Tickets: Purchase online at www.pacificballroomdance.brownpapertickets.com.

Our Performing Company captivates audiences year after year with two professionally produced events-the Holiday Concert in November, and our Season-ending Concert near the end of May. The Company includes students in grades 4-12, who are selected and placed on one of 5 teams according to varying ages and ability, guided by professional PBD teaching artists.

Pacific Ballroom Dance is a nonprofit organization that builds character in youth by providing a positive ballroom dance experience. We strive to provide youth with a positive artistic, social, and athletic experience designed to help them be productive community members. Our core values are Fitness, Leadership, Inclusiveness, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence, and Dedication.

For more info visit www.pacificballroom.org or call 253-939-6524 or email Secretary@pacificballroom.org.



INTRO TO BALLROOM WITH SCOTT NICHOLSON
EVERY TUESDAY: INTRO TO BALLROOM WITH WORLD REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT NICHOLSON
Take lessons from a dance champion! The Hayloft Dance Hall is proud to present INTRO TO BALLROOM classes each Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 PM with instructor SCOTT NICHOLSON! He has been nominated to represent the USA in the 2014 Worlds 10 Dance competition. No partner or experience needed. $12 per class drop-in, or $45 for the month (4 classes).

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




PROGRESIVE WEST COAST SWING CLASSES WITH TERRY WEST
EVERY TUESDAY.
Two fun classes and free practice time for beginner and intermediate level dancers. Learn this popular and creative swing dance or hone your swing skills while adding cool social swing moves to your repertoire. Each one-hour lesson will include 30 minutes of additional practice time to ensure that you've really got it.

Beginners West Coast Swing lesson 7:00-8:00
Practice time 8:00-8:30

Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson 8:00-9:00
Practice time 9:00-9:30


Registration is only $50 for a 5-week series or $90 for both. 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.




SHOE SALE FOR ALL DANCERS
THROUGH NOVEMBER 29. Everyone wants to hear of THIS sale! Petticoat Junction Dance Shop's in-store annual NOVEMBER SHOE SALE is on now just in time for holiday events! Many styles have been marked down 25-50% from suggested retail. Really fun shoes are waiting for you, lots of trendy styles; closeouts, unclaimed special orders, samples...Most sizes are represented, at least at the beginning! It's worth a trip to Lynnwood: 14523 Highway 99. Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10-6, Thursdays 10-7, Friday & Saturday 10-5. Also open one Sunday this month, November 16, from Noon-4. Directions are at www.petticoatjct.com.




MOONLIGHT DANCE CRUISES & CAMPS
Fun for all levels of dancers. Approximately 20 hours of group instruction & private dances. Couples or singles unless specified. True gentlemen experienced dance hosts provided for ladies w/o partners.

1. Feb 28 - Mar 8, 2015. Warm EASTERN CARIBBEAN. From/to Fort Lauderdale on the Royal Caribbean Independence.

2. July 1 - 9, 2015. WHIDBEY ISLAND DANCE CAMP. Oak Harbor, WA.

3. July 16 - 23, 2015. WHIDBEY ISLAND DANCE CAMP. Oak Harbor, WA.

4. Aug 1-8, 2015. HULA AROUND HAWAII. To/from Honolulu on the Norwegian Pride of America.

5. Aug 22 - 29, 2015. ALASKAN GRANDEUR. To/From Seattle on Holland, Westerdam.


Go to www.MoonlightDanceCruises.com for full details. Contact DAN BRANSCUM at dcb601@comcast.net or 360-720-2727 with questions or to sign up. Tell him Ron sent you!



DANCE CALENDAR
Through November 27, 2014

HOW TO USE THIS CALENDAR:
TWO WEEKS OF DANCES ARE LISTED.
Friday dances held only on the first week are listed first, followed by Friday dances held on both weeks, ending with Friday dances held only on the second week ... and so on for each day. Changes and errors can occur, so please check with the contacts listed before attending.

It's less than $2 per week to list a weekly dance here. Contact Ron Bolin at Ron@SeattleDanceInfo.com or 425-917-1188 to have your dance included.

FRIDAYS

Friday, November 21
FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER. Bust out your bell bottoms, party dresses, leisure suits or sparkly disco attire! Dance to groovy music from the 70's (plus some 60's and 80's) played by yours truly, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. 6 PM - 7 PM ~ Social hour. Awesome Munchies and No-host Bar. A professional photographer will take your picture (included in price) in your funky duds! 7 PM ~ 70's Themed Buffet Dinner followed by Dessert, plus Cool Raffles with Loads of Prizes! 7:30 - 10 PM ~ Fun activities including Name That Tune, Dance Mini-Lessons, and Dancing to Classic Party Tunes! I'll teach a few Freestyle Disco moves and lead other activities to get everyone going. An extra special prize will be awarded for the best 70's outfit! Location: TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club, 36005 SE Ridge St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065. Admission is $60 per person, pre-paid only. Register online at http://business.snovalley.org/events/details/snoqualmie-valley-chamber-of-commerce-annual-gala-friday-night-fever-116. This Annual Gala is brought to you by the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce (snovalley.org) which provides support to many businesses in the area. For more information contact Kaylee Hardman at 425-888-6362 or khardman@snovalley.org.

Friday, November 21
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE.
(No dance on November 14.) Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson in West Coast Swing, 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, November 21
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 Rumba 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, November 21
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, November 21
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, November 21
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, November 21
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, November 21
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, November 21
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY AND SWING DANCE. Arrive at 7 PM for a lesson in Rumba on November 14 and Sweetheart Schottische on November 21. 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, November 21
HOTTEST COUNTRY/ROCK DANCE. Dance to a good mix of high energy 2-step, East & West Coast Swing, Waltz, Cha Cha, and Line Dances. This is upstairs with (50'x25') dance floor. Admission of $3 covers the lesson and dance; $9 with live music. Doors open at 6 PM for dinner; lesson at 7:30 PM, open dancing until 11 PM. Shelton Elks Club, 741 SE Craig Rd, Shelton. For more info: Mishelle Thompson, 360-481-3869; www.facebook.com/ElkCountry.shelton. Directions: Take Highway 101 to Highway 3, Shelton and Bremerton exit, Turn onto Craig Rd at the park and Ride and go east next to 101 to Elks club. Free parking is available. www.sheltonelks2467.com.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, November 22
HARVEST MOON DANCE. If you are a NEIL YOUNG fan, you won't want to miss this tribute night! Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, at the Hayloft Dance Hall in Lynnwood for the HARVEST MOON DANCE! I chose this name because Neil's classic 1972 album is called Harvest, and he has multi-platinum album from 1992 named Harvest Moon that might be considered a sequel. His music is very introspective and personal. He has quite a few Waltzes, so I've chosen Waltz for the 7 PM pre-dance lesson, no partner or experience needed. Then dance from 8 to 11 PM. I'll include plenty of music by other artists to round out the evening with a variety of styles of music and dance. 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. 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, November 22
SPECIAL EVENT! RED & BLUE DANCE WITH ROUGE. Dance Waltz & Swing with some Latin and other variety to LIVE MUSIC by ROUGE. Wear Blue and/or Red to make the room a beautiful swirl of color! On the lower level is a wood floor for dancing and Rouge playing live. Tables for listening, watching, eating and drinking are on floor above the dance. Maximilien will have a buffet line for food and drink. It's from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at the Pike Place Market Atrium Loft, 93 Pike St, Seattle, Washington 98101 www.facebook.com/pages/Pike-Place-Market-Atrium-Loft/483574648443858. Tickets are $10 in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/893880 or $15 at the door. More info at www.facebook.com/events/742024142500602/ or http://beaujolais.maximilienrestaurant.com/.

Saturday, November 22
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, November 22
USA DANCE TACOMA #1023. Theme: Harvest Ball - dressy 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 Viennese Waltz taught by JOHNNY BRYANT. 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.

Saturday, November 22
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, November 22
SONG SCOUT SATURDAYS.
West Coast Swing lesson at 8 PM. Dance 9 PM to Midnight+. Dance every Saturday to West Coast Swing and Nightclub Two-Step music played by DJs PAUL & MELINDA BOOTH. Music is an awesome blend of newest WCS/NC2 hits & classics. Neon lighting, free water & snickers too! Arrive at 8 PM for an intermediate WCS lesson for $5; drop-ins are welcome. Admission for the dance is $10. Kirkland Dance Center, 835 7th Ave, Kirkland. For more info contact Paul at pbooth@comcast.net or melindabooth@comcast.net or visit www.songscout.net.



SUNDAYS

Sunday, November 23
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, November 23
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.


MONDAYS

Monday, November 24
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, November 24
MONDAY MILONGA. Lessons with PATRICIO and EVA. Currently, Patricio is only teaching the 8 PM tango class but will restart the 7 PM technique class later this fall. Walk-ins are welcome as space and balance allow. 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 ANDREW BROWN plays on November 17 and DJ BILL ALSUP from Portland plays on November 24. 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

Tuesday, November 25
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, November 25
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, November 25
KENT BALLROOM DANCE. Dance to live music every Tuesday evening in downtown Kent. Tonight RANDY LITCH (vocals & guitar) plays a variety of music for dancing including Ballroom, Swing, and Latin from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. The 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor is well cared for. The musician schedule sometimes changes; visit the web page for more info. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. There's ample free parking and the cover charge is only $4 (with donations accepted for snacks during a brief break at 8:30 PM). All ages are welcome, not just 50+. For more info visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164.


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, November 19 and Wednesday, November 26
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, November 19 and Wednesday, November 26
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, November 19 and Wednesday, November 26
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, November 19 and Wednesday, November 26
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 Tango 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

Thursday, November 20
ARIA BALLROOM’S PRACTICE PARTY.
(No dance on November 27 due to Thanksgiving). 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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