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Updated Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Mercer Island: "New Harmony" West Coast Swing Dance
Bellevue: The Jazz Geeks @ The Bellevue Hilton
Lake Union: Northwest Dance Network Events
Dance Calendar through June 2, 2022

Dear Dancin' Friends,

Northwest Dance Network
has a big weekend coming up with special workshops in Latin Waltz and Forró plus two live music dances: Saturday with Hot Club Sandwich at the Leif Erikson Hall and Sunday with En Canto at the Swedish Club. Scroll down for details on these and other highlighted events.

The new two-week Dance Calendar below has 69+ opportunities to dance, including three special live music events that you are asked to RSVP for so they'll know how many to expect:

1. Sean Donovan's 0 to 60 Party with Bayou Envy this Friday, May 20, at the Lake City Eagles. Details and RSVP at www.facebook.com/events/741389390247291. Congratulations Sean on going 0 to 60 in just 60 years ... I believe that ties the record! :)

2. James Bond Night with the Jazz Geeks on Thursday, May 26, at the Bellevue Hilton - RSVP recommended for dinner reservations. The band will include music from the movie franchise and the hotel will create a special dinner menu and decorate to create a James Bond ambiance.

3. Black Tie Dinner & Dance with the 8-piece Thomas Harris Band on Friday, May 27, at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club - please RSVP by May 20. This is a special night that you might consider breaking your routine for and traveling north.

May 27 - 30, Memorial Day weekend, will bring two big events: The Northwest Folklife Festival https://nwfolklife.org at Seattle Center and Camp Jitterbug www.campjitterbug.com (300 people are registered already for the full weekend, but there may still be tickets for individual events or at the door) at Century Ballroom and other venues. These events are way too big for me to cover here in any detail, so please visit the websites for specifics.

The above two events are returning live after missing two years due to covid concerns. I applaud the organizers of these events for requiring covid vaccinations and masks at all indoor venues, even though these restrictions require significant effort to implement. Covid is again rising: www.google.com/search?q=wa+covid+cases. I likely hear of only a very small percentage of cases, but I do hear of local dancers getting covid almost every week. Big events with people coming from who-knows-where are of special concern, even when many venues are outdoors like Folklife. Gator By The Bay was a big event (about 18,000 people) in San Diego earlier this month with many outdoor venues. Vaccinations were asked for, but masks were optional. A group of about 40 people from the San Francisco area went down for it ... 10 - 15% of them tested positive for covid after the event: www.facebook.com/groups/sfbayareazydeholics. Remember, that even if you are outdoors, partner dancing involves heavy breathing while face-to-face.

Ron Bolin, The Dancin' DJ



"NEW HARMONY" WEST COAST SWING DANCE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18. WREN & SCOT are at the Mercer Island VFW Hall every Wednesday for their popular Wednesday West Coast Swing dances! The dance floor is 1,000 square feet plus there's an adjacent area to spread out into. There are high ceilings and double doors on both ends in which they put fans to increase airflow.

7 - 8 PM: Beginner WCS lesson with SCOT McKAY. Learn timing, footwork and lead/follow technique of basic moves.
OR
7 - 8 PM: Advanced WCS lesson with WREN NEWMAN. Learn fun variations for those already comfortable with the basics.
THEN
8 - 10:30 PM: Dance to a mix of Blues and Contemporary music with DJ SCOT McKAY.
Put your new moves to the test!

Cost:
$10 for either class. $20 for both dance and class. $12 for dance only.
Covid Protocols: We're waiting a bit before dropping any safeguards. For now we will continue to require masks and vaccinations.
Location: Mercer Island VFW, 1836 72nd Ave SE, Mercer Island. See pictures at www.vfwmercerisland.org/rental.shtml.
Update! On May 25 only, this event will be in Room 7 (upstairs in the blue building) of the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. There will be no lessons, just dancing from 7 to 9:30 PM ... and it will be FREE!
More Info:
Contact Wren at WrenHartDance@gmail.com or Scot at tinboy66@hotmail.com or 206-227-4277



THE JAZZ GEEKS @ THE BELLEVUE HILTON
THURSDAY, MAY 19. Dance and dine to live music! It's every Thursday from 7 to 9 PM at the Bellevue Hilton. THE JAZZ GEEKS play danceable Jazz standards and Blues, with occasional Pop and Country music. Dance East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Nightclub Two-Step, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Bossa Nova, and the occasional Tango ... most everything dancers enjoy!

COMING MAY 26: JAMES BOND NIGHT! Channel your inner James Bond or villain or Bond Girl. The band will play some music from the movie franchise and the hotel will create a special dinner menu and decorate to create a James Bond ambiance. Reservations recommended: 425-450-4152 or www.solariumkitchen.com.

Great ambiance; a restaurant with soaring ceilings (5 stories!), fresh air flowing through, delicious food and libations available, we dance on the immense marble lobby floor. And music that is both danceable and listenable.

Cost: FREE! That's right, there's no cover, so please purchase from the restaurant ... maybe make it a dinner and dancing date night!
Location: Solarium Kitchen & Bar, Hilton – Bellevue, 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue
More Info / Questions: Text lead singer MARJIE PETERSON at 206-909-7586, email marjie96@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/jazzgeeks.



NORTHWEST DANCE NETWORK EVENTS
UPDATE! As of May 21, masks are optional. Vax/booster required. We also strongly recommend that you do a home COVID test at home prior to attending NDN dances or classes. More details at www.nwdance.net/covid-policy

Northwest Dance Network is now using the Amilia platform www.amilia.com/store/en/northwest-dance-network/shop/programs to register for classes and workshops.

LIVE MUSIC DANCE: HOT CLUB SANDWICH
SATURDAY, MAY 21:
“...they adopt their own interpretation of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pursuit of honest, adventurous improvisation … — Tara Joan, No Depression

Pre-dance lesson:
7 PM. "It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing" with John Lozano
Dance: 8 to 11 PM.
Cost:
$20 for dance and lesson
Location: Leif Erikson Ballroom, 2245 NW 57th Street, Seattle
More Info: www.nwdance.net

WORKSHOPS
& SPECIAL SUNDAY DANCE
SUNDAY, MAY 22
3:30 – 5:30 PM: Latin Waltz with Lilli Ann Carey & Claire Carey. Latin Waltz is a sexy, passionate fusion of Salsa and Waltz. Please have Advanced Beginner/Intermediate or above Waltz, Salsa, or other partner dance skills. $25 preregistration for this workshop.
6:00 PM: Learn to Dance Forró with Lara Diniz of Forró Seattle. From Brazil, Forró is both a genre of music and a genre of partner dance, encompassing many styles of dance and ways of dancing to it. $35 preregistration for this workshop and the dance.
7:00 – 9:15 PM: Live-music dance featuring Seattle’s only Forró band, En Canto. There will be a cash bar 5:30 – 8:30.
Cost: Both workshops plus dance is $60 preregistration.
Location: Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave North, Seattle
More Info: www.nwdance.net



DANCE CALENDAR THROUGH JUNE 2, 2022
HOW TO USE THIS CALENDAR:
Two or more weeks may be 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 to have your dance included.

Many things in the dance community are in flux after a long shutdown. I've included Covid Protocols only when there are any restrictions that I am aware of, but I suggest you double check details before going to any dance ... and bring a mask and proof of vaccination if there is any doubt.


FRIDAYS

Friday, May 20
SEAN DONOVAN'S 0 TO 60 PARTY! GATOR BOY'S JUKE JOINT.
You only turn 60 once, and it’s the Gator Boy’s clock a-tickin’ this time, so we’re teaming up with our friends BAYOU ENVIE to celebrate the magnificent, adventurous, and joyful life created with all of you through dance, friendship, and loving community! It’s at Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), 6:30 PM happy hour, 7-10 PM dance to live music and kick out the jams! Mask and vax+booster policy still in effect for this show, proof required for entry. More details are at www.gatorboyproductions.com. Covid Protocols: Mask and vax+booster policy still in effect for this show, proof required for entry.

Friday, May 20
LaVIDA SALSA & BACHATA DANCE.
Dance on the third Friday of each month to the best Salsa & Bachata music played by DJ RAJ. 8:30 - 9:30 PM - Salsa class for beginners. 8:30-11:30 PM - Salsa & Bachata dance social. $25/Class + Salsa & Bachata party. $15 Salsa & Bachata party only. LaVida Dance Studio, 11961 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info: Call 425-643-LIFE(5433), email info@lavidastudio.com or visit www.LaVidaStudio.com.

Friday, May 20
OUTDANCING WITH MC KOOP. OutDancing is one of the longest running nights for the LGBTQ social dance community in Seattle. It’s in Century's Main Ballroom. Start at 7:15 PM with a Dance lesson (Two-Step on 4/14). Dance from 8:30 to 11:30 PM as Century Ballroom owner HALLIE KUPERMAN & MR. KATE play something for everyone: Salsa, Swing, Country, Waltz, Tango, Disco, West Coast Swing, you name it - mixing in some “non-partner” dance music just to shake your booty to. Ages 21+. $25 covers the lesson and dance, or $15 for the dance alone. Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263. Covid Protocols: Mask and vax required.

Friday, May 20 and Friday, May 27
THIRD PLACE COMMONS DANCE. Tonight dance from 7 to 9 PM to FOLICHON CAJUN TRIO on 5/20 and by THE MIKE FAAST SWING QUARTET on 5/27. Cost: FREE! There's a large seating area with tables and multiple eateries to choose from near the big dance area in front of the stage. Third Place Commons is in the Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, 98155. Location Phone: 206-366-3333. For more info visit www.ThirdPlaceCommons.org/calendar. Covid Info: Masks are encouraged.

Friday, May 20 and Friday, May 27
EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE. Arrive at 7 PM for a pre-dance lesson (Foxtrot on 5/20, Salsa on 5/27). INSTRUCTOR & DJ DAVE SERFLING plays a variety of music from 8 to 10:30 PM, including Country Two-Step, Swing (WCS, ECS and CW), Waltz, Nightclub Two-step, Line Dances, Cha-cha, Rumba and more. Admission is $15 for the lesson and dance for free, or $12 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 rockinhorsedancebarn@gmail.com or visit www.learn2dance4fun.com.

Friday, May 20 and Friday, May 27
FIRST CLASS BALLROOM DANCE PARTY. Come and enjoy an evening of fun social dancing! At 8 PM take an introductory lesson (Foxtrot & Swing on 5/20, Waltz & Cha Cha on 5/27). Then dance to a variety of Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more from 9 to 11 PM. Our air-conditioned dance studio is comfortable and bright, filled with friendly faces and highly experienced instructors. Be ready to meet new friends! Prices: $15 covers everything. First Class Ballroom, 1216 50th Street SE, Everett, WA 98203. For more information visit www.FirstClassBallroom.com or call 425-320-3955.

Friday, May 27
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE.
Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson (Viennese Waltz on 5/13) then dance to a variety of Ballroom music from 8:30 to 11 PM. Admission is $15. 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. Covid Protocols: Proof of vaccination is still required. Masks are optional, but please be conscientious of other’s health decisions and that they may not want to dance with someone who is not wearing a mask.

Friday, May 27
SPECIAL EVENT! BELLINGHAM BLACK TIE DINNER & DANCE. Comus Club (a dinner, live music, and dancing club) invites the public for this elegant evening! Black tie please. 7 - 8 pm: Cocktails - admission includes 2 drinks (wine/well). 8 - 9 pm: Dinner Buffet - Prime Rib and Salmon. Vegetarian choice available upon request. 9 - close: Dance to THE THOMAS HARRIS BAND with vocalist PENELOPE HARRIS. This is an 8-piece band that plays a little bit Ballroom, a little bit Blues, a little bit Rock n Roll ... all danceable and appealing to everyone. $100 per person. To RSVP please send contact info to comusdanceclubsecretary@gmail.com by May 20th. Make check payable to “Comus Dance Club“ and mail to 8858 Dunlin Court, Blaine, WA, 98230. Event location: Bellingham Golf and Country Club, 3729 Meridian Street, Bellingham.

Friday, May 27
SPECIAL EVENT! CAMP JITTERBUG. This big annual Lindy Hop event with attendees from near and far runs from May 27 to 30 at Century Ballroom and other venues. 300 people are registered already for the full weekend, but there may still be tickets for individual events or at the door. For details visit www.campjitterbug.com. Covid Protocols: You must be "up to date" vaccinated to attend and masks will be required.

Friday, May 27
SPECIAL EVENT! NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL. This big annual event with attendees from near and far runs from May 27 to 30 at Seattle Center. For details visit https://nwfolklife.org. Covid Protocols: For all indoor venues you must be vaccinated and wear a mask.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, May 21
NORTHWEST DANCE.
Arrive at 7:00 PM for a pre-dance workshop "It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing" with John Lozano. Then dance from 8:00 to 11:00 PM to the live music of HOT CLUB SANDWICH. “...they adopt their own interpretation of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pursuit of honest, adventurous improvisation … — Tara Joan, No Depression. The dance is alcohol-free. Admission of $20 covers both the workshop and dance. Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th St, Seattle. For more info call 206-781-1238, email info@nwdance.net or visit www.nwdance.net. Covid Protocols: UPDATE! As of May 21, masks are optional. Vax/booster still required. We also strongly recommend that you do a home COVID test at home prior to attending NDN dances or classes. More details at www.nwdance.net/covid-policy

Saturday, May 21
AVS: ALL VINYL SALSA.
This event on 1st and 3rd Saturdays in Century's Main Ballroom brings out the full flavor of Salsa music with a focus on forgotten, unknown or hard to get songs. Arrive at 8:30 PM for an introductory Salsa lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to 1:30 AM to music by DJ EDGAR “El Travieso de la Salsa" & GUESTS. Ages 21+. $30 covers the lesson and dance, or $20 for the dance alone. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263.
Covid Protocols: Mask and vax required.

Saturday, May 21
OLY'S DANCE PARTY.
Dance from 6 to 8 PM on the best dance floor in the state! It's on the third Saturday of each month and has live music by popular singer/pianist LAUREN PETRIE. Lauren plays great music for Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more primarily from the 40's, 50's and 60's, with all the popular dances like Swing, W.C. Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, Rock, Line Dances, Night Club Two-Step, and whatever the dancers are up for. Cover is $15. Oly's Dance Studio, 2931 Bond St. Everett. For more info email olysdancesportstudio@gmail.com, call 425-257-0102 or visit www.olysstudio.com.

Saturday, May 21
UPDATE! CHANGE OF VENUE. USA DANCE KITSAP: STARRY NIGHTS. Music provided by DJ Extraordinaire TERRY WEST. Complementary TBA lesson: 7 - 8 PM. Open dancing 8 - 10:30 PM. For your comfort, as you check in, we will be providing a red/green dot. You may choose to use them as follows: Green dot - you are happy to dance with anyone. Red dot - you only want to dance with the person you came with. Manette Masonics, 1020 Perry Avenue, Bremerton. Parking available next door at derblokke. Members - $10, non-members - $15. Website: www.usadancekitsap.org.

Saturday, May 21
PBD SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE. Come dance to the rhythm of your favorite Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Country tunes! Your DJ/Instructor will be RICK GOSSARD..Arrive at 7:00 PM for a dance lesson in Samba then dance from 8 to 10 PM. $15/person. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St. SW #109, Auburn, WA 98001. Call/Text Alex at 832-388-8141, email alex@pacificballroom.org or visit www.PacificBallroom.org.

Saturday, May 21
and Saturday, May 28

SONG SCOUT SATURDAYS. Start with either a Basics or Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson at 8 PM. Dance 9 PM to Midnight+ to West Coast Swing and Nightclub Two-Step music played by DJs PAUL & MELINDA BOOTH. Neon lighting, free water & snickers too! $8 class, $15 dance, $23 both. Kirkland Dance Center, 835 7th Ave, Kirkland. For more info contact Paul at pbooth@comcast.net or Melinda at melindabooth@comcast.net or 206-953-1065 or visit www.songscout.net.

Saturday, May 21 and Saturday, May 28
THIRD PLACE COMMONS DANCE. Tonight dance from 7 to 9 PM to RAY SKJELBRED AND THE YETI CHASERS on 5/21 and by BRAZZ on 6/28. Cost: FREE! There's a large seating area with tables and multiple eateries to choose from near the big dance area in front of the stage. Third Place Commons is in the Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, 98155. Location Phone: 206-366-3333. For more info visit www.ThirdPlaceCommons.org/calendar. Covid Info: Masks are encouraged.

Saturday, May 21 and Saturday, May 28
SATURDAY NIGHT MILONGA.
Dance from 8:30 PM to Midnight to Argentine Tango music played by DJ TONY FAN. Admission is $12 ($20 on nights with live music). Dance Underground, 340 - 15th Ave E, Seattle. For more info visit www.SeattleTango.com, email SeattleTango@hotmail.com, or call Ilana Rubin at 206-781-9553.

Saturday, May 28
USA DANCE TACOMA.
Come out for this friendly dance and lesson, now on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month. All dancer levels are welcome! Tonight arrive at 7 PM as TERRY WEST teaches a dance lesson. Then dance from 8 to 10:00 PM as Terry spins a variety of tunes for Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more. Admission is $15 for everyone. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St. SW #109, Auburn, WA 98001. For more info contact USA Dance Tacoma President Bill Barber at bill1barber@yahoo.com or 253-224-8244.

Saturday, May 28

WOMEN DJs IN SALSA & BACHATA. Century Ballroom is proud to support, and highlight the amazing talents of women Salsa and Bachata DJs in Seattle. Each DJ will play a mix of these genres in rotating sets. Featured DJs include: DJ SPARKS, DJ LADY DEE, DJ SHARISSE, DJ LA GRINGA, DJ AVN and DJ LUCY. This dance is on the 4th Saturday of each month. Arrive at 8:30 PM for an intro lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to 1:30 AM. Ages 21+. $30 covers the lesson and dance or $20 for the dance alone. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263. Covid Protocols: Mask and vax+booster required.

Saturday, May 28
SPECIAL EVENT! CAMP JITTERBUG. This big annual Lindy Hop event with attendees from near and far runs from May 27 to 30 at Century Ballroom and other venues. 300 people are registered already for the full weekend, but there may still be tickets for individual events or at the door. For details visit www.campjitterbug.com. Covid Protocols: You must be "up to date" vaccinated to attend and masks will be required.

Saturday, May 28
SPECIAL EVENT! NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL. This big annual event with attendees from near and far runs from May 27 to 30 at Seattle Center. For details visit https://nwfolklife.org. Covid Protocols: For all indoor venues you must be vaccinated and wear a mask.


SUNDAYS

Sunday, May 22

SPECIAL EVENT! FORROBODO RETURNS. 3:30 – 5:30 PM: Latin Waltz with Lilli Ann Carey & Claire Carey. Latin Waltz is a sexy, passionate fusion of Salsa and Waltz. Please have Advanced Beginner/Intermediate or above Waltz, Salsa, or other partner dance skills. $25 preregistration for this workshop. 6:00 PM: Learn to Dance Forró with Lara Diniz of Forró Seattle. From Brazil, Forró is both a genre of music and a genre of partner dance, encompassing many styles of dance and ways of dancing to it. $35 preregistration for this workshop and the dance. 7:00 – 9:15 PM: Live-music dance featuring Seattle’s only Forró band, En Canto. There will be a cash bar 5:30 – 8:30. Both workshops plus dance is $60 preregistration. Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave North, Seattle. For more info call 206-781-1238, email info@nwdance.net or visit www.nwdance.net. Covid Protocols: UPDATE! As of May 21, masks are optional. Vax/booster still required. We also strongly recommend that you do a home COVID test at home prior to attending NDN dances or classes. More details at www.nwdance.net/covid-policy

Sunday, May 22
CENTURY WALTZ CAFÉ LIVE EDITION. This lively tea dance with live music happens on the fourth Sunday of each month. Enjoy dancing on a 2500-square-foot sprung floor in the city’s most elegant dance hall. The focus on is on Waltzes of all tempos, but there will also be a mix of other styles of dance music including Swing, Foxtrot, Blues, Latin and the occasional Polka. Start with an introductory Waltz lesson at Noon then dance from 1:00 to 3:30 PM to live music by SOCIALITE BUTTERFLIES. $20 admission. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. Street parking is free on Sundays. For more information: Visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263. Covid Protocols: Mask and vax required.

Sunday, May 22
BALLARD ELKS DANCE. Dance from 6 to 8 PM on 2nd and 4th Sundays to live music by LAUREN PETRIE. Lauren plays great music for Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more primarily from the 40's, 50's and 60's, with all the popular dances like Swing, W.C. Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, Rock, Line Dances, Night Club Two-Step, and whatever the dancers are up for. Dance on a wonderful, large dance floor with a beautiful view of Puget Sound. $7 admission? (not sure, might have gone up a bit). Everyone's welcome! No membership required. Huge free parking lot. The Ballard Elks is located at Shilshole Bay, 6411 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle 98117. For more info visit www.BallardElks.org or call 206-784-0827.

Sunday, May 22 and Sunday, May 29
SUNDAY SWING @ CENTURY BALLROOM.
This dance is held every Sunday in Century's Main Ballroom. Arrive at 9:00 PM for an introductory Swing/Lindy Hop lesson, then dance from 9:30 PM to Midnight to music by DJ BAILEY on 5/22. All ages. $15 covers everything. Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263. Covid Protocols: Mask and vax required.

Sunday, May 29
SPECIAL EVENT! CAMP JITTERBUG. This big annual Lindy Hop event with attendees from near and far runs from May 27 to 30 at Century Ballroom and other venues. 300 people are registered already for the full weekend, but there may still be tickets for individual events or at the door. For details visit www.campjitterbug.com. Covid Protocols: You must be "up to date" vaccinated to attend and masks will be required.

Sunday, May 29
SPECIAL EVENT! NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL. This big annual event with attendees from near and far runs from May 27 to 30 at Seattle Center. For details visit https://nwfolklife.org. Covid Protocols: For all indoor venues you must be vaccinated and wear a mask.


MONDAYS

Monday, May 23
CENTURY SALSA PRACTICA. This dance is held in Century's West Hall. Dance from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM to music by DJ SPARKS. All ages. $10 admission. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263. Covid Protocols: Mask and vax required.

Monday, May 23 and Monday, May 30
WALTZ ETCETERA.
Dance from 7:30 to 9:30 PM every Monday to a mix featuring lots of Waltz and Blues, plus Swing, Nightclub Two-Step, Foxtrot, and Latin dances. The music is spun by DJ ZACHARIAH. No partner required ... dancers may change partners if so inclined. There's no lesson. $10 cash per person. Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th St, Seattle. Located in a quiet neighborhood, it's a lovely hall with a fine hardwood floor. There's plenty of free street parking all around. Please park courteously, not too close to driveways. Website: www.waltzetc.com. Covid Protocols: Vax/Booster + mask only.

Monday, May 30
SPECIAL EVENT! CAMP JITTERBUG. This big annual Lindy Hop event with attendees from near and far runs from May 27 to 30 at Century Ballroom and other venues. Over 300 people are registered already for the full weekend, but there may still be tickets for individual events or at the door. For details visit www.campjitterbug.com. Covid Protocols: You must be "up to date" vaccinated to attend and masks will be required.

Monday, May 30
SPECIAL EVENT! NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL. This big annual event with attendees from near and far runs from May 27 to 30 at Seattle Center. For details visit https://nwfolklife.org. Covid Protocols: For all indoor venues you must be vaccinated and wear a mask.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, May 17 and Tuesday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 31
CENTURY WEST COAST SWING. This dance is held every Tuesday in Century's Main Ballroom. Dance from 8:30 to 11:30 PM to music by DJ REBECCA on 5/17, DJ ZA on 5/24, and DJ THOMAS on 5/31. All ages. $15 admission. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263. Covid Protocols: Mask and vax required.


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, May 18 and Wednesday, May 25 and Wednesday, June 1
"NEW HARMONY" WEST COAST SWING DANCE. At 7 PM take either a beginner WCS lesson with SCOT McKAY or an advanced WCS lesson with WREN NEWMAN. Then dance from 8 - 10:30 PM to a mix of Blues and Contemporary music with DJ SCOT McKAY. $10 for either class. $20 for both dance and class. $12 for dance only. Location: Mercer Island VFW, 1836 72nd Ave SE, Mercer Island. More Info: Contact Wren at WrenHartDance@gmail.com or Scot at tinboy66@hotmail.com or 206-227-4277. Covid protocols: We're waiting a bit before dropping any safeguards. For now we will continue to require masks and vaccinations.
Update! On May 25 this dance will be held in Room 7 (upstairs in the blue building) of the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. There will be no lessons, just dancing from 7 to 9:30 PM ... and it will be FREE!

Wednesday, May 18 and Wednesday, May 25 and Wednesday, June 1
CENTURY SWING. This dance is held every Wednesday in Century's Main Ballroom. Arrive at 9:00 PM for and introductory Swing/Lindy Hop lesson. Dance from 9:30 PM to Midnight to music by DJ JOSHUA on 5/18 and DJ TONY NGUYEN on 5/25. All ages. $15 covers everything. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263. Covid Protocols: Mask and vax required.

Wednesday, May 18 and Wednesday, May 25 and Wednesday, June 1
TEA DANCE WEDNESDAYS.
This 30-minute lesson and 90 minutes of social dancing will brighten your afternoon! Light refreshments provided. Come join us for some healthy dancing! The DJ/instructor is RICK GOSSARD. He'll teach a dance lesson at 1:00 PM then play a variety of Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Country music from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. $10 covers everything. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th Street SW, Auburn. For more info call 253-939-6524, email secretary@pacificballroom.org, or visit www.PacificBallroom.org.


Wednesday, May 18 and Wednesday, May 25 and Wednesday, June 1
MANHATTAN BALLROOM DANCE CLUB.
Come meet new friends at the at 6:30 PM pre-dance lesson then dance then dance on a 3,200 square foot floor from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.
On 5/18 the lesson is Cha Cha with CAROL WINSLOW and music is by DJ TERRY WEST. On 5/25 and 6/1 the lesson is Foxtrot and music is by DJ TERRY WEST. The cover charge is $10 for the public and $7 for members. The membership fee is $20. We are no longer requiring covid vaccinations, but we highly recommend that you be vaccinated and boosted! Nor are we requiring masks, but once again they are highly recommended. 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 or email info@manhattanclub.org.

Wednesday, June 1
SENIOR CENTER OF WEST SEATTLE. Dust off your dancing shoes and meet some friendly people and some darn good dancers! Dance your heart out or come enjoy the music and company. Dance from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on the first Wednesday of each month to live music by popular singer/pianist LAUREN PETRIE. Lauren plays great music for Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more primarily from the 40's, 50's and 60's, with all the popular dances like Swing, W.C. Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, Rock, Line Dances, Night Club Two-Step, and whatever the dancers are up for. $5 admission, or free for members of the Senior Center. Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW. Oregon St, Seattle. 206-932-4044.



THURSDAYS

Thursday, May 19 and Thursday, June 2
THE JAZZ GEEKS @ THE BELLEVUE HILTON. Dine and dance from 7 to 9 PM at the Solarium Kitchen & Bar in the Bellevue Hilton. THE JAZZ GEEKS play Jazz standards and some Blues, for a range of dance styles: East and West Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Bolero, Night Club Two-Step ... most everything dancers enjoy! The Jazz Geeks is a four person ensemble with keyboard, bass, drums, vocals, and guest artists who play various instruments. No cover charge, so please purchase food or drinks from the restaurant. Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue.
For more info text lead singer MARJIE PETERSON at 206-909-7586, email marjie96@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/jazzgeeks.


Thursday, May 19 and Thursday, May 26 and Thursday, June 2
CENTURY BACHATA SOCIAL. This dance is held every Thursday. Arrive at 9:00 PM for an introductory Bachata lesson. Dance from 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM to music by DJ JOSE on 5/19, DJ ALIONA on 5/26, and DJ SHARISSE on 6/2. Ages 21+. Joint cover! $15 covers the lesson and dance and also gets you into any dance occurring in the West Hall that night. The Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, half a block east of Broadway. For more info visit www.CenturyBallroom.com, email Office@CenturyBallroom.com, or call 206-324-7263. Covid Protocols: Mask and vax required.

Thursday, May 19 and Thursday, May 26 and Thursday, June 2
TANGO PRACTICA. Dance to Argentine Tango music from 9:15 to 11:30 PM. 5/19 features DJ GREG CONSTANTINO and is traditional Tango night. 5/26 and 6/2 feature DJ ILANA RUBIN. Admission is $10. Dance Underground, 340 - 15th Ave E, Seattle. For more info visit www.SeattleTango.com, email SeattleTango@hotmail.com, or call Ilana Rubin at 206-781-9553.

Thursday, May 19 and Thursday, May 26 and Thursday, June 2
NORMANNA LODGE BALLROOM DANCE.
Dance from 1 to 3 PM every Thursday to live music by the 5-piece BOB'S DANCE BAND. It's open to all, regardless of experience or need to bring a partner. Normanna has a sprung wood floor, the best around. Full bar and snacks available. $10 admission. Masks are optional. Normanna Lodge (Sons of Norway), 2725 Oakes Ave, Everett. For more info visit www.normannaeverett.com/events, call 425- 252-0291 or email normannaeverett@gmail.com.


Thursday, May 26
SPECIAL EVENT! JAMES BOND NIGHT. Dine and dance from 7 to 9 PM at the Solarium Kitchen & Bar in the Bellevue Hilton. THE JAZZ GEEKS play Jazz standards and some Blues, for a range of dance styles: East and West Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Bolero, Night Club Two-Step ... most everything dancers enjoy! The Jazz Geeks is a four person ensemble with keyboard, bass, drums, vocals, and guest artists who play various instruments. No cover charge, so please purchase food or drinks from the restaurant. Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue. For more info text lead singer MARJIE PETERSON at 206-909-7586, email marjie96@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/jazzgeeks.

Thursday, May 26

IN THE GROOVE. A dance party every 2nd and 4th Thursday with Hustle, Disco, House, Funk, Soul & R&B played by DJ MAGIC SEAN. It's a mix of people club dancing, freestyling and hustling. 9:00 PM Beginner Hustle Lesson with either Lucie Baker or Rosendo Ayala. Social Dance 9:30 PM to 12 AM. Joint cover! $15 covers dance and lesson and also gets you into the Bachata Social in the Main Hall. Masks and vax are still required as of now but the situation is fluid. Century Ballroom, West Hall, 915 E Pine St, Seattle. Event info: www.facebook.com/events/867597823957119.
Covid Protocols: Mask and vax required.

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