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Updated Thursday, May 21, 2015
Seattle: Northwest Folklife Festival
Seattle: Seattle Social Dance Club Anniversary
Renton: Ron's Birthday Dance

Seattle: Free West Coast Swing Lesson & Dance at Folklife
Auburn: Special Pacific Ballroom Adult Dance
Auburn: Step In Time - Pacific Ballroom Dance Performances
Lynnwood: Bee Gees Spotlight Night
Lynnwood: Puget Sound Platinum Showcase & Dinner Show

Seattle: West Coast Swing Step-by-Step
Auburn: New Adult Classes with Rick Gossard
Moonlight Dance Cruises & Camps
Dance Shoes for Sale
Dance Calendar through May 28, 2015


Dear Dancin' Friends,

I had SO MUCH FUN on the Pacific Coast Cruise that it no longer bothers me being over sixty! Here's a video of me dancing with nineteen women to celebrate my 61st birthday on the MS Statendam:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUf7p7GSau4

Celebrate with me again this Saturday in Renton at RON'S BIRTHDAY DANCE at the Rockin' Horse Dance Barn, even if you're one of the 80 people who already helped me celebrate on the cruise. Full details are below along with a schedule of some of the dancing at FOLKLIFE and more.

BTW, I missed my flight to San Diego and was late boarding the ship ... and nobody would let me forget it! As punishment, my co-conspirator BILL BARBER assigned me to carry a mylar balloon around the entire five days so people could locate our dance group. We also wore bright green name tags to identify the people in our group. People love to talk. Total strangers who were not part of our group somehow knew who I was and that I had missed the plane! However that was the only true story that spread about me. I heard a several other rumors about myself, and let me assure you ... they are all false! Let me set just a few things less personal things straight right here:

1. I am NOT 70 years old
2. I am NOT 82 years old
3. I am NOT currently planning to learn any new dances
4. I am NOT interested in "improving" myself by learning to dance more like other people
5. Hustle is NOT my absolute favorite dance ... although it is A favorite of mine and am teaching it the coming three weekends

SPECIAL SCHEDULES: Some of the upcoming dances I'm playing for are on different schedules than normal. Here's a quick list:

Saturday, May 23, Ron's Birthday Dance,
Rockin' Horse Dance Barn. Pre-dance lesson: Hustle. Music: Ron's Favorites in a variety of styles.
Saturday, May 30, Bee Gees Spotlight Night, Hayloft Dance Hall. Pre-dance lesson: Hustle. Music: Bee Gees plus a wide variety of other artists.
Friday, June 5, Seattle Hustle Club Dance, Juanita Community Club
. Pre-dance lesson: Hustle. Music: About 60% Hustle plus a wide variety.
Saturday, June 6, Rod Stewart Spotlight Night, Rockin' Horse Dance Barn in Renton. Pre-dance lesson: Nightclub Two-Step. Music: A variety of Rod's hits including Rock, Pop, Swing, Disco, and Standards plus lots of music by other artists in a variety of styles.

See you Saturday at the Barn! -- Ron Bolin



NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
FRIDAY, MAY 22 - MONDAY, MAY 25, 11 AM - 10 PM daily at Seattle Center. See several thousand performers of Music and Dance from cultures over the world at over 20 (mostly indoor) stages. Most of the participatory (partner) dancing is in the Fisher Pavilion (Warren’s Roadhouse, south of the Fountain) – (featuring mostly Contra Dancing) -- and in the Armory (Center House) (highlighted below). And some impromptu dancing outdoors at the Mural Amphitheatre (south) and Fountain Lawn Stage (northwest).

FRIDAY, MAY 22. Armory (Center House): Two School Jazz/Swing Bands 4–6 pm, and three Vintage Swing Bands 7–10 pm.
Fisher Roadhouse: Two Cajun /Zydeco Bands 8–10 pm. (Contra 11-8 pm).
Fountain Lawn Stage: Three Blues Bands 5-7 pm.

SATURDAY, MAY 23. Armory (Center House): 2 Tango Bands 4-6 PM, and 3 Scandinavian Bands 7–10 pm.
Fisher Roadhouse: Two Swing Blues Bands 6-8 pm. (Contra and (UK) Country 11-5 & 8-10 pm).

SUNDAY, MAY 24. Fountain Lawn Stage: Three Cajun /Zydeco Bands 12:30-3 pm.
The Fisher Roadhouse opens up for two Country Swing Bands 1-3 pm, two Cajun /Zydeco Bands 3-5 pm, and two Waltz Bands 8-10 pm.
Latin Dance Bands at Mural Amphitheatre 4–10 pm.

MONDAY, MAY 25. Armory (Center House): Two Cajun/ Zydeco Bands 11–1 pm; Swing Band 3–5 pm; and Salsa 6–9 PM.
(Fisher Roadhouse: Contra and (UK) Country dancing all day.)
Mural Amphitheatre: Reggae Bands 6-9 pm.

See www.nwfolklife.org/festival2015/festival-schedule/ for much more like Indie Roots, Blues, Bollywood, Folk, Strings and Bluegrass. Please donate $10 each day into the big boxes at the entrances.



SEATTLE SOCIAL DANCE CLUB ANNIVERSARY
FRIDAY, MAY 22.
Join Jeanne and the gang for an anniversary dance party! Enjoy a light buffet starting at 7 PM (no lesson tonight). The cost is $12 per person in advance or $15 at the door. Dance to 11 PM to a variety of popular Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music. Water and snacks are also 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.



RON'S BIRTHDAY DANCE
SATURDAY, MAY 23. When I turned 60 last year I had a really fun birthday dance ... so much fun that I decided to do one every year! I'm going to play my personal favorite tunes which cover a wide range of genres. Of course there'll be birthday cake! Arrive at 7 PM as I teach a beginner lesson in Hustle, 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.




FREE WEST COAST SWING LESSON & DANCE AT FOLKLIFE
SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2:00 - 3:45 PM. Once again the SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB has been asked to join in the annual NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL which draws huge crowds to Seattle Center each year on Memorial Day weekend. Folklife celebrates art, music and dance with a huge variety of dances and performances along with a lot of crafts and art. It is really a great event, something worth spending your time at even if the SSDC didn’t have the opportunity to expose West Coast Swing to new people.

~ SOLEMAN KREBS and ANGEI KOSTOFF will do a dance demo
~ JUSTIN HIRSHEY and DERON HAYES-HIRSCHY will teach a West Coast Swing lesson
~ DJ ROBB BRYAN will play music for dancing


This is completely free, although they do ask for a donation in order to keep Folklife free. Come on out and support this great event! It will all be on the big wooden dance floor in the Armory--formerly known as the Center House. It will be so much FUN! For more information on Folklife visit www.NWFolklife.org. For more information on the Seattle Swing Dance Club visit www.SeattleWCSwing.org.



SPECIAL PACIFIC BALLROOM ADULT DANCE
SATURDAY, MAY 23. Check out Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn this Saturday with DJ RICK GOSSARD! Special tonight we have a visiting YOUTH BALLROOM FORMATION TEAM from Idaho that will be performing at the adult dance. The dance will run until 10:30 PM instead of 10:00 PM.

7 - 8 PM: Cha Cha lesson
8 - 10:30 PM: Dance to a variety of music for Ballroom, Latin and Swing


$10 admission covers the class and dance. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St SW, Suite 109, Auburn. For more info visit www.pacificballroom.org or contact Rick at 425-451-4815 or Rick@pacificballroom.org.



STEP IN TIME - PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE PERFORMANCES
THURSDAY, MAY 28 - SATURDAY, MAY 30. Step in Time is a family-friendly concert featuring Pacific Ballroom Dance students performing National Award-Winning Competition Medleys and other showpieces created to inspire and excite audiences. Five teams of 4th to 12th graders comprise the performing company.

Performance Schedule:
THURSDAY, MAY 28, 7:00 PM
FRIDAY, MAY 29, 7:00 PM
SATURDAY, MAY 20 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM


Location: Theatre at Auburn Mountainview, 28900 124th Ave SE, Auburn, WA 98092

Tickets: $15 - $18. Pacific Ballroom Dance is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build character in youth through a positive ballroom dance experience. Our core values are Fitness, Leadership, Inclusiveness, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence, and Dedication. For tickets to Step in Time, go online to www.pacificballroom.org or the studio, 1604 15th St SW # 109, Auburn, WA 98001 or call 253-939-6524.

GOT YOUTH? Tryouts for next year’s youth teams are on Saturday, June 13, at 9 AM with a free prep workshop on Thursday, June 11 at 7 PM, both at the studio. No experience necessary. Come join the fun!



BEE GEES SPOTLIGHT NIGHT
SATURDAY, MAY 30. Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, at a great dance facility in Lynnwood. I'll play music by a variety of artists but with a "spotlight" focus on music by the BEE GEES. First hitting the charts in 1967, about half of their 48 hits were prior to the disco era. Of course they are most famous for their soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever.

7 - 8 PM: Beginner Hustle lesson, no partner or experience needed
8 - 11 PM: Dance to hits by the Bee Gees and much more


Lesson and dance is $15. Dance with no lesson is $12. Fun for singles and couples, all ages are welcome. Soft drinks and water will be available for sale. The Hayloft has a 2,600 square foot sprung hardwood dance floor and an awesome sound system. The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave West, Lynnwood, WA 98037. For more info visit www.HayloftDance.com, email Aileen at HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.



PUGET SOUND PLATINUM SHOWCASE & DINNER SHOW
SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015. Dance your favorite dance, perform a solo, and help your teacher win our Top Teacher Award! Stay for a Catered Dinner, Social Dancing and our Moving Picture Dance Show!

Schedule
Noon: Standard, Smooth, Latin and Rhythm Flights and Solos
4 PM: Break
6 PM: Spanish Tapas Dinner (menu at www.psplatinumshowcase.weebly.com/dinner.html) & Social Dance with STILL BLUE (www.StillBlue.wix.com/stillblue).
8 PM: Moving Picture Dance Show
featuring 11 genres. Social dancing before and after.
Act I
Romance: Foxtrot - Mikhail Vorobiev & Sonya Tsekanovksy
Musical: Quickstep - Dmitriy Vorobiev & Sofie Elliott
Action: Paso Doble - Umario Diallo & Natalya Zhrazhevskaya
Drama: Waltz - Dmitriy Vorobiev & Sofie Elliott
Period Piece: Jive - Mikhail Vorobiev & Sonya Tsekanosky
Espionage: Tango - Erik Linder & Rickie Taylor
Intermission

Act II
Horror: Hip Hop - Umario Diallo & Sonya Tsekanovsky
Comedy: Samba - Dmitriy Vorobiev & Sofie Elliott
Fairy Tale: Viennese Waltz - Erik Linder & Rickie Taylor
Foreign: Cha Cha - Umario Diallo & Natalya Zhrazhevskaya
Film Noir: Rumba - Mikhail Vorobiev & Sonya Tsekanovsky


The Verve Ballroom, 19820 40th Ave W, Suite 102, Lynnwood. Full details and tickets at www.psplatinumshowcase.weebly.com. More info: 425-640-3070 or theverveballroom@gmail.com.



WEST COAST SWING STEP-BY-STEP
STARTING MONDAY, JUNE 1. Presented by the SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB, these classes will give you an introduction to partnering, technique and the foundational patterns of West Coast Swing. Four levels of classes are offered by the area’s most qualified and accomplished professional instructors: LYNN GROSS, JIM MINTY, KATIE SCHNEIDER, and NANCY CLARK. At all levels, this series is perfect for the beginning dancer and also the more experienced dancer needing a brush-up on the basics.

Level 1: Mondays, June 1 - 29 with Katie Schneider
Level 2: Mondays, July 6 - August 3
Level 3: Mondays, August 17 - September 21 (skips Labor Day 9/17)
Level 4: Mondays, October 5 - November 2


Classes are from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave E, Seattle. Cost per 5-week section: $70 pre-registered or $80 at the door for SSDC members; $95 pre-registered or $105 at the door non-SSDC members. Juniors age 17 and under, $50 (parent/guardian must be present). For more info or to register go to www.seattlewcswing.org/2011/05/04/west-coast-swing-step-by-step. Questions? Contact Karen Villamarin at karen@seattlewcswing.org.



NEW ADULT CLASSES WITH RICK GOSSARD
STARTING THE WEEK OF JUNE 1. Classes held at Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St SW, Auburn, WA 98001.

Mondays, June 1 - June 29
7:00 PM Beginning Level Salsa & Bachata
8:00 PM Intermediate Country Two-Step (Prerequisites required)


Wednesdays, June 3 - July 1

7:00 PM Beginning Samba
8:00 PM Intermediate American Rumba & Cha Cha (Prerequisites required)
9:00 PM Advanced American Tango (Prerequisites required)


Fridays June 5 - July 3

7:00 PM Intermediate East Coast Swing (Prerequisites required)
8:00 PM Beginning Rumba & Cha Cha

Enroll online at www.pacificballroom.org/adult. Contact Rick Gossard directly for questions about class eligibility at 425-451-4815.
Prices: Pre-register Online (Save $5/couple) $45 person/$80 Couple. At Door Registration $50 person/$85 Couple. Drop In For a Single Class (If Space Available) $12/person.



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

2. Oct 10-17, 2015. FALL COLORS CANADIAN MARITIMES AND NEW ENGLAND. To/From Boston-Montreal on Holland Maasdam.

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.



DANCE CALENDAR
Through May 28, 2015

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, May 22
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE.
Arrive at 8 PM for a basics lesson (Foxtrot on May 22) 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, May 22
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY AND SWING DANCE.
Arrive at 7 PM for a lesson (a Line Dance on May 22). 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, May 22
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, May 22
LIVE MUSIC! 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, May 22
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, May 22
BRIORA BALLROOM FRIDAY PARTIES. Arrive at 6:45 PM for your choice of either a Newcomer lesson (Nightclub Two-Step on May 22) or an Intermediate/Advanced Ballroom Technique class. Then dance to Ballroom, Latin and Swing music from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Briora Ballroom is the Seattle area’s most elegant dance venue - a stunning 6500+ square foot facility, featuring two dance floors, a comfortable lounge area, and a retail shop. Admission is $13 or free if you attend a pre-dance lesson or are a Briora member. Special offer: 5 dance punch card for $50. Briora Ballroom Dance Studio, 2260 152nd Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond. For more info contact Jessica McMorrow at info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.

Friday, May 22
SPECIAL EVENT! SEATTLE SOCIAL DANCE CLUB ANNIVERSARY DANCE.
Join Jeanne and the gang for an anniversary dance party! Enjoy a light buffet starting at 7 PM (no lesson tonight). The cost is $12 per person in advance or $15 at the door. Dance to 11 PM to a variety of popular Ballroom, Latin, and Swing music. Water and snacks are also 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, May 22
NW FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL. www.nwfolklife.org/festival2015/festival-schedule/

SATURDAYS

Saturday, May 23
RON'S BIRTHDAY DANCE. My actual birthday is May 15 ... but I'll be on a cruise! So join me on May 23 and help me celebrate. I'll provide the cake myself. I request your presence, not presents. I'm celebrating MY birthday so I'm going to play MY personal favorites! Don't worry, they cover a wide range of genres, and I hope you'll enjoy the music too. Arrive at 7 PM as I teach a beginner lesson in Hustle, 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. 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.

Saturday, May 23
SPECIAL! PACIFIC BALLROOM ADULT DANCE. We have a visiting YOUTH BALLROOM FORMATION TEAM from Idaho that will be performing at the adult dance tonight. The dance will run until 10:30 PM instead of 10:00 PM. RICK GOSSARD will teach a pre-dance lesson in Cha Cha lesson from 7 to 8 PM then DJ for the dance playing a variety of Ballroom music. $10 admission covers the class and dance. Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St SW, Suite 109, Auburn. For more info visit www.pacificballroom.org or contact Rick at 425-451-4815 or Rick@pacificballroom.org.

Saturday, May 23
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, May 23
SONG SCOUT SATURDAYS. Start at 7 PM with a Beyond Basics WCS drop in lesson followed by your choice of either a Basics 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: Basics Class w/Dance for $10 Or 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 Melinda at melindabooth@comcast.net or 206-953-1065 or visit www.songscout.net.

Saturday, May 23
NW FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL. www.nwfolklife.org/festival2015/festival-schedule/


SUNDAYS

Sunday, May 24
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, May 24
NW FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL. www.nwfolklife.org/festival2015/festival-schedule/


MONDAYS

Monday May 25
LIVE MUSIC! 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 May 25
NEW DETAILS! 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 drop-in classes at 6:30 PM, dance 7:30 until about 10:30. $7 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, May 18 and Monday May 25
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. May 4 features DJ ANTON SUKHANOV and May 11 features DJ STEPHEN BRADY. 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.

Monday May 25
NW FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL. www.nwfolklife.org/festival2015/festival-schedule/


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, May 26
SALSA N' SEATTLE.
Practice all your favorite Latin dances at Salsa N' Seattle. DJ VICTOR spins a variety of Salsa and Bachata from 9:30 to 11:30 PM. $5 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 www.SalsaNSeattle.com, email julia@salsanseattle.com, or call 206-910-6318.

Tuesday, May 26
LIVE MUSIC! 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, May 27
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, May 27
LIVE MUSIC! MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB. Arrive at 6: 30 PM for a pre-dance Rumba lesson on May 20. There will be a potluck instead of the pre-dance lesson in May 27. Dance to live music by CASANOVA on a 3,200 square foot floor from 7:30 to 10 PM. 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 or email info@manhattanclub.org.

THURSDAYS

Thursday, May 28
ARIA BALLROOM’S PRACTICE PARTY.
Always preceded by intermediate/advanced level technique classes (Latin at 7:15 PM, Standard at 8 PM, $12 each) Aria’s Thursday night party runs from 8:45 to 10:30 PM and is the perfect opportunity to practice your steps in a relaxed environment. Dances include Waltz, Cha-Cha, Salsa, Swing, Tango, Rumba and more. Admission is $10 or $5 for students who take one class or free for students who take both classes at the ballroom the same night. Students may also sign up to dance with Aria’s dance instructors during this dance party. Aria Ballroom, 15300 NE 95th St, Redmond. For more info, visit www.AriaBallroom.com or contact Aria at info@AriaBallroom.com, or 425-867-0777.

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