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Updated Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Seattle's Easter Swing ... 20th Anniversary
LaVida Studio: Classes & Dance Socials

Back to Bacharach

Tacoma Dance Studio Presents Randy Litch
Hayloft Happenings
Super Hits of the 70's - Have a Nice Day!
Dance Opportunity For Young Adults – Open House April 26
Puget Sound Platinum Showcase
Waltz of the Flowers
Dance Calendar April 18 to May 1, 2014


Dear Dancin' Friends,


BACK TO BACHARACH is the theme I've chosen for this Saturday's dance at the Rockin' Horse Dance Barn in Renton. Why? Because many people long for MUSIC WITH MELODY, which the songs composed by BURT BACHARACH AND HAL DAVID definitely have. Their songs are on the soft side including good songs for Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Nightclub Two-Step and more. They wrote big hits for artists from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's including Dionne Warwick, Tom Jones, Jackie DeShannon, Dusty Springfield, Herb Alpert, The Carpenters, BJ Thomas, Christopher Cross and many others. Arrive at 7 PM for my pre-dance lesson in Waltz, then dance to MUSIC WITH MELODY and enjoy a trip down memory lane!

SEATTLE'S EASTER SWING
starts Thursday at the Bellevue Hyatt and runs through Sunday. 850+ people are expected! There are free beginner classes (no day or weekend pass required) and $10 spectator passes if you just want to see what it's all about.

Full details on these and other events happening this week are in the Headliner Ads below, plus you'll find lots more events in the new two-week dance calendar ... including a special event this Friday in Port Townsend with MAIA SANTELL, and TERRY WEST's new BLUE MONDAYS in Kirkland which kicked off BIG last week.

You'll want to plan ahead for these special events on Saturday, April 26:

~ PUGET SOUND PLATINUM SHOWCASE all day and evening at the Verve Ballroom in Lynnwood.
~ Five-time Russian Dance Champion SERGEY NEKRASOV will teach Waltz and Cha Cha workshops at the Hayloft in Lynnwood from 1 - 4 PM.
~ Informational Open House on forming a DANCE VENTURE CREW for young men and women ages 14 - 21 from 4 - 6 PM at Renton's Studio B Dance.

RON'S SONG OF THE WEEK
It Had Better Be Tonight (Meglio Stasera) by Michael Bublé from his 2007 album Call Me Irresponsible. This energetic Samba (composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer) was the theme song to the 1963 movie The Pink Panther. It's hard to find a bad version of this song, but Michael's commanding vocals along with a great orchestra make this version stand out. Check the song out at:

youtube.com/watch?v=p6KsEY0NIkE


See you Saturday at the Barn! -
Ron Bolin



SEATTLE'S EASTER SWING... 20th ANNIVERSARY
FREE CLASSES: Check our schedule for three FREE beginner classes, no Day or Weekend pass required. Check out WCS with some of the best in the world. Three-day weekend pass includes several beginner classes, this is the BEST way to see what West Coast Swing is all about. Non-Dancing spectator passes for main ballroom are $10.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17 - SUNDAY, APRIL 20. This annual West Coast Swing convention features over 25 workshops, 11 competitive divisions with $25,000+ in cash and prizes, and lots of general dancing. It draws over 850 West Coast Swing dancers worldwide, with a cast of nationally recognized teachers and competitors, including master of ceremonies MARIO ROBAU, JR. Thursday's EARLYBIRD DANCE (open to everyone for $10 or $5 for weekend pass holders) starts with a lesson at 7:30 PM taught by Mario Robau followed by dancing at 8:30 PM going until late in the evening. FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY feature a whole range of workshops and dance activities. After Sunday's closing ceremony join the SES AFTER DANCE at the same location at 7 PM. Hyatt Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. Visit www.seattlewcswing.com for the complete schedule or to order tickets.



LAVIDA STUDIO: CLASSES & DANCE SOCIALS
THURSDAY, APRIL 17.
Classes and Thursday Salsa Practice Social.
7:00pm – Absolute Beginner Salsa Series Level 1
8:00pm – Salsa Level 2
(drop-ins welcome)
8:00pm – 11:00pm Salsa Dancing & Socializing Entrance: $5 (dancing), $15 (class + dancing)

FRIDAY, APRIL 18. Alternative “Milonga LaVida” Tango Night.
9:00pm – 12:00am - Tango Dancing to non-traditional tango music & Socializing for all! Entrance: $7

FRIDAY, APRIL 25. “Milonga LaVida” Traditional Tango Night.
8:30pm - Intro to Tango Class
9:00pm - Tango Dancing & Socializing
Entrance: $8 (class + dancing)

SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 14. 1st Annual OUTSIDE “Eastside Salsa Marina” event for ALL!
5:00pm – Free Zumba class
5:30pm – Free Intro-to-Salsa Class
6:00pm – 10:00pm Salsa Dancing
Cover: $10
Professional performances NOT-TO-BE-MISSED! WHERE: Kirkland Marina Pavilion/Gazebo

JULY 10-14. 7th Annual Seattle TangoMagic Festival!
TangoMagic registration is now open! MAY 15th – DEADLINE for Early-Bird registration discount. Over 500 attendees from all over the USA. This year we’re bringing three world-renowned couples from Buenos Aires! For more info and to register go to: www.seattletangomagic.com.

LaVida Dance & Yoga Studio, 13620 NE 20th St, 2nd fl (across from BMW), Bellevue. For more info call 425-643-LIFE(5433), email info@lavidastudio.com or visit www.LaVidaStudio.com.



BACK TO BACHARACH
SATURDAY, APRIL 19. Tonight I'll focus on songs composed by BURT BACHARACH AND HAL DAVID, one of the most successful songwriting teams ever. Their songs are definitely on the soft side of rock and definitely have melody. Their compositions became big hits for artists from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's including Dionne Warwick, Gene Pitney, Jackie DeShannon, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, Herb Alpert, The Carpenters, BJ Thomas, Bobbie Gentry, Christopher Cross and many others. Arrive at 7 PM for the pre-dance lesson in Waltz. No partner or experience needed. Have fun dancing in air-conditioned comfort on a big 4,000 square foot hardwood floor from 8 to 11 PM to music by yours truly, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. You're sure to meet lots of new people in the hourly mixers. 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.

Upcoming pre-dance lessons and themes when Ron Bolin plays at the Rockin' Horse are:
Apr 19 - Back to Bacharach: Waltz
May 3 - Cinco de Mayo: Salsa
May 17 - Ron's Birthday Party: West Coast Swing



TACOMA DANCE STUDIO PRESENTS RANDY LITCH
SATURDAY, APRIL 19. Come and check out Tacoma's newest dance venue ... Tacoma Dance Studio! Tonight dance to live Ballroom dance music by RANDY LITCH including Swing, Latin, Waltz, Country and Soft Rock tunes. There is street parking plus parking in the lighted Heritage Bank lot with a back entrance into the Studio. Tacoma Dance Studio, 5412 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma. For more information contact Bill Barber at info@tacomadancestudio.com or 253-224-8244. Visit www.tacomadancestudio.com.

Upcoming dances at Tacoma Dance Studio include:
Saturday, April 19: Randy Litch
Friday, April 25: Darrell Data



HAYLOFT HAPPENINGS
SATURDAY, APRIL 19 -
CLASSES WITH LYNDA ZEMAN
1 - 2 PM Ballroom Stretch & Tone Class Drop-in for $8
2 - 3 PM Viennese Waltz: drop-in for $10
3 - 4 PM Cha Cha. drop-in for $10

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 26 - WORKSHOPS WITH 5-TIME RUSSIAN DANCE CHAMPION SERGEY NEKRASOV
Sergey has been in more than 1,000 dance competitions worldwide and has taught Russian, Dutch, Finland and USA Champions. Workshops offer something for all levels. $15 each or all three for $35.

1 - 2 PM Waltz - Beginners thru intermediate, learn pointers that are sure to accelerate your style
2 - 3 PM Cha Cha I - Basics - a good warm-up for the class to follow
3 - 4 PM Cha Cha II - Useful social dancing techniques, plus some that judges look for in competitions

Sergey is available before and after for private lessons on a first come basis. Contact Aileen immediately for this awesome opportunity.

SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 26 - SUPER HITS OF THE 70'S - HAVE A NICE DAY! See ad below.

The Hayloft has plenty of other events. For details visit www.HayloftDance.com, email Aileen at HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.



SUPER HITS OF THE 70'S - HAVE A NICE DAY!
SATURDAY, APRIL 26. I have all 25 of the CD's in a set called SUPER HITS OF THE 70'S - HAVE A NICE DAY! The set has 300 hit songs from the seventies, from which I'll choose about 50 of the best for dancing tonight. There aren't many really major artists here ... in fact there are many one-hit-wonders! There's no Disco and there's no hard Rock, but mostly just fun Pop hits that you'll recognize and can probably sing along to. It's not stuff that I usually play by any means, so come and enjoy hearing and dancing to these songs on this one night! Arrive at 7 PM for a Jitterbug lesson, no partner or experience needed. Then dance from 8 to 11 PM to music with RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. 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. For more info visit www.HayloftDance.com, email Aileen at HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.



DANCE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG ADULTS – OPEN HOUSE APRIL 26
Do you leave your teens at home when you go out dancing? Why not get them involved in dance as well? Studio B Dance is forming a Dance Venture Crew for young men and women ages 14 - 21. Venturers are given opportunities to learn and apply valuable proven leadership skills and earn BSA Venturing recognition awards while participating in dance related activities including; learning various dance styles, dance choreography, event planning, working as a DJ or master of ceremonies, and much more. While this is a youth led group, there are also opportunities for adults to get involved in an advisory and support capacity. We invite all young men and women ages 14 - 21 as well as interested adult advisors to join us for an Informational Open House on April 26 from 4 - 6 pm at Studio B Dance, 13927 SE May Valley Road, Renton, WA 98059. For additional information, contact Alan Dalla Santa at 253-850-5664, or Tom Myers at 206-861-3264, or email Studio B Dance at info@studio-B-dance.com. Hope to see you there!



PUGET SOUND PLATINUM SHOWCASE
SATURDAY, APRIL 26. Presented by The Verve Ballroom. Latin Show Performance by TABISH ROMARIO and REBECCA TOWLER; Standard Show Performances by DMITRIY VOROBIEV and ZOE ZIMMERMAN. Ballet Performances and more...

Tentative Schedule
11 AM: Doors open for Showcase practice
12 - 2 PM: International Standard and American Rhythm
2 - 2:30 PM: Open Dance and Intermission
2:30 - 5 PM: American Smooth and International Latin
6 - 7 PM: Dinner Buffet by Mangia Bene Catering
7 - 8 PM: Professional and Championship Level Performances
8 - 10 PM: Open Dancing with DJ TERRY WEST


Deadline for Showcase entries is April 10. See the website for entry form and fees.  All dancers and spectators must have entrance passes: Afternoon Showcase Pass: $20; Dinner, Show & Dance Pass: (Includes 6 PM Dinner and Beyond) $45; All Inclusive Pass: $65. Youth discounts are available. The Verve Ballroom, 19820 40th Ave W #102 Lynnwood. For more info contact 425-640-3070 or info@theverveballroom.com. Visit http://theverveballroom.wix.com/theverveballroom for details and registration.



THE WALTZ OF THE FLOWERS
SATURDAY, MAY 3. The Waltz of the Flowers features the award-winning GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA conducted by Maestro MARCUS TSUTAKAWA. All proceeds benefit the young musicians. We don’t often get the chance to dance to a full symphony orchestra. The music will include the greatest hits of history’s most romantic composers: Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Leroy Anderson and other luminaries. Attire is NOT formal - unless you like. For this dance, think Springtime. Point is, you don't have to dress up for this fun dance, but please don't dress "down." The evening begins with a Rotary Waltz Tune-Up at 7 PM with Walter Dill and daughter. Then we'll dance from 8 to 11 PM on nearly six thousand square feet of floor.

The splendid venue for this year's Waltz is the Asian Resource Center in the International District, 1025 South King St, Seattle. There is ample parking. Tickets are available at the door, $25 for adults and $15 for students. Refreshments will be available from the Garfield parents. The Waltz of the Flowers is a joint undertaking of the Friends of Garfield and NWDance.net. For more info visit www.nwdance.net.



DANCE CALENDAR

April 18 to May 1, 2014

HOW TO USE THIS CALENDAR:
UP TO 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. Please check with the contacts listed before attending. Unless indicated otherwise, all venues are smoke-free due to Washington State laws. Price of dance admissions includes any taxes. If you ever fail to receive the weekly dance email you can find it posted at www.SeattleDanceInfo.com. These listings are paid for by the people who put the dances on. It's less than $2 per week to list a weekly dance. Contact Ron Bolin at Ron@SeattleDanceInfo.com or 425-917-1188 to have a dance included.


FRIDAYS

Friday, April 18
SPECIAL EVENT! OLYMPIC PENINSULA DANCE PRESENTS MAIA SANTELL AND HOUSE BLEND. Arrive at 7 PM for pre-dance lesson in Foxtrot with CAROL HATHAWAY (free with admission), then dance from 8 to 10:30 PM to MAIA SANTELL AND HOUSE BLEND, performing a variety mix of Ballroom, Swing (WCS and ECS), Latin and Blues! Admission: Adults: $15; Students with any school ID: $10. Ages 12 & under: $7. Port Townsend Elks: 555 Otto St, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Directions: Coming to Port Townsend on Route 20, take a right on Old Fort Townsend Road. Go one block to Otto St, turn left and follow the signs. Coming from Port Townsend, turn left on Old Fort Townsend Road. For more info: 360-385-5327 or visit www.OlympicPeninsulaDance.com.

Friday, April 18
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE.
(No dance on April 25.) Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson (Viennese Waltz on April 18), 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, April 18
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, April 18
ALTERNATIVE "MILONGA LAVIDA" TANGO NIGHT. Dance and socialize from 9:00 to Midnight to non-traditional Tango music. Entrance: $7. LaVida Dance & Yoga Studio, 13620 NE 20th St, 2nd fl (across from BMW), Bellevue. For more info call 425-643-LIFE(5433), email info@lavidastudio.com or visit www.LaVidaStudio.com.

Friday, April 18
SEATTLE'S EASTER SWING. This annual West Coast Swing convention features over 25 workshops, 11 competitive divisions with $25,000+ in cash and prizes, and lots of general dancing. FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY feature a whole range of workshops and dance activities. Hyatt Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. Visit www.seattlewcswing.com for the complete schedule or to order tickets.

Friday, April 18
MALTBY COMMUNITY DANCE.
(No dance on April 18... at Seattle's Easter Swing.) Visit www.facebook.com/MaltbyCommunityDance for more information or email us at maltby.dance@gmail.com.

Friday, April 18 and Friday, April 25
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, April 18 and Friday, April 25
BRIORA BALLROOM FRIDAY PARTIES. Dance to Ballroom, Latin and Swing music every Friday from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Come early for a "Newcomer" class from 7 to 7:45 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; free for Briora members. Special offer: 5 dance punch card for $50. 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, please contact Jessica McMorrow at info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or check out Briora’s website at www.Briora.com.

Friday, April 18 and Friday, April 25
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, April 18 and Friday, April 25
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, April 18 and Friday, April 25
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY AND SWING DANCE.
Arrive at 7 PM for a lesson in Nightclub Two-Step on April 18; and in Rumba on April 25. 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, April 18 and Friday, April 25
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, April 18 and Friday, April 25
TACOMA DANCE STUDIO. Come and check out Tacoma's newest dance venue! On April 18: APRIL MORROW will be teaching a West Coast Swing lesson starting at 7 PM. After the lesson will be a night of West Coast Swing music DJ'd by April. Lesson is $8; cover is $12. DARRELL DATA from 8 to 11 PM on April 25. Cover is $10. Street parking, also parking in the lighted Heritage Bank Lot with a back entrance into the Studio. Tacoma Dance Studio, 5412 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma. For more information contact Bill Barber at info@tacomadancestudio.com or 253-224-8244. Visit www.tacomadancestudio.com.

Friday, April 18 and Friday, April 25
ARIA BALLROOM’S FRIDAY NIGHT SWING DANCE PARTY. In collaboration with Eastside Stomp, Aria is now hosting Swing dances every Friday night at 9 PM until Midnight or later, with a beginner class at 8:30 PM just before the party that can be purchased separately. The party cost is $12 when there is a live band, and $8 for no band but still lots of Swing music! This party has been rocking the large Aria dance floor with well over a hundred dancers each Friday, and we invite you to bring your dancing shoes and come join the fun. Aria Ballroom, 15300 NE 95th St, Redmond. For more info, visit www.AriaBallroom.com or contact Aria at info@AriaBallroom.com, or425-867-0777.

Friday, April 18 and Friday, April 25
HOTTEST COUNTRY/ROCK DANCE.
At the Shelton Elks every Friday. A good mix of high energy 2-step, East & West Coast Swing, Waltz, Cha Cha, and with Line Dance. This is downstairs with a recently finished dance floor (44'x32'). Doors open at 6 PM for dinner; lesson at 7:30 PM, open dancing until 11 PM. Admission of $3 covers the lesson and dance. Shelton Elks Club, 741 SE Craig Rd, Shelton. Come around to the Back of the building. 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.


Friday, April 25
TACOMA DANCE STUDIO PRESENTS DARRELL DATA.
Come and check out Tacoma's newest dance venue ... Tacoma Dance Studio! Tonight dance to live dance music by DARRELL DATA including Swing, Latin, Waltz, and more. There is street parking plus parking in the lighted Heritage Bank lot with a back entrance into the Studio. Tacoma Dance Studio, 5412 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma. For more information contact Bill Barber at info@tacomadancestudio.com or 253-224-8244. Visit www.tacomadancestudio.com.


Friday, April 25
"MILONGA LAVIDA" TRADITIONAL TANGO NIGHT. Start with an introductory Tango lesson at 8:30 PM. Dance and socialize from 9:00 to Midnight to traditional Tango music. Entrance: $8 cover lesson and dance. LaVida Dance & Yoga Studio, 13620 NE 20th St, 2nd fl (across from BMW), Bellevue. For more info call 425-643-LIFE(5433), email info@lavidastudio.com or visit www.LaVidaStudio.com.

Friday, April 25
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 (or another country western dance) and then more intermediate moves or another dance style from 8 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 Aileen at HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.

Friday, April 25
FABULOUS 2ND & 4TH FRIDAY DANCE.
Plus Late Night Blues, Fusion, & WCS at Om Culture. Join us every 2nd & 4th Friday with ARI LEVITT teaching & DJ-ing, and introducing lots of new songs from his recent travels for your listening and dancing pleasure. 6:45 PM: Doors Open. 7-8 PM: Dance Lesson (schedule at www.rolluptherug.com). 8-10:45 PM: "Fantastic Friday Variety Dance" (Waltz, Swing, Blues, Ballroom, Latin, WCS, NC-2Step and more.) 10:30 PM-12:30 AM (or later): "Late Night Blues" (mainly Blues, with a bit of Fusion & WCS thrown in.) Cost: Lesson $5; Variety Dance (before 10:30) $10; Late Night Blues & Fusion (after 10:45) $5. Om Culture, 2210 N Pacific St, Seattle (Wallingford). CLICK HERE for parking map.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, April 19
BACK TO BACHARACH. Tonight I'll focus on songs composed by BURT BACHARACH AND HAL DAVID, one of the most successful songwriting teams ever. Their songs are definitely on the soft side of rock and definitely have melody. Their compositions became big hits for artists from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's including Dionne Warwick, Gene Pitney, Jackie DeShannon, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, Herb Alpert, The Carpenters, BJ Thomas, Bobbie Gentry, Christopher Cross and many others. Arrive at 7 PM for the pre-dance lesson in Waltz. No partner or experience needed. Have fun dancing in air-conditioned comfort on a big 4,000 square foot hardwood floor from 8 to 11 PM to music by yours truly, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. You're sure to meet lots of new people in the hourly mixers. 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, April 19
TACOMA DANCE STUDIO PRESENTS RANDY LITCH.
Come and check out Tacoma's newest dance venue ... Tacoma Dance Studio! Tonight dance to live Ballroom dance music by RANDY LITCH including Swing, Latin, Waltz, Country and Soft Rock tunes. There is street parking plus parking in the lighted Heritage Bank lot with a back entrance into the Studio. Tacoma Dance Studio, 5412 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma. For more information contact Bill Barber at info@tacomadancestudio.com or 253-224-8244. Visit www.tacomadancestudio.com.

Saturday, April 19
THIRD SATURDAY SALSA SOCIAL.
Get your groove on Latin style at My World Dance. Arrive at 3:30 PM for a pre-dance lesson, then dance from 4 to 6:30 PM doing Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Rumba, Cumbia, Cha Cha, Casino Rueda, and more. Instructors/DJs PAMELA JOHNSON and PETER BLAUSTEIN will spin the rhythms for you to dance. Light refreshments are provided. Admission fee of $5 includes the lesson. This dance is held on the 3rd Saturday of every month. My World Dance, 849 Hiawatha Place South (Central Area), Seattle. For more info contact 206-861-2500, suzanne@myworld-df.com or visit www.myworld-df.com.

Saturday, April 19
NORTHWEST DANCE.
Arrive at 7:30 PM for a pre-dance Swing workshop taught by HEATHER KRAFT & SEAN DONOVAN. Then dance from 8:30 PM to Midnight to the live music of RAINY CITY RIFF RAFF. Come enjoy a great show: fun to watch and fun to dance! The dance is alcohol-free. Dancers should wear shoes that do not leave marks on the dance floor. Admission of $15 covers both the workshop and dance. Note location: Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle. For more info call 206-781-1238, email info@nwdance.net or visit www.nwdance.net.

Saturday, April 19
SEATTLE'S EASTER SWING.
This annual West Coast Swing convention features over 25 workshops, 11 competitive divisions with $25,000+ in cash and prizes, and lots of general dancing. FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY feature a whole range of workshops and dance activities. Hyatt Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. Visit www.seattlewcswing.com for the complete schedule or to order tickets.


Saturday, April 19 and Saturday, April 26

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, April 26
SUPER HITS OF THE 70'S - HAVE A NICE DAY!
The set has 300 hit songs from the seventies, from which I'll choose about 50 of the best for dancing tonight. There aren't many really major artists here ... in fact there are many one-hit-wonders! There's no Disco and there's no hard Rock, but mostly just fun Pop hits that you'll recognize and can probably sing along to. It's not stuff that I usually play by any means, so come and enjoy hearing and dancing to these songs on this one night! Arrive at 7 PM for a Jitterbug lesson, no partner or experience needed. Then dance from 8 to 11 PM to music with RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. 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. For more info visit www.HayloftDance.com, email Aileen at HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.

Saturday, April 26
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, For more info visit www.danceforjoy.biz or phone 206-264-5646. For venue info visit www.russiancommunitycenterseattle.org.

Saturday, April 26
USA DANCE TACOMA #1023.
Theme: Bunny Hop! 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 Samba taught by JACKIE TORRES. Dance from 8 to 10:30 PM to music by USA Dance DJs. Enjoy fun dance mixers! Bring your friends for a wonderful evening of dance. Admission is $10 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, April 26
SONG SCOUT SATURDAYS.
(No dance on April 19; at Easter Swing.) West Coast Swing lesson at 8 PM. Dance 9 PM to Midnight+. Dance every Saturday to West Coast Swing and Nightclub Two-Step music played by DJs PAUL & MELINDA BOOTH. Music is an awesome blend of newest WCS/NC2 hits & classics. Neon lighting, free water & snickers too! Arrive at 8 PM for an intermediate WCS lesson for $5; drop-ins are welcome. Admission for the dance is $10. Kirkland Dance Center, 835 7th Ave, Kirkland. For more info contact Paul at pbooth@comcast.net or melindabooth@comcast.net or visit www.songscout.net.

Saturday, April 26
SWING AT THE BARN.
Closed for private event tonight. Visit web site for calendar. Rockin' Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave SE, Renton. For more info call Dave Serfling at 425-255-9211, email rockinhorsedancebarn@gmail.com or visit www.learn2dance4fun.com.


SUNDAYS

Sunday, April 20
SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB: SES AFTER DANCE.
Dance from 7 PM on into the evening, right after the Closing Ceremony of Seattle's Easter Swing. Hyatt Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. Admission is $10 or $5 for weekend pass holders. Visit http://easterswing.seattlewcswing.org/ for the complete schedule. Contact SSDC at ssdcmail@gmail.com or call 206-463-9935. Visit www.seattlewcswing.org for other West Coast Swing info.

Sunday, April 20
WALTZ ETCETERA TEA DANCE IN BALLARD. A sweet Sunday afternoon dance (1st & 3rd Sundays only), about half Waltzes (all speeds) and half other dances: Swing, Blues, Foxtrot, Tango, Salsa, Cha Cha, etcetera. Friendly, casual, welcoming. At Salmon Bay Eagles, 5216 20th Ave NW, Seattle. Drop-in lesson at 1 PM, dance begins at 2 PM. $15 for the lesson, $6 for the dance, $20 for both. NOTE: we also have dances EVERY Monday evening in Lake City. For more info, go to www.waltzetc.com, or contact Zachariah: waltz23@gmail.com.

Sunday, April 20 and Sunday, April 27
ARIA BALLROOM SUNDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTIE
S. 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.


MONDAYS

Monday, April 21 and Monday, April 28
NEW & FREE! BLUE MONDAYS AT YUPPIE TAVERN. New Classic WCS Dance: Dance to Blues, Jazz and Classic Soul with Swing Rhythms and Funky Rhythms. 7 PM: Beginner's West Coast Swing Lesson; 8 to 10:30 PM: West Coast Swing Dance Party with Instructor & Hall of Fame Swing DJ TERRY 'WILD-WILD' WEST. A classic WCS Swing Party like we had in the late 80's and early 90's. If you like Blues, Jazz and Classic Soul and have a longing for the good ol’ days of Classic West Coast Swing then yer gonna love this party. (No Pop Tarts, No Hip-Hop, No Contemporary R&B, No Alternative Rock, etc.) Admission... FREE! Yuppie Tavern, 12031 NE Totem Lake Way, Kirkland. Contact Terry West at CutARug@gmail.com or 206-786-3421. Visit http://terrywestproductions.com.

Monday, April 21 and Monday, April 28
MONDAY MILONGA. Dance every Monday to great Argentine Tango music. Arrive at 8 PM for a one hour intermediate/ad​vanced class with Patricio and Eva. The class focuses on useful steps and techniques for the social dance floor. Dance from 9 PM to 12:30 AM to music by DJ CRACKERJACK PATRICIO TOUCEDA
on April 21 and DJ JEANNE CASTLE on April 28. Plenty of space with candlelight ambiance and a view of Lake Union. Admission is $15 for the lesson which includes free admission to the Milonga, or $8 for the Milonga 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.

Monday, April 21 and Monday, April 28
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.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 29
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, April 22 and Tuesday, April 29
KENT BALLROOM DANCE.
Dance to live music every Tuesday evening in downtown Kent. The schedule includes RANDY LITCH (vocals & guitar) playing a variety of music for dancing including Ballroom, Swing, and Latin from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. On the first Tuesday the KINGS OF SWING big band plays from 7:45 to 9:30 PM. The 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor is well cared for. 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.

Tuesday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 29
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.


WEDNESDAYS (Click here for April 16)

Wednesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 30
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, April 23 and Wednesday, April 30
MANHATTAN BALLROOM DANCE CLUB. Dance to live music by CASANOVA (or DJ DAVE GREEN on the first Wednesday of each month), on a 3,200 square foot floor every Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 10 PM. We have a dance lesson at 6:30 PM most evenings. Please see our web calendar for info on lessons, occasional potlucks and other details. 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.

Wednesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 30
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.


THURSDAYS (Click here for April 17)

Thursday, April 24 and Thursday, May 1
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. TERRY WEST will be your DJ on most Thursdays. 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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Wednesday, April 16
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, April 16
MANHATTAN BALLROOM DANCE CLUB. Dance to live music by CASANOVA (or DJ DAVE GREEN on the first Wednesday of each month), on a 3,200 square foot floor every Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 10 PM. We have a dance lesson at 6:30 PM most evenings. Please see our web calendar for info on lessons, occasional potlucks and other details. 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.

Wednesday, April 16
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.












Thursday,
April 17

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. TERRY WEST will be your DJ on most Thursdays. Admission is $10 or $5 for students who take one class or free for students who take both classes at the ballroom the same night. Students may also sign up to dance with Aria’s dance instructors during this dance party. Aria Ballroom, 15300 NE 95th St, Redmond. For more info, visit www.AriaBallroom.com or contact Aria at info@AriaBallroom.com, or 425-867-0777.


Thursday, April 17
SEATTLE'S EASTER SWING EARLY BIRD DANCE. The Grand Ballroom opens at 7 PM with a West Coast Swing lesson at 7:30 PM. Early Bird Dance starts at 8:30 PM. Admission to the dance is $10 for non-weekend-pass holders; $5 for weekend pass-holders. Free basic West Coast Swing lessons -- for beginning dancers, or for those who want to review the fundamentals -- will be offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Seattle's Easter Swing venue: Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. For more info visit http://easterswing.seattlewcswing.org/.