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Updated Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Classes at Studio B Dance with Jeannette Baker
Briora Ballroom Friday Parties -- New Ballroom Class
Country Dance, Lynda Zeman Workshops, Dance with Ron Bolin
Elton John Night
Free Dance for SSDC Members
The Dancin' DJ at Emerald Ballroom Dancers Society
Star Studded Soiree with Studio B Dance
Buddy Schwimmer Returns to Seattle
12 Moonlight Dance Cruises & Camps
Dance Calendar through October2, 2014
Dear Dancin' Friends,
ELTON JOHN plays at Key Arena this Saturday ... or you can just come to Lynnwood for ELTON JOHN NIGHT! The whole evening at the Hayloft will probably cost you less than parking at the Key ... plus you'll be able to dance! I've organized Elton John's music into various dance styles ... Freestyle, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Hustle, Rumba, Nightclub Two-Step, Waltz (see my Song of the Week below), etc ... all of which I'll play, plus I'll include a variety of other music to round the evening out. More of his songs work for Nightclub Two-Step than any other dance style, so that's what I've chosen for the pre-dance lesson. Also, for those who can come from 1 to 4 PM, LYNDA ZEMAN will have three drop-in workshops: Waltz, West Coast Swing, and Nightclub Two-Step, any of which would be a good warm up for the evening dance. If you're looking for Country music, don't miss ROBB BRYAN'S dance at the Hayloft on Friday.
JEANNETTE BAKER has a whopping twenty-three (23) new dance classes starting this week in Renton, including nine (9) classes starting this coming Sunday. Also mark your calendars for her special STAR STUDDED SOIREE coming up on Saturday, October 4.
BRIORA BALLROOM in Redmond now has your choice of either a Newcomer or an Intermediate/Advanced pre-dance lesson ... taking either one will get you into their Friday dance party for free!
The SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB has a special dance this coming Monday at the Russian Center in Seattle for the Step-by-Step students, and it's free for SSDC members. Also mark your calendars for Sunday, October 5 when BUDDY SCHWIMMER will teach afternoon workshops prior to the SSDC dance.
DAN BRANSCUMB has plenty for Moonlight Dance Cruises and Camps coming up which are briefly outlined below, but there's a whole lot more info on his website www.MoonlightDanceCruises.com so check it out. It's always best to plan for these as far in advance as possible ... besides, that gives you something to look forward to for a longer time!
Full details on these and other events are below. The full up-to-date dance calendar is at www.SeattleDanceInfo.com.
Ron's Song of the Week:
The New Fever Waltz by Elton John from the 2013 album The Diving Board.
"And the ballroom opened up to us
And the dancers danced on through."
I'll be sure to play this song Saturday night along with a couple other Elton John Waltzes and lots of his classic hits plus a variety of other music.
See you at the Hayloft! -- Ron Bolin
CLASSES AT STUDIO B DANCE WITH JEANNETTE BAKER
Learn to dance and have fun with JEANNETTE BAKER at Studio B Dance, 13927 SE May Valley Road, Renton. Register by calling 206-774-7860, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.studio-b-dance.com. Classes are $65 for a 6-week series. Progressive discounts for registering for multiple classes simultaneously.
Mondays (9/22 - 10/27)
6:00pm: Nightclub 2-Step (Level 1)
7:00pm: Western Waltz (Level 1)
Tuesdays (9/23 - 10/28)
5:00pm: Foxtrot (Level 1)
6:00pm: West Coast Swing (Level 2)
7:00pm: East Coast Swing (Level 1)
8:00pm: Role Reversal Class **NEW OFFERING**
Wednesdays (9/24 - 10/22) - No class 10/29, 5 week series, $55
5:00pm: Rumba (Level 1)
6:00pm: Bachata Performance Group Lesson
7:00pm: Country 2-Step (Level 2)
8:00pm: Sweetheart Schottische & Cowboy Cha-cha Variations
Thursdays (9/25 - 10/30))
5:00pm: Line Dancing
6:00pm: Hustle (Level 1)
7:00pm: Hustle (Level 2)
8:00pm: Nightclub 2-Step (Level 2)
Sundays (9/28 - 11/2)
1:00pm: Country Swing (Level 1)
2:00pm: Country 2-Step (Level 1)
3:00pm: Jitterbug Swing (Level 2)
4:00pm: Hustle (Level 2)
5:00pm: Cha-cha (Level 2)
6:00pm: Waltz (Level 1)
7:00pm: American Tango (Level 2)
8:00pm: West Coast Swing (Level 2)
BRIORA BALLROOM FRIDAY PARTIES -- NEW BALLROOM CLASS
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26. Dance to Ballroom, Latin and Swing music every Friday from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. There are now two 6:30 PM pre-dance lessons to choose from!
6:30 PM: Newcomer class with IVAN ROUSKOV
6:30 PM: NEW! Intermediate/Advanced Ballroom Technique class with Amateur Champion RUSLAN KALIUZHNYI
7:30 - 9:30 PM: Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance
If you attend one of the pre-dance classes at 6:30 PM, admission to the party is free! Otherwise dance admission is $13 or free for Briora members. Special offer: 5 dance punch card for $50!
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. Briora's spacious, elegant ballroom is air-conditioned, and the perfect place to dance! Briora is 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 on Briora Ballroom, please contact email@example.com, call 425-641-5123, or check out Briora’s website at www.Briora.com.
COUNTRY DANCE, LYNDA ZEMAN WORKSHOPS, DANCE WITH RON BOLIN
There's always something happening at The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave W, Lynnwood. Singles and Couples of all ages are always welcome. It has an awesome sound system and a 2,600 sq ft sprung hardwood dance floor.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. COUNTRY DANCE with ROBB BRYAN - $10 including lessons
7:30 - 8:15 PM: Beginning/Intermediate Country Two-Step lesson
8:15 - 9:00 PM: Another Country dance lesson
9:00 - 11:30 PM: Country Dance
SATURDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 27. OPEN WORKSHOPS WITH LYNDA ZEMAN - $10 each
1 - 2 PM Waltz
2 - 3 PM West Coast Swing
3 - 4 PM Nightclub Two-Step
SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 27: ELTON JOHN NIGHT - $15 lesson & dance or $12 dance only
7 - 8 PM Nightclub Two-Step Lesson. RON BOLIN teaches, no partner or experience needed.
8 - 10:30 PM Dance to Elton John hits plus variety played by RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ. More details below.
The Hayloft has a full schedule of the area’s best DJs and Live Music. For details visit www.HayloftDance.com, email Aileen at HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.
ELTON JOHN NIGHT
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. I tried to get ELTON JOHN to play at the Hayloft tonight, but unfortunately he's already booked at the Key Arena ... so I'll just have to DJ and play his hits myself! It'll cost you a lot less ... plus you'll be able to dance! Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, at a great dance facility in Lynnwood! The Hayloft has a 2,600 square foot sprung hardwood dance floor and an awesome sound system. Arrive at 7 PM for a Nightclub Two-Step lesson, no partner or experience needed. Then dance from 8 to 11 PM to a variety of partner dance music including Swing, Ballroom, Latin, Country and 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 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.
FREE DANCE FOR SSDC MEMBERS
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29. As part of the Step-by-Step program, all Seattle Swing Dance Club members and Level 2 Step-by Step attendees are invited to a Free dance to be held at the Russian Center, 704 19th Avenue East, Seattle (click here for map) from 7 to 9 PM. This is a great chance for the Step-by-Step attendees to practice their social dancing skills with warm and friendly SSDC members eager to help others enjoy West Coast Swing! For more information visit www.SeattleWCSwing.org.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4. Tonight we'll dance to songs from the Motor City! Motown Records launched a whole new sound with artists that include The Temptations, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Jackson Five and many more. Doors open at 6:45 PM. At 7 PM take a pre-dance lesson in West Coast Swing with RON BOLIN. Then dance from 8 to 11 PM to music 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. This event is held on 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.learn2dance4fun.com.
Upcoming themes and pre-dance lessons when Ron Bolin plays at the Rockin' Horse are:
Oct 4 - Motown Mania: West Coast Swing
Oct 18 - Variety Dance: Hustle
Nov 1 - Southern Rock Night: East Coast Swing
Nov 15 - Variety Dance: American Tango
THE DANCIN' DJ at EMERALD BALLROOM DANCERS SOCIETY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3. Join me at the EMERALD BALLROOM DANCERS SOCIETY! Singles and couples of all ages are welcome. SCOTT FIFE will teach a Foxtrot lesson from 7 to 7:30 PM. Then dance from 7:30 to 11:30 PM as I play a variety of Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more. Admission is $15 which includes the lesson and healthy snacks. Fil-Am Community Center, 103 6th Ave N, Algona (near the Supermall in Auburn). Directions: Take Hwy 167 to Auburn, exit at Auburn Supermall / 15th St SW. Go east; turn right on O St. Turn right at the next intersection, Boundary Rd, which becomes Algona Blvd. After 5 to 6 blocks turn right on 6th Ave N. For more info contact Tess at 253-334-7017 or Betty at email@example.com. Phone at the hall: 253-833-9839.
STAR STUDDED SOIREE WITH STUDIO B DANCE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4. Join Studio B Dance for a Star Studded Soiree dance & concert event! The evening will feature a 90-minute concert by THE COATS VOCAL BAND (www.thecoats.net) followed by almost 2 ½ hours of open dancing with DJ JEANNETTE BAKER. Doors will open at 6:00 PM, concert will begin promptly at 6:30 PM, and open dance time will run from 8:15 to 10:30 PM. The DJ will play music for all styles – Swing, Latin, Ballroom, Nightclub, Country & Line Dancing – and also accept requests! Light snacks will be served and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 at the door. Casual attire. The event will be held at Hazen High School – 1101 Hoquiam Avenue NE, Renton, WA 98059. If you have any questions, contact Jeannette Baker at 206-774-7860 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUDDY SCHWIMMER RETURNS TO SEATTLE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5. BUDDY SCHWIMMER ("The King of Swing” and creator of Nightclub Two-Step) returns to Seattle for SEATTLE'S CRYSTAL BALL on October 4 at the Nile Country Club (6601 244th SW, Mountlake Terrace). Buddy will stay over and hold a five-class workshop at the Alki Masonic Hall (4736 40th Ave SW, Seattle) prior to the SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB on Sunday, October 5:
1 PM: Nightclub Two-Step Level 1
2 PM: Nightclub Two-Step Level 2
3 PM: West Coast Swing - Solidify Your Basics
4 PM: West Coast Swing - Variations
5 PM: West Coast Swing - Styling & Syncopations
6- 10 PM: Dance with DJ CAMERON MARTINEZ
Grab this rare opportunity to take instruction from one of the most fun instructors EVER! The Swing Club is offering a $5 dance cover for all those attending Buddy’s workshop! The best price on Buddy’s workshop is for those that join him the day before at the Crystal Ball. Questions? Call Lynn Offutt at 206-542-5550 or email email@example.com.
Here are links to buy your ticket to the event, and to register for Buddy’s workshop.
Crystal Ball tickets: www.seattlescrystalball.com
Workshop registration: www.dance-workshop.com
12 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. Oct 3 - 10, 2014. NEW ENGLAND - CANADA. From Quebec City to Boston on the Norwegian Dawn.
2. Oct 18 - 25, 2014. CARIBBEAN DANCE CAMP for couples. Sandals White House on Jamaica.
3. Jan 4 - 11, 2014. Sunny WESTERN CARIBBEAN. From/to Fort Lauderdale on Holland Nieuw Amsterdam.
4. Feb 28 - Mar 8, 2015. Warm EASTERN CARIBBEAN. From/to Fort Lauderdale on the Royal Caribbean Independence.
5. Jan 13 - 20, 2015. CARIBBEAN DANCE CAMP for couples. Sandals Resort, White House, on Jamaica.
6. Jan 21 - 28, 2015. CARIBBEAN DANCE CAMP. Beaches Resort, Ocho Rios, on Jamaica.
7. Feb 11 - 18, 2015. CARIBBEAN DANCE CAMP for couples. Sandals Resort, White House, on Jamaica.
8. Feb 19 - 26, 2015. CARIBBEAN DANCE CAMP. Beaches Resort, Ocho Rios, on Jamaica.
9. July 1 - 9, 2015. WHIDBEY ISLAND DANCE CAMP. Oak Harbor, WA.
10. July 16 - 23, 2015. WHIDBEY ISLAND DANCE CAMP. Oak Harbor, WA.
11. Aug 1-8, 2015. HULA AROUND HAWAII. To/from Honolulu on the Norwegian Pride of America.
12. Aug 22 - 29, 2015. ALASKAN GRANDEUR. To/From Seattle on Holland, Westerdam.
Go to www.MoonlightDanceCruises.com for full details. Contact DAN BRANSCUM at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-720-2727 with questions or to sign up. Tell him Ron sent you!
Through October 2, 2014
HOW TO USE THIS CALENDAR:
TWO WEEKS OF DANCES ARE LISTED. Friday dances held only on the first week are listed first, followed by Friday dances held on both weeks, ending with Friday dances held only on the second week ... and so on for each day. Changes and errors can occur, so please check with the contacts listed before attending. If you ever fail to receive the weekly dance email you can find it posted at www.SeattleDanceInfo.com.
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.