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Updated Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Kent: Big Band Night
Lynnwood: Hayloft Variety Dance + West Coast Swing Lessons
Milton: WCS Wednesdays & 2-Step Thursdays with April Morrow
Seattle: Tales of the Vienna Woods
Auburn: New Sunday Dances @ Pacific Ballroom Dance
Seattle: May Special Series at the Russian Center in Seattle

Seattle: Classes with Michelle Badion
Redmond: Briora Ballroom Anniversary Party
Lynnwood: Ron Bolin's Potluck Birthday Bash
Issaquah: More Group Lessons in Issaquah

Seattle & Redmond: Volunteers Needed for the Folk Floor
Auburn: Let's Get Loud!
Seattle: An Evening in Vienna Ball

Dance Calendar through May 12, 2016



Dear Dancin' Friends,

I feel like dancing!
Join me at the following events this week:

Tuesday, May 3 - Tonight! BIG BAND NIGHT
in Kent with the 17-piece KINGS OF SWING. Inside info: On 1st Tuesdays, the food alone is worth your $4 entry.

Friday, May 6:
HUSTLE CLUB "PURPLE DANCE"
in Juanita in memory of PRINCE with DJ VICKI GABRIELLE. Inside info: I'm going to wear purple ... you too?

Sunday, May 8:
There's a NEW SUNDAY DANCE at Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn! DJ RICK GOSSARD plays for the premiere. In honor of Mother's Day, it's half off for all women. Inside info: Hmmm ... maybe I should wear a purple dress. :)

Also within the next 7 days:

~ SCOT McKAY
and WREN NEWMAN teach West Coast Swing in Lynnwood on Tuesdays through May 17. Drop-in for $12 per night. Inside info: Pay $30 for three lessons and save $6.

~ APRIL MORROW
now has two dance nights in Milton: WCS WEDNESDAYS and 2-STEP THURSDAYS. Inside info: She needs more women on Wednesdays.

~ THE GARFIELD OCHESTRA plays in Seattle on Saturday for TALES OF THE VIENNA WOODS. Inside info: Uhh ... sorry, I'm in the woods on this. :)

~ DJ VICKI GABRIELLE plays for a variety dance at the Hayloft in Lynnwood this Saturday. Inside info: I'll bet she'll play some Prince music tonight too.

~ SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB's 3-week MAY SPECIAL SERIES in Seattle starts Monday, May 9. Inside info: SSDC also presents Step-by-Step Level 2 starting on June 6, but they must have 30 people signed up by May 23 for it to be a go. Details next week.

Details on these and further out events are in the Headliner Ads and DANCE CALENDAR below.

As I'm sure you've heard, we lost PRINCE on April 21. Prince was a prolific artist who challenged racial and gender stereotypes. Music historian Joel Whitburn ranks Prince as the #3 artist of the 1980's, #12 artist of the 1990's and the #18 artist of all time. Throughout my first decade of DJing I played lots of his hits such as Little Red Corvette, Let's Go Crazy, Raspberry Beret, and Kiss. I played 1999 (released in 1982) to ring in the New Year on a few occasions. He released 39 studio albums but also recorded songs (some say thousands) that were never released and were literally stored in "The Vault" which was reportedly drilled after his death because only he knew the code. He put just a few of those songs out in 1999 to fulfill a contract with Warner Bros. One of those was his uncharted It's About That Walk (I couldn't find a full version on YouTube) which was a big hit in the West Coast Swing community. It was hard to choose a favorite song from the 16 Prince CD's I have, so I picked one that you might not be familiar with. Enjoy!

Ron's Song of the Week:

Lolita
by Prince from the 2006 album 3121:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NQ_CYDAqVM


DJ VICKI GABRIELLE will play some of Prince's songs this Friday at the Hustle Club Dance with the special theme "PURPLE DANCE" (details in the DANCE CALENDAR below).

See you dancing! -- Ron Bolin



BIG BAND NIGHT
TUESDAY, MAY 3. Tonight dance to LIVE music by the 17-piece KINGS OF SWING! Dance from 7:45 to 9:30 PM to Swing and Ballroom music on a wonderful 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood dance floor. Complimentary refreshments! Plenty of free parking in the large lot. All ages are welcome.

Location: Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent
Admission: Only $4 (donations accepted for snacks)
For more info: Visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164

Dances are held here every Tuesday evening. Here's the schedule for the next few weeks:

May 3: THE KINGS OF SWING 17-piece Big Band playing Classic Swing and more: 7:45 to 9:30 PM
May 10: RANDY LITCH playing Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Soft Rock: 7:30 to 9:15 PM
May 17: ANDY BURNETT playing Rock & Roll: 7:30 to 9:15 PM
May 24: RANDY LITCH playing Ballroom, Latin and Swing and Soft Rock
: 7:30 to 9:15 PM
May 31: ANDY BURNETT playing Rock & Roll: 7:30 to 9:15 PM



HAYLOFT VARIETY DANCE + WEST COAST SWING LESSONS
TUESDAY, MAY 3. SCOT McKAY and WREN NEWMAN teach West Coast Swing from 6.15 to 7:15 PM Tuesdays through May 17. The drop-in rate is $12 or $30 for the three remaining lessons in this series. Don't worry about catching up as Scott and Wren will be reviewing.

SATURDAY, MAY 7. VARIETY DANCE with DJ VICKI GABRIELLE. Vicki will teach Nightclub Two-Step at 7 PM and music starts at 8. Dance to Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country and Nightclub tunes. $12 covers everything.

Location:
The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave W, Lynnwood. Singles and Couples of all ages. 2,600 sq ft sprung hardwood dance floor. Awesome sound system! Soft drinks & water available. Visit www.HayloftDance.com, email HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.



WCS WEDNESDAYS & 2-STEP THURSDAYS WITH APRIL MORROW
STARTING WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 and THURSDAY, MAY 5. We have some big changes taking place! We hope you like them and can join us. We have revamped our new series to include a social dance after the lesson. We now have WCS Wednesdays and Two Step Thursdays.

Wednesdays WCS class is filling up fast but shy a few ladies. Ladies here is your chance! Thursday night has plenty of room for more couples or singles.

Wednesdays, May 4 - June 22 (8 weeks)
7:00 - 8:30 Beyond Basics West Coast Swing $120 (Ladies especially needed). Must know push breaks, side passes, and whips.
8:30-10:00pm Open Dance (Free with lesson, drop-ins for dance only $5).

Thursdays, May 5 - June 23 (8 weeks)
7:00 - 8:30 Country Two Step - Continuing on the Basics $120. Learn basic footwork and master several basic 2-step patterns.
8:30-10:00pm Open Dance (Free with lesson, drop-ins for dance only $5).

Beverages and snacks are provided both nights. Call or text April to enroll 253-350-7553. For more information email april@dance2connect.com or visit www.Dance2Connect.com.



TALES OF THE VIENNA WOODS
SATURDAY, MAY 7. Northwest Dance brings back the nationally acclaimed GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA for Tales of the Vienna Woods, a night of Waltzing and the occasional Polka. Don’t miss this chance to dance to a full symphony orchestra. Tales of the Vienna Woods will feature the best of Tchaikovsky, Strauss, and other great composers—in one of the city’s best and biggest dance floors: Temple de Hirsch Sinai on Capitol Hill. Two big parking lots plus ample street parking. A $30 adult admission includes not just the dance but two tickets good for glasses of wine, sparkling cider, and/or multiple desserts. Students $20. Attire is urban eclectic—everything from a flashy spring dress or tails to a slinky silk shirt. Or go Monet: pastels, frilly skirts, and parasols.

6:30 to 7:30 PM: Pre-dance lesson with ANGELA FLEAGLE and DEAN PATON
7:30 to 10:30 PM: Dance!

Tickets: $30 per person, $20 students. Available at the door or online at Friends of Garfield Orchestra: www.garfieldorchestra.org/node/1710
Location: Temple de Hirsch Sinai, 1511 E. Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98112. The ballroom entrance will be on 15th Avenue on the west side of the building
More info: www.NWDance.net/dance



NEW SUNDAY DANCES @ PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE
SUNDAY, MAY 8. Pacific Ballroom Dance is adding Sunday Dances! Our very successful Saturday dances have prompted us to expand our schedule. We will now be holding additional dances on most Sundays starting on May 8. In honor of Mother's Day, all ladies are half price that night.

6 - 7 PM: Nightclub Two-Step lesson with RICK GOSSARD
7 - 9 PM: Open Ballroom Dancing with DJ RICK GOSSARD


Admission: $10 Person (PBD Alumni & Ladies $5)
Location: Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St SW, Auburn
Questions? Contact Rick Gossard at rick@pacificballroom.org or 425-451-4815.
Full dance and class schedule: www.pacificballroom.org/adult (This event is so new that it may not show on the calendar yet.)



MAY SPECIAL SERIES AT THE RUSSIAN CENTER IN SEATTLE
MONDAYS - MAY 9, 16 & 23. Come join our local pros JIM MINTY, KATIE SHCNEIDER and ALL STAR ALLIE STONG for a 3-Monday special series from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.

MAY 9 with Katie Schneider. Easy and Fun Musicality. 1st hour: Learn to decode popular songs of multiple genres and practice different musicality strategies. 2nd hour: Easy choreography for practicing proper phrasing techniques. Guaranteed to up your musical game!

MAY 16 with Jim Minty. Learn Shag. This is another form of Swing to incorporate new fun moves into your West Coast Swing; you can "Shag" with your partner to WCS even if your partner doesn't know how to.

May 23 with Allie Strong. Connection Mini Intensive. Learn to improve your connection to consistently be a better partner. 1st hour: How to connect, communicate, and listen like never before. 2nd Hour: Creating Conversation, exploring this connection, turn every dance into an exciting conversation!

Costs: SSDC Members: $25/night or $65 all 3. Non-members $30/night or $80 all three. Door opens for registration at 7 PM.
Location: Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave E Seattle, WA 98112
More info: www.SeattleWCSwing.org



CLASSES WITH MICHELLE BADION
TUESDAYS, MAY 10 - 31. ASUW Classes, University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle. $40 per 4-week course. www.exco.org or call 206-68-LEARN to register.

6:00 Tuesdays Survival Dance for Weddings and Parties: www.depts.washington.edu/asuwxpcl/courses/course.php?id=71
7:00 Tuesdays Beginning Salsa - Street Style: www.depts.washington.edu/asuwxpcl/courses/course.php?id=70
8:00 Tuesdays Beginning Country 2-Step and Swing: www.depts.washington.edu/asuwxpcl/courses/course.php?id=116


EVERY WEDNESDAY.
Argentine Tango - Traditional Style - University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle. $10 per class or both for $15. www.michellebadion.com

7:00 - Beginning Argentine Tango - Style and technique for basic moves
8:00 - Intermediate moves to challenge the social dancer


Questions? Call or text Michelle at 206-334-7496, email michelle@michellebadion.com, or visit www.michellebadion.com.



BRIORA BALLROOM ANNIVERSARY PARTY
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 5:30-8:30 PM. It's Briora's 3rd Anniversary, and you are invited to come celebrate with us at our red carpet anniversary gala! Wear your most elegant attire and enjoy social dancing, champagne, hors d'oeuvres, a raffle with prizes including group classes and private lessons, and more! A special treat includes a Pro Show by SLAVA STEFANOV and JESSICA McMORROW-STEFANOV. See you there!

Cost: $25 per person at the door, $20 in advance, or FREE for Briora Members. To purchase your ticket online, please visit: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=26865, select Online Store, Series & Memberships, Parties, Advanced Registration.

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 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 contact info@briora.com, call 425-641-5123, or visit www.Briora.com.



RON BOLIN'S POTLUCK BIRTHDAY BASH

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 5 - 9 PM. Help me celebrate my birthday! I'll be eligible to start collecting Social Security (not that I will yet). It's a potluck so bring something to share (small entree, side dish, salad, snack item or dessert). No lesson ... I don't want to work that hard on my birthday! Just a wide variety of fun music and dancing throughout. Your "gift" is bringing a potluck item and paying $12 admission. The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave West, Lynnwood, www.HayloftDance.com, 425-743-6180.



MORE GROUP LESSONS IN ISSAQUAH
Choose from BALLROOM BLITZ and SOCIAL MEDLEY ongoing monthly small group class series, each rotating through a variety of dances. Taught by JOHNNY BRYANT - American Ballroom Nationals finalist. Semi-Private format accommodates various proficiency levels. (Basic steps knowledge required for ballroom series.) ONLY $99/month/person or $179/month/couple (4-5 weeks, depending on the month.) Start any time. Get $20 OFF when you get both: Ballroom & Social (couples or individuals welcome) – enroll now to ensure placement.

SOCIAL MEDLEY. Sundays, 11:15 AM. WC Swing, Night Club 2-step, Argentine Tango, Salsa
BALLROOM BLITZ. Sundays, 12:00 PM: Foxtrot, Waltz, American Tango, Rumba, Chacha
LET'S ROLL SERIES.
Tue, Wed, Thur, 6:45 PM: Ultimate Dancer's Workout - pick one or mix-n-match: variety of small group classes, incorporating dance, cardio, core work, lots of stretching and foam rolling to improve posture and flexibility, as well as muscle tone and elasticity. Starting at $59/week. Try it free.
PRIVATE BALLROOM OR LATIN:
Sundays, by appointment – schedule your discounted trial.

Contact: website: www.DanceIssaquah.com, email: contact@DanceIssaquah.com, phone: 209-560-6596
Location: 690 NW Gilman Boulevard at Paragon Training Center



VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE FOLK FLOOR
Many different groups dance on the Folk Floor in the Roadhouse during the Folklife Festival. In years past, only the contra community dance folks picked it up, put it down and then picked it up again and took it to its home for the rest of the year. They’d like some help from the other dance communities who also use the floor. Information is at www.facebook.com/folkfloor. There are 3 "events" that need assistance:

Wednesday, May 25: Loading the folkfloor onto the truck, www.facebook.com/events/217630261950280
Thursday, May 26: Assembling the folkfloor at the venue, www.facebook.com/events/1143930255648479
Tuesday, May 31: Unloading the folkfloor after Folklife, www.facebook.com/events/273431382993265



LET'S GET LOUD!
FRIDAY, JUNE 3 & SATURDAY, JUNE 4. "Let's Get Loud!" Come see the current United States Youth Latin Formation Champions! The PBD Annual Spring Concert is a family-friendly show featuring Pacific Ballroom Dance students performing National Award-Winning Competition Medleys and other showpieces created to inspire and excite audiences. The Company includes students in grades 4-12, who are selected and placed on one of 5 teams according to varying ages and ability, and guided by professional PBD teaching artists. Choose from three show times:

Friday, June 3, 7 PM
Saturday, June 4, 2 PM
Saturday, June 4, 7 PM


Doors to the theater will open 30 minutes before showtime. All seats are reserved.

Tickets: $12 to $18 plus service fee. Purchase tickets now at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/254286
Location: Auburn Performing Arts Center, 915 4th Street NE, Auburn, WA 98002
Website: www.pacificballroom.org



AN EVENING IN VIENNA BALL
SATURDAY, JUNE 25. Reservations are now available for the grand An Evening in Vienna Ball, now in its 8th year. Dance from 6 to 10 PM at the expansive and beautiful University of Washington HUB Ballroom with the ORCHESTRA EXPRESSIVA playing Waltzes-all tempos, Foxtrots and Swings, Tangos, Polkas and One-steps. Special Dances include the Grand March and Fledermaus Quadrille (taught and danced at the first orchestra break.) There will be a light dinner buffet and Grand Dilettante Tort buffet. Elegant and playful, this event is an experience truly magical and memorable. Black tie. $95/person regular, $45 student. A 3-hour ball prep workshop will be held on June 23rd from 6-9pm at the Swedish cultural Center as well. For more info visit www.danceforjoy.biz/vienna2016.html or call LILLI ANN CAREY at 206-264-5646.



DANCE CALENDAR
Through May 12, 2016

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, 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, April 29
and Friday, May 6
Corrected lesson info! EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY, SWING & A LITTLE EVERYTHING. Arrive at 7 PM to learn the partner pattern dance Sweetheart Schottische on April 29 and the line dance Under The Sun on May 6. 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 425-255-9211, email rockinhorsedancebarn@gmail.com or visit www.learn2dance4fun.com.

Friday, April 29 and Friday, May 6
FIRST CLASS BALLROOM SOCIAL DANCE. Come and enjoy an evening of fun social dancing from 8 to 10 PM. Our air-conditioned dance studio is comfortable and bright, filled with friendly faces and highly experienced instructors. Be ready to meet new friends! Drop-in for $15 or purchase a 10-punch card for $120. First Class Ballroom, 1216 50th Street SE, Everett, WA 98203. For more information visit www.FirstClassBallroom.com or call 425-320-3955.

Friday, April 29 and Friday, May 6
FRIDAYS AT THE VERVE. 7 PM West Coast Swing lesson with TERRY WEST, $12 drop-in. Then at 8 PM an Introduction to Tango and Rumba workshop. 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 covers the 8 PM lesson and the dance. 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 29 and Friday, May 6
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 29 and Friday, May 6
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 (on May 6 it will be only $8 for women to celebrate Mother's Day). 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 29 and Friday, May 6
BRIORA BALLROOM FRIDAY PARTIES. Arrive at 6:45 PM for your choice of either a Newcomer lesson (schedule at www.Briora.com) 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 $15 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 6
BURIEN BALLROOM DANCE. Throw on your dance shoes and have fun while getting fit! Come out to the Burien Community Center for dancing to the music of RANDY LITCH on guitar and vocals. Open to adults of all ages. Dance most Fridays from 1:45 to 3:45 PM to live Ballroom, Swing, Latin, Waltz, Country and Soft Rock music. Admission is $5. For more information email randylitch@comcast.net or call Randy at 253-530-6185. For a listing of all of Randy's dances visit www.RandyLitch.net/Schedule.htm. Burien Community Center, Seahurst Room, 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien 98166.

Friday, May 6
SALSA LaVIDA DANCE PARTY. Everyone's welcome! Dance to tons of great Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha and Merengue music by DJ YAMBU! New classes starts each month: check www.LaVidaStudio.com for details. 7:30 - 8:30 PM: Drop-in Salsa/Bachata class. 8:30 PM - 11 PM: Social Dance Party. $15 class (includes free admission to the party) or $7 party alone. 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, May 6
SEATTLE HUSTLE CLUB DANCE "PURPLE DANCE." In memory of one of the greatest musicians of all time, Vicki will have songs by Prince for Hustle, West Coast Swing and Night Club Two Step. Did you know that "Purple Rain" is a wonderful NC2? Dance to Hustle, West Coast Swing, Nightclub Two-Step, plus some Country, Salsa, Ballroom, etc. Music and instruction is by VICKI GABRIELLE. Arrive at 7:30 PM for an Introductory Hustle lesson. Learn intermediate moves in the 8:15 PM lesson. Then dance from 9 to 11:30 PM. There are door prizes and mixers plus free water & snacks. Lessons $5 each, dance $10, one lesson & dance $12, both lessons & dance $15. Juanita Community Club, 13027 100th Ave NE, Juanita (near Kirkland). Directions: From I-405 take 124th St exit; stay left. Head west at the light. Go to 100th; turn right. The club is on the left just before 132nd. Contact Vicki at vjdance@me.com, 206-200-1171 or visit www.seattlehustleclub.com.


SATURDAYS

Saturday, May 7
ARIA BALLROOM DANCE PARTY. Join us on our beautiful dance floor on Seattle’s eastside for our most popular weekly dance party. An introductory class begins at 7:15 PM followed by a balanced mix of traditional and popular ballroom music from 8 to 11 PM. Admission is $10 or free for those who take the pre-party class. We’ve heard we have the best music of any ballroom around. Songs for upcoming dances are projected overhead so dancers can plan ahead. 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, May 7
DANCING IN THE PARK AT MAGNUSON PARK.
CORRECTION: NO DANCE ON MAY 7. For information visit www.dancesportseattle.com/calendar.html or call Robert & Monique Hrouda at 206-550-6461.

Saturday, May 7
PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. CORRECTED LESSON AND DJ INFO.Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn is well-known for teaching kids, but also has events for adults! Check it out this Saturday. Start with a pre-dance lesson from 7 to 8 PM then dance from 8 to 10 PM to a variety of Ballroom music. May 7 features DJ/Instructor TERRY WEST and a West Coast Swing lesson. $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 7
HAYLOFT VARIETY DANCE. Come on out for this dance on the first and second Saturdays of each month! It's at the Hayloft Dance Hall in Lynnwood, which has a 2,600 square foot hardwood dance floor. Tonight take a basic Nightclub Two-Step lesson at 7 PM, no partner or experience needed. Then dance from 8 to 10:30 PM to music by DJ VICKI GABREILLE. She will play a variety of music for all types of dance enthusiasts on an awesome sound system. Fun for singles and couples of all ages. Admission is $12. The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave West, Lynnwood, WA 98037. For more info visit www.HayloftDance.com, email at HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.

Saturday, May 7
TALES OF THE VIENNA WOODS. Northwest Dance brings back the nationally acclaimed GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA for Tales of the Vienna Woods, a night of Waltzing and the occasional Polka. Attire is urban eclectic—everything from a flashy spring dress or tails to a slinky silk shirt. Or go Monet: pastels, frilly skirts, and parasols. 6:30 PM: Pre-dance lesson with ANGELA FLEAGLE and DEAN PATON. 7:30 to 10:30 PM: Dance! $30 adult admission includes two tickets for glasses of wine, sparkling cider, and/or multiple desserts. Students $20. Tickets at the door or online at www.garfieldorchestra.org/node/1710. Temple de Hirsch Sinai, 1511 E. Pike Street, Seattle. Enter on 15th on the west side of the building. More info: www.NWDance.net/dances.

Saturday, May 7
DANCELAND SEATTLE. The independent instructors at Danceland Seattle are collaborating in bringing our students and community dancers together. We invite you to join us! 7:30 PM: Warm up American Rumba lesson with NOREEN ZEBOLD. 8 - 10 PM: Open Ballroom, Latin and Swing dancing. We welcome all dancers, all levels. We also take requests. Light refreshments are provided. $10 per person. Danceland Seattle, 327 NE 91st - Northgate area, Seattle. Parking available across the street. For more info contact Celia Boarman at 425-770-1066 or celia@yoicks.com.

Saturday, May 7
USA DANCE BELLINGHAM: PROM NIGHT WITH KUHL & THE GANG. Tonight arrive at 7:15 PM for a pre-dance East Coast Swing lesson with MARY EVANS. Then dance to live music by the band KUHL & THE GANG until 10 PM. Beginners, experienced, singles, couples, seniors and students…all are welcome. Please bring dance shoes (no spike heels) or shoes with non-marking soles to protect the dance floor. Refreshments will be served in the anteroom. $10 admission or $7 for USA Dance members. Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave, 2nd floor (above Bellingham Bar and Grill). Details 360-734-5676 or www.bellinghamusadance.com.


SUNDAYS

Sunday, May 8
NORTHWEST WESTERN SWING MUSIC SOCIETY. The NorthWest Western Swing Music Society hosts a dance on the second Sunday of each month Sept - June at the Lynnwood Eagles, 19223 Hwy 99. (August is the annual festival at the Auburn Eagles). The Society promotes the preservation of America's western swing roots music (the official music of the State of Texas) through showcasing local bands playing a variety of western swing music (two-step, Latin, polka, early swing and the waltz). The showcase band performs the first two hours, followed by jam bands for the remainder of the event. Dance from 1 pm to 5 pm to live music. No charge. Food is available. Additional information at www.nwwsms.com or on Facebook under Northwest Western Swing Music Society.

Sunday, May 8
NEW! PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn has just added Sunday dances! Start with a pre-dance lesson from 6 to 7 PM then dance from 7 to 9 PM to a variety of Ballroom music. The premiere tonight features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and a Nightclub Two-Step lesson. $10 admission covers the class and dance ... however tonight only it's half price (just $5) for all women in honor of Mother's Day. 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.


MONDAYS

Monday, May 2 and Monday, May 9
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 Ballroom, 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 or call Randy at 253-530-6185. For a listing of all of Randy's dances visit www.RandyLitch.net/Schedule.htm.

Monday, May 2 and Monday, May 9
WALTZ ETCETERA. A friendly, un-ballroomish dance with a big following, going strong since 1999. Every Monday at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle. Beginning and intermediate drop-in classes at 6:30 PM, dance at 7:30 PM. For info on what we're currently teaching, go to www.waltzetc.com and sign up for our emails. $7 for the dance, $15 for the class, $20 for class + dance. We play about half Waltzes of all speeds and styles, half other dances. We also teach Stripped-down Tango on first and third Sunday afternoons in Ballard: the deliciousness of Argentine Tango without all the complications. For more info, go to www.waltzetc.com, or email zachariah@waltzetc.com.

Monday, May 2 and Monday, May 9
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 2 features DJ GREG CONSTANTINO. May 9 features DJ JAY ABLING. 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 9
SEATTLE SINGLES YACHT CLUB DANCE. These dances are open to everyone 21 years of age and older. Married/divorced/separated/single it doesn't matter. Doors open at 7 PM for registration and socializing. The club meeting starts at 7:30 and enables you to sign up for free boat rides with skippers from the club. The dance is from 8:30 to 10:30 PM on the large dance floor, tonight to music by the BLACK VELVET DUO. The music is 60% - 70% Rock & Roll. Admission is $15, or $5 for members. Ballard Elks Lodge, 6411 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle. You may want to consider joining this well-rounded boating/activity group. For more info email bridge@ssyc.com or visit www.SeattleSinglesYC.com.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, May 3
and Tuesday, May 10
SALSA N' SEATTLE. Practice all your favorite Latin dances at Salsa N' Seattle. DJ VICTOR spins a variety of Salsa and Bachata from 9:00 to 11:30 PM. $7 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 3 and Tuesday, May 10
KENT DANCE. Dance to live music every Tuesday on a 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor. May 3 features live music by the 17-piece KINGS OF SWING big band from 7:45 to 9:30 PM. May 10 features live music by RANDY LITCH playing Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more from 7:30 to 9:15 PM. Complimentary refreshments are provided. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith St, Kent. Admission is only $4 (donations accepted for snacks) and parking is free. All ages are welcome, not just 50+. For more info visit www.Kent50Plus.com or call Helena at 253-856-5164.


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, May 4
MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB. Arrive at 6: 30 PM for a pre-dance Tango lesson. Dance from 7:30 to 10 PM to music by singer LOIS ANN MARLER with DJ DAVE GREEN playing between her sets. 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.

Wednesday, May 4
and Wednesday, May 11
NEW! WCS WEDNESDAYS.
Please join APRIL MORROW every Wednesday for a Beyond Basics West Coast Swing lesson from 7 to 8:30 PM. Learn basic footwork and master several basic 2-step patterns. Stay afterwards for a fun time of social dancing from 8:30 to 10 PM. A new 8-week series starts May 4 for $120 which includes the dance party. Drop in for the dance only for $5. Held at Dance 2 Connect at 802 Milton Way, Milton WA 98354. For more information text or call 253-350-7553, email april@dance2connect.com or visit www.Dance2Connect.com.

Wednesday, May 4
and Wednesday, May 11
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. 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 11
MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB.
Arrive at 6: 30 PM for a pre-dance Tango lesson with DAVE GREEN and LINDA REITER. Dance from 7:30 to 10 PM to music by CASANOVA. 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 5 and Thursday, May 12
NEW! TWO-STEP THURSDAYS.
Please join APRIL MORROW every Thursday for a "Continuing on the Basics" Country Two-Step lesson from 7 to 8:30 PM. Learn basic footwork and master several basic 2-step patterns. Stay afterwards for a fun time of social dancing from 8:30 to 10 PM. A new 8-week series starts May 5 for $120 which includes the dance party. Drop in for the dance only for $5. Held at Dance 2 Connect at 802 Milton Way, Milton WA 98354. For more information text or call 253-350-7553 or email april@dance2connect.com.


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