The Dance Calendar

Don't miss out on the fun!
Click here
to receive a free weekly email that includes this dance calendar.

 

Updated Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Kent: Randy Litch Plays in Kent
Auburn: Classes with Rick Gossard @ Pacific Ballroom Dance

Seattle: Northwest Folklife Festival
Lynnwood: Carole King, Carly Simon & James Taylor
Auburn: Let's Get Loud!
Lacey: Swing Dancing @ America's Classic Jazz Festival
Lacey:
26th Annual America's Classic Jazz Festival

Seattle: Argentine Tango Bootcamp for Absolute Beginners
Dance Calendar May 27 - June 9, 2016



Dear Dancin' Friends,

Come feel the Earth move! Join me at the Hayloft this Saturday as I focus on songs by three singer/songwriters: CAROLE KING, CARLY SIMON & JAMES TAYLOR. No hard rock, no disco, no techno, no rap ... just some well-written classic tunes. Here are some of the songs I'll play:

Carole King:
I Feel The Earth Move - Cha Cha, East or West Coast Swing
It's Too Late - Rumba
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Waltz
Corazon - Samba, Cha Cha
So Far Away - Nightclub Two-Step
One Fine Day - Jitterbug


Carly Simon:
Nobody Does It Better (theme from the Spy Who Loved Me) - Nightclub Two-Step
Legend In Your own Time - Rumba
You're So Vain - West Coast Swing
Haven't Got Time for the Pain - Rumba
That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be - Nightclub Two-Step
You Belong to Me - West Coast Swing

Mockingbird (with James Taylor) - Cha Cha, East or West Coast Swing

James Taylor:
Fire And Rain - Nightclub Two-Step
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - Nightclub Two-Step
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - West Coast Swing
Mexico - Rumba
You've Got A Friend - Rumba
Sweet Baby James - Waltz

Dancing how the music moves you is really what dancing is all about, so the dance types listed are just ideas ... you can always dance unstructured Freestyle or Slow Dance. I'll mix in songs by other artists too to round out the evening. My pre-dance lesson will be Nightclub Two-Step. FULL DETAILS ARE BELOW along with other special events and the new two-week DANCE CALENDAR.

See you dancing! -- Ron Bolin




RANCY LITCH PLAYS IN KENT
TUESDAY, MAY 24. Tonight dance to LIVE Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Soft Rock music by RANDY LITCH. Dance from 7:30 to 9:30 PM 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 24: RANDY LITCH playing Ballroom, Latin and Swing and Soft Rock: 7:30 to 9:30 PM
May 31: ANDY BURNETT playing Rock & Roll: 7:30 to 9:15 PM
June 7: THE KINGS OF SWING 17-piece Big Band playing Classic Swing and more: 7:45 to 9:30 PM
June 14: RANDY LITCH playing Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Soft Rock: 7:30 to 9:30 PM



CLASSES WITH RICK GOSSARD @ PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE
5-week sessions started last week, but you can still join this week. No partner necessary.

MONDAYS, MAY 16 - JUNE 20
7:00 PM – Beginning West Coast Swing
8:00 PM – Intermediate East Coast Swing

WEDNESDAYS,
MAY 18 - JUNE 22
7:00 PM – Beginning Rumba/Cha Cha
8:00 PM – Intermediate Tango
9:00 PM – Advanced American Tango

FRIDAYS, MAY 20 - JUNE 24
7:00 PM – Intermediate International Quickstep
8:00 PM – Beginning Foxtrot/Waltz


Notes: No classes May 30 - June 3 due to PBD Spring Concert (see LET'S GET LOUD below). Intermediate and Advanced classes require prerequisites.
Cost: $45 person/$80 couple if you register online at www.pacificballroom.org/adult. At door $50 person/$85 couple. Single class drop-in $12.
Location:
Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St SW, Auburn
Questions? Contact Rick Gossard at rick@pacificballroom.org or 425-451-4815.



NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
FRIDAY, MAY 27 - MONDAY, MAY 30, 11 AM - 10 PM daily at Seattle Center. See several thousand performers of Music and Dance from cultures over the world at over 20 (mostly indoor) stages. Most of the participatory (partner) dancing is in the Fisher Pavilion (Warren’s Roadhouse, south of the Fountain) – (featuring mostly Contra Dancing) -- and in the Armory Court (Center House) (highlighted below). And some impromptu partner dancing outdoors at the Fisher Green Stage and Fountain Lawn Stage (northwest), Fri, Sat and Sun.

FRIDAY, MAY 27. Armory Court: 3 School Jazz/Swing Bands 3:30–6 pm, and 3 Blues/ Swing Bands 7–9:45 pm.
Fisher Roadhouse: Two Cajun /Zydeco Bands 8–10 pm. (Contra 11 am-8 pm).
Fountain Lawn Stage: Blues 4:30-5:45.

SATURDAY, MAY 28. Armory Court: 3 Tango Bands 3-6 PM.
Fisher Roadhouse: 2 Jazz Swing Bands 6-8 pm. (Contra 11-1, 3-5 & 8-10 pm).
Armory Loft: Dance Workshops all day

SUNDAY, MAY 29.
The Fisher Roadhouse opens up for 2 Country Swing Bands 1-3 pm, 2 Cajun /Zydeco Bands 3-5 pm, and 2 Waltz Bands 8-10 pm. (Contra 11-1 & 6-8 pm).
Fountain Lawn Stage: Zydeco 12:30-1:45.
Armory Court: Contra 1-3 pm.

MONDAY, MAY 30. Armory Court: 2 Cajun/ Zydeco Bands 11–1 pm; 2 Swing Bands 3–5 pm; and Salsa 6–9 PM.
Fisher Roadhouse: Contra 11-1, 3-5 & 6-9 pm.

See www.nwfolklife.org/festival2016/festival-schedule/program-guide/ for much more, or www.nwfolklife.org/festival2016/festival-schedule/.
Please donate $10 each day into the big boxes at the entrances or by Text.



CAROLE KING, CARLY SIMON & JAMES TAYLOR
SATURDAY, MAY 28. COME FEEL THE EARTH MOVE! Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, as I focus on songs by three singer/songwriters: CAROLE KING, CARLY SIMON & JAMES TAYLOR. No hard rock, no disco, no techno, no rap ... just some well-written classic tunes. Dance to classic tune such as: I Feel the Earth Move, You're So Vain, Mockingbird, Corazon, Fire and Rain, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You), Anticipation and many more. Fun for singles and couples, all ages are welcome. Soft drinks and water will be available for sale.

7 - 8 PM: Nightclub Two-Step lesson. No partner or experience needed. I'll teach the basics plus easy variations.
8 - 11 PM: Dance!


Cost: Lesson and dance is $15. Dance with no lesson is $12.
Location: The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave West, Lynnwood. 2,600 square foot sprung hardwood dance floor and an awesome sound system.
For more info: Visit www.HayloftDance.com, email HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.



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



SWING DANCING @ AMERICA'S CLASSIC JAZZ FESTIVAL
THURSDAY, JUNE 23. ATTENTION ALL SWING DANCERS! New this year to AMERICA'S CLASSIC JAZZ FESTIVAL is a Thursday night kickoff event with SWING DANCING to three special Jazz bands!

~ JEFF BARNHART & CHARLOTTE'S BOYS
~ GRAND DOMINION
~ LANCE BULLER & THE ROADSTARS


Great classic music for East Coast Swing, Jitterbug, Lindy Hop and more!

Time: 7:00 to 10:45 PM
Cost: $15 or just $5 for ages 14 - 30 with ID
Location: Worthington Center at Saint Martin's University, 5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, WA
More Info: Charlotte Dickison, 360-943-9123, CharlotteDickison@comcast.net, www.OlyJazz.com

The festival itself (see separate ad below) runs through Sunday and attracts thousands of people each year!



26th ANNUAL AMERICA’S CLASSIC JAZZ FESTIVAL
THURSDAY, JUNE 23 - SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2016.
This annual event draws 4,500 to 5,000 people from all over the US. It kicks off with Swing dancing on Thursday (see separate ad above). Dance lessons (Balboa, Foxtrot, and Charleston), great bands, and large dance floors are sure to provide a wonderful time for all. This year features these bands:

Ivory & Gold Jazz Band® | www.ivoryandgold.net
Grand Dominion Jazz Band | www.gdjb.com
Uptown Lowdown | www.uptownlowdownjazz.com
High Sierra Jazz Band | www.highsierrajazzband.com
Tom Hook and the Terriers
Tom Rigney & Flambeau | www.tomrigney.com
Yerba Buena Stompers/Ida Blue| www.yerbabuenastompers.com
Wolverine Jazz Band | www.wolverinejazzband.com
Jeff Barnhart and Charlotte's Boys
Black Swan Classic Jazz Band/Marilyn Keller| www.bscjb.com
Fat Babies | www.thefatbabies.com
Bob Shulz Frisco Jazz Band
St. Louis Rivermen
Greystone Monarchs
Joep Peeters guest artist
Eve Evans guest artist

Click here for the registration form.

Location: Saint Martin’s University, 5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey. Marcus Pavilion, Worthington Center, and the Student Union Building will have large, state-of-the-art dance floors perfect for those who like to “trip the light fantastic!” There will also be a tent just for listening. Sunday ends with an Afterglow Party at Tugboat Annie's.

Admission prices: Thursday Swing Dance (see separate ad above) $15 or just $5 for ages 14 - 30 with ID. All Event 3-day $95; Friday only $40 (or $25 after 6 PM); Saturday only $50 (or $25 after 6 PM); Sunday only $25.

For further info: Festival Director Charlotte Dickison at charlottedickison@comcast.net or 360-943-9123. For tickets and lots more info visit www.olyjazz.com.



ARGENTINE TANGO BOOTCAMP FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Part of the Seattle Tango Magic Festival. Immerse yourself into the most passionate experience of this summer. Dive into the beauty of authentic Argentine Tango by learning, dancing and having fun. NO PARTNER REQUIRED. NO PRIOR DANCE EXPERIENCE.

FRIDAY, JULY 8
7:30 PM Class: Tango 101

SATURDAY, JULY 9
12:15 PM Class: Tango Fundamentals 201
1:45 PM Class: Introduction to Tango-Vals
***BREAK***
7:30 PM Class: Tango Figures 301
8:30 PM DANCE SOCIAL “Grand Ball” with LIVE MUSIC, DANCE EXHIBITIONS, and LIGHT BUFFET


SUNDAY, JULY 10
2:15 PM Class: Introduction to Tango-Milonga
3:45 PM Class: Special class with Maestros


Location: Classes at Century Ballroom, 915 E Pike St. Seattle. Grand Ball at Temple De Hirsch Sinai, 1511 E Pike 1511 E Pike St., Seattle
Cost: $150
Contact:
www.SeattleTangoMagic.com (click on BOOTCAMP page)
Questions: seattletangomagic@gmal.com



DANCE CALENDAR
May 27 - June 9, 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, May 27
SPECIAL!
SEATTLE SOCIAL DANCE CLUB 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY. Celebrate from 7 PM to Midnight with a light buffet, performances, prize drawings, lots of social dancing including Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Line Dances. Admission is $15 per person in advance or $18 at the door. We offer complimentary parking passes, just go upstairs and ask for it: we have a very large parking lot behind the building. All ages are welcome. 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 email SeattleSocialDanceClub@gmail.com.

Friday, May 27
NOREEN'S BALLROOM DANCE. Arrive at 8 PM for a dance lesson in Waltz. Then dance to a variety of Ballroom music from 8:30 to 11 PM. Admission is $10 or just $5 for first-timers. There is street parking and a lot across the street. Normanna Lodge (Sons of Norway), 2725 Oakes Ave, Everett. For more info contact Noreen at noreenballroom@yahoo.com or visit www.thedancefool.com.

Friday, May 27
HAYLOFT COUNTRY DANCE. A popular 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). Dance from 8:30 to 11:30 PM to music played on an awesome sound system. The lesson is $10 and includes free dance admission. If coming for just the dance, admission is the same, $10. Singles, couples and all ages welcome. Soft drinks & water available for purchase. The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave W, Lynnwood. For more info visit www.HayloftDance.com, email HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.

Friday, May 27
NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL. See separate ad above or visit www.nwfolklife.org/festival2016/festival-schedule.

Friday, May 27 and Friday, June 3
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, May 27 and Friday, June 3
FRIDAYS AT THE VERVE. Start at 8 PM with an introductory lesson with ALEXANDRIA HAWKINS. 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 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, May 27 and Friday, June 3
EDMONDS SENIOR CENTER FRIDAY FLING. All ages are welcome to dance to live music every Friday from 1 to 3 PM. The ASTORIA COMBO plays on the 2nd, 4th, (and 5th if there is one) Fridays of the month. NICE 'N EASY plays on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Donation is $4. Refreshments are provided. Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Avenue, Edmonds, just west of the Ferry Terminal. The ballroom is upstairs and has a large dance floor, a view of Puget Sound, and mirrored ball. For more info call 425-774-5555, or go to www.scscedmonds.org.

Friday, May 27 and Friday, June 3
EVERY FRIDAY COUNTRY, SWING & A LITTLE EVERYTHING. Arrive at 7 PM to learn the partner pattern dance the 16-Step on May 27 and a line dance on June 3. 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, May 27 and Friday, June 3
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, June 3
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, June 3
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, June 3
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, June 3
SEATTLE HUSTLE CLUB DANCE. 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 28
CAROLE KING, CARLY SIMON & JAMES TAYLOR. Join me, RON BOLIN, THE DANCIN' DJ, as I focus on songs by three singer/songwriters: CAROLE KING, CARLY SIMON & JAMES TAYLOR. No hard rock, no disco, no techno, no rap ... just some well-written classic tunes. 7 - 8 PM: Nightclub Two-Step lesson. No partner or experience needed. I'll teach the basics plus easy variations. 8 - 11 PM: Dance! Lesson and dance is $15. Dance with no lesson is $12. The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 - 35th Ave West, Lynnwood. 2,600 square foot sprung hardwood dance floor and an awesome sound system. For more info: Visit www.HayloftDance.com, email HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.

Saturday, May 28
USA DANCE TACOMA MEMORIAL DAY DANCE. 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 Cha Cha lesson with JOHN YANTIS. Dance from 8 to 10:30 PM to music by DJ TERRY WEST. Enjoy fun dance mixers! Bring your friends for a wonderful evening of dance. Admission is $12 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, May 28
DANCE FOR JOY! Arrive at 7:30 PM for a pre-dance lesson. Dance from 8:30 to 11 PM to music by DJ LILLI ANN CAREY. No partner needed, a welcoming crowd. Email Lilli Ann at lilli@att.net to get on her email distribution list to find out what the pre-dance lesson will be - it changes every month. Admission is $15 for the workshop and dance or $12 for the dance only. Held on the fourth Saturday of each month. Salsa Con Todo, 211 N 36th St, Seattle (in Fremont). For more info visit www.danceforjoy.biz or phone 206-264-5646. For venue info visit www.salsacontodo.com.

Saturday, May 28
NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL. See separate ad above or visit www.nwfolklife.org/festival2016/festival-schedule.

Saturday, May 28 and Saturday, June 4
SONG SCOUT SATURDAYS. Start with your choice of either a Basics and Beyond or an Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson at 8 PM. Dance 9 PM to Midnight+. Dance every Saturday to West Coast Swing and Nightclub Two-Step music played by DJs PAUL & MELINDA BOOTH. Music is an awesome blend of newest WCS/NC2 hits & classics. Neon lighting, free water & snickers too! Basics Class w/Dance for $10 Or an Intermediate WCS lesson for $5; drop-ins are welcome. Admission for the dance alone is $10. Kirkland Dance Center, 835 7th Ave, Kirkland. For more info contact Paul at pbooth@comcast.net or Melinda at melindabooth@comcast.net or 206-953-1065 or visit www.songscout.net.

Saturday, May 28 and Saturday, June 4
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 28 and Saturday, June 4
DANCING IN THE PARK AT MAGNUSON PARK.
The new DanceSport International studio hosts a class and party every Saturday night from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. It starts with a dance lesson at 7:30 PM followed by dancing from 8:30 to 10:30 PM. $12, or free with purchase of a class. 6344 NE 74th St, Suite #105 Seattle, WA 98115. For the schedule visit www.dancesportseattle.com/calendar.html or call Robert & Monique Hrouda at 206-550-6461 for more information.

Saturday, May 28
PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE. 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 28 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and an Argentine Tango 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, June 4
MERLY'S VARIETY DANCE. CORRECTION! NO DANCE TONIGHT. Merly's first Saturday dances are on a summer haitus and will resume in September. Her second Saturday dances continue as usual. For more info visit www.HayloftDance.com, email at HayloftDance@gmail.com or call 425-743-6180.

Saturday, June 4
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 Waltz lesson with JEANETTE BALL. 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, June 4
USA DANCE BELLINGHAM SUMMER SOLSTICE DANCE. Get dressed for summer fun and come out and dance the night away with other fun and friendly people. Arrive at 7:15 PM for a pre-dance Nightclub Two-Step lesson with WENDY and MEGAN. Then dance to music to celebrate the coming of summer by DJ SKEETER 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. This is the last dance until September 3, so don't miss it! 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.

Saturday, June 4
NORTHWEST DANCE. Arrive at 7:30 PM for a pre-dance TBA workshop taught by NANCY FRY and GUY CARIDI. Then dance from 8:30 to 11:30 PM to the live music of THE MOODSWINGS JAZZ BAND. The dance is alcohol-free. Admission of $20 covers both the workshop and dance. Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle. For more info call 206-781-1238, email info@nwdance.net or visit www.nwdance.net.


SUNDAYS

Saturday, May 29

NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL.
See separate ad above or visit www.nwfolklife.org/festival2016/festival-schedule.

Sunday, June 5

PACIFIC BALLROOM DANCE.
Pacific Ballroom Dance in Auburn now has Sunday dances in addition to their already established Saturday 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. June 5 features DJ/Instructor RICK GOSSARD and an American Rumba 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.

Sunday, June 5
SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB.
Afternoon workshops will be taught by the "King of Swing" BUDDY SCHWIMMER. 1:30 PM: Nightclub Two-Step Level 1. 2:30 PM: Nightclub Two-Step Level 2. 4:00 PM: West Coast Swing Fun Variations. 5:00 PM: West Coast Swing Styling and Syncopations. There is a beginner West Coast Swing lesson with SCOT McKAY upstairs for new folks from 6 to 6:30 PM. Dance from 6 to 10 PM with DJ ROBB BRYAN. The music format is 80% West Coast Swing and 20% other types of dance. Admission for both workshops is $25 for guests ($19 for SSDC members), and includes the dance. Dance only admission is $11 for guests ($7 for members) and includes the beginner class. Held on first and third Sundays at the Alki Masonic Lodge (West Seattle), 4736 40th Ave SW, Seattle. Contact SSDC at ssdcmail@gmail.com or visit www.SeattleWCSwing.org.


MONDAYS

Monday, May 30
NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL.
See separate ad above or visit www.nwfolklife.org/festival2016/festival-schedule.

Monday, May 30 and Monday, June 6
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 30 and Monday, June 6
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 30 and Monday, June 6
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 30 features DJ DEBORAH ALEXANDER. June 6 features DJ TBA. 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.


TUESDAYS (Click here for May 24)

Tuesday, May 31
and Tuesday, June 7
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 31
KENT ROCK & ROLL DANCE. Dance to live music every Tuesday on a 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor. Tonight features live Rock & Roll music by ANDY BURNETT 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.

Tuesday, June 7
KENT BIG BAND SWING DANCE. Dance to live music every Tuesday on a 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor. Tonight features live music by the 17-piece KINGS OF SWING big band from 7:45 to 9:30 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 (Click here for May 25)

Wednesday, June 1

MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB. Arrive at 6:30 PM for a pre-dance Rumba lesson with DAVE GREEN and LINDA REITER. 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, June 1
and Wednesday, June 8
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, June 1 and Wednesday, June 8
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, June 8
MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB.
Arrive at 6:30 PM for a pre-dance Rumba 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 (Click here for May 26)

Thursday, June 2 and Thursday, June 9
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.

*********************************************

If you know someone who might like to receive this email, please forward it to them. If you received this as a forward, or are reading it online, just email me at Ron@SeattleDanceInfo.com and I'd be happy to add you to the dance email list.

Sincerely,

Ron Bolin
www.SeattleDanceInfo.com
425-917-1188































Tuesday, May 24
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 24
KENT DANCE. Dance to live music every Tuesday on a 2,300+ sq. ft. hardwood floor. May 24 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.





































Wednesday, May 25
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 started 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 25
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 25
MANHATTAN DANCE CLUB.
Arrive at 6: 30 PM for a pre-dance East Coast Swing 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.



























Thursday, May 26
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 stared 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.