We've had a weekly dance going since 1999. We have 2 concurrent classes every Monday before the dance.
6:30 pm classes: On Mondays we offer a beginning and an intermediate, one in each of our 2 main rooms. Right now the topic is Turning Foxtrot.
7:30 pm dance. About half waltzes, half other partner dances: swing, blues, cha-cha, nightclub 2-step, foxtrot, salsa, tango etcetera. Around 9:30 we dial it down & get all bluesy & tango-y. We dance until 10, and usually later. Friendly dancers and always a good turnout. Come dance!
Practical details. At Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE in Seattle. Follow this link for more info on the dance hall, a map, and transit info. $15 class, $6 dance, $20 both. If you can't afford that, please come anyway and pay what you can. We don't want money to be a barrier to dancing.
Sunday tea dances are dedicated to creating new ways of understanding lead & follow, and new ways to open up the boundaries between them to move partner dance toward creative collaboration of 2 equal partners. Come join the Sunday Irregulars and help us create new dance!
1 pm class. Sunday classes are stand-alone workshops, not in series. They all feature creative collaboration and role trading, for those so inclined, but that aspect of the class it optional; stay in your familiar role if you prefer. Check Upcoming dances for the class topic.
2 - 4 pm dance. We play a mix of about half waltzes & half other dances: swing, blues, cha-cha, nightclub 2-step, foxtrot, salsa, tango etcetera. We're known for our outstanding music collection.
Practical details: at Salmon Bay Eagles in old-town Ballard, 5216 20th Ave NW; follow this link for more info on the hall, a map, and transit info. $15 class, $6 dance, $20 both. If you can't afford that, please come anyway and pay what you can. We don't want money to be a barrier to dancing.
Our Thursday nights are small, and we offer something you just can't get in a larger class setting: truly personalized teaching. Instead of having a set curriculum, we listen to you, and dance with you, and respond to your needs & interests. Bring your dance questions, conundrums, things you're working on, things that aren't working, moves you'd like to learn, you name it. We'll listen, we'll watch you dance, and then we'll go from there. You don't need to have a question formulated; one popular request is "Dance a [fill the blank] with me and coach me with my dancing."
Thursday workshops go from 7 to 8:30, with a break in the middle to practice and relax. Afterward we'll put on music for more practice, or you can head downstairs for the live blues that'll be underway by then. 2nd & 4th Thursday nights, in the upstairs ballroom at Salmon Bay Eagles in old-town Ballard, 5216 20th Ave NW (more info & a map link). $20 per person.
Zachariah is available for dance coaching and private lessons: