Waltz etcetera: About half waltzes, half a mix of other dances

Every Monday night, including holidays

Our flagship dance: friendly, casual, and very well attended (60-80 dancers), every Monday at the Lake City Community Center. We've been putting on a weekly dance since January 1999.

6:30 pm: beginning and intermediate drop-in classes

Every Monday at 6:30 pm we offer two classes running concurrently, one for beginners and one for experienced dancers. We usually teach waltz, but occasionally mix it up a bit; check Z's dance forecast to see what we're teaching now. Classes are $15 per person, or $20 for class + dance.

7:30 pm: dance!

We play about half waltzes, half a mix of swing (east & west), blues, cha-cha, nightclub 2-step, foxtrot, salsa, tango etcetera. Around 9:30 we dial it down & play more intimate music: blues, fusion, alternative tango, etc. We dance until 10, sometimes later. Friendly dancers and always a good turnout. Come dance! $6, but don't let financial hard times keep you away. Come dance, pay what you can.

Where?

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. Plenty of free parking in their lot & nearby.

1st & 3rd Sunday afternoon tea dances, 1-4 pm

First & third Sundays we have an afternoon dance in Ballard. This is an especially sweet, intimate dance with very friendly folks. We have a drop-in class at 1 pm followed by a dance from 2-4 pm; we play the same kind of musical mix as on Mondays. $15 for the class, $6 for the dance, $20 for both.

Where?

In the sweet upstairs ballroom at Salmon Bay Eagles in old-town Ballard, 5216 20th Ave NW; it has a gorgeous wood floor and funky cool old Seattle atmosphere. There's a bar downstairs, and you can bring your drinks upstairs with you. Follow this link for more info on the hall, a map, and transit info. There's street parking nearby, but if you don't find a spot, there's a  pay lot next door and also the Swedish Hospital parking garage, across the street from the Eagles' back door; more info on that.

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