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

Monday nights

Our flagship dance: friendly and casual, waltz-oriented and very well attended, every Monday including holidays at the Lake City Community Center. This is the one for you if you like a big dance with lots of potential partners. 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.

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, consider the Swedish Hospital parking garage, across the street from the Eagles' back door; more info on that.

Also dances some Fridays & Saturdays, 7 pm

We have dances in Ballard on most 1st & 3rd Fridays plus some 5th Saturdays. We schedule our Fri/Sat dances when no one else in our dance community has a dance scheduled, and we adapt our schedule to work around other events scheduled at that venue. To check the current schedule for upcoming dances, go to Z's dance forecast. There's a drop-in class at 7 ($10), then a dance at 8 (also $10, or $15 for class + dance). We play the same general mix as Mondays, and are happy to take requests.

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, consider the Swedish Hospital parking garage, across the street from the Eagles' back door; more info on that.

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