Every Monday we dance (6:30 lesson, 7:30 dance) at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE in Seattle (see map below). The room we dance in is huge room and has a very nice hardwood dance floor, plus there's a second very large room that kind of merges with the first and some dancing spills into that. Dancers also use the second room for changing their shoes, socializing, or resting. The second room has the same great hardwood floor, and some dancers use the area in back of the social zone for practicing new moves, coaching etc. in a quieter setting. The building has huge built-in fans that suck in fresh air from outside for ventilation. There's free parking in the LCCC's lot plus plenty of free street parking nearby. Please don't park in the fire lane (striped area) along the north side of the building; you may get towed. Transit: Metro routes 41 (until after midnight), 64 (early evening only), 65 (until about midnight), & 243 (early evening only).
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Other than Mondays, you'll find us in the very sweet upstairs ballroom at Salmon Bay Eagles, located in old-town Ballard at 5216 20th Ave NW (see map below; Google Maps lists Salmon Bay Eagles generically as Fraternal Order of Eagles). It's an original old-Seattle ballroom, with quirky fraternal organization charm, high ceilings, lots of air and light, lots of room to dance, and a great hardwood floor - one of the best dance floors in town. There's a full bar downstairs with very reasonable prices, and you can bring your drinks back upstairs with you. Transit: Metro lines 15 (last bus 6:42 pm), 44 (runs late, until 2 am), and the new snazzy D Line (service all night). Jump down for parking info.
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If you can't find street parking, you can park in the Swedish Hospital parking garage, right across the street from the Eagles' back door. Here's photo to give you the general idea; you're looking northwest on Russell Ave. Salmon Bay Eagles is the light-colored buliding far left; the Swedish parking garage is on the right. You enter & exit the garage on the next street over, Tallman Ave, then walk along the drive between the garage & the apartments next door. You come out at the purple-leafed plum in the middle of the photo, and there's the Eagles. Go in the back door, all the way through to the front (say hi!), then up the front stairs to the ballroom.
The last we heard, parking in the garage was free evenings & weekends; that story has changed a few times over the years If not free, it's quite reasonable. Be sure to go up to the third level in the garage - don't park on the lower levels, which are reserved for docs & other staff. As you exit the garage, make a sharp left, walk along the drive, and there's Salmon Bay Eagles right across the street. Go through the bar to the stairs at the front, being sure to say hi to the bartender as you pass through; the Eagles are a friendly bunch. Feel free to buy a drink & bring it up with you! Just say you're with Zachariah if they ask for your membership card. As you're about to go back onto the street you'll see a doorway to your left that leads to the stairs. Come on up!
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