Our venue: Salmon Bay Eagles

Come dance in the intimate, quirky upstairs ballroom at Salmon Bay Eagles (SBE), 5216 20th Ave NW in old town Ballard; the sign outside says FOE (Fraternal Order of Eagles). Go in the double door with stairs going up, just to the right of the door heading into the bar downstairs. The ballroom floor is gorgeous old maple, fast and very easy on feet, knees etc.

There's street parking all around, and parking's pretty easy on Tuesday nights. There's also a pay lot next door to SBE, and the Swedish Ballard Garage is a block north of SBE at 5300 Tallman Ave NW (street view). SBE is well served by transit.

History

What became Waltz etcetera first surfaced as a weekly waltz practica at the beginning of 1999 in the Phinney Neighborhood Center. After a month it moved to the Civetta Apartments dance space on 103rd, by the old Leilani Lanes. All waltzes soon got tiresome, so the nameless waltz practica became Waltz etcetera.

In the summer of 2001 Waltz etcetera moved on to the Richmond Masonic Center, right behind Freddy's in Shoreline, then in January 2008 to the Lake City Community Center. I started putting on workshops and occasional dances at SBE beginning in 2010, and in January 2018 I moved Waltz etcetera there.

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