Current Class Schedule

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Current Classes    Future Classes    Workshops


Private lessons     Monday Class & Dance     

By Appointment:

Private Dance Lessons for Adults and Kids
All levels, absolute beginning and up

Learn Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot, Blues, Salsa, Club Dances and more.
Email us for details 


Progressive, Drop-in, Beginner-Friendly Classes — Join any time

Pre-dance class — We rotate through a series of dance styles starting at the beginning with each new dance — different styles of Waltz, Swing, Blues, Foxtrot, Salsa/Latin dances and a few others.

Summer Shorts  Designed for Seattle summer suntime and travel — June, July, August

Come explore the rhythms of new dances and discover how different dances are related, helping you dance both if you know one of them.

Plus three “2-Fer/Newbie Nights”* — Three chances to discover our beautiful space, great sound, and sweet dance at “2-for-the-price-of-1.”  

2/Fers —Bring a partner of any flavor — If you’re a lead, bring a follow; if you’re a follow bring a lead; if you do both, take your pick 😉 — get in for $5 each.

Newbies — First timers to our dance, no matter how long you’ve been dancing — get in for $5 —no partner necessary.

Come to all or some of the classes as your summer permits. Each class stands on it’s own, take either or both of the paired classes.


   July 1* Samba  (2-Fer & Newbie Night, details above)

   July 8 Samba

Two weeks of Samba with fellow dancer and guest teacher, Dick Mercier. Samba is a lively, rhythmical dance of Afro-Brazilian origin. We’ll do a social ballroom version, danced with partners and with body rhythms simplified from the original Brazilian dances. It’s a fun dance with a distinctive rhythm and we usually play at least one Samba at each dance, so learning this dance will keep you on the dance floor when a Samba comes on.


  July 15 Country 

Come for a taste of Country Swing — a lively 4 count dance that rocks and stomps — and essentially walks while not going anywhere. If you can walk you can do this dance.


   July 22 Zweifacher

   July 29 Zweifacher

We’ll do two weeks of Zweifacher with fellow dancer and guest teacher, Patrick McMonagle. Zweifacher comes from the Alpine region of western Europe — waltz country. It’s a simple dance with tricky rhythms, a combination of relaxed waltz and one step. It’s an easy dance when you learn to recognize the clues that the music provides. And that’s what Patrick is going to teach us.  Besides being fun, learning this dance will also teach you how to pivot — something you can use in many other dances.


   August 5* Night Club    (2-Fer & Newbie Night, details above)

  August 12 Rumba

 These 2 dances have essentially the same rhythm and “feel,” neither travels (though there is a traveling version of Night Club), and their moves are similar, though not the same.  This is a case, though where you can dance either dance to either music.


   August 19 One Step

   August 26 One Step

We’ll do two weeks of this dance with my former teaching partner and current guest teacher, Henry Burton. This is one of my absolute favorite dances because it is so simple, easy to learn, versatile, and absolutely forgiving. This is a traveling, walking dance done to beats in 4s. It can be lively or bluesy, stompy or floaty. If you’re a beginning dancer, it can make you an instant dancer, and if you’re an experienced dancer, you can take everything we’re offering here, all summer, and apply it to this dance, giving you a huge repertoire of moves to draw from. And it’s pure fun. 


If you’d like to be notified of what we’re teaching each week and get more information about our classes and dances, we send out a weekly email with that information.

Request to be added to the email here.

 Beginners welcome, no experience, no partner needed, singles & couples welcome. 

General Class Details:

Who: All are welcome

When: Nearly every Monday 6:30-9:30PM (except some holidays, if Monday is a holiday, please check with us)

Where: The Latvian Center
            11710 - 3rd Ave NE Seattle 98125

How Much: $10 for the whole evening, class and/or dance

Classes are drop-in, no pre-registration, just show up

Followed by a weekly dance

In Class we start each dance style at the very beginning, and instruction progresses over 4-5 weeks, through basics, easy variations, and beginning skills and techniques of a given dance. 

Our approach to dance is easy-going, friendly, and light-hearted.  This is supposed to be fun! — And we play together to make it that way.

We also recognize different individual experience and learning curves, so we often offer options at various levels during class.  Choose the option that suits you in the moment.

You’re welcome to begin at any time. You don’t have to wait for the beginning of a new session, and you pay only for the classes you actually take.

We happily accommodate new students and returning students after an absence — if you start after the beginning of a class session — come a few minutes early and we’ll help you catch up.

Come learn a new dance, a new role, or more about a dance you know. 
Then stay for our weekly dance.  We’ll be happy to see you!


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