LIVE MUSIC DANCES
pre-dance workshop: 7:30 - 8:30
dance: 8:30 - 11:30
cost: Just $15 for the whole night! Student Rate (under 23 with ID): $10 (unless otherwise noted below)
location: Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N (just north of downtown), unless otherwise noted.
- Smoke and alcohol free
- Attendance limited
- Please ensure your shoes do not mark the wood floor.
The music that Casey puts out is the best in Seattle. A variety of tempos, a cha cha or more and even a waltz. Casey has been on Broadway and tonight he is at the Swedish. Predance workshop with Jodi Fleischman and Winfield Hobbs.
Featuring Great Dance music of the twenties – forties. This band was the hit of killer diller weekend and our a Seattle swing favorite. Predance workshop with Nancy Fry and Guy Caridi
The orchestra's eclectic repertoire celebrates a romantic mélange of bygone eras and cultures: Paris in the thirties. Hapsburg Vienna. Yiddish melancholy. Gypsy romance. Ragtime Manhattan. And dual genres of swing – the sophisticated urbane variety as well as a few Bob Wills barnburners. The dance and predance workshop are at the Leif Erickson Ballroom. The 7:30 workshop features Richard Powers from Stanford, and Angela Amarillas from San Francisco. They will teach Four easy dances in 50 minutes: The Australian Swing Waltz, Bugg Rueda (a Street Swing Mixer), Tokyo Polka and the Crusin' ChaCha.
The Blue Notes are one of the most requested bands at Northwest Dance. Many consider the Blue Notes one of the finest rhythm and blues group in this part of the country. Vocalist and bassist "Little Bill" Engelhart is the founder and front man for the Blue Notes. The pre-dance workshop at 7:30 will be "Traveling Blues – Fast and Slow" featuring Leah Fast and Dean Paton.
This great group was a great hit at our Labor Day Dance. Dancers wanted them back and we are happy to oblige. With a vocal clarity like Ella Fitzgerald's and a natural, distinctive phrasing like Carmen McCrae - Diane effortlessly draws you into each song and leaves you wanting more. With each member of the group a recording artist in their own right, and a room full of people who love to dance, this is a win/win combination. 'Cool' Swing: Don’t be square, daddy-o! Get hip to the sophisticated rhythm and learn to jazz that Swing, dig? Yeah. Far out, man. (Beret and bongos not required.) With Leah Fast and Sean Donovan. Please wear your festive holiday attire to this Holiday Dance. Awards will be given to the Lead and Follow who win the crowd’s approval.
This weekend many dancers are enjoying a workshop on Cross Step Waltz with Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas. The Saturday dance with the Valse Café Orchestra is open to the public in addition to the those enjoying the weekend workshop. Angela and Richard will conduct the predance workshop in "Real Seventies Disco." Come enjoy this great teaching pair. Richard is a much sought after dance instructor from Stanford University. Valse Café will provide a variety of music including Waltz. Swing, and Latin- their eclectic repertoire celebrates a romantic mélange of bygone eras and cultures: Paris in the thirties. Hapsburg Vienna. Yiddish melancholy. Gypsy romance. Ragtime Manhattan. And dual genres of swing – the sophisticated urbane variety as well as a few Bob Wills barnburners. Admission for this special dance is $20. $15 for students age 23 and under.
Little Bill is a Pacific Northwest tradition that you are sure to enjoy. Dance to a variety of swing and blues. The evening will start at 7:30 with a predance workshop with instructors Dean Paton and Leah Fast.
What an evening of dancing! Pre-dance workshop features Barry "the Man" Douglas from Detroit and Seattle's most versatile dance instructor, Michelle Badion. The band is the Max Band a perennial favorite at NW Dance, The Rockin Horse Barn and around town. They are known as a "dancer's band" that plays an incredibly wide variety of dance music including Swing, Blues, Classic Rock and Roll and a smattering of Country and Latin. A great band, great instructors what a great evening for dancing!
We are so excited to have Rainy City Riff Raff play for us at a new location. A swingin' eight piece variety band, is a group with something special...three hot, happening HORNS! Fire 'em up over a solid four piece rhythm section, add two great vocalists, then enjoy. The result is an upbeat mix of classic hits played with style...and an audience that's all smiles. What an evening for dancing! The dance will be at the Lake City Eagles, 8201 Lake City Way NE. They have a beautiful wood floor for dancing. We will start the evening with a pre-dance lesson in cha cha with Nancy Fry and Guy Caridi. The dance goes from 8:30 until 11:30.
We are back at the Swedish Club to celebrate the arrival of June. The band will be the Jukehouse Hounds. Whenever this band takes the stage the dance floor comes alive. They have received great reviews at NW Dance, Left Foot Boogie, and the Little Red Hen. Lots of swing with a tinge of country, blues, and of course some cha-cha. Predance lesson with Sean Donovan and Julie Cauthorn: Swing It!
Seattle's most exciting 17-piece big band swingin' at the speed of sound! With a repertoire spanning styles from big band's golden age to the jazz artists of today, Mach One Jazz Orchestra delivers high energy, artistic precision, and musical dynamism to the dance floor. Nancy Fry and Guy Caridi start the evening out at 7:30 with a predance workshop: "It's Hep Daddio's Day–Let's Swing It."
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