pre-dance workshop: 7:30 - 8:30 P.M.
dance: 8:30 - 11:30 P.M.
cost: Just $15 for the whole night! Student Rate (under 23 with ID): $10 (unless otherwise noted below)
location: Check location for each dance below. Unless otherwise noted, the location is Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N (just north of downtown).


November 15: Valse Café Orchestra

Seattle’s Valse Café Orchestra began in Seattle in 1999 and has been delighting dancers with its modern renditions of dance hall classics. Expect an evening of Swing, Waltz, Latin and more. 7:30 PM pre-dance workshop with Guy Caridi and Nancy Fry in Rotary Waltz Tune up.


December 6: Brian Lee and the Orbiters

Brian Lee & the Orbiters are among the premier bands on the Northwest U.S. blues circuit. Brian delivers dynamic and engaging performances with melodic vocals, exceptional song writing, and superb instrumentals. They are a favorite of dancers at Come enjoy music that you will enjoy dancing, Swing, Foxtrot, blues and more. A cool repertoire of Brian's originals and tunes from the broad blues tradition. 7:30 PM pre-dance workshop will be led by Sean “Gatorboy” Donovan and Nancy Fry.

December 14: Class party and dance with Guy Caridi DJ

Please bring snacks to share. $5.00 suggested donation for this great chance to welcome class students to the wonderful world of dance. 5:00-7:30 PM at the Swedish Cultural Center.

December 20: Casey MacGill and his high 5

Dress up for this holiday season dance at the Swedish and please bring some snacks to share. NWDance hosts one of Seattle’s favorite swing bands. Casey MacGill performs music that swings. Nat “King” Cole Trio meets the Mills Brothers. Fats Waller meets Fats Domino. Slim Galliard meets Fred Astaire. It is American music of many decades and no decade in particular, all happening at the same time, woven into a seamless, beautiful whole. At the core of his sound are his band's sometimes sweet, sometimes rough-hewn three-part harmony vocals and a piano-ukulele-bass-and-drums rhythm section that swings in a variety of textures. Performance by Savoy Swing Performing Troupe at break. The evening starts with a Pre-dance workshop at 7:30 PM.


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