Northwest Dance Network is now using the Amilia platform to register for classes and workshops. Dancers will create their own respective accounts, allowing “shopping cart” registrations, see a calendar of upcoming activities, as well as maintaining a history of classes and workshops attended.
Two links are at the bottom of the Amilia pages. “Knowledge base” provides a number of useful topics with detailed answers. “Support” will direct you to email a particular concern directly to Amilia.
We are pleased to offer this enhanced process and will be adding additional features in the future.
- Payment: $80 payable by card for pre-registration or cash or check at the door
- Location: Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
- Parking: there is upper and lower level parking available which is adjacent to the Swedish Club and additional parking is available across the street.
- COVID Requirements: We require that everyone attending any of our events must have proof of a full COVID vaccination. If your last Pfizer/Moderna vaccine was more than 6 months ago, or your J&J vaccine was more than 2 months ago, we also require evidence of a COVID booster. Close-fitting mash required. This policy will apply to everyone! We are not able to make any exceptions.
Winter 1 Class Series
Sundays (1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, no 2/13, 2/20)
with Ari Levitt & Meli Varga
3pm • Beginning Cross-Step Waltz
Waltz, with its characteristic glides and twirls, has been called the “world’s most romantic dance.” Waltz, danced in 3/4 time, is a must for every dancer’s repertoire, and of the four standard waltz music styles, “cross-step” is by far the most versatile, the most fun, and the most commonly played in Seattle! We’ll work on the basics of leading and following while building a vocabulary of fabulous moves. You’ll fall in love with Cross-Step Waltz!
Prerequisites: none; perfect to take in conjunction with the Foxtrot and Blues classes
4pm • Foxtrot 1
Learn a variety of fun and innovative Foxtrot combinations from Ari’s library of moves and inventions—beautiful, flowing, and elegant moves, as always. Foxtrot is the classic partnered travel dance, popularized from the 1930s to 1950s, and it boasts some of the best music of that era. Foxtrot has continued to thrive on the ballroom dance floor to this day, and has become a versatile dance that we easily blend with popular tunes and other styles, such as Swing, Waltz, Rhumba, and Blues. Best of all—it’s fun to do! Expect some GREAT music as well!
Prerequisites: perfect for both beginning dancers or for more experienced dancers who want to work on fine-tuning their partnering, connection, and musicality skills; ideal to take in conjunction with the Waltz and Blues classes
5pm • Learn to Dance the Blues
Learn the basics of his very expressive and fluid musical dance form that will become the foundation to every other dance style you will learn.
Prerequisites: perfect for both beginning dancers or for more experienced dancers who want to work on fine-tuning their partnering, connection, and musicality skills; ideal to take in conjunction with the Waltz and Foxtrot classes!
Wednesdays (1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9)
with Guy Caridi and Nancy Fry
6:30pm • Beginning Swing
Hugely popular, energetic, and fun, Swing is a great place to start partner dancing. In this class, you’ll learn lots of cool moves, while also learning basic dance-partnering skills. We will be working on single- and triple-time rhythms, which means you will be able to have a swinging good time, dancing to both fast and slow swing tunes.
7:30pm • Nightclub 2-Step 1
Currently a favorite in the social dance scene, this versatile, wonderfully-smoothe and flowing partner dance is sure to please. We’ll teach the original form and style of this dance, which is done in a slot, and is surprisingly soothing and dynamic, all at the same time.
Prerequisite: partner dance experience