Northwest Dance Network holds live-music dances twice a month. We offer a pre-dance lesson taught by local or visiting instructors one hour before the dance starts.

  • Pre-dance lesson: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Dance: 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Lesson and dance $15 general admission payable by cash or check at the door, $10 students under 23 with ID (unless otherwise noted). This price is for the entire evening; we have no separate charge for the pre-dance lesson. Occasionally a special-event dance will cost more.
  • Location: Locations may vary. Please see the descriptions for individual dances.

From time to time, Northwest Dance also holds class parties, which are DJ’d dances offered at the end of a session of series classes. These dances are excellent opportunities to try out new dance skills! Class parties are free to anyone enrolled in the recent series classes, with a $5 suggested donation for everyone else.

March 29 Class Party and Dance

At our last class party and dance we had about a hundred people in attendance.  It was great fun.  Please join us this Wednesday to dance and celebrate those dancers who have just finished a class series.  We want to encourage the “new” dancers to get out and use their newly learned skills.

There will be dancing of course, but there are usually some demonstrations and a mixer or two.  The evening is informal, and it would be great if you brought a snack to share.

Dance: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to DJ’s  Lilli Ann Carey and Zachariah Cassady

Suggested Donation: $5 more.  Free for recent class graduates.

Location: Swedish Club, midway between South Lake Union and Fremont at 1920 Dexter Ave. N.

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April 1: Mach One Jazz Orchestra

It’s no joke that The Mach One Jazz Orchestra, is a large variety Big Band that promises a great dance on April Fool’s day at the Leif Erikson Hall. The featured vocalists add to the excitement of both the contemporary and traditional jazz. Expect to enjoy Swing, Latin, Rock, R&B, Funk, Disco, Rockabilly, jump and Jive – they will play them all. And we know you will enjoy dancing to the large variety of music.

Since the band’s start in 1998, the Mach One Jazz Orchestra has performed often at local Dance Events and Northwest Dance Network is pleased to welcome this Big Band back.

Pre-dance lesson: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  with Winfield Hobbs and Lilli Ann Carey

Dance: 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Cost: $15 general admission payable by cash or check at the door, $10 students under 23 with ID.

Location: Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 n.w. 57th St. Seattle 98107.

Thanks to Banner Bank there is complimentary parking in their lot immediately east of the Leif Erikson Hall.

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April 15: Brian Lee and the Orbiters

Brian Lee & the Orbiters have been honored by the Washington Blues Society with seven 2017 “Best of the Blues” award nominations, in the categories of Traditional Blues Act and Best Blues Band. The Orbiters are a favorite of our dancers as they play a variety of swing and blues. Such great show people, they are a joy to watch. Brian delivers dynamic and engaging performances with melodic vocals, exceptional song writing, and superb harmonica, slide guitar, and guitar. Forget your taxes and come dance.

Pre-dance lesson: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Sean Donovan and Nancy Fry.

Dance: 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Cost: $15 general admission payable by cash or check at the door, $10 students under 23 with ID.

Location: Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 n.w. 57th St. Seattle 98107.

Thanks to Banner Bank there is complimentary parking in their lot immediately east of the Leif

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April 30: Valse Café Orchestra

This Saturday evening dance is part of the Seattle Waltz Weekend featuring Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas. The dance is open to all.

The Valse Cafe 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 barn-burners.

As its name implies, the orchestra typically plays a preponderance of waltzes, but expect a mix of swing tunes, foxtrots, one steps, polkas, two steps and tangos.

You might want to dress up a bit for this fabulous evening of dancing.

Pre-dance lesson: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas. They will teach a pre-dance lesson in a mix of mixers, where you continually change partners. Dream Waltz Mixer, Chaos Mixer, ‘t Smidge, and the Sextet Mixer.

Dance: 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Cost: $20 general admission payable by cash or check at the door, $12 students under 23 with ID. Special rate for this dance only.

Location: Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 n.w. 57th St. Seattle 98107.

Thanks to Banner Bank there is complimentary parking in their lot immediately east of the Leif during the evening dance.

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May 6: The Wiretappers

The Wiretappers are an acoustic string band from the Seattle area, playing a mix of juke joint music, western swing, classic country, dancehall honky-tonk, and hillybilly jazz, with a bit of bluegrass, jazz standards, gypsy, and funky folk mixed in. Their sound is groove-oriented and perfect for getting dancers out on the floor, with great instrumentals, lead vocals and lots of harmony singing. Expect to enjoy some Swing, One Step, and Blues in various tempos to enrich your dancing.

Pre-dance lesson: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Guy Caridi and Nancy Fry.

Dance: 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Cost: $15 general admission payable by cash or check at the door, $10 students under 23 with ID.

Location:  Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 n.w. 57th St. Seattle 98107.

Thanks to Banner Bank there is complimentary parking in their lot immediately east of the Leif.

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