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: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Dance: 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 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 16: Pearl Django

We’re thrilled to bring Pearl Django to the Leif Erikson Hall. For a couple of decades now, Pearl Django has been known for its compelling gypsy jazz. But precisely because the group’s swing music, a’la Django Reinhardt, made these musicians so popular, most of us hadn’t realized they also play other joyous dance music. Pearl Django is perfect for our dance with its selection of  blues, Latin, slower swing, foxtrots and waltzes. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to dance along with these splendid musicians: Jim Lerch, Guitar; Jim Char, Guitar; David Lange, Accordion; Michael Gray, Violin; and Rick Leppanen, Bass.

“If Paris is the city of love, then Pearl Django’s music is the flirtatious accompaniment.”
—6Moons.com (review of Under Paris Skies)

Pre-dance lesson: 7pm to 8pm with Michelle Badion – useful Swing variations

Dance: 8pm to 11pm

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

Parking:  Free parking will be available at this dance in the Banner Bank lot due to a cooperative relationship with Banner Bank, immediately east and next door to the Leif Erikson Hall. Free parking is also available at the Ballard Health Club lot immediately south of the hall and east of Classic Consignment, through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

Your donations to the refreshment table are much appreciated. To protect the hall’s wooden floor, please change from street shoes to clean shoes, non-marking shoes before dancing.  

For the comfort and well-being of all our dancers, especially those with allergies or asthma, please do not wear perfume or fragranced personal products. Thank you!

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March 27: Class Party and Dance

We have a festive mood at these dances, as we welcome our newer dancers and recent students to our dance community. Take this opportunity to invite your friends and celebrate friendships.  Free raffle with passes to our dances and classes. Come and join the fun!

Dance: 7pm to 9:30pm to DJ Sean Donovan

Suggested Donation: $5 or 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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March 29: Share the Joy! FUNdraiser with Billy Joe Show

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 29th for a dance filled joyfest! Mark and Margo are celebrating 35 years of happy marriage with the Billy Joe Show, friends and family. And once again, we’ll be raising funds to help our homeless brothers and sisters find permanent shelter and new beginnings. The celebration benefits the DESC.  The Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) provides integrated services including housing, emergency shelter, crisis intervention and healthcare to thousands of homeless and formerly homeless people every day.

Enjoy dancing to the Billy Joe Show on the beautiful dance floor at the Kenmore Community Club Hall. Billy Joe serves up some exciting dance music from honky tonk to blues. Yippee! Please join us, it wouldn’t be the same without you.

The Celebration is produced by Mark and Margo Richardson and Delicious Dance in cooperation with N W Dance Network.

Dance: 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Suggested donation for DESC.  $10 or more and a nice tip for the band

Location: Kenmore Community Club Hall, 7304 NE 175St. Kenmore 98028

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March 30: Brian Lee and the Orbiters

Brian Lee plays many of the blues clubs in the Puget Sound region and they are one of our favorite bands. We really love dancing to them on the large wooden floor at the Leif Erikson Hall. Brian and the Orbiters deliver dynamic and engaging performances with melodic vocals, exceptional song writing, superb harmonica, slide guitar, and guitar. You will enjoy  top-flight musicianship and a cool repertoire of Brian’s original tunes from the broad blues tradition. The Washington Blues Society awarded Brian Lee & the Orbiters the Best Traditional Blues Act “Best of the Blues” award for 2015, 2014, and 2013!

Pre-dance lesson: 7pm to 8pm with Scot McKay and Wren Newman

Dance: 8pm to 11pm

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

Parking:  Free parking will be available at this dance in the Banner Bank lot due to a cooperative relationship with Banner Bank, immediately east and next door to the Leif Erikson Hall. Free parking is also available at the Ballard Health Club lot immediately south of the hall and east of Classic Consignment, through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

Details:  Please bring a sweet or savory snack to share. Check that your shoes are clean and do not mark the floor.  For the comfort and well-being of all our dancers, especially those with sensitivities, allergies or asthma, please do not wear perfume or personal products with fragrance. Thank you!

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