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.

May 5: The Buckaroosters

Whenever the Buckaroosters play the Little Red Hen near Greenlake, the place is packed and the energy is fantastic. Northwest Dance Network is thrilled to have them at the Leif Erikson Hall where there is plenty of room to dance. The Buckaroosters started out in 1998 with the idea of playing the music of the great Buck Owens as authentically as they could – complete with all of the duet singing, tele-twa… The twang is still there along with great music for dancing swing. And of course several waltzes that are ever so sad. We are going to have fun.

Please bring a snack to share.  Cowboy hats and boots optional.

Pre-dance lesson: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Featuring Sean “Gatorboy” Donovan and Cathy Footer

Dance: 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 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 Street, Seattle, 98107

 Parking:  Through a cooperative relationship with Banner Bank, immediately east and next door to the Leif, free parking will be available at this dance in the Banner Bank lot. Parking is also available at the Ballard Health Club immediately south of the hall.

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May 16: Class Party and Dance

The purpose of class parties, other than to have fun, is to encourage new dancers to get out and dance.

  • Music by Lilli Ann Carey and others. Great variety.
  • Dance demonstrations and mixers.
  • Prizes.
  • Ice cream social.  Please bring a topping to share .
  • Did we mention? Dancing and fun?

Admission free to new students.  By donation by others.

Dance: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to DJ’s.

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

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May 19: Little Bill and the Blue Notes Featuring Dick Powell

Little Bill and the Blue Notes have played for more Living Traditions and NWDance.net dances than any other band.  Bill and various lineups have been wowing dancers with their take on rhythm and blues. Expect great music to dance East and West Coast Swing, Blues, and some Latin.

Bill Englehart has opened for legendary acts such as BB King, Robert Lockwood Jr. and Buddy Guy.  The singer, songwriter and bass player has a roomful of awards including NW Hall of Fame, the W.C.  Handy Award and the BB Life Time Achievement Award. Joining him are of master guitarist Billy ‘Stapes’ Stapleton, the Hall of Fame inductee Dick Powell on harmonica and keyboard and the tight and steady multiple award winning Billy Barner on drums.

The pre-dance lesson at 7:30 will feature John Lozano. With over 15 years of teaching Lindy Hop & Blues, John Lozano has helped to shape dance scenes around the Midwest, West Coast, and Canada. His methodical approach to studying and teaching partnered movement packs the biggest punch with the lightest touch

Pre-dance lesson: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with John Lozano

Dance: 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 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

Parking:  Through a cooperative relationship with Banner Bank, immediately east and next door to the Leif, free parking will be available at this dance in the Banner Bank lot. Parking is also available at the Ballard Health Club immediately south of the hall.

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June 2: Brian Lee and the Orbiters

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

Pre-dance lesson: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dean Paton and Angela Fleagle.

Dance: 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 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

Parking:  Through a cooperative relationship with Banner Bank, immediately east and next door to the Leif, free parking will be available at this dance in the Banner Bank lot. Parking is also available at the Ballard Health Club immediately south of the hall.

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