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 2: Redshift Dance Party

We welcome to NW Dance Network, Redshift, a jazz and dance band from the Kitsap Peninsula.  We took a trip across the water and really liked their musicianship as well as the broad variety of dance styles they play. They even have a Night Club Two Step piece in their repertoire.  The group includes Neil Conaty, Kurt Festinger, and Dave Bristow.  Shannon Dowling, a talented singer, adds to the magic. The group plays to the dance community with great Swing and social dance tunes.

In astronomy, “Redshift” refers to the elongation of light waves into the red spectrum due to the recession of distant stars.  Come welcome these stars.

Pre-dance lesson: 7pm to 8pm with John Lozano. Dance your East Coast Swing its fullest.  Feel like you have the whole room to yourself, even when the floor is packed.

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 NW 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 fragranced personal products. Thank you!

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May 16: Little Bill and the Blue Notes with Billy Stapleton

Little Bill and the Blue Notes have played for more NW Dance network dances than any other band. We had to postpone the dance on March 21st and we are so thankful that Bill can play for this dance.  Bill and various musicians 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. These musicians are the real thing and are truly a Blues tradition in Seattle.

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 master guitarist Billy ‘Stapes’ Stapleton, ace keyboardist Bruce Lavin, and the tight and steady multiple award winning Billy Barner on drums.

Pre-dance lesson: 7pm to 8pm

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 fragranced personal products. Thank you!

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