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 4: Washboard Cutups

Washboard Cutups is the band you would have heard in the back room of a speakeasy during Prohibition.  Percussionist and singer Mike Daugherty (Yes Yes Boys, Blue 4 Trio, Gigantor, Black Crabs) has formed the hottest new band in the Northwest to play blues, stomps, rags, and early jazz for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Mike is excited to feature these fine musicians:  Bert Barr plays the hot cornet and has been the leader of the Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band for over 45 years!  Dave Loomis blows the slide trombone and has been playing Trad Jazz since he was a teenager.  Banjoist Kevin Johnston started playing at the tender age of 5 in his family band.  At 10, he opened for the legendary Eddie Peabody.  Taylor Kent is the youngest band member, but plays the bass and tuba like an old pro.  He recently left the Spokane Symphony to play Hot Jazz in Seattle. While the Washboards are great to listen too, we will be dancing, some fast Swing, One Step,  and hopefully some sultry blues.

Pre-dance lesson: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Winfield Hobbs 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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