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.

June 2020: COVID-19 Dance Update

NW Dance Network hopes to return to scheduled dances  late this summer.
Check back for further details


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June 20: Solstice Dance & Music Video with Ron Bailey and The Tangents

A Facebook Live-Stream DANCE

Dance: 6:30pm to 7:30pm – Ron Bailey & The Tangents

Be part of our SOLSTICE DANCE and PANDEMIC REMEMBRANCE. To acknowledge the welcome change of season — and to dance together virtually — NW Dance Network and Ron W. Bailey and The Tangents are collaborating in a virtual dance and concert on the lawn AND in creating a music video featuring RWB & the Tangents and our dancers.

The music video will be created from the virtual dance, incorporating video clips with any dancers willing to make a video of themselves dancing to a choice of two tunes that The Tangents will play at the June 20 dance: a swing number and a waltz. Couples and singles are encouraged to participate in this! (Details below under Music Video.)


Link to the Dance on Facebook Live at 6:30pm Saturday: RWB & the Tangents

Cost: Donation to NW Dance Network for band expenses.  At the direction of the band, NW Dance will donate all money collected during the dance to Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County.

Music Video: Record a short video using the two tunes from Youtube and SoundCloud:

Give a Little

For all Eternity

Send your videos to no later than Thursday June 23. Please note, the videos will not be part of the virtual dance on the 20th.

NW Dance Network will collect the dance videos from you, give them to The Tangents’ videographer who will then combine the live concert footage with the dancers’ home videos to produce a NW Dance Network pandemic remembrance music video on YouTube; something for posterity and for fun. This will give us a chance to dance again at a later date— and this time, to dance along with ourselves and our dance buddies.

BENEFIT: NW Dance Network had intended to give all funds that dancers donate for the evening to the band during these difficult financial times for musicians. The band wishes instead to donate all money collected during the dance to Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County.

Anyone who submits a video authorizes NW Dance Network Dance to use their submission to make the video described above and for other purposes (for example, we might use a video for marketing or to make another video that includes this video, etc.). All persons in the video agree to these conditions.


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August 15: Dinner with Brian Lee and the Orbiters

Join us for a special evening, a trip to the beach complete with a plated dinner, dessert dash and silent auction.

Arrive at 6:30pm for your dinner of chicken piccatta, steamed vegetables and baked potato, served directly from the kitchen. Drinks are available at the bar, including bottles of wine.

Email Andree at if you would like to bring a dessert, then drop your dessert with Marcia Garret on your way in the door. We will have numbered tables for the dessert dash – sit at one of these tables and donate to the envelope. The table with the most money in the envelope will be first to choose dessert! Winners will be announced at the 8:00 break!

Fun silent auction items will be on tables in the hall; choose from baskets, dinner at a board member’s home, landscape consultation (you name it)! If you would like to donate an item, email


6:30 pm Sit-down for plated dinner

7:00 Band begins: Brian Lee and the Orbiters

8:00  Break – Dessert Dash closes, choose your dessert

8:10 Silent Auction Closes

8:30 Band resumes (or earlier with quiet background music)

Purchase Tickets:

Tickets, $50 per person

Name, if not purchaser

More details:

We will have hand sanitizer at each table. Please plan on wearing a mask except when you are seated for eating and drinking. .

We will comply with the COVID-19 specific safety practices, as outlined in
Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Proclamation 20-25, and in accordance with the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. Because of separation requirements you will need to buy your admission in advance for the dinner.  Please make your reservations as early as possible so we can do a better job of planning for the evening.This will be a great evening to visit with friends you may not have seen for awhile.

Location:  Ballard Elks 6411 Seaview Ave NW   Free parking

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