April 30: Valse Café Orchestra

This Saturday evening dance is part of the Seattle Waltz Weekend featuring Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas. The dance is open to all.

The Valse Cafe Orchestra’s eclectic repertoire celebrates a romantic mélange of bygone eras and cultures: Paris in the thirties. Hapsburg Vienna. Yiddish melancholy. Gypsy romance. Ragtime Manhattan. And dual genres of Swing – the sophisticated urbane variety as well as a few Bob Wills barn-burners.

As its name implies, the orchestra typically plays a preponderance of waltzes, but expect a mix of swing tunes, foxtrots, one steps, polkas, two steps and tangos.

You might want to dress up a bit for this fabulous evening of dancing.

Pre-dance lesson: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas. They will teach a pre-dance lesson in a mix of mixers, where you continually change partners. Dream Waltz Mixer, Chaos Mixer, ‘t Smidge, and the Sextet Mixer.

Dance: 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Cost: $20 general admission payable by cash or check at the door, $12 students under 23 with ID. Special rate for this dance only.

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 during the evening dance.

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