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.