We are moving this dance on what most people consider the last weekend of summer to the Ballard Elks. The Elks Lodge sits on the shores of Shilshole Bay overlooking the stunningly beautiful Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain Range. The dance floor features a full wall of windows providing a panoramic vista of Shilshole Bay – The perfect place to share a potluck starting at 6pm. the Pre-dance lesson at 7pm will be truly special with Walter Dill and Celina Dill Then welcome the Seattle Houserockers.
From gut-wrenching blues to a get-down funky number, this band covers all the bases. Featuring Dan Newton on guitar and keyboards, John Lee on bass, and Marty Lockwood on drums. All performers additionally contribute to vocals. Classic Rhythm and Blues, New Orleans Beat, swing, boogie and straight up blues are all served with feeling. After decades of performing and contributing to dozens of recordings, members of the Seattle Houserockers are journeyman professional musicians who have performed at festivals and in clubs all over the world.
The dance floor has plenty of room for seating and we may purchase drinks from the window to the bar.
Potluck: From 6pm. Join other dancers to share a meal overlooking Puget Sound. Please bring a dish to share. Main dishes are especially appreciated. Plates and utensils will be provided. Please bring finger food, savory and sweet to share. Plates and utensils provided
Pre-dance lesson: 7pm to 8pm. Walter Dill and Celina Dill teach double-time swing: a slick basic step that fits music too fast for triple-time and too slow for single-time swing music. Learn to adapt your favorite moves to this fun, nifty footwork.
Cost: $15 general admission payable by cash or check at the door, $10 students under 23 with ID.
Location: The Ballard Elks is located just North of West Marine at 6411 Seaview Avenue. There is plentiful free parking
Details: Please check that your summer sandals and dance 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 fragrances. Thank you.