Northwest Dance Network has dance classes for both beginning and experienced dancers. Classes usually meet weekly for five weeks.

New to partner dancing? You’ve come to the right place! Northwest Dance offers fun, supportive beginning dance classes in a variety of styles including swing, blues, waltz, and zydeco. In addition to our outstanding instructors, we have teaching assistants in all of our beginning dance classes, who provide personal guidance as needed. Beginning classes require no previous dance experience.

What you need to know:

  • No partner necessary. While you can sign up with a partner, many dancers attend classes solo.
  • Location: Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109.
  • Cost: $60 per person for each 5-week series. Cost for students under 23 with ID is $45 for each 5-week series. On occasion, classes are taught over a time span other than five weeks, and in such cases costs may vary.
  • Dancers register as leads or follows, as they prefer.
  • Repeat our most popular 5-week beginning classes within a year for $45. Please see the class descriptions for classes that currently have this option.
  • Northwest Dance honors one valid discount per person per session.
  • If you are registering using a 10-class discount card or a gift certificate, please contact us to register.
  • If you are using a discount coupon (such as LivingSocial or Groupon) or have questions or concerns, please contact us.

In addition to classes, we also teach standalone workshops for dancers at a variety of skill levels.

Classes that we are currently teaching are listed below.  All classes are at the Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109.

Class Sessions April 8 – May 16, registration open:

Sundays April 8 – May 16:
3:00 pm   Beginning Waltz
4:00 pm   Swing 2A
5:00 pm   Intermediate Country Two-Step

Wednesdays April 11 – May 9:
6:30 pm  Beginning Swing
7:30 pm  Waltz 2
8:30 pm  Swing 2B

Sundays

Sunday 3 p.m. Beginning Waltz

Waltz has been called the “world’s most romantic dance” and is a must for every dancer’s repertoire. Experience the satisfaction of gliding about the room with a partner as you learn to zig, zag and twirl to glorious music.

Prerequisites: None.

When: Sundays, April 8, 15, 29, May 6, 13,  3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109.

Instructors: Sean Donovan and Nancy Fry.

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Sunday 4 p.m. Swing 2A

Have you been bitten by the Jitterbug? In this session we’ll continue where we left off in Swing 1, grooving into the next level of swing dancing, adding more challenging moves, combinations, and styling while we have fun!  Prerequisite: Confidence with Swing 1 material

Prerequisites: Confidence with Swing 1 material.

When: Sundays, April 8, 15, 29, May 6, 13,  4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109.

Instructors: Sean Donovan and Nancy Fry.

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Sunday 5 p.m. Intermediate Country Two-Step

Take your Two-step to town with some new turns and techniques for adding fun and flair. A proud, fine-spirited dance, the Two-step is a highly useful rhythm you can dance with many musical styles, and it’s guaranteed to make you smile. We’ll practice modifications where appropriate, so you can make moves work whether you’re fixin’ to dance in a big ol’ ballroom or a piddlee’o honky tonk.

Prerequisites: Proficiency with Country Two-step footwork and fundamentals.

When: Sundays, April 8, 15, 29, May 6, 13,  5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109.

Instructors: Sean Donovan and Nancy Fry.

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Wednesdays

Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Beginning Swing

Hugely popular, energetic and fun, Swing is a great place to start partner dancing. You’ll learn both single- and triple-time rhythms (for faster and slower music), along with cool moves and partnering fundamentals. 

Prerequisites: None.

When: Wednesdays, April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Instructors: Nancy Fry and Guy Caridi

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Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Waltz 2

Expand your waltz experience with new moves and variations on moves you already know.  Learn how to swirl around the dance floor with turning waltz.  Guaranteed to make you smile!

Prerequisites: Basic waltz skills.

When: Wednesdays, April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Instructors: Nancy Fry and Guy Caridi

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Wednesday 8:30 p.m. Swing 2B

We continue with our second-level swing series.  Whether you’re returning from a current Swing 2, or wanting to expand your swing dance experience, we’ll provide the recipe for happy feet and more smiles on the dance floor.  With moves and combinations that range from short and sweet to the more intricate, you’ll be challenged and inspired while having fun.  

Prerequisites: Swing 1 and confidence with triple time rhythm.

When: Wednesdays, April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Location: Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109.

Instructors: Nancy Fry and Guy Caridi.

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