Enhance your dance at Northwest Dance Network with standalone dance workshops. The instructors will review basics and then introduce each topic in a playful way. Dance workshops allow time for guided practice as well as instruction.

What you need to know:

  • No partner necessary! While you can sign up with a partner, many dancers attend workshops solo.
  • Location: Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109.
  • Cost:  Each workshop is $20 if you pre-register by the Thursday before the workshop, or $30 if you pay at the door.
  • When applicable, dancers register as leads or follows, as they prefer. In some workshops, all participants learn both leading and following; these workshops are designated as open role.
  • If you are registering using a gift certificate, please contact us to register.
  • If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.

Prerequisites: See individual workshop descriptions.

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

Sundays: 6 pm to 8 pm

Instructors: Sean Donovan, Guy Caridi, Nancy Fry, Cathy Footer, Tony Fan and Ilana Rubin, John Lozano, Jeanette Baker, Wren Newman, Scot McKay

We’re excited! We’ve expanded our reach and invited some great instructors to teach a variety of workshops with us in June. These workshops are geared toward experienced dancers and intended to expand your dance fun and repertoire. Come try something new! 

2019 Workshops        

 

September 15: West Coast Swing-Beyond Your Basics

Helping to kick off the dance season are Wren and Scot who continue to bring our West Coast Swing to another level. In this workshop, they will work us through those important whips, tucks, connection and timing while creating the perfect anchor inherent in this popular dance.
Prerequisites: Ability to lead/follow side passes, execute a sugar push, and have an understanding of the basic whip. When: Sunday September 15, 6pm-8pm Location: Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 Instructors: Wren Newman and Scot McKay Registration: $20 preregistration by Thursday, $30 at the door. If you are registering someone other than yourself, please tell us that person’s name.
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September 22: Rhythmic Tango Steps

Tony and Ilana will continue to explore the depth of partner connection that is deep-rooted in Tango. In this workshop, they will share with you the fun and dynamic steps that you will enjoy while dancing to the music of rhythmic orchestras. Be careful, you might get hooked!

Prerequisites: Partner Dance Experience

When: Sunday September 22, 6-8pm

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

Instructors:Tony Fan and Ilana Rubin of Seattle Tango

Registration: $20 preregistration by Thursday, $30 at the door.

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September 29: Cha Cha Styling and Flair

Add new energy and panache to your Cha Cha. In one of the most popular workshops, you’ll rediscover why Cha Cha continues to be hot, fun and delightfully satisfying in a movement and musicality sort of way with Janice leading us into variations of snappy and inventive moves and footwork.

Prerequisites: Completion of any Level 2 Class

When: Sunday September 29, 6pm -8pm

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

Instructors: Janice Eklund

Registration: $20 preregistration by Thursday, $30 at the door..

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October 6: Zydeco Slide

Ready for a bonafide challenge? Come tackle this dynamic Zydeco basic variation that encourages a different quality of movement and allows for footwork and moves that just look plain great. We’ll review the Slide Basic and find out how to work it into your everyday Zydeco, then venture into moves and turns you can use for added hotness, as well as working on an alternate slide version. Ambitious, yes!

Prerequisites: Solid Intermediate Zydeco Skills

When: Sunday October 6, 6pm -8pm

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

Instructor: Sean Donovan and Cathy Footer

Registration: $20 preregistration by Thursday, $30 at the door..

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October 13: Left Turning Waltz

Turning waltz is one of the most beautiful waltz styles in the world.  Often called the Viennese Waltz, the dancers swirl and twirl around the dance floor as if they are floating on air!  We will review right-turning waltz first, and then work on the left turn.  Learn how to easily flow between right and left turns.  Does turning waltz make you dizzy?  Turn both ways, and the problem is solved!

Prerequisites: Experience with right turning waltz.

When: Sunday October 13, 6pm -8pm

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

Instructors: Nancy Fry and Guy Caridi

Registration: $20 preregistration by Thursday, $30 at the door..

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