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: Lilli Ann CareyClaire CareySean Donovan, Cathy Footer John Lozano, 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:

January 6: Close Embrace Blues

Close embrace is used when dancing to all sorts of blues music. Come learn how to dance comfortably with that body connection. We’ll have an in-depth exploration of this connection, how to turn and maneuver, and how to use it when music gets fast and slow. 

Prerequisites: Partner dance experience. However, no previous experience with Blues dancing required.

When: Sunday Jan 6, 6pm -8pm

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

Instructors: John Lozano

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January 13: Whisky River Jitterbug 

With a unique basic step and eye-catching footwork, Whiskey River Jitterbug tantalizingly mixes the most delicious elements of Swing and Zydeco. Fast and hot, the dance shines with contemporary Cajun rhythms that encourage hip-shakin’ movement and the ability to bust out your favorite Swing moves. Learn the fundamentals and let the good times roll. 

Prerequisites: Swing 2 or equivalent

When: Sunday Jan 13, 6pm -8pm

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

Instructors: Sean Donovan and Cathy Footer

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Jan 20: Musical Fun For Your West Coast Swing-Beyond the Basics

Add some fun and flavor to your basic West Coast Swing moves! Both leads and follows will learn how and when to add styling to their movement and reflect the music in their dance.

Prerequisites: Proficiency with side passes, the sugar push, and the basic 8-count whip. This is not a beginner’s class.

When: Sunday Jan 20, 6pm -8pm

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

Instructors: Wren Newman and Scot McKay

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Feb 10: Intermediate Waltz Variations: 5 Moves That Will Make You Feel Like A Rock Star!

We will start with basic backing (traveling) Waltz and head in different directions to give some 100% socially lead-able and follow-able moves that not only stretch you as a dancer, but really add variety and splash to your Waltz!

Prerequisites: Solid confidence with beginning Waltz and intermediate skills in one other dance

When: Sunday Feb 10, 6pm -8pm

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

Instructors: Lilli Ann Carey and Claire Carey

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