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 DonovanJanice Eklund, Reinier Valdes, Daniela Gallardo, John Lozano, Nancy Fry

2018 workshops:

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! 

Oct 28 – West Coast Swing-Prep for Seabeck!

While this workshop is open to anyone, we will be focusing on nailing down what you will need to be successful in the West Coast Swing workshops at Seabeck! If you are planning on going this year, this workshop is for you! We will be working on whips and tucks, connection, timing and creating the perfect anchor.

Prerequisites:  Ability to lead/follow side passes, a sugar push and have an understanding of the basic whip

When: Sunday October 28, 6pm to 8pm

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

Instructors:  Wren Newman and Scot McKay

If you are registering someone other than yourself, please tell us that person’s name.

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Nov 11 – Balboa-Beyond the Basics

Now that you are familiar with Balboa basics, come and add to your repertoire. We’ll expand on what you already know, and teach some of our favorite moves from the past 25 years that we rarely get the opportunity to teach. Come and join in the fun!

Prerequisites:  Confidence with Balboa basics

When: Sunday November 11, 6pm – 8pm

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

Instructors: Guy Caridi and Nancy Fry

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Nov 18 – Introduction to the Argentine Tango

Argentine Tango is a beautiful, challenging dance and you will have fun learning it. This  workshop will include the fundamentals and playful moves that are only found in Tango. It will also include tips to help you enjoy Tango on a crowded dance floor. Our guest instructor Michelle will make this complex dance simple, authentic and fun.

Prerequisites:  Partner dance experience

When: Sunday Nov 18, 6pm – 8pm

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

Instructors: Michelle Badion

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