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

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

Cancelled because of weather and road conditions

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 adds 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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February 24: Let’s Get Ready to Rumba

Rumba, born all over the West Indies, grew up in Cuba and found it’s way to America in the 1930’s. Danced to a wide variety of music (think Latin, Beatles, Elvis), Rumba is a versatile addition to your dance repertoire. In this workshop we’ll explore the basics of this lovely dance starting with rumba’s basic box, moving on to other basics that my look very familiar crossing over from Salsa and Cha Cha, then polish if off with a little styling.

Prerequisites: Partner dance experience

When: Sunday Feb 24, 6pm -8pm

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

Instructors: Cathy Footer and Nancy Fry

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March 3: Salsa in a Circle (Rueda de Casino)

Latin Salsa in a Circle (“Rueda de Casino”) is Salsa that is danced with a partner like regular Salsa. The difference is that throughout the song you exchange partners and get to dance with everyone in the circle instead of just one person. The instructor or circle leader calls out the moves so that everyone in the circle is synchronized. A very popular dance as it allows you to socialize and bond with others. A workshop not to be missed!

Prerequisites: Previous Salsa experience

When: Sunday March 3, 6pm -8pm

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

Instructors: Reinier Valdes and Daniella Gallardo

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March 10: Meet the 3 Foxes: (American, International and Laminu)

This workshop is a wonderful introduction to, and exploration of, the similarities and differences between the three major Foxtrot Styles commonly seen today on the dance floor: The “American Standard”, “International Ballroom”, and the “Laminu”. You’ll learn to dance to a variety of musical speeds and how to seamlessly transition between all three Foxtrot styles. Expect some fabulous music to boot! Not to be missed!

Prerequisites: Comfort in any partner dance at an intermediate level

When: Sunday March 10, 6pm -8pm

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

Instructor: Ari Levitt

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March 24: West Coast Basics-A Great Way to Prep for our March Weekend Workshop

One of the hottest styles on the social dance floor, this dance is full of dynamic motion and creative play. We will teach you the three basic patterns that underpin all other moves in this dance-the push, the side pass and the whip, where energy is at the core of connection, and how these elements allow for many exciting variations. An exciting dance to add to your dance family as this fundamental workshop will prepare you for our March “Fall in Love With West Coast Swing” weekend. Scheduled for March 30th and 31st.

Prerequisites: Confidence with the fundamentals of partner dancing

When: Sunday March 24, 6pm -8pm

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

Instructors: Wren Newman and Scot McKay

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