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Chris D
Gig Harbor, WA
Hey everyone ~

Just wanted to share information that many of you may not be receiving regarding local dance opportunities. If you'd like to be added to the distribution list, please let Steve know @

Have fun!!



From: Steve Fisher []

Sent: Monday, March 05, 2012 1:04 PM
To: Steve Fisher
Subject: Dances from March 7 - 22 in Olympia, Tacoma, etc.

Hello Fellow Dancers,

Dances from March 7 - 22 in Olympia, Tacoma, etc.

Friday, March 9

OLYMPIA LOVE TO DANCE CLUB. Come for a dance lesson from 7 to 8 PM then dance from 8 to 11 PM to KREGG MATTSON. The music mix is generally Fox Trot, Waltz, Swing (East and West Coast), Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango and Night Club Two-Step. Admission is $10 for non-members. This dance is on the second Friday of every month in the upstairs ballroom of the Olympia Eagles, 805 4th Ave E, Olympia. For more info call 360-352-0919.

Saturday, March 10


at the Olympia ELKS (1818 - 4th Ave E, Olympia)
Dancing to live big band music by 18 musicians from 7:30-10:30 PM. Admission for the evening is $10. Guests are welcome. Call (360)753-0186 for more information. http://olympiaelks.or...­ The dance is open to all ages. Refreshments and a no-host bar are available.

Saturday, March 10

SHELTON ELKS DANCE. Tonight arrive at 7 PM for a dance lesson. Dance from 8 to 11:00 PM to music by CASANOVA. Admission of $7 covers both the lesson and dance. Enjoy the large 40 X 25 ft dance floor and free popcorn. This dance is on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Shelton Elks Club, 741 SE Craig Rd, Shelton. For more info contact Bill Novak at 360-490-1026. Directions: Take Highway 101 to Highway 3, Shelton and Bremerton exit, and go east next to 101 to Elks club. Free parking is available. Dinner is available from 5-7 pm.


Sunday, March 11

GREATER OLYMPIA DIXIELAND JAZZ SOCIETY. Dance to the live music of Uptown Lowdown Lite from 1:00 to 4:30 PM. Admission is $14 for non-members (free if you join the Jazz Society that day), or $10 for Jazz Society members. Olympia Elks Lodge, 1818 4th Ave, Olympia. For more info contact Charlotte Dickison at 360-943-9123 or­ or visit

Sunday, March 11

Metro Parks Tacoma is sponsoring a FREE variety dance at their beautiful Norpoint Center in NE Tacoma. Linda Reiter and Dave Green will teach a 30 minute dance lesson at 1:00PM and then play a variety of dance music from 1:30PM to 3:00PM. The Norpoint Center is located at 4818 Nassau Avenue NE in Tacoma. For more information call Dave Green at 206-304-7589 or the Park Department at 253-591-5504.

Friday, March 16

Olympia ELKS (1818 - 4th Ave E, Olympia)
Dancing to music by Michael & Leslie from 7:30-11:00 PM. Cover charge for the evening is $8. Guests are welcome. Call (360)753-0186 for more information. No

smoking. Wheelchair accessible. Ballroom dances at the Olympia Elks are on the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month. http://olympiaelks.or...­

Friday, March 16

Dance at The Aerie Ballroom, 219 S. Tower Ave., Centralia, WA
Dance: 8:00 - 10:30 pm is $5.00 per person. Music by:­

Lesson by Marie Kiser from 7-8 pm is $5 per person additional.

Coffee and water provided, you are invited to bring a snack to share.

Saturday, March 17

DANCE CLUB OF GRAYS HARBOR has a ballroom dance on the third Saturday of each month at the Masonic Hall in Hoquiam (8th & K St). This month there is a dance lesson from 7-8 pm and dancing to music by KATZENJAMMER from 8-11 pm plus mixers, demos, refreshments and raffle prizes. Cost: DCGH Members $7/pp, Guests $10/pp. Singles & All Ages Welcome. Call (360)533-1412 for more information.

Saturday, March 17

SRC TACOMA SINGLES DANCE. Dance lesson 7:30 to 8:00 PM. Dance to music by MICHAEL CRAIN DUO from 8:00 to 11:00 PM. Admission is $11 for non-members and $7 for SRC members. If you arrive on the first Saturday of each month before 7:30, entrance is $6 and the 3rd Saturday is $9 before 8 PM for non-members. Ages 21+ Dress to impress. Sponsored by Singles Resource Club of Tacoma. This dance is now held on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month at the AmVets Hall (upstairs), 56th and Tyler, Tacoma. For more info on SRC Tacoma, email­ or visit



SEATTLE'S EASTER SWING ***NEW VENUE*** This annual West Coast Swing convention features 30+ workshops, 11 competitive divisions with $25,000 in cash and prizes, and lots of general dancing. It draws over 700 West Coast Swing dancers worldwide, including a cast of nationally recognized teachers and competitors.

at the Hyatt Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA.

Visit­ for the complete schedule or to order tickets.


OLYSWING JAM at the Olympia Eagles Ballroom.

Dance Workshops in the daytime with guest instructors.

Dancing all night to Casey McGill. Late night DJ'd dancing midnight-4am.

For more information



at St. Martin's University in Olympia­



at the Olympia Center – 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia, WA­

THE FOLLOWING DANCES ARE WEEKLY (with some exceptions):

PORT ORCHARD EAGLES Sunday Dancing 2 PM to 5 PM. $3 for Eagles members, $5 for guests. 4001 Jackson Avenue, Port Orchard, Washington Phone: (360)876-2338

1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays
SWEDE HALL DANCE 1:30-4:30 PM Swede Hall, 18543 Albany St. SW, Rochester, WA. Live music. Sponsored by Grand Mound/Rochester Citizen's Group. $5 admission. (360)273-7974

1st & 3rd Sundays

Argentine Tango Dance at the Abbey Ballroom, 1901 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA

Free beginners lesson 5 - 5:30 PM, Dancing till 8 PM. Admission $8.

Contact or (253)691-0759 or go to

1st Sundays
(50th and South Tacoma Way) has ballroom dancing on the 1st Sunday night each month from 6:30-8:30 pm and every Monday afternoon. There is live music usually by Randy Litch. Admission is $6. Phone: 253-591-5299. It is a good idea to come with a dance partner.

(50th and South Tacoma Way) has ballroom dancing on the 1st Sunday night and every Monday afternoon from 1-3 pm. There is live music usually by Randy Litch. Admission is $6. Phone: 253-591-5299. It is a good idea to come with a dance partner.

. Swing every Tuesday from 7 to 10:30 PM at the Olympia Eagles Ballroom. Admission is $5 and includes a beginning lesson at 7 PM with Christine Corey. The music if usually recorded. The ballroom is large with a nice wood floor. All ages are welcome. Olympia Eagles Ballroom, 805 4th Ave E, Olympia, at the corner of 4th and Plum, above the Eagles Hall. For info email­, call 360-943-4010 or visit

TACOMA ELKS, 1965 S. Union Ave., Tacoma (253) 272-1117
Every Tuesday there is ballroom dancing at the Tacoma Elks with the CASANOVA duo providing the live music from 7:30-10:30 pm. You do not need to be an Elks member to attend. The cover charge is $5 for everyone including Elks members. It is a good idea to come with a dance partner on Tues. night or contact Wendy 253-219-4333 or Steve Forbes 253-307-1499 with USA Dance Tacoma to see if their group will be there at the South end table. Doug Henry hosts this dancing opportunity.­

Ballroom dancing with live music at the Olympia Senior Center from 2-4 pm every Wednesday. $5 members/$6 nonmembers. 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia 360-586-6181 for info.

The Manhattan Club at AmVets Hall, 5717 S Tyler St, Tacoma, WA. 98409. Dance from 7:30 to 10:00 PM on a 3,200 square foot floor. Admission is $6 for Manhattan members and $10 for everyone else. The Manhattan Club has dances every Wednesday with free dance lessons starting at 6:30 PM (except once per month when it is a potluck). For more info call 253-564-9816 or e-mail­ or visit­

French Connection March 7, Casanova March 14, DJ March 21

Salsa/Latin dancing
every Wednesday beginning at 9:30 pm at the South Pacific Restaurant, 3507 Capitol Blvd. SE in Tumwater. 360-352-0701. Ages 21+ The beginning class from 9 to 9:30 is now included in the $4 cover. For the most part the lesson will be Salsa on 1 but from time to time it might be switched up with bachata, merengue, salsa on 2 and cha cha.
Intermediate salsa class 8-8:50 PM $10
Intro to salsa 9-9:30 (free w/ cover)
Dancing and partying 9:30-1:00 AM $4

Ballroom dancing with live music at the Lacey Senior Center from 2-4 pm every Thursday. $5 members/$6 nonmembers. 6757 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey 360-407-3967 for more info.

TACOMA ELKS 1965 S. Union Ave., Tacoma 253-272-1117
Every Thursday the Tacoma Elks Singles group has a dance from 7:00-10:30 pm. There is always live music. Cover charge for everyone is $5 to help pay for the band. There are lots of dance partners and a sometimes crowded dance floor.

Ted Argo March 8, Rock & Roll Magic March 15, Michael & Leslie March 22

BLUES dancing is alive and well in Olympia these days.

OlyBlues is holding an all ages blues dance with recorded music every Thursday from 9 pm to Midnight at the Olympia Eagles on the third floor. Admission is $5 at the door.

For more information email or go to:­


Big Whisky Saloon in downtown Olympia opens at 7 pm (until 2 am)

425 Franklin Street, Olympia, WA (formerly the Vault Nightclub location) Ages 21+

Country and Rock recorded music with a 1,500 square-foot-hardwood dance floor.

Char Alexander & Alan Provencher will be teaching a dance lesson at 7:30 PM.­

ABBEY BALLROOM DANCE. Arrive at 7 PM for a beginning Ballroom lesson, $15. Dance every Friday to a variety of Ballroom music with DJ ROB from 8 to 10 PM in a renovated historic church in downtown Tacoma. Admission is $10 for the dance or $20 for the class & dance. Abbey Ballroom, 1901 S Fawcett Ave, Tacoma. For more info call 253-572-5424, email­ or visit­

TACOMA LATIN NIGHTS 8:30p "Salsa Lab" lesson ($10-$15), 9:30p mini Bachata lesson ($5), 10p Studio 6 Latin Night with great DJ music, sound system, floor, and other fun clubs surrounding. Dance cost: $5. / (253) 905-5301/ 2608 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA

2nd & 4th Fridays

T-Town Swing at Surrendered School of the Arts, 4020 S. 56th St., Tacoma, WA

Beginner Swing Dance Lesson @ 7:30 PM - $10 drop-in

Social Dancing 8:30-10:30 PM - $5 general admission

$2 admission for students who take the lesson prior to the social

Contact:­ or (253)474-4881 or­

SALSA DANCING IN OLYMPIA with DJ L-Leon every Saturday at The Royal Lounge, 311 Capitol Way in Downtown Olympia. (360)705-0760 $4 cover charge includes the dance and lesson., Ages 21+. A mix of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia and Cha-Cha Cha played by one of the premiere Latin Dj's in the South Sound. Dance from 7:00 - 10:00 PM. (previously this dance was held on Sundays at the Royal Lounge)

1965 S. Union Ave., Tacoma 253-272-1117
Every Saturday the Tacoma Elks has dancing to live music from 7:00-10:30 pm. Cover charge for everyone is normally $5/person to help pay for the band. It is a good idea to come with a dance partner.


ABBEY DJ DANCE. Arrive at 7 PM for an hour long dance lesson. Dance every Saturday to DJ music from 8 to 11 PM in a renovated historic church in downtown Tacoma. Abbey Ballroom, 1901 S Fawcett Ave, Tacoma. For more info call 253-572-5424, email­ or visit­

Tacoma's Dance 4 Everybody with DJ Terry West

1st & 3rd & 5th Saturdays at the Abbey Ballroom

West Coast Swing Lesson (All levels) - 7:00
Social Dance Party - 8:00-11:00
Swing . Ballroom . Latin . Night Club . Salsa . Hustle . Country
Admission ... $10 Dance ... $15 Lesson & Dance
Door Prize, Free Bottled Water, Mints & Chocolate

Salsa at the Abbey Ballroom

2nd & 4th Saturdays with DJ Angel Hernandez

Salsa is back at the Abbey Ballroom!
7:00 - Salsa, Merengue and Bachata Lesson
8:00-Midnight - Dance
Salsa...Merengue...Cha Cha...Bachata...Rumba
Admission... Lesson $5...Dance $7...Lesson & Dance $10

FOR INFORMATION ON OTHER DANCES GO TO:­ (Ron Bolin's website with dances in Seattle, Renton, Auburn, etc.)

http://www.dancetacom...­ (website of USA Dance, Tacoma)

http://www.portlandda...­ (Portland, Oregon dances)­ (more Seattle dances)


Char Alexander & Alan Provencher teach private & group classes in West Coast Swing, Night Club 2-Step & Country Two Step in Olympia & Tacoma. Contact Char & Alan at:­,,­ or (360)561-3517. They teach free Country Two Step lessons on Fridays at 7:30 PM at the Big Whiskey Saloon in downtown Olympia.

Kay Andrews teaches private & group ballroom dance classes at her studio in Centralia. Contact Kay at: (360)736-6842 or­

Wednesdays 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. West Coast Swing

Wednesdays 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bolero & Tango

New General Variety Class is planned for Thursdays 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Private lessons are available also. Interested parties should call or email: 360-736-6842.

Rhett & Shona Bailey-Powers teach group classes in Olympia on Monday & Tuesday nights. Contact Rhett & Shona at 253-472-0391 or Email­ More info at:­
Olympia Beginners Group Class
- 7:45 to 8:45 PM Tuesdays
at Studio West, 1025 Black Lake Blvd. SW in West Olympia
Beginning February 14th & ending March 20th is a six week course

in Night Club Two Step - with familiar moves to specific music.

$72 per person - All levels are welcome.
Olympia Intermediate Group Classes - 7:00 PM Mondays

at the Stage Right Dancewear Shop - Studio, 3660 Pacific Ave. Olympia 98501,

Beginning February 6th the first series will be for 6 weeks and the featured dance is the Foxtrot. You'll learn a Foxtrot foundation to keep forever. They will explore basic and continuity timings and techniques along with components that lead to more advanced movements. This class is designed to fill in any gaps that you might have between the beginning intermediate and advanced levels. Much of what you learn in this Foxtrot class will transfer to the Waltz and Tango which will be the next dances to follow in 6 week courses. Then they will move on to the Latin and Swing foundations.

Call Shona at 253-472-0391 to register - payment to be paid at the first class of the series - Feb. 6th. Class rate is $90 per student for 6 weeks.

Chad Brooks teaches at Edge DanceSport in Portland­

Johnny Bryant teaches in Seattle and Tacoma. Contact Johnny at: or (206)778-3415

Doug Henry teaches private & group classes in the Tacoma/Pierce County area. Contact Doug at: (253)884-9236 or (253)208-5804 or by email:­

Arlene Hoiland teaches ballroom classes in the Aberdeen area. Contact Arlene at: (360)533-1412 or­

Arlene teaches group classes on Friday nights in Aberdeen.

Karen Ideker teaches group classes in the Olympia area Monday - Thursday. Contact Karen at: (360)280-6885 or­.

RUMBA began January 23rd

Mondays, January 23 through April 9, 2012 continuing series

7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Infused Fitness & Dance, 5840 Pacific Ave. SE, Ste A, Lacey

Series price: $95 (6 classes), Individual price: $20 per class

WALTZ began January 24th

Tuesdays, January 24 through April 10, 2012 continuing series

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Black Lake Commons, 1202 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia

Series price: $95 (6 classes), Individual price: $20 per class


Wednesdays, March 14 through April 18, 2012 - New Series

7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Black Lake Commons, 1202 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia

Series price: $75 (6 classes), Individual price: $16 per class

FOXTROT began January 26th

Thursdays, January 26 through April 19, 2012 continuing series

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Good Shepherd, 1601 North St. SE, Olympia

Series price: $95 (6 classes), Individual price: $20 per class

Partners are not required for any of the classes.

Adam Inglin teaches Swing, Lindy and Charleston in the Olympia area. (360)789-8446

Marie Kiser teaches at The Aerie Ballroom, 219 S. Tower Ave. in Centralia. Call The Aerie at (360)807-1212 for more information.

Anya Klimova-Preston teaches in Portland http://www.anyadancin...­

Kaye Munro and Jean Milano Classes (usually intermediate level) are taught Wednesdays from 8-9pm at Jo Emery Dance School, 5212-D Washington St., Tacoma, WA, 98409. Different dances offered monthly. $12 per session/$48 per month. Private lessons are available. For information call Kaye: 253-536-1397 or email:­

MARCH BALLROOM CLASS will cover the elements of both SALSA and MAMBO!!---Ai caramba! Caliente!

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See you on the dance floors,

Steve Fisher

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