Dances


UP-COMING Dances

 

PLEASE NOTE:   
Due to Seattle's Memorial Weekend Folklife Festival, there will be no 4th Friday Om Culture Dance on May 26th.  Instead, come to Folklife for live blues in the Armory that evening!  We will resume our schedule in June.  

2nd & 4th Fabulous Friday's

VARIETY DANCE, and LATE NIGHT WCS, FUSION & BLUES!

@ Om Culture  (See the Schedule Below)

Join us for our wonderful new Friday series of MIXED VARIETY DANCES at Om Culture, followed by 2nd Friday "Late Night Fusion & Blues!" and 4th Friday "WCS Fusion Café"

2nd Fridays

"Fabulous Variety Dance + Late Night Blues & Fusion!" 

  Enjoy the perfect mix of Swing, Fox, Waltz, WCS, NC2S, Ballroom & Latin tunes, plus a healthy smattering of other dance styles (blues, fusion, 1-step, zydeco,  etc).  Doors open at 7:45.  Ari teaches a fun all-levels class from 8:00-8:30pm (FREE with admission to the dance) followed by a wonderful mix of music and dance tunes for your pleasure and enjoyment. 

"Late Night Blues & Fusion" (with a bit of WCS & other dances in the mix) starts around 10:30pm

Special Late Night Guest DJ's will be announced on our "Roll Up The Rug" FB Group Posting.  Join the FB Group to get the updates & details!

4th Fridays

"Fabulous Variety Dance + SPECIAL Late Night WCS-Fusion Café"

 It's our "Best Of..." mixed music night at Om Culture.  Enjoy beautiful mix of Swing, Fox, Waltz, Ballroom & Latin tunes, plus a healthy mix of other dance styles (wcs, nc2s, fusion, 1-step, etc).  Ari teaches a wonderful all-levels dance class at 8:00 (FREE with dance admission), followed by a fabulous mix of music for your dancing pleasure.

"Late Night WCS-Fusion Café, with SPECIAL GUEST DJ's"  starts around 10:30pm

Our Special Late Night Guest DJ will be announced on our "Roll Up The Rug" FB Group Posting.  Join the FB Group to get the details!

 

WHEN:  Most 2nd & 4th Fridays (see schedule)

  • 7:45pm: Doors Open, Pre-Dance Music
  • 8:00pm-8:30pmDance Lesson (FREE with admission) Style TBA
  • 8:30-10:30pm: "Fabulous Friday Variety Dance" (waltz, swing, blues, ballroom, Latin, WCS, NC2S, and more!)
  •  10:30pm-12:30am (or later):
    • 2nd Fridays are our "Late Night WCS Café" evenings with special guest DJ's from the WCS community
    • On 4th Fridays it's our "Late Night Fusion & Blues" (a wonderful mix of Fusion, Blues, & WCS at the DJ's discretion

WHERE: Om Culture, 2210 N Pacific St, Seattle, WA (plentiful free street parking on Northlake Ave.  CLICK HERE to see a map for parking)

COST:

  • From 8:00pm on... (Lesson AND Dance, or Dance Only): $10
  • After 10:30pm (Late Night Sessions): $7.00 for 2nd Fridays; $5.00 for 4th fridays  

PAYMENT: cash or check only at the door. 

 **There is also a "Pay-What-You-Can" option for those in financial need  (We don't want cost to prohibit your participation if you really can't afford it)


NEXT DANCES 

  • June 9th (2nd Fri) *Waltz Fest NW!
  • June 23rd (4th Fri) *Late Night Lyrical Fusion at 10:30pm!
  • July 14th (2nd Fri) *Late Night WCS Café at 10:30pm!
  • July 28th (4th Fri) *Late Night Lyrical Fusion at 10:30pm!
  • Aug 11th (2nd Fri) *Late Night WCS Café at 10:30pm!
  • Aug 25th (4th Fri) *Late Night Lyrical Fusion at 10:30pm!
  • Sept 8th (2nd Fri) *Late Night WCS Café at 10:30pm!
  • Sept 22nd (4th Fri) *Late Night Lyrical Fusion at 10:30pm!

Join us Oct 28th:  PRE-HALLOWEEN EVE 

at Om Culture for

The “Black Cat Ball”
A Rollicking Night of Rhythm & Boo’s!

It's going to be a GRRRRREAT night of music, dance, and more!


WHEN:   Friday, Oct 28th, 2016 (7:30-11:59pm)

  • 7:30-8:00:  Special Wine & "Boo's" Happy Hour and Social!  Come mingle & meet other dance enthusiasts   :) 
  • 8:00-8:30:  Pre-Dance Lesson: Learn the “Monster Mash!
  • 8:30-11:59:  Ari DJ’s a wonderful mix of Halloween  "Rhythm & Boo's" (plus other variety music) for your listening and dancing pleasure! 


 WHERE:  Om Culture  (2210 N Pacific St, Seattle)


 TO BRING:   A Fun New Look! (...of your choosing)
                     Finger Food to Share! (Fun!) 


 COST:   $10 (Cash or Check at the Door)

 Join us this summer in Seattle for

"Dancing til Dusk" 2015

15 glorious summer evenings of free music, dance lessons, and dancing in downtown Seattle parks!

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a no host event, which means just come on down, jump in for the lesson, and you'll meet dozens of friendly new folks while rotating from partner to partner during the class!  The 1st hour is always a beginning dance lesson -- no experience or partner required!

CLICK HERE for full details, directions, maps, band & teacher bio's, etc 
Rain Hotline: 206-264-5646

========= SCHEDULE ===========

• Tuesdays in Westlake Park, 6-9:30pm (401 Pine St., Seattle, WA)
Jul 14 — Swingin' In the Rain w/ Dina Blade | Retro Swing
Jul 21 — Buena Vibra | Salsa
Jul 28 — DJ Koichi | West Coast Swing
Aug 4 — Kevin Buster’s Lunch Money | Swing and Blues
Aug 11 — Solomon Douglas Swingtet | Swing
Aug 18 — Jessica Lynne and the Cousins | Country & Western

• Thursdays in Occidental Park, 6-9:30pm (250 Occidental Ave S., Seattle, WA)
Jul 9 — Mach One Jazz Orchestra | Swing
Jul 16 — Chicharra Tango | Tango

• Thursdays in Freeway Park, 6-9:30pm (Enter Freeway Park at 6th and Seneca, 600 Seneca Street, Seattle, WA)
Jul 23 — Portage Bay Big Band | Big Band Swing
Jul 30 — Ranger and the "Re-Arrangers" | Gypsy Swing/Variety
Aug 6 — Little Bill and the Blue Notes | Swing and Blues
Aug 13 — Swamp Soul with DJ Sean “Gatorboy” Donovan | Zydeco and Cajun
Aug 20 — Valse Café Orchestra | Waltz and More!

• Thursdays in Bell Street Park, 6-9:30pm (Bell Street and 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA)
Aug 27 — DJ Chris Jones | West Coast Swing
Saturday, Aug 29, 4-8pm, $15/person — Fundraiser with KGB | Waltz and More! 

========  GENERAL INFORMATION ========

All dances and lessons are FREE thanks to the support of our sponsors — please support and acknowledge their contribution!
Please check the location of each dance as they are in one of four parks downtown. See MAP LINK for park addresses and directions.
• In case of inclement weather call the Rain Hotline at 206-264-5646 to determine if the event will be cancelled.
• Every night, the first hour will be a beginning lesson in the dance style for the evening. There is a dance floor; if possible wear clean shoes that slide and do not black-mark the floor. No experience or partner is required for the lesson or dance. Each lesson will start at the beginning with the basics and will build in complexity, so be on time to get the most out of it. We have hired some of the best instructors in the city — this is your opportunity to learn from them!
• Parking — Available on the street or in lots close by. Meters are free after 8pm, so keep that in mind when parking. Earlier arrival often translates to less frustration, so plan accordingly and consider carpooling, the bus or bicycle.
• Valuables — Please also keep in mind that these dances are in public city parks. Leaving valuables where they can be picked up by passersby is risky. Plan to keep a car key and any money with you and leave your valuables at home.
• Water and Beverages — There may or may not be water or beverages in the area for purchase, so we recommend that you bring a bottle of water with you. Please take your bottles and trash with you when you leave and recycle for the good of the planet!


 =========== Help support Dancing til Dusk! =============

There are two ways you can support these fun Dancing til Dusk events:
• If you want to contribute to the support of Dancing til Dusk, go to the Associated Recreation Council. They handle donations for Seattle Parks and Recreation, who produces DTD. You must select CCP-Downtown Park Support and then click on the "on behalf" button and enter DTD2015 in the text box.
• Join us for our fundraiser on August 29th at Bell Park!
Why not do both?

Saturday, May 16th, 2015 

Ari teach teaches and DJ's for

Vashon Island's "First Saturday" Dance

WHEN:  Saturday, May 16th, 2015

  • 7:00-8:00pm: Dance Lesson (TBD) with Ari (Beginning level, All welcome, No partner needed)
  • 8:00-9:30pm: Special Variety Dance - Ari spins a delicious mix of swing, waltz, blues, ballroom, latin, and more for your dancing pleasure! 

WHERE:  

  • Ober Park performance Hall, 17130 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon Island (just North of the Library and South of the ParkN'Ride)

COST:  FREE  ($10 donation suggested)

ON-GOING Dance CLasses:

Check out our Fall Dance Class Schedule