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Free Dancing ‘Till Dusk at Seattle Area Parks

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Learn to swing, salsa, tango, and waltz from a pro (for free!) . You don’t even need a partner. Come out and dance under the stars with live music on a real dance floor at four local Seattle parks.

It’s easy and fun. The first hour is free instruction from professional dance instructors. Then you’ll have over two hours to kick up your heels with a live band. Parking is accessible on the street or in lots. Metered parking is free after 6:00pm. Dances run from July 19 – September 15. If it looks like rain, call the rain hotline at 206-264-5646 to check for cancellations. For more information, check out the website at http://www.danceforjoy.biz.

Here’s the schedue:

Tuesdays in Westlake Park
401 E Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98122
6:00pm – 9:30pm
Jul 19—Kevin Buster’s Lunch Money | Blues/Swing
Jul 26—Ambiance | Golden Era Swing
Aug 2—Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopaters | Swing
Aug 9—DJ Sean Donovan | Zydeco
Aug 16—Solomon Douglas Swingtet | Swing/Blues
Aug 23—DJ Robb Bryan | West Coast/East Coast Swing

Thursdays in Freeway Park
700 Seneca Street
Seattle, WA 98101
6:00pm – 9:30pm
Jul 21—Swingin’ In the Rain with Dina Blade | Vintage Swing (40’s-era theme! Break out that zoot suit!)
Jul 28—Tangabrazo | Tango
Aug 4—Portage Bay Big Band
Big Band Swing
Aug 11—Diane Kirkwood
and Silver Lining | Swing/Blues
Aug 18—Rouge | Waltz (It’s a Ball Rouge, wear something red!)

Thursdays at SAM Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Aug 25—Solomon Douglas Swingtet Swing/Blues
Sep 8—Tumbao | Salsa and Latin
Sep 15—KGB | Waltz, Swing, Foxtrot, Polka (It’s a Ball Blanc, wear something white!)

Salsa Saturdays in Occidental Park
120 South Main Street
Seattle, WA 98104
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Hosted by Vassili of Salsa Con Todo
Jul 30—DJ Vassili
Aug 6—DJ Nick
Aug 13—Christian Pepin Y Su Conjunto Swing
Aug 20—Tumbao

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