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Partner Dance Instruction in Waltz, Swing, and Blues in Seattle and Around the U.S.

It is our joy to teach dance creatively and playfully so our students come to know the sheer joy, laughter and fun of dancing together. (Besides, dancing makes you smarter.) Dance for Joy! gives dance lessons in Waltz, Swing, and Blues. We are committed to bringing the delight of partner dance to Seattle through group dance classes, private dance lessons, dance workshops and dance events. So come play with us!

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An Evening in Vienna, Saturday, June 25th, University of Washington, and image of two Victorian dancers dancing

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An Evening in Vienna Ball

Saturday June 25th, 6pm, University of Washington

Welcome to the eighth An Evening in Vienna Ball.
We invite you to attend!

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Sunday and Thursday evenings
Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle, WA
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This session we're teaching Thursday classes in West Coast Swing 1 (beginning), West Coast Swing 2: Building Up Fundamentals, Waltz 3: Int/Adv. Cross-step Waltz, and Sunday workshops that lead from beginning Waltz through Intermediate Cross-step Waltz. For times and class descriptions, go to our Classes page; for registration, go to NW Dance/classes and NW Dance/workshops.

Claire Carey and Max Libbrecht practicing West Coast Swing to the song 2AM by Adrian Marcel

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7:30-11pm, 211 N 36th St, Fremont
Live music dances $15; DJ dances $15 for the lesson and dance, $12 for the dance only

Now in it's 9th year with a pre-dance lesson and great music variety. Dance with lots of friendly people! No partner required! It's a winner!

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Testimonials

“Lilli Ann...our waltz class has been more than I expected. You are ingenious in teaching how to lead and follow. Have attended a few classes over the years, and never received such good info. That really is just what I needed, after dancing for so many years with one partner. Looking forward to the next series and plan to go for the Swing class, also. Kay is having a fabulous time, too. Thanks so much.” — B Johnson

“Lilli Ann, one of the dancers here… Francine, was singing your praises the other day after having attended the Richard Powers workshop in Seattle...she went on at length about your skill as a teacher and dancer, and was amazed and very grateful at/for all she had learned from you....very appreciative...just heaping truckloads of praise on you... she was impressed with Richard Powers, but went on and on about you... of course, I already know how wonderful you are, so just sat there smiling and nodding as she gave you the highest compliments... atta girl! Hope you and yours are well… ” —Ron

“Lilli Ann and Claire are an enthusiastic and professional team. Their workshops have something for everybody — a clear introduction to the basics for the beginners, while at the same time challenging the more advanced dancers. Cross-step Waltz is a gorgeous dance, and they do a fabulous job of teaching it.”—Marion Newvelant, Random Waltz, Portland, OR

About the Christmas Ball...

“The Ball was wonderful last night... beautiful dancers, great music, dear friends, scrumptious desserts, and a delightful hostess. Thank you, Lilli Ann Carey for creating this event. xo ”—Marlene

“Lilli Ann (and Paul, who generously helped finance the event), thank you so much for all the time, work and love that went into creating the Ball last night. It was such a beautiful evening, I’m glad I took lot’s of photos to remember the event. There were so many special moments to the evening and I especially liked the send off with the little bells of joy! Nicely done! ~Thanks again, ”—Wendy

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