Partner Dance Instruction in Waltz, Swing, and Zydeco in Seattle and Around the Country
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. Dance for Joy! gives dance lessons in Waltz, Swing, Zydeco 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.
There's still plenty of dancing to Country & Western, Swing, Tango, and Waltz in August and September. To see the schedule, go to the Dancing til Dusk site.
Saturday, August 30th — Free 5th Saturday Dance and Party!
Chris Owen is having his 60th Birthday and they are sponsoring a Dance Party!
7-10:30pm, Kenmore Community Center, 7304 NE 175th Street, Kenmore, Washington
(Right off Bothell Way at the top of Lake Washington; super easy to find and plenty of free parking.)
The Pre-dance lesson will be from 7-8 and dancing from 8-10:30pm.
The pre-dance will be in basic beginning single-time swing, so bring any one you'd like to get dancing.
Then I'll play a mix of music throughout the evening so we can Dance, Dance, Dance!
Come one, come all — it's FREE — just bring good wishes for the Chris!
Dance at the Russian Center
Scroll down for info on the 4th Saturday workshops and dances at the Russian Center on Capitol Hill.
Claire and Garrett demo a little social WCS after class. Claire Carey (instructor) is partnered by Garrett in ongoing classes offered by DFJ! Check out our classes page for more info, and to see more dance videos, go to our Dance For Joy YouTube channel.
On the Horizon: October 11!
Dancing 'til Dusk Gala Fundraiser
An Evening of Dancing featuring variety dancing by
Swingin’ in the Rain with Dina Blade
Seattle Art Museum's Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA
$25 per person — but you can give more!! Tax deductible receipts will be provided for any amount over $25. Tickets available at the door.
Food and beverages by Taste will be available for purchase
Sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation, Dance For Joy,
and with the generous support of and made possible by
Marilyn Wood and Robert Pretlow
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For more information on classes and events, contact Lilli Ann at email@example.com.
Here are photos from our "An Evening In Vienna" dance event, November 10th, 2013. The Ball was wonderful!! With so many attendees, fabulous music by Orchestra Espressiva — an exceptional ensemble created by Dave Bartley, playful dances, lovely food and such an elegantly dressed crowd, it was a heavenly night!
“This is my second Swing I and I'm taking Swing 2 right after. TIRED after 2 hours but I love it. I plan on taking Waltz next. You are a great organization, and wonderful teachers! I have a couple friends taking Swing I with me this time, both have taken other classes, and both think you are so much better than their previous experiences. I'm very glad I found you!” — Susan Larson
“Dear Lilli Ann,
We are both enjoying the classes. We have taken a few other dance classes in past years, and we appreciate the things we have received in our other classes, but there is no doubt in our minds that your classes are the best organized, best taught and most enjoyable we have experienced. Thanks.” — Scott Henrickson
“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.