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!
A Salty’s dinner, beer or wine, and a dance lesson! You can reserve your space through Salty’s on Alki.
Join us for Dancing til Dusk, 15 summer evenings of free music, dance lessons and dancing in downtown Seattle parks! This year's music includes Blues, Country & Western, Swing, Waltz, Gypsy Swing, Tango, and Zydeco!
For our latest dance classes in beginning and advanced East Coast Swing, Waltz, and Blues, go to our Classes page. The final mini-sessions before we break for summer start April 27th and 29th. Register now!
“Everything about the beginning ‘Bridge’ Waltz Class was excellent: the coherent and well-planned approach, more attention to follows than we are used to, and having both instructors watch and analyze what was happening and then step in to help. I liked that there was time for repetition, so things could settle into body memory — that’s hard to find as part of dance classes. I was so glad you didn’t try to teach more than a few moves, but instead focused on how to lead, follow, and connect — things that help in any dance. After all, connecting is the reason to dance with someone else, otherwise I’d just go dance alone!” — Amy H.
Exit Space, 414 NE 72nd St. in Greenlake, $20 at the door
Each week Claire assesses the group and then builds a workshop to take students to a higher level in their dance by focusing on a theme and then developing it. Each dancer will feel like they received just what they needed to become more comfortable, creative and fluid. You need to know your basic passes and whip to take these labs. For workshop descriptions, go to our Workshops page.
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Get out and dance!
7:30-11pm, Russian Center, 704 19th Ave E, Seattle
$15 for the lesson and dance, $10 for the dance only
Now in it's 6th 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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For more information on classes and events, contact Lilli Ann at email@example.com.
“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.