Go to our Dance for Joy! website for other great dance classes and events!

For the safety of everyone, all participants will be required to wear a well-fitting mask on the dance floor. Please bring one with you! Those wearing a mask that is slipping down or gaping will be respectfully asked to choose a blue surgical mask from the event table. We highly recommend you get vaccinated before participating in these events. Not being vaccinated put you and others not vaccinated at risk for severe infection, long term effects and death.

In addition if you bring your vaccination certificate and picture ID, we will give you a reusable DTD wrist band to wear indicating that you are vaccinated. Go You!

We also recommend you bring water for your use. Please recycle your bottles. Thanks!

Fifteen years of FREE dancing in Seattle parks!

Swing dance lesson at Dance for Dusk 2015 with Dina Blade

Hundreds of people dancing in Westlake Park to the band "Swingin’ in the Rain with Dina Blade"

General information for Dancing Til Dusk 2021

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!

Thanks, and see you in the parks!

Thank you to our sponsors: Seattle Parks & Recreation; Downtown Seattle Association; Downtown Seattle Association Metropolitan Improvement District, Interim CDA, Virginia Mason, Horizon House, and Freeway Park Association

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Go to our Dance for Joy! website for other great dance classes and events!