18 evenings of free dance lessons and glorious outdoor dancing will take place in four Seattle parks; Freeway Park, Westlake Park, SAM Olympic Sculpture Park and Occidental Park. Every night the first hour will be dedicated to a beginning lesson in the dance style for the evening. Check for details.
Tuesdays in Westlake Park, 6-9:30 p.m.
Jul 19, Kevin Buster’s Lunch Money — Blues/Swing
Jul 26, Ambiance — Golden Era Swing
August 2, Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopaters — Swing
August 9, DJ Sean Donovan — Zydeco
August 16, Solomon Douglas Swingtet — Swing/Blues
August 23, DJ Robb Bryan — West Coast/East Coast Swing
Thursdays in Freeway Park, 6-9:30 p.m.
Jul 21, Swingin’ In the Rain with Dina Blade — Vintage Swing (40’s/WWII-era themed evening)
Jul 28, Tangabrazio — Tango
August 4, Portage Bay Big Band — Big Band Swing
August 11, Diane Kirkwood and Silver Lining — Swing/Blues
August 18, Rouge — Waltz and more (It’s a Bal Rouge, wear red!)
Thursdays at SAM-Olympic Sculpture Park, 6-9 p.m.
August 25, Solomon Douglas Swingtet — Swing/Blues
Sep 8, Tumbao — Salsa and Latin
Sep 15, KGB — Waltz, Swing, Foxtrot, Polka (It’s a Bal Blanc, wear something white!)
Salsa Saturdays in Occidental Park, 4-7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Vassili of Salsa Con Todo
Jul 30, DJ Vassili
August 6, DJ Nick
August 13, Christian Pepin Y Su Conjunto Swing
August 20, Tumbao