Dancing ‘Til Dusk presented by Dancing for Joy offers free dance lessons, followed by free music and dancing during July and August in selected Seattle parks. For each event, the first hour will be a beginning lesson in the dance style for the evening. No experience or partner is required. 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!
All dances lessons are FREE thanks to the support of sponsors — please support and acknowledge their contribution!
In case of inclement weather call the Rain Hotline at 206-264-5646 to determine if the dance lesson will be cancelled.
All dances are 6:00-9:30pm.
There is a dance floor; if possible wear clean shoes that slide and do not black-mark the floor.
Every night, the first hour will be a beginning lesson in the dance style for the evening. 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 the
2017 schedule of free summer dance lessons
Free dancing Tuesdays in Occidental Park
Jul 11 — Billy Joe Show | Honky Tonk/Swing
Jul 18 — Jukehouse Hounds | Rock ‘n Roll Swing
Free dancing Tuesdays in Westlake Park
Jul 25 — Swingin’ In the Rain with Dina Blade | Variety
Aug 1 — Ranger & the ‘Re-Arrangers’ | Gypsy Swing
Aug 8 — Aaron Crawford | Country & Western
Aug 15 — DJ Koichi | West Coast Swing
Aug 22 — Buena Vibra | Salsa
Aug 29 — Valse Café Orchestra | Waltz and more! / a Ball Blanc; wear white!
Free dancing Thursdays in Freeway Park
Jul 20 — Portage Bay Big Band | Big Band Swing
Jul 27 — Kevin Buster’s Lunch Money | Swing & Blues
Aug 3 — Ben Thomas Quartet | Tango
Aug 10 — Zydeco Sound | Zydeco
Aug 17 — Rouge featuring Janet Rayor | Waltz and more! / a Ball Rouge; wear red
$20 dancing fundraiser at Golden Gardens Bathhouse
Aug 23 Featuring Larry Unger & Audrey Knuth | Waltz and More!
Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle, WA 98101
Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St, Seattle, WA 98101