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
2019 schedule of free summer dance lessons
Free summer dancing Tuesdays in Occidental Square, 6-9:30pm
- Jul 16 — “The Billy Joe Show” | Honky Tonk/Swing
- Jul 23 — Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’ | Gypsy Swing/Variety
Free summer dancing Tuesdays in Westlake Park, 6-9:30pm
- Jul 30 — The Ben Thomas Tango Trio | Tango
- Aug 6 — DJ Koichi Tsunoda | West Coast Swing
- Aug 13 — The Buckaroosters | Country Western
- Aug 20 — DJ Carey | Hollywood Night, danceable music from popular movies — glam it up!
Free summer dancing Thursdays in Hing Hay Park, 6-9:30pm
- Jul 11 — Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble | Zydeco from Louisiana
- Jul 18 — Casey MacGill Quartet | Swing
Free summer dancing Thursdays in Freeway Park, 6-9:30pm
- Jul 25 — Portage Bay Big Band | Big Band Swing
- Aug 1 — Mark DuFresne Band | Blues
- Aug 8 — Mambo Cadillac | Salsa
- Aug 15 — Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints | Americana Rock ’n Roll Revival
- Aug 22 — Swingin’ In the Rain w/ Dina Blade | Little Bit of Everything / This is a Ball Rouge; wear red!