Mixed dancing every Monday & Thursday in Ballard

Waltz etcetera is a mixed dance for experienced partner dancers, going strong since 1999. We dance in the upstairs ballroom at Salmon Bay Eagles, 5216 20th Ave NW in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. It's a hidden treasure, an intimate space with a gorgeous old maple dance floor in excellent condition, and plenty of room to play. Casual dress, noncompetitive dancing; definitely not the place to be seen or show off ;-). 7:30pm, $10

About half my playlist is waltzes, mostly for cross-step and mellow turning waltz (~100-150 bpm). The other half mixes swing, foxtrot, blues, nightclub 2-step, one-step, a dash of exotica, a skosh of silliness. You can do your dance to all of it.

I'm just the steward here; Waltz etcetera has a life of its own. If you've read this far and you're still interested, you should check it out.

Connecting

Waltz etcetera is dedicated to connection. Connecting is one of life's great treasures, perhaps the greatest, and any two people can connect if both of them want to. The more two people want to connect, the more they work on that connection, the deeper it gets.

Partner dancers connect briefly with many different partners, and dancers seeking depth focus on those relatively few partners where connecting is natural & easy, inviting greater depth. People we connect deeply with become our dance friends. As we find dance friends and cultivate deeper connections with them, dancing becomes more & more a playground for deep play: exploring and deepening the connections we've made with our friends.

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