Lots of ballroom dancing occurring in Kitsap County. This calendar is divided into public-invited dances, club dances, recurring lessons, and other ballroom dance news. ========================================================================================================================
PUBLIC-INVITED BALLROOM DANCES
(Also see “Club Dances,” which are listed below public invited dances.)
2nd Saturday ballroom dance [Bainbridge Island], sponsored by Educated Feet
“TAKE it to the FLOOR! on 2nd SATURDAYS!
JUST DANCE! SATURDAY, NOV 9 – Island Center Hall, 7:00-10:00 pm
Versatile DJ mix! guaranteed to keep your feet happy all night long! Swing, Waltz, Blues, Country, West Coast, Night Club 2, Ballroom & Latin! Doors open 7:00 pm. $10 at door includes 7:15-8:00 pm workshop (Check style at http://educatedfeet.net/calendar.htm ).
Dance to fun tunes 8:00-10:00 pm.
*Live music and DJ events on 2nd Saturdays at Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Rd, Bainbridge! Alcohol & smoke free. Singles & couples. Adults & teens. Only clean soled, non-marking shoes on wood floor. Bring munchies and beverages to share. Doors open 7:00 pm. Pay at the door. Pre-dance workshop mixer free with entry. Details for all events at http://www.educatedfeet.net/dances.htm”
— source: educated feet email 15 Oct 2019
3rd Saturday Ballroom Dance [Bremerton], sponsored by USA Dance Kitsap
October Dance “Halloween”
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Come one, come all
to the Halloween Costume Ball.
Costumes admired but not required.
We hope to see you all!
Complementary West Coast Swing dance lesson with Terry West: 7−8 p.m.
Lesson & music provided by DJ extraordinaire, Terry West.
Open dancing: 8−10:30 p.m.
Location: Bremerton Masonic Hall, 878 5th St, Bremerton WA
Costs: $12 per person (non-member), $8 per person (member), $5 Student
This is a social dance. We have dance hosts, a mixer dance to get to know other dancers, and a fun raffle. Please join us!
* USA Dance Kitsap is a non-profit club dedicated to bringing the fun of ballroom dance to Kitsap County. Go to www.usadancekitsap for info, photos, and videos.
(At club dances you must be a member or a guest of a member to attend.)
Bremerton Elks Thursday afternoons: “the Tea Dance”
Though these are club dances (you must be a member or a guest of a member to attend), you can attend it as a club nonmember if you first attend Jan Madison’s ballroom dance lesson (which is open to the public and which occurs just before the Tea Dance). If you’ve attended Jan’s class, she’ll sign you in to the dance. For more information, contact Jan Madison at email@example.com or 360-633-7662.
Lesson: 11:30 am (most Thursdays).
Lunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tea Dance: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on many Thursday afternoons.
– Where: 4131 Pine Rd NE, Bremerton; phone 360-479-1181
Bremerton Elks Friday night dances
Occur many (but not all) Friday nights. For details, call the Elks Lodge at 360-479-1181.
Eagles Club dances [Port Orchard]
Occur many Fridays and Sundays (no details yet).
Winter Club dances [Bremerton]
Winter Club hosts a formal (tuxedoes and gowns . . . suits and cocktail dresses are OK for guests) dinner-dance on the first Saturday night of each month for six Saturdays (Oct, Nov, Dec, Feb., Mar, and Apr). The April dance is a very popular costume dance. To learn details of this club, please go to a USA Dance Kitsap event. Many members of USA Dance Kitsap are also members of Winter Club.
RECURRING BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS
October Monday-night lessons sponsored by USA Dance Kitsap
4 weeks of lessons, starting Monday, Oct 7, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Soleman Krebs and Angie Kostoff will be teaching an intermediate West Coast Swing routine. Knowledge of the basic West Coast Swing steps is expected.
Cost per four-week session will be $40, (or $32 for USA Dance members)—or $12 per class for drop-ins (just $5 per class for students). As always, singles are welcome! If you’re inter-ested in signing up for class, or have any questions, we’d appreciate an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can get your name on the class roster.
Future Lessons Series for Monday nights:
Month Lesson Instructor (s)
November Country 2 Step Soleman Krebs and Angie Kostoff
December Country 10 Step George and Jan Bahr
January Beginning Salsa L.B. Bryant
* USA Dance is a non-profit club dedicated to bringing the fun of ballroom dance to Kitsap County. Go to www.usadancekitsap for info, photos, and videos.
Wednesday night West Coast Swing Lessons [East Bremerton]
– Basic lesson: 7:00 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.
– Intermediate lesson: 7:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
– Where: McCloud’s Family Bar and Grill, 2901 Perry Ave., East Bremerton
– Instructors: Soleman Krebs and Angie Kostoff
– Cost: $8 for one lesson; $12 for both lessons
For more information:
Educated Feet ballroom dance lessons [Bainbridge Island and Poulsbo]
– When: various nights; variety of styles
– Instructor: Sheila Phillips
– Go to http://www.educatedfeet.net/calendar.htm for information about lessons and dances
Thursday (daytime) lessons [Bremerton Elks Club]
– When: most Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
– Where: 4131 Pine Rd NE, Bremerton; phone 360-479-1181.
– Who: Public is invited. Partners not required. Students are requested to arrive 15 minutes early for class registration. Leather sole shoes or regular dance shoes recommended. Contact Jan Madison at email@example.com or 360-633-7662 to register. All are welcome. Just tell the front desk that you’re attending Jan’s class.
OTHER BALLROOM DANCE NEWS
4th Saturday Ballroom Dance [Tacoma], sponsored by USA Dance Tacoma
Lakewood Elks, 6313 75th St. West, Lakewood, WA
Sequim VFW, every Saturday, 6-8:30 p.m. Country, country two step, rock and waltz — source: Tom and Jean, July 2019. 2 Nov 2019:
14-16 Feb 2020 Sweetheart Jamboree [Bellevue]
held at The Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98004
1-800-445-8667 or Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, (425) 455-1300