Kitsap Ballroom Dance News


2nd-Saturday Ballroom Dance [Bainbridge Island]


14 Sept. 2019, 7:00-10:00 pm, Island Center Hall

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 Blues workshop mixer, 7:15-8:00 pm. Dance 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

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3rd-Saturday Dance [downtown Bremerton]. Sponsored by USA Dance Kitsap

Date: Saturday Sept 21, 2019 “Havana Nights”
Complementary East Coast Swing Dance Lesson: with Terry West 7 – 8pm
            Lesson & Music provided by: DJ Extraordinaire Terry West
Open Dancing: 8 – 10:30pm
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!
— source: USA Kitsap Sept. 2019 dance flyer

14-16 Feb 2020   Sweetheart Jamboree [Bellevue]
note: USA Dance Kitsap will not be holding a February dance; we’ll be at the Sweetheart Jamboree.
Where: Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98004
1-800-445-8667 or Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (425) 455-1300



Hustle lessons, Monday nights in September [downtown Bremerton]

4 weeks of lessons (Monday nights), starting Monday, Sept 9, at 6:30 to 7:30pm
– sponsored by USA Dance Kitsap

Jean Bettany and Tom Hall will be teaching Hustle. This is NOT your John Travolta Hustle with finger pointing and hip thrusting. This is a modern, smooth and sassy, partner social dance that can be danced to modern four count music. Complete with Diva Steps and other great moves, this will be a fun and fabulous addition to any social dancers repertoire.
Location: Bremerton Masonic Hall, 878 5th St, Bremerton WA
    Cost for this four-week session of dance lessons: $40, (or $32 for USA Dance Members), or $12 per class on a drop-in basis. $5 per class for students.
As always, singles are welcome!
If you’re interested in signing up for class, or have any questions, we’d appreciate an e-mail, ( so we can get your name on the class roster.
            — USA Kitsap Sept. 2019 dance flyer

Wednesday night West Coast Swing Lessons [East Bremerton]
 – When
     – 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
– Instructor: Sheila Phillips
– Go to for information about lessons and dances



(At club dances you must be a member or a guest of a member to attend.)

Bremerton Elks Thursday-afternoon dances: “the Tea Dance”
– When: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. most Thursday afternoons
    Lunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  – 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 Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons (no details yet).

Winter Club dances [Bremerton]
Winter Club hosts a formal (tuxedos and gowns) dinner-dance on the first Saturday night of each month in October, November, December, February, March, and April. The April dance is a costume dance.



3rd Saturday-night dances: lessons at 7 p.m., dances at 8:00 p.m to 10:30 p.m, Masonic Hall in Bremerton

21 Sep, lesson – East Coast Swing, instructor-Terry West

Ballroom  Dance theme: Havana nights, DJ Terry West

19 Oct lesson—West Coast Swing, instructor Terry West

Ballroom  Dance theme: Halloween costume party, DJ Terry West

16 Nov lesson, Country 2-Step, instructor—Terry West

    Ballroom Dance theme: Country Harvest, DJ—Terry West

21 Dec lesson—likely either waltz or night club two step, instructor—Terry West

   Ballroom Dance theme: semi-formal, DJ-Terry West

USA Dance Kitsap Monday-night lessons, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the Masonic Hall in Bremerton

September—Hustle with Tom and Jean

October—West Coast Swing with Soleman and Angie

November – Country Two Step with Soleman and Angie

December – Country Ten Step with George and Jahn

–source: USA Dance Kitsap board meeting, 14 Sep. 2019

Other Ballroom Dance News

Field Trips: USA Dance Kitsap members often make field trips to other dance clubs such as USA Dance Tacoma (ballroom dance) or the Auburn Eagles (country two-step). There will not be a February dance for the club in Kitsap County as the members are planning to go on field trip then to the Sweetheart Jamboree in Bellevue.