If summer has you feeling like dancing, you’re in luck because you can enjoy free dance lessons in Seattle parks this summer. Dancing ‘til Dusk is back for its 16th year, bringing Seattle Parks and Recreation and partners together for 14 glorious nights of outdoor dancing.
Here’s when it is happening, where and what to expect from Dancing ’til Dusk!
The event happens across parks in Seattle, and begins with a dance lesson for the first hour. No experience is needed but keep in mind the class rotates partners. If you’d prefer not to, you can bring a partner to the lesson.
Make sure to wear clothing and shoes that you are comfortable dancing in and don’t forget your water.
Here is this summer’s complete class schedule as provided by Seattle Parks and Recreation:
Tuesdays in Hing Hay Park, 6 PM-8 PM
July 11th: The Weather Birds (Swing)
July 15th: Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” (Django Reinhart Swing)
July 18th: Bayou Envie (Zydeco)
Thursdays in Freeway Park, 6 PM-9 PM
July 13th: Swingin’ in the Rain with Dina Blade (Variety “It’s a Ball Rouge, wear red!”)
July 20th: Birch Periera and the Gin Joints (American Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival)
July 27th: Joel Astley & Friends (Blues)
Tuesdays in Cal Anderson Park, 6 PM-9:30 PM
August 1st: Buena Vibra (Salsa)
August 8th: Billy Joe Show (Honky-tonk Swing)
Thursdays in Westlake Park, 6 PM–9:30 PM
August 3rd: WCS DJ Battle with Savoca, Lingane & Thomaier (West Coast Swing)
August 10th: Mark Dufresne Band feat. Billy Stapleton (Blues & Swing)
August 17th: The Buckaroosters (Singing’ Country)
Tuesday in Ballard Commons, 6 PM– 9 PM
August 15th: Elnah Jordan (Blues)
Tuesdays at Pier 62, 5 PM–8 PM
August 22nd: Ben Thomas Tango Quarter (Tango)
August 29th: Jacqueline Tabor Jazz and Blues (Swing & Blues)
Thursday at Golden Gardens Bathhouse (fundraiser event!), 6 PM-9 PM
August 31st: DJ Battle with Sean and Lilli Ann ($25 recommended donation)
That’s 14 evenings of fun! Make sure to mark your calendars and take this opportunity to do something new this summer.