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Partner Dance Instruction in Waltz, Swing, and Blues in Seattle | Events

It is our joy to teach partner dancing creatively and playfully ...so our students come to know the sheer joy, laughter and fun of dancing together. (Besides, dancing makes you smarter.)

Dance for Joy! creates dance events in Swing, West Coast Swing, Waltz and more all over Seattle. Our Dancing til Dusk event with Seattle Parks & Recreation brings dancing to thousands in Seattle public parks every July and August. We are committed to bringing the delight of holding hands and dancing the night away to you through group dance classes, private dance lessons, dance workshops and dance events. Come play with us!

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Lilli Ann and Claire Carey demonstrate Turnng Waltz, from their upcoming Rotary Waltz class. For more on events and workshops, or if you'd like us to teach for your group, send Lilli Ann an email!

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4th Saturday DFJ! Lesson and Dance

4th Saturday dances are currently on hiatus. We're looking for a new location, do you have a great idea? If so, please contact lilli@att.net. Thanks!

For more information on classes and events, contact Lilli Ann at lilli@att.net.

Testimonials

“This is my second Swing I and I'm taking Swing 2 right after. TIRED after 2 hours but I love it. I plan on taking Waltz next. You are a great organization, and wonderful teachers! I have a couple friends taking Swing I with me this time, both have taken other classes, and both think you are so much better than their previous experiences. I'm very glad I found you!” —Susan Larson

“Dear Lilli Ann, we are both enjoying the classes. We have taken a few other dance classes in past years, and we appreciate the things we have received in our other classes, but there is no doubt in our minds that your classes are the best organized, best taught and most enjoyable we have experienced. Thanks.” —Scott Henrickson

“Lilli Ann and Claire are an enthusiastic and professional team. Their workshops have something for everybody — a clear introduction to the basics for the beginners, while at the same time challenging the more advanced dancers. Cross-step Waltz is a gorgeous dance, and they do a fabulous job of teaching it.”—Marion Newvelant, Random Waltz, Portland, OR

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