It is our joy to teach dance 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! gives dance lessons in Waltz, Swing, and Blues. We are committed to bringing the delight of partner dance to Seattle through group dance classes, private dance lessons, dance workshops and dance events. So come play with us!
5th Saturday Dance TONIGHT Jan. 30th
Lake City Community Center — 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle
$15 for the lesson and dance, $10 for the dance only
Co-sponsored by DFJ! and Waltz Etc
7:30 Lilli Ann and Zachariah teach Cha cha basics
8:30-11pm Variety dance with tag-team DJ’s Zachariah and Lilli Ann
Sunday and Thursday evenings
Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle, WA
Register through NWDance
This session we're teaching: Beginning Waltz, Intro to West Coast Swing, West Coast Swing 2: Musicality and Int/Adv Connection Theory and Practice through NWDance. For times, go to our Classes page; for class descriptions, go to our Classes page; for registration, go to NW Dance.
Claire Carey and Zia Thomaier at the WCS Strictly Prelims
And thank you to Julie King on piano, Karen Iglitzen on violin and Marni Rachmiel on wind instruments for their fabulous Waltzes, Jigs, and Swings! Have a great holiday, and we look forward to seeing you all again next year!
Mark Your calendar for the 8th
An Evening in Vienna Ball
Saturday June 25th
University of Washington
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Get out and dance!
7:30-11pm, 211 N 36th St, Freemont
Live music dances $15; DJ dances $15 for the lesson and dance, $10 for the dance only
Now in it's 8th year with a pre-dance lesson and great music variety. Dance with lots of friendly people! No partner required! It's a winner!
For more information on classes and events, contact Lilli Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Lilli Ann...our waltz class has been more than I expected. You are ingenious in teaching how to lead and follow. Have attended a few classes over the years, and never received such good info. That really is just what I needed, after dancing for so many years with one partner. Looking forward to the next series and plan to go for the Swing class, also. Kay is having a fabulous time, too. Thanks so much.” — B Johnson
“Lilli Ann, one of the dancers here… Francine, was singing your praises the other day after having attended the Richard Powers workshop in Seattle...she went on at length about your skill as a teacher and dancer, and was amazed and very grateful at/for all she had learned from you....very appreciative...just heaping truckloads of praise on you... she was impressed with Richard Powers, but went on and on about you... of course, I already know how wonderful you are, so just sat there smiling and nodding as she gave you the highest compliments... atta girl! Hope you and yours are well… ” —Ron
“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
About the Christmas Ball...
“The Ball was wonderful last night...strong>beautiful dancers, great music, dear friends, scrumptious desserts, and a delightful hostess. Thank you, Lilli Ann Carey for creating this event. xo ”—Marlene
“Lilli Ann (and Paul, who generously helped finance the event), thank you so much for all the time, work and love that went into creating the Ball last night. It was such a beautiful evening, I’m glad I took lot’s of photos to remember the event. There were so many special moments to the evening and I especially liked the send off with the little bells of joy! Nicely done! ~Thanks again, ”—Wendy