August 6-7, 2016: A Weekend with Melissa & Parker

Sandi Stewart presents an amazing weekend with MELISSA RUTZ & PARKER DEARBORN

Melissa & ParkerTake your dancing to the next level!

The incomparable West Coast Swing Champions Melissa Rutz and Parker Dearborn are coming to Seattle to offer you a collection of fun and challenging group lessons. They teach, compete, judge, choreograph and perform all around the world and now they’re coming to the Pacific Northwest just for you!

Go beyond the basics and add styling, shaping, and contrast to your dancing. Plus, learn how to work with the music and play off your partner. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from two of the best!

SATURDAY, August 6 – Washington Hall, 153 14th Avenue, Seattle
4:00-5:00 p.m. Rhythmical Movement: Focusing on musicality with your body
5:15-6:15 p.m. Wait For It: Working with timing changes—accelerate & decelerate
6:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner Buffet and Q&A with Melissa and Parker
7:45-8:45 p.m. How to Make it Look Good: Styling tricks to make your basics pop
9:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dance Party, Open Jack & Jill and everybody dances with Melissa or Parker

SUNDAY, August 7 – Alki Masonic Hall, 4736 40th Avenue SW, West Seattle
3:30-4:30 p.m. Go For A Ride: Patterns that play with momentum
4:45-5:45 p.m. Footwork Mania: Syncopation vs. variation
6:00-10:00 p.m. Seattle Swing Dance Club Dance with DJ Chris Jones and Mixed Level J&J and Masters J&J Contests. Bonus! FREE admission to the dance if you attend one or both of the workshops at 3:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.

Schedule, registration, and more information at Early bird prices end July 29!

Instructors: Melissa Rutz and Parker Dearborn
Workshop Descriptions: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Go For A Ride: Patterns that play with momentum
4:45-5:45 p.m. Footwork Mania: Syncopation vs. variation
When: 3:30 & 4:45 PM
Cost: Taking 1 Class: Pre-register by July 29 for $25; July 30 or later $30
Taking Both Classes: Pre-register by July 29 for $45; July 30 or later $52
Entry into the Sunday Dance is FREE with paid admission to workshop(s).Register at $ave on PayPal fees if you pay with cash or check.
Beginning Lesson Instructor: TBD
When: 6:00 to 6:30 PM
Ask for the location of this lesson at the registration desk.
Cost: Beginner lesson is Free with paid admission to the dance
The Dance
DJ: Chris Jones
When: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost: Adult Members $7, Adult Guests, $11, Juniors (13-17) $4, Children 12 and under (with parent or guardian) Free
Masters WCS Jack & Jill and Mixed Level Strictly Swing
Competition sign-up closes at 7:30; Comps start at 8:00pm.
Contest Cost: $6/members; $8/non-members

August 21st Annual Picnic at the Historic Hogland House in Mukilteo! One of our favorite events of the YEAR! All Members OLD and NEW are welcome! Great opportunity to get to know all our members at this beautiful venue! Dance to follow at the VERVE BALLROOM in Lynnwood.

The August 21st , 2016 FREE SSDC picnic, potluck, games and dance, We are so grateful  to have  this venue for our SSDC picnic,  It  has been generously provided by owner Kay Hogland-Scheller.  This  beautiful historic home has amazing views of the Puget Sound.  We are so grateful for her generosity!!Hogland house view

The Picnic
Where: Hogland House @917 Webster Street Mukilteo, WA 98275
When: 3:00-5:30

We’ll provide: BBQ, drinks, music, and GAMES

You’ll bring:  a side dish and your favorite home made chocolate dessert

The Dance
Dance venue & DJ


Verve Ballroom 19820 40th Ave W #102  Lynnwood Washington 98036

DJ Terry West plays great swing music!!!!!!!!

Open WCS Jackpot Jack & Jill

Raffle for lessons with local Pro’s

When: 6:00 pm to 10:00
Cost: Free to all current members

$11.00 for non members