Public dances

The 449 Club: 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays, Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger St., Everett. Alcohol-free R&B music and dance; $6 cover. Call 425-445-5224.

Ballroom dancing: 1 to 3 p.m. every fourth Saturday from January through October, Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett. Must be 50 or better to dance to the music of Lauren Petrie. Admission is $4; call 425-257- 8780. New Year’s Eve dance, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 31; free; dance to the music of Lauren Petrie. Call 425-257-8780 for details.

Ballroom dance: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; dance lessons with extra charge and dancing with a live band; $4 members, $6 nonmembers; 425-487-2441; www.northshoreseniorcenter.org.

Checkerboard Squares: Beginner square dance lessons from 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays through June, at the Masonic Hall, 515 Dayton St., Edmonds. First lesson is free; after that, $5. Dress is casual. Call Roy Johnson at 425-338-2255 or 206-949-0114.

Dance party classes: Learn the party dances you need to know for weddings, reunions and cruises; instructor is Eleanor Leight, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St., Snohomish; all ages, no partners needed; $25 a month; 360-568-0934.

Darrington Community Dances: 5:30 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. instruction, 7:30 dancing on the second Saturday; Mansford Grange, 1265 Railroad Ave., Darrington. 206-402-8646; $7 requested donation. Peckin’ Out Dough will play Dec. 14 and the caller is Gabe Strand. Call Matthew at 206-402-8646. Dances held September through April.

Edmonds Senior Center: Fling dance with live bands, 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave.; $3 donations, no partners necessary; $5 for a sampler class of foxtrot, swing and waltz on Monday afternoons; 425-774-5555.

Everett Senior Swingers square dancing: 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays with caller Doug Coleman, Everett senior center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett; donation suggested; no summer dances; 425-257-8780, 425-334-2919.

Fidalgo Fogcutter Plus Square Dance Club: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. first and third Fridays from September to June with a varity of callers, Skagit Valley Grange, 21273 Cook Road, Sedro-Woolley, 2.5 miles east of I-5 at exit 232.

Freewheelers Square Dance Club: 7 to 10 p.m. first, third and some fifth Sundays at Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. NE, Seattle (has a nice wood floor). Cost is $6. Partners are not required; singles and couples welcome. For more information, call Janice at 206-992-4932.

Happy Hopper Square Dance Club: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. first and third Saturdays from September to June. Families and observers are welcome and dancers 17 and under are free. Variety of local and national callers. Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington; 360-387-8727.

Hayloft dances: No partners or experience needed. The Hayloft, 15320 35th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Call Aileen at 425-743-6180.

Line dance lessons: Stanwood, beginner lessons, 3:15 p.m., imtermediate lessons, 4 p.m.; $5; Studio Z, 7009 265th St. NW, No. 105, Stanwood. Call instructor Kathy Leone at 425-205-0870.

Normanna Hall: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Normann Hall, 2725 Oakes, Everett. Dance to Bob’s Swing Band; $5.

Skandia Folkdance Society: First Friday dance, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 to 11 p.m. dance, first and third Fridays, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $10 nonmembers, $7 members; www.skandia-folkdance.org or 206-784-7470.

Sky Valley Whirlwind Square Dance Club: Round dance workshops, 7:30 p.m., plus mainstream dances, 8 to 10:30 p.m. third Fridays, $6. Tri Way Grange, 35th and Seattle Hill Road, Mill Creek; 360-794-8240.

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club: Folk dance, 7 p.m. Saturdays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers on Saturdays, $5 on Wednesdays; 425-385-2088, 425-889-0541; www.sno-king.org.

Sons of Norway: 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. general dancing, third Friday of the month; no summer dances. No partner necessary. Mix of swing, ballroom, Latin and country music; $8 admission includes both the lesson and dance. 9910 270th NW, Stanwood.

Veterans of Foreign Wars dances: Potluck dinners 6 to 7:30 p.m. last Saturdays; $5; free lessons 6:30 p.m., music and dancing 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Eddy Fukano Band performs; $5; VFW building, 2711 Oakes Ave., Everett; year-round; 425-252-2100.

Washington Dance Club: Ballroom dancing, introductory lesson, 8 to 9 p.m. ($12), social dancing 9 to 11 p.m. Fridays ($12, free with dance lesson). The Verve Ballroom, 19820 40th Ave. W, Suite 102, Lynnwood. Call 206-628-8939.

Whirlybird Square Dance Club: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. dance, third Saturdays, September through June, The Hayloft, 15320 35th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Cost is $8. For more information, call 425-308-9559 or 425-806-8423 or go to www.sqdance.org/clubs/whirlybirds.html.

Woodinville Square Crow Dance Club: Dances at 7:30 p.m. first and third Fridays at the Sammamish Valley Grange Hall, 14654 148th Ave NE, Woodinville. Call Alice at 425-319-1093 or go to www.squarecrows.org.

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