Join your neighbors, Seattle Parks and Recreation and Dance for Joy instructors as we celebrate the last Dancing ‘til Dusk and the final outdoor movie of the year in Occidental Square, at the intersection of Occidental Square S and S Main Street, on Thursday, Sept. 3, beginning at 6 p.m.
Each Dancing ‘til Dusk session begins with a free dance lesson from 6 – 7 p.m. in the dance style chosen for that evening. Lessons start at a rudimentary level and build in complexity over the hour. Be on time to get the most out of the lesson. No experience is necessary, nor is a partner required for the lesson.
No security clearances are required to enjoy the melodic tunes of KGB as they play waltz, swing, foxtrot, polka and more. With fiddle, mandolin, guitar and piano, KGB creates subversive music lulling the unwary with traditional New England contra dance tunes, then jumping off into Balkan modalities, tango riffs and bluesy jigs. KGB’s extraordinary waltzes captivate dancers song after song, each melody more delightful or exquisite than the last.
This is the last, but not at all the least of the bands to play for the season. This event will send you away fully satisfied as the last of the summer dances.
As a special treat on this evening, the dance will be followed by an outdoor presentation of “Shall We Dance,” the RKO movie production with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on and a jacket or that special someone to keep you warm.