Friday, April 29, 2016

Swingin' Through Spring ! New Swing dance classes for beginners + Intermediate level, May 3, 10, 17 2016

S w i n g i n'   through   S p r i n g !
New Swing classes for May, Beginning and Intermediate levels

Swing 1 from 8:30 - 9:30 pm * Everything you need to get out on the dance floor, including fundamental moves + connection.  
This is a great opportunity for brand new dancers to get rolling, just as the wonderful season of outdoor dancing and weddings begins, so if you know somebody ready to begin, send 'em our way!
Also great for learning the opposite role, switching Lead or Follow.

Swing 2 from 7:30 - 8:30 pm * Snappy new moves + combinations, more musicality, more fun! 
With a core group of friendly dancers and room for you!  

$33 / 3 week session or $12 drop in

Location: Namaste Yoga Studio 18021 15th Ave NE, Suite 101 Shoreline (in North City, in the Evergreen building, lots of free parking. Located just south of St. Mark's church).

Happy dancing, xox Margot + Mark 

Swingin' at the Blue Sage June 2nd 2016 ! North Fork Valley dance

Hey there, North Fork dancers! 

Mark and I are coming for a short visit ( 1 week ) to Paonia, to see friends, work on our house, and dance!  We've got the Blue Sage booked on Thursday evening, June 2nd, from 8 - 10 pm.  We'll play a mix of Swing, Rock, Blues, and a few surprises.  No lesson, just lots of friendly dancing.  Mark your calendars - come visit and dance with us!  

Suggested donation to cover the cost of renting the hall:  $5
All proceeds beyond the rent go to the Blue Sage. 

Happy springtime, Margot and Mark, Delicious Dance 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Swingin' through Spring - Swing dance classes in May at Namaste Yoga Studio in Shoreline / North City

Mark and I had such a grand time teaching our free lesson at Third Place Commons last night - wow, what an amazing turnout!  We thought maybe a dozen would show - by the time we were done, we estimate about 100 happy dancers had joined the circle!  Thanks to everyone who came, especially you "ringers" who helped some brand new dancers have a successful first experience with Swing dance. 

Now we're inspired to offer a 3 week session in May:

S w i n g i n' through S p r i n g
Swing 1 from 8:30 - 9:30 pm
and snappy new material for Swing 2 from 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Invite your friends, and save the dates:
Tuesdays, May 3, 10 and 17  $33, or $12 drop in
Location: Namaste Yoga Studio 18021 15th Ave NE, Suite 101 Shoreline

Meanwhile, hope to see you this Tuesday at Namaste Yoga Studio, as we continue Swing into Blues, level 2, 7:30 - 8:30.  Leads especially encouraged - we need you to round out this wonderful group of dancers. 
Happy dancing, Margot + Mark

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Free Swing dance lesson, Saturday April 16 Third Place Commons !

Jump into Swing dance! 
Free Beginning Swing lesson at Third Place Commons    
taught by Mark and Margot of Delicious Dance, members of Savoy Swing Performance Troupe
No partner neccesary, fun and friendly.  All ages welcome. 
 Saturday April 16  6 – 7 pm *  followed by dancing with 85th St Big Band

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Swing into Blues! April Swing 2 class at Delicious Dance, Shoreline / North Seattle

Swing into Blues !
Friendly Swing Dance class * level 2 for dancers w solid basics
Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26   7:30 – 8:30 pm
At  Namaste Yoga Studio, in North City / Shoreline.

 In our small group class, we'll teach smooth blues styling to mix into your swing.  The beginning and end of class includes time to simply dance and practice, integrating the moves with the  rhythm of the music. Fun, great exercise, and joyful connection with your fellow humans!

Location:  Namaste Yoga Studio 18021 15th Ave NE, Suite 101 Shoreline, 98155 
Cost: $44 for the 4 week session, $12 drop-in
No partner or dance experience necessary;  we'll rotate during the lesson for maximum fun. 
Please bring clean, smooth soled shoes or dance shoes, and a water bottle

Instructors:  Mark and Margot of Savoy Swing Performance Troupe

Friday, March 18, 2016

Top 5 reasons for learning to swing dance

The top 5 reasons to learn Swing dance?
5. It's great exercise
4. You'll make new friends 
3. Dancing builds new synapses in your brain, refreshing your body / brain connection
2. It increases your self confidence
1. For the joy of it! Joy and pure happiness contribute to our well being in every possible way:

    building healthy communities, invigorating physical health in every cell of our bodies, and enlivening 
    us as evolving spiritual beings - wow!  This last one may be harder to prove; we believe it's certainly 
    true, and many of the social dancers you'll meet will agree. 

Frankie Manning, the Ambassador of Swing + his dance pal 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Delicious Spring Swing Dance classes in Shoreline / North Seattle, March 2016 !

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Spring is here, and you're invited to join our fun and friendly swing dance classes, conveniently located in north city at Namaste Yoga Studio !
This month wraps up our regular weekly classes, so here's your big chance for dance adventure!
For March, we're providing these 5 week sessions: 
Swing 1, covering the fun-da-mentals
to get you quickly on the dance floor!
Swing 2, with juicy new combinations, more practice to enhance your musicality, 
and opportunities to add refinement and verve to your existing 
Instructors: we're Mark Willson and Margot Richardson, long time Shoreline neighbors + members of the Savoy Swing Performance Troupe! Our classes are friendly, fun, and tailored to our student's skill level + interests. 

Here's the scoop:
Delicious Dance at Namaste Yoga Studio, Shoreline / North City
18021 15th Ave NE, Suite 101 Shoreline, 98155 

Swing 1, the Fun-da-mentals
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $55 
or $12 drop in 
8:30 - 9:30 pm
Learn all the basics of Swing dance through solid connection,
basic footwork, and fun combinations.
Also a great review of the basics, if you're looking for a refresher. 

Swing 2. It's a Wrap! *
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $55 
Or $12 drop in
7:30 - 8:30 pm
All new combinations plus expansion of some classic moves + more on musicality!

The beginning and end of classes include time to simply dance and practice, integrating the moves with the rhythm of the music. Fun, great exercise, and joyful connection with your fellow humans!

* Easy, free parking, too. Located at the north end of the North City business blocks, on the west side, just before St. Mark's church. 

Welcoming new and returning students
You don't need to bring a partner, we rotate throughout class. 

Please bring clean, smooth soled shoes or dance shoes, and a water bottle 

* Swing 2 is for dancers with some fundamental swing dance skills: basic 6 count footwork and connection with a partner, inside + outside turns. 

Questions? Email Margot at   or call 206-913-3962 
See you in class! 

PS Private lessons are another possibility - for a reasonable cost, we'll tutor you in the basics, in a time frame that's convenient for you. Just drop me an email