Frighty Night Dance Party 2017 Costume Contest

Frighty Night Halloween Dance and Costume ContestDance Party 2017 & Costume Contest

It’s time once again for our Annual Frighty Night Dance Party 2017 & Costume Contest. Join us for the big night of Halloween Costumes, Dancing, Costume Contest with cash prizes and more. To enter the competition you must be present and in costume between 8:00-8:45pm. Voting will take place from 8:45-9:00pm and winners will be announced after the votes are tallied.

Bring Halloween Sweet Treats to share in the fun Frighty, October 27, 2017

5 Category winners receive a Free Friday Night Pass. The Top-3 winners get cash prizes.

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Sunday Dances

Sunday Dances

Sunday Dances are a great way to practice what you are learning or your favorite dances in a nice atmosphere. Come and practice. Come and meet friends. Come and Just Dance.

October 1, 2017
Music: Swing Dance
West Coast, East Coast, Jitterbug, Lindy, Nightclub

October 8, 2017
Music: Latin Dance
Salsa, Cha-cha, Bachata, Rumba, Tango

October 15, 2017
Music: Line Dancing
Beginner, Beginner+, Intermediate

October 22, 2017
Music: Ballroom Dance
Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Tango

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Mike Bello Turns 75

Mike Bello Turns 75

Mike Bello Turns 75 and throws a nice party at the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn on December 3, 2016. In attendance were a few of his friends and family.

There was dinner, music and dancing. Mike danced with all the ladies for his birthday dance including his daughter-in-law Michelle and one of his grand-daughters Maddy. His sons Mike and Marc brought their wives Angie and Michelle up from California and Nevada. It was a great evening and Jimmi and Dave Serfling presented Mike with a custom silver belt buckle with the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn logo on it.

Mike Bello Turns 75

Mike Bello Turns 75

Mike Bello Turns 75

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Halloween Dance 2016

Halloween Dance 2016

halloween dance 2016 jeanneOur Halloween Dance 2016 was on October 28th. It was the Friday night before Halloween.

All through the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn it was eerily dark, when gradually there was a trickle of ghouls and beasts and people with missing parts.

The numbers increased and the monsters varied still more, and soon there was a line at the front desk and out the front door.

We did what we could and taught them to dance, and some looked great if but just at a glance.

There was food and treats for everyone there, it was hard to look at the costumes and not stare.

As the dancing progressed and the costumed guests got hot, we cooled it down and did the Foxtrot.

Although some dancers were new and some dancers were not, it didn’t stop them from giving it their best shot.

We had a costume parade to get a good look, at all the great costumes and wondered at how long it must have took.

So if you are wondering if next year you should attend, well by all means and of course because this annual event will never end.

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Getting My Groove

Getting My Groove

Getting My Groove

Whether attending a wedding, nightclub or just a social gathering, dancing is sure to be one of the main forms of entertainment. For many people, however, dancing is a cause for inhibition, often resulting in “wallflowers.” Admittedly, up until recently I was one of those people who looked at the dance floor with disdain from my lonely perch against the wall. Some day I hope to be getting my groove on the dance floor.

Having never even attempted to dance, I decided that the best option for overcoming my fears was to enroll in some Renton dance lessons. During the first few dance classes, I was all over my partner’s feet, and I considered throwing in the towel. With a little persistence however, I gradually found my stride and now I am quite adept on the dance floor.

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration Dance

Happy Chinese New YearChinese Lunar New Year Celebration Dance

Jimmi and Dave Serfling would like to honor you, our friends, as we celebrate this new lunar year of the Monkey with a Saturday night Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration Dance. We have a gift for the first 75+ people that come.

Keep your eye on our schedule for other Saturday nights in the future.

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Year At A Glance 2016 Dance Class Schedule

At-A-Glance-Calendar-2016Year At A Glance 2016 Dance Class Schedule

Have you wanted to see the whole year of classes at the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn on one piece of paper?

Here it is. We created a PDF (Year At A Glance 2016 Dance Class Schedule) for you to plan your 2016 Dance classes around the holidays and your vacations.

It includes:

  • Our 5 & 6 week Dance Classes
  • Alternating blue and yellow Series to make it easy to read
  • Our “Class Parties”
  • When we don’t have classes for special holidays

You can click the image and print it or save it on your favorite electronic device for future viewing.

If you want to see our Dance Class Schedule in full with details and links for registering click here

Country Dancing in Seattle

Country Dancing in SeattleCountry Dancing in Seattle

There are very few places to go Country dancing in Seattle anymore. Country Dancing in Seattle slowed down after its heyday during the 1990s but has been steadily on the rise again. In the late 1980s through the 1990s there were many Country bars and clubs in the area like the Riverside (Tukwila) , Little Red Hen (Seattle), Parker’s (North Seattle), McCabe’s (Tacoma), Club Broadway (Everett), Jerry Andel’s (Everett & Auburn) and the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn (Renton).

Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn

The Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn is by far the biggest one left. One thing that sets the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn apart from the other places to go dancing is there is no alcohol. It is a place to just dance and have a good time. With 4,000 sq. ft. it is the largest hardwood dance floor for “any” kind of dancing in the Seattle area.

If you live in Seattle or are visiting Seattle this is a destination you really should put on your list of places to go for Country Dancing in Seattle. The best night for country dancing is Friday night. There are dance lessons every night and even during the day.

Dave Serfling

The owner Dave Serfling has been teaching adults to dance since 1988. His relaxed fun attitude has helped thousands of people come to love dancing. His decades of experience teaching has helped everyone that wants to learn to dance “Learn to Dance” and have fun. If you are looking for a place to start your Country dancing in Seattle you should try the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn for sure.

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