The story begins in 1958 when Arnie and Doris Hagen built Hagen’s Square Dance Barn also known as Hagen’s Barn or just “The Barn”. Even though it has been called the Barn it has never been a barn. The Hagens built the facility for dancing.

After learning to square dance, they realized there was a need for a local facility designed for square dancing and special events. People were just dancing in basements or at churches before that. Arnie became a Square Dance Caller and Instructor and over his lifetime taught many dancers and callers in the area.

In 1991 Dave Serfling was hired to DJ at Ted Moore’s 50th birthday party at Hagen’s Barn. Arnie offered to rent the hall, to Dave, for his classes and dances. It didn’t work at the time but in a few years Dave was renting the hall two Friday nights a month for dances and every Tuesday night for Dance Lessons.

Dave Serfling had been teaching Ballroom, Country, Swing and Line Dancing since 1988 to thousands of people all over the Puget Sound Area, including Seattle and many of the Parks Departments and colleges from Enumclaw to Bellingham.  He always dreamed of owning his own nightclub or dance club facility, even before he learned to Ballroom and Country Dance. He also performs at Wedding receptions, Birthday and Company parties as the DJ and MC and gives dance lessons to the guests as part of the event’s entertainment.

In 1998, several years after Arnie passed away, he sold his house, packed up his wife and two kids, bought the Barn and built his house next door. Dave plays the music EVERY Friday night for the Friday Night Dances and everyone has a great time dancing. The Classes & Dances are very popular because they’re good exercise, fun and a great way to meet other people that “love2dance.”

Since pCurrent Entrance to the Rockin' Horse Dance Barnurchasing the Barn, Dave has enjoyed making many improvements to update the Barn and rental property to make it a Northwest premier dance venue. The Barn has one of the largest hardwood dance floors in the area with 4,000 square feet, plus a seating area that holds about 150 people. The Barn capacity is 400 people with a large parking lot. The classes and dances are non smoking and non alcohol.

Here are some of the many locations and organizations where Dave Serfling has taught dance classes since starting in 1988.




Bellevue Community College
Green River Community College
• Auburn
• Enumclaw
Highline Community College
Renton Technical College
Western Washington University

Athletic Clubs

Seattle Athletic Club
Washington Athletic Club
Edmonds Athletic Club
Fauntleroy YMCA

Parks & Recreation

City of Auburn
City of Edmonds (Anderson Center)
City of Des Moines
City of Kent
City of Newcastle
City of Renton
City of SeaTac
City of Seattle
• Jefferson Park
• Queen Anne
• Ravenna Eckstein
• Southwest Seattle

Senior Centers

Bellevue (North)
Bellevue (South)
Des Moines
Highline (Burien)


Seattle Swing Dance Club
Seattle Yacht Club
Des Moines Yacht Club
Seattle Folk Life Festival
Pacific Rim Dance Classic
Emerald City Hoedown
Dancing 4 The Dream
Events & Adventures
Event Experience
Avid Events
Equally Yoked
Metro Parks
University House At Issaquah
Cimarron Country Dancers
Northwest Dance Network
Issaquah Highlands Community
Mary M Clise Guild
Mothers of Special Olympics
Parents Without Partners
• Bellevue
• Kent
• First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue
• First Congregational Church
• First United Methodiist Church
• Solid Rock Fellowship
• University Presbyterian Church
• Bet Chaverim
• Emanuel Lutheran Church
• Highlands Community Church
• Northshore Baptist Church
• New Life Church, Renton

Other Locations

Ballard Oddfellows
Hagen’s Barn
Owl Cafe
Tractor Tavern
Space Needle
Columbia Tower Club


Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
Life Celebrations
Block Parties
HomeOwnerAssoc Events


Dave has also been a member of several organizations including but not limited to these:

Renton Chamber of Commerce

Newcastle Chamber of Commerce

First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue