Jitterbug puts the beat in upbeat

Jitterbug puts the ‘beat’ in ‘upbeat’

Jitterbug puts the beat in upbeat originally published June 4, 2018 at 7:00 am Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine

Instructor and owner Dave Serfling dances with Jane as he leads a jitterbug class at Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn in Renton. (Jason Redmond/Special to The Seattle Times)


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A Waltz At Midnight 2018

A Waltz At Midnight 2018A Waltz At Midnight 2018

A Waltz At Midnight 2018 at the Seattle Event: Venice Is Sinking by Jimmi & Dave Serfling on March 24, 2018

Venice Is Sinking: A Venetian Masked Carnival Ball held at the Seattle Design Center celebrating and its 11th year

This year Jimmi and Dave Serfling performed the Viennese Waltz at Midnight before a crowd of 600 guests. All evening different acts performed for the masked guests. This includes African Drummers, Irish Step Dancers, Aerial Acts on Ropes, Pole Dancers with unbelievable strength and grace, a world renowned violinist, a Cyr Wheel performer (Giant Wheel Man) and a Viennese Waltz at Midnight.

This Masquerade Ball is for 21 and over and has a strict dress code of Formal and Masked. Many of the guests are wearing period costumes with white wigs, uniforms, hats and of course huge dresses with hoops and petticoats. There is a parade of the costumes for the contest with huge prizes to the winners too.

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Mexican Riviera Dance Cruise 2017 DAY 2

Mexican Riviera Dance Cruise 2017 Day 2 Dance Cruise 2017

On Mexican Riviera Dance Cruise 2017 Day 2 the kids on the ship were having a scavenger hunt and they found Mike because he had a mustache and Jimmi and Linda were two Grandmas willing to do the Chicken Dance.

This was our first “Day At Sea”. So we had three 1-hour dance lessons in the Mad Hatter’s Lounge. About half the group came and learned some new dances and technique.

Our first formal dinner. We were so busy having fun we forgot to take more pictures.

Here are some pictures from the evening after dinner on our Mexican Riviera Dance Cruise 2017 Day 2




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Interview With Dave Serfling

An Interview with Dave Serfling by BDancewear.comDave Serfling

Dave Serfling was interviewed in July of 2016 by BDancewear.com for an article on thier Blog.

You can visit the entire interview here and leave a comment for them about it.

Unlike most of the studios we spotlight, The Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn in Renton, Washington, is an adult Social Dance Studio. They offer dance lessons in a variety of Ballroom, Country, Latin and Swing Dances as well as Line Dances. During the week there are lessons every night and some in the daytime. Friday nights provide a chance to have fun and dance. The night starts off with a dance lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. to get things warmed up. Then from 8 to 11 p.m., you can dance to a variety of music that works with all the types of dance taught during the week.

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Dave Serfling dancing for a bag of gourmet caramel popcorn

That’s right Dave Serfling was at Reno’s 27th Annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off with Jimmi, Mike and Robin September 2015. He came across the booth with all sorts of flavors of popcorn. Then he saw the sign for a Dance Contest to win a free bag of popcorn. He had to inquire. It was easy enough, dance for two minutes and you get a bag of popcorn. So in this video Dave is the guy in the Bright Green shirt and straw hat. We hope you enjoy. This video is from Laury and Monica’s World Famous Gourmet Movie Snacks Facebook page. Check out more videos of Dave Serfling dancing.

Dave Serfling Dancing with the Stars

Here is Dave Serfling Dancing with the Stars at Sea on the Amsterdam

His partner is Jada and their dance is the Samba to the song “Blame It On The Boogie” by The Jacksons.

Dave Serfling and his wife organized an “Alaska Dance Cruise” August 16-23, 2015. A group of 52 dancers joined them on the Holland America Line’s ship Amsterdam. After boarding, the group discovers the Amsterdam is have Dancing with the Stars at Sea onboard. Several of the dancers attended the twenty-minute dance lessons and entered the competitions. Five of the six finalists were from Dave’s Dance Group.

There were lots of things to do during the day but every night there was a packed floor of dancers on the ship that week. Dave taught dance lessons to his group on their days at sea. The group had dinner together every evening and both the men and the women looked great!

Dave Serfling Dancing with the Stars 2015

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