Seattle Outdoor Dancing: Where and When to Go

Seattle outdoor dancing: A view of the Seattle skyline.
A view of the Seattle skyline. Photo credit: Pexels

What better way to celebrate the summer in Seattle than to kick off your Sunday shoes and join in the outdoor dancing? Thursday nights from mid-July to August, Freeway Park offers free dance parties on a floor rolled out across the tree-lined plaza.

A couple enjoys a dance together.
A couple partakes in Seattle outdoor dancing. Photo credit: Manu Carrillo

Whether you prefer blues, swing, waltz, Latin, country western, or line dancing, there’s an evening of Seattle outdoor dancing for you. There’s even a special night of zydeco, a fast-tempo American folk style usually dominated by the button accordion and washboard.

If you’re looking for another dancing option, the swinging and waltzing starts in August every Tuesday at Westlake Park, right by the walk-through fountain.

If you’re no pro, show up early for a free dance lesson courtesy of Dance for Joy. Seattle outdoor dancing lessons start at 6pm, and the dancing lasts 7-9pm. “No partner” is no excuse, since many people come to meet someone new. To participate, head to Freeway Park, Sixth Ave. and Seneca St., or across from the Westlake Center at 400 Pine St, depending on what day of the week it is.

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Want to travel elsewhere on the West Coast? Read our blog post on Balboa Park in San Diego!

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