July 2009

Dancing 'til Dusk in Seattle

American culture has embraced ballroom dancing in fits and starts. In the jazz age nothing was more hip, then the late 50's and early 60's saw the Latin dance craze. After that the practice fell out of fashion, replaced by more trendy styles like disco and breakdancing. It wasn't until the mid-1990's that a new generation rediscovered flashy classics like the Jitterbug. These days, ballroom dancing has worked its way back into the hearts and feet of Americans young and old. In the city of Seattle there are a number of thriving schools of dance, as well as regular dancing events and venues.