Dancing in Seattle at 8pm
December 23, 2010 9:37 AM   Subscribe

Where's a good place to go dancing in Seattle early in the evening of New Year's Eve?

I'd love to go out dancing with my spouse, but I a. don't know a thing about going out dancing and b. go to bed early. I won't be staying up to midnight, but maybe until 10pm. So I would like a mellow place to dance at, say, 7 or 8pm. I am planning on dressing up, so it doesn't need to be a casual place, just one where not being a great dancer isn't a big deal. Previous dancing in Seattle questions have yielded some great suggestions for judgement-free places, but they pretty much all start at 9:30 or 10 on New Year's Eve. Any ideas?
posted by Margalo Epps to Society & Culture (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: No idea, eh? I think me and Mr. Epps will go to a Burlesque show instead for New Year's Eve. There's a show that goes from 7:30-9pm, which fits in with my bedtime. If anyone does have ideas for places to go dancing early in the evening, for any evening, I'd still love to know.
posted by Margalo Epps at 6:55 PM on December 23, 2010

What kind of dancing do you want to do?
posted by grouse at 7:21 PM on December 23, 2010

Response by poster: I've liked every kind I've tried, but I suppose I'm more interested in 80's pop than contra. Ballroom and swing can be fun too.
posted by Margalo Epps at 8:39 PM on December 23, 2010

It's unfortunate you haven't had any other responses. I would attempt to answer this based on what I have heard, but rather than subjecting yourself to my ignorance, I think you would be better off asking on The Stranger's Questionland. They excel at this kind of question. If you don't get a good answer there, comment here and I will ask around.
posted by grouse at 8:29 AM on December 24, 2010

Response by poster: No answer there either.
posted by Margalo Epps at 9:01 PM on December 29, 2010

Sorry that you haven't had any good answers.

If you are willing to settle for contra, Emeral City Contra Dance starts at 7 on Fridays (including New Year's). I think it will hard to find anything else that starts early on New Year's Eve.

If you can brave the clubs in Pioneer Square, I think some of them might open at 8. In my experience, those kinds of places are usually dead early on a regular weekend evening, let alone on New Year's Eve. I probably wouldn't do it.
posted by grouse at 9:18 PM on December 29, 2010

What did you end up doing?
posted by grouse at 1:13 PM on January 6, 2011

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