January 30, 2016 and
October 29, 2016
at the Kent Commons in Kent, WA
Response to our new Quest for the Best competition venue at the Kent Commons Community Center has been wonderful. The much larger, 12,500 SF facility comfortably accomodates larger crowds, spacious changing areas and multiple formation teams with plenty of room for warmup and circulation. We even have room for vendors now. We’ve added a list of restaurants at the Kent Station shopping center (just across the street) to our Quest website for your convenience as well as local hotel options.
The Quest for the Best will remain an all-amateur competition, and offer the greatest scope of events for amateur DanceSport competitors in the Northwestern US. Mixed proficiency syllabus events (two amateurs, one of which is a higher skill level and unscored) are gaining in popularity, allowing more dancers to get out on the floor. Seattle audiences really enjoy formation team events and we’ve designed this event with that in mind and lined up five teams already for the January 30th Quest.
Admission remains at $20 for competitors and adult spectators. Spectators under 18 get in free as part of our efforts to expose more youth to DanceSport. Visit the Quest for the Best website for more details and entry.
The benefits of membership have recently been expanded and include discounts on dance shoes, dancewear, prescriptions, Azigo, Office Depot, hotels, car rentals, and insurance. Members can also place ads for partners or to buy/sell dance-related items on our new Want Ads page.
USA Dance Seattle’s Team Dancers are looking for new members to join in the fun and art of performance dancing! The team’s mission is to promote ballroom dancing through performance, and they have been doing so throughout the Northwest and Canada since 1989. They welcome dancers of all skill levels interested in improving their dancing by training with a group for public performances, such as Seattle Star Ball, the Bellevue Philharmonic’s “Night in Vienna,” and National Ballroom Dance Week. The team rehearses at DanceSport International on Lake City Way NE on Wednesdays 7-10pm and is coached by Monique Hrouda. If you like to dance, enjoy meeting new people, and are interested in joining this great organization, please contact the team president, Pamela Nygaard, or see our Team Dancer Website.