World Dance Party in Shoreline TONIGHT, 5-2-14!

Hi everyone,

We had an incredible WDP 10 at New Holly, with over 250 people in attendance. It was a packed room, and the Somali, Zumba, Bachata, Israeli, Hip-Hop, Salsa, Samba, Bollywood, and line-dancing instructors did not disappoint. Thank you to our volunteers, sponsors, and everyone who helped to make the event possible. And the food you all brought was delicious! Here’s a picture below. See more on our Facebook page.


Our next WDP event will be at Northwest Folklife. Details coming soon.

Meanwhile, our friends in Shoreline are having a WDP tonight at Shoreline Community Center. See the details! Sorry about the short notice, but if you’re free, let’s bring the energy to Shoreline!



World Dance Party 10 scheduled for April 25th, 2014!

Hi everyone, we’ve been busy planning the next WDP. Mark your calendar:

Date: Friday, April 25 2014
Time: 6-9:30pm
Venue: New Holly Gathering Hall
7054 32nd Ave South
Seattle WA 98118
Of course, it’s free for everyone, so bring your friends and neighbors and a dish to share. We’re lining up dance instructors. Let us know if you would like to be one. See you then.
By the way, WDP 9 on 11/15 was awesome, with over 200 people in attendance.

World Dance Party THIS FRIDAY, November 15th, 6:03pm!!!

Hi everyone, we hope you’re excited about the WDP coming up this week! Here’s the line-up:

1. Zumba
2. Salsa
3. East African
4. Sliders
5. Polynesian/Easter Island
6. Tongan
7. Brazilian/Mexican
8. West African
Here’s the flyer, please pass it on to all your friends. Also, we are breaking tradition a little and having a donation box to collect money to help families affected by Typhoon Haiyan. We hope to see you there. world dance party flyer 9

Next WDP: November 15th 2013, Filipino Community Center

Hi everyone, great news! With support from a grant from the Seattle Foundation’s Neighbor to Neighbor Fund, we are putting on more WDPs! The next one will be on 11/15/13 from 6:03pm to 9:27pm at the Filipino Community Center, located at 5740 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.

Mark your calendar and tell your friends. Meanwhile, we’re looking for dancer instructors, volunteers, and Dance Ambassadors, so please email us at

See you then!


WDP at Folklife totally awesome

Hi everyone,

We had a blast, holding our 9th WDP at Folklife. Thank you to our instructors (Eberley, Flamenco; Angela, Belly Dancing; Magnus, West African; The Sliders, line dancing; D’Vorah, Israeli dancing; and Patrick, Swedish). Tons of people showed up. Here’s a video:

WDP may take a break during the summer, doing background stuff like applying for funding to do more WDPs next year, and adding the WDP touch to other events like the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition’s Festival on August 17th and the Othello Park Festival on Sunday August 19th.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our 9 WDPs so far so much fun. See you again soon.

World Dance Party at Folklife this Saturday, May 25th, 1 to 3pm!!


Sorry we haven’t been updating this blog very often. But that’s because we were planning WDP9, which is taking place at Northwest Folklife! Please invite your friends, family, and/or colleagues — we will be featuring dance instructors who have been a BIG part of the WDP community. We are listed on the list of “28 Great Things to See at Folklife this Year.”

Date: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 @ 1-3pm
Location: Armory, Seattle Center
What: Learn 6 multicultural dances and dance with the very BEST from the South Seattle/Rainier Valley community!

*Hip Hop
*Belly Dancing
*Sliders (line dancing)
*West African

This one is a little different than most WDPs we’ve had, but we know it’ll be fun. (When has a WDP not been fun?!). We hope to see you there.

World Dance Party 8 in South Park totally awesome!

On Saturday, we had WDP8, our first one in South Park. Of course, it was great, with over 200 people in attendance. Please go to for pictures. Also, we were featured in the South Park News!

Meanwhile, here are some pictures. We really got into the dancing and didn’t take as many videos as we should have. If you attended and have some videos/pictures, please email us at See you at World Dance Party 9, held at Folklife on May 25th from 1pm to 3pm at the Armory (food court area). Tell your friends!

WDP spreads to Shoreline!

On Friday 3/22, Shoreline had their first WDP. Some of us from WDP Seattle dropped by to check it out, and were astonished at how awesome WDP-Shoreline was! The Flamenco, Bollywood, West African, and other dances, were so much fun. The room was PACKED. Totally amazing work, Shoreline! We’re so glad to see WDP spreading around to other cities. We’re looking forward to the next WDP-Shoreline. Here are some videos:

West African

Bollywood. Skip to :55 to see some awesome moves by a couple of kids!

Not sure what that was called, but it was fun!


WDP is TONIGHT! Come learn Hula and Laotian and a bunch of other dances

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder that WDP8 is today, 3/23, 6:03pm. Scroll down to see the flyer. Bring your friends, neighbors, classmates, kids, parents, co-workers, book club members, knitting buddies, BFF’s, grandparents, etc. Remember, it’s FREE, but it’s a potluck so bring something delicious to share. Beverages will be available (and adult beverages will be available also for a couple of bucks to keep WDP going). Here are some dances we have lined up:

West African



Jarabe Tapatio

La Raspa


Harlem Shake (the original one)

And if you have a dance, please feel free to come and teach it (We encourage spontaneous teaching of dances)

See you there!

WDP8 scheduled for March 23rd at South Park Community Center!!

All right, after months of planning, we finally have a set date for WDP8. 3/23/13 6:03pm to 9:27pm at South Partk Community Center. 8319 8th Ave S. Seattle WA 98108. As usual, it’s fun, it’s free, kids are welcome, bring a dish to share. Tell your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers. Here’s the flyer below.

If you want to be a Dance Ambassador, please email us at DA’s just get 10 people (including themselves) to attend. You’ll get an awesome WDP T-Shirt for being a DA.