Live Entertainment: Sit back and enjoy salsa and swing music and dancing performances, or join in the dancing yourself (after a brief lesson, of course); Century Ballroom affords the opportunity to do both. An extensive schedule of dance classes means you can cultivate your craft beforehand; alternatively, quick lessons are frequently offered before the action gets going on most evenings. Occasionally, the dance floor clears and energetic musical acts take to the stage. At shows, a minimum food charge of $10 per person applies. For dances, the venue generally doesn't sell tickets in advance (except when major touring bands come to town, though).
Best Nightlife, Dance Clubs: Located in the historic Odd Fellows building, Century Ballroom's vintage locale perfectly suites its mission, to keep ballroom and social dancing a thriving part of the Seattle nightlife scene. If the venue's popularity is any indicator, the mission is succeeding. The elaborately renovated ballroom space -- with a 2,000-square-foot dance floor -- is the place in the city to revive the grand days of formal evenings on the town. Dance nights, often with live music, set the perfect tone with dining, drinks, and dancing under the same roof. Meals and a full bar are available right across the hallway at the Tin Table. Whether you enjoy salsa, swing, tango, tap, or burlesque, Century Ballroom or the adjacent East Hall offers all that and more. And for those who need instruction or just a chance to brush-up on their rug-cutting skills, Century Ballroom hosts fun and friendly classes and lessons.