4TH SUNDAYS ~ 12:30 p.m. - 3:30

2nd Sundays ~ 1 p.m. - 3:30

3rd Sunday, May 21


Fourth Sunday is Folklife Festival

2nd Sunday, June 11

Waltzing with DJ Koop

Recorded-music Waltz Café

4th Sunday, June 25

Valse Café Orchestra

2nd Sunday, July 9

Waltzing with DJ Koop

Recorded-music Waltz Café

The Live-music Waltz Café begins at 12:30 P.M.

K G B on the 3rd Sunday in May


No security clearances are required to enjoy Seattle's KGB – just a pair of dancing shoes, the $15 entrée, and a passion for whirling about the room in the eager arms of another.

This popular trio returns for its fifth appearance at the Century Ballroom’s Waltz Café on Sunday, May 21, a week earlier than the usual 4th Sunday because Folklife is happening on the fourth Sunday this month.

Dance from 12:30 p.m. till 3:30.

Expect waltzes of all tempos plus a swirl of swing, polka and other musical treats.

Remember: The Tin Table restaurant across the hall from the Century opens at 3 p.m. and will let you linger there nibbling and sipping until 1 o'clock in the morning if you're so inclined.

Who is KGB?

From beater pianos to concert grands, Julie King fully exploits the percussive range of seven octaves. Her piano style is driving, richly chordal, infusing KGB's music with emotional tension.

Claude Ginsburg's violin melts, swings, growls, soars. He infuses KGB's music with passion, rhythm, hitting notes high on the fingerboard with power and sweetness.

Dave Bartley strikes sparks with his wicked mandolin, driving guitar and lush cittern. He glides from melody to harmony to rhythm to counterpoint, throwing in rock riffs, cross-rhythms, classical motifs and Eastern tonalities.

In the words of Mike Richardson, "As their music changes in character from tune to tune, the dancing changes with it, alternating among smooth and pulsatile, calm and passionate, whimsical and profound.... However, no matter how wild or imaginative their music becomes, it comes back from the edge just in time to support you when you need it….”

The live music Waltz Café begins at 12:30 p.m. and wraps up at 3:30 p.m. Entrée is $15. Parking is free on Sundays and The Tin Table opens just across the hall at 3:30 p.m. with a small-plate array of comfort food, plus nice wines, champagnes, beers and cocktails.

Every month it seems a dozen or so dancers wind up at The Tin Table post Waltz Café, and we can’t think of a better way to unwind following an afternoon of whirling around the floor.

Dave Bartley, Julie King and Claude Ginsburg bring original waltzes and classic swing to the Waltz Café.