At ECBF 2019, we have some of the most beautiful historic ballrooms that Seattle has to offer!
Check out the spaces you'll be dancing in:

Venue: Fremont Abbey

Fremont Abbey

4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, 98103 (map)

Rooms: Great HallGallery

Events: Friday Evening DanceFriday Late Night DanceStrictly Finals

The Abbey features two large event rooms of differing styles, both re-purposed and restored with many historical & artistic elements. The 1914 building was reopened in 2008 after undergoing major renovations including seismic, design, environment & visual improvements.

While no monks actually live here, the building retains a rustic historical atmosphere while offering modern amenities and aesthetics. Featuring two large rooms for live music and DJs, Fremont Abbey Arts Center will host our Friday night dance, 8pm - 3:30am and the Strictly competition finals!

Venue: Phinney Center (Phinney Neighborhood Association)

Phinney Center (Phinney Neighborhood Association)

6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 (map)

Rooms: Saturday: Rooms 12& 7; Sunday: Rooms 36& 7

Events: Saturday Workshops and Sunday WorkshopsMix N Match PrelimsSolo Prelims

The buildings that make up the Phinney Center have been serving the community since 1904 when the wooden building opened as the John B. Allen Elementary School. Named for one of Washington's first senators, this building housed 278 students by the end of its first year. In 1917, the brick building was added to the campus and enrollment increased, peaking at 758 in 1933. The school officially closed in 1981.

Now home to the Phinney Neighborhood Association founded in 1980, the PNA has grown to become much more than a community center.

For Emerald City Blues Festival, all of the daytime workshops will be held in the dance studio rooms of the Phinney Ridge Community Center.

Venue: Washington Hall

Washington Hall

153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, United States (map)

Rooms: Ballroom

Events: Saturday Evening Dance

Built in 1908 by the Danish Brotherhood, Washington Hall has continuously served as a hub for social and cultural activities reflecting a broad array of ethnic communities. This is a building that many have called a home. The story of Washington Hall is a mirror of the changes in the Central District over time, beginning with performances and celebrations from its start as a fraternal lodge and dance hall serving Danish immigrants, then as an affordable rental facility and home for activities for members of the local Jewish, Filipino, African American, Korean, Eritrean, Ethiopian and other communities. Most notably Washington Hall has served as a popular performing arts venue, hosting musicians and speakers such as Marian Anderson, Mahalia Jackson, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimi Hendrix, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, and Joe Louis. On the Boards leased the Main Hall from 1978-1998, presenting contemporary performances including the early work of Spalding Grey, Meredith Monk, Mark Morris and many others.

For Emerald City Blues Festival, Washington Hall will be our location for the Saturday evening dance featuring live music with Brother Yusef!

Photo by Marginalmonkeys - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Venue: Om Culture

Om Culture

2210 North Pacific Street Seattle, WA 98103 (map)

Rooms: Ballroom

Events: Saturday Late Night Dance

Om Culture is a favorite dance venue of the Seattle Blues and Fusion dance communities. Home of Om Fusion, the weekly Sunday night fusion dance, the ballroom at Om Culture provides a unique atmosphere and energy to the event. The smooth wood floor is ideal for dancing. The stage area is perfect as a DJ stage. The couches and giant LoveSacs are cozy for snuggling and connecting with people during a late night setting. The kitchen provides space to serve food. We look forward to sharing this amazing space with you!

For Emerald City Blues Festival, Om Culture will be our location for the Saturday Late Night Dance, 12:30am - 4:00am.

Venue: Great Hall at Greenlake

Great Hall at Greenlake

7220 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115 (map)

Rooms: Great Hall

Events: Sunday Evening Dance; Sunday Late Night Dance

This renovated 1921 building houses an event venue, professional offices and an after school program. The Great Hall at Green Lake is beautiful setting for celebrations and business events. Located in the heart of the popular Green Lake neighborhood, the hall is a short walk to the lake and great dining.

For Emerald City Blues Festival, Greenlake Great Hall will be our location for the Sunday Evening and Late Night Dance, 8pm - 4am.