The event was a huge success thanks to so many people. In this video, Hallie Kuperman and Dean Paton pay tribute to Nancianna Maitri and Living Traditions, founded by Nancianna Maitri and Walter Dill. Living Traditions is well known for igniting ballroom dance craze in the 1990s. Its contribution to the dance community is still recognized today. Nancianna was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1998 and now resides in a nursing home. Her community came to support and honor her through this dance benefit hosted by the Century Ballroom. At one point Hallie contacts Nancianna by phone so her adoring fans can send their love, then the band begins to play and Nancianna listens as Hallie holds the phone toward stage. Thank you to all who contributed to this great event on behalf of a great woman.
Street parking is free after 8 o’clock. You’ll find cheap lots directly north of the ballroom, on the west side of Nagle Place (right across from the lighted tennis courts), and also one block west of Broadway, in the Seattle Central Community College lot on the northwest corner of Harvard and Pine.