Saturday, June 4, 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm - Blues Eclectic at Norse Hall.
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An eclectic playlist with varied tempos of blues, swing, waltz and fusion
7:30 Blues warmup lesson with Eric and Dorothy
8:00 to 10:30 dance with DJ Dennis Myers

Help with the door would be much appreciated.
All attendees must be vaccinated, Masks optional and encouraged for those with concerns.

Norse Hall, upstairs ballroom.
Cost: $15, no hassle discount to $10

June 8-11 - Workshops with Ari Levitt

Ari Levitt returns to Portland for a series of evening workshops June 8 to June11 persented by Portland Dance Eclectic. He also will be doing a Saturday, 6/11 workshop for Connect to Dance.. Ari teaches a wide range of workshops in partner dances as well as exploring how fusing aspects of different dances together can help make your dancing more expressive, creative and fun. Below are descriptions of his evening workshops.

Wed, 6/8, 7:30 - 10pm Lenora's Rm, 3300 SE Woodward:  
NC2S Blending & Fusing  (“Blending” is the art of borrowing moves from one dance style and seamlessly incorporating them into another. “Fusion" adds a whole new level of musicality and free-styling to the equation. In these workshops, you get to learn the art of both! You can see an example of NC2S fusion in the videos below. For non-novice beg/int/adv dancers (some knowledge of basic NC2S & partnering expected)
    7:30 to 8:30 NC2S Blending Sensations 
    8:30 to 9:00 Dance Practica (open to all
    9:00 to 10:00 The Art of NC2S Freestyling-Fusion  

Cost: Both classes and dance- - $30, Either class and dance- $20, Earlybird Discounts available online.
VIDEO: NC2S-Fusion Improv #1  VIDEO: NC2S-Fusion Improv #2
Thurs, 6/9, 7:30 -10pm Rose City Studio, 1420 HW 17th Ave:  
East Coast Swing Blending (“Blending” is the art of borrowing moves from one dance style and seamlessly incorporating them into another dance style.  In this workshop, using ECS as our foundation, you’ll learn how to break rhythms and harness moves from balboa, blues, tango , and foxtrot to create something new and exciting! Comfort with basic 6-count swing recommended.  No prior knowledge of balboa, blues, tango, or foxtrot is needed)
    7:30 to 8:30. Part 1: Fun East Coast Swing-Bal-Blues Blending…
    8:30 to 9:00. Dance Practica (open to all)
    9:00 to 10:00 Part 2: Fun East Coast Swing-Tango-Fox
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Cost: Both classes and dance- - $30, Either class and dance- $20, Earlybird Discounts available online.Vaccination verified only. Masks optional and encouraged for those with concerns.

Fri, 6/10, 7:30 - 10:30pm Dance with Joy, 8051 SE 16th AVe
Fabulous Salsa-Swing Sensations PLUS a special workshop on "Finding Common Ground"
    7:30 to 8:30 Part 1:  Fabulous Salsa-Swing Blending Sensations.  Learn how to incorporate fun swing combinations into your salsa to create something different and new! (For non-novice beg/int/adv dancers. Familiarity with basic salsa steps helpful)
    8:30 to 9;30 Finding Common Ground:  Understanding how the major popular Latin dances (ie, salsa, cha cha, rumba, merengue, bachata, cumbia) are really all one-and-the-same will GREATLY help you to expand your repertoire and see the connection between them all (no  prior knowledge of latin dancing necessary, but it would be helpful if you happen to know the basics of any one of those of those listed
    9:30 to 10:30     Latin Dance Practica (open to all)
Cost: Both classes and dance- - $30, Either class and dance- $20, Earlybird Discounts available online.
Sat.,, 6/11, 7:00 - 10:30pm Norse Hall 111 NE 11th Ave
Blues Fusion
    7:00 to 8:00 Tango’d Up In Blues:  Learn how to seamlessly sneak a tango mov    e or two into your blues dance (open to all levels, no prior knowledge of tango needed)
    8:00 to 9;00 The Magic of Musicality and Conversational Dancing in Blues!  Take your creativity, expression, and partnering to a whole new level with this fabulous introduction to poly-rhythmic blues and conversational dancing! (open to all levels, no experience needed)
    9:00 to 10:30 Blues dance

Cost: Both classes and dance- - $30, Either class and dance- $20, Earlybird Discounts available online.
Vaccination verified only. Masks optional.

Pre-registration and More Details Here

June 11 - Connnect to Dance Reopening and Saturday Workshop with Ari Levitt

A Day of 3 Dance Workshops with Ari Levitt
organized by Connect To Dance
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Polish Library, 3832 N. Interstate Ave

10am-12pm Fun, New, Int/Adv WALTZ Combos
1:20-3:20pm Int/Adv NIGHT CLUB 2-STEP Sensations
3:30-5:30pm New WEST COAST SWING Combinations

For details please click Here , or contact Uwe at ConnectToDance@gmail.com for questions

Connect To Dance Comeback Dance Classes are starting Monday June 6.
Details at Here , or contact Uwe at ConnectToDance@gmail.com for questions

June 12 - Sunday Waltz Eclectic with Specical Lesson by ari Levitt

Eclectic selection of danceable waltz, swing, latin & nightclub
10:30 am to noon- Lesson with Ari Levitt:
Waltz with Swing Intwined! Learn how to incorporate some simple bal-swing movements into your cross-step waltz! So fun and spicy to do :) (Non-novice beg/int/adv level. Comfort with basic waltz steps and partnering recommended. No prior knowledge of swing needed) 

Noon to 2:30pm- Dance to a Dancez Eclectic playlist. DJ Dennis Myers
Norse Hall Main ballroom, 111 NE 11th Ave
Cost: $25 for workshop and dance, no hassle discount to $20
$15 or workshop or dance only.
Vaccination verified only. Masks optional and encouraged for those with concerns.

June 26 - Sunday Waltz Eclectic

Eclectic selection of danceable waltz, swing, latin & nightclub
10:30 am to 11:30- Lesson TBD
11:30 to 2:30pm- Dance to a Dancez Eclectic playlist. DJ Dennis Myers
Norse Hall Main ballroom, 111 NE 11th Ave
Cost: $15 for workshop and dance, no hassle discount to $10

Vaccination verified only. Masks optional and encouraged for those with concerns.

Other Dance Events

Monday Dance at Lenora's Room

Every Monday, 8:00 - 10:30 Warm-up on the dance floor with Eric & Dorothy, then open dancing to a varied program, including waltz, swing, blues, ballroom, Latin, and more... with DJ's Dorothy Sharrar and Eric Singer. $10
Lenora's Room, 3300 SE Woodward St

First Sundays- Tango Nexus at Rose City Studio

Every first Sunday, 7-9pm. Enjoy a music mix for the dance omnivore; mostly tango, alternative and traditional, with some Swing, fusion waltz and West Coast. Join convivial folks from different dance communities. All levels wanted at this learner's sandbox. Hosted by Steve Carruthers 503 804-0031

7:00-9:00, Rose City Studio, 1420 NW 17th, $15. Vaccinated-only and masks

Dancing at Rose City Studios

See rosecitystudio.com for schedule of upcoming dances or Contact Lisa: (text: 971.255.0586)

Rose City Studio, 1420 NW 17th, $15. Vaccinated-only and masks

Help Wanted at Dances

NOTICE: Please sign up at the dance or contact us if you can help at upcoming dances. Many hands make for light work – and more dance time!! We need people for the door, set-up and clean-up

We are also looking for someone to help with volunteer coordination.
Thanks for stepping up to keep our dance community dancing together!

Schedule of Dances for 2022 (Location is Norse Hall unless noted)

June
6/4 Saturday Blues Eclectic 7:30pm to 11pm Lodge room
6/12 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom
6/26 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom
July
7/2 Saturday Blues Eclectic 7:30pm to 11pm Lodge room
7/17 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom
7/23.Black and White Ball (tentative ). NE Hancock and 16th Ave
7/31 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom
August
8/6 Saturday Blues Eclectic 7:30pm to 11pm Lodge room
8/21 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom
September
9/3 Saturday Blues Eclectic 7:30pm to 11pm Lodge room
9/18 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom
October
10/1 Saturday Blues Eclectic 7:30pm to 11pm Lodge room
10/2
Sunday Waltz Eclectic Special Dance with Live Music w/ Larry Unger
10/16 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom
10/30 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom
November
11/5 Saturday Blues Eclectic 7:30pm to 11pm Lodge room
11/20 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom
11/27 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom
December
12/3 Saturday Blues Eclectic 7:30pm to 11pm Lodge room
12/10 Saturday Holiday Ball 7:00pm to 11pm Main Ballroom
12/18 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom

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We are in constant need of volunteers to help with door, set up, clean up, publicity etc. Contact Debra Iguchi or Dennis Myers