Upcoming Dance Events

Waltz Eclectic Every Thursday at Rose City Studio

An evening of eclectic music, danceable music- waltz, swing, nightclub two-step, foxtrot,, Latin, plus fusion and alt tango

Nov. 7 - DJ Steve Caruthers
Reasons to like Rose City Studios: : its a comfortable place to dance-... a great floor that makes a difference in how you dance and how you feel after the dance...great air conditioning ...A sound system where you can hear the.music the way it was meant to be heard.

Rose City Studios, 1420 NW 17th Ave. Cost: $10

Sunday, November 24 - Waltz Brunch at Norse Hall
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We are into our 20th year of Sunday Waltzes — dance, relax, socialize, enjoy an upbeat lesson & uplifting music

10:30: Intro to Waltz: Lesson by Uwe and Colleen
11:30 to 2:30pm: Eclectic Dance Dj'ed by Dennis Myers
Waltz, Swing, NC2S, Latin, Fox Trot
Pianist Gene Freeheart will play two sets of waltzes

Cost- $15 for dance, brunch & lesson, $12 for brunch & dance
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld, Main Ballroom

Saturday, Nov. 30 - Annual Holiday Ball at Norse Hall
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Start the Holiday season with this annual celebration of dance and music. Use your entire repertoire dancing to a uplifting and classy selection of waltz, swing, Latin, nightclub two step music.

Dress is urban eclectic- Blues jeans to Ballgowns.
Enjoy Holiday decorations and treats .
Dance on Portland's premier large dance floor.
Bar and Lounge open.

8pm to 11pm: Dance, DJ Dennis Myers, Norse Hall, Cost- $15

Saturday, Dec. 7 - Swing. Fusion Workshop with Ari Levitt
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Ari Levitt returns to Portland and will be doing a workshop exploring forms of swing and blues fusion. Swing dancing has been and will continue to be one of the core elements of partner dancing. It allows for creative interpretations and brings life to the music. You will learn both new moves and patterns and a new way of listening to and moving to the swing music we play.
There will be 3 afternoon sessions:
1. Fusion Swing & The Playful Art of Conversational Dance
2. INTRO TO LAMINU: dance style related to balboa but done to slow swing and foxtrot ballads
3. Swing Fusion & The Playful Art of Conversational Dance

Rose City Studios, 1420 NW 17th Ave
Details and Pre-registration are here

Saturday, Dec. 7 - Blues Eclectic with lesson by Ari Levitt
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7 pm = Blues Fusion Lesson with Ari Levitt “INTRO TO BLUES, SWING, & ALTERNATIVE RHYTHMS

 Using Blues and East Coast Swing dance as a foundation, we learn to break out of the six-count basic steps and explore alternate rhythms and fun, improvisational stylings. Perfect for both beginning dancers or experienced dancers who want to focus on partnering and connection while learning a whole lot more about swinging outside the box.

8:15-11 pm Dance w. DJs Ari Lewitt & Dennis Myers.
Cost: $25 Dance and Lesson, $10 Dance only
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland. (Upper Ballroom)

Here are some videos to give you a taste of what you will learn from Ari.

Sunday, December 15 - Holiday Waltz Brunch at Norse Hall
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Come enjoy the best dance floor in Portland, a welcoming atmosphere, a lesson that has become a Sunday morning ritual, This playlist will include DANCEABLE HOLIDAY MUSIC and as well as Dance Eclectic favorites.

10:30 to 11:30 Introduction to Waltz: Lesson by Uwe Hessinger and Colleen Suzanne
11:30 to 2:30pm: Eclectic Dance music djed by Dennis Myers
A selection of waltzes will be played on the piano by Gene Freeheart

Cost- $15 for dance, brunch and lesson, $12 for brunch and dance
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR, Main Ballroom

Sunday, December 29 - Waltz Brunch at Norse Hall
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Come enjoy the best dance floor in Portland, a welcoming atmosphere, a lesson that has become a Sunday morning ritual,

10:30 to 11:30 Introduction to Waltz: Lesson by Uwe Hessinger and Colleen Suzanne
11:30 to 2:30pm: Eclectic Dance music djed by Dennis Myers
A selection of waltzes will be played on the piano by Gene Freeheart

Cost- $15 for dance, brunch and lesson, $12 for brunch and dance
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR, Main Ballroom

Upcoming Dances

Thursday Evenings at Rose City Studios
Thursday at 7:30 to 10:30, Cost $10
11//9, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5. 12/12, 12/19
No Dance on Thanksgiving, 11/28



Annual dance w. Contra community.. Three floors of great dancing- Blues, Contra, Waltz Eclectic.
7:30 - 12:30am , Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave
Jan. 4 -New Year Big Dance at Norse Hall