Portland Waltz Eclectic
... an organization providing opportunities for dancers at all levels to learn and enjoy the waltz and other partner dances

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Waltz and other Dance Instruction

New: Richard Powers' definitive Cross Step Waltz page

Connect to Dance
Uwe Hessinger and Colleen Suzanne
Classes Tuesdays- Winter classes start Oct.1
Waltz, Swing, and Fox trot
Check webiste for details and to register.

Classes with Ariel
Nightclub & Cross-step Waltz
Sundays at Uptown Ballroom in Tigard

Classes with Steve Caruthers at the Viscount

Other Portland Waltz events

Scandieclectic Sundays
Most Sundays
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Norse Hall

Where We Dance
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld

Fulton Park Community Center,
68 SW Miles St, Ptld,

Upcoming Dance Events

Every Thursday
Dance: 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Waltz Eclectic Thursday nights at Fulton Park
No dance 3/22 due to floor refinishing

DJ Dennis Myers, Host Colleen Suzanne
All styles of waltz plus an eclectic mix of other dance music. All ages, all levels. Everyone welcome
Fulton Park C. C., 68 SW Miles, Ptld. Cost: $7
Saturday, March. 28, 2015

Lesson: 7:30 - 8:00 pm
Dance: 8:00-10:30 pm
Ariel’s Spring Thanksgiving Dance
7:30-8:00pm Int. Nightclub Two-Step lesson with Ariel Kaplan
8:00-10:30pm Dancing with DJ Dennis Myers of Portland Dance Eclectic
Why only give thanks once a year? Bring food, friends, and smiles, and come celebrate our wonderful dance community. An uplifting mix of nightclub, waltz, west coast swing, with some hustle, foxtrot, & country two-step. Potluck dish or donation.
More Details
Uptown Ballroom
7272 SW Durham Rd Bldg I, Tigard, Oregon 97224
Sunday, March. 29, 2015

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
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 The music we play is a ballroom-like mix of contemporary dance styles: a number of varieties waltz and waltz tempos, swing both east and west coast, two steps, latin and music that you can do both blues and tango style dancing to. 

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 

Cost: $12 for lesson and dance, $10- Dance only
Sat. April 4, 2015
Dance:7:30 -11:15
Dance Eclectic Spring Dance

The playlist will be a dance eclectic playlist, with plenty of waltzes, enthusiantic swing, west coast, night club two step and latin
• Dress is urban eclectic or whatever your fancy is.
• Dance on Portland's premier large dance floor.
* No Host Bar and Lounge open.

7:30pm to 11:15pm - Dance with DJ Dennis Myers

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland,
Cost: $12 dance only,
Sunday, April 12, 2015

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
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 The music we play is a ballroom-like mix of contemporary dance styles: a number of varieties waltz and waltz tempos, swing both east and west coast, two steps, latin and music that you can do both blues and tango style dancing to. 

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 

Cost: $12 for lesson and dance, $10- Dance only
Sat. May 2, 2015
Lesson: 7:30 Dance: 8:30 -11:00
Blues Eclectic Saturday Night Dance

Blues, West Coast Swing, Blues, Waltz
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld
7:30 - Lesson with Marjorie McNair
8:30: Guest DJ, Dennis Myers, The focus of the Blues Eclectic playlist is all blues: There will be various styles of blues from classic to contemporary: blues that swing and blues where you feel the rhythm in your body that gets you to move.
Cost: $10 for lesson and dance

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Dance: 1:30pm to 5pm
Sunday Waltz Eclectic Tea Dance
Eclectic Dance music djed by Dennis Myers The music we play is a ballroom-like mix of contemporary dance styles: a number of varieties waltz and waltz tempos, swing both east and west coast, two steps, latin and music that you can do both blues and tango style dancing to. 

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 

Cost: $12 for dance,
Sunday, May 10, 2015

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
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 The music we play is a ballroom-like mix of contemporary dance styles: a number of varieties waltz and waltz tempos, swing both east and west coast, two steps, latin and music that you can do both blues and tango style dancing to. 

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 

Cost: $12 for lesson and dance, $10- Dance only
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
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 The music we play is a ballroom-like mix of contemporary dance styles: a number of varieties waltz and waltz tempos, swing both east and west coast, two steps, latin and music that you can do both blues and tango style dancing to. 

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 

Cost: $12 for lesson and dance, $10- Dance only
Sat. June 6, 2015
Lesson: 7:15 Dance: 8:00 -11:15
Dance Eclectic

Waltz, Swing- East & West Coast, Two Steps, Latin
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld Main Ballroom
7:15 - Lesson
8:00: DJ: Dennis Myers,
Cost: $12 for lesson and dance

Sat. June13, 2015
Lesson: 7:30 Dance: 8:30 -11:00
Blues Eclectic Saturday Night Dance

Blues, West Coast Swing, Blues, Waltz
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld
7:30 - Lesson with Marjorie McNair
8:30: Guest DJ, Dennis Myers, The focus of the Blues Eclectic playlist is all blues: There will be various styles of blues from classic to contemporary: blues that swing and blues where you feel the rhythm in your body that gets you to move.
Cost: $10 for lesson and dance

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
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 The music we play is a ballroom-like mix of contemporary dance styles: a number of varieties waltz and waltz tempos, swing both east and west coast, two steps, latin and music that you can do both blues and tango style dancing to. 

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 

Cost: $12 for lesson and dance, $10- Dance only
Sat. July 11, 2015
Lesson: 7:15 Dance: 8:00 -11:15
Dance Eclectic

Waltz, Swing- East & West Coast, Two Steps, Latin
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld Main Ballroom
7:15 - Lesson
8:00: DJ: Dennis Myers,
Cost: $12 for lesson and dance

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
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 The music we play is a ballroom-like mix of contemporary dance styles: a number of varieties waltz and waltz tempos, swing both east and west coast, two steps, latin and music that you can do both blues and tango style dancing to. 

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 

Cost: $12 for lesson and dance, $10- Dance only
Sat. July 25, 2015
Dance: 7:00 -10:00
Annual Black and White Ball at Director Park

SW Park and Yamhill Sts. Portland
Tickets available first week of June online and at dances

Sat. Aug. 1 , 2015
Lesson: 7:30 Dance: 8:30 -11:00
Blues Eclectic Saturday Night Dance

Blues, West Coast Swing, Blues, Waltz
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld
7:30 - Lesson with Marjorie McNair
8:30: Guest DJ, Dennis Myers, The focus of the Blues Eclectic playlist is all blues: There will be various styles of blues from classic to contemporary: blues that swing and blues where you feel the rhythm in your body that gets you to move.
Cost: $10 for lesson and dance

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
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 The music we play is a ballroom-like mix of contemporary dance styles: a number of varieties waltz and waltz tempos, swing both east and west coast, two steps, latin and music that you can do both blues and tango style dancing to. 

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 

Cost: $12 for lesson and dance, $10- Dance only
Sat. Aug. 22, 2015
Dance: 7:00 -10:00
Annual Encore Ball at Director Park

SW Park and Yamhill Sts. Portland
Tickets available July 24 online and at dances

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
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 The music we play is a ballroom-like mix of contemporary dance styles: a number of varieties waltz and waltz tempos, swing both east and west coast, two steps, latin and music that you can do both blues and tango style dancing to. 

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 

Cost: $12 for lesson and dance, $10- Dance only
Sat. Sept. 12, 2015
Lesson: 7:15 Dance: 8:00 -11:15
Dance Eclectic

Waltz, Swing- East & West Coast, Two Steps, Latin
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld Main Ballroom
7:15 - Lesson
8:00: DJ: Dennis Myers,
Cost: $12 for lesson and dance

Sunday, Sept. 20 , 2015

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
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 The music we play is a ballroom-like mix of contemporary dance styles: a number of varieties waltz and waltz tempos, swing both east and west coast, two steps, latin and music that you can do both blues and tango style dancing to. 

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 

Cost: $12 for lesson and dance, $10- Dance only
Sat. Oct. 3, 2015
Lesson: 7:30 Dance: 8:30 -11:00
Blues Eclectic Saturday Night Dance

Blues, West Coast Swing, Blues, Waltz
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld
7:30 - Lesson with Marjorie McNair
8:30: Guest DJ, Dennis Myers, The focus of the Blues Eclectic playlist is all blues: There will be various styles of blues from classic to contemporary: blues that swing and blues where you feel the rhythm in your body that gets you to move.
Cost: $10 for lesson and dance

Sunday, Oct. 4 , 2015

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
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 The music we play is a ballroom-like mix of contemporary dance styles: a number of varieties waltz and waltz tempos, swing both east and west coast, two steps, latin and music that you can do both blues and tango style dancing to. 

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 

Cost: $12 for lesson and dance, $10- Dance only
Sunday, Oct. 18 , 2015

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
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 The music we play is a ballroom-like mix of contemporary dance styles: a number of varieties waltz and waltz tempos, swing both east and west coast, two steps, latin and music that you can do both blues and tango style dancing to. 

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 

Cost: $12 for lesson and dance, $10- Dance only
Sat. Oct. 31, 2015
Lesson: 7:15 Dance: 8:00 -11:15
Dance Eclectic Halloween Dance

Waltz, Swing- East & West Coast, Two Steps, Latin
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld Main Ballroom
7:15 - Lesson
8:00: DJ: Dennis Myers,
Cost: $12 for lesson and dance

Sat. Nov. 7, 2015
Lesson: 7:30 Dance: 8:30 -11:00
Blues Eclectic Saturday Night Dance

Blues, West Coast Swing, Blues, Waltz
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld
7:30 - Lesson with Marjorie McNair
8:30: Guest DJ, Dennis Myers, The focus of the Blues Eclectic playlist is all blues: There will be various styles of blues from classic to contemporary: blues that swing and blues where you feel the rhythm in your body that gets you to move.
Cost: $10 for lesson and dance

Sat. Nov. 14, 2015
Lesson: 7:15 Dance: 8:00 -11:15
Dance Eclectic

Waltz, Swing- East & West Coast, Two Steps, Latin
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld Main Ballroom
7:15 - Lesson
8:00: DJ: Dennis Myers,
Cost: $12 for lesson and dance

Sunday, Nov. 15 , 2015

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
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 The music we play is a ballroom-like mix of contemporary dance styles: a number of varieties waltz and waltz tempos, swing both east and west coast, two steps, latin and music that you can do both blues and tango style dancing to. 

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 

Cost: $12 for lesson and dance, $10- Dance only
Sunday, Nov. 29 , 2015

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
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 The music we play is a ballroom-like mix of contemporary dance styles: a number of varieties waltz and waltz tempos, swing both east and west coast, two steps, latin and music that you can do both blues and tango style dancing to. 

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 

Cost: $12 for lesson and dance, $10- Dance only
Sat. Dec. 5, 2015
Lesson: 7:30 Dance: 8:30 -11:00
Blues Eclectic Saturday Night Dance

Blues, West Coast Swing, Blues, Waltz
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld
7:30 - Lesson with Marjorie McNair
8:30: Guest DJ, Dennis Myers, The focus of the Blues Eclectic playlist is all blues: There will be various styles of blues from classic to contemporary: blues that swing and blues where you feel the rhythm in your body that gets you to move.
Cost: $10 for lesson and dance

Saturday, Dec. 12 , 2015

7pm to 11pm
Waltz Eclectic Holiday Dance

Eclectic Dance music djed by Dennis Myers The music we play is a ballroom-like mix of contemporary dance styles: a number of varieties waltz and waltz tempos, swing both east and west coast, two steps, latin and music that you can do both blues and tango style dancing to. 

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld , Main Ballroom

Cost: $12 for dance,
Sunday, Dec. 20 , 2015

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
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 The music we play is a ballroom-like mix of contemporary dance styles: a number of varieties waltz and waltz tempos, swing both east and west coast, two steps, latin and music that you can do both blues and tango style dancing to. 

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 

Cost: $12 for lesson and dance, $10- Dance only