Sunday Brunch for 1/16/22 is canceled

It was a difficult decision. A number of people expressed an interest in having the dance this Sunday. But with two brunches scheduled for this month, canceling this Sunday’s dance gives us a couple of weeks to adjust our approach and for those who have not gotten their boosters to do that. Plus the time might help us feel more comfortable with the shift in expectations that Omicron has laid on us. Our overall strategy will be tweaked (see below) but basically the same. We are hoping that this surge that came upon us suddenly will go away just as suddenly as it appears to be doing in New York City and Seattle.

Moving Forward Safely

As dance promoters of the Portland Dance Eclectic, we have adopted a policy that both represents the majority consensus of our group and follows guidelines recommended by the peer reviewed medical community

Get vaccinated, get a booster shot
Wear a good mask that fits well.
If you have symptoms, stay home, get tested, and if needed, treated promptly.
And stay healthy.

There is still risk involved, especially with the Omicron variant in a community like ours; however, there is enough information available involving individual risk that people (who have followed the above precautions) can use to determine for themselves if they are comfortable dancing during this time.

We will be sending a survey within next week, to assess where our community is concerning this approach. We are considering requiring a booster or current "fully vaccinated" status within the past five months. We are especially interested in people’s thoughts on this and whether we should require masks to fit guidelines. We also want to hear any other ideas you have.

Jan. 30, - Sunday Waltz Eclectic at Norse Hall

Eclectic selection of danceable waltz, swing, latin & nightclub

10:30 am to 11:30pm- Lesson TBD
11:30 am to 2:30pm- Dance to a Waltz Eclectic playlist. DJ Dennis Myers

Norse Hall Main ballroom, 111 NE 11th Ave
Cost: $15, no hassle discount to $10 for those on limited budgets
Vaccination verified only, masks currently required

Feb. 5, 8pm to 11pm - Blues Eclectic at Norse Hall.

Saturday, Jan. 8th., 8:00 to 11:00 PM

Norse Hall, upstairs ballroom.
Vaccinated only, masks required.

DJ Dennis Myers
Cost: $15, no hassle discount to $10

Dance Events

Monday Dance at Lenora's Room

Usually 2nd and 4th Mondays, 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

First Sundays- Tango Nexus at Rose City Studio

Nest Tango Nexus is Feb.7 and every first Sunday there after, 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

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 Winter 2022


1/30/22 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30pm Main Ballroom

2/5 Saturday Blues Eclectic 7:30pm to 11pm Lodge room
2/12 Saturday Waltz Ball 7:30pm to 11pm Main Ballroom
2/20 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom

3/5 Saturday Blues Eclectic 7:30pm to 11pm Lodge room
3/20 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom
3/27 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom

4/2 Saturday Blues Eclectic 7:30pm to 11pm Lodge room
4/9 Saturday Spring Dance 7:30pm to 11pm Main Ballroom
4/17 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom
This schedule is subject to changes. Check emails and website

It's Been a Tough Year, Ways You Can Help Dance Come Back

Donate to Portland Dance Eclectic

Any money we receive will be put in a fund to help those where the cost keeps them away.

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