Thursday, May 25, Dance Eclectic at Rose City Studios

May 25, Thursday Dance at Rose City Studio

We had a great group of dancers on April 27. Rose City is a great space meant for dancing with a comfortable ambience, great floor and plenty of safe parking within a half a block of the front door. There will be a familiar eclectic mix of casual ballroom music with a good number of new songs. Waltz, Swing, East and West Coast, Nightclub Two-Step, Latin and Alt Tango. Join us for a fresh Dance Eclectic playlist and help us re-establish a weekday evening Dance Eclectic 

7:45pm to 10:15pm: Dance, DJ Dennis Myers
Rose City Studio, 1420 NW 17th Ave Portland.
Cost: $15 to $10 sliding scale. er

Saturday, June 3- Blues Eclectic at Norse Hall w/ Lesson with Brenda Russell

Sat., June 3, Blues Eclectic at Norse Hall w/ Lesson by Brenda Russell

An eclectic mix of Blues, Waltz, Swing- East and West Coast, and Tango. This dance and its playlist has always been a pleasure to promote and dance. There is a friendly core of great dancers, both leads and follows. The music is similiar to what is played on Sunday dances with a more bluesy feel. The dancing is open to individual styles and skill at leading and following more than a particular dance genre. You are invited to join us for a fun evening of music and dance.

7:00pm: All levels Blues lesson with Brenda Russell:
8:00pm to 10:30pm or 11pm: Dance, DJ Dennis Myers,
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave.
Cost: Dance and Lesson- $20 to $10 sliding scale
Dance only- $15 to $10 Sliding scale

June 11, Sunday Dance Eclectic at Norse, Charleston Lesson with Brenda Russel

June 11, Sunday Dance Eclectic at Norse Hall

10:30 Lesson: All level- TBD
11:30am to 2:30pm: Dance, DJ Dennis Myers. This week's 3hr. playlist will start out with familiar Waltz, Swing and NC2St favorites and evolve into more contemporary music for waltz, swing, latin, two steps and all have alternative tango flavor. 

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave.
Cost: Dance and Lesson- $20 to $10 sliding scale
Dance only- $15 to $10 Sliding scale

Black and White Ball on Sat., July 22 at Multnomah Arts Center

Thanks for the responses to our survey so far. We have committed to 7/22 for the Summer ball
See here for details, map, photos and a short survey regarding Summer dances and any your thoughts and suggestions you might have about our dances.

Dance Schedule for Norse Hall Through August 2023

6/3 Saturday BluesEclectic 7:30pm to 11pm Lodge room
6/11 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Grand Ballroom

7/16 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Grand Ballroom
7/22 Black and White Ball— Sat. Evening- Outdoors on wood floor at Multnomah Art Center
7/29 Saturday Blues Eclectic 7:30pm to 1pm Lodge room
7/30 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Grand Ballroom

8/20 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to2:30 pm Grand Ballroo

Link for Paying for an Event the day of the event

Donate or pay for dance to Portland Dance Eclectic

Other Dance Events

First and Third Monday Dances at Lenora's Room

Join us for Monday night waltz, Swing, Blues and more.
8:00 - 8:30 pm- Lesson and warm up with Eric and Dorothy,
8:30 - 10:30 is open dancing to a varied playlist and a fun night of dancing.

Lenora's Room, 3300 SE Woodward St

Tango Nexus at Rose City Studio (May 28 dance is canceled)

TangoNexus will be on fourth Sundays. 7:00-7:30: Intermediate lesson with Sandy and Steve,
7:30 -9:30: Practica/Dance: Join to review and refine foundational technique, pick up a new move or new-to-you variation, and connect with fellow tango explorers , $15 for lesson and dance, $10 for dance only.
Rose City Studio, 1420 NW 17th Ave

Connect to Dance: Lessons with Uwe and Colleen

SPRING - Dance Classes
details at


Laurelhurst Club 3721 SE Ankeny St., Portland

Dancing at Rose City Studios

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

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

Waltz Every Sunday at Norse Hall

On Sundays when there is no Dance Eclectic dance, Don Harvey will be hosting a waltz at Norse Hall. Details coming

Sesame Club dances are the first and third Fridays:

7:30-10:30 Lesson followed by general dancing
$15, $10 members ($40 annual membership fee)

Drop-in lesson and CD music for all Sesame Club dances
General Dancing to professional DJ'ed music in the main ballroom.
Check the sponsor's website for dances that feature a live band

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland

Dancing in Seattle

 Weekend workshop in Seattle
NW Dance Network is hosting a dance weekend workshop March 18 and 19th. The workshop features Wren Newman and Scot McKay hosting "West Coast Swing and Country 2-step Fusion" Registration will be open this weekend which includes both days and a Saturday night dance with the Everlovers.

Northwest Dance Networks
Sat. evening dances, lessons, workshops and other events

Roll Up the Rug: Dances, Lessons and Events w/ Ari Levitt

Waltz Etcetera: Monday evening lesson and dance

Waltz Cafe, Century Ballroom 2nd & 4th Sundays

A Statement about our Covid policy.

Due to the evolving nature of Covid, our policy regarding Covid has been evolving along with it.
Currently our policy is:
1. Although we encourage everyone to get the current vaccination, we will not be requiring it.
2. Masks at dances are optional, but are encouraged, especially for those who have any high risk factors .
3. We also recommend that you do a home COVID test prior to attending a dance, especially if you have been in a situation were you could have been exposed to Covid.
4. Do not come to a dance if you have any symptoms of Covid
We realize some of our dancers will not be satisfied with our policy. It's hoped that all dancers will consider both their own health and that of their partners when making their decisions.

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