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

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,


If you'd like to make a donation to help fund an annual Rick Anderson Memorial Dance, there are two methods to do so:
1. Send your donation amount through PayPal to nancy.matela@gmail.com. Mark it Rick Anderson Memorial Dance Fund.
2. Send a check made out to Portland Dance Eclectic in care of Nancy Matela, 625 SE 16th Ave #2, Portland, OR 97214

Upcoming Dance Events

Every Thursday
Dance: 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Waltz Eclectic Thursday nights at Fulton Park
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
Sat. Sept. 6, 2014
Lesson: 7:30 Dance: 8:30 -11:30
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: Sam Lieberman, 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.nnCost: $10 for lesson and dancee

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Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 Dance: 10:30-2:30 pm

A Very Special Sunday Waltz Brunch with Live Music from Larry Unger and Audry Knuth

Just added a waltz lesson with Lilli Ann Carey

10:30 -11:30 - Lilli Ann Carey partnered by her daughter Claire will give an all levels class in Shadow waltz .
11:30 - 2:30 Live Acoustic Dance Music with Larry Unger.
DJ'ed music will be played during breaks.
There will be a brunch.

Larry Unger and Aubry Knuth joined by Portland's own Betsy Branch bring together traditional and contemporary acoustic music from around the world, creating a dynamic, swinging sound that is sure to get you on your feet. With Audry on fiddle and Larry on guitar and banjo, their music is full of rhythmic drive and melodic candor. Their show is always new and exciting, presenting everything from traditional American and Celtic fiddle tunes to jazz, blues, and Larry’s original compositions (which have been Waltz Eclectic favorites for 15 years).

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld Cost: $15 for lesson, brunch and dance
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

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. 4, 2014
Lesson: 7:30 Dance: 8:30 -11:30
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: 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. It is meant to inspire dancing that has a mutually responsive, flowing connection between partners and allows freedom for improvisation.
Cost: $10 for lesson and dancee

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

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. Nov. 1,
2014
7pm to 10pm

Dance Eclectic Fall Dance
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 
Cost: $12 for dance
Sat. Nov 8, 2014
Lesson: 7:30 Dance: 8:30 -11:30
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: 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. It is meant to inspire dancing that has a mutually responsive, flowing connection between partners and allows freedom for improvisation.
Cost: $10 for lesson and dancee

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

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. 30, 2014

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. 6,
2014
7pm to 10pm

Dance Eclectic Holiday Dance
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 
Cost: $12 for dance
Sat. Dec. 13, 2014
Lesson: 7:30 Dance: 8:30 -11:30
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: 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. It is meant to inspire dancing that has a mutually responsive, flowing connection between partners and allows freedom for improvisation.
Cost: $10 for lesson and dancee

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

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. Jan. 3
2015

A New Year's The Big Dance