Upcoming Dance Events

Waltz Eclectic Every Thursday at Rose City Studio

An evening of eclectic music, danceable music- waltz, swing , nightclub two step, fox trot,, latin, plus fusion and alt tango

Jan. 16, Blues Eclectic + waltz playlist - DJ Dennis Myers
This Thursday, Jan 16, the focus will be on blues with swing (both west coast and east coast), bluesy slow two-steps (that could be night club two-step or blues), and blues in 3/4 time at slower tempos for waltz. Also there will be faster 6/8 blues which encourage dancers to play with the tempo, finding a groove that matches the dynamics of the music. Think of ‘Fallin” by Alicia Keys or “At Last” by Etta James. They can be danced as a fast Viennese Waltz, dancing on every beat, or as a slower dance using the bluesy dynamics of the music and slowing it down, cutting the steps in half with a “slow, quick-quick” that matches the feeling in the music. The music will also work well danced as alternative tango.

The music will be danceable (there are a number of dancers who have told me the Blues Eclectic playlist is their favorite.) As always I will adapt the music to the dancers that come.

Jan. 23, Latin Eclectic + waltz playlist DJ Dennis Myers
Samba demo + basic step by Lisa Boucher @ 7:45
Jan. 30, Waltz Eclectic Classic playlist- DJ Dennis Myers
Feb 12, Waltz Eclectic Classic playlist- DJ Dennis Myers
Feb. 5, 19, 26 TBD

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

Sunday, January 19 - 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

Saturday, February 1 - Blues Eclectic at Norse Hall
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Blues Eclectic is in its 12h year of monthly dances. It's become an evening of dancing to inspiring music in a comfortable atmosphere with a great group of dancers. For many of the people who regularly come it is one of their favorite dances.

Blues, Waltz, W & E Coast Swing, NC2S, Alt Tango
7:30 pm: All levels Blues lesson with Robert Umali Evans
8:15 pm -11pm; Dance to recorded music. DJ Dennis Myers

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland. Upstairs Ballroom
Cost:, $10 - Lesson and Dance

Sunday, Feb. 2 - 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

Sat, February 8 - Winter Waltz Ball at Norse Hall
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Join us for 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. This ball also represents the 20th Anniversary of Portland Dance Eclectic.

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

8pm to 11pm: Dance, DJ Dennis Myers,
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave. Cost- $15

Sunday, February 16 - 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 Events


Thursday at 7:30 to 10:30, Cost $10
1/16, 1/23, 1/30. 2/5. 2/12, 2/19, 2/26
Thursday Evenings at Rose City Studios

Norse Hall Saturday evening and Sunday Brunch Dances
1/19 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom
2/1 Saturday Blues Eclectic 7:30pm to 11pm Lodge room
2/2 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom
2/8 Saturday Waltz Ball 7:30pm to 11pm Main Ballroom bar service
2/16 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom

3/7 Saturday Blues Eclectic 7:30pm to 11pm Lodge room
3/15 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom
3/29 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom


4/4 Saturday Blues Eclectic 7:30pm to 11pm Lodge room
4/11 Saturday Spring Dance 7:30pm to 11pm Main Ballroom bar service
4/19 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom

5/2 Saturday Blues Eclectic 7:30pm to 11pm Lodge room
5/3 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom
5/24 Sunday Waltz Brunch 10:30 am to 2:30pm Main Ballroom
5/30 Saturday Blues Eclectic 7:30pm to 11pm Lodge room

6/7 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom
6/21 Sunday Waltz Eclectic 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Main Ballroom
6/27 Saturday Blues Eclectic 7:30pm to 11pm Lodge room