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

Thursday, Oct. 30, A special playlist- the dark side of Halloween
Sat. Nov. 1,
2014
7:30pm to 11pm

Dance Eclectic Fall Harvest Dance

The day after Halloween, on Saturday evening at Norse Hall, you are invited to plan a special evening. The dance will be costume friendly, or you can dress in your latest fashion, or dress comfortably and be yourself.

The lounge will be open and drinks will be available at the bar. We will have some finger food, plus you are invited to bring left over treats from your Halloween.

The playlist will be an eclectic mix of music: a few more latin songs, a few less waltzes, and a different format. There will be a playlist posted so you can plan ahead.

Waltz, West & East Coast Swing, Fox trot, Nightclub two-step, Latin, Alt Tango
DJ Dennis Myers, Cost- $12 Dance- 7:30 -11pm,

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 
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 Taylor
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 dance

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
Sat., Nov. 29, 2014

Lesson: 7:30 - 8 pm
Dance: 8- 10:30 pm
Thanksgiving Dance presented by Ariel Kaplan

Let's give thanks for our wonderful community of dancers! Dance off that turkey and pie (or bring some and eat more of it).  An uplifting mix of [nightclub, waltz, west coast swing, with some hustle, foxtrot, country two-step]. Bring food to share if you like. By donation.

7:30-8pm Int. Nightclub Two-Step lesson with Ariel Kaplan
8-10:30pm Dancing with DJ Dennis Myers

Uptown Ballroom
7272 SW Durham Rd., Building i, Suite #800
Tigard, OR 97224
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
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

Sat. Dec. 13,
2014
7pm to 10pm

Dance Eclectic Holiday Dance
Cost: $12 for dance
Wed. Dec. 31
2014

New Years Eve at Fulton Park
Sat. Jan. 3
2015

A New Year's The Big Dance
Sat. Jan. 10, 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, Jan. 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
Sunday, Feb. 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