Upcoming Dance Events

Sat., Nov. 18 , 2017 Workshop & Dance
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Saturday evening, Nov. 18. 7:30. "The Blues-Latin Connection”, or Fun with "Salsa-Blues”

Take your blues South of the border by learning how elements of salsa (or “double-pulse”) can be borrowed and applied to your blues dancing & vice-versa. Great music, great fusion variations, not to be missed! Perfect for both beginning dancers or experienced dancers who want to focus on musicality, partnering, and connection while learning a whole lot more about the blues & latin-blues fusion. All welcome - No Partner Needed

8:30 to 10:30. Dance DJs Ari Levitt and
Dennis MyersDance and Lesson: $15, Dance only $10
Rose City Studio 1420 NW 17th Ave, Portland
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Saturday Nov. 18 2:00 - 5:30 pm. Connect To Dance presents Dance Workshops with Ari Levitt

Polish Hall, 3832 N. Interstate Ave.
2:00 - 3:10 pm WEST COAST SWING
3:10 - 4:20 pm NIGHT CLUB TWO-STEP
4:20 - 5:30 pm EAST COAST SWING
includes 10 minutes practice time for each
Fees: 1 workshop $15, 2 for $28, 3 for $40
For More Details of Workshops with Ari Levitt & Holiday Dance Classes

Sun., Nov. 19, 2017. Live Music with KGB
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10:45 to 11:45am. Fun "Striding and Gliding" Waltz Combinations: Cross-step waltz and more
Learn a variety of fun, new, innovative cross-step waltz combinations from Ari’s ever-expanding library of moves and inventions; beautiful, flowing, and elegant as always. Plus, get a little introduction to the art of free-flowing “Fusion Waltz”. It’s easy to learn and lots of fun to do!

Noon to 3pm: Dance to KGB.
Dance and Lesson: $20, Dance only $15
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland

We are excited to have KGB play an after- noon of partner dance music for us. Since the beginning of the Waltz Eclectic, the waltzes of KGB have been staples of our musical repertoire. Hearing and dancing to these familiar songs live will make this a special dance not to be missed.

Seattle’s KGB consists of Julie King on the piano, Claude Ginsburg on the violin and Dave Bartley playing the mandolin and gui- tar. With ddle, mandolin, guitar and piano, KGB creates subversive music, lulling the unwary with traditional tunes, then jump- ing off into Balkan modalities, tango riffs and bluesy jigs. Claude slides from growl- ing grooves to impossible high notes on the ddle. Dave creates percussive energy and dazzling riffs on anything with strings. Julie explores the emotional range of the key- board from majestic to down and dirty.

November 26, 2017. Sunday Waltz Brunch
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10:30 to 11:30 Intro to Waltz: Lesson by Uwe & Colleen, 11:30 to 2:30pm: DJ Dennis Myers
Dance to mix of contemporary dance styles: a number of varieties waltz and waltz tempos, swing both east and west coast, two steps, and latin.
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, Grand ballroom Cost: $14 for lesson and dance, $12 for dance

Saturday, Dec.2 , 2017 Blues Eclectic
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Blues, Waltz, W & E Coast Swing,, Alt Tango
 
7:30pm Fundamental Blues Lesson with Marjorie Taylor
8:30pm -11pm; Dance to recorded music. DJ Dennis Myers
 
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland. Upstairs Ballroom Cost $12 Lesson and Dance, $10 - Dance only

Sat. Dec. 9, 2017. Annual Holiday Ball
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10:30 to 11:30 Intro to Waltz: Lesson by Uwe & Colleen, 11:30 to 2:30pm: DJ Dennis Myers
Dance to mix of contemporary dance styles: a number of varieties waltz and waltz tempos, swing both east and west coast, two steps, and latin.
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, Grand ballroom Cost: $14 for lesson and dance, $12 for dance

Dec. 17, 2017. Sunday Waltz Brunch
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10:30 to 11:30 Intro to Waltz: Lesson by Uwe & Colleen, 11:30 to 2:30pm: DJ Dennis Myers
Dance to mix of contemporary dance styles: a number of varieties waltz and waltz tempos, swing both east and west coast, two steps, and latin.
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, Grand ballroom Cost: $14 for lesson and dance, $12 for dance

Saturday, Dec.30 , 2017 New Years "Big Dance" at Norse Hall
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7:30pm Fundamental Blues Lesson with Marjorie Taylor
8:30pm -11pm; Dance to recorded music. DJ Dennis Myers

 
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland. Upstairs Ballroom Cost $12 Lesson and Dance, $10 - Dance only
Blues, Waltz, W & E Coast Swing,, Alt Tango