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

Join the Dance with Steve
2nd & 4th Fridays lesson & dance
Multnomah Arts Center

Other Portland Waltz events

Random Waltz Mondays
Every Monday
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Lenora's Ballroom (615 SE Alder)

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


Richard Powers Workshop JUNE 7&8
Details and Registration Page
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
Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
10:30 to 11:30 Beginners Lesson by Uwe Hessinger partnered by 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. May 3, 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. May 10, 2014
Dance:7:30 -11:00
Annual Spring Dance

Welcome back the sun with a eclectic selection of upbeat music.
Open bar and lounge, decorations, treats plus the best dance floor in town.
7:30 to 11pm, Cost: $12, DJ'ed music by Dennis Myers,
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
10:30 to 11:30 Beginners Lesson by Uwe Hessinger partnered by 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, June 1, 2014

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Special First Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
10:30 to 11:30 Beginners Lesson by Uwe Hessinger partnered by 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. June 7 &
Sun. June 8,
2014

Richard Powers Social Dance Weekend:
Partnering in Waltz and Social Tango
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 
See Details Here
Sat. June 7
2014,
Lesson: 7:30
Dance: 8:45

Special Lesson and Dance with Richard Powers
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th St, Ptld 
Evening and Dance open to public 0r is included with the weekend package.
See Details Here
Sunday, June 15, 2014

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
10:30 to 11:30 Beginners Lesson by Uwe Hessinger partnered by 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, June 29, 2014

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
10:30 to 11:30 Beginners Lesson by Uwe Hessinger partnered by 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. July 12, 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, July 20, 2014

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
10:30 to 11:30 Beginners Lesson by Uwe Hessinger partnered by 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. July 26,
2014
7pm to 10pm

Summer Waltz Ball at Director Park
Dancing under the stars in Downtown Portland
SW Park and Yamhill

Sat. Aug. 2, 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, Aug. 17, 2014

Lesson: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Dance: 11:30-2:30 pm
Sunday Waltz Brunch and Dance
10:30 to 11:30 Beginners Lesson by Uwe Hessinger partnered by 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. Aug, 23,
2014
7pm to 10pm

Summer Encore Ball at Director Park
Dancing under the stars in Downtown Portland
SW Park and Yamhill
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: 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, 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 Beginners Lesson by Uwe Hessinger partnered by 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 Beginners Lesson by Uwe Hessinger partnered by 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 Beginners Lesson by Uwe Hessinger partnered by 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 Beginners Lesson by Uwe Hessinger partnered by 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 Beginners Lesson by Uwe Hessinger partnered by 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
Wed,. Dec,. 31,
2014

New Year's Eve: The Big Dance