DanceMode Studio with Brenda Russell

Portland Pre-PBEx Blues Immersion
Feat. Charlley Ward & Brenda Jean Russell
June 29-30 Saturday & Sunday
@ Tango Berretin
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Saturday June 29th
11:30 Registration/Warm-up
12:00 - 1:00 Slow Drag & Slow Blues
1:15 - 2:15 Sand Dancing
~2:15 - 3:30 Lunch Break~
3:30 - 4:30 Blues Vernacular
4:45 - 5:45 Struttin’ & Country Blues
5:45 - 6:00 Wrap-up - Ahas
~6:00-8:00 Dinner Break~
8:00 - 9:00 The House Party Experience: Music, Storytelling, & Ring Shout
9:00 - Midnight More Music & Dancing
Sunday June 30th
Noon - 1:00 Chicago Triple
1:15 - 2:15 Piedmont Triple
3:30 - 4:30 Texas Shuffle
4:40 - 4:45 Wrap-up - Ahas

5:00 - 9:00 Blues Jam Blues Bomb

Individual Sessions $25 per class
Saturday night dance sliding scale $15-30
Full Weekend $175 (14% discount)
*additional sliding scale pricing available up to 40% from full price


DanceMod Studios

Brenda Russell, a seasoned instructor and promoter, has long been a pivotal figure in Portland's dance scene and has extended her expertise nationally and internationally through workshops. Her deep understanding of the history and body mechanics of social dancing enriches her engaging teaching style. Currently, Brenda is leading a series of pre-dance lessons for our Blues Eclectic dances and also offers occasional pre-dance sessions for Sunday Dance Eclectics, sharing her knowledge and passion to inspire dancers at every level.

DanceMode Studio,
232 SE Oak St, #404, Portland, OR
Email: brenda.dancemode@gmail.com

Lessons with Uwe and Colleen at Connect to Dance

Classes and Instructors for improving your dancing Skills

Rachel Lidskig-Lin at Dance with Joy Studio

Dance with Joy Studio, led by Rachel Lidskog-Lim, is a cornerstone of the Portland dance community. Situated in the vibrant Sellwood neighborhood, their new studio boasts dance floors on two levels, perfectly tailored for dances and both group and individual lessons. Rachel, a seasoned instructor, has conducted pre-dance lessons for Portland Dance Eclectic and has also provided personalized instruction to many of our dancers. The studio offers a wide range of dance genres, supported by a team of exceptional instructors, making it a hub for dancers seeking both group classes and individual coaching.

Dance for Joy, 8051 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR, 97202, Email: info@dancewithjoystudios.com 503-236-8160

First & Third Monday Dances at Lenora's Ballroom

Join us for Monday night waltz, Swing, Blues and more. 8:00 - 8:30 pm- Lesson and warm up with Eric and Dorothy, 8:30 - 10:30 is open dancing to a varied playlist and a fun night of dancing.

On Monday, May 6, we are excited to have Ari Levitt teaching 'Fusion' at the ballroom.
Fusion, often associated with Blues takes on a new meaning as Ari breaks it down to
Micro, Macro and blended styling--ie. latin-waltz, swing, salsa-blues.

8:00-8:45 Fusion Lesson with Ari Levitt
8:45-10:30 Open Dancing to a varied playlist of Waltzes, Blues, Swing, NC2S & more...
Cost: Sliding Scale: $15 to $10
Lenora's Ballroom, 3300 SE Woodward St

First Mondays. -Tango Nexus at Lenoras Room

TangoNexus will be on first Sundays. 7:00-7:30: Intermediate lesson with Sandy and Steve, 7:30 -9:30: Practica/Dance: Join to review and refine foundational technique, pick up a new move or new-to-you variation, and connect with fellow tango explorers ´╗┐, $15 for lesson and dance, $10 for dance only. Lenora's Room, 3300 SE Woodward St.

At our events, many dancers prefer a relaxed style of dancing, which we call Casual Ballroom. From the very beginning, we have focused on the waltz and dance t o tempos more varied then you will find at many ballroom dances. We also dance swing, Latin,tango and blues in our eclectic format. Our emphasis is on the social aspect of partner dancing, rather than a competitive one.

The best way to learn how to dance is by actually dancing. You can start by attending group classes or taking private lessons. Then, you can jump right into a social dance, either with friends or on your own. Most of our events include a one-hour lesson before the dance, which is a great opportunity to get to know the group.

Below are some of our instructors who have provided pre-dance lessons at our events. They also offer both group and individual lessons.

Ariel Kaplan at Uptown Dance studio

Nightclub and Country series start this Saturday. Please pre-register to help me balance the class.

Check out Sesame Club for a Hustle lesson & Cross-Step showcase on March 1. Next Waltz Workshop is March 9.

.Go here for details and a listing of Ariel's other classes. Uptown Dance Studio, 14355 SW Pacific Hwy, Tigard´╗┐

Dancing at Rose City Studios

See rosecitystudio.com for schedule of upcoming dances or Contact Lisa: (text: 971.255.0586)

Rose City Studio, 1420 NW 17th, $15. Vaccinated-only and masks

The following are a selection of dances that may be of interest to you, not affiliated with Portland Dance Eclectic. These are just a few of the numerous dance events in Portland where you can enjoy dancing on a nightly basis.

Sesame Club dances are the first and third Fridays:

7:30-10:30 Lesson followed by general dancing
$15, $10 members ($40 annual membership fee)

Drop-in lesson and CD music for all Sesame Club dances
General Dancing to professional DJ'ed music in the main ballroom.
Check the sponsor's website for dances that feature a live band

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland

Cross-step Waltz Weekend in Seattle with Richard Powers and More!
Waltz Every Sunday at Norse Hall

On Sundays when there is no Dance Eclectic dance, Don Harvey will be hosting a waltz at Norse Hall. Details coming

Dancing in Seattle

Northwest Dance Networks
Sat. evening dances, lessons, workshops and other events

Roll Up the Rug: Dances, Lessons and Events w/ Ari Levitt

Waltz Etcetera: Monday evening lesson and dance

Waltz Cafe, Century Ballroom 2nd & 4th Sundays

Links to other Portland Dance Instuction and Events

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