Classes and Instructors for improving your dancing Skills

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.

Mondays March 4 - April 1 Argentine Tango Intensive

7:00-9:00pm Mondays March 4 - April 1 Argentine Tango Intensive

Delightfully Yummy Tango
Balance, integrated body mechanics, body alignments, adaptive embrace, quality of movement, clear, yet supple.  These are qualities I find enjoyable in dancing Tango.  We also need some structure and figures to move through, aesthetics inspired by the music, and diverse body's to adapt to.

In this 5 week intensive we will work on our dancer body as we explore foundational and fun figures, adapting to each other and various music for Argentine Tango.

7-9pm Oak Street Building $25-40 per session sliding scale, limited to 5 participants

Dance Lessons with Uwe Hessinger and Colleen Suzanne of Connect to Dance

Connect To Dance
Winter to Spring Session 2024
with Uwe & Colleen

The Laurelhurst Club
3721 SE Ankeny Street
Portland, OR

6 Mondays, Feb 26 - Apr 1
5 Tuesdays, Feb 27 - Apr 2
no class Tue March 12
6 Wednesdays, Feb 28 - Apr 3


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 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.

First and Third Monday Dances at Lenora's Room

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. Lenora's Room, 3300 SE Woodward St

Tango Nexus at Rose City Studio

TangoNexus will be on fourth 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. Rose City Studio, 1420 NW 17th Ave

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

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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