Portland Dance Eclectic Traditional Summer Balls Saturday, July 27, 2024 Saturday, August 24, 2024


For over 15 years, Portland Dance Eclectic has taken advantage of Portland's usually ideal evening weather to host outdoor "Balls." This year, we are excited to continue this tradition with our Black and White Ball on July 27 and the Encore Ball on August 24, both held at the Multnomah Arts Center. Last year's events were well-received, and we are working to make them even better this year. These events offer a fantastic opportunity for our dance community to come together, dress up, enjoy the Portland outdoors, and dance to great music. Tickets go on sale June 7. We are also exploring other outdoor dance opportunities this summer, so stay tuned!

Sat., July 27, 2024 - Annual Black and White Ball

Black and White Ball Tickets Here

Saturday, July 27, - PDE's Annual Black & White Ball, 7pm to 10:15pm
Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR

Dress in Black & White Ball is encouraged
Playlist: Dance Eclectic- the playlist will be PDE Casual Ballroom favorites - Waltz, East and West Coast Swing, Nightclub Two Step, Latin

Above is the link to purchase tickets
Payment Options:
Ticket for Dance plus Contribution for floor help -. $40
Ticket for Dance only - $30
If you want to use a credit card, select the bottom option.
If you are purchasing a ticket for someone else, make sure their name is on the ticket.
You can also purchase tickets at dances.
              
We will be looking for help with various aspects of the dance. Details are below.

We will be trying to balance leads and follows. Registration status will be updated here regularly.

Sat., August 24, 2024 - Annual Encore Ball

Encore Ball Tickets Here

Saturday, August 24, - PDE's Annual Black & White Ball, 7pm to 10:15pm
Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR

Colorful Dress is encouraged
Playlist: Dance Eclectic- the playlist will be a colorful mix from around the world - Waltz, East and West Coast Swing, Nightclub Two Step, Latin

Above is the link to purchase tickets
Payment Options:
Ticket for Dance plus Contribution for floor help -. $40
Ticket for Dance only - $30
If you want to use a credit card, select the bottom option.
If you are purchasing a ticket for someone else, make sure their name is on the ticket.
You can also purchase tickets at dances.
              
We will be looking for help with various aspects of the dance. Details are below.

We will be trying to balance leads and follows. Registration status will be updated here regularly.


Information about Multnomah Arts Center
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The dance will be held under the roof of the basketball courts. Some positive aspects of this location are:

  • 1. The size of the covered area is twice the size of our floor and is flat with plenty of area for chairs and tables off the dance floor.
  • 2. It will provide protection from rain and provide shade on a sunny hot day, making it unlikely that we will need to worry about cancellation due to weather.
  • 3. There is plenty of safe parking close to the dance site and as long as there is an event happening that evening, we will have access to rest rooms inside the MAC.
  • 4. Multnomah Village has a number of great restaurants and taverns for a pre-dance meal or post-dance drinks and conversations. There are should be enough Sat. Evening activity in Multnomah to attract a small curious audience .
Help is needed for our Summer Dances
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Outdoor dances always require more work than our typical dances at Norse Hall. We are creating a new space for each dance. If you can contribute any help this year, it would be greatly appreciated. Some of the areas where we need help are below.

  • This year we will be again hiring help to transport and lay the floor. We will still be needing help laying the floor and loading the floor back into the truck.
  • We are exploring the possibility of hanging some shade cloth to help minimize the glare with the setting setting. Looking for ideas and help putting it up.
  • Help with decorations and set up is again needed. As well as greeters and help with the door. Also organizing tables, water, and possibly potluck items
  • We have a possibility of having more outdoor dances at another location if we can one or two with a truck or SUV who can haul a stack of flooring to and from the dance. Let us know if this is something you might consider helping with.
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