Portland Dance Eclectic's 2019 Richard Powers' Dance Weekend June 8 & 9 at Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR


It’s great to welcome Richard and Angela back for another dance weekend. This year the weekend will be a celebration of the past with a splash new ideas.
• A review of waltz fundamentals, then new variations!
• Being in the creative moment with the music (musicality) and your partner (partnering).
• Richard’s insights on truly social social dancing will continue throughout the workshop.
*New sessions on Bachata, South African Sokkie and more

Registration is now open Join us for a weekend of dance instruction, Inspiration, History, Community with one of the foremost proponents of social dancing in the relaxing atmosphere of Norse Hall

The weekend will include:
• Workshop, Mixers and short.dance on Friday Evening.
• Four workshop sessions on Saturday and three on Sunday
• Pre-dance workshop (open to the public), 7:30 Saturday
• Saturday night dance, 8:45 to 11:30, featuring DJed music by Richard Powers and Dennis Myers
• Catered lunch on Saturday featuring another of Richard’s trademark presentations

The cost of early registration for the three day weekend is $140. If you are only able to do Saturday and Sunday. The cost is $120. .

We don't want anyone to miss this workshop for financial reasons. Contact us for information on scholarships.

If you are not familiar with Richard Powers, here is an introduction and a short video.

2019 Richard Powers Weekend - June 7 - 9, Portland, OR

What to expect from the Richard Powers Weekend

For many us, dance weeks and weekends and dance camps have provided a level of immersion into dancing in which our dancing has gone to another level. For those dancers who enjoy waltz and other traveling dances, Richard Powers Waltz Weekends set the standards as reminders of why we waltz, the fundamentals of dancing and as a conversation in on how social dancing is evolving around the country. If you are a beginner or new to this style of dancing, expect to be inspired with the realization of the possibilities of social dance as accessible activity that can nurture mind, body and soul through out your life. Expect to learn fundamental skills of connecting with your partner, floor craft, and new moves that you can incorporate with what you already know.

For experienced dancers, immersion into the weekend should provide the opportunity to take your dancing to the next level. Richard is constantly involved in adding to the possibilities of social dancing. Check out his new waltzlab.com.

Richard’s weekends are well paced: They intersperse new moves with free dancing and talks.

The Norse Hall ballroom is one of the best dancing venues in the Northwest: a large, perfectly finished wood floor, seating areas to rest and watch, and a great location.