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

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It’s great to welcome Richard and Angela back for another dance weekend. This year the weekend will be an immersion in waltz, both cross step and rotary. Some of the things that will be emphasized are:  
• A quick review of waltz fundamentals, then dozens of 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.


Beginners will receive a strong foundation, Richard’s unique perspective on partner dancing, and inspiration to dance and learn more. For experienced and returning dancers, this weekend will highlight some of Richard’s best exercises from the past and also include new material.

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

Check back to this web page to see a final schedule and registration information soon.


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.