After only a couple of visits, I think the strength of this community is in the overall warm and welcoming feeling between the dancers, but also, is fueled by your beautiful and interesting collection of songs which moves people emotionally, as well as physically. Your music tickles the brain and touches the soul! - Uwe Hessinger, Portland dance instructor

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Check out these photos from a Waltz in the Park

Where We Dance
Norse Hall 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland
Fulton Park Community Center 68 SW Miles St, Portland
Dance Eclectic Events
Every Thursday
7:30 - 10:00 pm
Fulton Park
Thursday Evening Waltz • $4
Dance to eclectic CD music.
The first Thursday of every month Gerhardt teaches a beginning waltz lesson from 7:30 to 8:00.
Sunday March 2nd
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Norse Hall

Fusion Dancing • $5

7- 8pm - Blues dance lesson by Dan Robinson and Sue Barbur.

8- 10:30 pm - Dancing to CD music
From blues to swing, tango to waltz, come for an evening of fusion dancing. Connecting one partner to another; connecting one dance style to another; and connecting one community to another.
CD music by DJ Dennis Myers

Beginning Wednesday February 27
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Laurelhurst Club


Waltz and Night Club Two-Step lessons

NEW day of the week!
Wednesdays: FEB. 27, MARCH 5, 12, 19, 26

NEW location!
Laurelhurst Club, 3721 SE Ankeny St
Waltz & Nightclub Two-Step Classes • taught by Uwe Hessinger, partnered by Colleen Suzanne
All classes focus on solid basics & dance connection.
Learn to lead & follow through fun & challenging moves.
Experience using your body movement to add ease & dynamics to your dancing.
Enjoy a welcoming atmosphere!
Class size limited & No Partner Required!

Pre-registration until February 24th
by e-mail: or phone: (503) 645-7361
Price, if pre-registered:: $50/class, $80/two classes, $105/three classes
Price, if not pre-registered: $55/class, $90/two classes, $115/three classes
1: Waltz: Beginning & Beyond: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Learn the basic body movements to get you quickly to turning and flowing across the floor.
Add interesting variations, and you are ready for the dance floor.
Students should take the Beginning & Beyond class twice to gain comfort, confidence and solid skills.
Material varies with each session.
2: Nightclub Two-Step: Level 2 - Turning and Traveling in Style: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gentleman, learn to lead the moves the ladies love! Travel and flow across the floor, add turns
and excitement to your Nightclub Two-Step. Ladies, learn the styling that defines the dance.
Uwe learned this dance from its creator Buddy Schwimmer, and Laurie Schwimmer.
Students must be comfortable with Nightclub Two-Step basics.
3: Dynamic Waltz: Intermediate/Advanced: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
…..…. plus optional dance & practice time: 9:30 pm - 10:00pm
Waltz 1,2,3 - 4,5,6. Yes, this IS nice ..... but it can be so much more dynamic!
Dancing Waltz BIG & small, fast & s l o w , floating across the floor ~~~~~~~
& playing on the spot >< …. and anything in between.
Fun variations for those who are up the challenge.
Students must be comfortable with turning waltz.

Sunday March 16
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Norse Hall
Waltz Brunch • $7 dance only, $12 lesson and dance
Lesson from 10:30 to 11:30pm - , then dancing until 2:15.
Other Events
Most Sundays
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Norse Hall
Scandieclectic • $4 (free for members of Grieg Lodge)
A style of unchoreographed social waltzing mixing together basic elements of scandinavian, vintage, swing and argentine tango dancing. See the Scandieclectic web site for schedule details. Questions? Contact Don at
February 23-24 2008
Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas Weekend • $110