Country 101, East Coast Swing and Nightclub 2-Step

We have an expansive schedule of
Group Classes in July

Cowboy BootsFridays, July 11th – August 1st, 6:30-7:30 PM
Country 101 (Basic/Beginning)
at Ankeny Street Studio; Corner of SE Ankeny & 9th Ave.

We’ll start by learning some line dances as we “warm up” each Friday. Then we’ll focus on Country 2-Step to go with our favorite country and western music. Beginners will love the easy and fun basic steps. More advanced students will be pleased with the complexity of more difficult steps and routines. If people are interested, we can also cover some of the patterns in Country Waltz. Bring a friend or we will match you up with a dance partner. This class gets you all ready for the Summer’s “StompTown” dances (see below).
$40 for four classes (per person)
$15 for a drop in (per person)

 

Wednesdays, July 9th – August 6th, 7:00-8:00 PM
Nightclub 2-Step (Intermediate)
at Ankeny Street Studio; Corner of SE Ankeny & 9th Ave.

Gay Ballroom

Bring a dance partner, or we’ll find one for you!

Nightclub 2-step is one of the most popular forms of partner dance for slow and mid-tempo ballads. It combines the connection of slow dancing with contemporary music and a variety of interesting patterns. It’s easy to learn the basic steps and more advanced dancers will enjoy more complicated patterns. Please note this is an intermediate class; there will be a brief review of the basics but plan on spending most of the class on intermediate patterns. Bring a partner or come solo and enjoy this fun and easy dance. Call to see if Daniel is available for a private lesson the hour preceding the intermediate class if you wish to brush-up on the basics in NC2S.
$50 for five classes (per person)
$15 for a drop in (per person)

 

Wednesdays, July 9th – August 6th, 8:00-9:00 PM
East Coast Swing (Basic/Beginning)
at Ankeny Street Studio; Corner of SE Ankeny & 9th Ave.

Evolving from the Lindy Hop in the 1940s, the East Coast Swing is indispensable in its versatility-nearly every band and DJ will play a large collection of “Swing” music when you’re OUT DANCING. Beginners will easily pick-up the basics and more advanced students will enjoy additional patterns and routines that challenge and energize. Everyone is invited to enjoy this basic level class.
$50 for five classes (per person)
$15 for a drop in (per person)

 

 

Events and Coming Attractions

stomptownlogoNorse Hall Sign and DoorSaturday, June 28th; 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, July 12th; 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Upstairs At The Norse Hall
111 NE 11th Ave., PDX

Daniel Hutchison hosts and DJ’s this wonderful night of LGBTQ dancing. Enjoy a lesson and an evening of your favorite Country Western music, upstairs at the Norse Hall. Daniel will start the lesson at 7:00 PM, warming up with a line dance and then transition into Country 2-Step; both beginner and intermediate. The dance starts at 8:00 PM.

$ 10 per person, includes everything:

  • 7 pm, both line & social dance lessons
  • 8 – 11:00 pm, dancing
  • stompin’ good DJ’d CW music
  • wood dance floor
  • no-host full bar
  • air-conditioned, free parking in west lot
  • lots of fun, new friends & more!

We’re dancing upstairs in the Lodge Room at the Norse Hall. The dance floor is bigger than at the PPAA or Ankeny St. Studio. We have our own restrooms upstairs, complete with sitting rooms for both men and women. The Norse Hall has a full bar downstairs. In addition to street parking, there is a parking lot located at the corner of NE Couch and Tenth. Note that there is only one Stomptown dance in June, on June 28th and in July, on July 12th.