Country 101: Out Dancing in Jan-Feb

Before the New Year Starts, join us for a workshop…

Cowboy BootsSaturday, December 27th, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
1-Day Stomptown Intensive Workshop
at Ankeny Street Studio; Corner of SE Ankeny & 9th Ave.

People have been asking for an intensive workshop.The idea is to go through a lot of patterns and then be able to dance them at the Stomptown Country Dance the same evening. Nightclub 2-Step and East Coast Swing have interchangeable patterns and they are both very popular dances. So it makes sense to combine these into a 2 hour workshop.
–    $15 per person
–    Preregistration required
–    Please send me an email and let me know if you’re interested!

Then, let’s start 2015 with a little country!

Fridays, January 2nd – February 27th, 6:30-7:30 PM
Country 101 (Basic/Beginning)
at Ankeny Street Studio; Corner of SE Ankeny & 9th Ave.

jeans and boots
Jeans and boots: always in style!

Through this 9 Week series we’ll get to cover a lot of material! Each evening we’ll start by learning some line dances as we “warm up.” 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.

Bring a friend or we will match you up with a dance partner. This class gets you all ready for the  “StompTown” dances (see below). Country 2-Step is basically a linear form of Swing. Therefore several of the patterns are directly transferable from Swing into Country 2-Step. Come for the whole series or just for a month. The classes will build on each previous lesson.
–    Drop-in $15 per class
–    $50 for January
–    $40 for February

Events and Coming Attractions

stomptownlogoNorse Hall Sign and Door
December: Saturday 27th; 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
January: Saturdays 10th & 24th; 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
February: Saturdays 14th & 28th; 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:

Ready For The Dance!
Do you wanna dance?
  • 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.