Out Dancing — April and May

Join us Friday and Sunday Nights for Out Dancing in April and May

Country Western 2-Step

Fridays, April 1st — May 13th, 6:30 — 7:30 PM
Country Western 2-Step (Beginning/Intermediate)
        at the Ankeny Street Studio; SE 9th Ave & SE Ankeny St., PDX
Country 2-Step is easy to learn and fun to dance—there are so many patterns available! We will make fast progress and by the end of this 7-week series you will be able to do the 2-Step with skill and comfort. This is the “essential” dance for StompTown dances (see below).
        —$70 for 7 classes
        —or $15 per drop-in

East Coast Swing

Sundays, April 3rd — May 8th, 6:30 — 7:30 PM
East Coast Swing (Intermediate)
        at the Ankeny Street Studio; SE 9th Ave & SE Ankeny St., PDX
Wel will be focusing on turns, spins and other more advanced steps. Secrets are revealed! Many of the intermediate patterns require double-turns for the follow as well as some turning for the leader. Enjoy this lively dance to the faster swing music at StompTown!
        —$60 for 6 classes
        —or $15 per drop-in

More Classes = More Fun

In addition to Daniel’s regular Out Dancing classes at the Ankeny Street Studio on Friday and Sunday, he also teaches group classes at the Dance with Joy Studios on Tuesday nights:

Tuesdays, 6:00 — 7:00 PM
Foxtrot (Beginning)
        at the Dance With Joy Studios; 7981 SE 17th Ave., PDX
When you think of “big band,” think Foxtrot. It is a smooth, progressing ballroom dance of elegance and sophistication. Developed in the 1920’s here in America, it remains a staple of any dance—you can dance the foxtrot to more pieces of music than any other ballroom dance. The basics of Foxtrot are easy to learn and the patterns are endless.
        —$15 per drop-in
        —multi-session discount if you buy a punch card

Tuesdays, 7:00 — 8:00 PM
Cha-Cha (Beginning)
        at the Dance With Joy Studios; 7981 SE 17th Ave., PDX
A Latin dance of Cuban origin, the Cha Cha is energetic and lively. You’ll get a nice workout as you easily learn the basic steps and practice your sexy Latin hip movements. Although originating in the 1950s, you’ll soon see why the Cha Cha is one of those timeless dances that can draw dancing partners together physically and spiritually.
        —$15 per drop-in
        —multi-session discount if you buy a punch card

Private Lessons

Private instruction is also available for those who wish to go beyond the level of the group classes. Private lessons are also great as a supplement to group instruction. With individualized attention you can focus on your specific dancing needs while learning at your own pace.

Coming Attractions

Saturdays, April 9th and 23rd, May 14th and 28th, 7:00 PM-11:PMstomptownlogo(the LGBTQ Country Dance)
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. The lesson starts about 7:00 PM with a review of a popular line dance. Then we’ll transition into Country Western 2-Step (Intermediate) and finish the lesson with 2-Step for beginners. The dance starts at 8:00 PM.

  • Norse Hall Sign and Door$ 10 per person, includes everything:
  • 7 pm, both Line & Country-Western 2-Step dance lessons
  • 8:00 – 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!

Stomptown is also looking for volunteers. By volunteering every so often, you can help make this community resource thrive for years to come. We can always use help in set-up, take-down, ticket taking and more. Contact Daniel Hutchison for more information.