Out Dancing for June and July

Join us Friday and Sunday Nights for Out Dancing in June and July

Nightclub 2-Step

Fridays, June 3rd — July 15th, 6:30 — 7:30 PM
Nightclub 2-Step (all levels welcome)
        at the Ankeny Street Studio; SE 9th Ave & SE Ankeny St., PDX
We’ll be covering the basics as well as more advanced techniques. You will learn a variety of interesting and unique combinations. Not to be confused with Country 2-Step, however this dance is perfect for any of the slower, ballad-type music found at StompTown. Easy and elegant, come and see why Nightclub 2-Step is always a favorite.
        —$70 for 7 classes
        —or $15 per drop-in

West Coast Swing

Sundays, June 5th — July 17th, 6:30 — 7:30 PM
West Coast Swing (all levels welcome)
        at the Ankeny Street Studio; SE 9th Ave & SE Ankeny St., PDX
Fun and playful, this dance is sometimes called sophisticated swing. We’ll be teaching the basics as well as more intermediate forms. This dance is a little more challenging but so worth it!
        —$70 for 7 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, May 14th and 28th, June 11th and 25th; 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.