What we're about
This group is for those with the dancing itch and anyone who has ever looked wistfully at dancers and thought, "Ugh, I wish I could do that, but it seems complicated and scary." This group is for the adorkable, the introverted nerds, the teetotalers who feels lost in the bar and club scene. This group is for folks who love live music and want to dance or start to learn with a very accessible dance form :)
We are part of an all-ages, all-are-welcome, community dance. We get together for live music with contra dancing and post-dance socializing weekly and for special events. There's no drinking during the dance. Pub time after is limited to 21+. Everyone dances with everyone, and there are always new folks as well as experienced dancers who will be happy to show you the ropes, so there's no pressure to bring a sweetie. We love beginners, and it's a perfect place for non-dancers to start. Every dance is taught before it starts, so there's not a lot of complicated terminology to remember. It's legitimately all-ages - from 18 to 80 (and up). We will ask you dance. You can dance with any partner of any gender you want do. You can wear whatever you want to. We tend to recommend twirly skirts and smooth-soled shoes, because spinning is more fun that way!
So join our community of lovely Portland people for dance and a social community! :) :) :)