What we're about

Stomptown is THE country-western dancing community for all LBGTQ and gay-friendly dancers in Portland. We dance every weekend on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Fridays at Escape Bar & Grill and on the 2nd and 4th Saturday night at Norse Hall in Portland.

Come join our welcoming, friendly and diverse crowd for social dancing fun! Don't know how to dance? No problem--we do lessons, and you don't need to bring a partner! In fact, click on Pages to get more dance instruction and information.

And...we're volunteer-run! All funds go to support Stomptown activities--providing instruction and social dance opportunities and promoting country-western dance in and for our community!

All welcome--boots to sneakers, Wranglers to boas! Women, men, transgender and more!

A recent comment from Wil:

"This was my first time dancing with Stomptown. I wondered if I could find a few people to dance with and although I didn't know anyone there when I arrived, I danced a lot. I enjoyed my time there! People were very inviting and friendly. "

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2nd & 4th SATURDAY NIGHTS (our primary schedule)

7-8 pm: lessons (partner and/or line dance)

8-11 pm: open dance!

Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave. (at NE Couch St.), Portland, OR 97232

$10 adult, $5 under 18--cash only, please

Full cash bar (credit cards accepted)

Free parking behind building, corner of NE Couch St. & NE 10th Ave.

Stompin’ good DJ’d C/W music

Wood dance floor

Air-conditioned

Always check the calendar (http://www.meetup.com/Stomptown/events/) for latest info or additional events!

Sign up here (https://www.volunteersignup.org/K93XH) to help out! We're ALL volunteers, so just a little of YOUR help...HELPS!

More info at Stomptown.org (http://stomptown.org/)

Click on the map at upper left to enlarge (and click again to really enlarge!).

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Upcoming events (5+)

LGBTQ Country, Waltz, Swing Dancing Portland. Two-Step Lessons

Two-Step, Waltz, West Coast Swing, Shadow, Line Dancing and more! Bring any footwork that fits in the line of dance. Or, bring zero footwork and come to the lesson at 7 - we'll teach you! We have 2,000 Square Feet of smooth oak dance floor! Bring your boots and get ready for a great night of dancing! No partner, experience, or special skills required. We are #twoleftfeet friendly. Our dance fairies and other magical creatures of the Queer dance world will help you find your way around the dance floor, and Norse Hall's bar downstairs has liquid courage on tap - should you need it! 7PM Sharp: Michael leads a Line Dance Review Followed by a beginner plus two-step lesson (No experience required!) 8-11PM: Open dancing $10-15 includes lesson. Appreciate what we do and want to donate? Sponsor a dancing queer in need! Short on funds but love to dance? Ask us how you can help volunteer! Stomptown welcomes all identities and bodies. Bring your friends, family, allies, etc. More information on our Website: Stomptown.org Also, information about visiting Portland at Stomptown.org/portland

LGBTQ West Coast Swing Dancing in Portland

Escape Bar and Grill

Dance West Coast Swing with Portland’s LGBTQ dance group, Stomptown. We host a West Coast Swing-focused dance every other month. Dance either role, and style your Swing however you want to in this welcoming and inclusive environment. Don’t know what West Coast Swing is? Check out one of our instructors in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrgDAnyPqME West Coast Swing is the modern descendent of Lindy Hop and other Swing dances, and is danced to a wide range of modern music from Blues to Pop to Hip Hop. Our all levels lessons are beginner-friendly, so show up and give it a try! 7:00 Charlie is teaching an All Levels West Coast Swing class: “Up Close and Personal” 8:00 - 11:00 Open Dancing with DJ Charlie. Mostly West Coast Swing, with some Line Dances, Two-Steps and Waltzes thrown in for seasoning. 9:30 Stick around for a Blues mini-lesson, and we’ll be including some slow blues after 10pm to practice. Perfect for ending the night with that special someone...

LGBTQ Country, Waltz, Swing Dancing Portland. Two-Step Lessons

Two-Step, Waltz, West Coast Swing, Shadow, Line Dancing and more! Bring any footwork that fits in the line of dance. Or, bring zero footwork and come to the lesson at 7 - we'll teach you! We have 2,000 Square Feet of smooth oak dance floor! Bring your boots and get ready for a great night of dancing! No partner, experience, or special skills required. We are #twoleftfeet friendly. Our dance fairies and other magical creatures of the Queer dance world will help you find your way around the dance floor, and Norse Hall's bar downstairs has liquid courage on tap - should you need it! 7PM Sharp: Michael leads a Line Dance Review Followed by a beginner plus two-step lesson (No experience required!) 8-11PM: Open dancing $10-15 includes lesson. Appreciate what we do and want to donate? Sponsor a dancing queer in need! Short on funds but love to dance? Ask us how you can help volunteer! Stomptown welcomes all identities and bodies. Bring your friends, family, allies, etc. More information on our Website: Stomptown.org Also, information about visiting Portland at Stomptown.org/portland

LGBTQ Country, Swing, Waltz Dancing at Escape Bar and Grill

Escape Bar and Grill

NEON MOON RETURNS TO ESCAPE BAR AND GRILL!!! Two-Step, Waltz, West Coast Swing, Shadow, Line Dancing and more! Bring any footwork that fits in the line of dance. Or, bring zero footwork and come to the lesson at 7 - we'll teach you! No partner, experience, or special skills required. We are #twoleftfeet friendly. Our dance fairies and other magical creatures of the Queer dance world will help you find your way around the dance floor, and Escape Bar and Grill has liquid courage on tap - should you need it! 7PM Sharp: Micheal leads a Line Dance Review Followed by a beginner plus two-step lesson (No experience required!) 8PM-11pm: Open dance with DJ Armadilla Appreciate what we do? Keep Stomptown stomping by donating! Short on funds but love to dance? Ask us how you can help volunteer! Stomptown welcomes all identities and bodies. Bring your friends, family, allies, etc. More information on our Website: Stomptown.org Also, information about visiting Portland at Stomptown.org/portland

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