Below is a list of the top and leading Dance in Portland. To help you find the best Dance located near you in Portland, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Portland’s Best Dance:
The top rated Dance in Portland, OR are:
- Rose City Studio – relishes working with new dancers
- Ecdysiast – is recognized as Portland’s first pole studio
- Steps PDX – provides dancers quality training
- Vega Dance Lab – is a drop-in dance studio
- The Viscount Dance Studio – was run and operated by Janine Twining and Jeff Freeman
Rose City Studio
Rose City Studio, Lisa Boucher a certified instructor and studio owner started dancing as a child standing on her father’s feet. Social dancing was a regular activity in her large, musical family. She studied jazz, ballet, and tap through Lisa’s teens and continued dancing as an adult in jazz/lyrical styles. She is also a musician and vocalist and brings a deep understanding of rhythms and musical styles to both her dancing and teaching.
Lisa brings her boundless energy and passion to the dance floor. She particularly relishes working with new dancers as they develop their skills and confidence.
Group Classes, Private Lessons, Workshops, Practice/Rehearsal Space, Social Dance Events, Private Events
“Great teachers, fun music, fabulous dancing.” – Michael S.
Ecdysiast is recognized as Portland’s first pole studio and is a school dedicated to the growth and development of learners, professional dancers, the aerial community, and its audiences. It was established in 2008, Ecdysiast provides 3 studios, more than 4,000 square ft. of training space, and stainless steel competition grade poles, spinning/stationary. They have a unique, comprehensive, and progressive culture while particularizing in all things pole.
Coaches are immensely skilled, gifted, and skillful. Their proficiency in pole and various diverse disciplines of movement are obvious in the educational programming at Ecdysiast. In offering the highest degree of training to their students, they take part in the making of artists and enthusiasts.
Classes, Virtual, Membership
“This studio is absolutely my happy place. I’ve taken a variety of classes from different instructors and they’re all kind, talented, and encouraging people. The other studio goers are just as fun and I love the energy of my classes. Can’t recommend enough!” – Nicole C.
Steps PDX‘s curriculum provides dancers quality training, enriched by different forms of dance. Artistic director, Kathryn Harden, and artistic staff have thoroughly curated the curriculum to challenge the physical and technical abilities of every specific dancer, in safe and positive surroundings. Dancers are positioned in levels based on ability, not age, in order to help the most from their training.
Advancement into each level is gained through hard work, perseverance, and discipline. Steps PDX school emphasis developing artistry, quality of movement, building strength, and perfecting technique.
In-Studio Or Virtual Classes, Studio Rental
“Love the new space! Refreshing, lots of windows & light, makes you want to move. I’m excited to take more classes here in the future!” – Heather H.
Vega Dance Lab
Vega Dance Lab is a drop-in dance studio. And the class schedule is the same every other week. You can begin dance class at any time. The teachers will always educate a routine from the very start no matter if it is the first time being taught, or the third. This means that the dancer can attend everything on the schedule anytime.
Vega Dance Lab offers an online program for dance classes, to get more while you are away. You will find numerous of their in-house dance coaches with a wider range of formats like classic jazz, twerkography, African, and more.
“Fantastic dance, awesome workout. A great supportive environment for beginners.” – Ben U.
The Viscount Dance Studio
The Viscount Dance Studio honors itself on making respectful, competent, creative, graceful, and cheerful dancers, so expect to be amazed at what you’ll learn to do. There you can find the individual you always knew you could be, enhanced with the knowledge of dance history/context, and create long-lasting friendships all while enhancing your health. It was founded in May of 2000, the Viscount Dance Studios was run and operated by Janine Twining and Jeff Freeman.
Working closely with the former Viscount Ballroom which was conveniently placed upstairs, they were instrumental in the revival of swing dancing and Lindyhop in Portland.
Classes, Private Lessons, Workshops
“100% the best dance studio I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been going for over a decade. I have taken multiple styles of dance at this studio and each instructor and class has been an incredibly fun, confidence-inspiring, and empowering experience. The studio is so clean, the owner is taking the right precautions with COVID-19 and is requiring all in-person attendees to be fully vaccinated, but they also offer zoom classes. I absolutely love this place and it has brought me joy for so many years!” – Kimmy D.
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