Our next dance is February 3rd.

Our normal Stomptown schedule includes the 1st and 3rd Fridays. Our goal is fun dancing and socializing in a friendly, safe and welcoming environment in the Country Western spirit of social dance.

Partner dancing is an important cultural, recreational and athletic endeavor enjoyed by millions of Americans, however the LGBTQ+ community has long experienced discrimination in this field within the settings of dance classes, where partners often refuse to dance with LGBTQ+ dancers or define roles of lead and follow by gender. The mission of Stomptown Dance Association is to provide a safe venue for LGBTQ+ dancers, to provide educational support in the form of dance classes and scholarships, and to promote national and international competition in the field of dance among LGBTQ+ competitors. Serving the Greater Portland Oregon/Vancouver Washington area, we are a Country/Western dance community for Lesbian, Gay, Straight, Bi, Trans, Queer and Gay friendly dancers of all dance abilities, beginner to advanced: singles, couples, groups.

Coming up in March is the Emerald City Hoedown. March 30th-April 2nd at the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle. Nightly dances and over 35 dance workshops. Registration is now open for $128. for the entire w/e (housing not included). Registration goes up March 1st.

Our Schedule

Friday, February 3rd:
Escape Bar and Grill

9004 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97220
Music starts at 7:00. At 7:15, Addam will teach the line dance Something in the Water and later Phoenix Gray will teach a West Coast Swing lesson. Social dancing with Rachelle spinning your favorite tunes to follow. Join us for this awesome evening.

Friday, February 17th:
Dance with Joy

8051 SE 16th Ave Portland, OR 97202
Music starts at 7:30. At 7:45 there will a line dance teach with a West Coast Swing lesson to follow. Join us for this fabulous evening.

Friday, March 3rd:
Escape Bar and Grill

9004 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97220
Music starts at 7:00. At 7:15, there will be a line dance lesson and later a two step lesson.

The dance and parade were so much fun.

Parade Crew

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