The Ballroom Dance Company

Ballroom Dance Instruction for Singles and Couples

Ballroom Dance Lessons and Classes in Portland Oregon


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Lesson Options

Private Lessons
Adult Group Classes
Fitness Classes
Teen Classes
Kids Classes
Practice Fees
Student Discount
Sunday Night Dance Parties

You will become a sought-after partner as your dancing becomes natural through quality lessons and practice.

Low Cost Lessons

We host several dances a week in our ballroom, all open to the public. Most dance parties begin with a 1/2 hour beginners lesson (Admission to the dance party includes this lesson). Our least expensive weekly dance party is our Sunday night dance party. Admission is only $5. The beginners lesson is from 7-7:30pm, followed by snacks & DJed dancing 7:30-10pm. Our Weekly Dances are open to anyone who wishes to attend: just show up and enjoy dancing! Drop-ins are always welcome. The best thing about pre-dance lessons is the cheap cost. The down-side of pre-dance lessons is they are open to dancers of all skill levels, and the lesson lasts only 1/2 hour. After the lesson, try out your new moves in a relaxed atmosphere with your teachers on-hand ready to assist you. We post in advance what type of music is playing. We encourage you to dance with as many people as you can, beginners and advanced, because everyone's lead or follow is different.

Group Classes

We offer Group Classes open to the public 7 days a week.

Group Classes are open to walk-ins as well as students who schedule in advance. Most group classes are taught in 1-month series. Meaning: you would show up every Monday in January 6:30-7:30pm to learn Beginning West Coast Swing with instructor Trina Siebert. Some group classes are 1-night only (these is called a "workshop".) And some group classes may run 3-6 weeks in a row. You can attend one or all of the classes in a series.

Your instructor prepares step patterns in advance for the group class dance of the day. Group class is a time of repetition that solidifies step patterns, develops balance, and improves your ability to lead and follow. Group classes are taught at the average learning rate of the group. Group classes are a great place to meet potential practice or competition dance partners.

All pricing listed on our website reflects our staff instructor classes.

Our ballroom staff with consistent group class tuition includes the following instructors:
Kathy Carter
Robert Evans
Brianna Garcia
Ann Marie Hathaway
Eric Hayden
Jimmy Ho
Sunnie Page
Jennah Pendleton
David Semken
Trina Siebert
Steve Sowell

Additional independent contractor instructors teach group classes here at our Ballroom. They charge their own pricing, which varies. Please don't hesitate to contact us at 503-639-4861 or if you have questions.

Beginning level group class costs just $35 per person for an entire 5-week series, or you may "drop in" on any single beginners class for $10. During any given week we host at least 5 beginners class options. We have beginners classes to choose from 7 days a week, call 503-639-4861 to discover what options start this week!

Intermediate level classes cost $60 per person when you purchase a complete 5-class series, or students can "drop in" to a single day of class for $15. We usually have intermediate level group classes to choose from 7 days a week.

Advanced level classes cost $75 per person when you purchase a complete 5-class series. Or students can "drop in" on any single advanced level group class for $20. Admission to most of our advanced level group class requires instructor pre-approval.

Students 22 and younger receive $3 off adult group classes with valid student ID plus photo ID

We also provide weekly group classes for kids (5 years and older). Intermediate and advanced kids classes run Saturays 8:00-9:00am and require instructor pre-approval. Classes are designed to introduce kids to a wide variety of ballroom and latin dances. Ask instructor if you are interested in performance or competition opportunities for your child.

Individuals may choose to 'sit in' instead of participate in a group class. Admission is free to 'sit in' on any beginning level group class. It costs $7 per person to "sit in" on an intermediate level class, and $12 per person to "sit in" on an advanced level class. We highly recommend participating over sitting in, unless you are injured, shy, present with a partner who is of an extremely different skill level, or are otherwise uncomfortable actively participating in the group lesson.

We post all group lesson dates and times on our Class Calendars, or you can call 503-639-4861 anytime with scheduling questions.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are the most effective method to cultivate competition quality lead, follow, and technique. In private lessons we progress at your rate of learning. Private lessons also give you the most dedicated time with your instructor so you can feel how to dance, instead of watching and listening from a distance. Private lesson students often choose to enter Competitions. Competition opportunities are available in our studio for dancers of all skill levels, including newcomers. It's a fabulous incentive to improve your dancing!

Individuals, couples, or small groups may take private lessons. Lessons are 50 minutes long and cost $75 per lesson. There is no additional charge if you wish to bring up to 4 extra people to share in your lesson. Privates are scheduled in advance on a first-come, first-serve basis (much like you would make a haircut appointment). Call 503-639-4861 to book yours today.

Practice Fees

To help our students improve, we provide free practice time for all students who have paid for and taken a group class or private lesson in our ballroom during the past week! Students who have to paid for and taken a lesson during the past week also have the option to pay $22 per hour for floor time (this same price applies for 1-2 people). Practice floor space is NOT available Mondays afer 6:30pm, Wednesdays after 5:30pm, Thursdays after 7pm, Sundays after 4pm, or while any dance is running. Practice time is subject to the discretion of the studio coordinator (during busy times individuals and couples may not be allowed to practice) so we suggest calling ahead of time to confirm practice space is available. Upon arrival, the studio coordinator will assign a ballroom for you to practice in. Please be courteous to all students taking class (do not play music, yell, dance through their class area of the room, etc).

People who have taken a private lesson with studio staff in our studio may practice for free for 6 days following that class. People who have taken a private lesson with a visiting coach may practice for free for 1 hour that same day, when we have an empty ballroom available. For 'mixed partnerships' (couples where 1 student has taken a lesson in the ballroom this past week, and their partner has not), they pay $11 per hour floor fees to practice.

We also encourage students to practice at the 2-4 weekly dances we host ($5 practice parties every Thursday & Sunday, additional social dance parties many Fridays & Saturdays). Couples who use dance time to practice are expected to stay in the same ballroom where the dance is being hosted.

Professional Training

We provide one-on-one private instruction for professional dancers and individuals who wish to become instructors. Lessons for indivdiual or professional couples cost $150 per 50 minute session.

The Ballroom Dance Company
8900 SW Commercial St, Tigard OR

503 - 639 - 4861


I-5 to exit 294,
Follow 99W west
Left on Hall,
Right on Commercial
(you'll see Salon Natalia)
Ballroom is on your left


217 to exit 292,
Right on 99W,
Get in far left lane
Left on Hall
(you'll see Salon Natalia)
Right on Commercial


I-5 to exit 292B
(Kruse Way toward 72nd)
Left on 72nd
Right on Hunziger
Left on Hall
Right on Commercial

Look for the burgundy & gold building with the "BALLROOM" marquee