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Dance Parties Open to the Public every week in Tigard Oregon

What are dance parties?

The Ballroom Dance Company hosts public dance parties every week. These are an opportunity for students to practice what they learn in class, and an opportunity for the public to come to watch and participate ballroom dancing.

Most dances begin with a 1/2 hour beginners class. Guests usually come as individuals, though couples and groups are always welcome. Our dances are open to anyone who wishes to attend...just show up and enjoy dancing!

On rare occasion, these regularly scheduled dances are cancelled. So please confirm by checking our EVENTS THIS WEEK list (or call to confirm) before coming!

Weekly dance parties open to the public:

Every Sunday Night
Sunday Night Social:
$5 Admission
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us every Sunday evening for The Ballroom Dance Company's Sunday Night Social. Celebrate the end of your weekend dancing to DJed ballroom, latin and west coast swing music with Eric & Ann Marie. Singles and couples are welcome. Snacks are provided.
Admission includes:
  • 7:00-7:30pm Beginners Lesson
  • 7:30-10:00pm DJed Dancing in the Ambassador Ballroom

  • Every Thursday Night
    Mid-Week Social:
    $5 Admission
    8:00pm - 10:00pm

    Mix, Mingle, and have fun with the crew from DanceWell Ballroom at The Ballroom Dance Company every Thursday evening. DJ'd music with clear strong beats.

    Friday Nights
    Varies Weekly, As Follows:

    2nd Friday of Each Month
    Live Big Band Music & Dancing with the Millennium Dance Band
    $7 Admission or 2 for $12
    7:30pm - 9:30pm

    Old school, live big band music usually hosted in the Ambassador Ballroom.

    4th Friday of Each Month
    Live Music & Dancing with the Kansas City Rhythm Kings
    $10 Admission
    7:00pm - 10:00pm

    A true variety band - they play songs from the 20's through the 80's. Big band, classic rock, jazz, blues and more.

    Saturday Nights
    Varies Weekly, As Follows:

    1st Saturday of the month
    CCM Friends Christian Dance Social
    $9 Admission
    7:00pm - 11:00pm

    This dance is open to the public and hosted by Keven and Sheryl Fong. They play ballroom, latin and swing - often featuring Christian artists as well as other popular music (never "church" music, though you can rely on no profanity in the soundtracks). The evening always kicks off with a beginners group lesson 7-8pm.

    2nd Saturday of the month
    Saturday Social with Dancewell
    $10 Admission ($5 for guests under 25 years old with valid ID)
    7:30pm - 11:00pm

    This dance is open to the public and hosted by Linda Springstead and the "Dancewell" crew. Enjoy a wide variety of DJed ballroom, latin, swing as well as contemporary partner dance music like hustle and west coast swing. The evening always kicks off with a beginners group lesson 7:30pm.

    4th Saturday of the month
    Live Big Band Night Featuring The Pranksters
    $10 Admission
    7:30pm - 10:00pm

    This dance is open to the public and hosted by "The Pranksters." This is a genuine live big band! Enjoy a night of foxtrot, swing, and waltz music. Most guests dance, but many also just come to watch and listen!

    Top Reasons to Attend Ballroom Dances:

    1) Dances are fun.
    2) You do not need to sign up in advance, just show up and enjoy!
    3) Meet friends and potential partners.
    4) Dances allow you to practice what you learned in your private or group lessons.
    5) Dances are a safe environment to get used to dancing in front of others.
    6) Public dances give you exposure to a wide variety of music and dance styles.
    7) Dances are a great venue to develop your floorcraft (your ability to navigate a crowded floor)
    8) A 150 pound person burns 918 calories ballroom dancing for 3 hours.
    9) Dances provide an escape from your high stress day of cell phones and instant messages.
    10) Dancing sharpens your mind. The June 10, 2003 New England Journal of Medicine, indicated ballroom dancing helps prevent dementia. Researchers found a startling 76 percent risk reduction from dementia through frequent participation in ballroom dancing. Ballroom dance received the highest score for dementia prevention of all hobbies and physical activities measured in the study.

    Check our What's Happening This Week page to see which dances you can enjoy this week!

    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