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Learn to Swing Dance at The Ballroom Dance Company

There are several styles of swing, which vary in the music tempo, figures and character of the dance. These include but are not limited to West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Single Time Swing, Charleston and Lindy Hop. We teach all these styles at The Ballroom Dance Company.

The most popular style of swing for wedding dances and office parties is Single Time Swing. It's easy to learn and works well with fast paced music.

The most popular style of swing in Portland is currently West Coast Swing. West coast swing is a partner dance derived from lindy hop. It's characterized by a distinctive elastic look resulting from an extension-compression technique in connecting to the partner. It's primarily a slotted dance, allowing both partners to improvise steps while dancing together. West Coast Swing is versatile musically and athletically, allowing for dancers of all ages, skill levels and music preferences to fully enjoy it's unique style.

The most popular style of swing amongst ballroom dancers is East Coast Swing. It's popular at social dances, and is one of the competition dances in American Rhythm as well as Country Western.

The Ballroom Dance Company hosts west coast swing dances every Sunday night in the Champions Ballroom. $5 admission includes a 7-7:30pm lesson, and DJed dancing until 10pm. This dance often runs late, with dancers on the floor until 11pm. Every week our dance closes out with the remaining dancers enjoying late-night desserts and coffee at Bannings Restaurant (up the street, on 99W).

If you find the pre-dance lesson isn't satisfying your craving to dance, we also invite you to join our west coast swing Group Classes several days throughout the week, as well as our west coast swing Private Lessons taught 7 days a week.

No partner is necessary. Singles, couples and groups of all ages are welcome to all our dances and classes!

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