PSDC Newcomer Workshops

Friday and Saturday, April 26th & 27th, 2013: Do you enjoy West Coast Swing? Learn how to dance it with the Portland Swing Dance Club.

This fun filled weekend includes over 5 hours of dance instruction for new dancers to practice to. Learn all the basics to get going and have fun on the social dance floor.


Friday, April 26th
6:00 pm Registration
6:30 pm Workshop 1
7:30 pm Workshop 2
8:30 to 9:30 pm Practice
Saturday, April 27th
2:30 pm Registration
3:00 pm Workshop 3
4:00 pm Workshop 4
5:00 pm Workshop 5
PSDC Fourth Saturday Swing Dance at Norse Hall
7:30 to 8:30 pm Lesson
8:30 to midnight Social Dancing


Workshops at Paradise Ballroom
Map & Directions
826 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97214

The PSDC Fourth Saturday Dance at Norse Hall
Map & Directions
111 NE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97232


  • Trina Siebert
  • Jason Isbell


Registration is safe and easy online using PayPal. We will have your information so that you can check in easily when you arrive.

Option Price Purchase by PayPal
All Workshop Pass

Not yet a member of the Portland Swing Dance Club? No problem! Choose this deal!

  • All 5 workshops & practice
  • Discount admission and membership to all PSDC dance events
  • Free admission to April 27th PSDC lesson & dance at the Norse Hall.
All Workshop Pass (only for PSDC members)

All 5 workshops & practice

Single Workshop Drop-In Rate (only for PSDC members)

For more information, please contact Nick De Vore at (503) 956-5490 or e-mail him.


What will I need to bring?

  • Please wear comfortable shoes. Securely fitting shoes, rather than flip-flops or clogs, are preferable, and flats or sturdy heels work better for west coast swing than high skinny heels.
  • Dancing is exercise, so you might consider bringing an extra shirt or a towel.
  • Tight jeans can be difficult to dance in. Slacks or dress pants, anything comfortable to move in, will offer more pleasant experience as you learn to dance.
  • Gum and breath mints make good first impressions. Just don’t chew gum while you’re dancing.
  • Lastly, come looking for fun. West coast swing is not an easy dance, but it rewards those who get through the initial learning curve.
Portland Swing Dance Club BridgeTown Swing National FastDance Association Through the National FastDancde Assn., this event is licensed by ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC