DanceWell Ballroom Dancing


Group Dancing Classes and Class Descriptions

Singles and Couples monthly or drop in as you like.  
Partner rotation in class is expected

Dance class

Rose CityBuild a solid foundation in social dancing while developing skill and style. Our classes are provided in four (4) weekly sessions, starting in the first week of a calendar month.

CLASS PROGRESSION: New to dancing? Join a BEGINNING-1 class first and learn about timing, rhythm and partnering.  Then take BEGINNING-2 classes and practice for several months.  INTERMEDIATE-1 & 2 and ADVANCED classes build on the skills learned in previous class levels. 

New to dancing? Join an INTRO class first and learn about timing, rhythm and partnering.  There is no prescribed order for taking BEGINNING classes. Class progression is BEGINNING- BEGINNING - BEGINNING - INTERMEDIATE - INTERMEDIATE - INTERMEDIATE.  ADVANCED classes are taught in either private lessons or small private groups.

Rose CityPre-Register for Your Classes

No need to prepay.  Email or call to hold your spot and your discount by sending in your name(s) & phone number, as well as the class, day and month you are registering for. If the class is full or the gender balance off you can be placed on our waiting list.  Pricing & Registration info

Class Descriptions

Rose CityDanceWell Ballroom group classes offer two “tracks” for students to choose from: Social Track, which is a very relaxed, general class for social dancing and Technical Track, which is much more detail oriented.

A group class is typically a 50-55-minute session led by one or several of our instructors, each session covers new material as the month-long series progresses. Students are divided into leaders and followers who rotate partnership through the course of the class.  Each month-long class will have practice time built into its schedule. 

Great for new dancers!  BEGINNING-1 classes will help you learn accurate timing, rhythm and smooth partnering as well as basic patterns for your dance style of choice. Have fun and achieve muscle memory in simple social dance patterns; enough to “get by” at any dance event. 

BEGINNING 2 classes  are basic review classes and move quickly to new patterns.  Presenting fundamental concepts and foundational skills, including partnering, lead/follow, movements of turning, traveling, twirling and basic steps to use when social dancing. 

Students who wish to move up to INTERMEDIATE levels of a particular dance style are encouraged to take several BEGINNING classes before enrolling for INTERMEDIATE classes.  Suggested 6 months of dancing.

INTERMEDIATE 1 & 2 classes 
are for those who understand and use the fundamentals of a particular dance style and have successfully danced a particular dance style for 6 months.  Students build on the skills learned in earlier classes as they develop more skill, variation and style.  
ADVANCED classes are for those who are fully comfortable with their lead/follow skills in a particular dance style and simply wish to learn more variations and improve their skills.  

Private Lessons
Personal attention will ease and speed the learning process by 30% and can be scheduled at convenient times.  Check for prices - see Private Lessons

Additional Classes


Instructor Training Program
The "college course" of dancing.  Learn to lead and follow and become an excellent dancer and really understand each dance.  Learn what the best Pros know about all the steps, choreography, technique, and dance vocabulary as well.  This class has a time commitment outside of classtime.  More information see  Professional Training

Bronze Medals or Competition Programs
Become an excellent dancer and really understand each dance.  
more information >

Hip Hop or Jazz / Funk Classes 
Hip Hop began through underground movement and dance battles evolved as part of the hip-hop culture.  And a hip-hop influenced style of Jazz is called Jazz / Funk.

Family Classtime 
AS A FAMILY  learn the basic partnering dances.   PLUS --learn to be really comfortable at  social occasions.  We request that parents join with their children to learn a social dance but we are flexible.   Young adults above 4ft. tall are welcome to join any of our adult classes for just $5/class when prepaid for a series. 

Dancewell Performance Team
The team performs different routines at our studio parties and in the general Portland area for Senior Centers, fairs, etc...  NOT a formation team, mostly socially danceable material that  can be performed by one couple or many.

Qualifications for Performance Group
Time commitment varies with routine choreography, practice and performance dates. Some knowledge of dance vocabulary necessary and a basic knowledge of the dances being performed. Pre-screening and a partner is required. Dance Routines are taught, with performances at various venues as the goal.

Private Lessons
Personal attention will ease and speed the learning process by 30% and can be scheduled at convenient times.  Check for prices - see Private Lessons

Interested in a dance class not listed on the calendar? Make a request  to Linda and we'll add a new class to the calendar.  Be sure to check our Calendar Page regularly




Copyright 2013-2014
Dancewell Ballroom Locations
8900 SW Commercial Tigard, Oregon 97223
3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. #51 Beaverton, Oregon 97005
Webmaster - Logion Web Design