Hello friends of the Portland Dance Festival. It's now seven weeks until the advertised dates for PDF 2021. For many months, we had sincerely hoped recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic would be further along. Unfortunately, restrictions on large social gatherings are still in place here in Multnomah County, Oregon. But even if conditions were to change, and gatherings were permitted in early July, other protocols would likely still be required making our dance event experience so much less enjoyable and carefree than it has been in the past. We waited as long as we could to make this call, but we are officially canceling the Portland Dance Festival again this year. We don’t yet have our accommodations set for 2022, but we’re tentatively planning for July 7-10. Until we see you again, please stay safe.
Randy and Nancy
July 8-11, 2021
Portland Sheraton Airport Hotel
Planning is under way for our annual Cross-Over dance party. At the Portland Dance Festival, we combine two great genres of dance, and two fun and vibrant dance communities – Country and West Coast Swing. So whether you prefer one over the other, or whether you enjoy the wide variety of dancing offered in our combined format, the Portland Dance Festival is a great reason to come see us in Portland this summer.
PDF is one of the northwest’s longest running dance events because we offer something for just about everyone ~ social dancers, spectators, competitors, beginning dancers, workshop attendees and people who just enjoy a variety of dances and having a great time with friends. This year we're going to offer:
A Thursday night Kickoff workshop & dance July 9th featuring special guest instructor BENJI SCHWIMMER (included with your 3-day event pass)
WSDC sanctioned Jack & Jill swing contests
Country Two Step Tour (CTST) Jack & Jill two step contests
Strictly Two Step and Strictly Nightclub
A dedicated swing ballroom AND a dedicated country and line dance ballroom for social dancing Friday & Saturday nights
Over 50 dance workshops from Thursday night to Sunday afternoon