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All these features are open to view.
Consider a donation to support the creation of content.
Get inspired Get involved!

Find a Class Directory

A simple directory that will help you discover places to take dance class. Filter by genre, age and ability. This is a great tool for giving you ideas about what opportunities await you! Whether you're looking for class for fun, fitness or serious dance training, we've got you covered.

Find a Class Blog

Wish you could be a fly on the wall before attending class? Now you can! Follow our Founder/Director on her tour of Adult classes (various levels), Rebecca Morse for our Senior Series and  Lauren Clark for our Youth Series. In addition to the video, we write a short post about helpful tips for finding the studio, what to wear to your first class, and more.  Trying something new can be intimidating, but this blog will help you feel right at home before you even arrive!

Calendar

Our Calendar lists Performances, Festivals, Participatory Dance Events, Workshops, Auditions as well as Dance Wire Events and Fundraisers. The colorful filters up top will help narrow your search to just the things relevant to you.

Performance Previews

Follow this blog to see video trailers of upcoming shows. Whether you want to spice up your date night routine with a unique live performance, or want an alternative to Rom Coms or sports, live performance is where it's at! Don't be intimidated by dance. You don't have to know anything about it to enjoy a dancer's unique ability to express through movement. This blog will help you find something that is up your alley.

Featured Artists & Organizations

Exploration and discovery of Portland's dance scene are all part of what Dance Wire offers local, national and international dance audiences alike. These written feature articles will give you insight into the thriving dance scene of Portland.

Artist Stories

Are artist's lives still a little mysterious? Well, not anymore. Each year Dance Wire selects 10 of the most innovative and influential artists in Portland, with all variety of backgrounds and styles. These StoryCorps interviews we talk to artists about how they got started, what people, resources, and opportunities have helped them the most in their careers and what their ideal vision for the future of Portland dance is. A fun opportunity to see directly into the mind of an artist and learn about what makes them tick!

General Newsletter

This newsletter is personally typed up and sent to you by our Founder/Director Emily Running or our Membership/Patron Services Coordinator Kate Rafter. We don't have time on our hands to spam you and we have a policy of only sharing original content. The general newsletter includes our monthly performance mini calendar, notification of new blog posts, invitations to Dance Wire events, and just twice a year we will ask for your financial support to keep these awesome resources going. Still not sure? Click here to check out the archives to get a feel for what we send.

Buzz Builder

Stay connected. Join us for our quarterly informal happy hours where you can network, promote, and socialize with others in the dance community. At this casual event, you are bound to see new faces and likely to discover new opportunities! Free and open to all.

Find a Class Directory

A simple directory that will help you discover places to take dance class. Filter by genre, age and ability. This is a great tool for giving you ideas about what opportunities await you! Whether you're looking for class for fun, fitness or serious dance training, we've got you covered.

Find a Class Blog

Wish you could be a fly on the wall before attending class? Now you can! Follow our Founder/Director on her tour of Adult classes (various levels), Rebecca Morse for our Senior Series and  Lauren Clark for our Youth Series. In addition to the video, we write a short post about helpful tips for finding the studio, what to wear to your first class, and more.  Trying something new can be intimidating, but this blog will help you feel right at home before you even arrive!

Calendar

Our Calendar lists Performances, Festivals, Participatory Dance Events, Workshops, Auditions as well as Dance Wire Events and Fundraisers. The colorful filters up top will help narrow your search to just the things relevant to you.

Performance Previews

Follow this blog to see video trailers of upcoming shows. Whether you want to spice up your date night routine with a unique live performance, or want an alternative to Rom Coms or sports, live performance is where it's at! Don't be intimidated by dance. You don't have to know anything about it to enjoy a dancer's unique ability to express through movement. This blog will help you find something that is up your alley.

Featured Artists & Organizations

Exploration and discovery of Portland's dance scene are all part of what Dance Wire offers local, national and international dance audiences alike. These written feature articles will give you insight into the thriving dance scene of Portland.

Artist Stories

Are artist's lives still a little mysterious? Well, not anymore. Each year Dance Wire selects 10 of the most innovative and influential artists in Portland, with all variety of backgrounds and styles. These StoryCorps interviews we talk to artists about how they got started, what people, resources, and opportunities have helped them the most in their careers and what their ideal vision for the future of Portland dance is. A fun opportunity to see directly into the mind of an artist and learn about what makes them tick!

General Newsletter

This newsletter is personally typed up and sent to you by our Founder/Director Emily Running or our Membership/Patron Services Coordinator Kate Rafter. We don't have time on our hands to spam you and we have a policy of only sharing original content. The general newsletter includes our monthly performance mini calendar, notification of new blog posts, invitations to Dance Wire events, and just twice a year we will ask for your financial support to keep these awesome resources going. Still not sure? Click here to check out the archives to get a feel for what we send.

Buzz Builder

Stay connected. Join us for our quarterly informal happy hours where you can network, promote, and socialize with others in the dance community. At this casual event, you are bound to see new faces and likely to discover new opportunities! Free and open to all.

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