Event Directors: Randy and Rhonda Shotts PO Box 23326 Portland, OR 97281-3326 Phone : 503-330-0976 email: rlshotts@comcast.net

The 30th year of Portland Dance Festival
is history!


We just can’t say thank you enough to everyone who came through our doors to participate in this year’s 30th Anniversary edition of Portland Dance Festival. We sincerely appreciate your giving up a little bit of your summer to spend the weekend with us ~ you helped make our event special and successful in so many ways. It was truly a great weekend of dancing, camaraderie and FUN. It’s very comforting to read so many warm, happy post-event messages from our Facebook family ~ thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. A HUGE thank you also to our volunteer staff and event staff for all of your excellent work, and for taking care of all of our many northwest dance friends! 

The event kicked off with an amazing, energy filled room on Thursday night with our opening social dance and Country Club Pattern and Line contests sponsored by Bushwhackers, Duke’s, Silver Spur and the OSU Country Dance Club. Friday night rocked with the Pro-Am Jack and Jill ~ this informal competition has become one of our favorite activities of the weekend. The UCWDC competition in ProAm and Couples was very fun to watch ~ we are so very happy to see a resurgence of country dance in our community, especially with all of our new dancers. The Just Dance Two Step and Strictly Swing divisions were again strong this year, but the Jack and Jill divisions in both two step and swing truly ROCKED the House!!! The energy in the ballroom each day, but especially on Sunday, was truly inspirational. Thank you Portland for coming out in force! Congratulations to all the participants in the competitions throughout the weekend. Please visit our Contest Results Page to see how everyone did.

We’d like to thank Kelly Bryan and all of our performers for putting together an amazing show for us on Saturday night. The dancing was incredible. Let’s all do it again next year!

We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the Portland Swing Dance Club for your excellent Woodstock inspired decorations in the swing room. Our relationship with PSDC goes back to the beginning of the club and we truly appreciate the continued support the club has given throughout the years. Kudos to you!

Once again, Volunteers!  We couldn’t have done this event without you and we wholeheartedly salute you! If you were one of our amazing volunteers or staff members, please join us on Saturday, July 16th for our Annual Volunteer Appreciation BBQ (significant others welcome).
RSVP to rlshotts@comcast.net.

In closing, we’d like to invite everyone to join us for the 2017 Portland Dance Festival July 6-9, 2017. Have an amazing summer and we’ll see you next year.         

                                           ~ Randy & Rhonda 


We’d LOVE to hear what you think. PDF 2016 Event Evaluation Form
Missed Ordering the Workshop DVD at the event?  PDF 2016 Workshop DVDs