I just can’t say thank you enough to everyone who participated in this year’s Portland Dance Festival. I sincerely appreciate your giving up a piece of your summer to spend the weekend with us here in Portland ~ you helped make the event special and successful in so many ways.
It was truly a great weekend of dancing, camaraderie and FUN. It’s very touching and comforting to read so many warm, happy post-event messages from our Facebook family ~ thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. A HUGE thank you also to the 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 was filled with lots of great dancing in every division of our UCWDC sanctioned competition, our social Pro-Am divisions, and ALL of our Jack & Jill contests. The energy in the ballroom each day was truly inspirational. Please visit the Contest Results Page on the Portland Dance Festival website to see how everyone did.
As you know, we tried a lot of new things this year and most of them were very successful. Please know that we’ll keep trying new ideas to keep this event fresh and fun. I’d like to say a special thank you to all of the pros that danced in our Variety Show, and all of the many swing folks that came and enjoyed the NEW LOOK Portland Dance Festival, Thank you Portland Swing Dance Club for your excellent “Black & White” inspired decorations in the swing room. I sincerely appreciate the continued support the club has provided throughout the years.
And finally, I’d like to extend a very special thank you to Nancy Cooley not only for inspiring and executing many of our new ideas and strategies, but also for keeping us all very well informed through social media in the weeks and months leading up to the Festival. I’d now like to invite everyone to save the date to join us next year for the 2019 Portland
Dance Festival the weekend of July 11-14. It’s going to be even better next time. Have a safe and amazing summer.