We just can’t say thank you enough to everyone who came through our doors to participate in this year’s Portland Dance Festival. We sincerely appreciate you giving up a little bit of your summer to spend your 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, and it is very comforting to read so many warm, happy 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 dance friends!
The event kicked off with an amazing, energy filled room on Thursday night with our opening dance and Bushwhackers/Duke’s Pattern Dance and Line Dance Challenge. Friday night rocked with the Pro-Am Jack and Jill ~ this informal competition has quickly become a one of the favorite events of the weekend. The UCWDC competition was very fun to watch and we were happy to welcome several participants in line dance this year. We also enjoyed the exhibition performed by the line dance formation team, The Rain Country Rhythm Riders, from Washington. Just Dance two step and Strictly Swing divisions were again strong this year, but the Jack and Jill divisions truly ROCKED the House!!! The energy in the ballroom each day, but especially on Sunday, was truly inspirational. Congratulations to all the participants in the competitions throughout the weekend. Please go to our Contest Results Page to see how everyone did.
We would like to thank Tiffany Lorenzen, Jeremy & Kelly Bryan, Mike Eads and crew, along with our pro staff, for putting together an amazing show for us on Saturday night. The “Old ShottsDonald” installment was particularly entertaining and Mario Robau was fun, funny and exceptional as our show emcees. Let’s all do it again next year J
We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the Portland Swing Dance Club for your excellent Barn Dance 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, please join us on Saturday, July 20th for our Annual Volunteer Appreciation BBQ (significant others welcome). RSVP to email@example.com.
In closing, we’d like to invite everyone to please plan to join us for the 2014 Portland Dance Festival July 11-13, 2014. Have an amazing summer and we’ll see you next year.
~ Randy & Rhonda
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Missed Ordering the Workshop DVD at the event? PDF 2013 Workshop DVDs