Luke started dancing at the University of Oregon, and in addition to country dancing, teaches ballroom, Latin and swing–anything with a woman in his arms. When he’s not dancing he is working in marketing or spending time with his wife. Luke has been teaching for over 20 years and has won dance competitions throughout the United States.
Country Dance Lessons
The Ponderosa Lounge & Grill offers free country-western dance lessons most Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7pm. Enjoy free dance lessons with applicable cover charge starting at 7pm on concert nights. Types of country-western dance include Line Dance, West Coast Swing, Country Two-Step, Cha Cha and more. Our experienced teachers and large dance floor make the Ponderosa the best place in Portland for line dancing and other country-western dancing!
|Date||Time||Dance Instructor||Style of Dance||RSVP|
|Thursday, July 18||7:00 PM||Michelle D.||Line Dance - Night Shift||RSVP|
|Friday, July 19||7:00 PM||Holli W.||Line Dance - Blue Jeans On||RSVP|
|Saturday, July 20||7:00 PM||Alex W.||Line Dance - Funky Cowboy||RSVP|
|Monday, July 22||7:00 PM||Luke A.||West Coast Swing||RSVP|
|Thursday, July 25||7:00 PM||Holli W.||Line Dance - High Class||RSVP|
|Friday, July 26||7:00 PM||Michelle D.||Line Dance - Southside Shake||RSVP|
|Saturday, July 27||7:00 PM||Carrie A.||Line Dance - Backwood Bump||RSVP|
|Monday, July 29||7:00 PM||Luke A.||West Coast Swing||RSVP|
Holli started country dancing when she was 17. Over the years she’s also tried salsa, ballroom and West Coast Swing but she teaches line dance because to teach social partner dances you have to be able to lead, and she has a hard time starting on her left foot! She loves having the opportunity to share her love of dance with people who have never danced before. She also enjoys camping, kayaking and spending time with her three daughters.
Alex teaches both partner and line dances and competes in West Coast Swing, but his greatest accomplishment is catching the attention of his wife, Ann, through country dance. He started dancing as a teenager and has been teaching for 13 years around the Portland area. He loves anything that keeps him active and moving, whether that’s dance, working full-time as a firefighter, backcountry search and rescue, hunting, fishing or backpacking.
Ann has been dancing her whole life but started taking lessons in middle school. Though she currently focuses on West Coast Swing, two-step and line, she was also a part of a hip-hop company in college. She loves that she can go to a country bar in a new city and share the same dance language. When she’s not teaching dance or competing in West Coast Swing, she’s working in an intensive care unit or spending time with her husband, Alex, and their son.
Michelle grew up dancing at Polish festivals with her family. In 1991 she discovered country dancing at Black Angus Steakhouse and never looked back. She has won dance competitions in both California and Oregon and choreographed dances for the Portland Bridal Show for five years. In addition to teaching dance, Michelle works in higher education. In her spare time, she attends rodeos, rides her motorcycle and spends time with her husband and two dogs.
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