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Dance Like Nobody Is Watching

Dance Like Nobody Is Watching

Dance Like Nobody Is Watching

Ponderosa Lounge Bar & Grill

Country Dance Lessons

The Ponderosa Lounge & Grill offers free country-western dance lessons most Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights starting at 7pm. Enjoy 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!

Dance Event Tickets

Date Dance Instructor Style of Dance RSVP
Thursday, September 23 Kat Line Dance: Float Your Boat RSVP here
Friday, September 24 Lauren and Kat Line Dance: All Jacked Up RSVP here
Saturday, September 25 Alex D. Line Dance
Thursday, September 30 Lauren Line Dance: Can't Walk Away RSVP here
Friday, October 1 Carole Line Dance
Saturday, October 2 Ann and Alex Line Dance
Thursday, October 7 Alex Line Dance
Friday, October 8 Carole Line Dance
Saturday, October 9 Kat Line Dance
Thursday, October 14 Lauren Line Dance
Friday, October 15 Kat Line Dance
Saturday, October 16 Lauren Line Dance
Friday, October 22 Lauren Line Dance
Saturday, October 23 Alex Line Dance
Thursday, October 28 Ann and Alex Line Dance
Friday, October 29 Alex Line Dance
Saturday, October 30 Lauren Line Dance
Ponderosa Lounge Bar & Grill

Dance Instructors

Lauren W. | Ponderosa Lounge & Grill Dance Lesson Instructor

Lauren W.

Lauren fell in love with dance when she took an African dance class in college and started line dancing in 2016. She also dances on her way to work, in her living room, at the gym and everywhere in between! Dancing allows her to express herself while also relieving stress, and she is loving sharing it with others. When she’s not dancing she’s working with youth or adults with disabilities and spending time with her dog.

Dance Instructor Alex Wood | Ponderosa Lounge & Grill

Alex W.

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.

Dance Instructor Ann Wood | Ponderosa Lounge & Grill

Ann W.

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.

Dance Instructor Luke Adams | Ponderosa Lounge & Grill

Luke A.

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.


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Chris Lee, General Manager



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Thursday – Friday 9 am-2 am
Saturday – Sunday 8 am-2 am


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