7 of the best virtual and in-person dance studios in Portland

Apr 29 2021, 4:16 pm

Whether you have two left feet or have been popping and locking since you were four years old, the world of dance welcomes you.

With so many types of dance out there, we’re sure you’ll find at least one that you’ll love.

Wondering where to get started? How about one of these seven dance studios in Portland.

Portland Dance Center

Portland Dance Center has classes for students ages three and up in an array of styles including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, lyrical, acro, musical theatre, and breakdance. What’s great about this center is that they try to keep class sizes small in order for dancers to get as much private attention as possible.

Location: 15320 NW Central Drive, Portland
Phone: 503-439-6605
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Dance Viscount

Dance Viscount is currently distance dancing via Zoom and continues to encourage social dancing over competitive Sport Dancing. This studio believes that an instructor is only as good as the smile on their student’s faces.

Location: 720 SE Sandy, Portland
Phone: 503-226-3262
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Polaris Dance Theatre

Polaris Dance Theatre is offering both in-person and virtual classes. In addition to solo classes and studio rental, those looking to really center their lives around dance can join the Polaris Dance Company.

Location: 1826 NW 18th Avenue, Portland
Phone: 503-380-5472
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NW Dance Project


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NW Dance Project seems intimidating but actually welcomes dancers of all skill levels. Their adult classes include a variety of styles including ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and fitness classes.

Location: 211 NE 10th Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 503-421-7434
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Vega Dance and Lab


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Vega Dance and Lab is a drop-in studio currently only allowing six students to join each class. The class offers everything from kids hip hop to adults high heel dance classes.

Location: 1322 SE Water Avenue, Portland
Phone: 503-235-1400
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Elite Dance Studio

Elite Dance Studio provides Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, and Tap dancers with professional training in a positive and inspiring atmosphere.

Location: 4062 NW Saltzman R0ad, Portland
Phone: 503-645-8105
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Pacific Dance Academy


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Pacific Dance Academy offers Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, and Hip Hop for kids. The non-competitive and community-focused dance studio aims to be as inclusive as possible and doesn’t discriminate based on skill level.

Location: 8050 SE 13th Avenue, Portland
Phone: 503-786-7197
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