Studios and Organizations

Portland is lucky to have so many amazing groups of people promoting the west coast swing community. Check out all the organizations, studios, and scholarships!



Portland Swing Dance Club
The Portland Swing Dance Club (PSDC) is dedicated to the enjoyment, preservation, and growth of West Coast Swing in the Northwest. We were founded in 1999 to share the fun and excitement of West Coast Swing and welcome anyone and everyone to come dance.


Rose City Swing Events
Rose City Swing Events is a concept with one thing in mind: sharing our passion in dance. We are here not to make a profit, but to help spread the love, joy, and creative spirit that our community has in spades. With that in mind, our goal is to be self sustaining, while remaining available to as many people as possible. Our events are intended to always be warm, welcoming, fun, and challenging no matter what your level of experience or commitment.



Dance With Joy Studios
Address: 7891 SE 17th Ave, Portland OR 97202
Phone: 5032368160

Live & Dance with Joy Studios, LLC, is an art & activity wellness center, that strives to be a positive force in your world by adding joyful moments to your day. We offer many different fitness, dance & activity classes, workshops, dance parties, private lessons and special event shows for the Sellwood & greater Portland community. Our hope is that you will experience fun times of learning and playing while you are here, celebrating present moment joy, sharing connection in a caring community of friends!

Uptown Ballroom
Address: 14355 SW Pacific Highway Tigard, OR 97224
Phone: 503-740-3838

It is our mission to teach and INSPIRE our students, and give them a fun and comfortable place to learn ballroom DANCE in Portland, Oregon. We ASPIRE to not only be the best dancers that we can be, but also to provide top-notch instruction, so that our students learn quickly and ACCOMPLISH their goals. We are committed to helping you enjoy the process of learning to dance!


The Ballroom Dance Company
8900 SW Commercial Street, Tigard, OR 97223
(503) 639 – 4861

We are the only studio in Oregon with multiple championship level accomplished professional instructors who reliably produce Oregon’s top competitors, including multiple national title winners. We are the largest ballroom & latin studio in the entire country , & the only northwest studio with a regulation competition size floor for competitors to learn and practice. We offer diverse instructors. In addition to high-level competition coaching, we also have teachers who specialize in teaching wedding couples and people who have never danced before.


The Silton Estate Studio
Address: 35321 SE Dodge Park Blvd., Gresham, OR 97080
Phone: 971.251.5678

Welcome to the Silton Estate Studio, where we offer dance and other activity workshops, private lessons, and are currently forming group classes. We specialize in West Coast Swing, Carolina Shag, Balboa, and Line Dancing, and studio owners, Doug & Nicki Silton, are current Champion-level competitors on the NASDE West Coast Swing tour in the the Showcase Division, Jack & Jills, and Strictly Swing competitions. Nicki, originally from Sandy, Oregon, moved to California to live with Doug, and they are proud to have relocated their dance studio up to Gresham and to join the Portland West Coast Swing dance community.


The Silton Foundation

The Silton Foundation proudly gives 2 grants annually to help benefit dancers who are passionate about West Coast Swing. This private charity is designed to promote the education and advancement of West Coast Swing dancers. Founded in 2014, the foundation annually awards a scholarship to one male and one female dancer residing in California, Oregon, or Washington.

More information can be found here