Do you know the Boot Scootin’ Boogie or Watermelon Crawl? If you’ve ever stood on the edge of the dance floor and wanted to join in on the fun, here’s your chance to learn the most popular country dance styles for free.
Ponderosa Lounge & Grill in North Portland is the city’s biggest country western bar open to anyone 21 years and older. Since 1969, the lounge has been spreading its country roots by hosting headlining country artists and dance events as well as serving up a tasty menu of American homestyle dishes and your favorite cocktails at the full bar.
Free country dance lessons are a great opportunity to gather with your friends or have a fun night out with your main squeeze. Get ready to get down at one of these upcoming free country dance lesson events.
Free Country Dance Lessons
Every week, the lounge invites the community to cut loose on the dance floor. Free country dance lessons are offered on Thursday nights during Line Dancin’ Ladies Night. At 7 p.m., learn one of several different country dance styles, such as line dancing, two step, or West Coast swing dance.
Once you’ve mastered the moves, DJ Pauly PDX keeps the country music jamming until the clock strikes midnight.
To make the most of your evening, swing by the Ponderosa Lounge & Grill early to get some food, and a bit of liquid courage, during happy hour from 3–7 p.m.
Dance lessons are beginner-friendly. This is a free, no cover event open to people 21+.
DJ and Dance Nights
If you can’t make it to the free country dance lessons on Thursdays, attend the upcoming DJ and Dance Nights.
On Fridays and Saturdays, you can bring out your dancin’ shoes for DJ and Dance Nights. These weekend dance nights also kick off with a country dance lesson at 7 p.m. followed by country music to dance to until 12 a.m.
DJ and Dance Nights are $5 per person. You must be 21+ to attend. Claim your ticket to an upcoming event ahead of time online or you can pay at the door.
Face coverings are required, regardless of vaccination status, on the dance floor and anytime you are not seated at your table. The Ponderosa follows and will continue to follow Oregon’s COVID-19 rules regarding social distancing, mask rules, and capacity limits while they are in place.
Ponderosa Lounge & Grill is located at 10350 N Vancouver Way in Portland. For more information about country dance lessons and upcoming country artist concerts, visit the country bar’s website.