NOTE: All info below pertains to when our facility is open.
We are currently closed to all social gatherings and group classes. 
Feel free to review the below information for the future however please see our NEW ONLINE CALENDAR by clicking the Calendar button above.
Adult Program

Get started in Adult Beginning Class!

Students will learn the basics of many partner dances that can be used socially in Latin clubs, Ballroom clubs, Weddings & Parties.  Drop-ins are welcome and all classes are open to the public on a weekly basis. Students that come on a consistent basis always learn faster and will continue to be challenged even when new students attend class. It is highly recommended to attend the series of classes so you build your skills quickly & consistently.    Discounts are also offered for signing up for the month of classes. Drop-ins are also available. Casual clothes & street shoes ok. No partner or special shoes needed.  

Below are current offerings for group classes:

Note: Always check the calendar to confirm classes.

Salsa & Bachata 
Our Salsa & Bachata program is one of the biggest around and offers 4 levels to choose from.
Beginning: 0-3 Months experience
Beginning II: 4-6 months experience
Beyond Beginning: 6-8 months experience
Intermediate: 8+ months experience, practice & social dance regularly.
Wednesday Night mid-week social coming soon as well as many other socials to choose from. Classes are taught by Shawn Gardner, Miles Schofield,  Marina Hampton,  student teacher Paul Venecia, and guest instructor Joshua Faulkner.

West Coast Swing 

Our West Coast Swing program is super popular and taught by instructors Eric Zimmer and D'Leene & James Deboer on Tuesday & Thursdays. We are  currently offer the following levels/ socials:


Beyond Beg/ Int.

Thursday Night practica - All levels

Sunday Night WCS Social room with lesson and DJ'd music by different local community DJs and program leaders.

Ballroom, Latin , & Social Styles

Our Ballroom & Latin program is growing bigger and bigger everyday! We currently have some of the best teachers in the Northwest on our teaching staff.  Check our calendar for International Standard & Latin, American Smooth & Rhythm, Social dances and more.  Contact us directly for upcoming classes with Sunnie Page, Shawn Gardner, Dave Watson, Bree Blevins,  Mark Baker  and more!

 Argentine Tango 

We are pleased to offer Argentine Tango classes with US Champion Adam Cornett!  Known in the Portland community for his extensive background and amazing credentials, Adam is excited to offer classes and a mounthly Mlilanga at The Ballroom! Join us for our offerings here in Tigard on Tuesday nights:

Beginning Argentine Tango

Intermediate Argentine Tango

(Monthly Milonga)

See calendar for details.

Beginning Ballroom for Active Older Adults

Join us for this NEW class geared specifically for the active older adult community.  No partner, experience or special shoes needed. We will rotate in class.  Each class will focus on the basics of 2 dances including Ballroom, Latin, Swing and more. Class is 1 hour in length with a short 30 min. visiting social time afterwards.  Class is starting soon and we want you involved, so call us to register in advance.  971-998-5120.  We look forward to dancing with you!


Bollywood dancing is a very diverse dance style in which the choreography takes inspiration from various Indian folk dances along with modern dances. Join us for a fun time to experience this expressive, graceful and energetic dance style! In this class, instructors will teach a fun fusion mini choreography of Bollywood with high energy Bhangra (a popular Indian folk dance) together also coined as Bolly-Bhangra. Check calendar for class times.

Fitness Classes 

Announcing a new fitness element to our business model! We are very excited to now be offering Essentrics, Yoga, Zumba, Adult Beginning Ballet, Barre, Stretch & Flex, Pilates, Hip Hop and more!  Specific PT room is coming for private sessions as well as a massage room so STAY TUNED as we are adding more and more classes each week!

Summer Bachata Project 

During June & July, we offer a fun and casual Bachata performance opportunity for Beyond Beginner+ level adults.  Practices are one day a week.  The project is designed to promote dance in Portland and get others involved offering a low pressure, simple choreography that students can enjoy dancing with friends in the great outdoors. Click here to see our most recent Summer Bachata project video.

Ladies Latin Team

The Ladies Latin Team is a group of female dancers who work together on a show routine and perform locally.  We are always looking for new dancers to join in fun.  It's a great place to come learn sassy Latin styling and flair for your own individual dancing too. Some previous dance experience is required. The team is open to ages 16 & up, however most choreography is suitable for 18+.  The team practices twice a week. A commitment is required.

The team performs at local dance festivals and events as well as takes occasional trips out of town for bigger opportunities.

Sessions normally start in Fall (Sept/ Oct) and late winter (Feb/ March). Message us if you'd like info on how to get started!  Click here to see a previous ladies team choreography. 

Couples Latin Team

Our Couples Latin Team is a great social activity for people interested in performance and working together as a team. The team learns a fun show number to perform locally around the community. Practices are twice a week.

Fall/ Winter Session: Oct - Jan.

Spring/ Summer Session: Feb - Mid July

Message us if you'd like info on how to get started. Click here to see our most recent choreography.


Private Lessons

Private lessons are available 7 days a week for all ages and skill levels. Students are welcome to use the private lessons how they'd like, however they are mostly used for:


  • Wedding Preparation

  • Learning the basics 

  • Technique 

  • Couples Competition

  • Pro/ Am Competition or show dance.


Students are welcome to share private lessons with up to 4 people.  Private lesson schedule is based on the individual and instructor's availability.


Wedding Dance lessons

Is your BIG day coming up?  We can help you prepare your special dance as Husband & Wife, Father & Daughter, Mother & Son.  Your wedding dance lessons will be designed to fit your needs. Perhaps you are looking for a couple lessons just to look confident on the dance floor or maybe you have plans for something bigger - whatever it is, we can help you design the wedding dance to best suit your needs.  This day will be magical for you and we know exactly what you need to enter/ exit, dance with grace and even finish with a beautiful picture pose. Contact us today for more information.

Pro/ Am Competition & Show Dance

Several of our Professionals are available to partner with you for Pro/Am Competition as well as show dance competition or performance. Our focus is for your success and ensure you reach your dance goals; whether that be to participate and have fun or place the best you can. Competitive and non-competitive options are available in both competition and show dance.

Private lessons are required for Pro/ Am competition and show dances and it's suggested that you also practice on your own. Pro/Am competition starts at the beginning level. Learning and competing with the instructor is the fastest and most efficient way you can learn.

Some of our instructors specialize in creating award winning show dance choreography in Ballroom, Swing, Salsa and more.  Looking to create a show to remember for a lifetime? Want to perform on a stage or in a competition? Casual shows are also available for your church functions, family gatherings, reunions and more. Contact us to discuss your goals.  Whether that be to learn a simple Waltz or Foxtrot, create a competitive show dance routine or focus on traveling to compete in the biggest competitions, the sky is the limit! Contact us today to discuss your dancing goals and to get started!



 Shawn Gardner Dancing 8900 SW Commercial St. Tigard, OR 97223


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