Join us on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14th for Smitten: The Dance For Romance!
This 4th annual event features award-winning blues music, poetry, and acrobatic burlesque performances! 💝 Gift included! All dancers receive a voucher good til March 31st to attend the Tuesday Blues dance at the Bossanova Ballroom for free thanks to the Portland Blues & Jazz Dance Society (PB&J DS)! 💕 Before the dance, indulge in an optional $5 partner massage workshop and a free beginner-friendly dance lesson! 💖 Singles and partners of all styles and skill levels ages 18 and up are invited! Complimentary light snacks and refreshment are provided. You’ll love our beautiful venue!
The Chateau Ballroom
6-7pm Optional $5 Partner Massage Workshop by professional massage therapist Bonnie Vaniea
7-7:30pm Free Beginner-friendly Dance Lesson
7:30-11:59pm Blues Dance with live music by Ben Rice from The Ben Rice Blues Band, then Late Night DJ’ing by Karen Maria Capo & Guests
8:30pm Poetry & Acrobatic Burlesque Performances (Complimentary light snacks & refreshments provided)
$12 suggested donation (cash or credit at the door)
No one is turned away for lack of funds
Are you an experienced event facilitator or professional host, have a great attitude and love the blues? We could use an extra hand with this event, and we’re prepared to offer you $15/hour. Email Robert Evans if you’re interested!
RULES OF RESPECT:
Please note that this is a POC and LGBTQIA+ friendly event. Bigotry or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. Please be respectful and consensual to all. Please report concerns to the dance organizer Robert Umali Evans.