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! ๐Ÿ’ 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)! ๐Ÿ’• Before the dance, indulge in an optional $5 partner massage workshop and a free beginner-friendly dance lesson! ๐Ÿ’– 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!

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.