Pacific Ballroom Dance builds character in youth by providing a positive ballroom dance experience.
To provide youth with a positive artistic, social and athletic experience designed to help them be productive community members.
YOUTH FORMATION TEAMS
The Pacific Ballroom Dance Performing Company now includes more than 150 dancers on 8 teams of various ages and skill levels (Stars, Preteen, Junior, and Youth)! Dancers learn choreographed “formation” pieces involving many couples. As the largest ballroom dance organization in the Pacific Northwest, these young people serve as ambassadors and positive role models for youth today.
THE YOUTH ACADEMY
In the PBD Academy, students from K-12th grade receive weekly professionally-guided ballroom dance instruction. Working with partners, students develop interpersonal skills, confidence, and self-discipline in an environment of mutual respect and fun.
A 10 week – 20 session social development program for 5th grade children that utilizes ballroom dancing as a vehicle to change the lives of the children based on a holistic approach to build confidence and team work, stretch creative skills, and support academic excellence.
ADULT FORMATION TEAM
The Adult & Senior Formation Teams provide adults the opportunity to learn choreography with a group, don the dazzling costumes, and performance for audiences. You would have to travel to Boston to find another performing group like this!
THE ADULT ACADEMY
The PBD Adult Academy provides ballroom instruction for beginner to advanced level adult dancers. Classes run in five week sessions year round on weekday evenings. Daytime Tea Dances bring ballroom to our retired community members, and weekend social dances for the public round out the program.
Chair/President – Andrew Lear
Vice Chair – Sharon Wolf
Treasurer – Brent Mecham
Secretary – MJ Lee
Development Chair – Salina Kaylor
Governance Chair – Betty Felker
Trustee – Curtis Leonard
Parent Representative – Jennifer Klingenstein
Youth Leadership Council President – TBA
Executive Director – Heather Longhurst